Parents' Guide to

Math Playground

By Karen Wirsing, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Jam-packed with many types of problems disguised as games.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this website.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 8+

Why Is The Least Skilled Tennis Player Black And The Others White?

While my daughter likes the website, she was quite upset yesterday when she played a tennis game and the "Beginner" opponent was black and all the other more advanced opponents were white. Have you never heard of the Williams sisters?!? As a young black tennis player this was quite offensive to her and made her feel black tennis players are not as good as white ones, hence the "Beginner" status of the one most matching her. Thus, she does not want to play that particular game anymore. I appreciate the diversity in adding a black tennis player but did it have to be the least-skilled of them all?
age 18+

Too difficult

My teens were playing a math game that they said was impossible and it was mancala which i know so i gave it a try. It's literally against a super computer. This is super defeating for my kids to be trying to learn and put up against something virtually impossible. The computer should have some lee way to allow people who are learning to win sometimes

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (6): might feel like playtime, but kids will get a real brain workout. The site includes a variety of problems covering algebraic reasoning, decimals and percents, multiplication, fractions, addition, subtraction, and logic puzzles, all to stimulate quantitative and methodical thinking. Due to the amount and variety of content on this site, parents may want to help kids pick a section that is relevant to their specific math skill interest or need.

Website Details

  • Subjects: Math: arithmetic, equations, fractions, functions, geometry, graphing, measurement, money, patterns, probability, ratio, shapes, statistics
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: logic
  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free ($5.99/mo. for premium features)
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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