Teaching math at home can be a struggle for a right-brained mama like me. I know I am not the only one facing this parenting-school-age-kids dilemma, so I put together a list of homeschool math resources that can help us all out.
My Favorite Homeschool Math Resources
Teaching Textbooks– We are currently using this CD-ROM based curriculum in our home and we are LOVING it! The lectures, practice problems, lesson work, quizzes, and tests are all included in the CD-ROMS. The program is self-grading and is presented in a game format to encourage kids to reach the next level.
Math-U-See– This is the program that we used from 1st grade through 3rd grade. It is a wonderful program with DVD lessons that accommodate the teacher manual and workbook. Math-U-See comes with manipulative blocks so kids can visualize the problems as they are presented.
Life of Fred– I haven’t personally used Life of Fred, but I have heard rave reviews of this program! Math topics are taught in a story book form with this curriculum which is great for kids who don’t grasp number problems naturally.
Lift-the-Flap Fractions and Decimals– Lift-the-Flap books are huge in our house! My kids have actually started reading these books at dinner-time because they love them so much! Lift flaps on each page to discover more about fractions & decimals in an interactive and engaging manner.
Fractions & Decimals Activity Book– This book can be used to apply the skills taught in the Lift-the-Flap Fractions & Decimals book.
Lift-the-Flap First Math– This book is similar to the Farctions & Decimals book, but it is geared toward younger children. It is filled with colorful and engaging pages that teach simple addition and subtraction through flaps and imagery.
Slide and See Subtracting– Young kiddos love this book to learn how to subtract. Each page features slider sections instead of flaps which is great for kids who are prone to rip flaps, but still enjoy an interactive aspect to their books.
Adding & Subtracting Activity Book– Use this books to apply addition and subtraction skills.
99 Math Puzzles– We like to use pocket sized books like this in our book basket, car rides, and for times when the kids say, “I’m bored!”. It is filled with fun puzzles and games that require math skills to complete.
Wipe-Clean Math– If your kids are like mine and LOVE writing with dry erase markers, the wipe-clean math books are for you! There is a 1,2,3 option in addition to the one linked here.
Learning Wrap -Ups– Wrap-Ups provide a fun way to practice math facts. They engage visual and tactile learning senses to help kids retain information better.
Times Table Activity Book-This book is full of illustrated activities, scenes, and stickers to test your child’s times tables knowledge in a fun way that they will look forward to!
Illustrated Dictionary of Math-The go-to math reference book for anyone studying math! It has over 500 definitions, illustrations & diagrams, and worked examples! It also includes internet links so your child can expand on his/her subject knowledge.
Illustrated Elementary Math Dictionary– This book is a great reference point for elementary aged children. Internet links are also provided in this dictionary.
First Illustrated Math Dictionary– This book is designed for kiddos who are in their first school years. It provides a simple introduction to numbers & counting. Internet links included.
This is Not a Math Book– Art & Math are combined in this book for students who have a more creative bent.
HomeschoolMath– Here you can find free math worksheets, lessons, online math games lists, ebooks, a curriculum guide, reviews, and more!
BrainPop– This website is full of lessons & games to teach everything from practical math to probability to algebra!
Khan Academy– Khan Academy is a full online homeschool resource for all subjects and it is free! This link will take you to their math section.
Elementary Math Games– This website offers free math worksheets & games for 1st-8th grade.
Multiplication.com– Your kids can practice their math skills without realizing it when they play the games on this website!
Click on Bricks– Perfect for Lego lovers!