Sites we love: Free math worksheets and printable math drills
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Regular drill and practice helps improve speed and accuracy in math computation. For drills, you may purchase workbooks, math window cards, and flash cards, or make your own. Or you could download math drills and math worksheets from the Internet for free and print them. Initially I wrote my own worksheets by hand to help my son memorize the multiplication table. When I discovered that using the Draft option could make my printer’s ink cartridge go further, I started downloading free math worksheets from the Net and using them. Here are some of my favorite sites for free math worksheets and drills:
Homeschool Math has tons of free math worksheets covering kindergarten to seventh-grade math. You can download ready-made math worksheets or randomly generate your own free math printables. The site is owned and maintained by Maria Miller, author of the Math Mammoth curriculum which thousands of parents, teachers and homeschooling families swear by. Aside from the free worksheets, Homeschool Math shares valuable teaching strategies and lessons covering a variety of elementary math topics. I visit this site frequently as it is very well-organized and has a clean interface. Also, I love Math Mammoth, and Maria is an amazing teacher. Check out Maria Miller’s video lessons on youtube.
The Daddy of all worksheet sites (sorry, I couldn’t resist that), Dads Worksheets has nearly 8,000 free math worksheets covering the basic operations, fractions, number patterns, telling time, unit conversion, statistics, geometry, integers, pre-algebra, word problems, and more. Also available for download are free math grid paper and handwriting paper.
The free math worksheets on Math Aids are dynamically and randomly created by the site’s math worksheet generators. That means you can customize your own worksheets according to your specifications, such as the range of numbers included, operations with or without regrouping, use only positive or negative numbers or combinations of both, operations with similar or dissimilar fractions, number of items per page, and other criteria. In addition the site contains more than 980 ready-made worksheets covering over 80 different math topics that include the basic mathematical operations, fractions, integers, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and word problems. Ads keep the worksheets free and you’ll see quite a few of them, but thankfully there are no annoying pop-ups.
Math Drills has a vast library of free math drills that target skills in basic arithmetic, fractions, integers, order of operations, algebra, geometry, and statistics and probability, and many more. You can choose how many items you want to appear per page. Worksheets may be printed with or without answer keys. There is an interactive sudoku and dots math game. It even lets you print your own graph paper! Math Drills is ad-supported but its interface is clean and easy-to-navigate, and the ads are unobtrusive.