
General Mathematics Instruction 
ALEKS (Assessment and Learning in Knowlege Spaces) 
ALEKS (Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces) can provide you with the instruction and support you need to homeschool your children in mathematics for grades 312. ALEKS is accessible from virtually any computer with Internet access, making it a flexible and mobile educational solution for your children.
ALEKS is a ResearchBased Online Math Program:

Complete Curriculum Solution for Math with Access to Full Course Library
 No Textbook Required

Artificial Intelligence Targets Gaps in Student Knowledge
 Assessment and Individualized Learning for Grades 312

Master Account  Monitor and Direct Learning Progress

Unlimited Online Access  PC & Mac Compatible




Chalk Dust Company 
Chalk Dust Company offers mathematics instruction on videotape to homeschooled students and a variety of other users. Textbooks used in Chalk Dust programs are published by Houghton Mifflin Company and most are authored by Ron Larson. Offers solutions guides and personal help when needed via telephone or the internet, providing a comprehensive and effective distancelearning environment. 




Jump Math 
JUMP Math is a numeracy program. JUMP Math is dedicated to enhancing the potential in children by encouraging an understanding and a love of math in students and educators. JUMP Math replaces the selffulfilling myth that some people are born with mathematical ability while others do not have the ability to succeed with assumptions that all children can be led to think mathematically.
They offer educators, tutors and parents complete and balanced materials as well as training to help them reach all students.
JUMP Math draws on the latest cognitive science research to build upon the best aspects of math programs from around the world to provide a unique combination of depth, careful scaffolding, continuous assessment and a variety of innovative instructional approaches. Many parents in Canada and the United States use JUMP Math to homeschool their children.
In a homeschool, JUMP Math works by helping adults lead children through a tailored process of microteaching, guided discovery and practice that gradually extends student understanding.
JUMP Math has found that children learn better when they feel admired and are confident they will not be allowed to fail. Teachers therefore communicate their belief that all students can learn, and reinforce this belief with frequent and specific encouragement. This creates a positive learning environment, which in turn leads to more academically focused behaviour. 



Key to...Workbooks 
Give your students the keys to mathskill mastery! These selfpaced, selfguided workbooks—covering topics from fractions and decimals to algebra and geometry—motivate students and build their confidence with bitesize, easytofollow lessons. With Key to…® workbooks, you can customize curriculum for individual learners. Included in the series are: Fractions, Decimals, Percents, Measurement, Metric Measurement, Algebra, and Geometry. 



Khan Academy 
Khan Academy is a completely free educational resource site. Students can make use of their extensive library of content, including interactive challenges, assessments, and videos from any computer. 



Mad Dog Math 
Mad Dog Math is a fun, exciting, motivating, and challenging supplement to any math curriculum. They've taken the basic facts and broken them down into bitesized pieces that any child can master.
A child progresses through a series of timed drills at his own pace. 



Making Math Meaningful 
Making Math Meaningful is a wonderful beginning. It lays the strong foundation for understanding math. Every concept is introduced with a simple conversation (which is provided for you) using math manipulatives. You are spending quality time with your children talking about each math concept.
The conversations are simple. The activities are easy to do. The lesson plans tell you exactly what you are to do and what you are to say. Perfect for the busy mom.
There are no seminars to attend and no videos to watch! Simply pull the book from the shelf and start teaching. Each child has his own student workbook. Levels K through 4 give you a written script to teach each concept and skill. Levels 5 and 6 and Algebra are written directly to your child. Your child will simply pull the book from the shelf and teach himself.
There is no easier math manipulative program for mom. 



Math Essentials 
This math program provides a math instruction system that gives students the best math preparation possible. There are workbooks and free online video lessons. 



MathUSee 
MathUSee is designed to teach students specific skills that build as the student progresses. This systematic and cumulative approach uses a definite, logical sequence of concept instruction. The MathUSee system is structured with stepbystep procedures for introducing, reviewing, practicing, and mastering concepts. Each lesson teaches using multisensory tools such as videos, manipulatives, and other resources, designed to appeal to any type of learner. With these resources, they are able to adapt to a variety of homeschool styles.




MEP  Mathematics Enhancement Programme 
This is a free math curriculum from Great Britain. MEP is a workbookbased, spiral curriculum that emphasizes concepts and logical thinking. It encourages creative thinking and unique approaches to mathematical computation. 



Professor B Math 
Professor B Math delivers worldclass mathematics and national precedents by means of a unique perspective on children's real gifts for learning mathematics. 



Ray's Arithmetic 
Ray's Arithmetics teach arithmetic in an orderly fashion, starting from rules and principles, building knowledge piece by piece, leading pupils from simple to complex. From the very first pages, Ray's Arithmetics incorporate what has become the scourge of today's math students  story problems. Students must READ simple sentences which pose real life problems, decide whether to add, subtract, multiply or divide, and finally arrive at the answer  sometimes mentally  sometimes in writing. 



RightStart Mathematics 
RightStart Mathematics uses the AL Abacus to provide a visual, auditory, and kinesthetic experience. The elementary and intermediate program lessons guide the teacher daybyday and yearbyyear, helping children understand, apply, and enjoy mathematics. The RishtStart Mathematics homeschool program is set up with levels, rather than grades, so that your child can begin at the proper level and advance at their own pace. 



Shiller Math 
ShillerMath publishes researchbased math curriculum, music, manipulatives, flashcards, and workbooks for students of ages 413 (including preK and preAlgebra), with beautifully designed lessons, diagnostic tests with answer keys, math songs, and Montessoribased manipulatives.
No Montessori or math knowledge is required and there's zero lesson preparation  just read (or have your child read) what's in quotes and you're good to go! Students using this approach consistently outperform their peers.
The ShillerMath curriculum includes authoritative materials and lessons used by thousands of Montessori schools worldwide and is the math curriculum of choice for thousands of homes and classrooms nationwide. 



Sonlight Math Curricula 
Teach confidently with Sonlight's handpicked math resources — the programs are the best on the market for elementary math to Calculus.
Every math curriculum has potential strengths and weaknesses, so you'll find included information to help you find the best fit for your students.
They offer several math programs for the elementary grades. Young children benefit from an enriched environment in which they see math being used in different ways and in which they approach problems from different directions. 



Teaching Textbooks 
Teaching Textbooks were designed specifically for independent learners. They offer more teaching/explanation than any other product on the market. 




Let's Play Math! 
This wonderful blog is written by a homeschooling mother who wants to make learning math fun. It is a place where you can learn about new ways of learning, teaching, and understanding math. Math is a game, playing with ideas. This blog is about the ongoing adventure of learning, teaching, and playing around with mathematics from preschool to precalculus. 



Living Math Forum 
This is an ontopic list dedicated to the discussion of "living math"  mathematics education using living books and materials, as opposed to traditional curricula as the primary learning tool. Discussion applies to mathematics learning from birth to adult self education, with the understanding that arithmetic is only one feature of mathematics as a whole. Math history topics will apply as well. Educators using Charlotte Mason, Thomas Jefferson Ed (relaxed classical), Montessori, Waldorf and unschooling methods may benefit from the exchange of ideas. 



Math For Life 
MathForLife is an email group that offers a forum to share math questions and math resources. It is an open group for those people who would like to learn to love math and use math well. It is especially for parents who want to homeschool or afterschool their children in math.






Homeschool Math 
HomeschoolMath.net is a comprehensive math resource site for homeschooling parents and teachers: find free worksheets, math ebooks for elementary grades, an extensive link list of games, a homeschool math curriculum guide, interactive tutorials & quizzes, and teaching tips articles. The resources emphasize understanding of concepts instead of just mechanical memorization of rules.





Let's Play Math! 
This wonderful blog is written by a homeschooling mother who wants to make learning math fun. It is a place where you can learn about new ways of learning, teaching, and understanding math. Math is a game, playing with ideas. This blog is about the ongoing adventure of learning, teaching, and playing around with mathematics from preschool to precalculus. 



Math Goodies 
Math Goodies is a free math help site featuring interactive lessons, puzzles and worksheets. They also provide free homework help. There are more than 400 pages of activities for students, educators and parents. 



MATHCOUNTS® 
MATHCOUNTS® is a national math enrichment, coaching and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement in every U.S. state and territory. After several months of coaching, participating schools select students to compete individually or as part of a team in one of the more than 500 written and oral competitions held nationwide and in U.S. schools overseas. Winners at the local level proceed to state competitions, where the top 4 Mathletes® and top coach earn the right to represent their state or territory at the national level. At all levels, MATHCOUNTS challenges students' math skills, develops their selfconfidence and rewards them for their achievements. Students enrolled in the 6th, 7th, or 8th grades are eligible to participate in MATHCOUNTS competitions. 



Printable Multiplication Tables 
You'll find free printable multiplication tables, including a 010 and 12 x time table, a grid chard, blank grid charts, and more. 



Singapore Math 
Singapore Math books are clear, logical, and sequential. There is a strong focus on mental math. Word problems and geometry are integrated throughtout the series. Singapore Math® books are a popular choice of homeschool families and for parents looking for math activity books to support what their child is learning in school. There are also titles to help home educators understand the foundations of Singapore Math® methodology, giving you tools to help your student be successful and have fun.They offer math texts from preK to 12th grades. This series challenges children to think through and understand mathematical concepts instead of simply memorizing facts and algorithms. One of the benefits of using this program is its affordability. The textbooks are inexpensive and are reusable. The consumable workbooks are priced so that even families with multiple children using this program will find it affordable.




Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics 
This website features online games and interactive activities designed to help children learn and understand mathematical concepts. You can choose any grade level from preK to 12, and subjects including numbers and operations, algebra, geometry, measurements, data analysis, and probability. You'll find virtual peg boards, geoboards, fractals, charts, games, and much more. 




Just Do the Math 
David H. Albert 
"Not possible," homeschool mom proclaimed glumly, shaking her head.
I had just explained how the Sudbury Valley School  a democratically managed, childdirected learning environment that has been around for almost 40 years  has demonstrated repeatedly that a child could learn math  all of it grades K through 12  in eight weeks. Average (if there is such a thing), normal (never met one), healthy children, hundreds of them, learned it all, leading to admissions to some of the leading colleges and universities in the nation.
"Must be some kind of trick," she insisted dolefully, remembering her own dark days in the classroom slaving over the seemingly inscrutable, all joy wrung out as from a wet sponge, then as an elementary school teacher herself, and now finally daily fighting what she was convinced was a losing homeschooling war with her nineyearold over the required workbook pages.
"Nope, no tricks, no special techniques, magic curriculum, or innovative teaching method," I informed her. The secret, if there was one, was to wait until the child asked for it, indeed insisted upon it, and had a use for it, even if the use was just college admission.





Read Any Good Math Lately? 
Holly Furgason 
A look at an alternative way to approach mathematics instruction, with a list of good mathematics books for all levels. 



Ten Ways to Boost Your Child's Math Success 
A short list of some simple things you can do to help increase your child's understanding of math concepts and how to work efficiently and accurately while retaining important mathematical information. 






