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Textbook Access Information    

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Mathematics textbooks and related learning resources can be accessed digitally from home ... or anywhere! Here's how:

  • Enter the URL (site address) or click on the link
  • Log in using your child's user name and password given by your child's teacher.
  • You should see your home page.  Follow the directions there to navigate within the textbook, view assignments, and view progress reports.



If you ever run into technical difficulties, there is a HRW online help connection to serve you. You can reach them at Web Support.



You can use the QR codes, found in the hard copy edition of the text, using your smart phone to access video tutorials, homework help, and resources online.


QR Codes


Student resources, videos, and activities can also be directly accessed from the digital textbook.





The Standards  


Below are links to the standards for each course in middle grades mathematics.  This information may be helpful to you in order to see what will be covered in each grade level.


Grade 6 Grade 7
Grade 8





Parent Guides to the Standards


 From PTA 

Grade 6

Grade 7

 Grade 8 

Parent Grade6 Eng     Parent Grade6 Sp

Parent Grade7 Eng     Parent Grade7 Sp

Parent Grade8 Eng     Parent Grade8 Sp

English               Spanish

English               Spanish

English               Spanish





From Council of the Great City Schools 


Grade 6


Grade 8

Parent Gr6RM     Parent Gr6RM-Sp

Parent Gr7RM     Parent Gr7RM-Sp

Parent Gr8RM     Parent Gr8RM-Sp

English               Spanish

English               Spanish

English               Spanish







Information to Help You Support Your Student


How math is taught and the content that is taught at each grade level has changed.  The articles and websites below provide great information on how you as a parent can support your student in being successful in mathematics.


Middle School Math: What Parents

Should Know and Can Do

 from Stanford University

Supporting Your Child in

Middle School Mathematics


from PBS Parents

Family Resources


from NCTM

(National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

MS Parent Stanford

Parent MS PBS

Parent MS NCTM







Useful Websites 



There are countless websites that can provide assistance to both students and their parents. The list below is just a starting point of exploration. Some of the sites listed below will provide additional practice of identified skills through the completion of problems. Others will reinforce skills through the use of games.

  • AAA Math - Interactive math lessons
  • Algebra Lab - Great set of review questions that students can choose based on topic
  • Ask Dr. Math  homework help and formulas
  • CMP2 - This website has interactive activities. It is from the makers of CMP2 but is free to anyone to use. 
  • Cool Math Games - Math games
  • Figure This - Challenge problems
  • GeoGebra - A resource where students can create their own drawings like geometer sketchpad but there are also archived pages where other teachers have made their own drawings. For example you can find a drawing proof for the Exterior Angle Theorem.  
  • IXL - practice problems- there are a limited number you can do without needing to pay for a subscription.
  • Kahn Academy - Videos on many math topics created by teachers
  • Kuta Software - Practice worksheets
  • Learning Planet - Games and homework help
  • LearnZillion - Videos created by teachers for each standard, with explanation and practice
  • - Glossary, calculators, formulas and tables, homework help, practice and games. 
  • Math Is Fun - Illustrated math dictionary 
  • Math Play - Free online math games
  • National Library of Virtual Manipulatives interactive activities and manipulatives for math topics
  • NCTM Illuminations - Activities 
  • Thinking Blocks - Practice problems for addition, multiplication, fractions and ratios. 
  • TI Calculators - Texas Instruments website that has activities and download applications for TI calculators
  • Web Math - Resources to look through organized by topic. 








Useful Tools for Students


Graph Paper


Scientific Calculator