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Learning Games – Math

Calculation Nation is part of the NCTM Illuminations project, which offers Standards-based resources that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for all students. Its materials illuminate the vision for school mathematics set forth in NCTM’s Principles and Standards for School Mathematics and Curriculum Focal Points. The web-based games let students challenge opponents from anywhere in the world.(Illuminations is also part of, an educational website funded by the Verizon Foundation to provide free educational resources to parents, teachers, and students.)

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Math Playground is a free site created by math teachers, it is packed full of math games, math word problems, real world math(like math in running a restaurant…), math video, logic game(very addictive). It’d mainly for elementary schools to lower middle schoolers. In this site you can link to Thinking Blocks, which lets students model and solve math word problems by using online virtual blocks to visualize the problems in new ways. These thinking blocks were developed by Colleen King as she worked to help her students in their Singapore Math program. By modeling in this way, students are better prepared for moving from arithmetic to algebraic thinking because they learn how to break complex problems into their simplest form. The activities on the Thinking Block website includes guided and independent practice opportunities. They also released a free iPad App for algebra problem solving.

TutPup provides competitive educational games, where students compete against other players around the world. It helps students build math skills in the areas of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, algebra, and a mixture of those skills. It also helps students build spelling skills with a spelling game. It can be differentiated for your different levels of learners. Students can access all the games as a guest player.

MathGameTime is the resource on the Web for math homework help on PreK-7 grades. You will find interactive online games, math worksheets, and video tutorials to explain math concepts in a fun and interactive way.

Smarty Games features games for developing basic mathematics and reading skills. There are six mathematics games covering basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. It also offers activities for learning to read a clock, puzzles, mazes, coloring activities.

Kids Numbers is a website from the Kids Knowit Network, which is a free collection of resources for the math classroom.  Math skills include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, geometry, and Algebra. You can get a week by week break down of skills to practice with online games and activities.

Gudli is a site offering free educational games children develop skills in maths, logic, memory, words, creativity and more for pre-K to first grade.

MangaHigh is an excellent game-based learning resources for K-12 Math. and free of charge for school accounts.

Arcademic Skill Builders offers a collection of twenty-one quality games for sharpening math and language arts skills. All of the games can be played online and six of the games are even enabled for play using a Nintendo Wii remote; it allows single or multiple players. Students can play games for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fraction, and ratios. The games are research based and standard aligned.

Learn With Math Games offers online games as well as PDF templates for games that teachers and students can play in their classrooms. It is organized by grade level and by mathematics topic.

MathNook – Math games, puzzles , worksheets and teaching tools.

Brainnook is designed to help kids develop important elementary-level Math and English skills by accomplishing missions.

Math Cats provides math activities and games based on word problems, appropriate for students in elementary and lower middle school grades.

Decimal Squares provides simple games for students to develop their math skills. The games do not require an account to play and are for middle school students.

StudyJams – There are over 200 resources for kids to learn math and science by watching videos and testing themselves. It’s from Scholastic.

Gamequarium is developed by Diana Dell , offers an excellent catalog of mathematics games and video demonstrations of mathematics functions.

Primary Games offers a collection of mathematics games as well as games for other content areas. You can grab some of the games and embed them into your own blog or website.

Learn Your Tables and are games to learn and develop multiplication skill.

XPMath is dedicated to various math games, it’s intended for students to learn math through video games; there are math worksheets and e-books, too.

Cool Math 4 Kids and Cool Math – not only math games, there are lessons and practices for self-learning; CoolMath has existed since 1997

CTK Math Games For Kids – a collection of games, Ppzzles and activities with mathematical contents and a few practice exercises disguised as games

Math activities and games for free offered by HotMath, these are for middle schooler and above. For example,Factor-Tris is one of the good games.

The Problem Site is loaded with great games for students. Some games are traditional, some games are completely new. Each game is designed to help students develop problem solving skills. The games are categorized as word games, math games, or strategy games.

iplaymathgames has a collection of printable math games for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The games are easily searched by grade or skill level. These math games can be played using common items like dice, cards, and other manipulatives. has math games like CodebreakingWho wants to be a Mathonaire?… lots of games for K12 kids, and resource links like to get more teaching ideas.

3DVINCI has downloadable pdf lesson plans to teach math concepts using Google’s Sketchup. The site also has an impressive collection of printable puzzles and mosaics for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade to solve. This site helps bring 3-D concepts to life in a way that textbooks can’t. (a few resources are free)

The Stock Market Game gives students a chance to practice hands on real-world math. Each student gets the chance to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in an online portfolio. While playing the game, students learn economic and financial concepts that they will use the rest of their lives. The game is intended for students in fourth through twelfth grades.

Math Puzzles is dedicated to math puzzles and recreation with over 4 million visitors.

Tangram House is the traditional Chinese puzzle challenges students to create a shape using only 7 tans (shapes) to complete a puzzle. The tans can be rotated, flipped, and dragged into place.


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