Math Resources to Help Parents Support Learning from Home

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Mother helping her son with math homework

Understanding math is critical not only for school, but also for employment, business, and personal finance. But if you’re new to online school, homeschool, or distance learning—or if math makes you break out in a sweat—you may be wondering how to help your child with math at home. This is a common question, and the good news is there are plenty of math resources for parents, students, and families! You’re not alone—we can help.   

The following list of math resources for parents was developed to help students succeed in math. Follow the links below to access our specialized resources—you’re sure to find some good advice for encouraging your student’s mathematical abilities! 

Math Resources for Parents

Utilize our Math Strategies PDF with math tips for parents to help your child with math at home. 

  • Math Strategies 
    Created as a Learning Coach resource, our Math Strategies document explains how parents can help with math at home. This document provides you with some actions you can take as you support your student. From strategies for coping with frustration to questions to ask your student if they get stuck, this resource can help you and your student embrace math learning and problem-solving.

Math Resources for Students and Families

Supplement your child’s math class with this list of fun learning activities and math games.  
  • Palindromes 
    This is a Family Math activity about palindromes. 
  • Geometric Numbers 
    This is a Family Math activity about geometric numbers. 
  • Magic Squares 
    This is a Family Math activity about magic squares. 
  • Games Build Math Master Minds 
    This is a Family Math activity with challenging games requiring more logic and strategy. 
  • Powerful Pennies 
    This is a Family Math activity using different options to determine which way will show the greatest increase in pennies. 
  • All About Apples 
    This activity explores some fun statistics as well as the symmetry, patterns, , and surprising facts about this popular, delicious fruit. 
  • We Gather Together 
    These activities explore some unusual math terms and seating arrangements to be completed together as you gather around the table. 
  • Wrapping Up the Year 
    These activities explore some mathematical patterns, tips, and tricks about “wrapping up” the year. 
  • Winter Wonderland 
    These activities explore the geometry of snowflakes and some amazing record-breaking winter statistics. 
  • Bits and Bytes 
    These activities explore computer language and coding. 
  • Numbrix 
    Introducing Numbrix, a game to see who can complete Numbrix grids the fastest. If you can count, you can play Numbrix! 
  • Summer Math Sleuth 
    Find as many math connections as possible this summer! Look for numbers, shapes, patterns, logic, and problem-solving opportunities. 
  • Math Mind Reader 
    Amaze family and friends by being able to reveal numbers they have in mind. 
  • Fun with Infinity 
    Explore shapes through topology. One little twist in a piece of paper leads to some surprising discoveries. 
  • Let the Math Games Begin! 
    This Family Math Activity includes some old favorites like Tic-Tac-Toe, plus new soon-to-be favorites like Buzz and Nim! 
  • Adventures with Numbers and Words 
    This Family Math Activity explores the linguistics of math and the English words behind the numbers. You will discover some puzzling facts and some surprising patterns! 
  • It's Just a Matter of Time 
    This Family Math Activity explores the math behind the way time is divided into years, months, and days. 
  • The Domino Effect 
    This Family Math Activity explores one of the greatest strategy games of all time: dominoes!
  • Math Unplugged 
    This Family Math Activity explores various methods for computation without using a digital device. 
  • Famous Number Phrases 
    In this Family Math Activity, challenge yourself to identify famous number phrases. 
  • Find Your Own Math Super Powers 
    In this Family Math Activity, celebrate your accomplishments and share strategies for continuing to exercise your mathematical muscles. 

To discover more ways to enhance your child’s learning from home, explore our family resource page

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