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Top Sites and Apps for Math During Remote Learning

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One of the biggest challenges facing teachers as they head back to school in the ‘new normal’ of remote learning environments is trying to make sure that students are getting a complete, well-rounded education. 

These websites, apps, and online resources (in alphabetical order) offer various curricula, lessons, games, and fun activities for building math skills.

ABCYA - A wonderful resource for educational games in a wide range of subjects including math.

AplusMath - Offers math games, worksheets, and flashcards in addition to a homework helper.

ClassPad - A new free online math tool that creates a digital scratch pad to solve any math problem, including graphing, statistics, and geometry.

Cookie - Lots of educational games for elementary students, with many designed for specific grades and skill levels.

DimensionU - One of my favorite sites/platforms for developing K-12 math skills in all areas, DimensionU uses cutting-edge technology in 3D games and esports in a safe, competitive environment.

Education Galaxy - An innovative online platform for grades K-6 that helps students achieve success in any number of core subjects including math.

Funbrain - One of the most popular educational gaming sites on the web, with activities divided by grade level.

Hypatia - An innovative equation editing tool that acts as a “spell check” for math and helps students solve problems.

iKnowIt - Offers math practice for K-5 students, plus teachers can create class rosters, assign lessons, and track student progress.

IXL - One of the most popular sites for math for grades K-8, including algebra and geometry.  In addition to tons of lessons, it features an educational portal for student tracking and reporting.

King of Math - An interesting, fast-paced iOS game for middle school math in which students answer questions and puzzles to level up characters.

Learn Math Facts - A free, flashcard-like iOS app for students looking to improve their math skills.

Lure of the Labyrinth - Pre-algebra students can go on an amazing adventure to rescue their lost pet and avoid monsters, solving math puzzles along the way. Aligned to state standards, this app offers a variety of lessons as well.

Math A Tube - Videos, worksheets, and explanations for all sorts of math skills and concepts (geometry, decimals, fractions, etc.).

Math and Sorcery - One of my favorite iOS games for learning basic Math skills by playing an old school 8bit style RPG.

Math Attax - An excellent two-player mobile (iOS/Google Play) game in which players try to shoot the correct answer before the other.

Math Castle - A super-fun iOS game for basic math skills that has players defend a castle from a dragon by solving equations.

Math Games - Just as it sounds: Math games for all ages, divided by age or subject.

Math Game Time - A terrific site for grades K-7 with plenty of free educational games, worksheets, and videos.

Math is Fun - All things math grades K-12, with more than just equations to solve.

Math Playground - Features math resources and activities such as word problems, games, worksheets, flashcards, and more.

Milestone Math - An interesting iOS app that uses self-paced learning to help students build their math skills.

Monsters vs. Fractions - A super fun game to learn fractions through game-based learning, plus an educational portal to track and monitor students.

Mystery Math Town - This is one of my favorite unique iOS apps for building math skills. Ideally this highly addictive adventure is for kids 6-12 and focuses on addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Students enter a town and try to unlock levels and characters by solving equations and finding variables.

Operation Math - A fun iPad app in which students K-8 focus on basic math skills (and some geography!) while trying to stop an evil villain from stealing numbers by solving equations and locking his escape route.

Polyup - A free site that uses game-based learning to help students grades 3-12 with math and computational skills.

Prodigy - An innovative math game for grades K-8 with real-time reporting.

RoomRecess -   Elementary students can learn basic math concepts through a wide variety of free educational games. 

Tailor-ED - Differentiate instruction and create a specific program with digital lessons to meet individual student needs. 

Zapzapmath - A quality site for math grades K-6, with an educational portal for tracking students and generating detailed reports.

David Kapuler is an educational consultant with more than 10 years of experience working in the K-12 environment. For more information about his work, contact him at dkapuler@gmail.com and read his blog at cyber-kap.blogspot.com.