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Website review by
Jean Armour Polly, Common Sense Media
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Textbook math problems solved online!

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 2+
Based on 2 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this website.

Positive Messages

None to speak of. Occasional contest or Texas Instruments plug.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this site serves up homework help from 150 different textbooks to over 1 million students. Unlimited access to the site costs under $50 for a year. There is also a two-month subscription option.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byshawnag January 6, 2015
Adult Written byjackjack5 April 21, 2014

Good as far as it goes but not far enough

If Hot Math covers the textbook that is assigned to your student, it is a useful aid. Often textbooks or workbooks offer few examples, if any, to assist a stude... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old April 9, 2008

I loved myself that I found this website!!!!!!

I really dont like math and I think I love myself even more because I found a website that can actual ask someone can you help me, but now I can now ask a websi... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byalondra.v.h.s. February 17, 2009

this web is graet

i \love this web because it helps me in my homework alot and i dont get fs anymore

What's it about?

It's late on a Sunday night, your kid has math or science homework due the next day, the library is closed, and the problem in the textbook makes no sense to you -- to say nothing of making sense to your kid. HOTMATH.COM is the answer to your prayers. It's a subscription service with two levels of membership. Unlimited access for a year is under $50. The site also offers a two-month subscription. Hotmath provides much more than \"just the answer\" found in the back of a textbook. You'll find complete hints and solutions to the odd-numbered problems from more than 150 textbooks -- mostly math -- from middle school to college level. Even if you don't want to subscribe, there's still a lot offered for free on Hotmath.

Is it any good?

The review sections are easy to use and free to everyone (as are the Flash movies about how to perform various functions on Texas Instruments graphing calculators). It all adds up to student success.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the explanations behind the answers. Also, how stumped were you before you looked for help? Could you do a similar problem on a test, or should you go back and review the steps that led to the answer again?

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