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Roadschooling: Teaching Math

Math can be done as you are tooling down the highway - with or without text books. Grab some eraser markers, like the kind you use on white boards and let your kids work out the problems on the windows.

Online Resources

  • Fractions calculator - this helpful calculator adds, subtracts, multiplies, divides, and simplifies fractions. The solution shows how the problem was solved to get the correct answer.
  • Khan Academy - free videos that cover math, science and the humanities. Easy to follow and understand. Plus there is a section of practice problems. Free, no strings attached.
  • Homeschool Math
  • Pink Monkey - Math Study Guides for Algebra, Calculus, Geometry, Statistics and Trigonometry
  • Thinkwell Homeschool Thinkwell's Geometry course contains all of the geometry help your homeschool student needs.

    This complete online Geometry course is fun and easy to use; our enjoyable and effective multimedia videos are the heart of the course. After watching a geometry video lesson, your students will review and practice with automatically graded exercises that give you an instant way to assess their progress, as well as with printable geometry worksheets with answer keys.

    Our videos feature award-winning teacher Edward Burger, whose multimedia video lessons have been created to work with any learning style. The course includes automatically graded exercises and tests, geometry practice worksheets, a geometry glossary (geometry dictionary) of geometry terms, at-a-glance grades and progress review, and our fun and interesting animated Interactivities.

  • Puzzlemaker web site for Parents/Teachers
  • Math Worksheets
  • Counting music from African Treehouse available on CDBaby

"I think worksheets are over rated. Use every opportunity for kids to do math to support real life calculation and decisions. Product price versus quantity, cooking recipes will teach kids how to do fractions, ratios, measurement conversion. Teach metric units of measure, and start teaching if X+3=5 what number would X have to be to make that statement true? Would 3 work, etc., etc.? By the age of 10 our boys were doing flash card games as we drove factoring algebraic polynomials in their heads. We would make up some worksheets now and then for adding, multiplying, factoring, fractions, percents, and use some English structure workbooks so I'm not against them."

~Ed Nodland

Families on the Road Math Book Recommendations


Bring along the games like Set and Bingo as well as computer math games like Roller Coaster Tycoon.


The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure is a good read for the math resistant and math lovers alike.

"When my son was younger (about 8 or 9) he would love to stop at libraries to work on their computers. We didn't have our own back then. His favorite game was Math Blasters. He could spend hours playing and (shhhh!!) learning."

~Kimberly Goza
FOTR since 1992