Math has become synonymous with everything people hate about education. Math homework, as a result, tends to be looked at as a punishment and few can honestly admit to enjoying it. Whether you like it or not, math homework won’t just do itself so here are some free online options to try out if you find yourself in need of help.

- Find a few good math games
There are a good few math lovers who also happen to be programmers and some of them have created math games. These can slowly get you hooked on topics you would never have spent time learning otherwise. By using these games you can practice skills that make homework easier.

- Use chat rooms to find math nerds
Just as there are online communities devoted to fashion or beloved sitcoms, math forums and chat rooms exist. You can use these to find people who love math and want to help others. Beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing.

- Look into free math ebooks
The text book you were assigned is not the only one around. Check out free math ebooks online that may explain your math problems in ways that you finally understand.

- Get into other math related subjects
Math is the foundation of may other disciplines including music and architecture. If your math homework is hard because the subject isn’t palatable to you, try to get into related subjects. These can give you math knowledge in a format you can appreciate and there are tons of educational resources available to help you.

- Do a skill exchange
You may not be a whiz at math but chances are that there’s another subject in which you more than make up for that. Find an online skill exchange where someone who’s good at math wants to learn what you’re good at and then propose a trade. Everyone wins.

- Sign up for a math course
There are all sorts of math courses available online. They span all levels and topics and you can enroll in many of them for free. Find one that covers your problem topic and learn everything you can. The next time you et homework it will be simpler to you.

So, those are just a few of the options available to the reluctant mathematician. Apply them liberally and results will be forthcoming.