# SUGGESTED WEBSITES FOR MATH RESOURCES

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**Webmath** is a math-help web site that generates answers to specific math questions and problems, as entered by a user, at any particular moment. The math answers are generated and displayed real-time, at the moment a web user types in their math problem and clicks "solve." In addition to the answers, Webmath also shows the student how to arrive at the answer. Get help with General Math, K-8 Math, Algebra, Plots and Geometry, Trig and Calculus and other Stuff!

**Brightstorm Math** brings math help to you in clear, well taught, free videos whenever you need them. Choose from Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Precalculus and Calculus. This site has over 2000 online videos taught step by step with clear explanations. Choose a topic and what you need help with, within that topic. Watch a teacher teach the concept while she/he explains their thinking. If you need more help, there are three follow-up problems. This is a must visit site!

**Exploring Math Through Space**- Texas Instruments announced that it has teamed up with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop free online math content for teaching Algebra I through AP Calculus.
The "Exploring Space Through Math" curriculum is aligned with standards from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Portions of the curriculum are available on NASA's web site now, and more content will be posted as it is created. The materials aim to use students' interest in space exploration as a "hook" to get them interested in math. Students will be able to design a space capsule, control the launch of a shuttle, and more-learning key math concepts along the way.

**Illuminations by the National Council of Teacher of Mathematics** (NCTM) is a must visit site! Explore their library of 104 online activities that help to make math come alive in the classroom or at home. View a collection of 545 lessons for preK-12 math educators. Check out their approved web links in:
** Figure This Math Challenges for Families** (English and Spanish) has 80 real world (middle school and up) reasons to use math, along with a step by step guide on how to solve the problems. Included are both a teacher and family corner for using the resources on the website. Among the options are ideas on how parents can help their children at home.

**Interactivate** is a set of free, online courseware for exploration in science and mathematics for grades 3 - 12. . Choose from activities, lessons, and discussions. Learners can choose from 157 Interactive Activities, a Dictionary and 48 visual Tools. Instructors can pick from 108 Lessons and 153 Discussions that model teaching a concept, by using a dialogue between a mentor and a student.

**Thinking Blocks** can help word problems come to life. Teachers and students can watch a video and hear an explanation of how to use visual components to solve a word problem. A math tutor uses blocks to visualize math stories, refers back to the story problem and then solves the word problem with a number operation. Choose from Addition and Substation; Multiplication and Division; Ratio and Proportion. (It may be useful for some students to have a calculator available as they watch the word problem being solved or use the independent practice option.)

**Math Apprentice** The path to anything you want to be!
The goal of this project is to connect math with 16 real world careers. Middle school students play the role of an intern at one of eight companies in a growing metropolis. Students are greeted by an employee of the company who then explains the math behind the job. They may then choose to solve specific problems or explore math concepts on their own.

A Math Dictionary for Kids by Jenny Eather is a fabulous, interactive dictionary for students with over 500 mathematical terms in simple language. I have used this site for explaining math terms in kid friendly language, for word walls, as a learning center, and taped in student math books or on desks, to aid memory. This is a must visit site.

A Math Dictionary for Kids

**Math is Fun** by Rod Pierce is a fabulous site I use when I need a refresher on a math topic or when researching and adapting material for students. This site explains math concepts from K to HS is easy terms. In many cases, he explains the concepts and terms multiple ways.

**Web Math** is another must visit site that clearly explains math. Topics include General Math, K-8 Math, Algebra, Plots and Geometry, Tri and Calculus. This site has interactive learning sections. One section is on comparing fractions. Input your fractions and the site converts the fractions to shaded circles and explains why one is larger than the other.

**Rain Forest Math Ideas** by Jenny Eather provides wonderful math practice from grades K through 6. She includes number systems, operations and calculations, strategies and processes, patterns and algebra, measurement, space and geometry, chance and probability, data analysis and money. Since this site is from Australia, the only draw back is the use of the metric system in measurement activities.

**Teacher2Teacher (T2T)** is a question-and-answer service supporting the needs of the mathematics teaching community. T2T is staffed by a panel of teaching professionals, called Teacher2Teacher Associates, who answer questions received by the service. You can also subscribe to a free newsletter.

**math2.org ** Of particular interest on this site, is the English/Spanish Math reference Tables from Addition to Calculus.

**The Math Page** (This site is primarily for high school and college) by Lawrence Spector from the Borough of Manhattan Community College offer clear explanations on seven areas including: Skill in Arithmetic, Topics in Pre-Calculus, The Evolution of Real Numbers Primarily for H.S. and up.

**The Teacher Place** has a self guided tour to help you explore all the resources at this site for Pre-K through College level teachers.

**Marcia Lesson Links **from Vacaville, CA are math game ideas.

**TrackStar for Teachers** from the UK has some of the most amazing teacher resources and student games in Early Childhood, K-2, 3-4, 5-9, 9-12, and College Age!!
Tracks can include lesson plans, videos lessons, and/or game links. Teachers submit tracks on topics in certain grade ranges. You can sort tracks by "top tracks" (there are 273 top tracks) by topic and grade level. Check out the tutorial for more in-depth information.

**Favorite tracks from Track Star for
Teachers** Click on favorite tracks, type in the track number next to the topic you are interested in.

- Place Value: Track number 296765. You will get 15 lessons on Place value by Anne Walner. Make sure you check out lesson 8, a video explaining place value.
- Telling time: Track number 296772. You will get 15 lessons on telling time by Anne Walner. The kids will love lesson 12, telling time with a dragon.

***Teaching Time** is a free download or for purchase CD for teaching time. Student games are uncluttered and easy to use.

**Matching Analog to Digital Clock Game**

**Practice your facts** and explore math sites

**Math Baseball** practice addition and more

**Math Magician** games

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# Useful Sites with Advertising and/or Pop Ups (for a fee):

***AAA Math** is a free on the web math site divided by subject or grade level for grades K through grade 8. It provides unlimited practice and feedback to students; however there are pop- up ads to deal with. This site also offers practice for a fee on a CD without ads.

***Print and Learn for Kids** has a wide variety of free K- grade 3 math reference charts and printable worksheets.

# For a Fee:

***Cosmeo** by the Discovery Channel allows you to access multiple math text books and get help with specific examples on specific pages.