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.

Browse Apps and Websites with Lots of Problem Solving

AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Cute storyline for problem solving; great family fun.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
A great way to make math a fun part of each day.
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URL: http://www.bedtimemathproblem.org
(2012)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Making music with Elmo and Abby is educational and fun.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Engaging math games span preschool through early elementary.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Magical preschool adventure is perfect starter game for Wii.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
(2009)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids learn numbers with beloved Muppets.
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Devices: iPad
(2013)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Early math presented in varied and interesting ways.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Online learning game set in a big open world is a cut above.
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Platforms: Windows
(2009)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Colorful games engage as kids learn early math concepts.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Brought to you by the letter "F" -- for fun.
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URL: http://www.sesamestreet.org
(2008)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Online math game adjusts in difficulty as you play.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2009)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Early math game uses earning aquarium fish as incentive.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Math concept work with clear instruction and fun rewards.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2013)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Adorable physics platformer creates little problem-solvers.
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Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Great practice with fun rewards, progress tracking.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Adventure game challenges your knowledge of flora and fauna.
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Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer
(2012)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Free, fun games and activities help develop reading skills.
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URL: http://pbskids.org/read/
(2008)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Cool word games add extra challenge to friendly edu-site.
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URL: http://pbskids.org/electriccompany/
(2009)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Angry Birds maker follows up with clever brainteaser.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Engaging teacher-created edu site helps kids learn.
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URL: http://www.mrnussbaum.com/
(2012)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Superheroes defeat villains in original, creative math app.
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Devices: iPad
(2011)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Timed problem sets make arithmetic a fun sport.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Families compete for "weightiest" brain.
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Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2006)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Thinking games become a party activity on the Wii.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Mini-games make you think, get you active, and are fun, too.
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Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Site based on PBS show is online learning at its best.
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URL: http://pbskids.org/cyberchase
(2011)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun PBS site introduces kids to engineering.
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URL: http://pbskids.org/designsquad
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Elegantly simple and addictive spatial reasoning puzzles.
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Devices: iPad
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Challenging and addictive car-building physics app.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Graphical application gives kids a taste of programming.
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URL: http://scratch.mit.edu/
(2009)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Great girl-power messages, lots of variety and fun.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Brainteasers for everyone from grandma to junior.
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Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Tons of fun info on topics from math to history to sports.
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URL: http://www.factmonster.com
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Popular Nintendo DS brain training genre comes to iDevices.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun puzzler with programming skills; some crude humor.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Six fun games turn cancer treatment into a winnable battle.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Stick with this site for a good brain workout -- for a fee.
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URL: http://www.lumosity.com
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Vocabulary-exercise puzzler is an imaginative treat.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Tough but fun geometry puzzles for brainy players.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Complex math concepts presented as real-world examples.
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URL: http://www.figurethis.org/index.html
(2012)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Innovative space strategy game rewards thoughtful play.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Vocabulary-building word puzzle game shines on iOS.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2011)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Detailed math videos and practice -- from simple to complex.
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URL: http://www.virtualnerd.com/
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Learn physics while designing your own roller coaster.
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URL: https://s.ncta.com/CoasterCrafter/Default.aspx
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Addictive, globe-trotting guessing game gets kids thinking.
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Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Smart site gives teens hands-on experience with coding.
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URL: http://www.codecademy.com
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Nonprofit site fights the media's objectification of girls.
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URL: http://www.sparksummit.com/
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Rocket-building sim helps determined kids reach the stars.
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Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Let lasers guide the way in researcher-created puzzler.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)

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