9 Essential Websites to Help You Support Your Child’s Maths
This isn’t just a list of useful maths websites, it’s a list of websites which are essential reading for parents who want to get ideas, advice and inspiration to help support their children’s maths learning. It’s a diverse list so I’ve categorised it to make it easier to find the websites which you need for your situation and I’ve included one pillar article or post from each website to highlight the best of what each site has to offer.
Practical preschool maths
Nicole, a teacher on a career break, set up The Activity Mom to share the fun practical activities that she does with her own preschoolers. Her site has great early reading, art and science ideas, but her early maths ideas are simple, useable and thorough.
I think you’ll love this innovative hands-on activity: The Bean Game (Combinations of 10)
2) Quirky Momma
Another great site with a multitude of fun hands-on activities for little ones. Rachel Miller aka Quirky Momma has also set up the Activity a Day calendars, one monthly calendar each for preschool maths, literacy and play.
I think you’ll love this tasty maths idea: Learning Fractions with Cookies
Practical maths activities games and ideas
Denise at Let’s Play Math has written nearly 500 posts which share her experiences and ideas she has developed while homeschooling 5 five children. The practical activities and ideas are for younger children as well as high schoolers.
I think you’ll love this creative and practical post: 20+ Things to Do With a Hundred Chart
I think you’ll love this great solid advice: Ways to Help Your Middle Schooler succeed in Math
Maths Advice from parents
The most active mums website and forum in the UK. The maths questions asked on the forum pages range from how to answer specific homework questions, to what different methods are used to teach maths at home and in school.
I think you’ll love this mixed treasure trove of ideas: How Can You Get Better at Mental Maths
Maths ideas and advice from teachers
Rebecca Zook is an online maths tutor who also writes about some of the interesting ideas and activities which she and her students investigate during their tutoring sessions and which she comes across while reading and researching on the huge topic of maths education.
I think you’ll love this amazingly useful and clever post: Gallon Man to the Rescue
7) James Tanton
Dr James Tanton is a high school maths teacher who as well as writing articles and making videos for his website, also gives workshops to students and teachers. His You Tube videos are essential watching for teen mathematicians.
I think you’ll love this fantastic video advice for teens: Dr T’s Five Principles of Math Genius Thinking
Sol Lederman’s website is THE best place for high school and college maths ideas, puzzles, and reviews. As a SAT prep tutor, Sol blends his love of maths with his practical experiences of working with students to produce a site which serves our future mathematicians well.
I think you’ll love this selection of cool tricks: Impress your friends with mental Math tricks
I only recently discovered Crewton Ramone’s site through Twitter. He uses his box of blocks (maths manipulatives) to break down complex maths problems and to turn high school maths topics into maths play sessions
I think you’ll love this preschooler playing algebra: 4 Year old Math Enrichment
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