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Good Math Websites

Dear parents,

The Lower School math program is a comprehensive grade appropriate program that includes practicing and learning skills, working on real life problems, and developing thinking processes. However, given how much children enjoy computer games I thoughtthat putting together a list of sites that will challenge them and help them grow mathematically would be a good addition to our program.

The following are some websites that I like, divided by the type of mathematics they target. The object is for your children to explore these sites – not as a chore (please, don’t “make” them use them), but as a complement to our program.

If you know of any other good sites, please email them to me and I’ll add them to the list (fsosenke@brooklynfriends.org)

PRACTICING SKILLS:

  • FirstinMath - this program costs $8.00 for one year but it's one of the best places I found for practicing skills

  • http://www.coolmath4kids.com/

  • http://www.aaamath.com/ straightforward games and practice

  • http://www.aplusmath.com/ games and flashcards

  • http://www.mathcats.com/contents.html: fun math games

  • http://www.funbrain.com/math/

  • http://www.k111.k12.il.us/King/math.htm http://www.mathplayground.com/

  • http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skills_6th_math.htm - links to many good sites – substitute the 6th for the grade level you want and you’ll have lots of good sites for that grade level available

  • http://www.mathgoodies.com/students.html - good lessons on different topics and homework help

  • http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ - Ask Dr. Math – students can ask math questions and get really good feedback

  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/numeracy.shtml This BBC website has a number of numeracy games with suggested age ranges for each one

THINKING ACTIVITIES THROUGH GAMES:

  • http://www.coolmath4kids.com/

  • http://www.puzzles.com

  • http://www.aplusmath.com/

  • http://www.k111.k12.il.us/King/math.htm

  • http://www.mathplayground.com/

  • http://www.primarygames.com/math.htm: puzzles and games

  • http://www.spacetime.us/arcade/

  • http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/: games associated with PBS shows good critical thinking and logic puzzles

PROBLEM SOLVING

  • http://www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org/aunty/index.html: This is the website for Aunty Math, where you will find interesting and creative math story problems for K-5

  • http://www.stfx.ca/special/mathproblems/grade5.html - substitute the “5” for your child’s grade level

 

Thanks for supporting us in helping your child become a “’mathematician”

Fanny Sosenke

K-5 Math Coordinator

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