The Best Online Interactive Math Games for Every Grade Level

K through 12 … it all adds up to fun!

Practice makes perfect, and math proficiency at all levels definitely takes practice. From basic addition and subtraction to advanced algebra and geometry concepts, these online interactive math games provide a fun way to practice important skills. Oh, and the best part? They’re all available for free on the web!

We love playing games like these on an interactive projector, because you can enlarge the display, project the game on a wall or table, and play as a class. Use your finger or the interactive pen to control the game play from the board. Alternatively, you can have students play the games on their individual devices, periodically sharing their work or questions on your projector for you to give feedback.

Best Online Interactive Math Games for Elementary School

It’s important to spark an interest in math at a young age and build confidence in skills quickly. Fun interactive math games are a great way to do it.

Puzzle Pics

Puzzle Pics Math Playground - The Best Online Interactive Math Games

How it works: Click and drag the puzzle pieces to answer the math questions, revealing a cool picture at the end. There are multiple versions for different skills and levels, and you can change the target sums too.

What students practice: Basic addition and subtraction

Where to find it: Math Playground

Bar Graphing With Eggs

Graphing With Eggs - The Best Online Interactive Math Games

How it works: First, move the frying pan to catch the colored eggs as they fall from the chickens. Then, sort the eggs by pattern. Finally, use the eggs to create a basic bar graph.

What students practice: Sorting, graphing

Where to find it: Education.com

Number Bonds

Number Bonds Math Playground - The Best Online Interactive Math Games

How it works: Aim and shoot the center number ball at one of the balls circling the track to make the target sum. Repeat until all the balls are gone. Different versions are available for target sums of 10, 20, 30, or 40.

What students practice: Addition

Where to find it: Math Playground

Making Change

Making Change Math Playground - The Best Online Interactive Math Games

How it works: Help Harvey the cashier make change for his customers by clicking the correct coins and bills to place them on the counter. If you get the wrong answer, the computer prompts you to correct your error.

What students practice: Subtraction, money skills

Where to find it: Math Playground

Fruit Splat

Fruit Splat Game - The Best Online Interactive Math Games

How it works: Students solve multiplication and division problems by “splatting” pieces of fruit.

What students practice: Multiplication, division

Where to find it: Sheppard Software

Best Online Interactive Math Games for Middle School

As math becomes more challenging, maintaining student engagement can become more difficult. Entertaining math games can help kids continue to sharpen their skills without feeling like a bore.

High Stakes Heist

Order of Operations - The Best Online Interactive Math Games

How it works: Crack the safe by solving an equation, one step at a time, using the correct order of operations. If you make a mistake, you can go back to the previous step to fix it.

What students practice: Order of operations

Where to find it: ABCYa

Integers Blocks

Integers Addition Blocks XP Math - The Best Online Interactive Math Games

How it works: In this timed game, click the numbers that add up to or are the produet of the target number, which changes each time you reach it. Blocks disappear as you click them, and you may need to select multiple numbers to reach your goal. Addition and multiplication versions are available.

What students practice: Addition and multiplication with rational numbers

Where to find it: XP Math

Algebraic Reasoning Sweet Shop

Algebraic Reasoning Sweet Shop - The Best Online Interactive Math Games

How it works: Using the stacks of various candies that add up to certain amounts, determine how much each individual candy is worth. This can be done as mental math or by writing out and solving equations.

What students practice: Mental math, writing equations

Where to find it: Math Playground

Boat Coordinates

Boat Coordinates Math Nook - The Best Online Interactive Math Games

How it works: Enter the coordinates to send the boat on its way to the finish line. Stop along the way to pick up coins but be sure to avoid obstacles. You have a limited amount of time, so think fast! This game can be customized—make single-quadrant or four-quadrant boards.

What students practice: Coordinate graphing

Where to find it: Math Nook

Algebra Meltdown

Algebra Meltdown Manga - The Best Online Interactive Math Games

How it works: Solve linear equations and drop the correct number of balls into the reactor to give each scientist the number of atoms they need. The game is simple at first but gets more complicated as you advance. Work quickly, or the scientists will get mad and take away your lives.

What students practice: Linear equations

Where to find it: Mangahigh

Best Online Interactive Math Games for High School

Higher level math doesn’t have to be all work and no play. Online math games for high school students are harder to find, but these games give students the chance to practice their skills in a unique way.

Wrecks Factor

Wrecks Factor Mangahigh - The Best Online Interactive Math Games

How it works: Ships sail onto the board and wreck, displaying a quadratic equation. Factor the equation, then click and drag the correct answer to the points on the grid that surround the boat. More boats continue to arrive, and if one sinks before you solve the equation, you lose a life.

What students practice: Factoring quadratic equations

Where to find it: Mangahigh

Portal Transformation

Portal Transformation XP Math - The Best Online Interactive Math Games

How it works: Translate and transform the portals around the coordinate plane to transport the pellet into the receptacle. Some are simple, while others involve transformations like reflection, rotation, and dilation.

What students practice: Translation and transformation in a coordinate plane

Where to find it: XP Math

Sortify: Angles

Sortify Angles Brainpop - The Best Online Interactive Math Games

How it works: Sort the cards by dragging them into bins and placing the correct label on them. Some cards need to be linked together, like those that form complementary or supplementary angles. Submit the bins to be checked and earn points for correct answers.

What students practice: Types of angles, basic geometry

Where to find it: Brainpop

Trigonometry Minigolf

Trigonomety Golf Learn Alberta - The Best Online Interactive Math Games

How it works: Answer the trigonometry questions to work your way through a miniature golf course. More correct answers will improve your swing power. For incorrect answers, the game explains your mistakes and allows you to try again.

What students practice: Calculating sine, cosine, and tangent

Where to find it: Learn Alberta

Geogebra

Geogebra - The Best Online Interactive Math Games

How it works: While not a game per se, we love the interactive site Geogebra for creating graphs, 3D shapes, and more. It’s a perfect way to add an interactive touch to your geometry lessons.

What students practice: Geometry

Where to find it: Geogebra

Take these online interactive math games to the next level by using them with your interactive projector. We love the options available from EPSON—here’s a link to check them out.

 

 

Posted by Jill Staake

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