Math facts practice: websites and software
Math Games at Sheppard Software
A bunch of different games to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts: Fruit Shoot, Pop Up Math, Math MahJong, Matching games, Make 24, and many more. The site also has games for place value, coins, fractions, and other topics.
Mr. Martini's Classroom
Arithmetic interactive flash cards for the four basic operations, comparing, decimals, and more. Can choose scorekeeping on/off. Also has an interactivem long division tool.
A self-teaching worktext for 2nd grade that covers “easy” additions and subtractions within 0-100; such as 24 + 5 and 89 − 7, or adding or subtracting whole tens; memorizing the basic addition facts of single-digit numbers, and learning to use them with subtraction.
Download ($3.95). Also available as a printed copy.
DigitWhiz is an online, games-based program aligned to the Common Core that guides kids ages 8+ to master key foundational skills in five areas: multiplication · division · integer operations · like terms · solving equations
Math Magician games
Flashcard problems in all 4 operations. Answer 20 questions in 1 minute.
A self-teaching worktext for 3rd grade that covers multiplication concept from various angles, word problems, a guide for structural drilling, and a complete study of all 12 multiplication tables.
Download ($5.20). Also available as a printed copy.
Math Fact Bubble Blast
Click and burst the bubble showing the right answer to math questions. Choose addition, subtraction, or multiplciation. Various levels and speeds.
A very nice set of timed games that practice basic facts of all four operations in a VARIETY of ways: fact families, missing addend/factor/divisor/etc., word problems, number words, number patterns. Need to register first to use the games (free).
Sum Sense at
Drag and drop the number cards to make 'sum' sense in this fun and challenging game (basic facts of division, multiplication, addition, or subtraction). Scroll down the page to find the game.
Help Little Ron move from log to log across the swamp and practice multiplication/division or addition/subtraction.
An addition and subtraction facts program with 50 games and worksheets. Includes 33 different board games, playing cards, dominoes, and various kinds of dice for the games. $39.99 + sh.
Smart Flash Cards
Smart Flash Cards is a web based program that helps students memorize basic math tables such as multiplication, addition, subtraction and division. It includes reports that monitor students while they study and identify which problems are hardest for each student when they are done.
RekenTest is a free software for practicing arithmetic. It includes addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, money problems, percentages and fractions. It is very customizable, and gives you a report afterward the practice sessions. Available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch.
Practice mental arithmetic and fraction operations. Pie chart shows the percentage of correct responses. Also play against a friend or set a time limit.
Create printable math worksheets on different difficulty levels for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, long division, percentages, or times tables.
A versatile arcade game for math facts with many options. Includes all operations. You need to shoot falling comets that can damage penguins' igloos. See also my review.
Freeware Math Flashcard Program for grades K-3 with multiple choice answer buttons. Drill all basic operations including division with remainder. Can set the program to repeat a fact that was answered wrong. The range of numbers used is fairly small.
A downloadable racing game for young students to memorize addition and subtraction facts. Children choose various animal themed carts and unlock new carts and race tracks as they progress through the facts. There are three difficulty levels.
Professor Pi's Math Mayhem
The game gives you a target value, such as 1, and you have to match it. Bricks with math problems fall fast through the screen and you have to click those that match the target value. There are no options for difficulty levels nor for the operations - it uses all four operations from the beginning.
7 Soft-Pak Programs
Contains four math programs (Math Maker, Math Master, Math Use, T/F Math Challengerr) that offer unlimited printable and on-screen activities for practicing math, including 900 multi-level word problems. The Pak also has three language arts programs: with over 4000 words for spelling and reading, plus usage, writing mechanics, reading speed and comprehension, and basic grammar.
Price: $3.75 for the 4 math programs; $5.75 for all 7 programs.
An adaptive software for all basic facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division). The gameplay centers around horse riding and quests. The software trains the facts the child has trouble with. Sophisticated statistics available. See also my review.
UberSmart Math Facts
Teaches the basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. Includes certificates, timed tests, and progress tracking. It filters out problems already mastred.
Price: $24.95; a free 30-day trial.
Practice basic facts, column-form addition/subtraction, multiplication tables and corresponding division facts. Progressive help is given with wrong answers. The program is easy to use and appealing with little animations. After completing the set of ten problems, the student gets to visit the game room with puzzles and mazes!
Math Facts NOW!
"Math Facts NOW!" is a simple yet effective program that will identify weak areas in your child's knowledge of the times tables and basic facts of math, and drill in those specific areas, automatically giving increased drills in those areas.
Price: $12.90 Money back guarantee. See a review sent to us.
Trains all of the four operations including with negative numbers. Includes playing for rating, or for practice, and a progress chart. Price: $59.95; a free trial version available.
Math Skill Builders: Whole Number Arithmetic
A tool for learning and reviewing arithmetic skills. It has a system for testing and placement at an appropriate skill level, detailed tutoring that explains how to solve problems, and practice solving an infinite number of randomly generated problems both at the computer, and with printed assignments. The program has 52 levels of difficulty, starting with basic facts, progressing through skills requiring regrouping (borrowing and carrying) and ending with complex long division.
Price: Demo version free, full version $34.95