Resources for kid who loves math

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Resources for kid who loves math

Postby kmamma » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:31 am

Hi all. I'm not currently homeschooling my son because of the laws in our new country of residence, but it's becoming more and more obvious that in order to encourage my son's love of math, we're going to have to supply our own resources.

So, I'm looking for any type of resource specifically for kids who really enjoy math. Curriculum, books etc. He's 9 but I have no idea what 'level' he's at. For now he's mostly just interested in arithmetics, as well as strategic games and such. He likes to do 'head' calculations, right now he's enjoying double integer multiplication. Preferrably, the resources should focus on understanding math concepts rather than memorization. For example, he refuses to be taught short cuts, but will usually come up with his own after som time of figuring things out 'from scratch'.
Also, I'm need of resources for parents/teachers to help me understand what challenges/help he needs, and math concepts, what it's all useful for etc. I'm alright with math, always did well in school, but I definitely don't have the same enthusiasm:).


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Postby hscoach » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:08 am

Here is a link that should be helpful.

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free on line

Postby six » Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:14 am is free and goes from simple addition through college calculus+++

You do need a google or facebook (dont use facebook if you want any privacy)

It tracks and maps what are to do next.It teaches with short videos and instant answers
He can do as much or as little as he wants, There are even virtual badges given out for work done.
My five kids use it at all levels! :D

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Postby sgottlieb » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:44 pm

My line of math videos will keep your son busy and it will explain the concepts perfectly--and I guarantee that! Just go to

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Postby merylvdm » Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:31 pm

I have 2 blog posts that may help you:

This is the Best Math App I have seen - Available for Android and iOS

And these are the resources I use in the math club I run:

Maths Tutor
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Postby Maths Tutor » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:24 am

Hello, may I recommend you a website with webcasts for math lessons? You can watch some demo lessons with your child to see if he likes the teaching method.

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Postby deenamathew » Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:18 am

I had come across this site hope this can give you an information about maths. ... rades.html

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Postby chalkdust3r » Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:10 pm has a few different titles for math, I've used them a lot and currently they have a complete and free version of Ulimate Math Invaders available. It's a good single player game where you answer math questions to shoot down alien ships, a lot of fun.

For more interactivity check out Numbers Up! Volcanic Panic or Baggin' the Dragon; these let you play alongside your child/student, very handy.

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Postby Daydream » Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:10 am

Try this award-winning app for free, hope it helps!

all of the topics are aligned to the curriculum too and he'll be able to go at his own pace. You can also use it on an iPad or tablet if it's easier.

Good luck! :)

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Postby asnmdirteha » Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:12 am

A great website that I use a lot is Beestar. It has a ton of worksheets and I can see the progress of the kids online which is really helpful. My students also love the worksheets so it has been a win-win for everyone.

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