Best Math Resources
- Mathbits Notebook — I love this FREE site! It’s free and includes brief, clear explainers and practice broken down by topic for Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, and the TI-84.
- IXL — $15.95 per month subscription for all-you-can-eat Math and “Language Arts” (aka grammar and reading) practice. Worth every penny, in my opinion. I readily acknowledge that most students hate IXL because it can feel arduous to complete a task, but “[f]or a new skill to become automatic or for new knowledge to become long-lasting, sustained practice, beyond the point of mastery, is necessary,” according to Cognitive Scientist Daniel Willingham. IXL leads to mastery.
- Beginning and Intermediate Algebra — This is a textbook broken up into topics and FREE. Tyler Wallace provides clear explanations for each topic, lots of practice problems, and solutions for odd number questions. He’s also got videos by topic and a free PreCalc book.
- Error Analysis — I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to analyze errors after a test or practice test. Many people want to cut this step, but active learning such as this deepen understanding and aid with long-term memory. This FREE analysis sheet is a great tool.