Right now, we finally have nice weather in southern Minnesota and it would be nearly criminal to have the kids sitting inside doing anything, even educational stuff! That said, everybody needs cooling off times and it’s great to have some educational fun on hand for rainy days.
Here’s ten sites with games, activities, drills and more that will help reinforce those math skills during the summer and keep it fun too.
Math Goodies offers games, puzzles, worksheets and more in a variety of subjects from prime numbers to decimals to basic math.
Fun Brain offers lots of math games like Soccer Shootout (fractions) and Operation Order (use algebra to build a pyramid).
Most people know Free Rice teaches vocabulary while earning food for the hungry, but many people don’t know how many subjects have been added. Kids can practice basic math or the multiplication tables and help people out while they do it. What’s especially nice about this site is that it continually resets to stay at a level that’s challenging but possible for whomever is answering the questions. It’s also fun to keep track of how how much you’ve donated.
Coolmath is designed for kids “ages 13 to 100” and has games and activities to reinforce algebra, precalculus, geometry and lots more. There are links to coolmath for younger kids, plus puzzles and lots more fun, too.
Numbernut has flash activities that teach basics plus money, time, fractions, decimals, percents and more.
Xtra Math is a drill program that allows parents/teachers to track kids’ progress, which can be a neat perk. This site is simple and helpful, but may get dull for kids who prefer learning through games.
Learning Games for Kids has all kinds of educational games, including math based ones. You can even set the grade level.
Math Mayhem lets kids battle other kids around the world online.
Math Playground offers lots of fun games like Project Trig, Weigh the Wangdoodles, Save the Zogs and Fraction Eaters!
Finally, Living Math offers dozens of links to all sorts of math sites, games and fun.
If you know of other fun, free math sites, please add them in the comments!