September 19

Math: Supplementary Practice

If you’ve landed here: you’re looking for resources

to support or enrich all math learners!

You’re in luck! Here is a curated list of links for you to use at home to either support yourself (as a student) or to help support your child (as a parent). I’ll continue to add the list daily with new updated links and/or ideas!

I’ve been curating math resources and places for many years, and as it was hard to narrow down one; I’ve decided to share with y’all one of my “go-to” lists I share with teachers and parents. (I’ve added some additional info for explanation) Also, in my last post around “Numeracy Strategies” I’ve also listed highly exceptional resources to try out, if you haven’t already!

Sites with problems and learning opportunities

Open Middle: (K-12) This site is designed to be used by students, teachers, and parents. It is divided up by grade and then again by strand (measurement, numeration, geometry etc.)  Activities are both downloadable in pdf form and online and interactive. Multiple entry and participation levels/points. All students can participate.

Which One Doesn’t Belong: (K-12) This site has a variety of visuals that provoke Mathematical Thinking. Great for parent-child conversations around why which one belongs. These are open-ended questions (no right or wrong answers) Great for enrichment opportunities at home, as well as lessening any anxiety around finding a “right answer”

Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (University of Waterloo) Team Up Challenge This is for students/teachers seeking team challenges and group collaboration that celebrate math. Good for most levels; although highly motivating for students who are gifted or enjoy a challenge in their math understanding.

Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (University of Waterloo) Courseware; (Grade 7+) Here you can find various student driven and asynchronous lessons for students who are following and using a no ceiling approach to their math learning.

Mathantics: If you teach math, and don’t know “Rob from Math Antics” say hello to newest go-to friend! Short video clips that expose either a concept you’re currently teaching, one you are introducing, and even one to place for “supplementary” link, Rob uses clever, funny (punny) humour and visuals to explain a lot of foundational math concepts and skills. Most of his videos are easily found on YouTube.

Wild Maths (Grade 3+) Looking for math in creative, games, pictures, activities, and stories? This site houses many math problems that support critical thinking skills and making connections through pictures and using creative methods.

Money and Making Change: This site offers online practice of adding and subtracting with money amounts, specially for ‘making change.”

Mathigon Polypad: This resource has many virtual manipulatives. This is a great resource to use when presenting in a class but also something that students could use on individual devices if they didn’t have access to manipulatives at home or in resource.

Boddle Learning (online game platform that- where parents can make “FREE” accounts that allow students to practice math facts by grade and strand.

Virtual Clock: I have used this resource with my locally developed math class. I like that the clock can be set to reflect the 12 hr and 24 hr clock AND there are some games that students can play after to consolidate their understanding.

Solveme: (K-8)This site is fantastic for students of all ages. It promotes math learning through clues and “thinking” rather than just “knowing” an answer. It is interactive, where students work online to “solve” who or what number is hidden.

Esti-Mysteries (K-8) Created by Steve Wyborney, this is a set of estimation prompts, with subsequent clues provided in slide format to support guided teaching approach to estimation. The “mysteries” are usually chunked in grade level groups (i.e. K, 1-2, 3-8, 5-8 etc.) Visually stimulating and clear prompts to promote student next steps.

Yummy Math (Grade 2-12) This site takes real world problems and ideas and puts them in a math lens for students to “figure out” what is happening. Great for problem solving skills.

Solvemoji (Ages 4+) Math Challenge puzzles that build the foundational blocks of algebraic and logical thinking and sequencing.

Numberless ( K-12) Taking the “Numbers” out of word problems. Students learn and apply how to reword questions as a story, scenario, or steps, by rephrasing the question or idea into their own words with NO numbers.

3-Act Tasks (K-12) Kyle Pearce’s pride and joy! Students participate through inquiry and connections which are broken up into three-distinct “acts” Similar to 3-Part Lessons (or those previously known as “Bansho” activities) Highly engaging and interest peeking with clever videos and youtube clips.

Estimation 180 (K-12) This site helps build estimation skills and works on numeracy understanding through pictures and comparaisons.

Math Visuals (K+) This site is helpful when reviewing counting and operational skills with students/your child (adding, subtracting, dividing, multiplication etc.) all through visuals to help student understanding.

NRICH (Primary +) This site houses so much information for teachers and parents to navigate. This is promoted to enrich student thinking, by not just solving operations, but the HOW and WHY they work. Worth a look through, if you’re looking for enrichment activities at home. Head to the “Students” section or the “Games” section for some math fun!

FigureThis: (Grade 6-8) This is is known as “Math Challenges for Families”  Great if you want to figure out a math problem together and at multiple members or students at different ages. Also it is a NCTM (National Council Teachers Mathematics) so it’s a goodie!

Math Shed: (K+)This site can be a bit overwhelming. However, the reason I am highlighting it, is because there are excellent activities in here that promote math concepts through thinking and doing.

NumberRock (K-8) (Math Video Library): online collection of FREE and AD-FREE child friendly math videos that explain and go through skills and concepts.

MashUP Math (K-8) Videos and lessons in visual formats that are engaging to review, teach, introduce concepts in a different format for students. Most videos are easily found on YouTube.

Mathies (Online site from the Ontario Board of Education) for all learners. Includes; online math manipulatives, games, apps, learning tools and Ontario Math Partners in learning.

Timestables: This is a great way for students to begin memorizing their times tables (if that is something of value to you, during this time)

Desmos (Middle School+) Online resources, working graphing calculators, visual and virtual manipulatives to see, represent, and predict/solve problems with heightened concrete understanding.

What if I’m looking for worksheets to print at home?

These are free (or at least at the basic level free) sites to print off any additional worksheets for ongoing practice/yet for students who need some time away from a computer screen.

Online Math Learning



Math is Fun

K-5 Learning

Helping with Math

What if I’m looking for online Math “games”?

Games can highly be an incentive to practice skills and learn new concepts for students. Here are a few to try…

IXL (Students have an OJCS account)



PBS Kids (Math)

Cool Math Games

Fun Brain

Math Games

Math Play Ground