Statistics and Probability Apps, Games, and Websites

What are the chances your kid will need to know about statistics? Probably high. Many fields of study, including the sciences and business, require or at least suggest having a basic knowledge of statistics -- and it's never too early to start learning. Here are some excellent titles that combine education and interactive entertainment to help your kid learn probability. For younger kids, check out our list of Preschool Math Apps, Games, and Websites.

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NRICH

age 7+

Fantastic math site engages kids through problem solving.

URL: http://nrich.maths.org (2013)
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SimCity

age 10+

Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.

Platforms: Windows, Mac (2013)
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Figure This!

age 11+

Complex math concepts presented as real-world examples.

URL: http://www.figurethis.org/index.html (2012)
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Space Run

age 11+

Tower-defense game has refreshing strategy elements.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2014)
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Virtual Nerd

age 11+

Detailed math videos and practice -- from simple to complex.

URL: https://www.virtualnerd.com/ (2012)
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GAME

Gazillionaire!

age 12+

Econ becomes interesting when running interstellar company.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2012)
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GAME

Stop Disasters!

age 12+

Natural disasters become less scary in sim games.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2007)
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