Math Playground

Rating Math Playground - 5 out of 5 - Best Rating 5.0

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  • Free
  • age 5+
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About Math Playground

Math Playground is a free-to-use educational website featuring games, videos, and logic challenges for grades pre-k–6. Math Playground has many math games covering a wide range of math subjects and offering many play styles. Math Playground is a web app that will be compatible with any device you have. Its games reflect the CCSS but apply to kids following all math curricula at school or as part of homeschooling.

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Math Playground Review

What is Math Playground?

Math Playground is a math games website filled with free games to entertain kids as they learn about multiplication, fractions, shapes and more. Each of this web app's games looks and feels like an entertainment title while also building in practice and learning for pre-K to grade 6 kids. Finding your way around Math Playground is easy as it categorises games by topic and grade level. The games reflect the Common Core State Standards but work just as well for any math curriculum or course. Math Playground has more than just games. It includes instruction videos, printable worksheets, and virtual manipulatives, making it an invaluable resource for homeschooling parents, providing engaging activities to reinforce learning in various mathematical concepts.

What we like about it?

Using Math Playground has been a fantastic experience for our family. It's one of the few platforms where our kids can compete on the same device while practicing math in two-player games. One of the standout features of Math Playground is its virtual manipulatives, like geoboards, multiplication grids, and number blocks. These tools have been incredibly helpful in visually explaining mathematical concepts to our children.

The Pros of Using Math Playground

  • Free and Accessible: Free-to-use web app and compatible with phones, tablets, PCs, and Macs
  • Easy Setup: No need for account creation, app installation, or payment details
  • Wide Variety of Free Games: Offers a diverse range of free games, catering to different age groups and skill levels.
  • Interactive and Engaging: Provides interactive two-player games, fostering friendly competition among siblings, friends, and classmates.

The Cons of Using Math Playground

  • Distraction of Ads: Relies heavily on advertisements potentially distracting children from the learning content.
  • Managing Screen Time: Parents should be wary of the risk of assuming their children are effectively practicing math while they may be more focused on entertainment.
  • Inconistency in Game Experience: Publishes games from different developers, resulting in inconsistencies in look, feel, controls, and interfaces, which may pose challenges for younger users.

Is Math Playground safe?

The web app shows a KidSafe badge stating it complies with Coppa legislation. Advertising is not ideal for learning apps aside from allowing the product to be free, but Math Playground's privacy policy says that the ad network it uses is also Coppa Certified, making it as good as can be. Math Playground has a relatively short and easy-to-read privacy policy which we recommend teachers read before using the app in the classroom.

How much does Math Playground cost?

Math Playground does not cost kids or their parents anything. There are no in-app purchases or subscription options. 

What are alternatives to Math Playground?

ABCya is a math app with many games. It is also free to use on desktop, while mobile users need to subscribe.

Final Verdict: Math Playground Review

Math Playground is a great math game resource to add to your other educational apps for your pre-k to grade 6 kids. Parents will love it because it is free to use, so it comes with no risk, and it opens up many options to provide extra math support or practice for their kids. Kids will love Math Playground because it will give them variety and fun in their math education.

Also see:

Best Common Core Math Apps

Best Math Apps

App Details

  • Rating: 5
  • Devices: Website
  • Category: Maths
  • Ages: Primary School Apps (5-7 Years), Primary School Apps (7-11 Years), Secondary School Apps (11-14 Years), Secondary School Apps (14-18 Years)
  • Skills: Cognitive Development, Engagement and Usability, Creative Development, Academic Relevance, Thinking & Reasoning
  • In-App Purchases: Offers In-App Purchases
  • In-App Advertising: No
  • Publisher: Math Playground

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