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Math Tools Aligned to Common Core Standards

Looking for great math tools that support the Common Core standards you teach? Check out these recommendations. With adaptive programs that adjust to individual student strengths, games that build critical-thinking and logic-based skills, and sites that get students collaborating on mathematical problems, you're sure to find a tool that fits your preferred teaching style. From counting and basic operations to algebra and trigonometry, these math apps, games, and websites cover essential math skills in unique and engaging ways.

Gracie & Friends Birthday Cafe

Numbers-and-quantity game has precise focus and superb scaffolding

Bottom Line: Super approach to teaching a very specific topic: Help kids develop an easy familiarity with quantities under five.

Grades: Pre-K–K
Price:
Free

Todo Math

One arithmetic app fulfills the needs of many learners

Bottom Line: A variety of strategies and accommodations make this app classroom-ready for a variety of levels and abilities.

Grades: Pre-K–2
Price:
Free to try

Jump Numbers

Save the Snortles! Build multiplication skills in silly, fun math game

Bottom Line: Absorbing gameplay helps students hone their addition and skip-counting skills.

Grades: Pre-K–4
Price:
Paid

Pattern Shapes, by the Math Learning Center

Virtual pattern blocks with some extra useful teaching tools

Bottom Line: If you don't already have a bucket of pattern blocks, or you want a more portable option, this free version may be a great fit for your classroom.

Grades: Pre-K–4
Price:
Free

IXL

Immediate feedback and breadth a huge plus, despite emphasis on drills

Bottom Line: Students can improve targeted skills with tons of practice modules and visually appealing tasks.

Grades: Pre-K–12
Price:
Free to try

Mathseeds

Entertaining activities help keep early math exciting

Bottom Line: Fun collection of lessons and games drives home math concepts.

Grades: K–2
Price:
Free to try, Paid

BrainPOP Jr.

Original videos and activities a treasure trove for teachers and students

Bottom Line: A unique, video-driven learning platform with tons of topics and resources.

Grades: K–3
Price:
Paid

Osmo Tangram

Fun hybrid puzzles with excellent classroom supports

Bottom Line: Classic puzzler combines toys with digital play to engage and teach all ages.

Grades: K–3
Price:
Free

Happy Numbers

Carefully scaffolded lessons build a strong math foundation

Bottom Line: Depth of concepts covered and expertly paced lessons are sure to develop mathematical thinkers.

Grades: K–5
Price:
Free to try, Paid

Zearn

Innovative combo of live instruction and adaptive online math lessons

Bottom Line: It's a great balance of online lessons, in-person instruction, and instructional resources, all for free.

Grades: K–8
Price:
Free

Boddle

Math practice sets mixed with games build skills, need deeper learning

Bottom Line: This program incentivizes math practice -- and offers useful supports -- but could use more opportunities for deep, conceptual learning.

Grades: K–6
Price:
Free to try

JumpStart Academy Math

Adaptive math tool offers individualized activities and fun games

Bottom Line: An individualized game-based curriculum that's responsive but feels unfinished.

Grades: K–6
Price:
Free to try

Matific

Engaging supplemental resource encourages conceptual understanding

Bottom Line: An engaging conceptual supplement for math lessons with easy-to-find standards-aligned activities.

Grades: K–6
Price:
Free to try

Numberock

Rock out with catchy math music videos and tons of extras

Bottom Line: This series of fun videos reinforces topics well, but it may be too dated for older students.

Grades: K–6
Price:
Free to try, Paid

Teachley EDU

Fun math gameplay with solid skill-building and helpful teacher tools

Bottom Line: Teachley lets teachers monitor progress and easily meet students' needs, though it's probably most appealing to kids in lower elementary.

Grades: K–6
Price:
Free to try, Paid

Motion Math

Playful collection of games reinforces a diversity of skills

Bottom Line: A great add-on to any classroom as a treat for students or as a way to get students to practice taught concepts to mastery.

Grades: K–7
Price:
Free to try, Paid

Redbird Mathematics

Excellent adaptive math for flipped or blended classrooms

Bottom Line: If you're looking for courseware for your classroom, this is based on solid research and proven technology.

Grades: K–7
Price:
Paid

DreamBox Learning Math

Individualized, game-based math adapts to kids' needs

Bottom Line: It's an excellent all-in-one solution for extra math support and practice with solid adaptive tech.

Grades: K–8
Price:
Free to try, Paid

First in Math

Gamified math practice for all levels of players

Bottom Line: Nothing frilly: First in Math is 100% solid math practice through and through.

Grades: K–8
Price:
Free to try, Paid

LearnZillion

Quality Common Core-aligned lessons with great modeling for teachers

Bottom Line: An innovative way to enhance lessons and tailor learning for individual needs.

Grades: K–8
Price:
Free

CK-12

Super STEM, social studies resource with highly customizable content

Bottom Line: Making content accessible to kids with different learning styles, CK-12 could be the key to mastery for some students.

Grades: K–12
Price:
Free

Flocabulary

Delightful hip-hop-based site connects literacy to every content area

Bottom Line: This site's content is savvy enough to keep students focused, and teachers will love the flexible options for deepening learning.

Grades: K–12
Price:
Free to try

Freckle

Standards-aligned, adaptive, core subject materials with lots of support

Bottom Line: It's rich with content-aligned assessments, worksheets, and progress analytics, so mindful teachers will find it a valuable resource to promote skills mastery through practice.

Grades: K–12
Price:
Free

Inside Mathematics

Dynamic videos and printables support CCSS math practices

Bottom Line: An excellent, free resource for educators who need support and inspiration for teaching and addressing CCSS and mathematical practices.

Grades: K–12
Price:
Free

Khan Academy

Flexible learning environment offers a personalized journey to mastery

Bottom Line: A solid, free resource for targeted math and science instruction, test prep, history, and more.

Grades: 2–12
Price:
Free

LearnBop

Adaptive tutorial site helps kids tackle tough math concepts

Bottom Line: It's a great tool for filling in learning gaps and for individualizing learning; kids get practice that really helps them grasp concepts.

Grades: K–12
Price:
Free to try, Paid

Mathletics

Content-rich math program that covers it all, from K to 12

Bottom Line: A wealth of mathematics instructional material with useful reporting features.

Grades: K–12
Price:
Free to try, Paid

Statistics in Schools

Interactive data, practical plans bring the Census to the classroom

Bottom Line: Engaging and authentic material connects the U.S. Census to many subject areas.

Grades: K–12
Price:
Free

Kahoot! Big Numbers: DragonBox

Carrot-and-stick arithmetic app makes students fluent in regrouping

Bottom Line: Hopelessly addictive addition/subtraction app keeps students learning and learning.

Grades: 1–4
Price:
Free to try

The Land of Venn - Geometric Defense

Brilliant, wacky adventure game seamlessly integrates geometry

Bottom Line: This captivating game is a great way to introduce or reinforce early geometry concepts.

Grades: 1–4
Price:
Paid

Prodigy Math

Adaptive math practice wrapped in role-playing adventure

Bottom Line: Standard math problems plugged into magical adventure yield helpful data.

Grades: 1–8
Price:
Free

Mangahigh

Awesome, adaptive math games with a killer teacher dashboard

Bottom Line: Fantastic tool for flipped or blended classrooms, formative assessment, or extra practice in any setting.

Grades: 2–12
Price:
Free to try

Amplify Fractions

Story-based lessons guide students with helpful virtual tutor

Bottom Line: With a digital tutor to guide students through interactive fraction problems, this is an ideal math center program.

Grades: 3–6
Price:
Free to try, Paid

Fog Stone Isle

Fun virtual world builds deep understanding of fractions

Bottom Line: A 3D world that uses adaptive computer manipulatives and multiple representations to help students retain important fractions concepts.

Grades: 3–6
Price:
Free, Paid

Woot Math

Adaptive lessons, collaborative games, and analytics add up to an excellent math tool

Bottom Line: A top choice for teacher- or student-led lessons and real-time collaboration.

Grades: K–12
Price:
Free to try

Kahoot! Geometry by DragonBox

Innovative game-based approach to teaching geometry

Bottom Line: Kids build fundamental geometry skills as they play, but connections to classroom math will require teacher support.

Grades: 3–8
Price:
Free to try

Math Snacks

Satisfying mathematical treats kids will gladly gobble up

Bottom Line: Teachers and students will excel with engaging, often funny material; it's a pleasure to explore these extensive resources.

Grades: 3–8
Price:
Free

ALEKS

Strong adaptive learning makes traditional math curriculum more useful

Bottom Line: For kids who crave a traditional mastery-style math learning experience and have good self-regulation skills, this is a great option.

Grades: 3–12
Price:
Free to try, Paid

ExploreLearning Gizmos

Vast array of impressive, interactive science and math simulations

Bottom Line: This powerful and extensive set of math and science tools puts the learning in students' hands.

Grades: 3–12
Price:
Free to try

YummyMath

Make math matter with problems kids can relate to

Bottom Line: Yummy Math brings us 3rd-12th grade Common Core-aligned math activities on topics kids care about.

Grades: 3–12
Price:
Free, Paid

Kahoot! Algebra by DragonBox

Mesmerizing step-by-step puzzler sets the foundation for algebra

Bottom Line: This innovative game-changer teaches algebra, changes the way kids learn it, and even changes how they feel about it.

Grades: 4–8
Price:
Free to try

CueThink

Social approach to problem-solving promotes deep math learning

Bottom Line: An innovative, community-based platform that helps students plan, strategize, and collaborate.

Grades: 5–12
Price:
Free to try, Paid

Tuva Labs

Dynamic data-exploration tool offers large collection of data sets

Bottom Line: Partner with another teacher (preferably a data whiz) and work together to develop cross-curricular activities.

Grades: 4–12
Price:
Free, Paid

MATHia

Comprehensive math practice provides teachers with actionable data

Bottom Line: MATHia's polished, highly adaptive design and clear, actionable data help it stand out in a crowded field of math websites.

Grades: 6–9
Price:
Paid

Kahoot! Algebra 2 by DragonBox

Super fun, cutting-edge approach to learning and practicing algebra

Bottom Line: Kids build a strong foundation for algebra by learning the underlying concepts for solving equations with this extremely fun and educational math tool.

Grades: 6–10
Price:
Free to try

Volumize

Approximate photos of real-world objects with virtual 3-D shapes

Bottom Line: A quick way to make solids more tangible, especially when paired with good lesson plans that get students working directly with formulas.

Grades: 6–11
Price:
Free

Math Nation

Approachable video courses break down math, build up student skills

Bottom Line: This is a fantastic resource for students and teachers alike, with a straightforward, accessible approach to learning math and an admirable approach to differentiation.

Grades: 6–12
Price:
Free, Paid

CanFigureIt Geometry

Flex your deductive reasoning muscles with geometric proofs

Bottom Line: A really good way for math students to learn about proofs and explore them from a number of angles.

Grades: 6–12
Price:
Free

Desmos

Elegant graphing calculator and math simulations promote collaboration

Bottom Line: Part calculator, part interactive simulation tool, Desmos is a standout example of inquiry-driven math with super-smart instructional supports.

Grades: 6–12
Price:
Free

eMathInstruction

Fantastic teacher resources for algebra and geometry lessons

Bottom Line: A great supplement to any math teacher's classroom, with easy-to-follow, thoughtful lesson plans and supporting materials.

Grades: 6–12
Price:
Free, Paid

GeoGebra

Create, share, and modify math models and simulations

Bottom Line: Free, open-source software that lets teachers build or adapt learning experiences to meet their kids' needs.

Grades: 6–12
Price:
Free

Mathalicious

Toughest palates can't resist appetizing look at real-world math

Bottom Line: Easy-to-deliver lessons use real-world topics tweens like.

Grades: 6–12
Price:
Paid

Knowre

Boost math skills with personalized learning, targeted lesson support

Bottom Line: With adaptive features and solid support, it's a fantastic tool to support your instruction.

Grades: 7–12
Price:
Paid

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