16 engaging homework help resources

Websites, apps offer quick and easy homework help

homework-helpWith school back in session, curriculum directors, teachers, and students are eager to begin the new school year armed with tools for learning in the classroom and mastering concepts at home. Homework help resources can aid students and parents as they work through math assignments, craft essays, and more.

Below are a number of homework help resources. We’ve included apps and websites in order to offer a wide variety of help for students who may have access to different devices at home.

Do you have a favorite homework help tool? Let us know in the comments below.


BuzzMath Middle School (Free)
Using this app, middle school students can personalize their math learning in an engaging, challening manner. The app features more than 270 Common Core-aligned practice activities, instant feedback to help students master skills, detailed reporting tools, and more.

FlashCards++ ($3.99)
Parents and/or students can create their own flashcards with this app, which is appropriate for kindergarten through twelfth grade. Cards can be backed up with Dropbox in case of data loss.

Grammar Guide ($.99)
Grammar Guide will help students access a quick reference guide filled with general grammar rules, hints, and references.

iFormulas (Free)
iFormulas is a quick and easy way to access often-used mathematical formulas. This app will help students list and categorize hundreds of math formulas. Students also can designate their favorite formulas for quick access.

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iHomework ($1.99)
From time to time, students need help with homework management. iHomework can help. A calendar function lets students schedule class times and homework assignments, and also lets students set reminders.

Mathemagics – Easy Algebra Fast ($1.99)
This algebra-focused app can help students learn to think differently about algebraic equations. It offers an animated step-by-step look in each lesson.

Shake-a-Phrase ($1.99)
Students can use this language app to help them practice parts of speech, build vocabulary, and more. It features more than 2,000 words in five different themes.

Shakespeare In Bits: Macbeth iPad Edition ($14.99)
While on the pricier side, this $14.99 iPad app offers outstanding help for students studying Macbeth. The app includes the full text, plot summaries, and character analysis. It also offers in-text translation for some of the more difficult Shakespearean terms. A fully animated version accompanies the entire play, and the app highlights the play’s text as actors speak.

Word Wonderland (Free)
Students can lead a frog through an adventure as they receive game-based help developing word sorting. The app, from McGraw-Hill School Education Group, is geared toward students in kindergarten through second grade. Upgrades are available for a fee.


Math Forum at Drexel University
This site offers help for math students in elementary school through high school, and also offers college-level resources. Archives are organized by grade level and math topic, and the site also offers a frequently asked questions section.

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This $9.95-a-month homework help service, which offers a free trial, includes educational videos, tutorials, biographies, and reference materials. Kids also have access to multimedia, such as games.

Fact Monster
A number of academic topics are covered on this help site, including a homework center, an almanac, a collection of cool facts, and games and quizzes. The site also features polls, daily history facts, birthday, and analogies, and more.

BJ Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper
This homework help site connects students with online resources for many school subjects, including foreign languages, current events, science, math, and computer science and programming.

24/7 Tutor
This app offers free language learning help for Spanish, French, Russian, German, and Italian. It provides a set of the most common and useful words and phrases, organized by topic and category. An audio recording by a native speaker is available for each element.

Looking for help on a variety of subjects? This free site organizes homework help by subject, and then breaks those subjects into narrower fields. Students in middle school and up can create free accounts to access help and resources.

Seeking help on literature, civics, economics, digital literacy, math, poetry, or more? Shmoop gives teenage students help and explanations, as well as a dose of humor. Access to some materials is fee-based, but much of the site is free. It also offers a section for teachers.

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