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Top 10 Math Websites
Want more free math resources specific to your grade level? Then check out some new articles we just wrote linked out below! Stay tuned… more to come!
- 6th grade math worksheets, games, problems, curriculum, + more!
- 7th grade math worksheets, games, problems, curriculum, + more!
- 8th grade math worksheets, games, problems, curriculum + more!
- Top 10 Pre-Algebra worksheets + more
- Top Algebra 1 worksheets + more
- Top Algebra 2 worksheets + more
Now let’s get to the count down!…
Math Levels: pre-Algbera – Algebra (approximately 3rd – 11th grade)
My Favorite Thing: their videos are organized, clear, helpful, and free!
This math website has lots of stuff including math discussion forums, math competition information, and classes students can enroll into… but we especially like their clear videos!
Video categories include:
– PreAlgebra (basic algebraic properties, decimals, angles, and more!)
– Introduction to Algebra (one-variable, multi-variable, complex numbers and more!)
– Counting & Probability (basic counting techniques, geometric probability, and more!)
– MATHCOUNTS (explaining problems from a state math competition)
– AMC (explaining problems from American Mathematics Competitions qualifying tests)
– More Math Videos (some other fun miscellaneous topics)
There are tons of videos listed very clearly by subject and subtopic. This image above shows the Algebra videos by chapter. If you were to scroll down on the page, you would see all the numerous videos for each listed chapter.
Once watching a video, a nice guy walks us through problems step-by-step with very clear explanations. As a former math teacher, I approve!
Math Levels: K-12th (but seems heavier on K-8th grade)
My Favorite Thing: free downloadable worksheets
Education World presents a variety of math resources that all teachers can use to liven up instruction. “But I’m not a teacher!” you protest. It doesn’t matter! Anyone can take advantage. And parents would be wise to seek out resources that teachers themselves like to pull from.
This site links to www.freeprintableonline.com and has downloadable pdfs of its own on critical thinking, math crossword puzzles, and hands-on math activities like these two shown below.
Math Levels: 2nd-12th (Basic Math through Calculus)
My Favorite Thing: topic reviews and quizzes to follow for practice
When I was in school, Cliff’s Notes were all the rage for students who needed to review a long book before a big test. These little overview books were especially helpful for Shakespeare, if I do say so myself, but now they have Cliff’s Notes for Math!
This top math website covers:
If you want the full, hands-on version, they are sold in book stores and online, but this website is a nice and free starting point for some solid review.
Math Levels: 7-11th (all about Algebra)
My Favorite Thing: clear at-a-glance table of contents on front page
As soon as you open this page, you see all the topics you can find lessons, examples, and worksheets about. No need to dig deep into the website to figure out what it actually covers.
For students just beginning Algebra to students already deeply immersed in it who need a little review on a topic or two, this site shows step-by-step how to attack all the important algebraic concepts.
Here below is an example of their online math “worksheets.” Pick a topic you need more practice with and you can type in your answer to multiple problems, check your answers, and see explanations if you got it wrong. You get immediate feedback on your attempts and lots of practice problems to work toward mastery.
6. Math Pickle
Math Levels: K-12th
My Favorite Thing: videos and activity resources to do with students
Math Pickle is a great top 10 math website for K-12 math topics. It too seems to be designed with the teacher in mind, but do not let that deter you! Take mini-lessons and do them with your kids! Make it a game. Make it a fun project. They will learn without realizing it (which is the best way to learn – naturally!)
This math website has video support, discussion boards, games that are “hard fun,” inspired (and inspiring) people, and more!
Here is a path that I took by clicking on “Addition” under the 1st / 2nd / 3rd grade area, then scrolling down and clicking on “Unfair Thrones,” and then watching the posted video and opening the supporting PowerPoint Presentation.
5. Hooda Math
Math Levels: K-8th
My Favorite Thing: tons of fun online games to practice concepts
Hooda Math is a top 10 math website geared toward helping kids practice and learn through fun computer games. Specific topics the games work with are: addition, subtraction, multiplication, addition, geometry, basic physics, fractions, integers, and algebra.
Kids learn best when having fun! Here is a game I started to play practicing geometric understanding and spacial reasoning.
Math Levels: 9-12th+ (Algebra through Calculus III)
My Favorite Thing: “cheat sheets” – nice review study guide reference sheets!
The intent of this site is “to provide a complete set of free online (and downloadable) notes and/or tutorials for classes that [Paul teaches] at Lamar University.” He has written out notes / tutorials on Algebra, Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, and Differential Equations. The notes are simple and easy-to-follow.
Another great feature is there are practice problems for students to solve. The solutions let you click to reveal each step one at at time! That is great! If a student gets stuck half-way through, he or she can check out the next step without revealing the entire solution.
He has even made nice “cheat sheets” for algebra, trigonometry, and calculus topics. This is one of the best parts of this top 10 math website. It is so helpful for students to have all the facts and formulas from which they can pull right there in front of them. Print out these sheets for reference during homework sessions! Print out these sheets to give to teachers (brownie points!) and they may even let students use during tests (depends on teacher).
Math Levels: K-6th grade
My Favorite Thing: super fun “arcade games” practicing math
This top 10 math website was created with idea of “Academics + Arcade = Fun” in mind! Games are free, multi-player, and educational. And they even designed these games while conscious about online safety. “Private” games can be set up with a password, so a student and his/her friends could organize games to play against each other in a private game! “Public” games can be joined by anyone at anytime but there is no contact between the outside players and the student. They also monitor player names and block inappropriate ones.
Let’s take a look at a game that I just played to give one a try! I decided to practice multiplication and loved the look of this cute penguin jumping game.
This math website covers all kinds of elementary math concepts but also includes practice for language arts, geography, spelling, and typing. Pretty cool.
2. Khan Academy
Math Levels: 3rd-12th+ (basic math through Calculus III) plus ACT & SAT Prep!
My Favorite Thing: videos galore, easy-to-navigate
Growing in popularity around the world, the Khan Academy is full of helpful videos explaining all sorts of math topics (they have videos on other school subjects too). When you login (free forever, they say!) you see a home screen and your child can even take a math pre-test to see where he/she is starting.
From there, you can browse their video library. For math, they cover topics starting around 3rd grade and go through tough subjects such as Trigonometry, Calculus, Statistics, Test Prep, Differential Equations, and more.
There are numerous other neat features about this ever-growing and ever-improving top 10 math website (well, more than just math). We highly encourage parents to explore this site and see how they can use it to their advantage.
Here is a snap shot of what the Khan Academy’s videos look like:
1. Patrick JMT
Math Levels: 3rd-12th+ (arithmetic through Calculus)
My Favorite Thing: videos galore, easy-to-navigate
The “JMT” in Patrick JMT stands for “Just Math Tutorials.” Math, math, and more math. Similar to #2 Khan Academy, this top 10 math website has clear math videos on tons of topics. Scroll down their home page and gape!
The reason I decided to rank Patrick JMT higher than the famous Khan Academy is the fact that the background of the videos is more clear and visually appealing (see above image) in my opinion. Khan Academy’s black background is swapped for a whitish yellow paper background and the writing is done by hand with a pen, so it is a bit more clear than the online pen tool of Khan Academy.
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