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jenbrdsly
08-22-2011, 07:57 PM
I've pulled together a list of cheap/free math ideas (http://teachingmybabytoread.blog.com/math/cheapmath/)for elementary school aged kids. Hope it helps somebody!

noritha
08-22-2011, 09:15 PM
thank you thank you thank you! I was just looking at my daughters lesson for tomorrow and after tears today I'm ready to rethink in anyway possible that'll make it easier for her.

amazing timing. for real.

coloradoalice
08-23-2011, 12:23 AM
Thanks for sharing!

farrarwilliams
08-23-2011, 11:50 AM
I would include something like Math Mammoth in the "cheap" category... though maybe less so when it's not on sale at HSBC.

Also, Jump Math is a full free curriculum:
http://jumpmath1.org/

And, if you don't mind something slightly weird (you get awesome examples!), the national textbooks of India are available online for free, including math:
http://ncertbooks.prashanthellina.com/

Some other things...

Khan Academy has elementary level videos:
http://www.khanacademy.org/

More online games:
http://www.mathnook.com/
http://www.akidsmath.com/mathgames/index.html
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm
http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html
http://www.learningplanet.com/stu/index.asp?tab=1
(and I feel like there are only a million more... so many math games...)

Online resources:
http://letsplaymath.net/
http://www.livingmath.net/

Printables:
http://www.printactivities.com/Mazes.html (check out the skip counting number mazes - and there's dot to dots too)
http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/

Penguin
08-23-2011, 02:55 PM
Farrar, unless I'm missing something, I don't think JUMP Math is free? I bought and used some of their elementary workbooks when B was Kindergarten. They're not expensive, especially if you order through Amazon.ca, but I don't see anything free on their site other than samples.

Thanks for the other links, I especially like the printable mazes. T is SO into mazes these days.

bbkaren
08-23-2011, 03:52 PM
I would include something like Math Mammoth in the "cheap" category... though maybe less so when it's not on sale at HSBC...

Just wanted to mention, Math Mammoth is still at 40% off at the buyers' co-op. I just bought 6 years' worth of math for $81.60!

https://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/index.php?option=com_hsbc_epp_order&Itemid=1447&c=1

8/24 ETA: It's closed now, but before they closed it, I guess they reached enough buyers to bring the discount up...I got it for $68! Yay!

farrarwilliams
08-23-2011, 05:27 PM
I could be wrong - I just remember having read it was free if you registered. I know they're a nonprofit. There was a series of articles in the NY Times about them awhile back.

jenbrdsly
08-23-2011, 11:27 PM
I would include something like Math Mammoth in the "cheap" category... though maybe less so when it's not on sale at HSBC.

Also, Jump Math is a full free curriculum:
http://jumpmath1.org/

And, if you don't mind something slightly weird (you get awesome examples!), the national textbooks of India are available online for free, including math:
http://ncertbooks.prashanthellina.com/

Some other things...

Khan Academy has elementary level videos:
http://www.khanacademy.org/

More online games:
http://www.mathnook.com/
http://www.akidsmath.com/mathgames/index.html
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm
http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html
http://www.learningplanet.com/stu/index.asp?tab=1
(and I feel like there are only a million more... so many math games...)

Online resources:
http://letsplaymath.net/
http://www.livingmath.net/

Printables:
http://www.printactivities.com/Mazes.html (check out the skip counting number mazes - and there's dot to dots too)
http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/

This is really awesome! I'll have to check each link out.

Lola_Granola
08-24-2011, 12:09 PM
Thanks so much! JUST what I needed as I sit down to do searches this afternoon!

Amanadoo
08-24-2011, 03:26 PM
Oh man thank you for that link to the Indian text books!!!

StartingOver
08-24-2011, 03:34 PM
I've pulled together a list of cheap/free math ideas (http://teachingmybabytoread.blog.com/math/cheapmath/)for elementary school aged kids. Hope it helps somebody!

Both of your links are broken for me ???

farrarwilliams
08-24-2011, 05:50 PM
Oh man thank you for that link to the Indian text books!!!

I've only just looked through them, but I've heard that some people use the middle school level history textbooks for a non-Western approach to world civilizations and that some of the high school level stuff is really good too - econ, maybe? Anyway, it's a bit fascinating. I seem to recall one of the elementary math books had kids counting chapatis or something.

WindSong
08-24-2011, 06:18 PM
Just downloaded the India curriculum for third grade from notemonk. This looks really cool. Thanks, Farrar! I also have used the living math website. They have great recommendations for books and games. We are enjoying some of the MathStart books right now.

jenbrdsly
08-25-2011, 03:54 PM
Sorry my Cheap Math link was down. It think it is back up now.

This all got me to thinking... I wonder why the US doesn't have its own free math curriculum available like MEP or India? Homeschoolers could use it too. Wouldn't that make a lot of sense? All of these cash strapped school districts out there who can't afford to buy new books, what if they could just download an option tied to the National Core standards that was free?

cc_kota
08-26-2011, 11:12 PM
Just downloaded the India curriculum for third grade from notemonk. This looks really cool. Thanks, Farrar! I also have used the living math website. They have great recommendations for books and games. We are enjoying some of the MathStart books right now.

Yes! Another thank you, Farrar. I looked at the India math curriculum last night and downloaded it as well. I really liked it and I think my son will enjoy it as well. I really liked the way things were explained.