• Tutoring and Math Help Links

    Brightstorm - Math Tutoring Videos
    This website offers over 2,000 math tutoring videos for free. Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus are all represented.
    Khan Academy
    Get help with tutoral math videos! (Also a good resource for other subjects too.)
    Math TV
    This is a great website for algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus. Your student is able to choose an instructor and a topic. The instructor will walk through a step-by-step process for the topic. This is a fabulous website if your student is struggling with homework!
    National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
    Your student can select a grade level and a course. Each selection has a mini-game or manipulative to help your student understand various mathematical concepts.
    Online Calculator
    This link takes you to an online graphing calculator. Click "launch the calculator" to get started.
    This website offers educational videos. Some videos are free and some are offered through a pay service.
    YouTube - Mathademics Channel
    YouTube math videos. You can select categories such as: geometry, number sense, fractions, decimals, percents, algebra, data, etc... Each video is made with interactive whiteboard software so your student will be able to see what the teacher is talking about in each video.

    Parents: How Can You Help at Home?

    Many parents ask the question, "How can I help at home?" The following list came from "Classroom Instruction that Works" co-authored by R.J. Marzano, D.J. Pickering, and J.E. Pollock.
    1. Help set up a consistent organized place for homework to be done.
    2. Help your child establish a consistent schedule for completing homework.
    3. Encourage, motivate, and prompt your child, but do not sit with him/her while homework is being done. The purpose of the homework is for your child to practice and use what he/she has learned. If your child is unable to complete the homework on his/her own, please contact the teacher.
    4. If your child is practicing a skill, ask him to tell you which steps are easy, which are difficult, or the plan for improvement. If your child is consistently unable to talk about the day's learning, please call the teacher.
    5. Although there might be exceptions, the minutes your child should spend on homework should equal approximately 10 times the grade level. For example, a 2nd grader would spend 20 minutes, a 6th grader would spend 60 minutes, etc...
    6. When bedtime comes, please stop your child, even if he is not done.
    These simple tips will help your child be more successful during homework time.