I often get asked by friends in real life what different education sites I would recommend to help their child with math, reading, etc. So I thought that I would compile a list of my Top 7 Math Websites for Kids.
1) Dreambox: Dreambox is a subscription based math program for children ages Pre-K to Grade 8. We have used Dreambox with Wes on and off for years now. While it is an amazing program, after a while I find my son would get stuck and frustrated. However we take a break from it for a few months and when we resume he starts flying through it again. Other families I have spoken to have said the same thing. I think it’s like anything, sometimes you just need to step back and come back to it later with a fresh mind.
I wrote a review about Dreambox back when we used it when Wes was homeschooling kindergarten/grade, you can read it HERE. I also wrote about it a year or two ago when we used it to prevent the summer slide, you can find it HERE.
2) Mathseeds : This is a super cute subscription based math program. The site says that it is for ages 3-6, however I feel that it is better suited for very young toddlers to maybe preschool. It is very basic, however will help make sure there are no holes in your child’s math knowledge. Compatible with the iPad.
If you do decided to go ahead with this program, consider spending the extra $10 for the year to get Reading Eggs as well. This is an amazing program, and as soon as our new to us iPad is ready we plan on purchasing a duel subscription for Little Z. You can read about our thoughts on Reading Eggs HERE.
3) XtraMath: XtraMath is a free, non-for profit website that offers a program to students, parents and teachers that help teach the basic math facts.
This website was brought to my attention by Wes’s 4th grade teacher. They were required to work on this website once a day as part of their math homework. This site helped to hammer down those basic math facts in just a few minutes a day.
4) IXL Math: IXL Math is a great paid for supplementary website. This website does not actually teach how to do the math problems, but it does give your child the chance to practice what they have learned. It also can show you any holes in your child’s math education.
I love that whether your are in Canada or the States, you can look up the grade standards for your state or province. They will also allow you to try 10 questions a day for free.
5) Khan Academy: Khan Academy is a FREE website you can use to learn math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more.
We use this site with Wes following the Easy Peasy Middle School Math Curriculum. I can’t recommend it enough. There are video explanations and follow up questions that help your child work to mastery. Plus the best part is, its FREE.
6) SplashMath: We are working with Little Z on this app. I was able to get the whole curriculum on Mother’s Day sale for a $3 in May 2014. I have seen it on sale over the years, but haven’t paid to close of attention.
No internet connection required after set up on the iPad, iPhone, iTouch apps. This is huge for parents who are on the go with their kiddos.