ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Education and Science»
  • Elementary, Middle School & High School

Free Math Website Games for Kids!

Updated on June 1, 2012

Interactive Learning Websites

There are many educational websites that offer fun and interactive learning for children. The websites in this article introduce children to counting and number skills, from one to one hundred, as well as practice learning to tell time. For each website game, there are a list of suggestions to facilitate your child's learning experience. Remember it is important to play the games several times with children before directing them to try it on their own. You want to be available to offer support and instruction during the learning, in addition to enjoying the quality time it offers together .

Teach Numbers and Counting to One Hundred

Suggestions for Gamebone

In this game children are asked to find ten hidden bones on the 1-100 number square in less than a minute. Use the following suggestions to add some variety to the game and promote further learning.

  • Have children click and say each number out loud as they play the game.
  • Encourage them to click every box in order to count by ones.
  • See how many squares you can click in the allotted time. Try to beat your record.
  • Instruct children to click every second box and practice counting by two's.
  • Click every fifth box to practice counting by fives or every tenth box to count by tens.
  • Click all the numbers in one column and observe the number pattern.
  • Discuss all the different things that can be done in under one minute.

Suggestions for Splat Square

In this game children use colors to make splats on different number squares. The following are suggestions to maximize the learning opportunities when playing this game with your child.

  • Use the color yellow to count by twos. Use blue to count by five, or green to count by ten.
  • Ask your child to locate numbers and splat them with a specific colour i.e. Find the number 22 and splat it with blue. Find the number 48 and splat it with red.
  • Use the colors to make a pattern on the chart i.e. blue, red, green, yellow (repeated).
  • Ask questions that help teach adding and subtracting i.e. What number is three less than 10. Splat it red. What number is 5 more than 18. Splat it pink.
  • Create a picture on the hundred's square using the different colors.
  • Demonstrate multiplication i.e. 2x3 by using splats to color six squares.

Learn to Tell Time

The following game provides opportunity for children to learn about telling time. Children must read the time in words and then stop the clock when the hands reach their correct position. The following are suggestions to maximize learning when playing this game with your child.

  • Review the function of the minute hand and the hour hand.
  • Reduce the speed of the game if playing for the first time.
  • Read the time in words for your child if necessary.
  • For children new to telling time play the game for the child and have them assist.
  • For different times represented in the game, make connections to things people do at that time. For instance, six thirty in the evening is when people might have their dinner. Eight thirty in the morning is when many people travel to work or school.

Talk About the Learning!

Before, during, and after the learning session with your child it is valuable to discuss their knowledge about the activity and questions that they may have. Before playing each of the games ask your child what they already know about numbers or about telling time. During the session stop to discuss any new learning or further questions. When finished playing the games ask your child what they learned and how this knowledge will help them in the world. Most importantly...have fun!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • rutley profile image

      rutley 6 years ago from South Jersey

      Thanks for sharing and welcome! Voted up!

    • Sturgeonl profile image
      Author

      Sturgeonl 6 years ago

      Thanks for your comments KrystalD. I'm glad the information is useful to you.

    • KrystalD profile image

      Krystal 6 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks for the information! You mentioned some sites I have never heard of and I use the web for math games for the classroom quite a bit. Thanks for sharing.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)