I’m sure if you ask most people how they felt about math while they were in school, I am sure you’d probably get one of these three answers “I never liked math,” “Math was my worst subject in school,” and you may even hear, “I loved math in school.” With kids spending more time attending an online class/school, we may find more kids struggling to understand math. So, I decided to put six different fun and free websites for kids to practice their math skills in a fun and engaging way.
I understand it can be hard finding websites for your kids that are safe and educational on the internet, so hopefully, this list will help. Math is like everything else in life; the more we take time to practice the skill, we can be successful once we can understand it. These math games online are one of many tools for our kids to succeed. I know for myself I have to take a minute to thank “All The Right Type” for my fantastic and quick typing skills. Whenever we had computer class/time, I usually chose to play its typing games and look at me now.
I wanted to share these sites and create this post because our children will be brought up in a society where technology is everywhere. These websites are a safe and educational way for them to get familiar with using computers, searching for websites using the internet, and hopefully encouraging learning, and so much more.
Math Playground is such a fantastic and free website with activities for kids between grade 1 – grade 6. There is an extensive collection of games and activities for various math and logic games, from addition to algebra and more. I played Kangaroo Hop where you had to jump from shape to shape. If it was wrong your kangroo fell into the water.
Cool Math 4 Kids is a free website that has tons of fun math-related games. It also has lessons your child can follow on a specific subject (i.e. subtraction and fractions). I played the Tugboat Addition game, and I lost; haha, what are the chances? I had to answer addition questions (11 + 6 =), and I quickly chose the correct answer to help my team win tug of war. It was so much fun, and this website has a couple of fun brain teasers too.
Funbrain.com is a free website with a large selection of games and videos for kids. There are many math games found in the Math Zone of the website. The game that I played was Measure It! In this game, you can choose what measurement you use and what level of hardness the game will be. I decided to try both easy and hard to compare them. Easy was very straightforward with each question; the measurement was spot on (i.e. 5 cm), the harder level the measures were more specific (i.e. 5.80 cm). If you get a question wrong, it shows you a comparison between your answer and the correct answer.
Splash Learn is a free website that you’ll need to make an account for but allows your child to practice their math skills through interactive games. They also offer live math classes if you find your child needing extra assistance. This website also has a unique feature where you to track your child’s progress daily. Splashlearn.com has math games for children from (preschool-grade 5) and so much more.
At Education.com, there is an extensive catalogue of fun and interactive games for kids from preschool-grade 7. This website makes it easy to choose a specific math subject you can work on or choose games by grade. Two games that look like fun are Subtraction Pizza Party Game and Learn Coding With Roly.
I enjoyed all of the math games that I found on PBSkids.org. All of the games have the same formula PBS characters like Curious George or Sesame Street characters. One thing I liked to see was close caption is available while playing each game. I tried two games from this website, and I enjoyed both of them. The first game I played was the Sorting Box game with Sid from the kid’s tv show “Sid The Science Kid.” Your child will have to sort rocks by colours. The second game I played was Apple Picking with Curious George, and all you have to do is count all of the apples and pick out the missing number.
In conclusion, I hope that these websites can bring tons of fun and learning to your child’s day, and with summer vacation around the corner, these are some fantastic rainy day activities that you can have in your back pocket. Once the girls get older, I am going to refer back to these sites for them! If you try out these websites and like them let me know in the comments below or DM me on Instagram.
My answer: I wish multiplication was taught using online games when I was in grade school. I had such a hard time learning multiplication, and I think it would have helped me.
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