Apps and Websites with Lots of Problem Solving

Your kids will try and try again as they work through these tricky problems. Encourage them to brainstorm, make sense of clues, and try different solutions on their path to problem solving fun.

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Cute storyline for problem solving; great family fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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A great way to make math a fun part of each day.
URL: http://www.bedtimemathproblem.org
(2012)
 
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Making music with Elmo and Abby is educational and fun.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
 
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Engaging math games span preschool through early elementary.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
 
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Magical preschool adventure is perfect starter game for Wii.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
(2009)
 
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Kids learn numbers with beloved Muppets.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
 
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Early math presented in varied and interesting ways.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
 
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Online learning game set in a big open world is a cut above.
Platforms: Windows
(2009)
 
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Colorful games engage as kids learn early math concepts.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Brought to you by the letter "F" -- for fun.
URL: http://www.sesamestreet.org
(2008)
 
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Online math game adjusts in difficulty as you play.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2009)
 
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Early math game uses earning aquarium fish as incentive.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
 
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Math concept work with clear instruction and fun rewards.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2013)
 
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Great practice with fun rewards, progress tracking.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Adorable physics platformer creates little problem-solvers.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
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Cool word games add extra challenge to friendly edu-site.
URL: http://pbskids.org/electriccompany/
(2009)
 
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Adventure game challenges your knowledge of flora and fauna.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer
(2012)
 
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Free, fun games and activities help develop reading skills.
URL: http://pbskids.org/read/
(2008)
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Angry Birds maker follows up with clever brainteaser.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
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Engaging teacher-created edu site helps kids learn.
URL: http://www.mrnussbaum.com/
(2012)
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Superheroes defeat villains in original, creative math app.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
 
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Timed problem sets make arithmetic a fun sport.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
 
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Families compete for "weightiest" brain.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2006)
 
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Thinking games become a party activity on the Wii.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2007)
 
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Mini-games make you think, get you active, and are fun, too.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
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Site based on PBS show is online learning at its best.
URL: http://pbskids.org/cyberchase
(2011)
 
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Great girl-power messages, lots of variety and fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
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Fun PBS site introduces kids to engineering.
URL: http://pbskids.org/designsquad
(2012)
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Elegantly simple and addictive spatial reasoning puzzles.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
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Graphical application gives kids a taste of programming.
URL: http://scratch.mit.edu/
(2009)
 
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Brainteasers for everyone from grandma to junior.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2007)
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Tons of fun info on topics from math to history to sports.
URL: http://www.factmonster.com
(2012)
 
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Popular Nintendo DS brain training genre comes to iDevices.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2010)
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Fun puzzler with programming skills; some crude humor.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Six fun games turn cancer treatment into a winnable battle.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Challenging and addictive car-building physics app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Stick with this site for a good brain workout -- for a fee.
URL: http://www.lumosity.com
(2012)
 
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Vocabulary-exercise puzzler is an imaginative treat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2012)
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Tough but fun geometry puzzles for brainy players.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
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Complex math concepts presented as real-world examples.
URL: http://www.figurethis.org/index.html
(2012)
 
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Innovative space strategy game rewards thoughtful play.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
 
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Vocabulary-building word puzzle game shines on iOS.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2011)
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Detailed math videos and practice -- from simple to complex.
URL: http://www.virtualnerd.com/
(2012)
 
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Learn physics while designing your own roller coaster.
URL: https://s.ncta.com/CoasterCrafter/Default.aspx
(2012)
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Addictive, globe-trotting guessing game gets kids thinking.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Smart site gives teens hands-on experience with coding.
URL: http://www.codecademy.com
(2012)
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Nonprofit site fights the media's objectification of girls.
URL: http://www.sparksummit.com/
(2012)
 
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Rocket-building sim helps determined kids reach the stars.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2011)
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Let lasers guide the way in researcher-created puzzler.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)

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