Fact Fluency & Number SenseXtraMath (Web-based)Math fact fluency program that helps students master their addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts with an emphasis on automaticity.(1st grade and up)KAKOOMA (Web-based & Free App)Do you love the challenge of a great puzzle? KAKOOMA® provides an alternative way to practice number facts.(1st grade and up )
KenKen (Web-based)KenKen is a grid-based numerical puzzle that uses the basic math operations—addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division—while also challenging your logic and problem-solving skills. By altering the size of a KENKEN grid, from 3 x 3 up to 9 x 9, and employing different combinations of the math operations, five different difficulty levels can be generated, and a seemingly endless number of puzzles.24 Game (Free App)The 24 Game is a math puzzle game for all ages used to exercise or improve quick thinking and mental math. The goal of the game is to combine 4 numbers into 1 number, equal to 24 by adding, subtracting, and multiplying and dividing.(3rd grade and up)
Ten Frame Fill (Free App)10 Frame Fill" provides children practice with recognizing additive "10 Families" (e.g., 1 and 9, 2 and 8, etc.). Set the 10 Frame to fill in sequence or randomly.(K-1st )Match Ten (Free App)Match numbers to get 10 in total. The sum you make equals your score.For example: 7+3=10 (73 points), 4+0+2+1+3 = 10 (40213 points).(Kindergarten and up)
Number Bond Blaster (Free app)
Number Bond Blasters allows students in kindergarten through fifth grade to practice math facts with number bonds. This game will have students fluently adding and subtracting or multiplying and dividing at their level.Number bonds are a part-part-whole model and a way to model fact families, furthering the understanding of number relationship. Number bonds improve children’s ability to do mental math and prepare students for decomposing and composing larger values later on.Bar Modeling & Problem Solving
Thinking Blocks (Web-based & free app)
K-1st Grade: Thinking Blocks Jr.2nd Grade and up: Thinking BlocksBar models are used to solve multi-step problems that involve larger numbers and move students away from a “key word” strategy and concentrate more on the relationship being described.
Consider the problem: Keisha has 213 stamps in her collection. She has 78 fewer stamps than Fran. How many stamps are in Fran’s collection?Using the “key word” strategy, children often use the word fewer to signal subtraction, when the solution for this problem should involve addition. By using the bar model the operation is clear. Students use of bar models are expanded to include multiplication and division problems, and problems involving fractions and decimals. Worth noting is the thoroughness with which these real-world problems prepare students for algebra. In translating their problem-solving skills to algebra, students will merely substitute a variable for each question mark in the bar model and solve the problem using a similar number sentence.These games represent a revolutionary new approach to teaching math that combines common sense, creativity and clever thinking. They incorporate proven math strategies that are the foundation for great computational skills, challenging activities that appeal to kids and adults of all ages, and social gaming features that add a friendly, competitive dimension. Best of all, they're so fun they're addicting. Just learn to play - then play to learn!