Math Resources for Parents to Use at Home
Math can be a huge challenge for many of our kids, and they might need some extra help grasping certain math concepts. We’ve rounded up some great websites, apps, and programs to help your kids hit their math goals — and maybe even have fun while doing it!
Recommended by an education therapist, IXL helps students learn at their own pace with adaptive questions that automatically adjust to the right level of difficulty. Parents can keep track of students’ progress, and learning can be adjusted easily depending on skill level. Choose from a bundle of core subjects at a monthly or yearly subscription, or choose specific subjects like math. IXL’s curriculum also aligns with the California Common Core Content Standards and the California Preschool Learning Foundations.
○ Age range: Grades K–12
○ Platforms: Web-based, iPhone, iPad, Google Play
○ Cost: Single subject: $9.95/month or $79/year; all core subjects: $19.95/month or $159/year
This site was made by educators to help students excel in math. Content includes free math games, worksheets, and videos for students. NOTE: Most games require Adobe Flash Player.
○ Age range: Grades Pre-K–7
○ Cost: FREE
This app is designed to specifically have a cleaner, easy to read, and organized way to work out math problems in a digital format.
○ Age range: 4+
○ Platform: iPad
○ Cost: FREE; offers in-app purchases
Utilizing Montessori methodology, this app is designed to build sound math foundations by offering sequential guided activities that gradually help children reinforce their skills. The app uses Apple’s touch feature and offers verbal feedback.
○ Age range: Ages 3–7
○ Platform: iPhone and iPad
○ Cost: $3.99
Prodigy is an adventure-style math game and learning system for children that meets first through eighth grade standards. The curriculum adapts to your child’s skill level and customizes the curriculum accordingly. Kids can connect online within the role-playing game and share challenges together, and are incentivized to build their characters by strengthening their math skills.
○ Age range: Grades 1–8
○ Platform: Web-based, iPhone, iPad, and Google Play
○ Cost: FREE
Used by parents and educators worldwide, this interactive app helps children learn math in a fun, gamified format utilizing cute monsters and nonverbal cues. Left-handed mode, OpenDyslexic font, help button, and simplified keypad input style allow the app to be tailored to each child’s needs.
○ Age range: Grades Pre-K–2
○ Platform: iPhone, iPad, and Google Play
○ Cost: FREE for limited content; yearly full-access subscription is $69.99
TouchMath’s multisensory program makes math engaging and accessible for students of all abilities who struggle to understand content at their grade level. They offer complete instructional programs, motivational computer programs, and classroom aids that allow the student to work at their own pace. Their catalog offers a variety of workbooks, programs, and resources based on individual needs and skill level. Items can be bought individually or in packages.
○ Age range: Grades PreK–12
○ Cost: Varies depending on package
Shiller Learning offers “research-based curricula, music, manipulatives, flashcards, and workbooks” to help kids learn math skills. Their packages include Montessori-based lesson guides, diagnostic tests, parent guides, hands-on materials, and more. Math Kit I is geared toward grades Pre-K to 3 and Math Kit II is meant for grades 4 to 8; both offer virtual options and all their kits can be found here.
○ Age range: Ages 4–13
○ Cost: Virtual math kits are $112.45
From Teachers Pay Teachers, this site provides adapted and interactive math resources including academic visual learning support, behavior support, and visuals for students with disabilities.
○ Age range: Grades Pre-K–5
○ Cost: FREE to low cost, depending on the resource