We have two different game sites in the
(math and thinking games)
(recess for your brain)
Coolmath-Games.com is the most popular
educational website in the U.S. and, during school time, it's also
one of the most popular gaming sites!
2000 because the games on Coolmath.com had gotten so popular that
they needed their own site. It also made things a lot easier
to manage for both me and for our classroom teachers.
Coolmath-Games.com has grown to be the most popular educational website
in the United States (and, not to be left out, Coolmath.com is the
second most popular.) (Stats can be verified at Quantcast.com
- Spring 2011.) In May (2011), our
Cool Math Games were played by
almost 21 million users!
A question that I sometimes get from
grown-ups is, "Hey, I don't see numbers in some of these games.
Are they really math?" Well, first of all, we've added more
than math onto the site. Coolmath-Games.com now has
and Spelling games,
games - woo hoo! We also
have some cool jigsaw puzzles and mazes. But, I know what they
are asking about - our cool "thinking" games like
Rotate and Roll. At first glance, these might not seem
like "educational" games... But, just try to play them.
I dare you! They'll seem simple at first... But, then,
something happens... You have to plan ahead. You have to
figured things out. You have to strategize. You have to
use logic. You have to use your brain! And THAT is what
math is really all about.
Besides, the games are FUN and way COOL.
Kids of all ages will, then, associate "Math" with "fun" and "cool"
and then? There aren't as many complaints about doing that
math homework. How do I know this? I get LOTS of
"thank-you" emails from happier parents and teachers... and
kids too. It's all pretty cool.
But, the most important thing is:
Are these sites safe for your kids?
The first concern is for the games,
themselves. All our games are non-violent, family friendly and
safe for even the youngest of kids. Game are not automatically
submitted to our sites (as is the practice with most gaming sites.)
I check every game myself - all the way through - before I put it on
one of our sites.
The second thing I want you to know is that
none of our games contain links to other game sites.
Typically, websites can get free games to put on their sites, but
these games contain big ads and links over to another website...
and, almost always, these other sites contain games and advertising
that are not acceptable for kids. If we want to get a game
that someone else has created, we contact the author and negotiate a
special licensing fee where we can get these links all taken out.
This way, we can ensure that your kids don't wander from our safe
sites to somewhere that isn't safe.
The third thing is that I personally
pre-screen every single ad that runs on our Coolmath sites.
Although we work with the best and safest ad networks, there are
still ads that they offer us that I don't feel are appropriate for a
sensitive audience. These networks do offer filters that can
take out specific categories of ads and most other websites trust
these to do their screening work for them, but I know they still let
things through that I wouldn't want on my sites. Yes, we make
less money this way, but I don't have to worry about what your kids
are seeing while they spend time with Coolmath.
I hope this makes you feel more comfortable
about having your kids on our websites! I encourage you to
play along with your kids and check out our games for yourself....
You might not be able to stop! (Our
puzzles are big favorites with Moms.)
For more information, you can check out our
for classroom use:
games are great business simulation games and many teachers utilize
these in their lesson plans. The kids have to buy inventory
and make guesses at how much inventory they will sell and at what
cost for the next day's weather conditions.
and Bloxorz games are great for
classes to play together. There's some real brain work and
figuring involved on these. The coolest thing about
B-Cubed is that there's more than one solution. You can break
the kids into groups and see how many different solutions you can
come up with.
Also note that we've disabled the "high
score" functions on all our games so that you can have real
classroom competitions. Also, this way your kids won't get
bummed out because they can't beat the high score of some tech guy
who lives in his Mom's basement. They can compete against
their OWN best score!
And, teachers, please do check out our
Reading/Spelling games and
Geography games. Heck, even I can't stop playing our
You can hop on over to our "About
Us" page to find out who we are!