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Math Resources

Helping your child read is just one step to help him/her be successful in school. Students will also need help with math. One way to help students have success in their math classes is to work on math fluency (knowing math facts so that they can solve problems quickly). There are also everyday activities that can help students make math connections. Games, apps, and websites can also provide practice and/or support as you try to help your child become a better mathematician.

Math Activity and Strategies
http://www.math.com/parents/articles/mathhome.html : Math.com lists a number of activities, listed by grade bands, that you can do with your child at home. These activities can not only help your child with skills, but can also help them realize that math is all around them. Browse the other tabs at this site for math practice and math games.

PBS: Math resources: This site has math tips and resources for Kindergarten - 2nd grade.  Please review the links on the sidebar to the left as well.  There you will find links to "Math Milestones,"  "Math Activities," and "On-line Games."  

My Child Has Problems with Math! How Can I Help at Home? : This publication provides practical tips to help your child practice math through everyday activities.
Math Apps
As we all know, kids of all ages are often glued to a device. My philosophy? If they want to be on them, let the device teach them something. Therefore, my daughter was forced to try out a number of math apps and give reviews. I hope our compilation helps transform your device into a fun vehicle for learning math. (Disclaimer: some of the prices have changed since we reviewed them.
 
 The US Department of Education Publication: Helping Your Child Learn Math : This publication has a number of activities you can do with your child to help improve math skills and show your child how math is used every day. This booklet is published in both English and Spanish. Click the links (right) to download the booklet.

Math Fluency Resources
Math fluency is the ability to recall basic math facts fluently. Research shows us that the drilling of math facts so that students can recall answers fluently frees up cognitive resources that can then be used to perform more complex operations. (Click here to view article.) The resources below can help students attain fluency. (Don't forget that playing games - computer games, apps - can also help build fluency).

!!! - Fluency with 11s and 12s. Some math articles state that the purpose for learning math facts is to support computation. Therefore, learning 11s and 12s facts are irrelevant because you can use the 1s - 10s facts to solve these problems as well, so when creating most of the fluency tools on this page, I did not focus on 11s and 12s unless it supported multiplication rules like 0s, 1s, and 10s. I did include them in the 5s facts to support telling time.

Flash Cards
Flash cards can be sent home for practice and used to review math facts quickly in small intervention groups.