I also recommend Teaching Textbooks to parents who have their child in school and need extra help in math at home (in place of a tutor- much easier on the family instead of driving and waiting for tutoring sessions and less costly). The parent can choose which skills to practice more and those skills that need to be retaught. The teacher should be able to help guide the parents in choosing those skills. Kids really enjoy completing their assignments on the computer in place of traditional textbooks, too.
No matter which math curriculum my kids are using, I always have them practice math drills. Drills are a VERY important part of teaching math. They only take a couple of minutes per day but the results are worth it! Children will complete their math assignments faster and with less frustration. And don't stop these drills after the math unit is completed in multiplication and division. Your child will still need to master these facts in the upper elementary grades for fractions, problem-solving, and so on.
I have my kids complete math drills beginning in first grade with simple addition facts and they progress through a variety of drills through sixth grade. My oldest son (who has now graduated high school) completed the traditional Mad Minutes as seen HERE, which is also what I used when I was a classroom teacher. But to be more efficient and resourceful, I have my kids practice their drills daily using the sites below.
I polled my kids and here are their favorite multiplication drill sites. Just click on each image to be taken to the site.
What kid wouldn't love this? Enough said :)
These arcade-style games below have kids feel more like they are playing games in place of completing traditional worksheets.
I like this site because if my children need extra practice with a particular number, I can create virtual drill sheets for them to complete on-line. It is even graded instantly, which makes it super easy on mom.
Enjoy making math fun for your child,