The Lower School math program is a comprehensive grade appropriate program that includes practicing and learning skills, working on real life problems, and developing thinking processes. However, given how much children enjoy computer games I thoughtthat putting together a list of sites that will challenge them and help them grow mathematically would be a good addition to our program.
The following are some websites that I like, divided by the type of mathematics they target. The object is for your children to explore these sites – not as a chore (please, don’t “make” them use them), but as a complement to our program.
If you know of any other good sites, please email them to me and I’ll add them to the list (fsosenke@brooklynfriends.org)
PRACTICING SKILLS:

FirstinMath  this program costs $8.00 for one year but it's one of the best places I found for practicing skills

http://www.aaamath.com/ straightforward games and practice

http://www.aplusmath.com/ games and flashcards

http://www.mathcats.com/contents.html: fun math games

http://www.funbrain.com/math/

http://www.k111.k12.il.us/King/math.htm http://www.mathplayground.com/

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skills_6th_math.htm  links to many good sites – substitute the 6th for the grade level you want and you’ll have lots of good sites for that grade level available

http://www.mathgoodies.com/students.html  good lessons on different topics and homework help

http://mathforum.org/dr.math/  Ask Dr. Math – students can ask math questions and get really good feedback

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/numeracy.shtml This BBC website has a number of numeracy games with suggested age ranges for each one
THINKING ACTIVITIES THROUGH GAMES:

http://www.puzzles.com

http://www.aplusmath.com/

http://www.k111.k12.il.us/King/math.htm

http://www.mathplayground.com/

http://www.primarygames.com/math.htm: puzzles and games

http://www.spacetime.us/arcade/

http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/: games associated with PBS shows good critical thinking and logic puzzles
PROBLEM SOLVING

http://www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org/aunty/index.html: This is the website for Aunty Math, where you will find interesting and creative math story problems for K5

http://www.stfx.ca/special/mathproblems/grade5.html  substitute the “5” for your child’s grade level

http://www.fi.edu/school/math/index.html puzzling and perplexing problems

http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00001427.shtml links to many different problem solving sites.
Thanks for supporting us in helping your child become a “’mathematician”
Fanny Sosenke
K5 Math Coordinator