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The best websites with math games, puzzles, and fun math

This is a collection of hand-picked websites that I have personally checked, focusing on either math games or other fun aspects of math, such as puzzles, riddles, and tricks.

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Math Game Websites

Hooda Math
Lots of great geometry, arithmetic, and logic games.
www.hoodamath.com/games

Math Nook
A site filled with online math games for all kinds of basic math skills such as estimation, place value, and the four operations.
www.mathnook.com

Math Game Time
Lots of simple math games organized by grade levels, Pre-K through 7th grade.
www.mathgametime.com

Count Us In
15 games designed to help children understand basic number concepts (kindergarten level). You can also download the games to play on your PC/Mac.
www.abc.net.au/countusin/default.htm

Math Games at Sheppard Software
A bunch of different games to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, place value, coins, fractions, mixed operations, and telling time.
www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm

KidsCalculate
Meant especially for K-2 children, KidsCalculate features a learning game with a treasure map, mini-games, and a student tracking system that covers the topics of counting, comparing, adding, subtracting, and multiplying. A version for computer, iPad, and Android are available. Free.
www.en.kidscalculate.com/MathBasics/FullFree/

Primarygames: Math
Lots of interactive exercises and games for topics K-4
www.primarygames.com/curriculum/math.htm

Toy Theater - Math
A collection of online math activities, including number patterns, bingo, ordering, secret numbers, clock, simple quizzes, and more.
www.toytheater.com/math.php

RekenWeb Games
Lots of interesting games from Freudenthal Institute for Science and Mathematics Education.
www.fisme.science.uu.nl/publicaties/subsets/rekenweb_en/

Math Doodles
Seven fun well-done games that also make kids think and learn. A place where children can discover the joy, wonder, and fun of mathematics. Requires Shockwave player.
www.carstensstudios.com/mathdoodles/mathdoodles.htm

Cool Math 4 Kids
An amusement park of math and more. Lots of fun looking games.
www.coolmath4kids.com

Math Playground
A large collection of interactive word problems, math games and puzzles for elementary school students.
www.MathPlayground.com

Math Apprentice
A multimedia site that provides students an opportunity to try various professions that use math. Students can be scientists, engineers, computer animators, video game programmers, and more. Math Apprentice provides areas of free exploration as well as specific problems to solve. It is meant for upper elementary and middle school students.
www.mathplayground.com/mathapprentice.html

CyberKidzGames
Educational games for ages 4-12 years: math, literacy, geography, arts, music.
www.cyberkidzgames.com

Math Galaxy
Scroll down to "Games" to play Word Jumbles, Riddles, Bridge the Swam, or Labyrinth. You can choose what operation to practice in the game, or to use fractions or decimals, so the same game is useful for many areas of math. The site also sells stand-alone software with full versions of these games plus instructional & math practice modules.
www.MathGalaxy.com

Online Kids Games from Apples4Teacher.com
Online kids games from Apples4Teacher.com
Includes geometry, measurement, money, time, operations, number sense games.
www.apples4theteacher.com/math.html

AplusMath.com games
Practice the basic operations with matho (bingo and math combined), hidden picture, concentration, and planet blaster games.
www.aplusmath.com/Games

Magnet
Online math magazines with interactive games and puzzles - Meenie Minus is for elementary, Kaleidoscope for middle school.
www.counton.org/magnet

Primary Games
A collection of math related games that you can also download and play offline at home.  Check out the Banana hunt for learning angles or Billy Bug returns for learning coordinates! 
www.primarygames.co.uk

ICT Games
Find games for addition, subtraction, time, shape and measures, more/less, odd/even, doubles, place value, and more.
www.ictgames.com/resources.html

Kids Math TV
Lots of simple math games organized by grade levels, from kindergarten through 7th grade. www.kidsmathtv.com/math-games

Maths Zone
Click on KS1/KS2 in the top menu, and then on the left side colored menus for a list of games on just about every elementary math topic.
www.mathszone.co.uk

Mathwire.com
Innovative and creative board games, activities and worksheets for many math topics.
mathwire.com/games/games.html

 

Books: Math Games

25 Super Cool Math Board Games
A large collection of reproducible board games for grades 3-6 that build key skills: multiplication, division, fractions, probability, estimation, mental math, and more.
amazon.com

Math Card Games - Over 300 Games for Learning and Enjoying Math by Joan A. Cotter
This set contains a book explaining over 300 math games and all the necessary cards to play them. While part of the RightStart Math program, it can be used with any math curriculum. The games provide practice both for learning concepts and math facts. Includes games on numeration, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, money, clocks, and fractions.
Amazon.com

Books of Math Games from IPMG Publishing
Books that contain math games with cards and dice, and more. Includes a free download of one of the books, Math Games Played With Cards and Dice, Grades K-1-2 and 3.
www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ipmg-Publishing

 

Fun with math / Puzzles

Favorite Math Puzzles
A collection of math puzzles gathered from a contest I ran - most require only the four basic operations or not even that, so they work well for elementary school children and on up. I have divide the puzzles into ones that are geometric in nature and ones that are math & logic puzzles.
www.homeschoolmath.net/online/favorite_math_puzzles.php

Favorite Challenging Math Puzzles
A collection of favorite challenging math puzzles gathered from a contest I ran.
www.homeschoolmath.net/online/favorite_challenging_puzzles.php

Brain Teasers from Pedagonet
Neat little general brain teasers for kids to enhance problem solving abilities.
www.pedagonet.com/brain/brainers.html

Puzzles from MathInEnglish.com
Simple little math puzzles in several levels, typically based on numerical patterns or patterns with shapes.
www.mathinenglish.com/menuPuzzles.php

Cut The Knot
A site full of games, puzzles, illustrations, charts, paradoxes, illusions, mathematical droodles - often illustrated with interactive Java applets. You can learn a lot!
www.cut-the-knot.org

Math Cats
Fun math for kids: math crafts, explorations, art gallery, and more.
www.mathcats.com

Math Is Fun!
Lessons, puzzles, worksheets, games.
www.mathisfun.com

Tim's Interactive Puzzle Solution Center
Famous and other curious brain teasers in interactive form. Includes both easy and more difficult ones.
sakharov.net/puzzle

Coffee Shop
A fun animated game where each day you first buy inventory (coffee, cups, milk, and sugar), set the recipe and price, and then watch customers buy and comment on your prices and taste of coffee. The aim is to make the most money, of course.
www.hoodamath.com/games/coffeeshopgame.html

MathDoku
MathDoku is a mathematical and logical puzzle based on KenKenTM and loosely similar to sudoku. It combines the idea of Sudoku where each digit is used only once in a row or column, and adds the usage of the four basic operations. This is addictive and fun!
www.mathdoku.com

Kakuro
Kakuro is a numeric crossword puzzle that uses sums. It is considered more challenging than Sudoku, but just as addictive to its fans!
www.kakurolive.com/

Games from Count On.org
Varied assortment of games from matching pairs to many common board games like Peg Solitaire and Othello.  Good graphics.
www.counton.org/games/

Nick's Mathematical Puzzles
A collection of high school/college level math puzzles ranging over geometry, probability, number theory, algebra, calculus, and logic. Hints are provided, along with answers, fully worked solutions, and links to related mathematical topics.
www.qbyte.org/puzzles

PomPuzzle
Math games and puzzle games to enjoy.
www.arcadediner.com

Maths Zone
An interactive role-play adventure game/movie for those who like adventure. Help Ben and Mai to escape a castle where they are held by two bank robbers and reach the local police station in time to stop the robbers. It will take about 20 minutes to complete all four challenges. Suitable for middle school level.
www.channel4.com/learning/microsites/M/mathszone/

Googol Learning
Googols of fun combining math, music and stories into albums. Also free videos, articles, fun contests, and more.
www.googolpower.com/content

Printable Missing Number Puzzles
Each PDF file contains 10 number puzzles with various operations (+, −, ×, ÷) where you need to fill in the missing numbers. The site also has an interactive online version for these puzzles.
www.mathematical-puzzles.com/printout

Solid Gold Gnarly Math
Offers a free silly newsletter and a CD-ROM that both teaches and entertains with math.
www.gnarlymath.com

Humor of the Week from MathNEXUS
Archive of a weekly humorous math piece.
Downloadable posters portraying classic mistakes students often make, with funny identifying phrases.
mathnexus.wwu.edu/Archive/humor/list.asp

Gallery of Classic Math Mistakes
Downloadable posters portraying classic mistakes students often make, with funny identifying phrases.
www.calculatorsoftware.co.uk/classicmistake/gallery.htm

Sudoku-Puzzles.net
Lots of free Sudoku puzzles. Play online, print it out or export as PDF. Also free puzzles to newspapers, magazines, teachers.
www.sudoku-puzzles.net

Curious Math
Fun and fascinating math tricks, mental methods and trivia.
www.curiousmath.com

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