Free Resources For Teaching Math


March 25, 2024

Here is a list of my favorite recommended free resources for teaching math. These are my own “go tos.” Please see Math Teacher Conferences and Workshops for live and virtual events for teachers.

For resources specifically for parents, see this post.

Math Games and Puzzles

Denise Gaskins Let’s Play Math : My Best Free Math Games For All Ages

Math Pickle

Puzzles, games and mini competitions organized by grade or subject. Also includes board game reviews, blog, and professional development opportunities

Math Equals Love The teacher that runs this site teaches high school math (and does have many resources for that), but many of her free printable puzzles are visual spatial puzzles that are accessible to much younger students (I use some of them with my 5th graders.) She also has free printable classroom posters like this one:

Greg Tang Math There are many amazing resources for elementary teachers available on this site, some free and some paid. I love the student challenges for different holidays. “Tangy Tuesday” and “Wordy Wednesday” printable puzzles are some of my students’ favorites! You can download sample packs for free, or pay a reasonable price to get new puzzles every week.

Customized Printables

Bingo Card Generator Enter your own list of words or numbers and the site will create printable or virtual bingo cards.

The Teacher’s Corner

Free website for all kinds of customizable printables from designing your own crossword puzzles or word searches, creating mazes, or making printable sudoku games, brain teasers, or practice worksheets for number sense, all 4 operations, fractions, decimals, algebra, or graphing.

Math Goodies

Interactive lessons, worksheet generators, math puzzles, word problems, and award certificates for grades 1-8

Math Master Templates

Includes printable base 10 blocks, decimal squares, dot paper, grids, fraction strips and circles, geometric nets, clocks, thermometers, multiplication charts, place value charts, and more.

Word Search Wizard

Make your own word search with any vocabulary list.

Free Curriculum

Zearn– Zearn is a non profit. Teachers can create a free account and get access to free digital lessons and printable resources for students. Teachers can also access webinars, PD sessions, and resources to print for parents.

CS First– Google for Education offers this free computer science curriculum for teaching coding. No coding experience required for teacher or students. Students learn through video tutorials and block-based coding in Scratch. It is completely free for any number of students. You can also request a physical classroom kit including printed handouts, stickers and lesson plans. 

The Whynauts. Free virtual STEM education program from the Perot Museum in Dallas. Includes 10 science themed videos along with standards-aligned curriculum and educator resources for grades K-8 delivered straight to your inbox. 

Nearpod has a huge library of ready to go interactive lessons that include videos, games, drawing and writing activities, polls, etc. You can also create your own. It also has integration with Immersive Reader to translate into different languages. The games are really fun and my classroom students love competing against each other.

Dad’s Worksheets

Over 9000 printable math worksheets, logic puzzles, color by number activities and more for ages preschool-middle school. The site also has calculators/converters and a huge variety of printable resources including a variety of number lines, coordinate planes, graph paper, multiplication charts, place value charts, Roman numeral charts and much much more.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Lesson plans from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Tech Tools

ThingLink for teachers and schools-  The educational version of ThingLink lets you (or students making a presentation) add tags to images or videos. These tags can be text, audio notes, or links to an external source.  TechLink wrote a great explanation of how exactly this works.  The free version for teachers gives you interactive image and video editing for unlimited items as well as virtual tour creation, capped at 1,000 views per year. There is also a paid premium version and a version for school/district adoption.

Edumate turns your classwork and assessments into digital activities. It is completely free.

Wheel of Names– easily type in your students names and spin a wheel to choose random winners.

Classroom Screen is an online tool for use with your smartboard. Choose your own background and then choose from widgets including a timer, drawing tool, traffic light, QR code generator, name randomizer, polls, etc.


 Students record short (15 second to 5 minute) videos using any Surface, Chromebook, laptop, iPad, iPhone, or Android device. They can reply to each other’s videos on the platform the teacher creates. The website and app provide powerful, easy-to-use recording tools where students can capture widescreen videos, pause while recording, add more after reviewing, and trim to perfect. Educators are 100% in control with video moderation, access controls, and much more, and options are available to collaborate with other teachers.

Professional Development and Teacher Training

Illustrative Mathematics

Free resources including instructional and assessment tasks (many made specifically for distance learning), blog posts, curriculum blueprints, videos, downloadable documents, and more.

Creative Mathematics

Kim Sutton’s site for teacher training materials includes downloadable games and activities, blog, product videos, and workshop information (also see my post about her workshop I attended in person)

Math Solutions

Marilyn Burns’ professional development site for math instruction includes blog, articles, lessons, various math inventories, webinars, video clips, and more.

You Cubed

Jo Boaler’s site includes online professional development courses, films/videos, mathematical mindset teaching resources, searchable tasks for different grades and topics, and more

Math For Love

The makers of my favorite math game Prime Climb (see here for my post and video about this game) have a site “dedicated to transforming the mathematical experience for teachers and students.” The site includes free lessons, puzzles from the New York Times Numberplay blog, curriculum for sale, professional development opportunities (some of which is free), a blog, and a link to an excellent Ted Talk on extraordinary math teaching. 

Estimation 180

Daily estimation challenges for 4th grade-high school. Also includes teacher podcast, blog, lessons, clothesline activities, and info on presentations and workshops.



Free website that lets you find ready to use assessments and format questions for almost every type of standardized test format including tech enhanced options. You can easily send assessments to students and receive data instantly.


Another free option for creating technology-enhanced, standards-aligned assessments in minutes and getting immediate feedback on student performance. 


Choose from a huge library of already made online quizzes or create your own. Students can use any device to play a live game using the quiz questions or answer them independently in homework mode. Quizziz does the grading and provides the results to the teacher. As a bonus this site is fully integrated with Google Classroom. Teachers can use Google Classroom to assign quizzes and get instant results.

Also see my Math Websites For Kids page for recommended free math resources for kids to use directly!

Do you have favorite free resources for teaching math that I missed in this list? Comment below!

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