Prodigy Math Games
This is a game with various arenas that the students play and verse their opponents. They may win or lose a battle depending on the power they are using. The battle consists of Math questions that are based on the U.S. Standards and Canadian Curriculum. It also has special EQAO programs designed for Canadian teacher. Planning lessons for practice is super easy as it takes only 2 minutes. It is free to set up your classroom on Prodigy. It will often prompt the players (students) to buy the membership, which is optional as it unlocks many items that they can win and use like other games. It is great for formative assessment, and might be useful for summative assessment. You can even differentiate as you can plan for small groups too. Parents can also pick the levels at which their child is learning. The best part is that the children don't even realize that they are learning Math. Drawback: Does not work on Apple products yet due to Java issues, but will be available by September 2014.
You would need some time to explore this fabulous resource for primary and junior classes. This can be used as a classroom resource, as well as at home. Parents and children can play together. Math games are an opportunity for parents to view math from a different perspective as this is not how most of us learned math.
PBS Kids - Cyberchase
These games by PBS kids are very engaging, especially the Cyber Pattern Player, where you can relate patterning with music. The algebra games are helpful in learning to use variables and functions. Mission Magnetite helps students to practise fractions, and a talking calculator will certainly interest the little ones. The games are designed for primary and junior students. The students will have to choose a simple username and password to play the games and win incentives. It does not require any email etc.
Top Marks Learning Games
The games on this website are categorized according to the age of the learner, and strands of math like Ordering and Sequencing, Place Value, Data Handling etc. The level of difficulty gradually increases in the games. The times-tables and multiplication and division games are excellent to practise the skills as rote learning times- tables becomes monotonous for some learners. The games have clear instructions that are easy to follow.
Sheppard Software - Math Games
The games on this website are for primary and junior classrooms. These are organized in different topics, i.e., basic operations, place value, time, algebra, integers etc. The games are designed to practise math skills. Some topics have related animated tutorials that are great to use in a classroom, and at home. The learners can watch the tutorials, and play the related games to review. The website does not require students to sign up or create a usernames.
This is a website dedicated to games for primary students. The games are in the form of interesting stories. Here you can find a separate section for mobile and iPad ads. This is a good site for parents to play and learn with their children, as well as for teachers to easily access authentic problems in the form of games.
This website is divided into subject specific game arcades. The Math Arcade hosts games for grades 1 to 8. Click on "New to the Math Arcade", which will lead you to choosing your grade. The set up in appealing for the kids as it is not in a list form until you chose.
This website for a user friendly layout which is easy on the eyes. The games are divided into various sections like time games, numbers games etc. The games are based on real world problems. The multiplication games are based on patterning, which makes is more authentic. Some games are external links which may need Java plug-in.
Cool Math Games
Well, as the name suggests, these games are pretty cool for students primary junior students. It also houses some lessons for learning arithmetic, pre-algebra, algebra, pre-calculus review and calculus preview. It includes a math dictionary to refer to, which is helpful, along with puzzles and geometry art activities. There is also a section on real-world problems which is worth exploring. The link to this section is also provided on the Authentic Learning page.
This link has been shared with me by one of the users of My Math Folder, Mary, who is beginning to enjoy learning math by playing all the games. This page includes links to several games like Multiplication Games and Division Machine. You can try to run your own business by playing Open a Lemonade Stand. You can also find links to print worksheets, as well as information about some mathematicians.