My kids are very responsive to learning math. I have a math background and they respond to my methods of teaching. But so far I haven't been consistent in terms of frequency and content. I'd like to follow some format so they learn things in the right order. Is there a good online program or book that will provide proper order, examples, problem sets, etc?

  • Welcome to Parenting.SE! Since this is something of a "shopping list" question and is also likely to change over time (as older programs are no longer available and new ones come into being), I'd like to convert this to a community wiki if you don't have any objections. – Acire May 22 '15 at 1:33
  • "I'd like to follow some format so they learn things in the right order." What "right order"? – bjb568 May 22 '15 at 12:01
  • I'm with @bjb568 - there is no 'right order'. Obviously some things come before others, but there's nothing super rigorous about it. – Sean Henderson May 22 '15 at 18:20
  • There is some right order. There are obvious things like you probably shouldn't teach fractions and decimals before learning division. But there is probably a lot of subtle nuance. If I could draw on the expertise of someone or some resource that has experience, it would save me from making mistakes that might waste time. – Chris A May 22 '15 at 18:26
  • I see no reason to teach division before fractions and decimals. – bjb568 May 22 '15 at 22:57

https://www.khanacademy.org/ has a lot of resources. Practice problems, hints, how-to videos.

There is a myriad of open source textbooks out there too. These are mostly college texts, but there are also some high school texts. There are a lot of homeschooling resources out there too.


A math teacher friend of mine recommended Saxon or Singapore. There are a ton of resources available for each. Based on some research I'm going to go with Saxon.


Try ALEKS.COM I've used it in class for a student that had trouble working cooperatively. The program works in conjunction with a super computer to select work sets and refreshers.

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