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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.

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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.

Todo Math: School Edition

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.

Curiosityville

Highly engaging, age-appropriate site with delightful games

Bottom line: Curiosityville is a great online learning tool for kids that addresses a range of topics.

Jump! A Game of 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.

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.

IXL

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

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

BrainPOP Jr.

Top-notch educational videos a boon for elementary school teachers

Bottom line: BrainPOP Jr. sets the bar for top-quality online learning supplements.

Tangram for Osmo

Fun hybrid puzzles with excellent classroom supports

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

Zearn

Innovative combo of live instruction and adaptive online math lessons

Bottom line: If you're looking for the perfect balance of online lessons and in-person support, at home or in school, look no further.

Matific

Engaging supplemental resource encourages conceptual understanding

Bottom line: A fun and engaging conceptual supplement for math lessons with easy-to-find standards-aligned activities.

JumpStart Academy Math

Adaptive classroom math tool offers individualized lessons, fun games

Bottom line: JumpStart Academy is an individualized game-based curriculum that can take the work out of indvidualized instruction.

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.

DreamBox Learning Math

Individualized, game-based math adapts to kids' needs

Bottom line: This is a pretty nice all-in-one solution for extra math support and practice with solid adaptive tech, but students might need help with the interface.

Freckle

Target standards-based skills with dynamic practice and assessments

Bottom line: Rich with content-aligned assessments, activities, printable worksheets, and progress analytics, this valuable resource promotes skills mastery through practice.

CK-12

Super STEM resource with highly accessible content

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

Flocabulary

Schoolhouse Rock meets Tupac in this delightful hip-hop-based platform

Bottom line: Flocabulary has the goods: It's savvy enough to keep kids focused, and teachers will be tapping their toes to the unorthodox learning method.

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.

Khan Academy

Missions boost learning with balance of focus, freedom to explore

Bottom line: A solid resource for Common Core math instruction as well as foundational knowledge in a number of other subjects.

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.

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.

Zeal

Address learning gaps with innovative but pricey live math coaches

Bottom line: A neat, highly useful coaching tool that won't transform CCSS instruction but removes some of the pain of tracking student progress and differentiation.

DragonBox Big Numbers

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

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

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.

Prodigy

Adaptive math practice wrapped in role-playing adventure

Bottom line: Sometimes kids just need some math practice to get things to stick, and Prodigy delivers in a fun format with great teacher support.

TenMarks Math

Responsive and adaptive math practice for every grade level

Bottom line: Adaptive K–12 math practice that hones in on students' areas for growth with lots of potential to empower.

Cyberchase

Quests, videos, and games terrific for developing math and problem-solving skills

Bottom line: Cyberchase has excellent potential for math instruction, practice, and review, and highly engages students.

Mangahigh

Phenomenal 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. It's gamification that really works.

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.

Woot Math

Woot! Woot! Truly adaptive lessons support concept building

Bottom line: A top choice for stand-alone instruction or remediation on fractions, ratios, and decimals.

DragonBox Elements

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.

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.

Imagine Math

Great adaptive learning comes with live teacher support, unique rewards

Bottom line: A fantastic, comprehensive program where teachers can track progress and motivate using meaningful rewards.

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.

ExploreLearning Gizmos

Vast array of science and math simulations impresses

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

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.

Questimate! - Pro

Build solid estimation skills through a fabulous math game

Bottom line: A great-looking, fully engaging math experience, from question to answer.

DragonBox Algebra 5+

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.

Twelve a Dozen

Engrossing math platformer puts problem-solving skills to the test

Bottom line: This absorbing game challenges kids' math and thinking skills as much as it entertains.

CueThink

Social approach to problem-solving promotes deep math learning

Bottom line: CueThink is an innovative, community-based platform that helps students plan, strategize, and collaborate.

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.

DragonBox Algebra 12+

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.

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.

Desmos

Elegant graphing calculator and math simulations promote collaboration

Bottom line: Innovative calculator and simulations are a standout graphing option for inquiry-driven math.

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.

Mathalicious

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

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

Virtual Nerd

Flip a classroom with these quality video math tutorials

Bottom line: High-quality math and physics tutorials are a great classroom supplement, plus they're aligned to Common Core standards.

Get the Math

Solve real-life algebra problems with diverse crew, delightful video

Bottom line: Fantastic proof that algebra is used to solve real problems in kid-approved professions -- basketball, music, and fashion.

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.

The Radix Endeavor

Online fantasy world is a platform for STEM skills

Bottom line: The Radix Endeavor strikes a rare balance between game mechanics and learning outcomes, satisfying both students' love of play and teachers' curricular requirements.

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