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Free & inexpensive math CURRICULUM materials and resources

I have collected here a list of free or cheap math curriculum resources. Some of them feature a complete curriculum, some are supplemental materials, and some are related resources such as diagnostic tests.

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  • Free downloadable materials

    Mathematics Enhancement Programme (MEP) - School curriculum materials
    Entire workbooks to download (PDFs) for FREE for grades 1-10 for non-commercial purposes. These are good quality, too, and not just machine-made worksheet collections. Some homeschoolers use MEP for a complete curriculum. Includes some interactive materials. Provided by Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching.

    Free Printable Math Workbooks from MathinEnglish.com
    Free printable math workbooks that have simple calculation worksheets for grades 1-6.

    Math ABC
    Free interactive online math practice for all kinds of topics, grades 1-6.
    www.mathabc.com

    XYZ Online Textbooks
    Complete textbooks for Introductory Mathematics (prealgebra), Introductory Algebra, and Intermediate Algebra that are available for free online reading, evaluation, and even printing. For each section of the book, the website also shows links to corresponding math videos from MathTV.com.

    Free FlexBook® Textbooks from CK-12 Foundation
    Complete free textbooks for middle and high school math concepts (including algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics and more). Includes both English and Spanish versions. They also offer textbooks for science topics.

    K-5 Math Resources from Sallie B. Howard School
    Look for "Week by Week Essentials" worksheets for each grade level - they include very nice mixed problem sets meant for weekly review.

    Shmoop.com Prealgebra
    Free learning guides (tutorials) for all prealgebra topics with interactive practice problems, step-by-step examples, graphs, and real-world applications. This can be used for an online pre-algebra textbook.

    AlgebraFree.com
    Includes a free algebra 1 textbook called Llevada's Algebra 1, downloadable as PDF files by chapter, containing over 6,000 exercises, plus over 70 videos with lectures and solved exercises.

    Pre-algebra Study Guide worksheets
    Over 100 very nice, compact prealgebra worksheets from the Glencoe Parent and Student Study Guide. The sheets have a short, instructional part that reviews the concept, several problems, and answers upside down in the end of each sheet.

    She Loves Math
    Online math lessons geared for girls, from counting through calculus. By math tutor and "mathaholic" Lisa Johnson.

    Exeter Math Course Materials
    PDF files filled with problems for algebra, integrated high school math, calculus, discrete math, and multivariable calculus.

    First-Lessons in Arithmetic, Jones Bros., 1878.
    A free download of an arithmetic book from the past.

    Understanding algebra
    A complete online algebra text for Algebra I by James W. Brennan. Also a printable version.

    Calculus Made Easy
    A free download of an old textbook, acclaimed to be a lively introduction to calculus, with clarity and simplicity.

    Adding It Up: Helping Children Learn Mathematics (2001)
    This is a book about mathematics education. Adding It Up explores how students in pre-K through 8th grade learn mathematics. It explains research findings on what children know about numbers by the time they arrive in pre-K and details the processes by which students acquire proficiency with whole numbers, rational numbers, integers, beginning algebra, geometry, measurement, and probability and statistics.


    Free videos, animated math courses, and online math practice sites

    cK-12
    CK-12 is a large, free site for learning and practicing math and science. It contains text-based lessons, FlexBooks® (digital textbooks in PDF, ePub and mobi formats), videos, and quizzes for multitudes of math and science topics from K to grade 12.

    Khan Academy
    Possibly the web's biggest and free site for math videos. What started out as Sal making a few algebra videos for his cousins has grown to over 2,100 videos and 100 self-paced exercises and assessments covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history.

    Opus Math
    A free math problem bank for exercises and tasks aligned to the Common Core Standards, but of course can be used even if you don't follow the CCS — just search Opus by topics.

    LearnZillion
    Free math videos for all topics in K-8. The videos are organized according to the Common Core Standards (CCS), but can be used even if you don't follow the CCS — just follow the lesson titles by topics.

    MathTV.com
    Over 6,000 free, online video lessons for basic math, algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. Videos also available in Spanish. Also includes online textbooks. I've written a review of MathTV.

    HippoCampus
    Online interactive lessons (free) covering high school algebra and calculus courses (including AP calculus).

    BrightStorm Math
    Over 2,000 free videos covering all high school math topics from algebra to calculus. Registration required (free).

    MathVids.com
    Free math videos grouped by math topic. Basic math, middle school, high school, and college levels. Also includes links to further resources.

    Algebra Within Reach
    Free algebra videos presented by Dana Mosely, worked-out solutions for selected exercises, and other companion helps for Ron Larson's algebra textbooks.

    Virtual Nerd
    Over 1,500 free video tutorials covering middle school math, pre-algebra, algebra 1, algebra 2, and geometry. You can also search by alignment to SAT, ACT, or Common Core.

    Math Ops
    Free online pre-algebra and algebra course that includes step-by-step narrated tutorials, videos, and online quizzes.

    HSTutorials.net
    Free animated and narrated math tutorials - pre-algebra, algebra 1, geometry.

    LearnersTV.com
    Free video lectures, audio lectures, notes, and ebooks etc. for college level math. Also has material for various sciences.

    Geometry course from Learning Math
    This online geometry course includes readings, problems, videos, interactive activities, homework problems and solutions. It is meant for K-8 teachers but will work well for middle school students as well.

    Sophia
    A large online library of short video lessons and quizzes. The videos are recorded by several different tutors, who vary in their methods and teaching styles, so you have the chance to learn the same lesson from several perspectives.

    Algebra 2 Video Lessons
    This site includes online video lessons and other support materials to accompany Holt Algebra 2 textbook. Click on the Homework help, choose a chapter, and then view the lessons.

    Mathematics Illuminated
    Mathematics Illuminated is a 13-part, integrated-media resource created for adult learners and high school teachers. The series covers the broad scope of human knowledge through the study of mathematics and its relevance in the world today. It reaches beyond formulas and computations to explore the math of patterns, symmetry, relationships, multiple dimensions, and more, all the while uncovering the secrets and hidden delights of the ever-evolving world of mathematics. This course us videos, online texts, web interactive activities, and group activities.


    Miscellaneous math materials

    Practice Problems for the California Mathematics Standards Grades 1-8

    Mathematics Benchmarks, Grades K-12
    These are from Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin. The benchmarks describe the content and skills necessary for students on any given grade (K-6), or by strands (K-6 and 7-12). You can use these to have an idea of what topics to cover on any grade.

    Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core Standards- Mathematics
    These parent roadmaps provide guidance to parents about what children will be learning in each grade, including three-year snapshots showing how selected standards progress from year to year.

    Free lesson plans for various math projects
    From Math Projects Journal.

    Basic techniques for teaching addition, subtraction, place value, multiplication, and division


    Inexpensive math curriculum

    Math Mammoth Blue Series Books
    Covering topics from 1st to 7th grade, these inexpensive ebooks explain the concepts well and provide ample practice. Prices $2 to $7 per ebook. (Downloadable PDFs)

    Complete School Package
    Two 600-page books (1200 pages total) for $25, covering all middle school math, high school math, AND high school English topics.



    Here at HomeschoolMath.net you can also find some free math lessons and articles on math education topics. We also recently added many new resources for K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

    And definitely check our list of a online math games and tutorials list — it is organized by topic and level.