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The Best Online Math Games, Board Games, and Math Videos for Kids

The Best Online Math Games, Board Games, and Math Videos for Kids

Help your kids strengthen their math skills with these fun and educational math games and videos for kids.


Is your kid throwing tantrums over fractions and crying about quadrilaterals? The pandemic has kids all over adjusting to a new way of learning, which has inevitably brought on....challenges. Fortunately, if there's one thing kids love its apps and games, and there are tons of math apps, online math games for kids, board games, and videos out there to help boost crucial math skills. (And even if your child is doing just fine, there's no such thing as too much math practice). These online math games can help kids from preschool to middle school practice skills like basic counting, addition, subtraction, and beyond.

Online Math Games for Kids

ABCmouse.com
Age: 2-8

The learning site teaches numbers, addition, subtraction, shapes, patterns, measurements, and more. Their online math games and creative activities make math fun while your little one gets math practice. Curriculum includes place value, length, time, money measurement, names of shapes, and recognizing and counting numbers 1 to 120.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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ABCya
Age:
5-10

Activities and games on this site were designed by parents and educators, so games are guaranteed to be educational and fun. Games are organized by grade (from pre-kindergarten to sixth grade) and topic (such as numbers). Preschoolers can play Connect the Dots while sixth graders can try out Feed Me Fractions.

Divide by Sheep
Age: 11+

This unique game stands out among the traditional and dry ones out there. It boasts cute and cartoonish graphics (which may appeal to your tween!). Kids flex their math muscles as they solve puzzles in this engaging game.

Splash Math
Age: 
5-10



This fun and interactive app lets kids practice math at their own pace. They can work on skills like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. A coin identifying game, for example, lets students tap on coins to flip them to see the other side.

Counting Caterpillar
Age: 3+

Kids will get the basics of counting by ones here. Then they’ll learn the concept of skip counting by 2, 5, and 10. Take it a step further with the app, which also teaches your child how to recognize and name numbers 1 to 10, write and trace numbers, and add and subtract, all using fun mats and tiles.

Math Videos for Kids

MathTV.com
Age:
 11+

This site has been described as Netflix for online learning. Choose from 10,000 free math videos on topics like algebra, geometry, calculus, and trigonometry. Videos feature lessons by tutors who offer varied approaches to the same topics. This method allows students to learn how to solve problems differently.

Khan Academy Kids
Age:
2-6

Adorable animal characters will teach your kids math. Your little learner will get a personalized learning path so he can tackle activities and lessons at his own, individualized pace. New content is added constantly, too.

Math Board Games for Kids

Rat-a-Tat Cat
Age: 6+

In Rat-a-Tat Cat, less is always better; you want the lowest score. As children play the game, they develop a sense of timing and an understanding of basic but essential math concepts. They learn how to remember their cards and to figure out which ones others might have. The game requires skill, strategy, and awareness.

Mobi Math
Age: 6+

This strategy game challenges kids (and adults!) to play with numbers. The goal of the game is to make math equations quickly. The winner is first person to connect the tiles in a crossword-style grid. Kids will boost their skills in sequence, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Zingo! Number Bingo! 1-2-3
Age: 4+

This fun number bingo game will help develop your little one’s counting, addition, and number sense plus word recognition. Players match numbered tiles to images on their cards. The first player with a full card in this fast-paced game wins by yelling “Zingo!”

Hi Ho! Cherry-O!
Age: 3+

Math is made fun in this classic board game. Be the first to fill the bucket with cherries. Kids will learn about addition and subtraction in a stress-free way. They’ll have so much fun, in fact, they won’t even realize they’re practicing math skills.

Count Your Chickens
Age: 3+

Your munchkin mathematician will gain fundamentals like counting, pattern recognition, problem solving, number recognition, and subtraction. Your preschooler will be on a mission to return lost chickens back to the coop before the hen arrives in this fun board game.


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Author: Stacey Feintuch is a freelance writer for print and online publications. She has written for ReadersDigest.com, BestofNJ.com, K health, The Boca Raton Observer magazine, The Bump, Care.com, Healthline, Highlights for Kids, HealthyWomen, and other outlets. She has a BA in journalism from The George Washington University and an MA in magazine journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She grew up in Morris County, NJ, and currently lives in Bergen County, NJ. A mom to two boys, you'll find her at the baseball diamond on the weekends. See More

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