We live in the era of technology and immediacy, an era in which the answer to any question is only one click or one vocal command away, providing our mind with a comfort that – in the long run, will take its toll on our brain’s efficiency.
From the moment we are born, our brain becomes our best friend, allowing us to control not only our bodily functions and physical capacities but also our emotions and memory. However, if neglected and not trained properly, our brain can turn into our worst enemy.
Regardless of age, keeping our mind sharp and active by challenging it on a daily basis is the best way to keep it fit, healthy, and young!
To help you improve not only your brain’s speed and performance but also develop a more complex understanding of math concepts and refine crucial skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, or technology skills, we have put together a list of 101 Cool Math Games that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.
Our varied selection includes color by number activities, challenging matchsticks puzzles, interactive quizzes, fun online and offline math games, etc. Are you ready for the challenge?
Cool Math Games for Kids and Adults
1. Color by number Christmas worksheet
With Christmas coming, there is no better way to keep your kid entertained than with this color by number worksheet. Ideal for preschoolers, this activity will help your child develop his/her fine motor skills, dexterity, tools manipulation abilities, and hand-eye coordination. Your child will get to practice numbers and colours in an engaging way.
2. Sort by size: Owls and Rabbits
Ideal for kids 5+, this activity aims at introducing kids to the concept of size and comparing things. If you choose the printable version, kids will have to use scissors and glue, thus developing their fine motor skills.
You can either work on the worksheet online or download it for free from https://www.liveworksheets.com/ui1473755vm
3. Interactive worksheets by AdaptedMind
Created by graduates of Harvard, Stanford, and Berkeley, AdaptedMind strives to customize the learning experience by identifying and addressing kids’ weaknesses and strengths. Adaptive learning significantly improves the way children learn.
With AdaptedMind, math feels like play! There are over 300,000 available math problems ranging from 1st grade to 8th grade. You can benefit from one free month and, if you are convinced, you will have to pay $9.95/month.
4. Bubble Buster: Addition to 10
Designed for 1st grade, this online bubble buster game allows kids to practice addition to 10 and gain math fluency in a fun and interactive way. Kids are expected to make 10 by touching two numbers. As they progress through the game, the difficulty of the levels increases.
The game is available at https://www.education.com/game/number-pairs-bubble-buster/
5. High School Geometry
6. Minute Math: Division
How many division problems are you able to solve in 1 minute? Sporcle challenges you to solve 50. Are you up for the challenge?
7. Can you create 6 squares by moving only 2 matchsticks?
8. Whack a Difference
Designed for Pre-K, this game allows kids to hone their matching skills and improve their shape and pattern recognition skills.
You can play the game at https://www.mathgametime.com/games/whack-a-difference
9. Connect the Dots: Fish (1 to 9)
Connect-the-dots worksheets allow kids to hone basic counting skills and develop their fine motor skills.
You can download the worksheet at https://www.coloring.ws/t.asp?t=https://www.coloring.ws/ctd/cdfish.gif
10. Math Match Game
This fun online game allows kids of all ages to put their memory and math skills to a good test. Depending on your kid’s skills, there are various available options: 2D shapes and names, multiply (easy, medium, or hard), and add (easy, medium, and hard).
You can play the game at https://www.mathsisfun.com/games/math-match-game.html
11. Unicycle Race Measurement
This measurement game designed for kindergarten challenges kids to help fun characters to race toward the finish line by identifying items based on clues related to measurement vocabulary: the tallest, the longest, the shortest, etc.
You can play the game at https://www.education.com/game/unicycle-race-measurement/
12. Menu additions using a calculator (Special Education, Age: 10+)
What better way to teach your kids to use a calculator than with this fun KFC worksheet? You can either print it or work on it online.
13. Number sequences
Here is another challenge from Sporcle: choose the correct numbers for the given number sequences. You only have 4 minutes and you are not allowed to make any mistakes.
14. Connect the Dots: Frog (Medium difficulty)
This printable worksheet challenges kids to connect the dots (1 to 45) and draw a frog.
You can download the worksheet at https://www.coloring.ws/t.asp?t=https://www.coloring.ws/ctd/connectfrog.gif
15. Form 4 triangles by moving only 2 matchsticks.
This fun online game challenges players to adjust angle and force in order to destroy the opponents’ tanks. You can play against up to 4 players (either human or computer generated) and choose the difficulty level and the terrain.
You can play the game at https://www.mathsisfun.com/games/tanks2.html
17. The measure tape challenge
This is a fun game that can be played anywhere, anytime, by anyone … as long as you have a measure tape at hand. This game allows kids to hone their perception of measurement and their estimation skills. It can be played either individually or in small teams. Players are asked to look around and choose various objects. The purpose of the game is to measure the chosen objects and, after adding them up, get as close as possible to a pre-established goal (e.g. 1 meter, 30 centimetres, etc.)
18. Sago Mini Pet Café
Designed by Sago Sago Toys Inc., this fun app allows pre-schoolers to count, sort, and match delicious treats for their pet café. It’s a fun way to learn about shapes, numbers, and colours. The app is available for both Android and iOS and costs $3.99.
You can download the app from Google Play or Appstore.
19. More or Less
Kindergartners will love this game! Designed to improve their number and counting skills, the game challenges kids to click on the group that has the least or the most items.
The game is available at https://www.mathgametime.com/games/more-or-less
20. Water Rafting: Cube Roots
A challenging and fast-paced math game for 8th grade, Water Rafting: Cube Roots allows kids to practice determining the cube roots of multiple perfect cubes while racing toward the finish line.
You can play the game at https://www.education.com/game/water-rafting-cube-roots/
21. Tens and Ones
Thought out for 2nd grade, this worksheet will allow your kid to practice tens and ones.
If you are ready for the challenge, you can work on it here: https://www.liveworksheets.com/qy1376150tm
22. Move 3 matchsticks to obtain 3 equal triangles.
23. Hungry Fish by Motion Math
Intuitive and fun, this app allows kids to practice addition, subtraction, and negative numbers by feeding the fish the correct diet. Designed to foster mental arithmetic and enhance automaticity in adding and subtracting negative and positive integers, this game is ideal for kids aged 3 to 11. The app is free to download and contains no ads, even though it does feature In-App purchases for an extra addition level, two subtraction levels, and various negative levels.
The game can be downloaded from the App Store.
24. Find the Impostor: Fractions
You have 5 minutes to identify which one of the 4 fractions is not the equivalent of the given one. The quiz is available at https://www.sporcle.com/games/DarkAppraiser44/find-the-impostor-fractions
25. Division Derby
Designed to help kids to divide numbers by memory and match division expressions with the correct quotients, this game challenges kids to lead their ponies to victory!
The game is available at https://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_Division_Derby.html
26. 3×3=5 numeric puzzle
Move 1 stick to fix the equation.
27. Expanded notation match
Designed for 2nd grade, this live worksheet challenges kids to match the expanding form to its correspondent number.
28. Ski Racer: Missing Integers with Mixed Operations
Designed for 7th grade, this fast-paced online game allows kids to hone their solving operations with integers skills while racing toward the finish line. Kids are expected to determine the integers that make the equations true.
You can play the game at https://www.education.com/game/ski-racer-missing-integers-with-mixed-operations/
29. DragonBox Algebra 12+ by WeWantToKnow
This award-winning app covers a wide range of math concepts: addition, multiplication, division, parentheses, addition of fractions, positive/negative signs, factorization, collection of like terms, and substitution. Designed for kids aged 9 to 11, the app costs $7.99 and it is available on Google Play, AppStore, and Amazon.
30. 3 squares of 3 different sizes
In this picture, there are 5 squares: 4 small ones and 1 big. Move 2 matchsticks to create 3 squares of 3 different sizes.
31. Counting Hands- Math Activity
If your kid is learning to count, add, or subtract, this activity proposed by JDaniel4’s Mom could provide the hands-on help you need to make counting, adding, or subtracting fun and easy. All you need is a pair of plastic gloves, beans, rubber bands, and a spoon.
32. Flocabulary: Multiplication and Division
An innovative and engaging learning program for all grades, Flocabulary makes use of educational hip-hop music to help students attain academic success. Here you can find a series of fun and catchy songs meant to help students practice multiplication and division.
33. Simon Says, “Geometry!” by Scholastic
This classical game can be adapted to help kids practice geometry in an engaging and challenging way. The purpose of the game is to have kids illustrate with their arms geometric terms such as perpendicular and parallel lines and obtuse, acute, and right angles.
34. Compose Numbers within 5
Designed for 2nd grade, this fun online game helps students to practice composing numbers to make a number.
The game is available at https://www.splashlearn.com/s/math-games/compose-numbers-within-5
Thought out for kids aged 5 to 7, this worksheet allows kids to practice shapes and complete patterns in an interactive and fun way.
36. Subitize to 5
Can you free the bird by combining the broken tiles? Fun and engaging, this game challenges kids to subitize up to 5 and solve counting problems.
The game is available at https://www.splashlearn.com/s/math-games/subitize-to-5
37. Treasure quest: Multiplication Chart
Thought out to help kids visualize multiplication patterns, use the given structure, and multiply within 100, this interactive game is ideal for 3rd and 4th graders.
The game is available at https://www.mathplayground.com/treasure_quest_multiplication_chart.html
38. Connect the Dots: Elephant (Hard)
Ideal to practice skip counting, this worksheet challenges kids to draw an elephant by skip counting by 10s up to 200.
You can download the worksheet at https://www.coloring.ws/t.asp?t=https://www.kidzone.ws/math/jungle/dotsby10.gif
39. Move 2 matchsticks and remove 1 so that the answer is 1.
40. Binary Bears
Designed for 2nd grade, this game will introduce students to the language of binary in an engaging way. Students will have to use their strategic and logic skills to figure out the patterns.
You can play the game at https://www.mathgametime.com/games/binary-bears
41. Fraction shapes
Designed for 3rd grade, this worksheet will allow kids to identify improper fractions and mixed numbers by looking at the drawn shapes.
The worksheet can either be printed or solved online here: https://es.liveworksheets.com/uv740564ro
42. Martian Hoverboards
Designed for 5th grade, this multiplayer game is the ideal tool to practice algebraic expressions that include multiplication, addition, subtraction, and mixed operations
The game is available at https://www.mathgametime.com/games/martian-hoverboards_1
43. Bubble Pop with Curious George!
Join Curious George in this fun counting adventure!
The game is available at https://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/bubbles/
44. Canoe Puppies: 2-digit Addition
Designed for 1st and 2nd grade, this entertaining game challenges players to mentally add numbers built with tens and ones within 100 and understand place value. The player able who uses the best strategy to simplify addition will win the race! To make the race even more thrilling, the game can be played by up to 8 players.
The game is available at https://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_Canoe_Puppies.html
45. Shapes: Choose the Correct Fact
Designed for 5th grade, this geometry game aims at increasing students’ proficiency in 2D shapes by analysing the given options and selecting the correct logical statement
The game is available at https://www.splashlearn.com/s/math-games/choose-the-correct-fact-related-to-shapes
46. The image shows the mirror image of a digital clock. Can you tell the real time without using a mirror?
47. Pan Balance
This game is an amazing way to introduce kids to concepts such as weight measurement, equivalence, and counting.
The game is available at https://pbskids.org/sid/games/pan-balance
48. Connect the Dots: Pig (Hard)
This worksheet aims at helping kids practice skip counting by 2s up to 40.
You can download the worksheet at https://www.coloring.ws/t.asp?t=https://www.kidzone.ws/math/farm/dotsby2.gif
49. Otter Rush: Exponent Expressions
Help Otter win the race by evaluating numerical expressions that involve whole-number exponents. Designed for 6th grade, this fast-paced game challenges players to multiply numbers by memory and match the multiplication expressions with the right products.
The game is available at https://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_Otter_Rush.html
50. Addition to 10
Designed for preschool and kindergarten, this worksheet allows kids to practice addition to 10 in an engaging way.
You can either download the worksheet or solve it online: https://www.liveworksheets.com/worksheets/en/Math/Addition/Addition_to_10_fc776501nl
51. Move 1 matchstick to fix the equation. There are various solutions. How many can you think of?
52. Make 4-Digit Numbers
The aliens need help to go back to their planet. Can your kid help them by composing 4 digit numbers? Designed for 4th grade, the game aims at helping students improve their understanding of place value and expanded forms.
The game is available at https://www.splashlearn.com/s/math-games/make-a-4-digit-numbers
53. Snowflake Match
This game challenges kids to put their matching skills to a test!
You can play the game at https://pbskids.org/sid/games/snowflake-match
54. Roman Numerals
Ready to join the pirates and practice roman numerals? Ideal for 5th grade, this interactive board game is available at https://mathgames4children.com/fun-board-games/5th-grade/pirate/roman-numerals-pirates-grade-5-game.html
55. Giraffe Pull Time
Designed for 1st grade and 2nd grade, this game aims at helping kids to read an analog clock and write time in hours, half-hours, and quarter hours. To add extra excitement to the race, the game can be played by up to 8 players. Will your giraffe win?
The game is available at https://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_Giraffe_Pull_Time.html
56. The image shows the figure 12 (Roman numeral). Remove 4 matchsticks to change it to 7 (Roman numeral).
57. Write the time
Thought out for 2nd grade, this worksheet allows kids to practice telling the time.
You can access this worksheet at https://www.liveworksheets.com/vq61471hy
58. Decimal to Fractions Basketball Game
Designed for 5th grade, this thrilling game allows kids to practice converting fractions to decimals in an interactive and highly engaging way.
You can play the game at https://mathgames4children.com/Games/Decimals/decimals/index.html
59. The Tangram Game
Tangrams are valuable learning tools that help kids develop STEM skills such as geometry skills, visual-spatial skills, and math skills.
The game is available at https://pbskids.org/cyberchase/games/tangram-game
60. Pizza Pandas: Determine Fractions
Designed for 3rd grade, this game challenges players to identify fractions and select the ones that match the leftover pizza. Kids get the opportunity to hone essential skills such as identifying equivalent fractions by comparing them and improving their understanding of fractions as numbers.
The game is available at https://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_PizzaPandas.html
61. Compare 4-Digit Numbers
Designed for 3rd grade, the game challenges kids to solve problems on place value and compare numbers. Kids are expected to work on a grid and drag and drop items at their corresponding places.
The game is available at https://www.splashlearn.com/s/math-games/compare-4-digit-numbers
62. Move 1 matchstick to fix the equation.
63. Word problems: Addition and subtraction
Ideal for kids aged 7 to 8, this word problems worksheet was designed to practice addition and subtraction without renaming or regrouping.
You can either download it or solve it online here: https://www.liveworksheets.com/ft1357458il
64. Adding Double Digits Memory Game
This game has been designed to help kids build up their memory and practice the addition of double-digit numbers.
You can play the game at https://mathgames4children.com/memory-adding-double-digits-game.html
65. Sorting Box
Sorting items teaches your kids to notice similarities and differences. This game will help your kid to categorise, thus developing his/her literacy and numeracy skills.
The game is available at https://pbskids.org/sid/games/sorting-box
66. Jumping Chicks: Counting
Ideal for kindergartners, this fun game will help your kids understand the relationship between quantities and numbers. Kids are challenged to match numbers with different sets on items. Every correct answer will make their chick jump farther than the others!
The game is available at https://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_Jumping_Chicks.html
67. Move 1 matchstick to fix the equation.
68. Take Away to Match the Number
Designed for kindergartners, this game will not only enhance kids’ problem-solving ability but will also help them to hone their subtraction skills while having infinite fun with Blu.
The game is available at https://www.splashlearn.com/s/math-games/take-away-to-match-the-number
69. Shapes Crocodile Game
Designed for 2nd grade, this interactive board game is the ideal tool to practice shapes. You can play the game at https://mathgames4children.com/Games/shapes&Geometry/Hexagon%20puzzle/index.htm
70. Mixed Operations
Designed for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades, this mixed-operations crocodile board game allows children to enhance their math skills while having fun.
This multiple choice quiz is available at https://mathgames4children.com/fun-board-games/2nd-grade/crocs/mixed-operations-crocodile-grade-1-game.html
71. High Five
A fun way to practice skip counting by 5s together with Curious George!
You can play the game at https://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/fives/
72. Move 3 matchsticks to make the fish swim in the opposite direction.
73. Skip counting by 10s
Kids aged 7 to 10 can use this interactive worksheet to practice skip counting by 10.
The worksheet is available at https://es.liveworksheets.com/td1245940fy
74. OIL and NO OIL matchsticks puzzle
Can you figure out the numerical value of each letter and make the statement true?
O=7, I= 6, L= 1, N=8
The correct sum is:
75. Find Shapes All Around Us
Thought out for kindergartners, this engaging game aims at introducing kids to geometry and 2D shapes using real-world objects as visual cues.
The game is available at https://www.splashlearn.com/s/math-games/find-shapes-all-around-us
76. Math Man
Designed for 4th and 5th grades, this fast-paced game challenges players to think quickly, solve the word math problem, and chase the ghost who is wearing the correct answer. Kids will not only get to practice all four operations but also solve multistep problems and use expressions that contain parentheses.
The game is available at https://www.mathplayground.com/mathman.html
77. 8 minus 3 is not 3
Move one matchstick to make the equation true. How many solutions can you find?
78. Subtraction Snake
This snake and ladder game allows kids to practice subtraction up to 20.
The game is available at https://mathgames4children.com/Games/Subtraction/Subtraction_fling_teacher/index.html
79. Flower Garden
Are you ready to join Curious George in a fun counting adventure?
You can play the game at https://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/flowers/
80. Move 2 matchsticks so that you make 1 rhombus and 1 triangle.
81. Comparing 3-digit numbers
If you want to practice comparing 3-digit numbers, this worksheet is definitely an excellent starting point. You can either download it or work on it online.
The worksheet is available at https://www.liveworksheets.com/do1225045ka
82. Align and Compare Lengths
This game invites kindergartners to align and compare lengths by interacting with the given objects and tapping on the item that meets the required condition.
The game is available at https://www.splashlearn.com/s/math-games/align-and-compare-lengths
83. Roman and maths
A mix of maths concepts and Roman numerals, this difficult matchsticks puzzle challenges you to move one single matchstick to make the statement true.
84. Money addition and subtraction
Ideal for kids aged 10+, this interactive worksheet helps kids enhance money concepts and practice 4-digital with decimals addition and subtraction.
The worksheet is available here: https://www.liveworksheets.com/qq1455934bh
85. Angle Measurement: Circus Edition
Designed for 4th and 5th grade, this online geometry game helps kids to practice angles from 0 to 180 degrees. With the help of fun flying clowns, kids get to master acute and obtuse angles.
You can play the game at https://www.education.com/game/angle-measurement-circus/
86. Brainie (3rd Grade +)
Designed to help kids practice number operations, this game covers various essential skills: add within 100 (one-digit numbers and two-digit numbers), divide and multiply within 100, and operations properties (addition and subtraction). Are you ready to combine blocks that give the target value?
The game is available at https://www.mathplayground.com/brainie.html
87. Order Objects by Height
Designed for 1st grade, this game challenges kids to use real-world objects to understand the concepts of measurement. Kids are expected to order the objects by height in an interactive and fun way.
The game is available at https://www.splashlearn.com/s/math-games/order-objects-by-height
88. There are 4 matchsticks forming a rhombus. Add 5 matchsticks to form 1 parallelogram, 1 rhombus, and 1 square.
89. Shapes (Year 3)
If you want to test your knowledge on shapes, this quiz makes an excellent choice: https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/maths/shapes-year-3/
90. Numbers for Pre-K
Ideal for practicing counting and numbers 1-5, this colourful interactive worksheet is sure to get kids’ attention.
The worksheet is available at https://www.liveworksheets.com/iv211395rl
91. Flipping Pancakes Fractions
Ideal for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade, this fast-paced flipping pancakes fractions online game allows kids to practice fractions and parts of a set in an engaging way.
The game is available at https://www.education.com/game/pancake-fractions/
92. Move 4 sticks and change the snake to 2 unequal squares.
93. Color by Number: Multiplication (beginner level)
Put your multiplication skills to a test and reveal the hidden picture!
The interactive worksheet is available at http://www.hellokids.com/c_3529/coloring-pages/color-by-number-coloring-pages/calculation-color-by-numbers/beginner-color-by-number/yellow
94. Hungry Puppies Decimals
Designed for 5th grade, this game challenges kids to feed the hungry puppies by combining decimal numbers to make a target value.
The game is available at https://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_Hungry_Puppies_Decimals.html
95. Complete the Number Sequence
Designed for 2nd graders, this game challenges kids to solve a series of problems related to skip counting by 5. Kids are expected to complete various number patterns by dragging the correct number and placing it in the correct position.
The game is available at https://www.splashlearn.com/s/math-games/complete-the-number-sequence
96. Move one matchstick to fix the equation. There are various available solutions.
97. Color by Number: Calculation
Ready to colour by number – at an EXPERT level – by solving the given operations?
98. Hidden Cubes (3rd Grade +)
How many cubes are on the board? Can you count them all? This game is sure to put your spatial reasoning skills to a good test!
The game is available at https://www.mathplayground.com/cube_perspective.html
99. Dino Crunch: Even or Odd?
This online math game has been designed to help 2nd-grade students improve their number sense skills. The game offers two playing modes: single player or duel. Kids are challenged to feed the dinosaur with odd or even numbers, depending on the prompt.
The game is available at https://www.education.com/game/dino-crunch-even-or-odd/
100. Prime factorization
Thought out for kids aged 10-11, this interactive worksheet helps children express numbers as a product of prime numbers.
The worksheet is available at https://www.liveworksheets.com/nt1229101sc
101. Remove 2 matchsticks to fix the equation.