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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Teach Elementary K-6 Math for Free!

Are you looking for a free to extremely low cost midyear replacement for your homeschool elementary math program? Maybe you’ve hit a bump and need a different approach? Or maybe you’ve decided to homeschool after a rough fall semester at a brick and mortar school? Or maybe you’re a curriculum junkie like me and just like to collect free stuff? This post is for you! This is a list of 100% free and complete math curricula for grades K-6 (plus a few fun extras).

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Free Full Elementary Math Programs (grades K-6)

This is not, by any means, an exhaustive list, but everything here is a quality resource. I have used at least a part of every one of these programs at one time or another.

Free Math Program---I’m not kidding, that really is its name. This is a complete program for grades 1-5.

This is designed to follow a typical school year. Each grade is broken down by topic. There is a brief online page that teaches the material and downloadable pdfs of worksheets for practicing the concept. It’s easy to pick and choose which topics your child needs to work on, rearrange the order you cover the topics in, or choose topics from different grade levels. When you go to the homepage, click the little button that says “begin free math” and you will be taken to a page where you can select the grade. 

I used this program as a midyear replacement for two of my kids a couple years ago. It is a good choice if you are looking for a traditional math program that follows a typical public school sequence.

The Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching offers their MEP Primary Math program for free.

This is a complete (and challenging) UK program for years reception (kindergarten) through 6, which includes detailed teaching scripts, worksheets, and blackline masters. Money problems are in British pounds and British spelling of English is used. It is designed for classroom use, so some activities will need to be modified for  homeschool use.

This was one of the first math programs I used in my homeschool, almost 10 years ago, and I still recommend it. Most recently, I used reception with my youngest for kindy and parts of levels 1 and 2 since then.

The Eureka Math program (also known as EngageNY) is available as a free download. 

You can access all three levels: Prek-grade 5, grades 6-8, and grades 9-12. You do need to sign up for a free account and give a valid email address, but this will allow you to access a dashboard where you can either read the materials online or download and print. It includes scripted teacher edition, classroom materials lists, printable worksheets, etc. This is designed for classroom use, so it will require some modifications for homeschool use.

I used part of the first grade curriculum with my youngest---she can never get enough math.

The Comprehensive School Mathematics Program (CSMP) for K-6

Download free downloadable materials, including lessons, worksheets, blackline masters, storybooks, and story workbooks. If your child is having trouble with concepts, the novel approach of CSMP may be worth a try. I used parts of it with my 2 youngest children.

Free Elementary Math Games

Futuristic Math has free, printable board games for grades K-7. This is brand new to me, but I’m planning to print out a couple of these games for my kids.

Online Math Games:

Bingo, Memory, and Hidden Picture games

Kidsnumbers.com

HoodaMath

Math-Play

More Free Math Goodies at Homeschooling Hearts & Minds:


Make Your Own Abacus (a math craft)

Free Fractions, Decimals, and Percents Mini-Office

Free Primary Math Printables

Free Number Bonds Worksheet

Free Printable Triangle Multiplication Cards

Full-Color Addition/Subtraction Cards

Free Full-Color Picture Math Flash Cards (compatible with Math U See)

What is your favorite free math resource?

1 comment:

  1. Also thought this collection of free math resources could be of help: www.fractions4kids.com

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