It’s no secret that learning doesn’t stop in the classroom. Children need to consolidate their knowledge away from school, that’s why we have homework. That said, we all know how hard it can be to give your children the homework help they deserve. While there are many paid homework tools available, it’s often good to start off with some free maths homework sites which, while they won’t offer the same level of personalisation as a paid solution like Maths-Whizz, will test whether your child will engage with online learning. With this in mind, we’ve scoured the internet to find the five best free maths homework sites.
1. BBC Bitesize
Trust the ‘Beeb’ to always have your back. The national broadcaster’s Bitesize site is definitely one of the best websites to visit if you’re looking for free maths homework help online. With its colourful and engaging online ‘class clips’ that explain almost every mathematical concept in the curriculum, your child will really enjoy working on Bitesize. Additionally, the resources are sorted by Key Stage and cater for the English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish curriculums.
2. Math is Fun
Don’t let the American spelling fool you. Math is Fun is a simple site with simple exercises, but it’s very useful for parents looking for free homework help online for their child. While this site’s lessons don’t utilise online videos like Bitesize does (they are mainly comprehensive text-based explanations), there are some very useful activities for testing whether children have picked up the material. Additionally, Math is Fun has both printable worksheets and fun mathematical games available.
3. Primary Resources
Looking for some extra tasks to consolidate your child’s knowledge? Have you checked out Primary Resources? Despite its basic appearance, Primary Resources is great for free homework exercises.It has worksheets covering every topic in the UK’s primary school curriculum, all of which can be downloaded straight to your computer for free. The resources are sorted by topic and every exercise is also allocated a little colour coded tag which tells you which Key Stage level the exercise is appropriate for.
4. Primary Maths Arena
This site is best when your kids have done their homework but you want them to do a little bit extra while also having a little bit of fun. Primary Maths Arena is one of best free sites for online maths games. All the games are bright, colourful and fast-paced, plus children have the opportunity to play against other students. Our two favourite games are Multiplication Grand Prix and Jet Ski Addition. Honestly, this is one of the best ways to help your kids sharpen up their skills at home, as they won’t even realise they’re doing something educational. Who says maths has to be boring?
Founded by a group of teachers affiliated with the University of Cambridge, NRICH is a site that aims to provide enriching (get it?) activities and free online homework help for children of all ages and levels. It’s a great online resource to help children who wish to become more skilled at maths or need help with higher level maths homework. Each maths question posed is accompanied by a step-by-step explanation, so if a child gets stuck, they can review the problem and get a breakdown on how to get the answers. NRICH also encourages children to actively engage in problem-solving and is great for children that need help further understanding mathematical concepts. We’re big fans of NRICH at Whizz HQ because like us they’re big believers in providing maths problems that are accessible to children of all abilities while simultaneously challenging high achievers.
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And there you have it, our five favourite free maths homework sites. Let your child try them out and see how they like it. If they do, you might want to consider investing in a homework tool that will cater exclusively for them. Maths-Whizz targets your child’s specific weak points in mathematics and with just 45 minutes of work a week it can accelerate your child’s learning by up to 6 months.* To find out more, check out our parents page.
*Research by Whizz Education — conducted with over 12,000 students and verified by independent experts — demonstrates that children who learn with the Maths-Whizz Tutor for 45-60 minutes a week increase their Maths Age by an average of 18 months in their first year.