The Best Educational Math Websites for Kids

Many websites offer free math resources, so your kids can stay engaged with math while away from school. Here are some of our favorite sites, which offer a variety of fun activities so kids can enjoy learning while they practice what they've studied in class.

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PBS Kids' Games and Videos

One of the best free online educational resources out there is PBS Kids, where you can find dozens of engaging math activities. You and your child can explore the many areas of the site to find games dealing with counting, measurements and equations.

PBS Parents, an associated site that you can access by clicking a link within each game, describes the games and related activities. The whole PBS Kids' experience can be a fun way to interest your child in math, although on some of the pages it may take a few minutes to get your bearings since not everything is clearly indicated.

Games, Lessons and Practice Sheets from CoolMath.com

Cool Math and its connected site, CoolMath4Kids.com, offer hours of fun math practice for your son or daughter. Topics on the two websites begin with the most basic elementary math and continue on through pre-calculus.

Online games help your child review the concepts discussed in the Web lessons, and instantly scored practice problems help reinforce each math fact. The games use themes, like animals, outer space and U.S. geography, to make math fun. Whether you're looking for supplementary lessons to support your child's textbook or are interested in finding activities to keep your son or daughter involved with math over school holidays, Cool Math likely has something for you.

Math Playground's Video Tutorials and Games

Here you can find free video lessons on dozens of math topics. The videos use simple graphic illustrations to explain math concepts, while a voice discusses each graphic and takes you step-by-step through the process. These tutorials cover units from prime numbers, fractions and decimals to calculating tips at restaurants.

More than 20 online games allow your child to practice using the methods learned in the video tutorials or in math class, while having fun. Games are labeled according to which kind of math is used and a picture shows the theme. Word problems are categorized by grade level and by type of math. Many of the games and problems are suitable for children within a range of 2-3 grade levels; so if you have two kids close in age, they may be able to play some of these games together.

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