Supporting Your Child in Math

The following list of resources can be used to support your child in math. If you have any resources that you would like to suggest, please feel free to call us at 617.349.6683.

Grade Resource Description
K-8 FASTT Math
FASTT Math gives students the change to practice their fact fluency, in and out of school. Students can login with their student ID number and their password, Abc123@@
JK-9 IXL Learning IXL allows teachers and parents to monitor the progress of their students and motivate them through interactive games and practice questions. IXL offers a dynamic and enjoyable environment for children to practice math.
JK-8 Greg Tang Math This site uses engaging games to increase a child's fact fluency. And they can compete against their friends and students around the world!
JK-8 Cool Math 4 Kids This website has a wealth of games and activities for students to use and practice many math skills.
JK-8 Math Playground This site has tons of free applet-type manipulatives and games.
JK-12 KENKEN Puzzles Invented by a Japanese math teacher, Tetsuya Miyamoto, KENKEN allows you to test your puzzle acumen and improve your math skills at the same time.
JK-12 Khan Academy Students can make use of their extensive video library, interactive challenges, and assessments from any computer with access to the web.
JK-12 NCTM Illuminations Illuminations is designed to provide Standards-based resources that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for all students. Illuminations is part of the Verizon Thinkfinity program.
3 The Math Sandbox The Tobin School has created an after school program, dedicated to math, and run by parent volunteers. Browse this site for excellent activities and to see the fun the group is having.
3-12 Yummy Math Yummy Math explores math concepts using real-life contexts. The site has great resources and activities for the classroom and home.
6-12 Green Globes & Graphing Equation Software This application contains four programs: Equation Grapher, Linear & Quadratic Graphs, Green Globs, and Tracker. This program has been purchased by the district and is available to any middle school or high school teacher. Please contact your school's Technology Specialist to install the program on your computer.
9-12
MIT Open Courseware: Highlights of Calculus A free MIT course offered online. Highlights of Calculus is a series of videos that introduce the fundamental concepts of calculus to both high school and college students. Renowned mathematics professor, Gilbert Strang, will guide students through a number of calculus topics to help them understand why calculus is relevant and important to understand.
9-12 MIT Open Courseware: Combinatorics: The Fine Art of Counting A free MIT course offered online: Combinatorics is a fascinating branch of mathematics that applies to problems ranging from card games to quantum physics to the internet. The only pre-requisite is basic algebra.
9-12 MIT Open House Courseware: "Probability and Random Variables" A free MIT Course offered online. This course introduces students to probability and random variables. Topics include distribution functions, binomial, geometric, hypergeometric, and Poisson distributions. The other topics covered are uniform, exponential, normal, gamma and beta distributions; conditional probability; Bayes theorem; joint distributions; Chebyshev inequality; law of large numbers; and central limit theorem.
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