10 Best FREE Websites to Help Parents with Math Homework

Holy crap! 

That math homework is H-A-R-D! The last time that you tried to do that kind of math, you were the same age as your kid.

And equally lost.

But your child need help, and you have no clue. Now what?

Check out these FREE websites for math help, grades K-12!

Khan Academy

This is the BEST website, in my opinion. Not only can you learn about your child’s math homework, you can watch a video on it. Your child can also join their FREE learning program. It helps kids (and parents) to learn new math skills, or practice things they already know.

Ms. Munafo’s YouTube Channel

This teacher’s YouTube channel is simple, clean and basic. Ms. Munafo explains all things fourth grade math using easy to understand language and visuals. She gives clear explanations, and shows several examples. Even if your child is past fourth grade, getting some insight on the easier things might help everyone learn more!

Check out this video on fractions:

Homeschool Math

This website offers FREE lessons from PreK-Middle/High School across many core concepts. There are visuals with clear written explanations, free worksheets, and ideas for games or activities. If you need something to print, this might be the place.

SoftSchools

This is another great all-in-one website: concepts broken down, online games, free worksheets. Seriously awesome! I use worksheets from here in my classroom regularly.

XtraMath

This won’t help YOU explain math, but it will help your child get a good foundation in the basic skills (adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing). Yes, it is a drill website, but I love it! The “drills” are set up like video games: fun and engaging. Kids are racing only against themselves or the clock. And students can’t move on until they have mastered the current concept. Plus, it’s FREE!

Free Math Help

This is more for the middle and high school crowd, and it’s great. The explanations are written out, so you could print out pages to serve as reminders. There are also visuals to help students understand what a certain kind of problem might look like.

Doctor Genius

This site covers students in grade K-6, and hits on the big concepts. It’s not so much explanations for parents as it is online practice for kids. Once you choose a topic, you can select a difficulty level (noted by the dots to the left of each option).

Algebra.Help

For kids (and parents) in grade 7-12, this is where it’s at. The front page has all the topics listed based on concept. When you click on a topic, like Factoring, it gives you a quick overview. And then walks you through the concept, step-by-step. With examples. LOVE this!

Sheppard Software

Also not a website to LEARN, but to practice. This is a great way to gamify tough concepts and make math a little bit more fun.

Cliff’s Notes

You might remember these for SAT prep or helping you through AP English, but now it’s so much more! These are definitely aimed at people with a good grasp of language. So, maybe not for your elementary aged child to read, but for you to read before helping your kiddo. The guides start right around when the math really gets tough: fourth/fifth grade.

Did I miss something? If your fav math site or YouTube channel is not listed, leave it in the comments!

As a bonus, all the sites listed above are FREE. Yes, FREE! And you can use them at home or (hooray!) in the classroom.

~Meg

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