8 fun websites to help kids learn math

Math can be a dry and difficult subject for children to learn, but it doesn’t have to be. One way to make math engaging is to help children understand how it has real-world application and to use games, colorful worksheets, and fun activities to help teach it.

If you’re a teacher or parent trying to help kids learn math, we’ve got you covered. These are the best fun websites to help kids get better at math.


math playground

Math Playground is a fun, brightly colored website that kids will love exploring.

At the top, the content is divided into different sections such as math games, logic games, math arcade games, story math, and math videos. This is also broken down by level, from kindergarten to sixth grade.

Whether your child wants to tackle algebra, measurement, geometry or operations, Math Playground has it all. The activities are interactive and presented by fun characters, so it’s sure to hold a child’s attention.

To unlock all games, get monthly math activities, and enjoy other benefits, you’ll need to pay $9.99/month for a classroom subscription or $5.99/month for a family subscription. But that’s optional – there’s a lot to enjoy for free.

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pbs math games for kids

PBS Kids has a fantastic website to help kids learn math. That’s because it uses its recognizable and charming characters like The Cat in the Hat, Elmo, and Curious George to help keep youngsters engaged in games.

Through these interactive games, children can learn skills such as shapes, patterns, arithmetic and estimation. There are also a lot of them, so it will keep them busy for a while.

All games feature voiceovers, music, and sound effects, so chances are your kids won’t even realize they’re playing good old fashioned edutainment.


education.com math games

While Education.com might not have the most inviting design for kids, it’s packed with amazing math games. In fact, it has more than 440, with something for everyone from kindergarten through eighth grade.


The amount offered here is staggering. There are games for addition, decimals, time, money, graphs and much more.

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Each game is engaging and genuinely enjoyable, brought to life by a diverse cast of anthropomorphic creatures. With clear instructions and a voiceover, this means your child can immediately understand the task and immediately start improving their math skills.

If you’re a teacher, you can sign up for a paid plan that provides access to guided lessons, progress tracking, personalized learner recommendations, and more.


coolmath4kids

CoolMath4Kids describes itself as “an amusement park of games, lessons, and more, designed to teach math and make it fun.” It’s fair to say it delivers on that promise.

With an easy-to-navigate website, CoolMath4Kids has something to cater for all kids, no matter where they are in their learning journey.

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Kids will love playing games like Tractor Multiplication, Demolition Division, and Integer Warp. If they can play these games against the computer, they can also host private rooms to challenge their friends.

Although you can guide your children through the lessons if you wish, they are designed so clearly and simply that a child could learn on their own if they have the motivation.

Once done, there are plenty of customizable quizzes (choose topic, number of questions, and time per question) to keep them challenged.


math skills for kids

While many of the sites we’ve listed focus on online interactivity, Math Skills for Kids primarily offers printable worksheets that children can complete at school or at home, with resources for pre-kindergarten through in sixth grade.

Hundreds of worksheets are offered here, covering topics like fractions, subtraction, square roots, decimals, division, and more.

While your child may enjoy completing these worksheets on their own, they’ll likely have a better learning experience if you sit down with them and help them talk to them about math concepts.


cocksize bbc

BBC Bitesize follows the UK National Curriculum, but of course the math concepts are universal, even if they call it ‘maths’.

A great thing about BBC Bitesize is that it is aimed at children aged three and over. Everything is tailored to this specific age group; younger children are welcomed by cartoon characters and games, while older children can benefit from more in-depth lessons.

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Either way, BBC Bitesize is a fun and safe website for your kids to explore. There are lessons, quizzes, videos, games and more to keep them busy for hours.



funbrain

Funbrain has been offering educational games for kids since 1997, so it’s packed with great resources.

It offers a wide range of games and videos for children from kindergarten to eighth grade. There are games where you have to solve math problems to make circuits, drop candies on a cake production line, find your way out of a haunted house and much more.

One of the advantages of Funbrain is the ease of navigation. Kids can see everything for their grade on one page, with clear thumbnails, and they can easily switch between games.


mathematical antics

Math Antics is a fantastic website that offers a series of math videos that teach basic concepts in a fun and engaging way, hosted by host Rob.

He uses helpful and fun examples to help children understand what he teaches. The videos are usually around ten minutes long, which seems like the perfect time before a child’s attention span starts to fade.

If you want practice materials to support the lessons, it costs $10/year.

Keep your kids engaged while learning

It can be difficult to keep children excited about learning, especially with the complex topics that math presents. I hope they use these websites and find them exciting – they just happen to learn at the same time.

If you want to take your child’s education further, and not just math, there are plenty of great educational services like Khan Academy and RoboMind that offer fun digital ways to keep them engaged and learning.


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