Math Resources for Extra Practice

This week our Parenting Tip for Raising Great Students is all about where to find outstanding resources to do extra math practice. Since we do run two math websites, we start with those. I hope you enjoy:

NY Math Tutor is an excellent resource for students in 3rd to 8th grade.

  • Each grade has a curated list of at least 20 different practice tests for you to choose from.
  • The site contains a word problem blog with video explanations. They start out fairly easy, but by the time you reach level 10 you are in for a challenge.
  • Every grade also contains video tutorials to help with the hardest concepts.
  • Math Ebooks are available as well for even more practice.

NYC Math Academy is our online math academy currently catering to 3rd grade. 

  • Each course contains 4 topics with video explanations.
  • There are several opportunities to practice your new math skills during the videos and in the form of practice pdf worksheets.
  • Each topic also has a quiz to check for understanding.
  • You can purchase all 5 courses at a discounted rate by selecting the BUNDLE.

Extra Practice Resources: Reading

Parenting Tips for Raising Great Students:


ReadWorks Link

New York State Education Link 


This is part 2 of our series on practice resources. In this video you will learn about my two favorite sites for reading comprehension. This should help with your child's ELA skills. is an amazing resource. Not only do they have thousands of stories and articles with questions and answer keys, but they also have an administration option that allows you to set up your own classes where you can assign homework to your students/children and grade their responses automatically. In addition to the standard stories and articles, readworks also offers paired texts. These paired texts offer two articles on a similar topic. You can use these resources to practice compare and contrast skills as well as common themes between stories. 

The NYS education site has a boatload of resources from 3rd grade to high school. A sample of Common Core tests from 2014 to the present year are present here for 3rd to 8th grade. They also have a selection of readings from before the common core days. Theses tests also offer great practice. The high school section offers over 25 regent tests that have multiple choice, short response, and essay questions. These tests are very difficult and provide great practice for students.