
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, handson 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 Illinois.


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.


ManipulativeBased 

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 threedimensional 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 Illinois.


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.





Montessori Spindle Box 
Make this counting spindle board with simple materials from around your home. Teaches counting and grouping. 



Life of Fred 
This set of books is unlike any other textbooks. Each text is written in the style of a novel with a humorous story line. Each section tells part of the life of Fred Gauss and how, in the course of his life, he encounters the need for the math and then learns the methods. Tons of solved examples. Each hardcover textbook contains ALL of the material – more than most instructors cover in traditional classroom settings. Includes tons of proofs.
Written by Dr. Stanley Schmidt with the intent to make math come alive with lots of humour, clear explanations, and silly illustrations that stick in the mind. The student will learn to think mathematically.
Completion of this series prepares student for third year college math. 



Key to...Workbooks 
Give your students the keys to mathskill mastery! These selfpaced, selfguided workbooks—covering topics from fractions and decimals to algebra and geometry—motivate students and build their confidence with bitesize, easytofollow lessons. With Key to…® workbooks, you can customize curriculum for individual learners. Included in the series are: Fractions, Decimals, Percents, Measurement, Metric Measurement, Algebra, and Geometry. 







