Math centers are a lot more fun when games are involved. Let your students explore the fun and educational math skills games on these 11 free websites. They encourage practice with everything from sorting and counting to tessellations and fractions. Be sure to print out the free downloadable at the end with all of the sites listed. It is a great resource to hang by your students’ computers.
Math centers are a lot more fun when games are involved. Let your students explore the fun and educational math skills games on these 11 free websites. Each of these websites encourages practice with everything from sorting and counting to tessellations and fractions. With a variety of games and activities from which to choose, students can easily find exciting new ways to learn important math concepts.
There are a number of ways you can incorporate these free math websites for kids into your lesson plans. Use them as part of a classroom center for focused learning. Have students play math games when they have free time during indoor recess or after finishing an assignment or test early. Homeschool students can also visit these websites for additional learning opportunities. And of course, the games themselves are also just plain fun, so these kid-friendly websites are fun to visit during their down time both at home and at school.
Be sure to print out the free downloadable at the end with all of the websites listed. It is a great math resource to hang by your students’ computers or include in a math assignment packet for additional learning at home.
Find math games by topic or by grade at FunBrain. On this math site for kids, students can enjoy playing a variety of games that reinforce key mathematical concepts and engage young learners. Many of these games focus on a fun theme, like sports, animals or unique landscapes. Educational videos are also included, and there’s a special “Playground” with games suited to pre-K and kindergarten students.
The goal at Math Blaster is clear: “Your success depends on your ability to use your brain and logic skills.” With an exciting theme featuring aliens and outer space, Math Blaster lets your students become intergalactic heroes based on their math operation and critical thinking skills. Registration is required, but the game itself is free. Be sure to check out the Teacher Section to find Math Blaster for the Classroom.
From the Multiplication Grand Prix to the Knight and the Princess, students can practice their basic math skills in a fun and engaging way on this math site for kids. There are additional resources available on the website for parents and teachers who want to help reinforce and teach skills. Check out the Classroom Games section for off-line fun.
Find lessons that complement what you are studying in the classroom based on the Common Core Standards for grades 3 to 9. While less of a math game website than some of the others on the list, Learn Zillion provides a strong, comprehensive approach to online math education. Take time to explore the free resources available to teachers and parents.
Logic and reasoning, math fact practice and more make up the free educational games at Hooda Math. There are quite a few games that call for higher order thinking and ask students to problem solve to complete the activities. These challenges help to sharpen students’ math skills through an engaging online activity.
Manga High offers free and subscription packages to classroom and homeschool teachers. The free website allows students to play basic games to reinforce math skills and compete against the computer or others. The subscription version gives teachers the opportunity to track students’ progress and determine if there are any gaps in their basic skills.
Designed for students from pre-K through 7th grade, Math Game Time offers fun, educational games focused on critical math concepts. With options like Integer War, Ratio Martian and Jet Ski Addition, students quickly engage with games that are on-target for their grade and the Common Core Standards.
“Play with Numbers and Give Your Brain a Workout” is the motto of Math Playground. Assign students games to play related to logic, number skills practice, geometry, algebra, probability, fractions and more. There are also math word problems and video instructions to help students remember how to solve them. Does your school use Singapore Math? Math Playground has a section dedicated to it.
America’s CryptoKids website is sponsored by the NSA and focuses on code-making and code-breaking. Students can learn more about cryptology and create and break common codes. There are student resources, high school programs and even college programs that can be explored. While the website may not focus on basic math skills, cryptology requires critical thinking abilities that are essential to student success.
Math practice with a bit of British humor is what Bitesize is all about. Based off of Britain’s standards, the website still offers ample practice with decimals, factors, multiples, addition, subtraction and more. The games are amusing, but the skill practice is substantial.
has exactly what the name implies: fun and unique math learning opportunities
for students. One of the most interesting features is an online jigsaw puzzle
section that features a variety of photos turned into puzzles. This is
especially helpful for developing spatial relations in young learners. They
have an extensive preview and review of precalculus and calculus in addition to
their elementary and middle school games and reviews.
It is a comprehensive website worth examining.
Download a Free Printable Resource with all 11 Free Math Sites for Kids.
By Brandi Jordan
This piece was originally published in 2013.