Matific uses hands-on and interactive mini-games, called episodes, to
teach K-6 math. Choose activities by grade level, curriculum, or textbook.
Try the activities on a web browser, iOS app, or Android app. Most activities
include a teacher's guide providing background information, other activities,
and discussion questions.
- You Can’t
Do Simple Math Under Pressure
Just as the title implies, this activity tests your ability to do simple
math under pressure. Press play to begin. As you continue, the time
bar moves more and more quickly. Move through levels from single digit
operations to time problems and equations with multiple steps. Each
level only takes about 30-60 seconds. A quick and easy review! This
site seems well suited for upper elementary and secondary. However,
younger elementary students would be able to do the lower (basic) levels.
Turn off the (annoying?) sound using the icon at top right.
- Math Worksheets
Math Worksheets Land is a free resource to download math worksheets
and assessments by grade level or topic. Every worksheet provides the
Common Core Standard. Search by topic or grade level. Under the "Tests"
section you will find multiple-choice, short response, and extended
response questions to meet your assessment needs.
- NSDL Math Common
The NSDL Math Common Core collection features digital learning resources
that address concept and skills components of the Math Common Core State
Standards. The collection is organized by grade level and domain. Resources
include lesson plans, simulations, problem sets with explanations, student
activities that provide feedback, and other interactives. The current
collection is fairly small with 3-8 items available under each domain;
however, the intention is for this to be an ever-growing collection.
To be notified of new items, there is a link to follow NSDL Common Core
- Number Cruncher
At this site, you are given a starting number and a target number. The
goal is to get to the target number in as few steps as possible (using
both positive and negative integers.) This number puzzle activity is
perfect for developing and enhancing number sense and critical thinking
skills. You can only select numbers adjacent to your current number,
so you must plan ahead. Two levels are available: beginners try to reach
the target number in as few steps as they can; experts only use seven
- Mathematical Interactions
This site offers many different math interactives, puzzles, and activities
for all learners of math! Math games include popular puzzles such as
the frog puzzle, matching, and an interactive 100's chart. Number puzzles
included are magic squares and triangles, multiplication tables, mazes,
and much more. Be sure to check out the interactive algebra online section
for some great conversation starters and practice. (Broken down by grade
level / Permission is given to link games directly to your class pages)
This site offers several applets demonstrating trigonometry functions.
Applets available include law of sines, law of cosines, graphing options,
and sine and cosine function boxes. Each link explains the function
and offers a box for inputting information to transform the image. Example
activities are also included for practice with each function. This one
is not a visual "treat," but its functionality makes it quite
worthwhile. Share this link on your classroom website for students to
practice at home or create a link on classroom computers or in the computer
lab to use for a practice activity.
Have fun exploring bubbles and geometry with this site loaded with ideas
for experimentation! Ideas include items to use to create different
types of bubbles, materials to explore when trying to create a strong
bubble, different shapes to create using bubble solution, and questions
to ponder. Challenge students to think about how to measure a bubble,
learn about making bubble prints, and look for colors in bubbles.
- Simpsons Math
Will The Simpsons TV show engage your students? The site offers examples
of Simpson clips that can be used as a springboard for discussions or
instruction of math functions. The "Guide to Mathematics and Mathematics
on the Simpsons" link includes episodes from each season. Another
link, "Girls just want to have Sums," has several math and
cognition articles worth reading, and a text transcript of a presentation
providing a class example of engaging students using the Simpsons.
Of greater use is the link to
"Classroom Activity Sheets" that provides engaging ideas
for using Simpsons’ scenarios to solve problems in class. Note:
These are open ended and require considerable critical thinking. Examples
include: "Are the Simpsons 2D or 3D?", "2D universes,"
"Pi," "Blackboard Equations," and "The Simpsons
Lottery." At the top of the Activity Sheet page is a link for
"suggestions" for successfully implementing these activities
- Oswego City School District
Regents Exam Prep Center
The goal of this nonprofit site is to help high school students meet
the New York State Regents requirements in English, Mathematics, Science,
and Social Studies. This project is supported by a federally-funded
Title III Technology Literacy Challenge Grant and the Learning Technology
Grant. Practice questions are available for all Regents exams.
- Around the
World in 80 Seconds
This math/ geography practice activity challenges students to answer
several math questions in 80-seconds. Each correct answer flies Maggie
and her plane to a new destination in the world. Students can choose
a difficulty level of easy or hard. They can also choose to play the
game using addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, or a mix
of all four.
Use Math Mistakes to uncover the most common math errors and perhaps
learn a little more math as well. This site has "Real Mistakes
from Real Student Work” and “Math Facts Students Should
Know." Browse "Common Algebra Mistakes," "Common
Trigonometry Mistakes," and "Common Calculus Mistakes"
by using the drop down menus along the top or through the brightly colored
buttons. Each area is also broken down into smaller subject areas such
as "Pre-algebra" and "Radical Expressions" with
several examples given for each. Each example provides the problem and
the example mistake that is made. Rolling your mouse over the problem
provides a clue to the error, while rolling over the correction area
provides the right answer. There are also explanations of the errors
and how to avoid them. Choosing the drop down on the example page allows
the student to view as a plain web page or as a pdf file. Other links
include "Algebra facts," "Trigonometry facts," and
"Calculus facts" which contain flash cards and learning center
- Save the Apples
This math practice game is sure to excite your students. The challenge
is to help a monkey swing on a vine across the water (and keep the apples
from the crocodile). The best aspect of this game, is that you can choose
addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. You can also choose
the difficulty level (easy, medium, or hard) to differentiate student
- Count the Money
This interactive game challenges students to count change and do mental
math. There is a piggy bank and coins presented to the students. They
are given the total amount and are challenged to add up the money correctly
to equal the total amount. This timed activity is simple to use and
This very complete site provides audio tutorials with visual cues as
the voice explains the steps. The topics span across a comprehensive
Algebra curriculum, from basic order of operations and absolute value
to quadratics. If your students can turn on the audio, they can see
a narrated walk-through of almost any problem type they select from
menus of examples. This site would be great as a homework helper on
your classroom web page!
- Hole In
Students can apply their knowledge of squares and their roots to make
your way through this interactive golf game. Players must estimate a
value for "x." Each time a response is entered, a stroke is
played. At the end of nine holes, a scorecard is presented. Both amateur
and professional courses available.
- Math 24
If you're looking for ways to help students improve mental mathematics,
problem solving skills, tap into this on-line interactive game that
is as educational as it is fun to play! Students can choose from three
levels of difficulty. Can be used as an independent enrichment activity
in the classroom. Recommended for grades 6th through 12th.
- AAA Math
This site offers a collection of interactive drill and practice exercises
listed by grade level and topic area. The interactive features are attractive,
though the drills simply give users the correct answer if they enter
the wrong answer. For those who need the practice, these exercises could