
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.





Making Math Meaningful 
Making Math Meaningful is a wonderful beginning. It lays the strong foundation for understanding math. Every concept is introduced with a simple conversation (which is provided for you) using math manipulatives. You are spending quality time with your children talking about each math concept.
The conversations are simple. The activities are easy to do. The lesson plans tell you exactly what you are to do and what you are to say. Perfect for the busy mom.
There are no seminars to attend and no videos to watch! Simply pull the book from the shelf and start teaching. Each child has his own student workbook. Levels K through 4 give you a written script to teach each concept and skill. Levels 5 and 6 and Algebra are written directly to your child. Your child will simply pull the book from the shelf and teach himself.
There is no easier math manipulative program for mom. 



ALEKS (Assessment and Learning in Knowlege Spaces) 
ALEKS (Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces) can provide you with the instruction and support you need to homeschool your children in mathematics for grades 312. ALEKS is accessible from virtually any computer with Internet access, making it a flexible and mobile educational solution for your children.
ALEKS is a ResearchBased Online Math Program:

Complete Curriculum Solution for Math with Access to Full Course Library
 No Textbook Required

Artificial Intelligence Targets Gaps in Student Knowledge
 Assessment and Individualized Learning for Grades 312

Master Account  Monitor and Direct Learning Progress

Unlimited Online Access  PC & Mac Compatible




Preschool Math Activities 
Education.com 
Browse through our preschool math activities. Here are many preschool math activities to keep your preschooler learning on the fly, all year long. 



Chalk Dust Company 
Chalk Dust Company offers mathematics instruction on videotape to homeschooled students and a variety of other users. Textbooks used in Chalk Dust programs are published by Houghton Mifflin Company and most are authored by Ron Larson. Offers solutions guides and personal help when needed via telephone or the internet, providing a comprehensive and effective distancelearning environment. 



Preschool Math: Exploring Patterns 
Traci Geiser 
Patterns are all around us, from the clothing we wear to the repeating patterns found in nature and everyday routine. Patterning is also a basic math skill upon which many mathematical concepts are based. Times tables, addition and skip counting all require an understanding of and proficiency in patterning. In preschool, identifying and creating patterns is just the beginning of the mastery of lifelong mathematical skills.







