5 Teacher Approved Math Websites for Students

I love teaching with technology, and my students love learning with technology. That is why I decided to create a list of my favorite websites for my students to use during math. I have included all the links for each website and a short summary about each one. There are many other websites that are wonderful. However, I wanted to create a practical list of ones that I feel are most important. Enjoy!

5 Teacher Approved Math Websites for Students

1. Front Row
Front row is a website that provides students with differentiated math instruction that is aligned to the common core standards for grades K-8. Teachers will need to create a free account. Then, you will be prompted to create a class. Each student will have their own login information. Students will begin the program by taking a diagnostic test. The diagnostic test will allow the teacher to see if there are any gaps in a specific math area. After the test, students can choose an area to focus on. Here is 3rd grade student view:

Front Row Student View

 

After choosing a domain to practice, the student will begin answering practice questions.

Student Question View

Students earn coins for each question they answer correctly. After answering several questions, they will be asked to go to the “Piggy Store.” Here they can spend their coins to dress up their Pig character.

Front Row Pig Store

One of my favorite aspects of FrontRow is seeing a detailed analysis of your student per standard. Here is an example:Detailed Analysis

FrontRow does not limit students to only their grade level. If they master the topic, they continue to practice it at the next grade level.

2. TenMarks
TenMarks is a free website that allows teachers to assign extra math practice to individual students or as a class. Students will complete the assignment and submit it. While completing the assignment, students can receive hints from the website. If they are struggling with an assignment, they can watch videos of how to solve the problems.

3. Prodigy Math
Prodigy Math is an online game that is similar to Pokemon that focuses on common core standards for grades 1-8. You will need to create a new account for your class. Each student will have their own username and password. Students create a character to use to travel through the prodigy world. They can battle other characters to win new tricks or gain new members to their team. You are probably asking yourself, “Where is the math?” It is in the “battles.” Please do not think this is violent because it is not. When I say battle it looks like this:

Prodigy Math Battle

The characters are not actually fighting. They throw a ball to the opponent and that is all. {This is the similarity with Pokemon.} In order to make a move on your opponent, the user has to answer a math problem. The game will not let the student continue until the problem is answered correctly. Here is an example of a third grade level question:

Prodigy Question

This question was the first one I answered in the game. The questions get harder and more challenging as the player makes progress throughout the game. The game automatically differentiates for each student based on his or her area of need. Everything your students work on in Prodigy is reported back to you in real time. Quickly see which skills your students have mastered, and where they may need some additional support.

4. GregTangMath
GregTangMath is a website that has online math games. Unlike the website, CoolMathGames, Greg Tang has all educational math games. There are various games focusing on place value, the four operations, and fractions. I’m not 100% sure on appropriate grade level use, but I definitely recommend checking it out. One of my favorite games is BreakAPart. It allows students to focus on the decomposing strategy.

5. VirtualManipulatives
I stumbled across this website while trying to find an online math manipulatives website. I LOVE this website. It has a huge variety of math manipulatives for grades PreK-8. It is perfect to use in the classroom, but it is also helpful for those students that need manipulatives at home. The website offers: counting bears/tiles, fraction bars/circles, clocks, algebra tiles, and much more. My favorite part about this website is…IT IS NOT CONFUSING. My third graders were able to use it independently, and I’m sure younger grades could use it too.

Well, I hope you were able to find a new website or two that you can use for the new school year.

Do you have a great website that your students love to use during math? I would love to hear from you! Comment on this post below! I’m always looking to add more websites for my students to use.

Thanks y’all!
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