There are just so many maths websites out there,
but finding the best ones can be a tricky and frustrating business.
During your quest for the best you will inevitably encounter some
fairly poor websites, and some that appear great until you have to
pay to access their best stuff!
Below is a list of real gems. Each websites offers something different
and, of course, they are all 100% free!
As with the resources, should you know of any must-visit websites
that I have left out, please let me know here
Key Stage 3 = The three years leading
up to SATs (Years 7
Key Stage 4 = The two years leading up
to GCSE (Years 10
Key Stage 5 = The two years leading up
to A Levels (Years 12
Please Note: A collection
of websites targeted specifically for pupils can be found here
fantastic website from the BBC which is aimed at bringing you
up to speed with all the key kills that students need to succeed
at maths today. Thankfully the website manages to avoid being
patronising, and instead offers clear practical help on iading
your child. Very good indeed!
can't speak highly enough of this website. I know that doing
a maths puzzle may not seem like the best way to spend 20 minutes,
but if your child can do a few puzzles a week off this site,
it'll do them a lot more good than reading over the textbook
again and again ever will. These puzzles teach children how
to think and solve problems for themselves, which are essential
skills for success at maths and all subjects. Each puzzle comes
complete with a worked answer and details of the thought processes
involved. Oh, and another brilliant thing about this site is
that if you or your child does have a specific maths question,
you can visit the Ask
Nrich section, submit it, and either a student or one of
the brainy people at Cambridge University will help you answer
is a nice idea. It is a collection of websites designed to help
parents become involved in all aspects of their child's study.
What I like about it is the sites at the top of the list are
the most visited ones, and as such they should be the most useful!
often that not there will be one particular topic that a child
just cannot get his head around, and the chances are it will
be one of the ones tackled by this site. All the big names are
on there - fractions, percentages, algebra, probability, and
the explanations and examples are top notch. Well worth a look.
is most pupil's first port of call for help on the internet,
and it is a really good site which has been improved a lot over
the last couple of years. There are plenty of notes, examples,
interactive solutions, and questions for pupils to have a go
themselves. Each question has its level/grade next to it, and
you can even download a big revision check-list to make sure
you there will be no nasty surprises in the exam. What more
could you want in a website?
really nice idea. The authors have got together the 8 maths
topics they consider to contain the biggest misconceptions in
pupils (and they promise another 16 soon!), and they offer examples,
advice, and exercises on how to correct them. Very good!
of topics in the Revision section, and in the Test Yourself
bit your child can tackle the following topics - Function Machines,
Number Properties, Pythagoras, and Quadratics. The questions
are of an interactive nature, and are extremely well laid out.
There are also some good games, again for when they have have
earned a break from revision.
really nice website which offers lots of practical advice about
helping your child out with their maths. what i really like
is the fact that the website is broken down into different age
groups, and actually presents examples of the kind of work and
exams that pupils are faced with these days. well worth a look!
nice website which attempts (and almost succeeds) to answer
the eternal question: “mum/dad, what use is this in real
life?”. Also provides information on careers involving
maths and really good links to newspaper articles and other
resources. This site might just help your child to see the bigger