K-8 Helpful Resources

You can do math with your child every day. Situations pop up all the time. Take advantage of such opportunities to do math together, to learn about your child's math thinking and understanding, and to share your own. The following are excellent opportunities for engaging in math thinking. Encourage your child to solve problems mentally rather than over-relying on mathematical tools such as pencil and paper and calculators.

Resources for family math activities

These sites provide math problems, videos, games and activities that family can do together

  • Games and activities that families can do to include math in their everyday routines. 
  • Early Childhood: Where Learning Begins. Mathematical activities for parents and their 2 to 5-year-old children.
  • Figure This!: Math Challenges for Families. 80 sets of 4 paper-and-pencil questions that illustrate challenging middle school mathematics, from The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Hints and answers are provided.
  • Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics. A booklet that includes activities adults can use with children in preschool through grade 5, to help strengthen their math skills. Also available in Spanish.
  • The Math Forum Student Center. Links to games, resources, math software, mailing lists and other reference materials related to learning and teaching math.
  • Mixing in Math. "Quick ways to mix math in to what after-school programs already do: sports, snack time, arts and crafts, playground games." The K-7 activities are "easy to prep ... easy to lead ... free ... and can complement homework in a variety of ways." Also available in Spanish.
  • Sample Activities: Math Everyday. Suggestions for doing meaningful mathematics while engaged in typical everyday activities like shopping in the grocery store, visiting the post office, traveling, cooking, or reading together..

Resources to practice and sharpen skills

Sometimes, extra practice and reinforcement of skills and content can be helpful to students and families. Please use the links below to help reinforce math at home

Resources for Home Grades K-5

Mathematical Games, Toys, and Hobbies

Websites with Math Activities

These sites provide math problems, games and activities that family can do together, off of the computer.

 Math Presentations

October 22, 2015