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Top Common Core Games and Apps
Having trouble finding Common Core-aligned technology to boost your kids' learning? Though the new curriculum's rollout has prompted lots of questions and concerns, many quality apps and games support the new standards. Simply put, the Common Core State Standards are a set of learning guidelines for what kids should know and be able to do in math and English language arts at each grade level. We've rounded up the best Common Core-aligned games and apps to help your kids get the most out of the school year.
Tools for Kids of All Ages
Teacher-approved titles to use at home.
Common Core-Friendly Math Apps, Games, and Websites
From counting to algebra, these math products really add up.
Common Core-Friendly ELA Apps, Games, and Websites
Achieve English and language arts learning goals in unique and engaging ways.
Dive deeper into the specifics of the Common Core requirements.
Focus on boosting reading fluency and increasing the number of sight words, decoding two-syllable words and deciphering prefixes and suffixes, adding and subtracting within 100, doing "mental math," beginning to dissect word problems, and more.
Teach kids how to compare and contrast, analyze cause and effect, distinguish between fact and opinion, learn to multiply and divide, explore simple fractions, and more.
Help fourth-graders incorporate sensory details into writing, analyze and follow the structural elements of poetry, explore multi-digit multiplication and division, study geometric properties, plot lines on graphs, and more.
Guide kids to compare and contrast characters, settings, and events, understand the subtleties of figurative language (similes vs. metaphors), explore multiplication and division with fractions (including unlike denominators) and decimals, measure the volume of 3D prisms and graph on coordinate planes, and more.
Cool Common Core Picks from Common Sense Education
Digital learning tools to share with your kids' teachers.
Best Common Core Math Tools for Elementary School
At the elementary school level, kids are exploring basic counting and operations to fractions and beginning geometry.
Best Common Core Math Tools for Middle School
Explore topics from graphing equations and analyzing statistics to understanding ratios and applying the Pythagorean theorem.
Best Common Core Math Tools for High School
Prepare for college and career by learning more advanced skills in algebra, geometry, data analysis, and more.
Best Common Core ELA Tools for Elementary Schoolers
The best tech for teaching key concepts such as phonics, word recognition, and spelling.
Best Common Core ELA Tools for Middle Schoolers
Grasp complex topics such as text analysis, argumentative writing, and using supporting evidence across both ELA and non-ELA subjects such as history, science, and technology.
Best Common Core ELA Tools for High Schoolers
Master ELA skill sets in areas such as literary analysis, narrative and research writing, and persuasive, student-led discussions.
Guides that offer additional ways to support your kids' learning outside of school.