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If you are looking for ways to help your child succeed in and enjoy mathematics, here are some things families can do to support their children.
There are countless websites and web-based programs, providing resources for students’ success in mathematics. The following are a few of these resources that can be used by teachers, parents, and students to support the Madison Public Schools K-12 mathematics curriculum both within and outside the classroom.
- Math is Fun (K-12)
This site offers mathematics in an enjoyable and easy-to-learn manner and covers content from Kindergarten through 12th grade.
- Illuminations from NCTM (K-12)
Illuminations is designed to provide standards-based resources that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for all students. Illuminations is part of the Verizon Thinkfinity program.
- Thinkfinity (K-12)
Verizon Thinkfinity offers comprehensive teaching and learning resources that are grade-specific and are aligned with state standards. There are activities for students and parents to help support classroom instruction at home.
- National Library of Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics (3-12)
The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics is a National Science Foundation project that provides interactive online math lessons.
- Yummy Math (3-12)
Yummy Math explores math concepts using real-life contexts. The activities provided are aligned with the NCTM Process Standards and the CCSS for Mathematical Practice in mind and our relevant to our world today. The site has great resources and activities for the classroom and home.
- Khan Academy (K-12)
The Khan Academy provides an extensive video library, interactive challenges, and adaptive assessments for you to practice mathematics at any level.
- AAA Math (K-8)
AAA Math provides a comprehensive set of interactive arithmetic lessons with an unlimited amount of practice on any given topic.
- Math Playground (K-8)
Math Playground provides math games, logic games, word problems, and math videos.
- Arcademics (1-6)
These games are free for anyone to play (at home or school) and allow students to practice math by playing games against other students around the world. Boost engagement with their multiplayer math and language arts games.
- Harcourt Animated Math Glossary(K-6)
This site provides definitions with multimedia to support the understanding of math terms for grades K-6.
- A Maths Dictionary for Kids (K-5)
A Maths Dictionary for Kids is an animated, interactive online dictionary, helping to explain over 600 math terms by providing simple definitions, examples, and activities.
- Math Fact Café (K-5)
Math Fact Café provides a free generator of math worksheets and flashcards, focusing on counting, money, multiplication tables, standard facts, time, and word problems
- The Math League (4-12)
The Math League has published books for purchase containing previous math contests for 4th grade and above. You can also purchase an app of the contests here and the detailed solutions here. On their website, you can also view some contests and solutions.
- Primary Krypto (K-8)
This game will keep students learning and practicing basic math skills. Combine five number cards using the four arithmetic operations to arrive at a target number.
- Study Island (K-12)
http://www.studyisland.com/web/index/Study Island is a research-based program that provides instruction, practice, assessment and reporting in a fun and engaging manner. Madison Public Schools currently has a subscription to Study Island. For login information, please see your teacher.
- IXL (K-12)
IXL allows teachers and parents to monitor the progress of their students and motivate them through interactive games and practice questions. IXL offers a dynamic and enjoyable environment for children to practice math. Parents can sign up their children with an account on a monthly or yearly basis.
iPhone/iPad Apps and Web-Based Activities:
- ABCya.com (free educational games and activities for elementary students)
The following free iPhone/iPad Apps are available for enrichment in the elementary grades:
- Concentration (also available for use on the internet)
- Deep-Sea Duel (also available for use on the internet)
- Equivalent Fractions (also available for use on the internet)
- Pick a Path
- Find Sums