# Math Resources

WEBSITES

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

CORNELL THEORY CENTER MATHEMATICS GATEWAY              NEW URL!

http://www.tc.cornell.edu/Services/Education/Gateways/Math_and_Science/mathematics.htm

A huge number of math links for teachers and students in grades 8 and up..  Excellent

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE ABACUS: THE ART OF CALCULATING WITH BEADS
http://www.ee.ryerson.ca:8080/~elf/abacus/index.html
A history of the abacus, online exercises, interactive abacus tutor, and more.  Very Good

http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
A forum to send in math questions.  Search the archives for previously asked questions.  Very Good

EXTREME ACCOUNTING
NEW!
http://www.extreme-accounting.com/

“Are you bored with the everyday routine of extreme sports?

• Is skydiving over shark-infested waters just another drop in the ocean?
• Does going backwards, on one leg, down a black ski run leave you cold?
• Have white water rafters begun to seem just a bit wet?
• Has free-running round your local sink housing estate become a walk in the park?
• Are you so far "out there" that you're practically back inside again?

If so, then maybe you should try injecting the adrenaline rush of accounting into the whole experience...

I’ve done it and now you can too! On this site you’ll find everything you need to understand the life-changing experience of Extreme-Accounting – from the long and noble history of accounting pioneers who inspired me, to a range of ways for you to become an E-A yourself and share the results with us all.

Please take the time to explore the site - don’t worry: it's really quite safe and guaranteed 84.5% free of made-up facts and figures!”  Shows some real-life activities from 2008 in which extreme accounting was added.  The Fun Stuff section has a couple of games.  Grades 7 and up. Very Good

FAMOUS PROBLEMS IN THE HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS
http://mathforum.org/isaac/mathhist.html
A look at the history of mathematics through math problems which led to discoveries.  Sections: The Bridges of Konigsberg, The Value of Pi, Puzzling Primes, Famous Paradoxes, The Problem of Points, A Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem, and A Proof That ? is Irrational.  Very Good

FAST MATH FACTS
http://www.mccc.edu/~kelld/page400.html

Links to basic math concepts such as Whole Numbers, Fractions, Percents, Functions, Square Measures, Probability and more.  Very Good