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- ABCya
- Challenge Math Series
- Cuisenaire Rods and Base Ten Blocks
- Elephango Curriculum Companion Website
- Framework Math: Developing Number Sense Using Ten Frames & a Rekenrek
- IXL for Math
- Loving Living Math
- Mad Dog Math
- Mastering Essential Math Skills series
- Math Essentials: Speed Wheel Drills Series
- Math is Fun website
- Math-It
- Math-Whizz
- Miacademy
- Moneywise Kids
- Nasco education materials supplier
- Reflex (Math fact fluency online program)
- Scratch Your Brain Where It Itches, Book A-1, B-1, and C-1
- SimplyFun Games
- Speed! Card Game
- ST Math
- Thinkster Math

- 15 to Zero Game
- ADD-Arithmetic Developed Daily
- Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division Songs Kits (CD's)
- Arcademics Online Academic Games
- Brain Quest
- CalcuLadder
- Challenging Word Problems
- Charlotte Mason’s Living Math: A Guided Journey
- Discovery Math Kits
- Fahrenheit: The Weather Card Game
- Family Math
- Head for Home Word Problems
- Holey Cards
- KinderTown
- Learning Wrap-Ups
- Mac’s Abacus Basic
- Math Dash Board Games
- Math Facts that Stick
- Math Noodlers Games
- Math Rider
- Math Sharp Kids Games and Workbooks
- Math Sprints
- MathTacular
- Muggins and other games
- MultiplicationGames.com
- One Hundred Sheep, Skip Counting Songs from the Gospels
- The Original Skip Count Kid or The Skip Count Kid's Bible Heroes
- Rap With The Facts math songs
- Reading Eggs
- Sit Down, Little Prince!: A math story about Carl Friedrich Gauss
- Super Teacher Worksheets Website
- Triangle Flash Cards
- Two Plus Two Is Not Five AND Five Times Five Is Not Ten
- Unifix Cubes
- Visible Thinking in Mathematics
- Wisdom Wonder Singapore Math Video Series

- 15 to Zero Game
- 24 Game: Single Digits , Double Digits , Add/Subtract Primer, Multiply/Divide Primer, Fractions/Decimals, and Algebra/Exponents
- Accelerated Individualized Mastery (AIM) programs
- ADD-Arithmetic Developed Daily
- Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division Songs Kits (CD's)
- Arcademics Online Academic Games
- Brain Quest
- CalcuLadder
- Challenging Word Problems
- Charlotte Mason’s Living Math: A Guided Journey
- Fahrenheit: The Weather Card Game
- Family Math
- Fourmation Game
- Grocery Cart Math
- Head for Home Word Problems
- Holey Cards
- Key to Series
- Kitten Math
- Learning Wrap-Ups
- Mac’s Abacus Basic
- Math Antics
- Math Dash Board Games
- Math Detective Series
- Math Facts that Stick
- Math Medalist game
- Math Noodlers Games
- Math Rider
- Math Sharp Kids Games and Workbooks
- Math Sprints
- MathTacular
- MultiplicationGames.com
- One Hundred Sheep, Skip Counting Songs from the Gospels
- The Original Skip Count Kid or The Skip Count Kid's Bible Heroes
- Rap With The Facts math songs
- Sit Down, Little Prince!: A math story about Carl Friedrich Gauss
- Super Teacher Worksheets Website
- Times Tales
- Triangle Flash Cards
- Two Plus Two Is Not Five AND Five Times Five Is Not Ten
- Visible Thinking in Mathematics

**CAUTION:** Fourth or fifth grade is when the failure to understand concepts which have been taught earlier often shows up. Sometimes children can progress well through math programs by simple rote learning of processes. At upper levels they need to combine a number of processes and understand how and why to do so. If they have not understood what they have been learning, they begin to stumble at this point. If your child is having trouble with fraction functions or word problems at this point, back up and review as much as necessary before continuing. It will probably be necessary to reteach via a different method rather than simply repeating the same instruction the student did not comprehend the first time. Manipulatives are often the key to understanding in such situations.

Of particular interest at this level is * Key To Fractions* (Key Curriculum Press), a great resource for additional help with fraction concepts.

- 15 to Zero Game
- 24 Game: Single Digits , Double Digits , Add/Subtract Primer, Multiply/Divide Primer, Fractions/Decimals, and Algebra/Exponents
- Accelerated Individualized Mastery (AIM) programs
- ADD-Arithmetic Developed Daily
- Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division Songs Kits (CD's)
- Arcademics Online Academic Games
- Brain Quest
- CalcuLadder
- Challenging Word Problems
- DIVE Into Math
- Fahrenheit: The Weather Card Game
- Family Math
- Football Math
- Fourmation Game
- Grocery Cart Math
- Head for Home Word Problems
- Holey Cards
- Horse Lover's Math
- How to Be Good at Math
- Key to Series
- Kitten Math
- Learning Wrap-Ups
- Mac’s Abacus Basic
- Mastering Essential Math Skills series
- Math Antics
- Math Dash Board Games
- Math Detective Series
- Math Facts that Stick
- Math Medalist game
- Math Noodlers Games
- Math Rider
- Math Sharp Kids Games and Workbooks
- Math Sprints
- MathTacular
- MultiplicationGames.com
- My Math Assistant
- One Hundred Sheep, Skip Counting Songs from the Gospels
- The Original Skip Count Kid or The Skip Count Kid's Bible Heroes
- Rap With The Facts math songs
- Super Teacher Worksheets Website
- Times Tales
- Time-Travel Math: An Advanced Geometry Adventure for Grades 4-5
- Triangle Flash Cards
- Two Plus Two Is Not Five AND Five Times Five Is Not Ten
- Visible Thinking in Mathematics
- Your Busines$ Math Series

If you're using a math program that lacks manipulatives, think about supplementing your with hands-on presentations and/or applications, both to enhance learning and to make math more enjoyable.

- 15 to Zero Game
- 24 Game: Single Digits , Double Digits , Add/Subtract Primer, Multiply/Divide Primer, Fractions/Decimals, and Algebra/Exponents
- Accelerated Individualized Mastery (AIM) programs
- ADD-Arithmetic Developed Daily
- Arcademics Online Academic Games
- Brain Quest
- CalcuLadder
- Challenging Word Problems
- Critical Thinking Detective: Math Series
- DIVE Into Math
- Fahrenheit: The Weather Card Game
- Family Math
- Football Math
- Fourmation Game
- Grocery Cart Math
- Head for Home Word Problems
- Horse Lover's Math
- How to Be Good at Math
- Key to Geometry
- Key to Series
- Kitten Math
- Mac’s Abacus Basic
- Mastering Essential Math Skills series
- Math Antics
- Math Dash Board Games
- Math Detective Series
- Math Facts that Stick
- Math Medalist game
- Math Noodlers Games
- Math Rider
- Math Sharp Kids Games and Workbooks
- Math Sprints
- MathTacular
- MultiplicationGames.com
- My Math Assistant
- Nicole the Math Lady – Saxon Math Instructional Videos
- Pirate Math: Developing Mathematical Reasoning with Games and Puzzles
- Smart Moves: Developing Mathematical Reasoning with Games and Puzzles
- Super Teacher Worksheets Website
- Teaching Tape Technology-Saxon Math [DVDs]
- Time-Travel Math: An Advanced Geometry Adventure for Grades 4-5
- Visible Thinking in Mathematics
- When Math Matters
- Your Busines$ Math Series

Do not neglect practical application and rely on the textbook to cover everything. Look for life application situations to use math—at the market, figuring wallpaper/carpeting footage, balancing bank accounts, construction projects, and small business ventures.

- 15 to Zero Game
- Accelerated Individualized Mastery (AIM) programs
- ADD-Arithmetic Developed Daily
- Arcademics Online Academic Games
- Brain Quest
- CalcuLadder
- Challenging Word Problems
- Critical Thinking Detective: Math Series
- DIVE Into Math
- Fahrenheit: The Weather Card Game
- Family Math
- Football Math
- Fourmation Game
- Grocery Cart Math
- Head for Home Word Problems
- How to Be Good at Math
- Key to Geometry
- Key to Series
- Kitten Math
- Mastering Algebra “John Saxon’s Way” video teaching
- Mastering Essential Math Skills series
- Math Antics
- Math Detective Series
- Math Medalist game
- Math Rider
- Math Sprints
- MathTacular
- MultiplicationGames.com
- My Math Assistant
- Nicole the Math Lady – Saxon Math Instructional Videos
- Pirate Math: Developing Mathematical Reasoning with Games and Puzzles
- Smart Moves: Developing Mathematical Reasoning with Games and Puzzles
- Super Teacher Worksheets Website
- Teaching Tape Technology-Saxon Math [DVDs]
- Time-Travel Math: An Advanced Geometry Adventure for Grades 4-5
- Visible Thinking in Mathematics
- When Math Matters
- Your Busines$ Math Series

- 1600.io SAT Math Orange Book, Volumes I and II
- Accelerated Individualized Mastery (AIM) programs
- ADD-Arithmetic Developed Daily
- Algebra Word Problems, Books 1 and 2
- Challenging Word Problems
- Critical Thinking Detective: Math Series
- DIVE Into Math
- Fahrenheit: The Weather Card Game
- Football Math
- Fourmation Game
- How to Be Good at Math
- Key to Geometry
- Key to Series
- Knowre Pre-Algebra through Algebra 2 Courses
- Learning Wrap-Ups
- Mastering Algebra “John Saxon’s Way” video teaching
- Mastering Essential Math Skills series
- Math and Science Speed Sketch game
- Math Antics
- Math Detective Series
- Math Medalist game
- Mathematical Lives series
- Math-Teacher (CD-ROM computer programs)
- MathXpert: Algebra Assistant, Precalculus Assistant, and Calculus Assistant [CD-ROM programs for Windows computers]
- My Math Assistant
- Nicole the Math Lady – Saxon Math Instructional Videos
- No-Nonsense Algebra
- Painless Fractions
- Pirate Math: Developing Mathematical Reasoning with Games and Puzzles
- Smart Moves: Developing Mathematical Reasoning with Games and Puzzles
- Teaching Tape Technology-Saxon Math [DVDs]
- Time-Travel Math: An Advanced Geometry Adventure for Grades 4-5
- When Math Matters
- Your Busines$ Math Series

- ByteLearn
ByteLearn is a sophisticated program that helps teachers target particular topics in math for grades six through eight for additional instruction or practice. While you can access it for free, you probably want the TeacherPlus paid subscription for its fuller features.

- Common Sense Education
Common Sense Education has a section titled Ed Tech Ratings & Reviews that hosts teacher reviews and ratings for online games, websites, and apps. The site is free with no registration required.

- DadsWorksheets.com
free printable worksheets for math for kindergarten level through pre-algebra plus formatted handwriting pages

- education.com math word problem worksheets
free printable math worksheets for preschool through high school with lots of variety

- Helpful Financial Calculators
This helpful website links to free, online financial calculators that students (and parents) can use for calculating budgets, loan payments, amortization schedules, compound interest, currency conversions, and more.

- iPracticeMath.com free worksheets
iPracticeMath.com offers free math worksheets for grades 1 -5 that can be completed online or printed for use offline. They cover most topics for the elementary grades. Topical lessons are also available. You can also subscribe monthly ($10) or yearly ($60) to get access to resources for grades 6 through 8 and Algebra 1. Word problems and quizzes are available for all grade levels only through paid membership. The system automatically tracks students and provides reports.

- KinderTown
KinderTown is a website that reviews apps for iPads and iPhones, providing an easy interface for finding useful educational apps for ages 3 to 8. See my brief review of KinderTown here.

- Learn ’em Forwards and Backwards
David Chandler of Math Without Borders has created a free online flashcard-style program to help students master multiplication and division facts. The program even tracks student progress including recording response time. Problems are present in a spiral fashion as students work through five levels toward mastery.

- Math is Fun.com
free online site with curriculum, individual lessons, games, worksheets, puzzles for PreK through high school. Click here for my review.

- Math Shed
Math Shed is a free online game that helps children master their math facts.

- National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
free, animated demonstrations of how many different manipulatives are used to teach concepts, primarily for the elementary grades

- Numberock
Numberock features animated, colorful videos that teach math concepts. Some videos are free on the website and through YouTube, but an inexpensive subscription gives you access to all of them plus downloadable lesson plans, worksheets, and games.

- Sheppard Software Math
free drill games for K through 8—games drill basic operations, fractions, decimals, measurment, time, money, and more

- Spirit of Math iPad App
This colorful app provides five types of drills at different levels that should be especially good for students in the elementary grades who are advanced in math. These are timed drills that take five or ten minutes to complete.

- Zoom Chess
Zoom Chess is a subscription-based site for online "curriculum" for all levels of chess players from beginners to advanced players. Differentiated lessons adapt to provide children with sequential learning appropriate for each student.

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