Homework & Parenting Resources


The following are online tools and resources for students and parents:

MATH

  • Prodigy Game (an interactive online math program that builds basic math skills and student confidence

  • KhanAcademy (free online math resource and tools for all ages)

  • Homework Help (free online math help resource for students in Grades 7-10 - provides live one-on-one tutoring from Ontario teachers; funded by the Ontario government and administered by TVO's Independent Learning Centre)

  • Nelson Math (online website support for parents for Nelson Mathematics from JK to grade 8)

  • AAA Math (math website that features a comprehensive set of interactive arithmetic lessons for JK to grade 8 students. Unlimited practice is available on each topic which allows a thorough mastery of the concept)

  • Coolmath (cool math games and puzzles, clear math lessons, fractals, geometry, tessellations and more for JK to grade 8 students)

  • Math Goodies (a free math help portal for grade 1 to 8 students that features interactive lessons, worksheets and homework help (as endorsed by the TCDSB)

  • Math Playground (Action packed math site featuring math games, math word problems, math worksheet, logic puzzles and math videos for JK to grade 8 students)

  • Math Stories (math website for elementary school students (grade 1 through 6) to boost their math problem solving and critical-thinking skills)

  • Number Nut (math website that offers an introduction to mathematics and its variety of topics for students of all ages)

  • Purple Math (math website for grade 4 to 8 students that contains practical algebra lessons demonstrating useful techniques and pointing out common errors. Lessons are written with the struggling student in mind)

  • S.O.S. Math (contains tutorials for grade 4 to 8 students that covers algebra, geometry, calculus, differential equations, matrices and complex variables. Reviews the most important results, techniques and formulas)

  • Web Math (a math-help website for grade 4 to 8 students that generates answers to specific math questions and problems as entered by student at any particular moment)

  • Got Kids Games (online math games by grade levels)

LANGUAGE

  • RazKids (an online guided reading program with interactive ebooks, downloadable books, and reading quizzes)

  • Progressive Phonics (an all-one-reading program that is easy, fun and totally free to teach SK to 3 students to read and write in just a few minutes a day with worksheets and activity sheets for each book)

  • (a website with a variety of resources for out-of-school use for students of all ages. Visit the Parent and Afterschool Resources section to learn more)

  • Reading A-Z (offers thousands of printable teacher materials to levelled reading, phonemic awareness, reading comprehension, reading fluency, alphabet and vocabulary - includes professionally developed downloadable levelled books, lesson plans, worksheets and reading assessments for SK to grade 5 students)

  • Shmoop (study guides of classic books)

  • Starfall’s Learn to Read (a website that uses a systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, to teach preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL) students to read. Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children)

  • Toronto Public Library KidSpace (provides online help for homework assignments and studying (information is arranged by the Ontario curriculum courses and strands and includes extensive list of resources) and has links for tell-a-story, ready-a-story, hear-a-story, tumblebooks, ask a question, do a word puzzle or find a great book)

  • Vocabulary Spelling City! (teaches spelling and vocabulary for students of all ages; students can study and learn their word list using vocabulary and spelling learning through games and printable worksheets)

FRENCH

KEYBOARDING RESOURCES

FINANCIAL LITERACY

  • Three Jars

  • MoonJar Canada

  • TD Wow zone

  • Practical Money Skills

  • Money Savvy Kids, Gordon Pape and Deborah Kerbel

  • A Parent’s Guide to Raising Money Smart Kids, Robin Taub

  • Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Financially Responsible Children, Neale S. Godfrey

  • Allowances Dollars and Sense: A Proven System for Teaching Your Children About Money, Paul W. Lermitte

INFORMATION

CHILD SAFETY

STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING RESOURCES

  • TCDSB Psychology links (links and resources for crisis, coping, & learning disabilities)

  • KidsHealth.org (provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens)

  • GoodTherapy.org (resource for professionals and individuals looking for mental health referrals and information. This website is dedicated to providing education and truly creates a mental health community)

  • Parents for Children’s Mental Health (navigating the Ontario mental health system)

  • Suggested Readings and Websites from TCDSB: