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Online math practice programs

This is an annotated list of online math programs and curricula. Typically, the programs offer interactive math practice and/or animated/video lessons, track student progress, and include parent controls. Most of these are commercial programs, and the price varies according to the number of students and the subscription period. However, there are also several free websites included in the list.

All grades      Elementary / Middle      Middle / High School      UK      Australian

All grade levels

IXL
Another child-friendly math practice environment with unlimited questions on over hundred math topics per grade. IXL tracks student progress and gives children virtual medals and awards. Covers grades PreK-Geometry. $9.95/month for one student; each additional child $2. $79 a year. See my review.
www.ixl.com

MathScore
Online adaptive math practice environment with measurable student progress. From grade 1 to algebra. $14.95 per month for one student, 2nd student $5.
www.mathscore.com

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.
www.ck12.org

CTC Math
A comprehensive online tutorial program for grades K-12. Includes video tutorials, interactive questions, diagnostic tests, reporting, and more. Price: $29.97/month, $127/6 months, $197/12 months. Family plans available.
ctcmath.com

Future School
An online learning system (curriculum) for K-12, for both math and English. Includes skill tests, video lessons, reporting, and tutoring services. $214/year for a single student or $35-$40/month for a family.
www.futureschool.com



Elementary / Middle School

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

DigitWhiz
DigitWhiz is an online, games-based program aligned to the Common Core that guides kids ages 8+ to master key foundational skills in five areas: multiplication · division · integer operations · like terms · solving equations
digitwhiz.com

Adapted Mind
An online math practice system that adapts to student's needs. Covers most basic topics per grade but not all. Includes a pretest, virtual prizes, additional printable workhseets, some video lessons, and progress reports. Some features are free; full membership $9.95 a month.
www.adaptedmind.com

IXL
Another child-friendly math practice environment with unlimited questions on over hundred math topics per grade. IXL tracks student progress and gives children virtual medals and awards. Covers grades PreK-Geometry. $9.95/month for one student; each additional child $2. $79 a year. See my review.
www.ixl.com

K5 Learning
An online reading and math enrichment program for grades K-5. It includes four separate programs: K5 Reading, K5 Math, K5 Spelling, and K5 Math Facts. Also included an initial assessment test and detailed progress reports. The curricula for English and Math consist of animated, interactive lessons and practice activities. A free 14-day trial. Price $25/month for one student, $199 a year; discounts for additional students. See also my review.
www.k5learning.com

Splash Math
An online math practice system for grades 1-5. Includes all basic topics for those grades, except I did not see any word problems. Accessible on tablet devices. You can practice 20 questions per day for free. One grade level: $9.99/lifetime, all grade levels $29.99/lifetime.
www.splashmath.com

Smart Tutor
A fun, online elementary curriculum for K-5th grade reading and math. Includes an automated initial assessment, and an individualized curriculum consisting of animated interactive lessons and practice activities. A free 14-day trial. Price $17.99/month for one student, $189.99 a year; discounts for additional students.
www.SmartTutor.com

DreamBox
DreamBox Learning is an online math program for K-5 with an adaptive curriculum. It focuses on conceptual understanding and is higly adaptive. Students can personalize their login icon, wallpaper, and music. Kids earn coins and rewards, some of which can be used to play games. Home pricing: $12.95 per month for 1 child, or $19.95/month for up to 4 children. See also my review.
www.DreamBox.com

VmathLive
For grades 2-8. Includes online math practice with scaffolded help and hints, reward badges, origami-based avatars, and math games. A 14-day free trial. Aligned to the Common Core standards (but only offers simple practice and not on all possible topics in the standards). Price: apparently $20 per student.
www.voyagerlearning.com/curriculum/online-learning/vmathlive

Skoolbo
A free, interactive learning program (game) for reading and mathematics for 4-10 year olds. Skoolbo claims to be the world's larget educational game. Includes 3D worlds and multiplayer races.
www.skoolbo.com

A+ Interactive Math
A full homeschool math curriculum available either on CDs or as an online version. Delivers multimedia Lessons, interactive quizzes after each lesson, worksheets and exams, eBooks, printable worksheets and exams. Online version $19.95 a month. CD $99.99 or $124.99 (premium version) per grade.
www.aplustutorsoft.com

Explorelearning Math Gizmos
Math and science interactive "gizmos" (online simulations) for grades 3-12 that are accompanied with an exploration guide and assessment question.  Subscriptions for schools. Homeschoolers can purchase this via Homeschool Buyers Co-op. A free 30-day trial.
www.explorelearning.com

Aleks
ALEKS is a web-based math practice program—like a virtual math tutor. It uses artificial intelligence to assess student knowledge and then decides what topics he should practice. $19.95 a month, $179.95 a year. Family discounts available.
www.aleks.com

IntelliSeeds
An online practice program for English language arts and math.
www.intelliseedslearning.com

Noetic Learning: StayAhead!
An individualized online self-paced program with an assessment and daily interactive worksheets and progress reports. For grades 2-5. The company also offers LeapAhead! summer math program and Challenge Math program for gifted students. $19.95 a month.
www.noetic-learning.com

HeyMath! E-Lessons Program
A program based on the Singapore Curriculum standards for grades 3-12, consisting of online video lessons. A free trial. Subscription $99.99 a year.
www.heymath.com/main/productUS.jsp



Middle & High School

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 lessons when they used to be offered on CDs.
www.mathtv.com

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

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.
www.khanacademy.org

Math Ops
Free and subscription online pre-algebra and algebra course that includes step-by-step narrated tutorials, videos, and online quizzes.
www.mathops.com/free/index.php

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

HippoCampus
Free online interactive lessons for high school algebra, calculus, and AP calculus. Also for other subjects.
www.hippocampus.org

IXL
Another child-friendly math practice environment with unlimited questions on over hundred math topics per grade. IXL tracks student progress and gives children virtual medals and awards. Covers grades PreK-Geometry. $9.95/month for one student; each additional child $2. $79 a year. See my review.
www.ixl.com

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.
www.shmoop.com/pre-algebra

Virtual Nerd
Video tutorials for prealgebra, algebra 1, algebra 2, and intro physics. This will also include practice problems and quizzes sometime during 2010-2011 school year. Includes both a free and paid (premium) versions.
virtualnerd.com

Explorelearning Math Gizmos
Math and science interactive "gizmos" (online simulations) for grades 3-12 that are accompanied with an exploration guide and assessment question.  Subscriptions for schools. Homeschoolers can purchase this via Homeschool Buyers Co-op. A free 30-day trial.
www.explorelearning.com

Alcumus
Art of Problem Solving's online learning system for gifted students. Offers a customized learning experience, adjusting to student performance. It is specifically designed to provide high-performing students with a challenging curriculum. To sign up you need to join a class; there's an online class set up at Let's Play Math! open to all interested homeschoolers and self-directed learners. Currently Alcumus is free.
www.artofproblemsolving.com/liz/Alcumus/index.php

Math Foundation
Animated lessons, quizzes, and printable worksheets covering middle and high school math concepts. $39.99 a year.
www.mathfoundation.com

Tablet Class
An online curriculum and math learning system. Includes videos lessons, course materials, review notes, practice worksheets, tests and answer keys. Courses offered are prealgebra, algebra 1 & 2, intermediate and college algebra, and GED math. $20/month or $90 a year. Free trial available.
www.tabletclass.com

HeyMath! E-Lessons Program
A program based on the Singapore Curriculum standards for grades 3-12, consisting of online video lessons. A free trial. Subscription $99.99 a year.
www.heymath.com/main/productUS.jsp

ThinkWell—the next-generation textbook
Multimedia video lectures that take the place of a traditional textbook, plus automatically graded exercises & homework. Titles offered are from grade 6 through calculus. The teacher on the videos is Edward Burger, who has a unique and intuitive approach to learning math. Online access to any one course $125 a year.
www.thinkwell.com

VideoText Online Courses
VideoText offers two products: a complete course for algebra that covers pre-algebra, algebra 1, and algebra 2, and a complete course for geometry that covers geometry, trigonometry, and precalculus. Includes video lessons, course notes, worktexts, solutions manuals, tests, and instructor's guides. Price: $299 per course.
videotext.com/videotext-online-courses

WinPossible
Online courses for algebra 1, algebra 2, geometry, and trigonometry. Includes lessons, practice questions, sefl-tests, a question bank, and a forum. Prices about $10/month per course.
www.winpossible.com

I Can Learn Online
Interactive, animated courses for fundamentals of math, prealgebra, and algebra. Subscription fee of $30/month gives you access to all three courses. A free trial available.
www.icanlearnonline.com

YourTeacher
A self-teaching online math system with over 1,000 comprehensive lessons consisting of audio/video clips, problems to solve, full solutions, worksheet, quiz, and more. Includes pre-algebra, algebra 1 & 2, geometry, and college algebra. Lessons can be easily matched to common textbooks. See also my review. $49.50 a month, $99.50 six months, $149.50 a year, with access to all lessons.
www.mathhelp.com

Educator
A collection of lectures by college professors, including algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics courses (for high school/college). Subscriptions $35 a month, $240 a year; they give you access to all courses.
www.educator.com

MathOnDVDs
Math videos for all levels, from kindergarten to calculus, sold on DVDs.
www.mathondvds.com

Absorb Mathematics
An interactive course written by Kadie Armstrong, a mathematician. The lessons contain interactivity, explanations, and quiz questions. The course concentrates on geometry and trigonometry but includes a few other topics as well. Most of the content is accessible by a fee only, but 469 lessons are available as free samples.
www.absorblearning.com/mathematics/about.jsp



British (UK) online curricula

While these companies provide math instruction based on the British syllabus, math concepts are the same everywhere, and so the programs are definitely useful worldwide.

Whizz Education
Animated math lessons online for grades K-6 or KS1 and KS2; UK-based. Based on an initial assessment, the child will get a personalised programme of lessons, which is further adjusted depending on the child's progress. $19.99 per month.
www.whizz.com

GetMathsFit
GetMathsFit is an online maths teaching program with more than 3,500 maths lessons for 11-19 year olds. Lessons are animated with an accompanying teacher audio and cover the basics of arithmetic right through to A-Level calculus. Included are thousands of questions and their fully worked out answers.
www.GetMathsFit.com

Conquermaths
An online maths tutoring system with 480 full audio/visual lessons presented by a real teacher, synchronised with animated graphics and backed up by tests and progress reports. For UK key stages 3 and 4 (11-16 year olds). 16 free trial lessons. Subscriptions £21.95 a month, or £157 a year.
www.conquermaths.com



Australian online curricula

While these companies provide math instruction based on the Australian syllabus, math concepts are the same everywhere, and so the programs are definitely useful worldwide.

StudyLadder
An Australian online program for K-6 developed by teachers. Includes video lessons, interactive maths activities, number challenges, worksheets, interactive assessments and exams. $88 AUD a year; free trial available. Schools can use this product for free.
www.studyladder.com.au

Maths Power
Online math learning system with animated lessons, worksheets, and access to teacher support for K-12. Created from the Australian syllabus. $185 USD/year per course.
www.mathspower.com.au

Mathematics.com.au
Animated maths lessons, worksheets, topic tests and worked solutions for years 7-12 in the Australian curriculum. 32 free lessons available to trial online. Online membership $39.95 AUD month (about $33 USD) or $297 AUD year; family plans available. Also available on CDs.
www.mathematics.com.au

Maths Online
A full year K-12 Australian math curriculum with animated and narrated lessons, interactive questions, self-testing, and reporting. Homeschoolers get a 60% discount.
www.mathsonline.com.au


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Practice makes perfect. Practice math at IXL.com