If our homeschooling family gets asked anything most often it’s, “** What do you use for math**?” We use this free math curriculum instead of textbooks!

Our three oldest children use the free math program at Khan Academy. They move through the program at their own pace. * *Lessons begin at Kindergarten — we didn’t begin using it until around grade 2 simply because I don’t prefer our littles to be on the computer and would rather have them count beans than click online. Do what works best for your family.

### There are two ways learn math at Khan Academy:

- Work through the World of Math.

World of Math figures out where you are and will begin with basic addition. You must complete a streak of 10 correct answers before moving on to one of the next concept choices. At any time, you may view one of the suggested videos in which Mr. Khan explains the math concept. You’ll work and work until you’ve finally completed high, college-level (and beyond!) math concepts.

Here’s a screenshot of my World of Math progress *(I clearly have far to go!)*:

I can’t give you a direct link to World of Math, since you need to be logged in to see it. Go to this page, click Mission (top left screen) and you should go to the World of Math page that’s customized for you.

- 2. Work through a grade level.

Work through Early Math, Kindergarten, or 1st through 8th grades.

High schoolers will work through topics, from Algebra to Geometry, Statistics to Calculus – if it’s a math subject, you’ll find lessons for it!

### Prefer a more hands-on math approach?

Check out this free math curriculum that’s compatible with Charlotte Mason’s style of teaching.

*note: this is an update on a post from 2011. all comments & links have been moved to this update.*

please allow us to download these videos for later viewing ,thank you.Hello, Sujay~

I hope the producer of the videos sees your note! That’s a great suggestion.

You may want to make that request directly to them to be sure they get it.

Thanks for leaving a comment!

I just had a “duh!-wake up Lisa!” moment. LOL!

I did know wabout this site. This is how I was originally introduced to your other site!

Thanks for the tips on the good websites.

Have a good evening.

Lisa, you just gave me a giggle! That’s pretty funny. ~ Lori

I LOVE that math site there. I am certainly linking to it on my blog now! 🙂 Thanks for the share!

You’re so welcome!

Thanks so much! I have been looking for a free no nonsense math program. Love it…especially the way it tracks your progress and only moves you forward when your ready. I am doing right along with the kiddos tho brush up on my skills.

Is this a full curriculum the way it’s set up? I can’t seem to find anything on the site that says that it is.

Lesa, I’m not sure of the exact definition of “curriculum.” The program

does cover all math concepts needed for at least through college level. If

you create an account, after logging in, you can click on a “Knowledge

Map.” That map shows how the program works, by showing you what you need to

accomplish (eg. addition) before moving onto another concept (eg.

fractions).

My 6th grader has been struggling with various concepts in math. She has declared Dr. Khan the greatest math teacher EVER!! Somehow, his explanations clarify the point, and his humor takes all the fear out of math. In fact, she usually ends a session by going to a video of something wildly difficult (like some topic in calculus) just to watch him work out the problems. I give him an A +++++++…

I love your story, Sally June! LOL. Thanks for sharing! ~ Lori

I LOVE Khan Academy. My son hasn’t actually used it yet but I have! I find I need to brush up on Math skills so that I can explain them to my DS. Khan Academy tutorials are fantastic. I think we’ll both be using them a lot in the next couple of years, to supplement the text books we have.

Khan Academy has been helpful for me, too, as the teacher. Our 3 children, ages 10-15 are going through the programme.

He is a lovely human being for doing this. He wishes for education to be accessible to everyone. We love him.

Thank you very much. This just answered a prayer for me!

You are a blessing!

Janet @ HOME

http://www.homeward4.blogspot.com

http://www.homeschoolercafe.blogspot.com

So happy to hear that, Janet!

I have known about Khan Academy, but did not know about this part of it. Thanks for sharing. In the past my 7 year old son has enjoyed listening to the History videos – I specifically remember the French Revolution. Thanks again.

We haven't tried the history videos. Thanks for coming by!

I love this program! We homeschool and our girls use this as their total math program. Thank you for all of your fabulous freebies!

We use it as our math program, too. Awesome!

hi i am a student who interested in this program but my mother can not afford to send me. any ideas to how i can get sponsored or get a scholarship.

It's 100% free, Bella! Enjoy!

At what age would you start this program. My daugher will be in 1st grade next year and I don’t think this has enough instruction at the younger levels. Like telling time and some of the other simple math lessons. I can’t wait to use this later on.

Right now, we use Khan Academy for our 5th grader on up. You're right, it doesn't seem to have enough for the younger grades. Our 3rd grader doesn't get much out of it. I think I'll start her next year, in 4th. It's totally up to the child, though! Our eldest son would have probably been ready much younger than our 3rd grader is.

Thank you for this great resource! I just signed us up. I think this will be a great addition (no pun intended) to our math curriculum next fall.

How do you “manage” your kids if they’re under 13? They’re too young for a FB or Google account….

Thank you for this. I’ve glanced at this site several times but never paid attention to this. We’ll start using this tomorrow because I’m failing in my math teaching abilities..lol

You're welcome, Stephanie!

We used to be able to log in, but they've "streamlined" Khan Academy so to have us log in with Facebook or Google, as you mentioned. I had a Gmail account already set up for our kids to email their faraway grandparents, so they use that to log in.

I'm a terrible math teacher with textbooks. Really. Someone often ends up in tears. So this has been a great program for us. They can go at their own pace. I can view progress to make sure they're …progressing. And, no tears.

I’ve heard a lot of good things about this site. I will also sign my children up. My youngest hates to do a lot of book work, but he might like this. It is worth a try! I like the tracking so I can see their progress. We are on a budget, so it’s great to see things that allow me to continue to homeschool effectively without the high costs. Thank you!

This is by far THE BEST math curriculum out there! My son has been using it for a long time and it progresses with him. He earns new badges and they seem to know when he needs more practice or needs to review a certain subject. I wish they had more to offer than just math and science, like say language arts!

Our kids especially like being able to go at their own pace. Our teenager is quick at understanding concepts, so he likes being able to move right along, instead of spending a few days doing exercises for one concept, like a textbook may do.

The founder, Sal Khan, hopes to keep producing content until the day he dies, so he says! I hope there will be language arts, too! ~ Lori

The evening news (or 60 mins. , I can’t remember) this week, just had a segment on Khan University 🙂 Looks great and can’t wait to get started. Thank you for your honest review of it 🙂

Oh, I missed that! It's a great non-profit organization. I'm glad to see it doing well.

Hi, Emily! I posted that question on our Facebook community wall. I'll let you know if someone has good advice to share, in case you're not able to access that thread. Thanks for coming by!

I’m curious – since Khan Academy has you sign in using a FB or Google account, do each of you children have a Google account? I’m wondering how you keep them separate? I’d like to use it primarily for my 4th and 7th graders to practice multiplication a bit more for complete mastery. And I can see some high school potentials too!!

Thanks so much for all the work you do – this is a great site!! :o)

Emily, here are some great responses from our Facebook community: http://www.facebook.com/freelyeducate/posts/380002018691729

when entering your answer on a grid, do enter left to right, or right to left

Hi, Vanessa! All of our children have a Gmail account that nobody has the email address to except their faraway family & close friends. I have all of the emails forwarded to me as well (Gmail makes that easy, in settings), so I can see what they are receiving.

When they sign up at a site (for example, at Roblox, or another popular game site), they have to use one of

myemail addresses, not their private one. Khan Academy is an exception. The children have never received spam from Khan.For us, this was a better option than Facebook, which is harder to keep private.

Thanks for dropping by!

~ Lori

http://FreelyEducate.com

Left to right.

i have seen khan academy video for math tutorial classes ,its very good .

Wow! First completing a streak of 10 correct answers before moving on to one of the next concept choices, this maths program is quite interesting! And the best part is that its for free! This is great! Such maths programs can benefit students a lot!

So, how do you go about using this beyond basic addition? I guess what I mean specifically is: how do you implement the TEACHING? My child needs to learn skills before he can answer questions.

Thanks!

This is a magnificent post Free Math Program from Khan Academy . I enjoyed the information lot. I will bookmark this page. be grateful for sharing this knowledge .