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With the right tools, solid practice, and a bit of renewed confidence, your relationship with math will improve! Maybe you’ll even learn to like it! *gasp!* My former math students tell me all the time they grew to like math while working with me. So, there is hope! 🙂
As the co-founder of Student-Tutor, I love helping all students master math! To that aim, I worked hard to research the best free math websites available.
Then, our team developed quizzes with actionable steps to help you build your skills and academic confidence to reach your fullest potential! (see below!)
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Top 10 Math Websites
Want more free math resources specific to your grade level? Then check out some new articles we just wrote linked out below! Stay tuned… more to come!
- 6th grade math worksheets, games, problems, curriculum, + more!
- 7th grade math worksheets, games, problems, curriculum, + more!
- 8th grade math worksheets, games, problems, curriculum + more!
- Top 10 Pre-Algebra worksheets + more
- Top Algebra 1 worksheets + more
- Top Algebra 2 worksheets + more
Now let’s get to the count down!…
10. Art of Problem Solving
Math Levels: pre-Algbera – Algebra (approximately 3rd – 11th grade)
My Favorite Thing: their videos are organized, clear, helpful, and free!
This math website has lots of stuff including math discussion forums, math competition information, and classes students can enroll into… but we especially like their clear videos!
Video categories include:
– PreAlgebra (basic algebraic properties, decimals, angles, and more!)
– Introduction to Algebra (one-variable, multi-variable, complex numbers and more!)
– Counting & Probability (basic counting techniques, geometric probability, and more!)
– MATHCOUNTS (explaining problems from a state math competition)
– AMC (explaining problems from American Mathematics Competitions qualifying tests)
There are tons of videos listed very clearly by subject and subtopic.
This image above shows the Algebra videos by chapter. If you scroll down on the page, you would see all the numerous videos for each listed chapter.
Once watching a video, the tutor walks us through problems step-by-step with very clear explanations… As a former math teacher, I approve!
9. Education World
Math Levels: K-12th (but seems heavier on K-8th grade)
My Favorite Thing: free downloadable worksheets
Education World presents a variety of math resources that all educators can use to liven up instruction.
“But I’m not a teacher!” you protest. It doesn’t matter! Anyone can take advantage! Parents would be wise to seek out resources that teachers themselves like to pull from 🙂
This site links to www.freeprintableonline.com and has downloadable pdfs of its own on critical thinking, math crossword puzzles, and hands-on math activities like these two shown below.
8. Cliff’s Notes
Math Levels: 2nd-12th (Basic Math through Calculus)
My Favorite Thing: topic reviews and quizzes to follow for practice
When I was in school, Cliff’s Notes were all the rage for students who needed to review a long book before a big test!
These little overview books were especially helpful for Shakespeare, if I do say so myself, but now they have Cliff’s Notes for Math!
This top math website covers:
Basic Math & Pre-Algebra
Math Word Problems
If you want the full, hands-on version, they are sold in book stores and online, but this website is a nice and free starting point for some solid review.
Math Levels: K-12th
My Favorite Thing: clear at-a-glance table of contents on front page
As soon as you open this page, you see all the topics you can find lessons, examples, and worksheets about. No need to dig deep into the website to figure out what it actually covers.
For students just beginning math to students already deeply immersed in it who need a little review on a topic or two, this site shows step-by-step how to attack all the important concepts.
6. Math Pickle
Math Levels: K-12th
My Favorite Thing: videos and activity resources to do with students
Math Pickle is a great top 10 math website for K-12 math topics. It too seems to be designed with the teacher in mind, but do not let that deter you!
Take mini-lessons and do them with your kids! Make it a game. Make it a fun project. They will learn without realizing it (which is the best way to learn – naturally!)
This math website has video support, discussion boards, games that are “hard fun,” inspired (and inspiring) people, and more!
Here is a path that I took by clicking on “Addition” under the 1st / 2nd / 3rd grade area, then scrolling down and clicking on “Unfair Thrones,” and then watching the posted video and opening the supporting PowerPoint Presentation.
5. Hooda Math
Math Levels: K-8th
My Favorite Thing: tons of fun online games to practice concepts
Hooda Math is a top 10 math website geared toward helping kids practice and learn through fun computer games. Specific topics the games work with are: addition, subtraction, multiplication, addition, geometry, basic physics, fractions, integers, and algebra.
Kids learn best when having fun! Here is a game I started to play practicing geometric understanding and spacial reasoning.
4. Paul’s Online Math Notes
Math Levels: 9-12th+ (Algebra through Calculus III)
My Favorite Thing: “cheat sheets” – nice review study guide reference sheets!
The intent of this site is “to provide a complete set of free online (and downloadable) notes and/or tutorials for classes that [Paul teaches] at Lamar University.” He has written out notes / tutorials on Algebra, Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, and Differential Equations. The notes are simple and easy-to-follow.
Another great feature is there are practice problems for students to solve! The solutions let you click to reveal each step one at at time! This feature is perfect for if a student gets stuck half-way through, he or she can check out the next step without revealing the entire solution.
He has even made nice “cheat sheets” for algebra, trigonometry, and calculus topics!
This is one of the best parts of this top 10 math website. It is so helpful for students to have all the facts and formulas from which they can pull right there in front of them. Print out these sheets for reference during homework sessions! Print out these sheets to give to teachers (brownie points!) and they may even let students use during tests (depends on teacher).
Math Levels: K-6th grade
My Favorite Thing: super fun “arcade games” practicing math
This top 10 math website was created with idea of “Academics + Arcade = Fun” in mind!
Games are free, multi-player, and educational. And they even designed these games while conscious about online safety. “Private” games can be set up with a password, so a student and his/her friends could organize games to play against each other in a private game! “Public” games can be joined by anyone at anytime but there is no contact between the outside players and the student. They also monitor player names and block inappropriate ones.
Let’s take a look at a game that I just played to give one a try! I decided to practice multiplication and loved the look of this cute penguin jumping game.
This math website covers all kinds of elementary math concepts but also includes practice for language arts, geography, spelling, and typing. Pretty cool.
2. Khan Academy
Math Levels: 3rd-12th+ (basic math through Calculus III) plus ACT & SAT Prep!
My Favorite Thing: videos galore, easy-to-navigate
Growing in popularity around the world, the Khan Academy is full of helpful videos explaining all sorts of math topics (they have videos on other school subjects too).
When you login (free forever, they say!) you see a home screen and your child can even take a math pre-test to see where he/she is starting.
From there, you can browse their video library.
For math, they cover topics starting around 3rd grade and go through tough subjects such as Trigonometry, Calculus, Statistics, Test Prep, Differential Equations, and more.
There are numerous other neat features about this ever-growing and ever-improving top 10 math website (well, more than just math).
We highly encourage parents to explore this site and see how they can use it to their advantage!
Here is a snap shot of what the Khan Academy’s videos look like:
1. Patrick JMT
Math Levels: 3rd-12th+ (arithmetic through Calculus)
My Favorite Thing: videos galore, easy-to-navigate
The “JMT” in Patrick JMT stands for “Just Math Tutorials.” Math, math, and more math.
Similar to #2 Khan Academy, this top 10 math website has clear math videos on tons of topics. Scroll down their home page, it’s amazing!
The reason I decided to rank Patrick JMT higher than the famous Khan Academy is the fact that the background of the videos is more clear and visually appealing (see above image) in my opinion. Khan Academy’s black background is swapped for a whitish yellow paper background and the writing is done by hand with a pen, so it is a bit more clear than the online pen tool of Khan Academy.
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Websites for math help, homework help, and online tutoring
This is an annotated and hand-picked list of online resources offering math homework help, generic math help, or tutoring. The resources include message boards, sites with free math videos, tutorial websites, and online tutoring sites.
Math help/Homework helpMessage boards/forums
Ask Dr. Math
Browse old math questions or ask your own. Expert answers. The archives have thousands of answered questions covering all math topics from elementary to college level. Highly recommended!
S.O.S. Mathematics CyberBoard
Active discussion board where you can ask math questions about algebra, calculus, geometry, trigonometry, probability, college math, computer science, physics, and more.
Mrs. Glosser's Math Goodies Forums
for students, teachers & parents
Homework help, Teacher Talk, Parents place.
Math Help Boards
From pre-algebra on through university-level math. It has experienced staff, is completely free, and as a policy does not give answers away without the asker showing some effort.
A math homework help forum.
Math Planet forum
Message boards from prealgebra through calculus and SAT/ACT.
Chegg Homework Help offers both free and upgradable services. You can view 2 step-by-step solutions from any book and in any subject for free.
Studentquestions.com—Free homework Help
Post homework questions and get answers. Tutors in every subject are standing by. Students can sign up as tutors too!
Math With Larry
High school math questions are answered for free.
Key to Algebra Workbooks
Key to Algebra offers a unique, proven way to introduce algebra to your students. New concepts are explained in simple language, and examples are easy to follow. Word problems relate algebra to familiar situations, helping students to understand abstract concepts. Students develop understanding by solving equations and inequalities intuitively before formal solutions are introduced. Students begin their study of algebra in Books 1-4 using only integers. Books 5-7 introduce rational numbers and expressions. Books 8-10 extend coverage to the real number system.
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TutorHub provides free collaborative student-to-student homework help, combined with optional, private (paid) tutoring. The website has a wide curriculum coverage, with the most popular subject being math.
SchoolTrainer Homework Help
Send your homework question in. The service is free if you refer a friend; otherwise $2 per question.
General math help
Over 4,000 free, online video lessons for basic math, algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. Videos also available in Spanish. I've written a review of MathTV lessons when they used to be offered on CDs.
A free resource for math review material from Algebra to Differential Equations.
An extensive library of algebra lessons.
A comprehensive math tutorial website, covering lots of topics. Also includes a cram sheet generator that generates handy study sheets on various math topics.
A large online library of short video lessons and quizzes. The videos are recorded by several different tutors, who vary in their methods and teaching styles, so you have the chance to learn the same lesson from several perspectives.
A Maths Dictionary for Kids
An animated, interactive online math dictionary for students which explains over 600 common mathematical terms and math words in simple language.
Online interactive lessons (free) covering high school algebra and calculus courses (including AP calculus).
Common student mistakes in algebra, trig, and calculus explained.
Math Reasoning Inventory
Find out what your students really understand about math. The site contains ssessment tools, and lists of reasoning strategies student use and misuse with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.
A virtual math lab for pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry that consists of multimedia lessons using a step-by-step approach. The cost is between $1.00 and $3.00 per lesson. Private tutoring also available.
Online tutoring - tutors for any subject. Pricing $29.99 for two hours; trial lessons are also available for $9 per hour (money back guarantee).
Private, In-home SAT Prep to LSAT Prep in New York, New Jersey, Cleveland, Miami and Los Angeles.
Academic coaching (tutoring) for $24.99 per session.
A free home tutoring marketplace. Tutors post profiles for free and students contact them directly for free. Limited revenue is generated from the sale of featured listings for certain tutors. The website has a very clean, user-friendly layout.
Origins Tutoring emphasizes a personalised, holistic tutoring approach that combines not only subject knowledge, critical reasoning, and problem solving skills, but also study skills development and mentorship. Based in the NYC.
An online marketplace that allows students to browse private tutor profiles for over 90 subject areas.
Online tutoring done using an interactive whiteboard with chat. Also offering SAT/ACT test prep services.
WyZAnt Math Tutors
A nationwide tutor-student matching service. Search for local in-home math tutors in your area.