## Need a refresher on how to do middle school math?

1. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics has several tips for families. Click this link to access the document.

2. Scholastic has a parent primer for mathematics. This primer includes symbols and a glossary of commonly used math terms. The glossary has illustrations to help out (especially good in geometry). Another nice feature is the step-by-step diretions for working with fractions and decimals. You can access this primer by clicking here.

3. Do your pre-algebra skills need updating? Click this link to access help on topics for numbers, ratios and proportions, factoring and fractions.

4. Coolmath has several pages of lessons from arithmetic to calculus. Here is the link to access these help topics.

5. Technology helps check your student's work when you utilize interactive problem-solving apps. Click this link to be directed to freemathhelp.com where you can input problems for basic math, pre-algebra, algebra, trigonometry, precalculus and calculus.

6. We use a dynamic software entitled Geometer's Sketchpad at school to help the students deepen their understanding of geometry and algebra. If you would like to purchase a copy of this software for use at home, click this link.

7. Middle school students use mathematics to develop animations and games in a free program from MIT called Scratch. Click here to access the link so you can download your own copy for home use.

2. Scholastic has a parent primer for mathematics. This primer includes symbols and a glossary of commonly used math terms. The glossary has illustrations to help out (especially good in geometry). Another nice feature is the step-by-step diretions for working with fractions and decimals. You can access this primer by clicking here.

3. Do your pre-algebra skills need updating? Click this link to access help on topics for numbers, ratios and proportions, factoring and fractions.

4. Coolmath has several pages of lessons from arithmetic to calculus. Here is the link to access these help topics.

5. Technology helps check your student's work when you utilize interactive problem-solving apps. Click this link to be directed to freemathhelp.com where you can input problems for basic math, pre-algebra, algebra, trigonometry, precalculus and calculus.

6. We use a dynamic software entitled Geometer's Sketchpad at school to help the students deepen their understanding of geometry and algebra. If you would like to purchase a copy of this software for use at home, click this link.

7. Middle school students use mathematics to develop animations and games in a free program from MIT called Scratch. Click here to access the link so you can download your own copy for home use.