Extra math homework? No kid wants that—but it might be necessary to get addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and other pesky skills to stick. If your child is struggling with all things numbers, they don’t get to decree that they’re just “bad at math” yet. Math, especially in the early years of your kid’s schooling, is all about repetition. The more they can practice writing numbers, addition, time and money play, the easier it will be for them later on—especially if they’re currently learning from home.
To help out both parents and kids alike, we rounded up the best math workbooks for you. We found three different workbooks for three different ranges, so you can find something that helps your kindergartener and your middle schooler. The books include plenty of parent-approved exercises, which are perfect for weekends and school breaks.
Although, it’s still going to take some begging, pleading and cajoling to convince your child to do extra homework that the teacher won’t be grading—but they’ll thank you someday (probably) for making math easier for them. These books cover everything from geometry to fractions.
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1. Kindergarten Math Workbook
Teach your kids not only how to write numbers, addition and subtraction, but also money basics and how to tell time. The workbook uses cute kid-favorite icons, like unicorns, to get your children invested in solving math problems. This book, which is printed on high-quality paper, so it’s thick enough to write on without pencil or ink bleeding through.
2. Multiplication and Division Math Workbook
Multiplication and division, which are pretty hard concepts to grasp, are best learned through repetition. That’s why having some supplemental math exercises for your kids can help ease them into these new skills. Within this 72-page book, there are dozens of exercises for your children to do.
3. Math Practice Workbook Grades 6-8
Even a parent can get an instant headache from looking over a middle schooler’s math homework. Geometry, algebraic expressions, percents and fractions—you probably just flashed back to age 13. These exercises will help supplement your child’s education as they have to master more and more difficult concepts.