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

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 4 reviews

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

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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 byholalo321 July 25, 2020

like their homework

I like their homework questions. The only thing I think they are missing is a structured program. My son uses beestar and kahn academy to learn before accessin... Continue reading
Adult Written byPatricia B. December 7, 2017

This might be useful

For sure it's always nice to do your homework by your own for the better understanding of material but sometimes you struggle and you need a little push! T... Continue reading
Kid, 9 years old May 12, 2020
Teen, 15 years old Written byWalket2221233 October 30, 2019

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?

Website details

  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: August 25, 2016

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