Math skills have always been important, and in the years to come they will be increasingly invaluable for job-seeking young Canadians as disruptive technologies and changes in the labour market reward highly skilled workers.
However, when it comes to addressing the many challenges facing students, parents, and educators that accompany math learning (whether it’s a lack of one-on-one time, limited supplementary resources, no access to after-hours help or something else), there are plenty of reasons why many of us could use a helping hand.
To make math a little easier, Canada 2067 has assembled a list of online resources for Preschool through to Grade 12.
Students and parents alike can make use of these digital resources for homework and test prep—along the way, chances are that learning math becomes more fun than frustrating!
Best for games and online learning tools
This site teaches fundamental Kindergarten to Grade 6 math skills, while enabling students to have fun and learn more about the world around them.
Reflex helps students of all ability levels develop fluency with their basic facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
This resource builds children’s number sense, problem solving, and creative and critical thinking skills.
Best for Preschool
Edoki Academy (English and French)
Based on the Montessori philosophy, these apps help kids learn math through manipulating objects and making sense of the world through discovery.
Best for Kindergarten to Grade 6
This site offers an interface for younger students and a highly engaging learning resource to power math learning from Kindergarten through to Grade 6.
Mathific provides interactive mini-games and apps for tablets and personal computers.
Best for specific curriculums
This site has the world’s largest library of math and science simulations for Grades 3-12. Many provincial Ministries of Education license it for teachers.
This in-depth subscription-based website offers instruction aligned with provincial curriculums. Skills are broken down by grade.
Best for after-hours support
This site gives Ontario students between Grades 7-10 access to Ontario teachers. Additional resources are available 24/7, as are lessons and quizzes.