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Learning Mathematics
Teaching math in your homeschool may seem like a daunting task. For many homeschoolers, it is the one subject they dread facing. But there are many creative and fun ways to introduce math to your child. From real world, hands-on learning to structured approaches to mathematics education, we've gathered the resources you need to successfully teach math at home. We explore how unschoolers learn math, how to use manipulatives in your learning, and where to find the best math textbooks and resources. You'll also find free math worksheets and lesson plans. And if you decide you need further help, we have contact information for tutors and teachers, along with information on mathematics classes and programs, in Maine.

 
General Instruction
  Explore different approaches to mathematics instruction, get support for teaching math in your homeschool, and access great resources to make learning math fun and easy.

Preschool Math
  Teaching preschoolers math can be fun! Learn how to incorporate math learning into every day life. Find resources for free worksheets and math games for preschoolers.

Manipulative-Based
  Experts and parents alike have found that using manipulatives (blocks, geoboards, rods, sorting toys, base ten blocks, tiles, tangrams, pattern blocks, etc) can increase a child's understanding of math concepts and can help the reluctant math learner become more receptive to math. Learn techniques for using manipulatives, the best manipulatives for the specific kind of math you are teaching, and where to find them.

Arithmetic
  Find the resources and ideas you need for your child to learn counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, elementary geometry, and more.

Algebra
  Can your unschooled child learn algebra? How can you make Algebra fun and relevant for your child? Where do you find great Algebra textbooks? What are some creative techniques for teaching Algebra? We have the answers you need!

Geometry
  Help your child master proofs, learn about fractals, geometric models, symmetry, two- and three-dimensional geometry, planar geometry, and more. We've gathered the greatest resources on the web, along with curriculum reviews and recommendations, to help.

Trigonometry
  Get curriculum information and ideas for teaching trigonometry in your homeschool.

Calculus
  Can Calculus be taught at home? What if you never took a Calculus class—can you still help your child master it? Absolutely! We've gathered the resources and experience you need to successfully teach Calculus at home. If you need additional help, you'll also find tutors and teachers all across Maine.

Math Worksheets
  Resources for free math worksheets and printable math worksheets. You'll find worksheets by subject and grade levels.

Math Games
  Make learning math fun! Here you'll find lists of great resources for math games. You can also explore math tricks and other fun ways to make math enjoyable.


Featured Articles & Links Back to Top
Elementary Geometry. (How to make it fun!)
Colleen Cadieux
Many adults shudder at the thought of their geometry education; theorems, proofs, and endless problems to work. Yet, geometry doesn't have to be a bore. There are so many ways to make it fun and applicable to real life. The possibilities are endless for elementary geometry lessons that students will not only learn from but will also get excited about!
Math Worksheets
Jump Start
Find free and printable math worksheets for kids of all ages! These worksheets are just what parents and teachers need to encourage kids to learn the subject. Use them today and get the learning started. Simply hit the print button and get set to help your kids master the numbers. Browse through these printable counting and number worksheets, free fractions worksheets, online addition worksheets and fun addition worksheets for kids.
Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics
U.S. Department of Education
This booklet is made up of fun activities that parents can use with children from preschool age through grade 5 to strengthen their math skills and build strong positive attitudes toward math.
Everyday Mathematics
Everyday Mathematics is a comprehensive Pre-K through 6th grade mathematics curriculum developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project and published by McGraw-Hill Education. Everyday Mathematics is a research-based and field-tested curriculum that focuses on developing children’s understandings and skills in ways that produce life-long mathematical power. The Everyday Mathematics curriculum emphasizes:
  • Use of concrete, real-life examples that are meaningful and memorable as an introduction to key mathematical concepts.
  • Repeated exposures to mathematical concepts and skills to develop children’s ability to recall knowledge from long-term memory.
  • Frequent practice of basic computation skills to build mastery of procedures and quick recall of facts, often through games and verbal exercises.
  • Use of multiple methods and problem-solving strategies to foster true proficiency and accommodate different learning styles.
Math-U-See
Math-U-See is designed to teach students specific skills that build as the student progresses. This systematic and cumulative approach uses a definite, logical sequence of concept instruction. The Math-U-See system is structured with step-by-step procedures for introducing, reviewing, practicing, and mastering concepts. Each lesson teaches using multi-sensory tools such as videos, manipulatives, and other resources, designed to appeal to any type of learner. With these resources, they are able to adapt to a variety of homeschool styles.


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