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Math Internet Resources for Parents

May 21, 2014

Informational Publications

http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/parents/Math/index.html - This is a link to an online book titled Helping Your Child Learn Math. It is American but has some good information and activities specific to a parent helping their child learn math at home.

http://education.alberta.ca/media/356481/mathprbk.pdf - Alberta Education parent general information web page math brochure Working Together in Mathematics Education – Parents, Students, Teachers, Community Members

http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/docs/parents/learn/math.pdf - Manitoba Education brochure titled Helping Your Child Learn Math – A Parent's Guide.

 

Practical Tools and Problem Solving

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html - This is a site with virtual manipulatives. Often students benefit from using a manipulative when learning a new math concept. You may be able to find and use a virtual manipulative from this site if you are at home and do not have access to a manipulative.

http://www.figurethis.org – This is a website that was created by the NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics). It is designed to help parents work with their child to enhance their mathematics and problem solving abilities. It contains several well designed challenges that you can work through with your child.

http://nrich.maths.org/public/index.php - On this website you will find thousands of free mathematics enrichment materials (problems, articles and games) for teachers and learners from ages 5 to 19 years. All the resources are designed to develop subject knowledge, problem-solving and mathematical thinking skills. This site is run by Cambridge University.

http://www.khanacademy.org/ (Khan Academy) This is a website dedicated to teaching you anything that you are interested in. the website supplies a free online collection of more than 3,500 micro lectures via video tutorials teaching mathematics and many other topics. You can learn how to do almost anything on the site.

 

Classroom Resource Information

http://www.pearsoned.ca/school/math/elementarymath/pearsonwncp/index.html - This is the website that supports the Math Makes Sense resources that we use.

http://zapple.ca/index.html - This is a website that was created by one of the contributing authors to the Math Makes Sense resource and has activities related to our math curriculum.


Commercial Math Help Programs

http://www.mathletics.ca/ - (Mathletics) This is a site that is being used by some schools in Saskatchewan (including some Chinook schools) to supplement their math program. I have heard only good things about it. There is a cost to join and parents can purchase a spot if they desire. There is a free trial evaluation if you are interested in trying it first.

http://ca.ixl.com/ - (IXL) This is a site similar to the one above. Some of our schools also use this as a supplement to math instruction.


School Division Web Pages.

Some Saskatchewan school divisions have developed webpages with links to online math supports.  These are a good start.

http://www.spiritsd.ca/learningresources/Math6-9WebPages.htm - Prairie Spirit Gr 6-9

http://www.spiritsd.ca/learningresources/Mathk5WebPages.htm - Prairie Spirit Gr K-5

 

Provincial Education Ministry Pages

http://www.curriculum.gov.sk.ca/ Sask Education curriculum site

http://education.alberta.ca/teachers/program/math.aspx - Alberta Education general information on math curriculum web page

http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/cur/math/ Manitoba Education site with some parent support information

 

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