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Moms Recommend Math Programs

Local moms recommend math programs that have worked for homeschooling and distance learning. Each of these math programs has worked well for the family recommending it. It’s up to parents and teachers to determine what works well for your particular situation. If you are using a program not mentioned here, please share!

Art of Problem Solving for older grades  The AoPS curriculum stretches students to their full potential, while our online school connects eager students with inspiring peers and accomplished instructors. We give many of these students their first taste of a world beyond traditional math. A world filled with challenging, intriguing problems that require creativity and persistence to solve. A world where they have access to impressive mentors and role models. And most importantly, a world filled with inspiring peers who share their love of learning—peers that they often first met in AoPS classes and the AoPS online community.

Beast Academy. We are experimenting with Beast Academy, but I think the best thing to do is to do lots of games that incorporate math.

Board games like Sum Swamp (make it harder with multi-sided dice or by multiplying), Dragon Times. Argo Prep has workbooks for around $20 with video lessons. Also check out Math Curious for tons of printable games. You probably don’t want more screen time, but apps like Arithmagic, Slice Fractions, or DragonBox are great, too.

Brain Quest Workbooks. “My boys are sooo far ahead of the classroom work because of brain quest – they love it and it doesn’t feel like a chore to them!!” Curriculum-based, but infused with a spirit of fun, it’s loved by kids, trusted by parents, and used and recommended by teachers because it works – and entertains, too.

Core Connections by CPM. CPM offers cCurriculum materials that use problem-based lessons, collaborative student study teams and spaced practice with course concepts, professional development programs for CPM and non-CPM teachers, more mathematics for more people!

Dad’s Worksheets.  Core Math, Fractions, Word Problems, Division, Multiplication, Fractions, Decimals, Pre-Algebra, Money Word Problems, Investing, Negative Numbers, Percent, Mean-Median-Range, Roman Numerals and many more!

Dreambox (paid subscription) Fills in the missing gaps for some students and stretches others beyond what teacher can do in the classroom!”

Eureka Math. Eureka Math connects math to the real world in ways that take the fear out of math and build student confidence—helping students achieve true understanding lesson by lesson and year after year.  Eureka Math was written by a team of teachers and mathematicians who took great care to present mathematics in a logical progression from grade PK—12. This coherent approach allows teachers to know what incoming students already have learned and ensures that students are prepared for what comes next. When implemented faithfully, Eureka Math will dramatically reduce gaps in student learning, instill persistence in problem solving, and prepare students to understand advanced math.

Gary Hall Math Resources – Maths games without computers. These free primary maths resources for KS1 and KS2 (around 3,000 of them) are sorted by year group and learning objective. They are also seperated into resources for both teachers and students and include videos, games, apps and maths worksheets.

Key to…series, reviewed by Cathy Duffy. I love (and many of my students and my own kids have loved) the Keys to…series.

Khan Academy . Math PreK -8th grade. Free. Students practice at their own pace, first filling in gaps in their understanding and then accelerating their learning.

Life of Fred Mathematics. Written by Dr. Stanley Schmidt with the intent to make math come alive with lots of humour, clear explanations, and silly illustrations that stick in the mind. The student will learn to think mathematically.

Shiller Learning Montessori at Home. Math Kits-Physical and Digital, Multi-sensory lessons include singing, dancing, playing with proven, Montessori-based manipulatives,

Singapore Math. The Singapore math method is a highly effective teaching approach originally developed by Singapore’s Ministry of Education for Singapore public schools. The method has been widely adopted in various forms around the world over the past twenty years following our introduction of the curriculum to the U.S. in 1998. Read our story here.   “I’m a homeschool consultant and homeschooling my 3rd grader this year. Singapore primary math is my fave. We just have workbooks and aren’t using the textbook or teachers guide and it’s working great!”

The Critical Thinking Company is great for developing logic and does lots of applied math. Books and Software That Teach Reading • Writing • Math • Science • Social Studies PreK-12th

Zearn Math. Our comprehensive math program supports teachers in creating engaging daily learning where all kids deeply learn (and love!) math. Zearn Math brings together hands-on teaching and immersive digital learning. Multiple pathways into math concepts and more opportunities for support – for every kid.Hands-on instruction, Immersive digital learning, All top-rated. All in one place.

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