Cool Math Games

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Cool Math Games
A screenshot of on September 5, 2020.
Type of site
Online browser game portal
Available inEnglish
Area servedWorldwide
IndustryEducation, LLC
AdvertisingGoogle Ads (with ad-free subscription available)
Launched1997; 27 years ago (1997)
Written inPHP, HTML and Adobe Flash

Cool Math Games (branded as Coolmath Games)[a] is an online web portal that hosts HTML and Flash web browser games targeted at children and young adults. Cool Math Games is operated by Coolmath LLC and first went online in 1997 with the slogan: "Where logic & thinking meets fun & games.".[2][3][4][5] The site maintains a policy that it will only host games that the operators believe are non-violent and educational and is partnered with and[4][2]

In November 2019, Popular Mechanics listed Cool Math Games as one of its "50 most important websites" since the internet was created.[6]

In September 2022, Coolmath Coding[7] was launched to teach kids how to code in Roblox and Minecraft.


Shutdown hoax

Rumors began spreading in mid-2019 that Cool Math Games was to shut down in 2020 due to the discontinuation of Adobe Flash Player. In light of these rumors, a petition was created on to stop it from shutting down and gained 100,000 signatures.[4][8][5][9] However, Cool Math Games confirmed that it would not be shutting down and was focusing on getting new HTML5 games and converting old Flash games to HTML5 after Adobe Flash reached its end-of-life in 2020.[5][4] The website opted to use emulation technologies like Ruffle to continue using and viewing legacy flash content.[10]

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Cool Math Games' popularity has increased, being played by students whilst in lockdown and self-isolating.[11][12] Cool Math Games' Alexa ranking went up drastically.[13]


Coolmath Games has received generally positive reception. The Daily Dot called the website's library of content "impressive" in a run-down of the best games on the site.[14]

See also


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  7. ^ Co, Sandbox & (2022-09-20). "Sandbox Launches Coolmath Coding to Teach Kids How to Code". GlobeNewswire News Room. Archived from the original on 2022-09-20. Retrieved 2022-09-20.
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  9. ^ Smith, Callum (2019-06-05). "Is Cool Math Games shutting down in 2020? Everything you need to know". HITC. Archived from the original on 2019-10-06. Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  10. ^ "Coolmath Games and Flash". Archived from the original on February 23, 2020. Retrieved 2022-06-08.
  11. ^ "School Support March: Enriching Our Children's Minds Amidst Social Distancing". Port Washington News. 2020-03-21. Archived from the original on 2021-01-11. Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  12. ^ Jackson, Wilton. "Virtual Senior Night: Celebrating spring sports athletes in Rankin County". The Clarion-Ledger. Archived from the original on 2023-07-18. Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  13. ^ " Competitive Analysis, Marketing Mix and Traffic". Alexa Internet. Archived from the original on 2020-11-17. Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  14. ^ Maria, Anna (June 10, 2020). "The 5 best Cool Math Games for kids to play in 2020". The Daily Dot. Archived from the original on October 30, 2020. Retrieved July 6, 2020.


  1. ^ The name spelling is often alternated between, though this is the name used on company documents.

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