Tuesday, January 15, 2013

20+ Free Math Worksheet Sites for Teachers

In a recent blog post, I put out a call for recommendations of sites to include in my resource for math worksheets that I hoped to create.  I had several people respond to me, either by commenting here on my blog, through my new Facebook site, or through Twitter.  Thank you to everyone who contributed!  I don't know if this will ever be known as "THE math worksheets site," (though that would be nice!) but if anyone gains any benefit from it whatsoever in the months and years ahead, I will consider this a successful project.  I will certainly be monitoring its popularity and traffic to see how it goes!

What follows is a compilation of sites that I feel are a good resource that can be used by teachers, parents, students and homeschooler alike to help teach and practice math concepts.  None of them are my sites, though some have been kind enough to link back to me!  If anyone objects to any sites that I've included, please don't hesitate to contact me and I will remove it from my database.  READ MORE...

Some of the links contain printable math worksheets that have already been created, and can now simply be downloaded, printed, photocopied, and used in math workbooks or for practice.  Others are more of a "make your own worksheet" style of website, where you can specify the types of questions, difficulty, number of problems, etc.  There are also a few sites included that I felt contained useful math activities that sometimes go beyond simply practice worksheets.

I have arranged this list with those sites suggested by followers first, and tried to provide credit to them wherever possible.  Thank you again for your help, and my apologies if I forgot anyone!  After those sites, the remainder of my collection are presented in no particular order.  I've tried to include a brief description of each site, though suffice it to say that if I've included it in this list, I feel that there is merit to the site and recommend that you at least consider them for your math worksheet requirements.

1.  www.softschools.com (Thanks to Brandon, Twitter @workentin)
This site has several types of free printable math worksheets that range from addition and subtraction to algebra and scientific notation.  You can customize the difficulty of the questions that will be included on the printout, as well as how many questions as you'd like.  Quite a wide variety of fun math worksheets for middle school, so check it out!

2.  www.Math-Aids.com (Thanks again to Brandon, Twitter @workentin)
This is another website that contains dynamically created math worksheets.  There are many subjects covered, listed down the left side.  Clicking on your topic of choice will take you to a page with sample worksheets, which when you click them, allows you to generate your own.  I'm very impressed by this collection.

3.  Pine Valley Elementary School (Thanks to Matt, Twitter @Mcoaty)
The math essentials section of this website has a large collection of worksheets that are targeted for 4th grade students.  The sheets are organized by week rather than by subject, but if this is the age group you are looking for, you are bound to find something useful here.  The worksheets appear to be custom-made and are very attractive.

4.  Math Worksheets Go! (Thanks to Vernon, Twitter @engagingmath)
Math Worksheets Go also has a fantastic selection of free printable math worksheets with answer keys. You can search for the topic you'd like from the main page, or simply navigate the available subjects from the side or top of the page.  There are several subjects online, algebra 2, trigonometry, geometry, and algebra being the main topics.  There are also links to online graphing calculators, which is a very nice addition to the site.  Very well done and highly recommended.

5.  NCTM Illuminations (Thanks to Guillermo, who commented on my blog)
I don't think there are typical math worksheets on this page, however I still want to recommend it because of the number of educational activities that it offers.  There are some great tools to help visualize a wide variety of mathematical concepts.  You can sort the activities by grade level to begin narrowing things down.  For younger students, there are fun exercises such as grouping cows into pens to demonstrate counting by 10's.  For more advanced students, there are tools to help demonstrate complex topics such as fractals.  I highly suggest that you take a look at this site to see if there is anything specifically useful to your needs, because there is a lot there and it is very high quality.

6.  Free Math Worksheets
This site boasts of having over 13,000 free math worksheets and solutions available for download.  The topics covered are shown in categories at the top of every page.  When you click on one, you are taken to the content page, where you will find sets of worksheets lettered with capital letters.  There is lots of material here over a wide range of subjects.

7.  Coolmath
Coolmath has a lot of fun content available, though not necessarily your typical worksheets.  However, I may be wrong because there is so much there, I have a feeling that I may have missed them!  The site has all sorts of education activities, such as online math games, that try to inspire students and help them to see that math is fun!  This is a very popular site with an amazing amount of free content that is well worth a look.

8.  SuperKids Math Worksheet Creator
Another website that allows you to customize your math worksheets by category and complexity, SuperKids math worksheets are great for using in math drills.  The topics available tend to favour more basic ones, though there are also options for more advanced concepts such as averages, exponents, and factorials.

9.  Dad's Worksheets
As of the time of writing this article, the top of this site indicates that it contains 7,441 worksheets... and counting!  There are all your typical worksheets for many different topics, all listed down the right side of the page.  However, in addition to these, Dad's offers printable flash cards as well.  Another very well done website offering a lot of valuable, free content.

10.  KidZone Math
Free printable worksheets are offered here for grade levels from preschool to fifth grade math.  You can view material relevant for each level, or search by activity type.  There is a neat word problem generator which doesn't seem to be as common as a lot of these other sheet generators.  Check it out and see if you like it.

11.  Homeschool Math
There is a huge number or worksheet generators available at HomeschoolMath.net.  Browse through the database to find something guaranteed to be useful for you.  Materials are broken down by grade level up to grade 6, but then also sorted by categories.  You can find problem sets to help practice Roman numerals, fractions, money, time, and many other topics.

12.  Math Goodies
This is a very website with several concepts covered, intended to be used in conjunction with the interactive math lessons available on another part of the site.  They indicate that they have 140 printable sheets.  Not as many as some of the others, and not dynamically generated, but still a very good resource to complement regular studies and assignments.

13.  Lizard Point
This is one of the most simple sites that I came across for this review.  When you arrive at Lizard Point, you decide if you want printable worksheets or the online versions, and then you select the topic.  It only offers the basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problem sets, but you can customize the complexity of the questions that it generates.  If they add more material, I could see this being a very helpful site, but as it is now, its usefulness seems extremely limited (though very useful for what it does offer).

14.  edHelper
All sorts of materials available here.  Preschool to grade 6 math, but also middle school math concepts and high school geometry.  Each category has worksheets available for a lot of different subjects, so check them out to see if they have what you're looking for.

15.  Aplusmath.com
Aplusmath is another really good resource that has worksheets ready for printing, as well as online versions that allow you to check your answers right away.  When you click on each subject, it will automatically generate a new problem set, so just hit refresh if you aren't happy with what you get.  For some topics, you can customize the degree of difficulty and number of questions that will appear on the math printout.

16.  Teachnology
Here you will find a large selection (they say over 2,000!) of free teacher worksheets.  There are also options to sign up for gold and platinum memberships if you are willing to pay the fees, which appears to entitle you to a lot more math printables.  However, the free stuff still offers you a lot, from topics ranging from basic arithmetic to logarithms and probabilities.  For each topic that you click on, you are taken to a page that has several worksheets available, sorted by subtopic.  This is very well done, and can easily be used to cover progressively harder concepts as the students advance their skills.

17.  Online Math Learning
Here you will find a directory of free online math worksheets, videos and math lessons, and math quizzes.  You can browse the online lessons by grade level (from pre-K to grade 12), or by topics such as basic algebra or arithmetic all the way to more complex concepts such as trigonometry, statistics, calculus, matrices, and vectors.  On the worksheet page I've linked to, they have quite a wide selection of sets available, and they say that they have reviewed everything on the site.

18.  Worksheet Works
This site has a lot of worksheets available for topics such as math, English, geography, etc.  When you select you topic of interest, you can further refine and customize what you want to appear on your worksheets.  Click around and see if you can come up with something that you like!

I congratulate you and thank you if you read through all of that!  This took me a while to compile and review all of the sites, so I really hope that some people will find value in it.  If this was useful for you, it would really help my site if you would please click the Facebook like button, and/or the Google +1 button below.  As always, I appreciate any feedback you may have in the comments section below, especially if you find any errors in what I've put together.  Check out the comments for some more great worksheets sites as well!


  1. Great list. Can't wait to visit these sites. Thanks.

  2. Thanks for the list. I usually troll Google or Bing for last-minute sheets and I wind up at the same sites time and again. However, many of the ones I find eitehr don't have anything useable, or they hide behind memberships.

    I've also used easyworksheet.com as a starting point, but I usually have to edit what it gives me.

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  4. Thanks for the comments! Another suggestion came in on Twitter after I posted this (via @HarmanMath), recommending www.worksheetworks.com. Looks like they have a pretty useful database of worksheets as well.

  5. Here's some more! http://tutor-usa.com and http://kutasoftware.com/freemain.html were shared via Twitter by @mathycathy. And @engagingmath provided another good resource, http://mathworksheetsland.com. Thanks!


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