Math Resources for Parents
In this page you will find several books, websites, and articles that will assist you in helping your child learn math. IT may also help refresh you on math content that you knew and forgot, or those you never really knew.
In addition to these websites, you will find websites listed on each page of the math site that will help you with the topic on that page.
Family Resources about Math on the website of the National Council of Teachers of Math
Brochures that give information about Families and School; Families and Homework; Families and Math; Families and Support; and Math and Literature. In English and Spanish
Helping Your Child Learn Math has many activities that can be done at home, at the grocery store, and on the go.
U.S. Government Booklet for parents to help children with math
Tennessee Standards on IXL math
Pages illustrating sticks representing numbers in place value – ones, tens, hundreds
Math games that may seem simple but you have to plan ahead. You have to figure things out. You have to strategize. You have to use logic. You have to use your brain! And THAT is what math is really all about.
Homework help for numerous math topics and various levels
This website is called “Learning Partners – Let’s Do Math” and is full of games and activities to do at home within everyday activities.
This website introduces a new problem-solving brainteaser every Wednesday. Begins at a Grade 3 level and is suitable for any primary children who are ready for challenging problems.
This website is an excellent source with a wealth of story problems for grades 1-5. It is an NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Math) and CGI (Cognitively Guided Instruction) approved website. There is a registration fee to use this website.
This site allows you to select a game by age level and includes games such as Math Baseball
Practice makes perfect, and IXL makes math practice fun. With unlimited math questions in more than 1,000 topics, students improve their skills and confidence and always have new challenges to meet.
Math Books that Will Help Your Child Think like a Mathematician
It hasn’t been that many years since a math textbook was about the only way for children to learn important math concepts and vocabulary. Today, storybooks, wordless picture books, folktales, interactive books, poetry anthologies, and chapter books take children on wonderful math discoveries. The books shown on this site introduce and reinforce the concepts of measurement, shapes, number sense and counting, fractions, problem solving, and an infinite number of other math skills! Their engaging illustrations, examples, and flashes of humor make complex math ideas easier to figure out and remember. Use these books to make math accessible to more students, inspire them with the power of math, and open doors to further study.
This site lists good books for parents about math.
This site discusses three children’s picture books about math, and explains how they help with math. http://www.madisonvoices.com/schoolmatters/book_reviews.htm
PBS Kids offers some ideas about math books for parents and kids
This site lists books that will help you build a math library for your children. Books are listed by the mathematical topic.