Dad’s Worksheets is an amazing website for parents and teachers. Dad provides a perfectly organized, comprehensive math curriculum for elementary school students. The tagline: “One Dad. Two daughters. 4,665 worksheets…and counting!”
The website and worksheets are completely free. Dad cleverly breaks every math skill into its component parts. He develops worksheets for the most basic skill level up to pre-algebra. Using Dad’s Worksheets, you can teach everything: the basic operations, word problems, money, time, graphs, patterns — you name it!
Dad has at least four versions of everything he does. At each skill level, students can practice over and over, using different problems.
I treasure Dad’s Worksheets’ Spaceship Math. It’s a system for teaching the basic math facts. Dad has Spaceship Math for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Comment: I linked you to Spaceship Math Addition. To get to Spaceship Math for each operation, click on the operation (addition, subtraction, multiplication or division). Then go to Spaceship Math for that operation.
My students love Spaceship Math Addition. I love that it weans them off of counting on their fingers. Spaceship Math Addition begins with Level A, 1+2 and 1+3. Each level adds one or two math facts until your child knows all of them. Dad has created tests for every two levels. My class enjoys working through the levels. We leave no student behind: we don’t move on until every child has mastered a level.
Comment: Spaceship Math tests are supposed to be two-minute tests. For third graders, I give more time, because third graders write slowly. For fifth graders, I insisted on the two minute limit.
I really can’t say enough about Dad’s Worksheets. You have to see it for yourself. Teachers, use this to supplement your math curriculum. Use Spaceship Math to teach basic facts. Parents, use Dad’s Worksheets as a summer learning booster and for home tutoring materials. Kids, use Dad’s Worksheets when you play school.
Thank you, thank you, Dad’s Worksheets!