## Dad’s Worksheets: my favorite math resource for parents and teachers

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!

Posted in Academics,FREE Worksheets,Math by Corey Green @ Dec 22, 2009

1. Math-Aids.Com is a free resource for teachers and parents. You can make an unlimited number of printable math worksheets for children, the classroom or homework practice. The answer key is included with each math worksheet as it is created. The worksheets are randomly generated so when you request one it will be different every time. Each math topic has several different types of math problems so you may choose which area to focus on in that subject.

I have built a special section just for Kindergarten Math Topics. There are 24 topics currently in this section. I will be glad to add any topic that you may need.

Thank you very much.

Comment by Mike — August 18, 2010 @ 3:34 PM

2. Math-Aids.com is a great resource! I loved the variety of worksheets and will be recommending the site to my colleagues. Fifth and sixth grade teachers will love the PEMDAS section. Order of operations takes a while for most students to understand, and they need a lot of practice. Once they get it, kids want to do order of operations problems for fun!

The kindergarten teachers will love the kindergarten section. It’s also good remediation for first and second grades.

Most exciting to me is the international appeal. You can have the worksheets translated, and the money section features worksheets for currency around the world.

Check it out!

Comment by Corey Green — August 21, 2010 @ 12:28 PM

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