Opportunities to Improve Math Skills
Improving Math Skills
The important thing you have to do is give up the fear of Mathematics. Start playing with numbers mentally. You can do mental calculation while watching TV, traveling, eating at restaurants, etc. Expose yourself to many different math sources.
Children don't hate math.
They hate being confused and intimidated by math.
With understanding comes passion. And with passion comes growth—a treasure is unlocked.
With understanding comes passion. And with passion comes growth—a treasure is unlocked.
Helpful Math Websites
It can be difficult for parents to keep math on the front burner, especially when it is hard to gauge exactly what their child should be learning. Here are some of the best websites to keep you informed about your child should be learning and to keep them engaged with math.
 www.mathforum.com This online community includes teachers, students, researchers, parents and educators who have an interest in math and math education. The site includes Ask Dr. Math, Problems of the Week, discussion groups and much more. (Parents/Teachers)
 www.AAAmath.com Customized by grade level K8, and subjects from basic to advanced math. AAA Math features explanations of various mathematical topics, practice problems and fun, challenging games. (Parents/Teachers)
 www.coolmath.com This fully interactive site and allows the user to sharpen basic math skills, play games and explore new math concepts. (Students)
 www.figurethis.org. Created by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, this site helps families enjoy mathematics outside school through a series of fun and engaging challenges that build math unstanding. (Parents/Teachers)
 www.mathcats.com Math Cats provides playful explorations of important math concepts that is organized by topic or section. It includes games, crafts interactive projects, a magic chalkboard and an art gallery. (Parents/Teachers)
 www.funbrain.com/numbers.html This site includes 17 original games based on soccer, car racing and much more Other games include Math Baseball, where a child can score runs with correct answers and Operation Order, where students can build pyramids with their knowledge of algebra. (Students)
Helpful Websites for Parents and Children
Site that provide tutoring services
 Count Me In Too: This is a really great site for teachers to take students for building mathematical concepts in a fun way for grades K6 (Parents/Teachers)
 http://www.homeschoolmath.net: This is a comprehemsive math resource site for homeschooling parents, parents, and teachers that includes free math worksheets, lessons, online math games lists, ebooks, a curriculum guide, reviews, and more. The resourcfes emphasize understanding of concepts instead of mechanical memorization of rules. (Parents/Teachers)
 http://www.math.com: This site defines, explains, gives examples, and practice problems for math topics ranging from basic math to calculus. (Parents/Teachers)
 http://www.tutor.com: A tutoring service that requires payment for services. (Tutoring)
 http://www.adaptedmind.com: For grades 16, this site is organized by grade level and topic. Within a lesson students can view a video, do practice problems, and worksheets. If parents wish to join, they can print worksheets and students are tracked and earn rewards for their progress. (Parents/Teachers)
 http://www.Karlscalculus.org: This web site is a calculus tutoring site. (Tutoring)
 http://www.intellitutoring.com: This web site is a pay for, online, oneonone, tutoring site for higher level math. (Tutoring)
 http://www.wyzant.com/math_tutors.aspx: Allows you to search for tutors in your area and provide a picture and information about each tutor. (Tutoring)
 http://www.mathtutor.ac.uk: To revise or find a math topic you missed. Video tutorials with diagnositics, summary texts and exercises, take you through more than 80 topics in the way you choose. Covers basic arithmetic through higher level math. (Students Help)
 http://www.ixl.com: This site has a comprehensive coverage of math curriculum for pre K  8th grade, plus algerbra and geometry. Topics are organized by grade level and by state standards. When a studentmisses a practice problem, they are given an explanation of why and an example of how to work the problem. (Parents/Teachers)
 http://www.khanacademy.org: Video tutorials and practice problems from very basic math to calculus. Incldes brainteasers. (Tutoring)
 http://www.ikeepbookmarks.com: iKeepBookmarks.com allows you to upload, and keep, your bookmarks on the web for free. You can access them at any time, from any computer... anywhere! (Parents/Teachers)
 http://www.borntolearn.org
Born to learn is a fun, thoughtprovoking series of animations that illustrate groundbreaking new discoveries about how humans learn. (Parents/Teachers)  Michigan Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: Includes an alignment with the previous Grade Level Content Expectations (Parents/Teachers)
 Illuminations: Created by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. This site is organized into four sections (Activities, lessons, standards and web links) and has over 100 interactive activities organized by grade level K12 (searchable); 607 lessons with many being interactive; 724 links to math resources organized by standard. (Parents/Teachers)
Tutoring Services
 Columbia Adult Education
High School completion courses and/or math review classes
(517) 5299400 
Community Action Agency
Adult Basic Education ABE and or/GED prep classes
(517) 7844800 
Erickson Learning Center
211 W. Ganson
Jackson, MI 49201
(517) 7897889  Grace Academy  Free tutoring

GRASP program
Summer mail correspondence class for students grades K8th grade
(616) 8192548  Hire a local Tutor (WyzAnt)
http://www.wyzant.com/TutorSearchNew.aspx?d=20&z=49203  Jackson Sylan Learning Center
3333 Spring Arbor Road, Suite 500
(517) 7879180 
John McLaughlin  1st Presbyterian Church
After school tutoring for students in grades 59  Kumon Math & Reading Center
1212 Wildwood Ave  Suite D
Jackson, MI 49202
(517) 7833144  Lily Missions Center – after school tutoring through 8th grade
(517) 7836553  Spring Arbor University, Jackson Community College, and Baker College are working to set up tutoring services for elementary, middle, and high school students. We will be providing more detail about this later.
 Some elementary, middle, and high schools offer after school tutoring for their own students
 WordLight Family Empowerment
804 South Milwaukee Street
(517) 7681345
You + Math = Success!