St. Cloud Christian Preparatory School understands that students sometimes need extra material to understand the mathematics in school. They may need a math problem explained a different way or need to repeat a certain kind of problem over and over before they master the material. We would like to provide families some alternate FREE options to help students’ improve outside of the classroom. Here are 5 websites we recommend for learning math online:
1. Khan Academy
We recommend Khan Academy as a powerful tool to aiding students in mathematical education. Since its founding in 2007, Khan Academy has helped millions of students improve their math skills.
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We’ve also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.
2. Cool Math Games
Many of our students get excited when they hear they’ll be able to play on this website. Middle school and our older elementary students have especially raved about this site. They even look forward to it as a reward for behaving well in the classroom. What better way to learn math than while playing games?
About Cool Math Games:
This is our brain-training site, for everyone, where logic & thinking meet fun & games. These games have no violence, no empty action, just a lot of challenges that will make you forget you’re getting a mental workout!
Mathway provides students with the tools they need to understand and solve their math problems. With millions of users and billions of problems solved, Mathway is the #1 problem-solving resource available for students, parents, and teachers.
4. Math Games
Math Games is another website with math-oriented games. It also includes resources for phone apps that children can play on the go.
About Math Games:
For all the time they spend on it, parents and teachers still can’t get every student to love math. Since a command of numbers opens so many doors, this is an opportunity lost. At MathGames, we want to change this, to combine the worlds of learning and play in a powerful new way, a way that will change the lives of millions of students around the world.
5. Wolfram Alpha
Like Mathway, Wolfram Alpha is less of a course-oriented website and more of a tool. Similar to a calculator but oriented to more complex computations including graphs and algebra. Unlike Mathway, Wolfram Alpha offers information in a wider range of subjects outside of math.
About Wolfram Alpha:
The introduction of Wolfram|Alpha defined a fundamentally new paradigm for getting knowledge and answers—not by searching the web, but by doing dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods.
Bringing broad, deep, expert-level knowledge to everyone… anytime, anywhere.
These are just a few websites we find helpful for teachers, parents, and students alike! Do you have online resources that you would like to share with other parents? Let us know in a comment below!