OK, so you've now found the lessons and are
asking, "What can my kids be doing for practice to reinforce what
I was getting this question via email a
The first thing that I want to make really
clear is that kids need to know their basics - and know them really
well and really quickly. If your child is having problems with
(I'll pick the most common two) long division or fractions, there's
a good chance that those topics are not the problem! It's
something from before...
Long division is the first time some kids
start to struggle with math. Before that topic, they did just
addition or they did just multiplication. But, in long
division, they need to do division, multiplication and subtraction
all in the same problem! It's a lot to remember and keep track
of and, if they have any sort of weakness in any of those areas, the
problem will feel overwhelming and that's when the frustration and
tears start. The first huge obstacle in long division is if
they don't know their times tables cold. They need to have
their times tables memorized! Yes, it's important that they
understand what multiplication and division are and how they work,
but there quickly comes a time when they just have to be able to
immediately shout out the answer to "5x8!"
Here is our set of free math flash cards
for math facts of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
Free Online Cool Math Flash Cards
Also, for Arithmetic (addition,
subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and decimals), we
have a set of cool math games and practice problem generators for
the kids to practice with and have fun at the same time!
Online Cool Math Arithmetic Practice Games at Coolmath4kids.com
Older kids can go to Coolmath.com for their
Free Online Cool Math Practice Games at Coolmath.com
For Algebra practice, I've designed a set
of practice problem generators that I call Algebra Crunchers!
Free Online Algebra Practice Problem Generators
Math is definitely not a spectator sport!
You have to practice, practice, practice! And, pretty soon?
Math actually gets to be fun!