Math Resources Available on the Web
Friday, Nov 13th
Quality Math Computer Games
Many math games on the computer do not require that much ‘math’. These sites are free, have many
games that better support mathematical thinking and are engaging for children. Enjoy exploring them!
Organized in several different ways as you can see above, a great feature of this site is
that it shows you the grade level of the game your child is playing. Students (and parents) then know
whether they are working at their own grade level, extending themselves or working at a supportive grade
level. Avoid allowing your child to play games found under the “Math Arcade” button because these are
more like video games. The best buttons to click are Math Games 1 and 2 and Common Core. The Math
Videos are intended primarily for students in Grades 4-6. The Word Problems are intended for Grades 2-6.
This is a British site, with many good quality math games. Many kids enjoy
the characters speaking with British accents. The math concepts support
Common Core math in the US. KS 1 stands for Key Stage 1 (KS1) and is
intended for children 5-7 years old. Key Stage 2 (KS2) is intended for
children 8-11. Some of the games in KS2 take a little bit of time to download
the first time you click on them, but will not take as long the next time.
Math Learning Center supports our Bridges Math program.
This site takes you to other sites with games that are more
mathematical, and less like video games. They have games
organized under grade level tabs. Click on your grade level
and then scroll down and click on the blue hyperlink. Remember
to explore grade levels above and below your child’s grade level for
extension and support
“Old-Fashioned” Math Games: Remember that there
are many family games you can play with your child to support
mathematical thinking such as Connect 4, Rush Hour, mancala, or card
games. This link shows mathematical card games for all grades. Cut and Paste the
address below into your browser to access the game directions.