Mathematics can be a tricky subject for many parents who are supporting their children’s learning. It may be a few years since you have done high school or upper primary level maths yourself, and the way maths is taught may have changed a bit.

Don’t fret, there are many maths resources that can help you support your child.

Eddie Woo

Eddie Woo explains high school maths concepts in videos on his WooTube channel. His concepts are aimed at Year 7-10 and Year 11 & 12, and can be filtered by subject, and for Year 11 and 12, by state curriculum.

CY Math

CY Math is an online problem solver, which gives step by step solutions to your equations.

PhotoMath

PhotoMath is a smart phone and mobile app available for IOS and Android. Take a photo with your phone or tablet and PhotoMath will give you step by step instructions to help you solve your maths problems.

Mathway

Mathway is an online equation solver, that uses a calculator style interface to input your equations. You can also upload a photo of your maths problem. You can calculate basic maths equations, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, statistics, chemistry and more, select your type of equation using the menu at the top. With the premium version you can see all the steps.

Dad’s Worksheets – Calculators

Dad’s Worksheets has online calculators for various maths needs, including online prime factorisation calculator, factoring calculator, degrees to radians converter, percentage calculator, slope calculator, online fraction calculator, animated multiplication calculator, graphical age calculator, Animated long division calculator

WikiHow

WikiHow is a good resource for learning any subject, but can be really good for explaining maths concepts in an easy and visual way. Just input your keywords, such as “Factor Binomials in Algebra”, in the search box.

Homework Help – enotes

Homework Help from enotes has many questions from educators in their database, and you can ask your own question, which is answered by a teacher.

Math Open Reference

Math Open Reference is a free online reference to explain maths concepts such as algebra, geometry, calculus and trigonometry. It has interactive elements and calculators that you can input your own data, and takes you through the formulae step by step.

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize is a UK website which has videos and resources explaining concepts in all the main subjects including maths. Search by level, primary is KS1 and KS2, secondary is KS3 and GCSE is the equivalent of year 11 and 12.

Honourable Mentions:

The following resources we have purchased. They have also been invaluable in supporting our children.

Bounce Learning Kids Multiplication Table

This fantastic multiplication table from Bounce Learning Kids helps visual learners with learning times tables and calculating multiplication equations, squares and square roots. We used it today while doing Pythagoras calculations.

DK Help Your Kids With Maths book

We love Dorling Kindersley books for education, and Help your Kids with Maths is a very visual and easy to understand guide to common maths concepts. We use this a lot!


Related Articles – This New York Times article gives some great tips on how to help your child without knowing all the answers.

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