Math-tastic! Great Supplementary Math Workbooks for Kids
by Dena McMurdie
As a mom of three kids, I’ve learned that supporting their education at home goes a long way in helping them succeed. Especially during times of illness, family emergencies, or travel, having workbooks on hand helps make up for the instruction they missed in class. Workbooks are excellent resources to prevent summer slide or challenge your ambitious mathematician.
Here are some fantastic math workbooks for kids that will boost their confidence and help them remember the skills they learned in school.
Learn Early Math
Give your preschooler or kindergartener a head-start with this full-color workbook. Young children will learn to recognize and write numbers up to 10. They’ll also learn simple addition and subtraction through games, pictures, and tracing.
(Ages 3 - 5)
Complete Kindergarten Math Workbook
Make math fun for your kindergartener with this official Brightly workbook! Matching games, seek-and-find puzzles, and board games are just a few fun activities kids will find in this book. With full-color pages and 175 activities to complete, your child will master their kindergarten math skills in no time.
(Ages 4 - 6)
Write-On Wipe-Off Let’s Practice Math
Kids can practice counting and writing numbers, simple equations, shapes, and sorting with this reusable workbook. The wipe-clean pages make it easy for children to complete the puzzles and games as often as they wish.
(Ages 5 - 7)
Highlights Learn-and-Play Math Stamper Games
Kindergarten math has never been this fun! Full-color illustrations, adorable animal characters, reusable flashcards, and plenty of math games make this a must-have for every kindergartener. Children will love using the included stamp markers to complete the activities.
(Ages 5 - 7)
David A. Adler’s First Grade Math Workbook
You might recognize David A. Adler’s name from the Young Cam Jansen series, but he has created over 200 books covering many topics. Adler brings his experience and enthusiasm to this workbook as a former math teacher. Kids will enjoy learning addition, subtraction, telling time, and counting money, among other topics.
(Ages 4 - 7)
10 Minutes a Day Math, 2nd Grade
If you’re short on time, the 10 Minutes a Day series is an excellent way to squeeze in some extra math practice. The curriculum-aligned activities are just the right length and difficulty to give your child the boost they need. These workbooks are available for grades K-5.
(Ages 6 - 8)
Master Math at Home
This series features a collection of workbooks for each grade level, from kindergarten through fifth grade. Each grade level contains books that cover topics like counting and grouping for early learners and fractions and algebra for big kids. If you have a child in elementary school, you’ll find plenty of math help here. Browse the entire series here.
(Ages 5 - 11)
As kids get into upper elementary, they’ll find resources like this math book helpful. While it’s not a workbook, it teaches age-appropriate math concepts in an accessible way for kids. They’ll love the colorful artwork, silly animal characters, and explanations that create those wonderful “ah-ha!” moments.
(Ages 7 - 11)
How to Be Good at Math Workbook Grades 4-6
This workbook is perfect to use with your homeschooler or as extra math practice. It explains the concepts in straightforward language and provides plenty of worksheets for kids to practice their skills. As a parent or teacher, you’ll find the answer key in the back and easy-to-understand instruction helpful.
(Ages 8 - 12)
5th Grade Basic Math Success Workbook
Help your 5th grader succeed at math with this workbook from Sylvan Learning. The colorful pages, puzzles, and games reinforce what kids have learned in school. Topics include multiplication, fractions, decimals, measurement, and more.
(Ages 8 - 12)
How to Survive Middle School: Math
As my kids have gone through middle school, we found resources like this book invaluable. It explains math concepts in clear, concise language that they can understand. Kids (and parents) will find information about every math concept taught in middle school, including ratios, the Pythagorean Theorem, statistics, graphing, and much more. It’s an excellent tool to help with homework or test preparation!
(Ages 10 - 14)