The Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Math

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Best Math Websites, As Chosen by Teachers

We recently sent the call out on our Teacher HELPLINE! for teachers to tell us the best math websites. And wow, did you all come through! We’ve gathered all the links and included a short description of each math website, along with a grade level recommendation and the cost, if any. Our list covers grades K–12 and is full of resources, games, freebies, and innovative programs.

Here are the best math websites, according to teachers. 

Best Math Websites – Comprehensive Math Programs

These websites provide standards-based math curricula, practice activities and games, assessment tools and instructive insights, and professional development.

ALEKS

From McGraw-Hill, a web-based assessment and learning system that uses adaptive questioning to determine students’ needs. It also instructs students on topics they are most ready to learn.

Grades: 3–12

Cost: $

Buzz Math

BuzzMath focuses on helping middle schoolers practice their math skills. It contains high-quality problems. It gives immediate and detailed feedback, letting students progress at their own pace. Randomly generated values let students to retry problems to obtain mastery. Teachers also receive detailed results that help them guide and monitor student progress.

Grades: 6–9

Cost: Free demo; $ subscription for students and families.

Corbettmaths

This resource from England provides math videos, math practice questions, and worksheets with answers.  

Grades: K–12

Cost: Free

DragonBox

An award-winning series of math apps that harness the power of digital tools to create a better, deeper, more fun learning experience. Blogs, such as “Making Math Social” and “Saying No to Math Anxiety,” are included as resources for teachers and parents. 

Grades: K–6

Cost: Free trial; $

Dreambox

An adaptive learning platform designed to complement classroom instruction and deliver results. Includes resources for teachers, student data reports, and instructive insights. 

Grades: K–8

Cost: Free trial; $ subscription

Edgenuity

Online learning digital curriculum for primary or supplementary instruction. Give students the support they need exactly when they need it.  

Grades: K–12

Cost: $

eMath Instruction

This site provides e-textbooks, answer keys, video lessons, and printables for students and teachers of algebra 1 and 2, geometry, and trigonometry.

Grades: 8–12

Cost: $

First in Math

We love the friendly competition and game-based content offered by First in Math. Kids gain skills practice and fluency as they play games targeted toward fact proficiency, automaticity, and logical thinking.

Grades: K–8

Cost: Free trial; $

 

Front Row

Allows kids to practice math at their own level and pace. Has more than 30,000 math questions, starting with a diagnostic that assigns material at just the right level. Front Row also features lessons, assessments, and reports for teachers. 

Grades: K–9

Cost: Free for teachers; $ for upgrades and other features

GregTangMath.com

GregTangMath strives to provide unparalleled math lessons for students as well as professional development for in-service teachers. Games, puzzles, and other resources, like free downloads, worksheets/word problems, math centers. 

Grades K–6

Cost: Free 

Illuminations

This site, from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), features complete lesson plans, mobile games for students, interactive activities, and brain teasers.  

Grades: PreK–12

Cost: Free

Illustrative Math

High-quality educational resources for teachers and students. Excellent math tasks, videos, lesson plans, and problem-based curriculum modules. 

Grades 6–8

Cost: Free

Istation

Istation makes personalized learning easy with computer-adaptive instruction, assessments, personalized data profiles, and teacher resources. Includes digital lessons and face-to-face teaching strategies. 

Grades: PreK–8

Cost: $

IXL Math

Make math about more than numbers! Engaging items, real-world scenarios, and unlimited questions. Individualized math practice. Teachers can choose the strand and set up students to work independently.

Grades: K–12

Cost: $ 

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is on a mission to give a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. Their personalized learning resources are available for all ages. Video learning segments are followed by practice activities.  

Grades: K–12

Cost: Free

LearnZillion

Cloud-based curriculum for K–12 students, focusing on supporting both traditional and blended classrooms.  

Grades K–12

Cost: Free; $ premium version

Mathletics

Online learning space that is engaging, supportive, and designed to get kids interested in math while teaching state standards. 

Grades: K–12

Cost: Free trial for teachers and families; $ subscription

MobyMax

 

Award-winning program finds and fixes learning gaps with the power of personalized learning. Three-pronged approach features personalized learning, pinpoint assessments, and interactive classroom. 

Grades: K–8

Cost: Free version includes all curriculum, one test per year, and basic overview of student progress; $ for personalized learning license

Origo Education

Stepping Stones, from Origo, is a unique and comprehensive curriculum that combines print and digital materials. It features problem-solving activities, strategies, and practice. Teachers also have access to a professional blog that provides advice and support. 

Grades: K–6

Cost: $

PowerMyLearning

This organization helps students in low-income communities, together with teachers and families, harness the power of digital learning platforms to raise educational outcomes. The program features school workshops, instructional coaching, and professional learning communities.

Grades: K–12

Cost: $

Prodigy Software

Math games that tackle more than 1,200 crucial math skills in a fun and engaging way. 

Grades: 1–8

Cost: Free for teachers; $ for family subscription

Skoolbo

Interactive, game-based learning world that motivates kids through rewards. Features include daily challenge, step-by-step lessons, and parent connections. 

Grades: K–5

Cost: Free; $ monthly fee

Splash Math

Boost confidence, increase scores, and get ahead. Fun for enrichment or regular practice. 

Grades K–5

Cost: Free basic plan; $ premium plan

SumDog

Math games that make learning fun! Engaging, evidence-based, adaptive learning. Focus on specific skills, target interventions, and make assessment easy. 

Grades: K–5

Cost: Free trial; $ subscription

TenMarks

Award-winning online instructional program with rigorous content and curriculum resources for differentiated instruction and personalized learning.  

Grades: K–12

Cost: Free 30 day trial; $ subscription 

Woot Math

Woot Math offers adaptive practice for teaching rational numbers and related topics, such as fractions, decimals, and ratios.

Grades: 3–7

Cost: Free tier for teachers; additional features available for extra cost

Zearn

Personalized math curriculum that includes digital lessons and small-group instruction. Also has as online modules, workbooks and answer keys, and professional development.  

Grades: K–5

Cost: $

 

Best Math Websites – Interactive Tools to Use in Instruction

These sites offer engaging videos and tools to use in your daily math instruction.

BrainPOP

Engaging animated learning videos, games, quizzes, and activities to encourage kids on their unique learning path.   

Grades: preK–8

Cost: $

Desmos

An online graphing calculator that students can use for free. Includes a teacher-centric activity builder for creating digital math activities. 

Grades: 9–12

Cost: Free

Flocabulary

Use hip-hop to teach math! Flocabulary offers songs, activities, and videos. 

Grades K–12

Cost: Free trial; $ subscription

GeoGebra

Another graphing calculator for functions, geometry, algebra, calculus, statistics, and 3D math. Includes practice sheets. 

Grades: 9–12

Cost: Free

Kahoot

You know it, your kids love it. Why not use it to teach math? Engage your students with this game-based classroom response system played by the whole class in real time. Multiple-choice questions are projected on the screen, then students answer with their smartphone, tablet, or computer.  

Grades K–12

Cost: Free 30-day trial; $ subscription

Games and activities for students

Interactive websites that provide students with instruction and independent practice.

Arithmetic Four

Two users play a game in which each player tries to connect four game pieces in a row (like game Connect Four). The players answer math questions to connect the pieces. Teacher chooses how much time each player has to answer, the level of difficulty, and the type of math problem.  

Grades: 2–8

Cost: Free

BeatCalc

Just like it sounds, this game challenges students to beat a calculator! Features step-by-step directions for performing functions quickly.   

Grades 3–8

Cost: Free

Coolmath Games

Yes, math games can be cool! Check out the hundreds of games on this site and on Coolmath4kids. 

Grades K–12

Cost: Free; $ ad-free version

Figure This!

Figure This! is a site designed to encourage families to practice math together. It includes fun and engaging math games and high-quality challenges. It even offers challenges in Spanish. 

Grades 6–8

Cost: Free

Free Rice

This math game serves a dual purpose. Students practice multiplication and pre-algebra math. For each answer they get right, the World Food Programme donates 10 grains of rice to help end hunger.  

Grades 3–7

Cost: Free

Hotmath

 

Hotmath provides homework assistance for high school and college students, using “worked out” examples of math problems.  

Grades 9–college

Cost: Free

Jefferson Lab

Your students will love fun math games like Speed Math Deluxe, Mystery Math, Place Value Game, and more.    

Grades 3–11

Cost: Free

MATHHelp.com

In-depth lessons with videos, guided practice, interactive self-tests, and more. 

Grades: 5–12

Cost: Free

Math Playground

More than 425 math games, logic puzzles, and brain workouts for students to practice their math skills.   

Grades: 1–6

Cost: Free

MrNussbaumMath

Nearly 100 original math games, workshops, and practice modules, as well as math printables!  

Grades 1–6

Cost: Free

Ninja Maths

This interactive, online tool helps students master basic facts. Set up as a whole-class or small-group competition, students earn ninja cards and track results on a ninja scoring poster. Two board games that teach operations are also available for purchase.  

Grades 2–8

Cost: Free

Numeracy Ninjas

This is a free intervention tool designed to fill gaps in students’ mental calculation skills and empower them with number fluency. Students can earn ninja belts of different colors for their skill level.  

Grades 2–8

Cost: Free

PBS Math Club

From PBS Learning Media, middle schoolers will love this entertaining video blog. Not only does each episode cover Common Core Standards, it makes math learning culturally relevant with pop-culture references.   

Grades: 6–9

Cost: Free

Quizlet

Students can create study flashcards, play learning games, practice skills, collaborate with other students, and more.   

Grades: 5–12

Cost: Free

Reflex

Another resource to help students build fact fluency. Each game is tailored to students’ ability levels.   

Grades: 2–6

Cost: Free trial; $ monthly subscription

Sheppard Software

Tons of fun and educational online math games, from basic operations to algebra and geometry.   

Grades: K–6

Cost: Free

That Quiz

Simple math test activities for teachers and students, from beginning math operations to calculus. You set the skill level, how many problems, and time limit. A report, which tallies right and wrong answers, is provided after each quiz.   

Grades 3–12

Cost: Free

Xtramath

Xtramath is like a daily math vitamin. An interactive online tool that helps students practice and master basic arithmetic facts, it’s quick and easy to use. Weekly emails provide progress reports for teachers and parents.   

Grades: K–8

Cost: Free

Best Math Websites – Resources for Teachers

Sources for teachers that provide lesson-planning resources and professional development materials.

Common Core Sheets

Math worksheets for just about any area of study. Free downloads. Good for planning lessons, review, and independent work.

Grades: K–6

Cost: Free

Kuta Software

For teachers of pre-algebra through calculus. Create the math worksheets you need, exactly how you want them, in minutes. You can also create customizable homework, quizzes, and tests.  

Grades 8–12

Cost: Free

Mashup Math

A creative solution that aims to revive students’ passion and interest in math. Mashup Math has a library of 100+ math video-lessons as well as a YouTube channel that features new math video-lessons every week. A free e-book of math challenges is also available.  

Grades K–8

Cost: Free

Math-Aids

Dynamically created math worksheets for students, teachers, parents … anyone!  

Grades: K–10

Cost: Free

MathsBot

Tools for math teachers, including bell-ringers and drills, math tools and manipulatives, question generators, printables, and puzzles.  

Grades K–12

Cost: Free

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NVML)

This National Science Foundation-supported project provides a large library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives and concept tutorials for math instruction.   

Grades: K–12

Cost: Free

TopMarks

TopMarks is a UK-based site that provides a database of resources for teachers, as well as online learning games for students.   

Grade: PreK–8

Cost: Free

VirtualNerd

More than 1,500 video lessons ranging from middle-grade math through algebra 2.  

Grades: 6–12

Cost: Free

For more ideas, check out our collection of math articles.

What’s on your list of best math websites? Add to the comments below.

 

Posted by WeAreTeachers Staff

One Comment

  1. Scott Charlesworth September 3, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    A good list, with some that I use regularly, and some that are new and will have to check out. A couple of glaring omissions – nRich and Math Antics. Two of the best out there!

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