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Data Explorer [Computer software]. (1998+). Sunburst Technology, 1550 Executive Drive, Elgin, IL 60123.  Accessed Feb. 15, 2020.

Correlations: Aligned to national standards

Tel: n/a

Grades: 4-8


Open the world of data analysis to your students with Data Explorer! With 11 different types of graphs (including line plot, circle graph, histogram, stem & leaf plot, box plot, scatter plot, line graph, and table) and loads of customizing features, this powerful CD-ROM tool provides the flexibility needed for all your graphing tasks including long-term data analysis projects.

With Data Explorer, students can easily:

Students can also use the advanced features to create multiple box plots and multiple line graphs, sort data and calculate statistics for the data sheet, and compare graphs by layering them with the Transparent option.


Dimenxian [Algebra Game-based software]. DimensionU, Inc., 1895 Billingsgate Circle, Ste B, Richmond, VA 23238.  Accessed Dec. 4, 2020.

Correlations: DimensionU games are aligned to Common Core Standards, and state standards

Tel: 877-682-2852 (Sales)

Grades: 6-12+


Dimenxian is an award-winning 3-D video game intended primarily for middle and high school learners of algebra 1; however, it also has appeal for upper elementary and postsecondary learners.  "A bio-digital virus has been released on a remote island and threatens to infect the world’s eco-system and destroy mankind.  Join forces in a race to disengage the virus and restore the island to its natural environment."  There are four missions.

Algebra concepts include coordinate systems and graphing, investigations and applications in linear relationships, data analysis.

Note: DimensionU also has multiplayer games for the web or mobile devices, such as Towerstorm, Meltdown, and Velocity.

DimensionU provides a document with the math content in its games for elementary and secondary grades.


DOMA Pre-Algebra [Assessment software]. (2008). Let's Go Learn, 705 Wellesley Ave., Kensington, CA 94708. Accessed Dec. 4, 2020.  Email:

Correlations: Common Core math standards

Tel: 888-618-7323

Grades: middle and high school

Description: From Let's Go Learn website, DOMA Pre-Algebra section:

Let's Go Learn's Diagnostic Online Math Assessment (DOMA) Pre-Algebra "evaluates 14 different areas of math knowledge that teachers consider essential for success at the Algebra I level. The 14 areas of math knowledge evaluated are: integer operations, fraction operations, decimal operation, comparing and converting, estimating and rounding, evaluating exponents, ratios and proportions, simplifying expressions, coordinate graphing, linear functions, simple equations, geometry, interpreting data, and simple probability." (Overview section)

Let's Go Learn also produces diagnostic math assessments for K-7 and algebra.

See LGL Math Edge.  Per its description, "LGL Math Edge is a total online solution for all students who need math instruction in kindergarten through 9th grade mathematics. It begins with a diagnostic assessment and then offers individualized reports and prescriptive instruction. This instructional cycle continues until students have reached full mastery." (Overview section)


DreamBox Learning K-8 Math.  [Game-based software]. Dreambox Learning, 305 108th Ave NE, Second floor, Bellevue, WA 98004. Accessed Dec. 4, 2020.

Correlations: Common Core State Standards

Tel: 877-451-7845 toll-free

Grades: K-8

Description: Adapted from the website:

DreamBox uses an online game-based format to teach math to learners in grades K-8.  Content is divided for grade levels K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.  It individualizes learning through continuous assessment and adaptations during lesson game play. Lessons, hints, level of difficulty, pace, sequence, instructional tools, and many other aspects of the experience are tailored to help each student learn.

Students use virtual manipulatives to help with conceptual understanding, rather than just clicking on an answer. Reporting features for teachers and parents are included to monitor progress in real time.

DreamBox is also available for iPad.


Examview Learning Series [Computer software]. eInstruction by Turning Technologies, 255 West Federal Street, Youngstown, OH 44503.  Accessed Dec. 4, 2020.

Correlations: Common Core State Standards in Math and English Language Arts; multiple state standards

Tel: 866-746-3015 (toll free)

Grades: K-12

Description: For more information see:

Learning Series Math questions are organized by the following topics: Algebraic Thinking; Data Analysis and Probability; Geometry and Spatial Sense; Measurement and Number Sense; and Concepts and Operations.

There are 7,738 Math items with approximately 385,000 unique iterations with dynamic content, with a mix of computational items and contextual-based items for K-12 math.

Educators use ExamView Learning Series to simulate questions commonly found on states' high-stakes tests and to supplement standards-based instruction.

The entire series includes over 15,600 test questions in English language arts, math, reading, science, and social studies.  Examview Learning Series works with Examview Assessment Suite to produce study guides, worksheets and formative and summative assessments using questions that are organized by discipline and aligned with state academic standards.


FASTT Math [Computer software].  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt corporate headquarters: 222 Berkeley St., Boston, MA 02116.  Accessed Dec. 4, 2020.

Correlations: Common Core State Standards

Tel: 888-918-6158

Grades: 2-9+

Developers: Dr. Ted Hasselbring and Laura Goin

Note: Per a press release of May 29, 2015, Scholastic educational technology programs are Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Description: From the Web site:

FASTT Math (Fluency and Automaticity through Systematic Teaching with Technology) is for learners in grades 2-9 and up "who are accelerating their acquisition of math facts as well as those who are struggling to catch up. FASTT Math’s adaptive technology creates an individualized learning progression for every student, and embedded assessment ensures math fact mastery" (About FASST Math section).  The program establishes a baseline of math fluency and thereafter provides a continuously adaptive learning environment that increases math fact fluency in customized, 10-minute daily sessions.  Games are included.  Progress monitoring is via student and educator dashboards.

There is a research base for the product effectiveness.  Spanish and English versions are available.

FASTT Math received the 2006 Best Instructional Software in Math CODIE award in the category of Education from the Software & Information Industry Association:


Fathom Dynamic Data [Computer software]. (2011+). The Concord Consortium, 25 Love Lane, Concord, MA 01742.  Accessed Mar. 4, 2021.

Correlations: Common Core Math Standards

Tel: 978-405-3200 (Main line at

Grades: 8-College


Fathom is used to gather, explore, and graphically analyze data in depth.  It's appropriate for use in algebra, geometry, precalculus, calculus, and statistics courses and other courses in which data analysis is included.  Students can explore such concepts as slope, using bivariate data, transforming data, fitting functions, using logarithms, making predictions, probability and sampling simulations, modeling data, numeric methods for derivatives and integrals, performing inference (including chi-square, t-tests, one-way ANOVA, and multiple linear regression).  You can create a variety of graph types (e.g., histograms, bar charts, and dot, box, percentile, ribbon, breakdown, and scatter plots) and choose from 100 built-in functions or create your own formulas.

The site comes with free activities and resources for using Fathom in algebra, geometry, precalculus, calculus, statistics, and science courses.  Resources also include links to data sets and ideas for projects using Fathom.


First in Math [Online software]. (2012+). Suntex International, Inc., 3311 Fox Hill Road, Easton, PA 18045.  Accessed Dec. 4, 2020.

Correlations: Common Core Math Standards

Tel: 610-253-5255

Grades: K-8

Description: From the website:

First in Math offers K-8 comprehensive content-ranging from single—step addition to complex algebra—in an engaging format. Students progress at their own pace to master basic and advanced math skills.

Its "content is organized into six basic modules: Skill Sets; Just the Facts; Know & Show; Workout Gyms; Bonus Games and Measurement World. Activities are presented in an online "Game" format that engages students" (Program Content section).  Game-style activities provide immediate feedback.

Online skill-sets are grouped as follows.  Groups 1-2: addition and subtraction, 3-4: multiplication and division also promoting development of pattern-sensing and pre-algebra problem-solving skills, 5-6: fractions and decimals that also promotes algebra readiness.  Groups 7-8 continue with preparation for and practice with Algebra.  Focus is on integers, exponents, and skills such as evaluating, factoring, and simplifying algebraic expressions.

Assessment reports enable educators to monitor progress and identify problems that individual learners might be having.


Freckle Math [online software]. (2013+). Renaissance Learning, Inc. P.O. Box 8036, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-8036.  Accessed Aug. 30, 2021.

Correlations: Common Core and State Standards

Tel: 800-338-4204

Grades: K-12

Description: Per its website, Freckle provides differentiated instruction.  Freckel Math has over 70,000 math questions covering K-12 standards and skills.  Audio and hints help students in practice.  Note, these math questions are available with a teacher account, which includes the teacher dashboard with class rostering and activity tracking.  A premium version includes additional features.

After taking a brief adaptive assessment, the program's algorithms provide problems at the student's skill level.  Teachers can also assign specific standards to students, and generate personalized worksheets for students who might not have access to technology at home.  Real-world scenarios are included in inquiry based lessons that help students discover math concepts.  Detailed reports are included.

Also see Freckle for high school includes algebra 1, algebra 2, and geometry.


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