Parent Survival Guide to helping with Math during Distance Learning.

a dad and his daughter learning math at home

Math Homework Help is here!

Math. Ugh. New math, double ugh. I know I sound like an old fuddy-duddy when I say this, but I cannot stand the ‘new math.’ It makes no sense to me. And this distance learning thing? Pssshh.

Brian does his homework here at the kitchen table, so I am usually watching and listening as he works through math problems. Maybe this new way is better, I don’t know. It seems like it’s many more steps to get to the same result.

And my son is good at math and loves it! I don’t know what we would do if he was struggling. I look at a math problem of his (4th grade) and I can get the answer, but not show the work that the teacher wants to see. It’s very frustrating as a parent to not be able to help them with their homework.

I suppose this is parenting in the 21st century. If parents can’t figure it out, we go to the Internet or Ask Alexa. Here are some of the great sites I found when looking up ways to explain math to my 4th grader.

Math Homework Helpers

I honestly have used some of these. I know how to get the write answer. I don’t know how to tell my kid how to get to that answer, per his teachers’ expectations. It’s maddening.

  1. Logic Roots– Their motto is “We bring to you a new way to practice math. It’s not a game, it’s an occasion to bond.” That is a much better option than the yelling and tears we’ve been doing.
  2. Smart Kids 101– I like that this gives you different approaches for a math problem. I was stuck and this helped.
  3. Hello Thinkster: 6 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Mathematical Mind
  4. Math practice from counting to algebra and geometry
  5. Math and Reading games
  6. Math and reading games
  7. Math and language games
  8. A wide range of math content from middle school through AP Calculus.
  9. THIS ONE IS VERY POPULAR! online education program for toddler through high school…
  10. Your child can play games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby.
  11. Math as a fun part of your daily family routine
  12. Elem Math through 6th grade
  13. Math Videos with lessons, real life uses of math, famous actors
  14. Short videos about numbers that help kids explore complex math topics and make math more fun.
  15. Geometry
  16. Enter your math problem or search term, press the button, and they show you the step-by-step work and answer instantly. 2nd grade through college.
  17. Elem Math games, logic puzzles and educational resources
  18. Math practice
  19. The website allows students to play basic games to reinforce math skills and compete against the computer or others
  20. Math Games, Logic Puzzles and Brain Builders
  21. Immerse yourself in cryptography
  22. Math games galore
  23. Banzai exposes students to real-world financial dilemmas to teach them the importance of smart money management.
  24. K-5 curriculum that builds deep understanding and a love of learning math for all students
  25. Scads of free resources, games, learning resources, and lesson plans for teaching personal finance
  26. Science and math labs and simulations
  27. K-8 online math program that looks at how a student is solving problems to adjust accordingly and build a unique learning path for them.

These resources are not math-specific websites. They are more of a parenting resource, for how to approach struggles with math and math homework.

Distance Learning-How to Help your Child.

  3. Nano2012
  4. Carbolex
  6. ChildMind
  7. Fact Monster
  8. Ducksters

I hope this helps get you started. I know several of them have helped us.

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