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 http://www.mathscore.com/
  5. Math and Reading games https://www.funbrain.com/
  6. Math and reading games https://www.abcya.com/
  7. Math and language games https://www.arcademics.com/
  8. A wide range of math content from middle school through AP Calculus. https://deltamath.com/overview
  9. THIS ONE IS VERY POPULAR! online education program for toddler through high school… https://www.khanacademy.org/
  10. Your child can play games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby. https://www.usmint.gov/learn/kids
  11. Math as a fun part of your daily family routine http://bedtimemath.org/
  12. Elem Math through 6th grade https://boddlelearning.com/
  13. Math Videos with lessons, real life uses of math, famous actors https://www.hmhco.com/math-at-work
  14. Short videos about numbers that help kids explore complex math topics and make math more fun. https://www.numberphile.com/
  15. Geometry https://www.canfigureit.com/
  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. https://www.mathcelebrity.com/online-math-tutor.php
  17. Elem Math games, logic puzzles and educational resources https://www.mathplayground.com/
  18. Math practice https://xtramath.org/#/home/index
  19. The website allows students to play basic games to reinforce math skills and compete against the computer or others https://www.mangahigh.com/en-us/
  20. Math Games, Logic Puzzles and Brain Builders https://www.mathplayground.com/
  21. Immerse yourself in cryptography https://www.cryptoclub.org/
  22. Math games galore https://gridclub.com/
  23. Banzai exposes students to real-world financial dilemmas to teach them the importance of smart money management. https://www.teachbanzai.com/
  24. K-5 curriculum that builds deep understanding and a love of learning math for all students https://www.zearn.org/
  25. Scads of free resources, games, learning resources, and lesson plans for teaching personal finance https://www.ngpf.org/
  26. Science and math labs and simulations https://phet.colorado.edu/
  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. https://www.dreambox.com/at-home

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.

  1. vnaya.com
  2. www.MathHelp.com
  3. Nano2012
  4. Carbolex
  5. www.goaforest.com
  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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