Math Resources for Homeschoolers

Math. It strikes fear into the heart of many a home educator. How do you teach math? What Math resources will work for you? But, what works for you may not work for your student. And what works for one student may not work for the next one.




Maybe you’re not sure where to start. Or maybe you’ve started one program and need to supplement it. Or even switch to another one. Trial and error is about the only thing you can count on.

So, here’s some great resources to get you started.

FREE Math Resources

Free Resources are great for supplementing when you need extra practice and review. Maybe a change of pace or another explanation. Perfect for getting started right away. So you can have something to do–without spending a lot of money on something you might not like.

AAA Math features a comprehensive set of thousands of interactive arithmetic lessons. FREE Unlimited practice is available on each topic which allows thorough mastery of the concepts for grades 1-8.

Discovery K12 uses the best-in-class, open-source technologies that are familiar and easy-to-use for any age. Student accounts are free. You can start anytime and go at your own pace.

Easy Peasy: An all-in-one curriculum for 1st to 8th grade that is laid out in a day-by-day lesson plan format. Which makes it easy-peasy for you to jump start into homeschooling. But, you can choose just certain subjects (like Math).

Hippo Campus: is a free, core academic web site that delivers rich multimedia content–videos, animations, and simulations.




Homeschool Math Online is a FREE resource that aims to get homeschool students to truly understand the core math concepts and skills essential for mastery of college prep math.

Kahn Academy: A personalized learning resource for all ages. Khan Academy offers free practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace.

Math is Fun aims to cover the full Kindergarten to Year 12 in an enjoyable and easy-to-learn manner, because they believe that mathematics is fun.

Math Planet is an online resource where one can study high school math for free. Plus, prepared practice tests for the SAT and ACT.

Open Stax has high school textbooks free online. Includes Pre-Algebra, Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Algebra and Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus Vol 1-3, Statistics, and Business Statistics. Also has Science and Social Studies Textbooks available.

Virtual SC is a FREE public school supplement program open to private and home schools (7-12th grade only). Part-time enrollment opens for Fall, Spring or Summer semesters. Many courses are one semester only for a full credit recovery.

XtraMath offers free practice to learn basic math facts (addition, multiplication, subtraction and division). Provides progress reports for parents and teachers, too.

Popular Math Resources

There are so many Math programs–too many to list them all for now. I’m just trying to help you get a jump start into homeschooling right away. So, here’s a few popular ones that I recommend to get you started.

An Easy Start in Arithmetic is my favorite getting started Math resource for Kindergarten to 3rd grade. In this little booklet, Dr. Beechick explains what skills children need to learn as the foundational mathmetical principles. She provides practical activities that are immediately actionable, with items you have already on hand.

 

Life of Fred (textbook series) follows a five-year-old math professor at Kittens University, as his funny adventures lead students through all the math they’ll ever need. Starting from basic kindergarten-level arithmetic, the Life of Fred book series teaches all the way through college math. Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt designed these books to keep students engaged while also making math concepts memorable. Perfect for independent study, each unit teaches ideas that can be applied using real-world examples.

Saxon Math (textbook series) is customized for homeschooling from Kindergarten thru High school. Each textbook covers a full year of math. Each lesson in the textbook includes warm up activities, teaching of the new concept, and practice of new and previous material.

Teaching Textbooks features automated grading, step-by-step audiovisual solutions, and lectures that contain lively animation and sound effects. The program is designed for the student to learn on their own, as the follow the directions and instructions in the textbook.

Outschool: Online classes for any age, any subject. Choose from one-time lessons, short courses or semester length courses. Prices vary.

Mr. D Math: Take the worry out math with Mr. D. Anyone who has struggled with the hard concepts will finally “GET IT”! Even on subjects that your child hates —and you hate it even more.

Schoolhouse Teachers has Ala Carte courses or build an entire curriculum. One low, monthy fee for the whole family, including all course materials. Over 300 self-paced courses to choose from. The classes are not live, so you can jump in at anytime. No contracts, so you can cancel at anytime.

Get a Math Tutor

Still need more help with Math? No matter which curriculum you’re using, you might just need a tutor. Getting help is easier than you think.

Wyzant helps you find vetted tutors online and locally. Try some of these free tutorials and sample problems in some of the most challenging math topics from elementary thru high school. Tutors in each subject are available from there. 

Princeton Review has tutors online 24/7 so you can connect to an expert math tutor instantly. Stop stressing over your math homework. Ask a question, connect with our tutors online, and improve your grade.

Now that you’re equipped with all these Math resources, you’re off to a great start. Fear not–you can do this! Don’t worry if it takes some time to figure out what works for you and your student.

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About Kim Andrysczyk

Homeschool veteran, Association Director, coffee addict, sarcasm expert, and accidental blogger. I'm here to encourage you thru the tough times and inspire you toward excellence. If I can make it, so can you!