Homeschool Math Books

12 Homeschool Math Books – A compilation of books chosen by me, to help you save your sanity!

I have compiled a list of homeschool math books & maths activity books for homeschoolers and home educators alike. I am an experienced home educator myself and completely understand the frustrations of teaching math to my kids. And the older they get the more complex the curriculum gets. I get it.

Sigh. Many parents have an erratic heartbeat when thinking about how on earth they are going to manage teaching the math curriculum to their home schooled kiddies. Yeeep. Homeschool maths can bring down the most mightiest of folk. But don’t despair!!! There are plenty of fantastic homeschool math books available online to save us from this hell…Math should be fun for kids (she says what?) and if we present it in a fun and practical way, then the world is their oyster. This list is by no means exhaustive…there are thousands more available online and in good bookshops. This is just a shortlist to help you get started. (Please note that this post contains affiliate links. Please see my Amazon Affiliate Disclosure on the Side Menu).

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High School Math – The Easy Way

Dry Your Tears! Help for Teaching High School Math is Here!

Discover Tools, Tricks, and Tips, to Simplify Teaching Upper Level Math
Do you get cold sweats just thinking about teaching your teen high school math? Did your last exposure to trigonometry leave you covered in hives? If so, you are not alone! Every homeschool parent “loses it” at some point during high school math.

We are in a golden age of homeschooling. Never in history have there been so many excellent resources to help the mathematically challenged parent teach advanced subjects. “High School Math The Easy Way: Simple Strategies for Homeschool Parents In Over Their Heads” will put these resources and tools at your fingertips and give you proven strategies to not just survive but thrive while teaching high school math.

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Mastering Essential Math Skills

Used by tens of thousands of students.
Perfect Math For Students Who Are Math Challenged but can be used in the home school environment!
Includes award-winning online video tutorials. One for each lesson in the Book
Lessons are presented in a format that everyone can understand.
Each Lesson flows smoothly and logically to the next. Each lesson is short, concise, and to the point.
Lots of examples with step-by-step solutions. Each lesson includes valuable Helpful Hints.
Review is built into each lesson. Students will retain what they have learned.
Each lesson includes Problem Solving. This ensures that students will learn to apply their knowledge to real-life-situations.
Includes solutions for each lesson. An excellent math refresher for adults.
Excellent for SAT/PSAT test prep.
Eight Chapters: Whole Numbers, Fractions, Decimals, Percents, Geometry, Integers, Charts & Graphs, Word Problems

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The Cartoon Guide to Algebra

In this latest edition of the successful Cartoon Guide series, master cartoonist and former Harvard instructor Larry Gonick offers a complete and up-to-date illustrated course to help students understand and learn this core mathematical course taught in American schools.
Using engaging graphics and lively humor, Gonick covers all of the algebra essentials, including linear equations, polynomials, quadratic equations, and graphing techniques. He also offers a concise overview of algebra’s history and its many practical applications in modern life.
Combining Gonick’s unique ability to make difficult topics fun, interesting, and easy-to-understand—while still relaying the essential information in a clear, organized and accurate format—The Cartoon Guide to Algebra is an essential supplement for students of all levels, in high school, college, and beyond.

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Everything You Need To Ace Math In One Big Fat Notebook

It’s the revolutionary math study guide just for middle school students from the brains behind Brain Quest.

Everything You Need to Ace Math . . . covers everything to get a student over any math hump: fractions, decimals, and how to multiply and divide them; ratios, proportions, and percentages; geometry; statistics and probability; expressions and equations; and the coordinate plane and functions.

The BIG FAT NOTEBOOK(TM) series is built on a simple and irresistible conceit–borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. There are five books in all, and each is the only book you need for each main subject taught in middle school: Math, Science, American History, English Language Arts, and World History. Inside the reader will find every subject’s key concepts, easily digested and summarized: Critical ideas highlighted in neon colors. Definitions explained. Doodles that illuminate tricky concepts in marker. Mnemonics for memorable shortcuts. And quizzes to recap it all.

The BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS meet Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and state history standards, and are vetted by National and State Teacher of the Year Award-winning teachers. They make learning fun and are the perfect next step for every kid who grew up on Brain Quest.

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Math + Art = FUN

A collection of field-tested activities for children that integrate mathematics into the world of the visual arts. It includes step-by-step instructions accompanied by colour images of artistic masterpieces as well as actual student work aid the reader in visualising and understanding how to create the art in each activity.

As the reader creates each masterpiece, mimicking the great masters, they simultaneously hone their estimation, counting, measurement and number sense skills; noticing, creating, and describing shapes and patterns and experimenting with symmetry and probability.

Additionally, readers are learning about numerous modern artists, their techniques, and how math permeates their works of art and the world around us. An annotated list of children’s literature and related websites are included in the end of each activity, directing the reader to additional sources of information either about the artist or the mathematics featured in each activity. The list includes works of fiction and non-fiction and for teachers or home-schoolers might serve as a springboard for further discussion or as closure for each activity.

For a parent looking for creative ways to bring art into a child’s world, or a teacher looking for innovative, hands-on literature based methods of providing connections between mathematics and the world of the visual arts, Math Goggles rich integrated activities will provide hours of thought-provoking delight.

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101 Inclusive & SEN Maths Lessons

Create an inclusive classroom for all through engaging maths activities such as Shape Bingo, Cake Splat! and Fruity Fractions, all of which have been matched to the UK National Curriculum P Levels 4 – 8. Tailored to the specific P Level, each lesson plan includes a learning objective, the resources needed, the main activity, a plenary and a consolidation activity to help support children’s understanding.
When working with children, and especially those with SEN, lessons need to meet their interests as well as their needs by containing visual stimulus, movement and fine and gross motor skills, and the activities in this book have been specifically designed with this in mind. This straightforward and practical book offers you 101 creative classroom activities for teaching maths to pupils who are achieving at P Levels 4 – 8 and Key Stage One as well as mapping the range of additional skills they will acquire.

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Math Wise!

A fun, easy–to–implement collection of activities that give elementary and middle–school students a real understanding of key math concepts
Math is a difficult and abstract subject for many students, yet teachers need to make sure their students comprehend basic math concepts. This engaging activity book is a resource teachers can use to give students concrete understanding of the math behind the questions on most standardized tests, and includes information that will give students a firm grounding to work with more advanced math concepts.
Contains over 100 activities that address topics like number sense, geometry, computation, problem solving, and logical thinking.
Includes projects and activities that are correlated to National Math Education Standards
Activities are presented in order of difficulty and address different learning styles
Math Wise! is a key resource for teachers who want to teach their students the fundamentals that drive math problems.

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Coordinate Graph Art: Student Edition

Coordinate Graph Art: Student Edition is a companion book to Coordinate Graph Art for Grades 6-8. The time is long past due to put some metaphorical training wheels on the Cartesian Coordinate Plane. The vast majority of related publications jump from 1-quadrant to 4-quadrant graphing before many students are ready for it. This book will help your students master graphing skills at their own pace, adding the negative quadrants gradually, before working up to and beyond 4-quadrant mastery. In addition to 25 unique graph art puzzles, each section of this book contains instructional modules, vocabulary, and practice pages with keys. Bonus sections are also included on transformations in the coordinate plane. This book is written by a practicing teacher, in teen-friendly language, while building the foundation of a sound mathematical vocabulary. Students will be inspired to create, explore, and challenge themselves in a way they have never done before. Individual learners will be able to work at their own pace and will have immediate feedback on their performance based on the quality of the picture produced.

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Chances Are…

Do you avoid teaching probability and statistics because the subjects seem confusing and complex? Are you less than sure about your knowledge of the topics?

Let Chances Are . . . take you and your students on a fun and exciting mathematical journey none of you will ever forget! Filled with easy-to-understand explanations and creative activities, this book offers teachers a simple method for teaching probability and statistics in an enjoyable way. This book can serve as an introduction for any beginner, from gifted and advanced students in upper elementary school, to high school students needing enrichment or preparation for Advanced Placement Statistics or future college courses.

From helping to win a card game, to making life-or-death medical decisions, the uses of probability and statistics are virtually endless. For teachers of elementary students, the book offers simple, hands-on lessons and activities about probability and basic statistics. For teachers of older students, advanced statistical concepts are discussed and activities are provided. Reviewers have found the book’s level to be appropriate for a wide range of ages, from fourth graders to post-secondary students.

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Algebra Essentials Practice Workbook with Answers

This Algebra Essentials Practice Workbook with Answers provides ample practice for developing fluency in very fundamental algebra skills – in particular, how to solve standard equations for one or more unknowns. These algebra 1 practice exercises are relevant for students of all levels – from grade 7 thru college algebra. This workbook is conveniently divided up into seven chapters so that students can focus on one algebraic method at a time. Skills include solving linear equations with a single unknown (with a separate chapter dedicated toward fractional coefficients), factoring quadratic equations, using the quadratic formula, cross multiplying, and solving systems of linear equations. Not intended to serve as a comprehensive review of algebra, this workbook is instead geared toward the most essential algebra skills. An introduction describes how parents and teachers can help students make the most of this workbook. Students are encouraged to time and score each page. In this way, they can try to have fun improving on their records, which can help lend them confidence in their math skills.

PRACTICE: With no pictures, this workbook is geared strictly toward learning the material and developing fluency through practice.

EXAMPLES: Each section begins with a few pages of instructions for how to solve the equations followed by a few examples. These examples should serve as a useful guide until students are able to solve the problems independently.

ANSWERS: Answers to exercises are tabulated at the back of the book. This helps students develop confidence and ensures that students practice correct techniques, rather than practice making mistakes.

PHOTOCOPIES: The copyright notice permits parents/teachers who purchase one copy or borrow one copy from a library to make photocopies for their own children/students only. This is very convenient if you have multiple children/students or if a child/student needs additional practice.

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100 Math Brainteasers

100 Math Brainteasers (Grade 7-10) is a subtle selection of one hundred arithmetic, algebra, and geometry assignments, which efficiently train the mind in math skills. It will be helpful for students attending High School and also in preparation for Mathematical competitions or Olympiads at a younger age. The assignments can equally be used in the classroom or in extracurricular activities. The fun and games are delightful, original, and solving them is even more enjoyable thanks to the funny illustrations.

Most of the math problems do not require any exceptional mathematical proficiency, but above all, they challenge one’s creativity and ability to think logically. Only a few solicit the knowledge of algebraic expressions and rules of geometry.

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Perfectly Perilous Math

Math rocks! At least it does in the gifted hands of Sean Connolly, who blends middle school math with fantasy to create an exciting adventure in problem-solving. These word problems are perilous, do-or-die scenarios of blood-sucking vampires (How many months would it take a single vampire to completely take over a town of 500,000 people?), or a rowboat of 5 shipwrecked sailors with a single barrel of freshwater (How much can they drink, and for how long, before they go mad from thirst???). Each problem requires readers to dig deep into the tools they’re learning in school to figure out how to survive.

Kids will love solving these problems. Sean Connolly knows how to make tough subjects exciting and he brings that same intuitive understanding of what inspires and challenges kids’ curiosity to the 24 problems in The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math. These problems are as fun to read as they are challenging to solve. They test readers on fractions, algebra, geometry, probability, expressions and equations, and more.

Use geometry to fill in for the ship’s navigator and make it safely to the New World. Escape an evil Duke’s executioner by picking the right door—probability will save your neck.

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Maths does not have to be boring or overwhelming!!

Help your child fall in love with maths with the above choice of books. The list is by no means exhaustive, and you will still be able to find thousands more available online and in good bookshops. Make math fun and practical and you won’t even realise you are learning it!!

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