
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 South Dakota.


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 South Dakota.


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.





How to Make the Most of Math Manipulatives 
Marilyn Burns 
Marilyn Burns discusses creative and effective ways to use manipulatives to teach math. Much of her information is oriented towards classroom instruction, but there is great information for homeschoolers too. She discusses the seven "musts" for using manipulatives, how to introduce a Geoboard, pattern block activities, and more. 



Math Essentials 
This math program provides a math instruction system that gives students the best math preparation possible. There are workbooks and free online video lessons. 



Preschool Practice: Shapes and Colors 
Traci Geiser 
Learning shapes and colors may well be a young child’s first educational endeavor. Although recognizing objects as red or blue, round or square might seem like child’s play, it’s actually integral to a young child’s cognitive development, and sets the stage for math concepts from sorting and patterning to geometry, and beyond!
What can you as a parent do to help your young learner master these academic milestones? You may not have to look beyond the backdrop of your life for the perfect learning tools. Try a few of these fun activities to help your child master colors and shapes. 



Math Playground 
This collection of online games offers math games for grades 16. 



Preparing for Preschool Math 
Preschoolers do math even though they are not sitting at desks with workbooks or memorizing multiplication tables. Preschool math helps them make sense of the world around them and teaches them to reason and problemsolve. Teachers of preschool math build on children's prior knowledge and capitalize on their spontaneous discoveries to further their understanding of mathematical concepts.







