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Best Math Tools for Elementary Schoolers

 

Elementary math encompasses essential first steps on the path to understanding numbers and their uses, patterns, and relationships. Along the way, students learn the skills of counting, estimation, rounding, representing data, and measurement. These concepts are used in everyday life and are an essential first step to understanding science and its processes.

Here we've compiled the best tools to help kids on this journey, harnessing their natural desire to figure out how things work and solve problems.

  Adapt to Student Needs
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Zearn

Innovative combo of live small-group instruction and online math lessons.

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Redbird Mathematics

Excellent adaptive math for flipped or blended classrooms.

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Think Through Math

Great adaptive learning comes with live teacher support, unique rewards.

  Build Fundamental Skills
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Gracie and Friends Birthday Café

Numbers-and-quantity game has precise focus and superb scaffolding.

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Matific

Engaging supplemental resource encourages conceptual understanding.

  Engage with Gaming
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The Land of Venn - Geometic Defense

Brilliant, wacky adventure game seamlessly integrates geometry.

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Motion Math: Zoom

Ingenious way to visualize and explore the number line.

 

Find more math tools at commonsense.org.

About the Author

Common Sense Education helps educators find the best edtech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. Go to Common Sense Education for free resources including full reviews of digital tools, ready-made lesson plans, videos, webinars, and more.


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