recommend youtube math channels for 9 year olds
May 11, 2019 4:49 AM   Subscribe

My kid (9 1/2) loves watching youtube videos about math problems, but the ones that arrive by algorithmic suggestion have subpar content with a robo voice that never goes over the answers. He is more confused than engaged, but loves math enough to keep clicking on the suggestions. Do parents with more youtube experience have any suggestions? We're not looking for super advanced or complicated problems. Challenging or tricky arithmetic stuff that exploits the order of operations (or whatever it's called) is what he seems to like.
posted by Morpeth to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I highly recommend Math Antics. The videos are very engaging, with clear explanations, and in my experience kids really enjoy them and feel empowered to use the strategies he models. The videos are free, but I believe you can also buy access to worksheets and problem sets.
posted by the thought-fox at 6:44 AM on May 11 [2 favorites]

Check out Vi Hart. Not math problems but fun and accessible dives into random math topics.
posted by musicinmybrain at 7:06 AM on May 11 [1 favorite]

There's 3Blue1Brown and Numberphile which both have some interesting content. They're not particularly aimed at kids though so you may have to curate which videos would be appropriate for him.
posted by axiom at 2:07 PM on May 11 [1 favorite]

Pradeep Kumar has some arithmetic shortcut videos that I would have eaten up at that age.
posted by wittgenstein at 2:14 PM on May 11

I was coming in to also recommend Vi Hart, super quality and engaging.
posted by augustimagination at 3:38 PM on May 11

Came here to recommend Numberphile. Not exactly what you’re asking for but still something I feel a math-enthusiast at any age would like!!
posted by cgg at 4:55 PM on May 11

Not Youtube, but Khan Academy has really nice video quality and he could easily find the topics he prefers.
posted by klugarsh at 12:41 PM on May 12

Matt Parker is smart and entertaining, and appears over on Numberphile fairly regularly as well.

Mathologer is probably something he might enjoy as well.

The Crash Course Statistics course is by design a broad overview rather than a focus on specific problems, but is presented entertainingly enough that it might work.
posted by Inkslinger at 9:06 PM on May 12

Thanks everyone! Great options. Next challenge: convincing kid to take suggestions from me...
posted by Morpeth at 6:14 AM on May 13

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