**WEBSITES** I need HELLLLLP!!!.....websites.... **Always my favorite...****KHAN ACADEMY**** (Parents, this is the best website since the invention of chocolate milk)** ** ** ** ** and **BRAINGENIE (Parents please allow your child to log on for class credit)** **A+ PLUS MATH ** **http://www.aplusmath.com/** A fun site where kids grades K-8 can learn math interactively. Sections: Game Room, Flash Cards, Homework Helper and Worksheets. Excellent **AAA MATH ** **http://www.aaamath.com/** A huge site for basic math skills. Set up by grade level or math topic. Challenges and games. Excellent **ALLMATH.COM – MATH SITE FOR KIDS** **http://www.allmath.com/** A huge site with problems, calculators, converters, flash cards and more. Sections: Math Tools, Flash Cards, Metric Converter, The Magic Square (game), Math Glossary, Multiplication Table, Metric Conversion Factors and lots of links. Excellent **CALCULATION NATION – **__FREE__ ONLINE MATH GAMES **NEW!** **http://calculationnation.nctm.org/** A colorful collection of math games for various grade levels. Students become a citizen of Calculation Nation and can then play all the games. * “The games of Calculation Nation™ are organized around content from the upper elementary and middle grades math curriculum. By becoming a citizen of Calculation Nation™, your child or student will play online math strategy games that allow them to learn about fractions, factors, multiples, symmetry and more, as well as practice important skills like basic multiplication and calculating area — all while having fun. Use the links below to learn more about each game and to find resources that you can use to help kids uncover the math concepts embedded in the games.” *Membership is free. Outstanding. Excellent **COOLMATH.COM – AN AMUSEMENT PARK OF MATH** **http://www.coolmath.com/** Calculators, games, worksheets, word problems and more. Sections: Too Cool to Miss; Fractals; Math, etc.; Math Lesson, etc.; Coolmath Link Center; Fractions; Calculators; Graphing Calculators and more. A fun site that helps kids in grades K-6 learn. Excellent **VISUAL FRACTIONS – AN ONLINE FRACTION TUTORIAL** **http://www.visualfractions.com/** Online practice in fractions. Sections: Identify Fractions, Rename Fractions, Compare Fractions, Add Fractions, Subtract Fractions, Multiply Fractions and Divide Fractions. Excellent **WEBMATH ****NEW!** **http://www.webmath.com/** Help with math problems. Sections: Math for Everyone, General Math, K-8 Math, Algebra, Plots & Geometry, Trig. & Calculus, and Other Stuff. Excellent **PROFESSOR FREEDMAN’S MATH HELP** **http://www.mathpower.com/** * “This site provides information about basic math, algebra, study skills, math anxiety and learning styles.”* Although intended for community college students, the math is applicable to younger students also. Sections: Math Teacher’s Ten Commandments, Ten Ways to Reduce Math Anxiety, Math Videos (online clips), Study Skills Tips, Math Anxiety Test, The Math Student Pledge, Students’ Math Anxiety Bill of Rights, Identify Your Learning Style, My Classroom, Fun Stuff, Elementary Algebra – Student Tutorials, Homework Assignments, and Math Fundamentals- Student Tutorials, Homework Assignments. Excellent **MATH CAN BE FUN GAMES Websites** ** ** **ESCAPE FROM PLANET KNAB ** **http://www.escapefromknab.com/** Escape from Planet Knab by correctly figuring savings from wages. For grades 4-9. Excellent **FACTOR GAME ****NEW URL!** **http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?id=L620** A math game for grades 6-8. *“The Factor Game engages students in a friendly contest in which winning strategies involve distinguishing between numbers with many factors and numbers with few factors. Students are then guided through an analysis of game strategies and introduced to the definitions of prime and composite numbers.” *Excellent **FIGURE THIS! MATH CHALLENGES FOR FAMILIES** **http://www.figurethis.org/index40.htm** A series of challenges for middle school students and families, all of which involve math. Note: You must download the software to take the challenges. Challenges include math computation, measurement, geometric shapes and more. Includes Teacher and Parent resources in PDF format. Excellent **A GALLERY OF INTERACTIVE GEOMETRY ** **http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/apps/gallery.html** Sections: WebPisces; Projective Conics; Build a Rainbow; Orbital Pinball; Quasi Tiler; Teichmuller Navigator; Kali; Integrator; and Unifweb. For junior/senior high students. Excellent **HANDLEY MATH PAGE** **http://www.pen.k12.va.us/Div/Winchester/jhhs/math/mathhome.html** A high school level math page with extensive information. Sections: Math Humor, Problem of the Week, Math Facts, Puzzles, Math Poems & Songs, Lesson Plans, and Math Quotes. The lesson plans include Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics and Calculus Activities. Excellent **MATH CATS – MATH FUN FOR KIDS** **http://www.mathcats.com/** Fun math projects and activities for K-5. Sections: Math Cats Explore, Math Cats Love Microworlds (projects), Math Crafts, Math Cats Art Gallery, Math Cats Attic and Math Cats Love Mail. Excellent **THE MATHS FILE GAME SHOW** **http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/mathsfile/index.shtml** Online Flash games for math. Games include: Saloon Snap, Fish Tank, Planet Hop, Late Delivery, Train Race, Builder Ted and more. Includes a Teachers section. Although they are no longer updating this site, the games still work. Excellent **THE INTERNATIONAL BOILING POINT PROJECT ****NEW!** ** ** **http://www.k12science.org/curriculum/boilproj/index.html** *“We have people all over the world boiling water! In the past we've had climbers on Mt. Everest, school children in La Paz, Bolivia and college professors in Cheyenne, Wyoming all participating in the project. The purpose of this project is to discover which factor in the experiment (room temperature, elevation, volume of water, or heating device) has the greatest influence on boiling point. Anyone can participate in this year's project. All you have to do is boil a bit of water, record a bit of information, and send it along to us to include in the database of results. Then, students can analyze all of the data to reach an answer to the question: What causes a pot of water to boil? It's that simple!” *Excellent **THE MACTUTOR HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS ARCHIVE** **http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/** A collection of indexes of mathematics topics. For grade 7 and up. Sections: Biographies Index, History Topics Index, Famous Curves Index, Mathematicians of the Day, and more. Excellent **MANIPULA MATH** **http://www.ies.co.jp/math/java/** A collection of almost 300 math applets for middle to high school students. Sections: Middle School (Geometry), Trigonometry, Calculus, Vector, Complex Numbers, Conics, and Miscellaneous. Excellent WHY MATH IS SO IMPORTANT WEBSITES **THE MATH FORUM – DREXEL UNIVERSITY ****NEW!** **http://mathforum.org/** A gateway site to a vast amount of information on math for teachers and students at every level. Includes problems, puzzles, forums, and more. Several resources are listed individually on this site. Excellent **MATH IN DAILY LIFE** **http://www.learner.org/exhibits/dailymath/** Math is used all the time in daily life. This PBS companion site discusses the use of math in different situations. Sections: Playing to Win, Savings & Credit, Population Growth, Home Decorating, Cooking by Numbers, The Universal Language, and Related Resources. Excellent **MATH-KITECTURE – REAL LIFE MATH, ARCHITECTURE AND COMPUTERS ****NEW URL!** **http://www.math-kitecture.com/** * “Students can become architects in their mathematics classrooms. Math-Kitecture has a number of activities, including "Floor Plan your Classroom," which offer engaging ways for students to study mathematics by doing real-life architecture. Students learn estimation, measuring skills, proportion, and ratios by hand-drafting a floor plan of their classroom to scale.” *Excellent **MATH MANIA MADNESS** **http://www.sinc.sunysb.edu/Stu/rgonsalv/index.html** A collection of math-related sites. Sections: Math World, Math E-Zine, Math Webquest, Site Assessment (assessment of math sites). Excellent **MATH PLANET – A THINKQUEST SITE** **http://library.thinkquest.org/16284/index_s.htm?tqskip1=1&tqtime=0331** Problem solving, crash courses on Algebra and Geometry, advanced math help, SAT and ACT reviews. For grades 8 and up. Excellent ** ** **MATH RESOURCES** **http://www.suelebeau.com/math.htm** An extensive collection of math links. Excellent ** ** **MATH RESOURCES FROM SCORE** **http://score.kings.k12.ca.us/additional.html** A page of math resources. Excellent **MATH.COM – THE WORLD OF MATH ONLINE** **http://www.math.com/** Homework Help, Ask an Expert, Practice, Calculators & Tools, Games, Store. Includes: Basic Math, Everyday Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics, Calculus, Advanced Topics, Fractions, Decimals, Integers, Exponents, Inequalities, Percents, and Square Roots. For K-12 Excellent ** ** **MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH PROBLEM OF THE WEEK ****NEW!** **http://web.mac.com/tcanright/MSPOTW/POTW_Home.html** *“Click on one of the problems listed above. Then try working out a solution to the problem. When you think you have a solution, play the video solution to see how your solution compares to the solution made by the crack team of mathematicians at the “POTW.”” * Includes archives of previous problems. Excellent **THE MINT: IDEAS FOR YOUNG KIDS ** **http://www.themint.org/index.html** Excellent ideas on helping children understand how to manage money and how our financial systems work. Includes: The Four Bank System, How Saving Works, Be a Smart Spender and more. Click on Fun for Kids and then on the tabs at the top. Excellent **MISCELLANEOUS MATHEMATICAL UTILITIES** **http://www3.telus.net/thothworks/Mathfxns.html** Links to several math utilities for senior high students. Sections: Root-Finding Routines, Utilities for Finding Maxima/Minima of Functions, N Equations in N Unknowns, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, Numerical Integration, Examples of Applications of Some of These Utilities and Other Utilities. Excellent **MUDD MATH FUN FACTS** **http://www.math.hmc.edu/funfacts/** A site for **teachers **with fun math facts to enrich your lessons. Excellent ** ** **PURPLE MATH – YOUR ALGEBRA RESOURCE** **http://www.purplemath.com/** Lessons and resources for learning algebra. Excellent **SEEING ISN’T ALWAYS BELIEVING ****NEW!** **http://library.thinkquest.org/J0110336/home.htm** *“Enter the world of optical illusions where your eyes may see things that your brain doesn’t understand. Explore how and why you see optical illusions, and discover the many types created over time. Find out how they are a part of art, science, math and our everyday lives. See for yourself how your eyes can fool you by exploring our optical illusion gallery. You may never see things the same again!” *Navigate with the links on the bottom of the screen. How We See explains how optical illusions work. The Activities section includes a printable Word Search puzzle, a quiz and more. Excellent **THIS IS MEGA MATHEMATICS** **http://www.c3.lanl.gov/mega-math/** A huge site for high school and college math students. Sections: The Most Colorful Math of All, Welcome to the Hotel Infinity, Games on Graphics, An Unusual Day at Unusual School, Untangling the Mathematics of Knots, Algorithms and Ice Cream for All, and Machines That Eat Your Words. Click on the ink bottle for math lessons generated by Mega Mathematics. Outstanding. Excellent **TOTALLY TESSELLATED – A THINKQUEST SITE ****NEW URL!** **http://library.thinkquest.org/16661/** * “This site will give you a comprehensive introduction to tessellations. It will explain the basic mathematics underlying tessellations, as well as allow you to browse through many examples of tessellations in real life. M. C. Escher and his well-known tessellations are also covered in this site.” *Excellent **VISUAL FRACTIONS – AN ONLINE FRACTION TUTORIAL** **http://www.visualfractions.com/** Online practice in fractions. Sections: Identify Fractions, Rename Fractions, Compare Fractions, Add Fractions, Subtract Fractions, Multiply Fractions and Divide Fractions. Excellent **WEBMATH ****NEW!** **http://www.webmath.com/** Help with math problems. Sections: Math for Everyone, General Math, K-8 Math, Algebra, Plots & Geometry, Trig. & Calculus, and Other Stuff. Excellent |