Coolmath Games

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Coolmath Games is an online gaming site that focuses on thinking, strategy and logic webgames. It is one of the most well-known sites for webgames. It is popular among many students, variety of ages play this family friendly site. It is very common to see students of elementary or middle school ages play it.

History[edit]

CoolmathGames.com
Type of site
games
Available inEnglish
Area servedWorldwide
ParentCoolmath Network
URLcoolmathgames.com Originally coolmath-games.com
AdvertisingYes
Launched1997; 23 years ago (1997)

Coolmath Games first went online in 1997.[1][2][3]

The site only hosts games that they deem non-violent and educational.[2][4]
In November 2019, Popular Mechanics listed Coolmath Games as one of its "50 most important websites" since the internet was created.[5]

Shutting down rumor[edit]

Rumors have surfaced that Coolmath Games would be down as of February 2020 alongside Adobe Flash Player. Though these rumors surfaced somewhere unofficial, Coolmath Games has officially announced that the website would not be shutting down[2]. In a statement, they said:

"We've seen that rumor [about Coolmath Games shutting down] flying around recently, but there's no truth to it, we've been totally focused on HTML5 games for years now. We've also converted a large number of our older Flash games to HTML5, so people can keep playing them."

— Coolmath Games CFO, Miles Kronby

Many of their online games have already been updated to HTML5.[6]

Popularity[edit]

Ohio is a big contributor to coolmath's vast audience. Student's that have been interviewed like Aaron Boggs out of his middle school states, "...No matter how old you get coolmath will be part of or at least your childhood at school..." Fellow student who is in middle school Bob Dare states "I've been playing coolmath since the 3nd and I'm still playing 5 years later."

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Freudenthal Instituut". Universiteit Utrecht (in Dutch). 2014-07-09. Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  2. ^ a b c EDT, Cammy Harbison On 6/3/19 at 4:10 PM (2019-06-03). "No, Cool Math Games Is Shutting Down: Company Confirms Adobe Flash 2020 Shutdown Won't Kill The Site". Newsweek. Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  3. ^ Haasch, Palmer (2019-06-05). "Despite rumors, Cool Math Games is not shutting down in 2020". Polygon. Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  4. ^ "About Us | CoolmathGames.com". www.coolmathgames.com. Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  5. ^ Editor (1 November 2019). "The Sites That Mean the Most to Us". Popular Mechanics. Retrieved 22 November 2019.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  6. ^ "HTML 5 Games". Coolmath Games.

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