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Internet Resources for Mathematics

Like reading and writing, math is a skill we use daily. Many online resources can help people learn math as well as provide practical examples of math in our world. Explore the following resources:


Professional Organizations, Standards, and Materials

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
http://www.nctm.org/
Professional organization for educators provides the vision and leadership necessary to ensure a mathematics education of the highest quality for all students.

Figure This from NCTM
http://www.figurethis.org/
Challenges, activities, and materials for teaching and families

NCTM Illuminations part of Marcopolo project
http://illuminations.nctm.org/
Tons of standards-based lesson for Pre-K2, 3-5, 6-7, and 9-12. Also, web resources, tools, and information.

 



Starting Points

42explore Projects
http://42explore.com
Background information and links to quality websites, activities, webquests, and teaching materials

Math from HomeWorkSpot
Organized, annotated links

Math from the Multnomah County Library
http://www.multcolib.org/homework/mathhc.html
Information by category
Links to resources for children and young adults

Mathematics from Discovery School's Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/math.html
Quality links and descriptions

Mathematics from the High School Hub
http://highschoolhub.org/hub/math.cfm
Links to quality resources, reference materials, and learning activities including algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus

Math Fun from the KidsHub
http://kidshub.org/kids/math.cfm
Links to quality resources, reference materials, and learning activities including elementary and middle school

WebMath from Discovery School
http://school.discovery.com/homeworkhelp/webmath/

Math activities and practice for kids and young adults includes basics and algebra, geometry, trig, and calculus

 


Resources for Teachers

Fun Mathematics Lessons by Cynthia Lanius
http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Lessons/
Tons of great math resources for elementary and middle school

Mathematics from Discovery School Lesson Plans Library
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/math.html
Lesson for K-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

Mathematics from Family Education Network's Teacher Vision
http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-5779.html
Lessons, assessments, printables, and themes organized by Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

Math Central
http://mathcentral.uregina.ca/index.html
For mathematics teachers and students from kindergarten to grade twelve.

Math Forum from Drexel University
http://mathforum.org/
A leading center for mathematics and mathematics education on the Internet. The Math Forum's mission is to provide resources, materials, activities, person-to-person interactions, and educational products and services that enrich and support teaching and learning in an increasingly technological world.

Math Goodies
http://www.mathgoodies.com/
Lots of lesson ideas about resources for teaching math

Math Hunt from Scholastic
http://teacher.scholastic.com/mathhunt/index.asp
Resources for children and teachers that integrate math into science and social studies

Math Maven's Mysteries from Scholastic
http://teacher.scholastic.com/maven/
Resources for children and teachers

Max's Math Adventures from Scholastic
http://teacher.scholastic.com/max/
Resources for children and teachers

Mega Mathematics
http://www.c3.lanl.gov/mega-math/welcome.html
Tons of great resources across grade levels

NCES Students' Classroom from National Center for Education Statistics
http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/
Lots of activities for kids related to mathematics, statistics, and graphs

SuperKids Math Resources
http://www.superkids.com/aweb/tools/math/
Worksheets and resources for math


Resources for Young Adults

Abstract Algebra Online
http://www.math.niu.edu/~beachy/aaol/
Provides defintions and theorems

Equmath
http://equmath.net/
Lots of text, examples, and activities for high school math.

Explore Math
http://www.exploremath.com/index.cfm
Lots of hands-on computer activities

MacTutor History of Math
http://www-groups.dcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/~history/
Super resources for math history and mathematicans

Math League Help Topics
http://www.mathleague.com/help/help.htm
Lots of resources for middle school math

Maths Net
http://www.sosmath.com/index.html
Great resources for high school math including algebra, trigonometry, calculus, differential equations, complex variables, and matrix algebra

Mega-Mathematics from Los Alamos National Laboratory
http://www.c3.lanl.gov:80/mega-math/
Math games, puzzles, and activities

 


Resources for Children

APlusMath
http://www.aplusmath.com/
Math flashcards, games, worksheets, and homework helpers

Basketball Math Interactive Learning
http://www.scienceacademy.com/BI/index.html
Lots of practice with elementary math

Cool Math for Kids
http://www.coolmath4kids.com/
Tons of great high-level thinking math activities for kids

Create a Graph from National Center for Education Statistics
http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/Graphing/
Use this tool to create a graph

Logic Games for K-8 from FunBrain
http://www.funbrain.com/teachers/subj_logic.html
A wide range of online games for practice and thinking

Math Games for K-8 from FunBrain
http://www.funbrain.com/teachers/subj_math.html
A wide range of online games for practice and thinking

 


Related Resources and Materials

Algebra Story and Word Problems
http://www2.hawaii.edu/suremath/intro_algebra.html
Problem solving in all subjects that use mathematics for problem solving. Algebra, Physics, Chemistry... from grade school to grad school and beyond.

Ms. Lindquist: The Free Algebra Tutor for Word Problems
http://www.algebratutor.org/
 
Lessons to Motivate Underachieving Math Students by A. McCall
http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/mccall/mainlesson.html
What can a mathematics teacher do to interest and motivate learners?

Mathematically Correct
http://www.mathematicallycorrect.com/
This web site is devoted to the concerns raised by parents and scientists about the invasion of our schools by the New-New Math and the need to restore basic skills to math education.

Mathematically Sane: Promoting Rational Reform of School Mathematics
http://www.mathematicallysane.com/home.asp
Created to provide an alternative -- and more accurate -- view of reform by making a compelling case that changes in our nation's mathematics programs are imperative for our students' future success and for the economic health of our nation.
 
Math Word Problems for Children
http://www.mathstories.com/
The goal of this math website is to help elementary and middle school children improve their math problem solving and critical-thinking skills. It has over 8,000 interactive and non-interactive NCTM compliant math word problems for children to enjoy! [Available to members only - two kinds of memberships available: Basic-Membership, and Premium-Membership]
 

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