Help with Math - Schoolhouse Teachers

Math Center

Do you have a student who is finding a particular math skill challenging? Could you use some guidance for teaching a certain concept? The Math Center provides easy access to many of the math-related resources available on SchoolhouseTeachers.com. You’ll find videos, games, eBooks, and other instructional materials about fractions, geometry, addition, decimals, division, and more.

This 36-week Algebra 1 course is designed for students who have completed pre-algebra and are ready to advance to the next level of math. This course covers a pre-algebra review, algebraic expressions, solving linear equations, graphing, inequalities, systems of equations, polynomials, factoring, and exponential expressions. It concludes with a final test.

Algebra 2 is a full-year course designed for students who have successfully completed Algebra 1. It includes textbook reading, practice problems, homework, and unit tests. Key vocabulary is highlighted, and study tips are included. An answer key is also included.

All About Shapes is a fun way to teach and reinforce basic shapes with your preschooler through games, foods, books, crafts, and more! Learn about circles, ovals, squares, rectangles, triangles, stars, pentagons, octagons, crescents, hearts, and diamonds/rhombi.

Building a Foundation with Kindergarten Math: Introduce your little learners to the concepts and basics of the days of the week, months of the year, seasons, weather, number recognition, counting, skip counting, shapes, money, place value, and more with lots of hands-on activities and printable worksheets.

Charlotte Mason Style Math: Check out Cindy West’s tips for teaching “living” math in lesson 7 of her Charlotte Mason Homeschooling series.

Daily Math is a series of worksheets and drills created to reinforce 3rd-4th grade math skills. The skills covered include:

  • Basic Math Facts
  • Basic Skills: Place Value; Standard Measurements; Geometric Shape Identification; Ordinal Numbers; Number Patterns; Rounding Numbers; Writing Numbers as Words or Digits; Associative, Commutative, and Distributive Properties; Working with Zeroes; Order of Operations.
  • Intermediate Skills: Factors, Multiples, and Divisibility; Prime Numbers; Fractions and Percentages; Decimals; Subtracting Negative Numbers; Roman Numerals; Exponents; Value of Coins
  • Advanced Skills: Area, Perimeter, Circumference; Angles; Finding the Mean (Average); Variables
  • Miscellaneous: Adding Columns of Numbers; Solving for Rate; Comparing Ratios; Math Fun; Math Vocabulary; Probability; Describing/Defining Triangles; Inverse Operations
  • Word Problems (assorted)
  • Drills: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division

The Decimal Workshop is designed to help parents teach students through examples and practice problems. It is a great review unit for an elementary math class and can be done at the student’s own pace.

Everyday Games: Over the years, Teresa has brought hundreds of games to our site that cover various reading and math skills. Here is a quick and handy way to access all the games by the specific skill they were created to reinforce. New games are added regularly. You can see all of the Everyday Games by clicking on the title above.

Finally Conquer Fractions: Are you a non-math parent? Finally Conquer Fractions by Laura Baggett is designed to equip homeschool parents with the tools, confidence, and motivation needed for effectively teaching math to their children. This course focuses on the subject of fractions and provides a visual, step-by-step breakdown of what fractions are, how they work, and why they behave the way they do. Tips are also included for explaining fractions to your children.
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Fraction Workshop: This fun, twelve-week fraction workshop focuses on understanding the basics of fractions using a visual and hands-on approach. Designed for students of any age who need a boost in their understanding of fractions, this workshop will illustrate fractions using concrete objects—balls, vegetables, Popsicle sticks, and more.

Geometry with Mr. D Math is a one-year video-based geometry class for high school. Each lesson includes video instruction with printable course work and detailed answer keys. Also included are twelve chapter tests and two semester exams. It is best suited for students who have an understanding of Algebra 1.

Hands-On Math Help with Cuisenaire Rods is designed to empower parents to help their children learn. Its purpose is to help parents of students in preschool-3rd grade make math enjoyable instead of frustrating. Through a free app and weekly tutorial videos, Philip Rowlands shows parents how to teach math in a manner that involves play, directed activities, open-ended tasks, and challenges. It is designed to work with Cuisenaire rods, but instructions for making your own set are included if you do not currently have them.

How to Teach Elementary Math: These videos from Dr. Price help demonstrate to parents various methods and strategies for teaching math to their elementary students. Worksheets for the students are also provided. New units are provided regularly.

  • Kindergarten: Rainbow Pairs to 10; Numbers 2 Before and After; Rainbow Facts Template; Easy Addition: Using a Near Ten Strategy to Add 8; Easy Subtraction: Near 10 Minus 9, Difference of 9; Addition: Doubles Facts
  • Grade One: Count on 2 within 10 Addition Facts; Double +1 Addition Facts; Addition & Subtraction Revision: Difference of 1, 2, or 3; Count On 1 Addition Facts; Count On 1, Count Back 1; Ten Frame Introduction; Near 10; Adding 8; Count on 2 Addition Facts; Count on 1, 2, or 3 Addition Facts; Ten Frame Flash Cards; Subtracting 0 and 10; Counting On and Back by 1; Addition Fact Families: Counting On and Back; Subtraction from 2-Digit Numbers Using a Written Algorithm; Checkup Test: Easy Multiplication 5x, 3x; Probability: Outcomes of Familiar Events; Easy Multiplication: 3x Tables
  • Grade Two: Count Back 3 Subtraction Facts; Multiplying by 10; Addition Number Fact Families; Converting Fractions (Easy Level); Counting Fractions Along a Number Line; Introducing Fractions; Common Fractions: Halves, Fourths, and Quarters; Addition & Subtraction Revision; Doubling and Halving; Multiplication and Division Fact Families; Revision of Easy Multiplication and Division Facts; Counting Fractions Along a Number Line; Easy Division; Doubles Addition Facts; Subtraction: Halving; Adding 9
  • Grade Three: Multiplication and Division Revision Facts x 3; Near 10 Facts: Adding and Subtracting 8; Addition & Subtraction Revision; Multiplication and Division Revision; Equivalent Fractions; Addition & Subtraction Rainbow Facts; Double Double Strategy: 4x Facts; 9x Tables; Dividing by 5 and by 10; Dividing by 4; Roman Numerals to 399; 9x Tables and Strategies; Multiplication Thinking Strategies Poster; Multiplication Tables Revision; Hundreds, Tens & Ones Place Value: Base Ten Blocks; All Operations Revision: Remaining Facts, 6x
  • Grade Four: Division with Remainders; Revision of Multiplication and Division by 8; Divisibility by 3 and 9; Extended Multiplication and Division: 3x; Rainbow Facts to 100; 7x Multiplication Facts Revision; Division by 5 & 10 with Remainders; Division with Remainders: Dividing by 2 and 4; Decimal Fractions: Skip Counting in Hundredths; Comparing Fractions; Mental Strategies: Adding Nice Numbers; Factors & Multiples: Lowest Common Multiple; Mental Strategies: Subtracting 100
  • Grade Five: Adding “Nice” Numbers; Dividing by 10, 100, and 1,000; Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Common Denominators; Adding Fractions with Like Denominators (Harder Level); Simplifying Fractions; Converting Between Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers; Converting Common Fractions into Decimals; Doubling Large Numbers; Calculating 1% and 0.5% of an Amount; Revision: Order of Operations; Difference of; Multiplying and Dividing by 5 and 10; Factors and Multiples of 2 and 4; Probability with Spinners; Converting Common Fractions to Decimals
  • Why Teach Math and Developing Number Fluency
    • Why Teach Math
    • Mental Strategies
    • Development of Mental Strategies
    • The Dream of Students’ Success in Math
    • Using Physical and Visual Models for Numbers
    • Helping Children to Develop Math Thinking
    • Developing “Automatic” Responses in Number Facts
    • A Four-Phase Model for Teaching Operations
    • More Ten Frames Examples
    • Modeling Multiplication with Arrays
    • Developing Confidence and Freedom via Thinking Strategies
    • A Systematic Approach, Not a Short-Term Fix
    • Show ANY Number with a Number Line
    • Combining Math and Old Technology
    • Using Public Spaces to Teach Symmetry
    • How to teach Multiplication Facts I
    • How to teach Multiplication Facts II
    • Math and Critical Thinking
    • What is REALLY Important in Math?
    • Teaching Slope in the Mountains of Switzerland
    • Five Misconceptions About the Teaching of Math to Young Children
    • Five Benefits of Memorizing Your Times Tables
    • Six Simple, Free Activities any Parent can use at Home to Help Their Child With Math
    • Sundials and Math in Switzerland

Kinetic Connections: Find tips for teaching math to hands-on learners in Kinetic Connections, including Teaching Math and How to Review Math Skills. New Kinetic Connections units are added regularly.

The Multiplication and Division Practice Unit is designed to help parents teach students multiplication and division through examples and practice problems. It is a great review unit for an elementary math class and can be done at the student’s own pace.

The Multiplication Workshop is a step-by-step guide to learning or practicing multiplication tables using written problems, manipulatives, flash cards, word problems, and speed drills. The 160 worksheets spend the most time working on the concept of multiplication and learning the 1-12 times tables. As a bonus at the end of the workshop, multiplication with multiple-digit numbers is introduced.

Pre-Algebra: This is a full forty-week pre-algebra course that includes instruction on fractions, decimals, percents, English and Metric measures, number sets and graphing, algebraic expressions, solving algebraic equations, geometry, statistics ,and probability.

Precalculus: This 36-week course is designed for students who have completed Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and trigonometry. This course covers relations and functions, linear and quadratic functions, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, conics, systems of equations, matrices, sequences, and binomial theorem. It concludes with a final test.

Special Needs: Special Needs Educational Consultant, Judi Munday, has put together a 19-part program to help those with children with special needs, be it language delays or deficits, dyslexia, or difficulty with math. She provides practical solutions and helpful tips for choosing curriculum and modifying and adapting instruction. An explanation of the skills of learning—acquiring, organizing, storing, and retrieving information—and where possible breakdowns may occur along the path is helpful for those who are seeking to understand the best course of action to facilitate their child’s success. The following list highlights the lessons specific to language-based or reading challenges. You can see the complete list of Judi’s articles here.

  • Lesson Fourteen: Assistive Technology: Struggling with Math

Starting Out with First Grade Math is a full-year course that introduces first graders to the basic math concepts they need to build a strong foundation. Through interactive slides and printable assignments, students explore numbers, greater and less than, addition, subtraction, fact families, and much more.

Statistics is a six-month course that covers how statistics are used, vocabulary, normal distribution, graphs, scatter diagrams, pie charts, standard deviation, the “68-95-99.7 rule,” slope, uses of slope, equation of a line, demographics, sample, sample size, the use of statistics in presidential politics and in TV ratings, and more.

Stepping Up with Second Grade Math is a full-year course that builds on math knowledge previously learned to help second graders learn additional key math skills including skip counting, place value, regrouping, story problems, multiplication, division, geometric vocabulary, and much more.

Stretching Higher with Third Grade Math builds on the math skills students have previously learned and guides them through new concepts involving multiplication, division, working with money, fractions, decimals, equations, and more. Daily lessons are provided with ample problems for review and practice. Regular quizzes and tests are also included. Answer keys are provided.

Algebra for Kids Supplemental Worksheets-Skip Counting and Multiples: Worksheets by Bob Hazen provide thirteen supplemental math worksheets that enable young students to practice skills such as skip counting and multiples.

The Trigonometry course on SchoolhouseTeachers.com is presented as a supplemental trigonometry course. The topics cover the ideas and topics that are basic in working with trigonometry including right angles, acute angles, graphing, inverse functions, solving trigonometric equations, and more.

The Understanding Fractions Workshop is designed to help parents teach students fraction skills through examples and practice problems. It is a great review unit for an elementary math class and can be done at the student’s own pace.
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The Whole Number Place Value Workshop is designed to help parents teach students place value through examples and practice problems. It is a great review unit for an elementary math class and can be done at the student’s own pace.

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