Math Resources for Parents/Teachers
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.
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.
- www.AAAmath.com Customized by grade level K-8, and subjects from basic to advanced math. AAA Math features explanations of various mathematical topics, practice problems and fun, challenging games.
- 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.
- 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.
- http://www.abcya.com Grade level games for K-5. You need to scroll to the bottom to see the math games. Does include advertisements for apps.
- http://www.math-worksheet.org/index.html This site has free worksheets for Pre Algebra, algebra, and geometry. Each worksheet is accompanied by a video and direction sheet showing how to solve the problem. They are adding new categories every week with a video. You can also e-mail question and comments to the site.
- http://www.math-drills.com They have over 13,000 free math worksheets with answer keys. The printable worksheets section takes you to adaptedmind.com The top menu bar has a list of topics which generally give several worksheets each. Includes holiday activities.
- http://www.mathgoodies.com/worksheets/ Our math lessons actively engage students in the learning process. Each lesson provides in-depth instruction to make math fun. We designed our math lessons for grades 3 through 9. However, our unique instructional design is ideal for learners of all ages and abilities. Read the terms and conditions for using the sample lessons below. Get our complete curriculum on the Math Goodies CD or by Instant Download. Should just go to main site which has student, teacher, and parent sections. This is not just worksheets, but good math tutorial lessons organized by topic under the student section.
- http://math.about.com/od/worksheets/Math_worksheets_printables_Black_line_masters.htm Links easy to follow and some take to adaptedmind and IXL
- http://www.lessonplanet.com/worksheets/math Searchable site for teachers – lesson plans and worksheets, articles and standards.
- http://www.learner.org/interactives/ Interactive activities dealing with higher level math and how it is used daily. Topics like probability, home decorating, cooking for 5th grade and up. More for teacher or parent reference.
- http://www.learningplanet.com This is a pay site, but students can play some games for free. As a paying parent or teacher you are able to create one or more student accounts. This lets you individualize assignments and view each student's scores and progress
- http://www.teachertube.com A searchable site for teaching videos
- http://www.toytheater.com/math.php Toy theater is a collection of early learning activities. It is aimed at preschool and primary school age 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 K-6
- 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.
- http://www.math.com: This site defines, explains, gives examples, and practice problems for math topics ranging from basic math to calculus.
- http://www.tutor.com: A tutoring service that requires payment for services. (Tutoring)
- http://www.adaptedmind.com: For grades 1-6, 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.
- 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, one-on-one, 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.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.
- 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!
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- Michigan Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: Includes an alignment with the previous Grade Level Content Expectations
- 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 K-12 (searchable); 607 lessons with many being interactive; 724 links to math resources organized by standard
- Columbia Adult Education
High School completion courses and/or math review classes
Community Action Agency
Adult Basic Education ABE and or/GED prep classes
Erickson Learning Center
211 W. Ganson
Jackson, MI 49201
- Grace Academy - Free tutoring
Summer mail correspondence class for students grades K-8th grade
- Hire a local Tutor (WyzAnt)
- Jackson Sylan Learning Center
3333 Spring Arbor Road, Suite 500
John McLaughlin - 1st Presbyterian Church
After school tutoring for students in grades 5-9
- Kumon Math & Reading Center
1212 Wildwood Ave - Suite D
Jackson, MI 49202
- Lily Missions Center – after school tutoring through 8th grade
- 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
- Word-Light Family Empowerment
804 South Milwaukee Street
You + Math = Success!