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Online Math Help for Those Who Need Tutoring

October13

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What is a working mom or a busy parent to do when they either don’t have time or don’t understand math well enough themselves to help their child?  These days, money can be really tight, so paying a tutor may not be an option for financial reasons.  Also, taking your child to a tutoring center or getting a tutor to come to your home may not be the most convenient fit for you and your child’s busy schedule.  That’s why there are a few online sites that should be considered.  These give your child the chance to receive top-quality tutoring and support while also working within the time constraints of your schedule.  And the best news is that all of these are free!

  • Khan Academy (www.khanacademy.org) -The Khan Academy has truly revolutionized the way math is taught in schools.  The old system of students learning concepts at school and going home to practice has shifted as students now go home and watch well-crafted videos put out by the Khan Academy which demonstrates even the most complicated mathematical concepts such as Calculus.  Then, the student goes back to class the next day and practices the material with the aid of a teacher who can provide individual assistance if the child becomes stuck on a problem.  But even if your child’s school isn’t using this tool, you can take advantage of it as the Khan Academy’s instructional videos are available online for free.help their child?  These days, money can be really tight, so paying a tutor may not be an option for financial reasons.  Also, taking your child to a tutoring center or getting a tutor to come to your home may not be the most convenient fit for you and your child’s busy schedule.  That’s why there are a few online sites that should be considered.  These give your child the chance to receive top-quality tutoring and support while also working within the time constraints of your schedule.  And the best news is that all of these are free!
  • MathNook (www.mathnook.com) – If you are looking for a great way to make math fun, then look no further than MathNook.  This website features cool video games which help to make education exciting again.  It doesn’t matter if you are good at math yourself and you don’t have to pay for any expensive memberships.  MathNook lets your child work at his or her own pace playing the games which review math concepts and it is all for free.  New games are added regularly and skills range from early math like counting and basic addition and subtraction to more complicated ideas such as geometry and algebra.
  • Webmath (www.webmath.com) – Webmath, in conjunction with Discovery Education, is a great website for tutoring as it has multiple tabs that you can select for help including “General Math” all the way up to “Trigonometry and Calculus.”  Once he or she selects a tab, your child can then few a series of sub-topics and allow your child to enter a problem for a detailed explanation.  This is a great way to get help on a challenging homework assignment when you feel uncomfortable with the material and can’t provide the assistance you wish that you could.

These three sites are among the best the web has to offer when it comes to providing tutoring opportunities for your child.  Math is a key concept for success in the twenty-first century and your misgivings about your own math ability should not hold you back from making sure that your child gets a top-notch math education.  That’s where the Internet can make all the difference.

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This is a blog about Math Nook, math games, math and other fun and educational subjects.
Math Nook is owned by Jan and Tommy Hall.

Jan is retired from education where she spent 30 years in various positions ranging from classroom teacher to math specialist. She now spends her time working on the website and raising MathPup.

Tommy works full time but spends his free time utilizing his math degree and love of games to create some of the math games found on the website.