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spinning gold starMath Worksheets Land "We now have over 4,000 PDF files that total over 12,000 printable pages. 100% free as always! Funny thing, I'm no where near done." At least a page on each of 40 math topics - everything from Kindergarten Math to Logarithms, Linear Equations, Polynomials, Scientific Notation... Also indexed by grade level. Aligned to the Common Core standards. FREE pdf files to download/print! Thanks for the emails from "Julia, Retired Middle School Math Teacher, Mom of 3, Grandma of 4, and Tired"

 

Free Worksheets for Kids from K-5 Learning. This is a commercial site with a good reputation. They offer quit a bit of free material. "Our website has free resources for preschool through grade 5 kids... We have:
  • math worksheets for grades 1-6, extensive and very organized
  • worksheets for preschool and kindergarten (letters, numbers, shapes and colors, phonics, etc.)
  • grammar worksheets
  • reading comprehension worksheets
  • cursive writing worksheets
  • over 25 multimedia reading and math lessons
  • Visitors can also download our ebook: How to Help Your Kids Succeed in School."
    Mastering these worksheets would give students a solid foundation to build on. Thanks to Joy at K-4 Learning for her email.

     

    Primary Mathematics Math Sites  A subsection of Math

     

    4Kids Games  Various good math and language arts games.   We found these games to be loud, fast, and good.

     

    spinning gold starAAA Math New and improved with even more topics! An oldie but still growing and going. Many teachers think this is one of the best math sites for online learning. Covers K-8 Common Core math content requirements, always has. Generally, a short tutorial is followed by practice activities - open or times at the teacher's choice. Available on CD, too! Now with sections for Geography (US States, Countries), Spelling, Vocabulary,(both at AAASpell) and Sudoku! Este sitio también está disponible en Espanol - Clique aqui.

     

    Add Like Mad Quick addition game. Given a sum, add up numbers on a matrix in the fastest time. May be addictive.

     

    Aplusmath.com Flashcards and more!

     

    Arcademic Skill Builders has math and word games ready to play online. You may recognize some games from the '80s and '90s here. Seem to remember playing them on TI-99s and Apples, and they are still good for today! Browse by subject and grade. Subjects include Language Arts, Spelling, Geography, and 12 kinds of mathematical skills. One player, or up to 12 players at once, online. Worth your time to look these over.

     

     

    Base 10 Blocks from Grain Valley School District, Missouri. This web page is a list of 15 units and tens games, mostly online.

     

    Base 10 Box from Learning Box software. Lets primary kids click and drag base 10 sticks and base 1 pieces onto a blanket that displays the number. Very patient activity that lets kids make mistakes. Thanks Knollwood Knights.

     

    Cats in Line from Jan Brett lets kids pick out the position of the orange cat in a line of cats. There are 10 lines of cats.

     

    Chip abacusChip Abacus Java-based from NLVM. Great for comparing ones, tens, and hundreds! The arrow keys do the work. Example: Put 11 units counters in the ones column. Click the left arrow and you get one marker in the tens column and one still in the units column. You can move back and forth between units, tens, and hundreds, building up and breaking down as needed. Just play with it and see.

     

    Cookie from Gudlidotcom "Provides Free online learning games, Educational lessons plans, Kids learning games, Free games for kids, Worksheets Etc. Gudli is the best free online games website including many categories like learning games, kids games, math games, puzzle games, science games etc. which are free to use for 'Early childhood Education' and 'pre-school Education' for kids.... Gudli is a unique online experience for kids where they enjoy learning. With our interactive educational games children develop skills in maths, logic, memory, words, creativity and more. Gudli is free, full of fun, easy to use and the ideal learning space for preschoolers to second grade kids." Well, the proof of the pudding and all that: all the activities are colorful, musical, and informative. There are plenty of games and videos, this is a great learning site and will make a fine addition to Good Sites for Kids. Thank you, Neeta Saini, for the email!

     

    Netherlands flagCyberkidz "is an educational platform for boys and girls in the age of 4 till 12 years. By playing the educational games, children will practise subjects they learn in elementary school (PK-5)." The games are sorted by year from age 4 to 12, using a sliding bar. There are dozens of fun, playable games in every curriculum category, with new ones being added. This is an excellent site from the Netherlands.

     

    Elementary Math Games Here's a good list of about 30 math ed links from Brazil! You may choose English or Brazilian Portuguese. If it starts in Portuguese just click "Versão em Inglês" for English. These links are broken out by area of study. There is some nice stuff in here, and there's also a commentary on teaching math. Kudos to Ms. Erin Jones for emailing us about this, and thank you, Erin, for saying nice things about all our dog photos!

     

    Downloads  Elementary Software.com Free, good, downloadable math and grammar games! Written in Runtime Revolution.

     

    Downloads   Flash Cards free download game for Windows only. This is a great game. "It's a simple flashcard program that covers addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. You can select any one of the operations to practice on, or have the program mix them up. Though the default is 10, facts up to 100 are selectable. Version 3.0 includes the ability to practice fractions. A timer or a clock runs in the background, and a count of correct/incorrect answers is displayed. This program is freeware. Enjoy."

     

    Fun Counting Games for Kids from Kids Math Games Enjoy kids counting games online and help improve your math skills. Perfect for students in early grades of school, these interactive games and activities offer fun challenges that kids will love.

     

    Fun Kids Online Math Games from Sheppard Software. Many action math games for elementary and middle school ages.

     

    Downloads   Flash Cards free download game for Windows only. This is a great game. "It's a simple flashcard program that covers addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. You can select any one of the operations to practice on, or have the program mix them up. Though the default is 10, facts up to 100 are selectable. Version 3.0 includes the ability to practice fractions. A timer or a clock runs in the background, and a count of correct/incorrect answers is displayed. This program is freeware. Enjoy."

     

    ICT Games This is an English site containing many great elementary school math games! We were impressed by the great number of games and the diversity of subject matter. Our K-1's enjoy Whack a Mole, a numeral recognition game. Thank you, James Barrett, for designing and coding all these.

     

    Investigations in Number, Data, and Space® This is TERC's online math games hotlist, with sections for K-1, 2-3, and 4-5 grades. Some local schools are telling parents to use only these sites. Well, our younger kids do seem to like them. Some of these sites we already have, others not. There are also curriculum and professional development links. 

     

    Johnnie's Math Page Links to Interactive Math Tools and Activities for Students and Teachers from Kindergarten through Middle School. "I mentor elementary teachers in math teaching and learning and originally built this resource for them. It was popular so I've made it available to teachers and kids across the country. If you could let students and teachers know about this resource, it would be greatly appreciated." No problem!

     

    Jumpstart is a familar name with subscription games and free goodies, too. A good sized free pdf worksheet section and more besides. Mostly for the younger set.

     

    KA has 100 free games indexed alphabetically; and by grade (pre-K - 6), subject (the 3 Rs plus Animals and Science), age (toddler to 12), and arcade games. There are mobile games, too. Down at the bottom there's an idex of all three sites' game, activities, worksheets, curriculum, resources list, and lesson plans.

     

    KS1 Bitesize Numeracy For elementary students. Eleven math games, each of three levels of difficulty. Cartoon characters, action, speech, and music. These games cover: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, ordering sequences, place value, money (British), length & weight (metric), time, 2-d and 3-d shapes & symmetry, and organizing data. Very good learning activities that our elementary students actually like! The BBC excels again!

     

    Math Blaster the venerable game is now an online math learning station! The bulk of the online activities are subscription only, but there are oodles of downloadable pdf worksheets, sorted by grade level and by the basic operations.

     

    Memory Games from Kids Math Games. Play Simon, as well as various memory match games.

     

    Mothmatic as in ARITHmatic not AUTOmatic. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions games for grades 1 - 6. Funny, cute, animated insects fill every exercise. We also liked the multiple choice format. " Free to use animated Math games for Kids." These give quite a good drill! Thank you, Craig Gibson, for your email about your site! Those insects must have been fun to draw and code!

     

    National Library of Virtual Manipulatives Interactive online manipulatives for preschool through high school! Broken out by grade level and subject matrix. This is a great site!

     

    Number Time This fun elementary site has songs about math signs and number lines. Also has the Addem video series, about Addem's mathematical adventures with his ant friends. Several good math games such as "Snakes and Ladders" and "Test the Toad" (number line practice). Check the menu on the left of the page for more games and options. Part of the vast, excellent BBC Schools site.

     

    Ordinal Numbers from Turtle Diary starts with a one-minute video using kids in line to explain the concept. Then there are several pages (keep clicking the Next button at the bottom of the screen) of easy exercises to reinforce learning. This one talks!

     

    Place the Penguin from the BBC's superb KS-1 Starship site. Dave the Penguin helps to put penguins in the proper ones, tens, or hundreds spot on number lines. Gentle introduction to number lines with a helpful and forgiving character.

     

    place value math song: ones, tens, hundreds is a colorful singing YouTube video from Mr. R. at mathstory.com, should be helpful helping kids remember simple place values. It uses unit cubes, ten rods, and hundreds planes.

     

    Place Value Games from Family Learning in the UK, is a collection of links to ten sites that help kids reinforce place value skills. "When children have mastered counting up to ten or twenty and are ready to work with larger numbers, these place value games will help them to develop an understanding of how place value works." Wide variety of games approach the concept in different ways.

     

    Play To Learn "Online games designed to teach K-5 math skills." Interactive online games to tell time, count money, add, subtract, multiply, and divide. Thanks, "Mr. Dustin."

     

    Quizzes.cc - Online Quizzes, Tests, Trivia, Worksheets, and Free Games "... provides math quizzes for teachers and students. You can create a quiz and select the range of numbers you'd like to use. Students can grade the quiz online and generate new problems for more practice." Quizzes for all four elementary operations, plus times table quizzes and a nice metric conversion chart. There are also children's literature, science, and geography quizzes. Secondary students can practice metric conversions, some middle school science, and world geography. Thanks to John @ Quizzes.cc for the email!

     

    Saxon Math - Basic Facts Practice   If kids need to drill, this site is the place to do it! Very good and well organized site. Part of Saxon's always good online activities. In these times when many public schools are discouraging math drills, sites like this one become essential for your child's math education. (Please do not blame the teachers, it is not their fault.)

     

    Seashell Rounding Activity Page from Jan Brett gently introduces/reinforces the math concept of rounding. Kids may repeat each of the 10 problems as often as necessary. Beautiful art, of course.

     

    Skip Counting from Math is Fun. Learn to skip count by 2s, 5s, 10s, 3s, and 4s! Easy to play games let kids get lots of practice. This page explains the concept well, too. Part of a huge site you should check out. 

     

    Spacey Math from Learning Planet. Choose one of the four elementary operations and go! Shoot the spaceships by answering problems correctly.

     

    Starship Maths KS-1 level mathematics games from the BBC. Covers basic operations, "before & after" numbers, counting money, equations, equivalency, greater or less than, "how much more" (missing quantity) calculation, metric cooking measurements and scale use, missing signs, number order, odd and even numbers, place value, rounding, shapes, simple fractions, symmetry, more. Great stuff, new games every time kids play.

     

    Sumdog "Free Games to Make Math Fun" Suddenly very popular in local schools, our kids want to play it all the time! Log in or play as guest, "Everything on Sumdog is free except for progress reports.". Areas for kids and for their teachers. Kids start out training and progress through different levels via games. Games cover +, -, *, \. Teachers can can 1 - create a free account, then 2- Set up your school, 3- Create & print student logins, 4 - Students log in and play, 5 - Take part in local contests, 6 - Create a student activity. Pricing: "A class subscription covering 30 students costs $60 per year." They also have school discounts and district subscriptions.

     

    Turtle Diary is very similar to Cookie in site layout, content and mission - it has games, read-alouds, ESL activities, mathematics, science, art, puzzles, printables, arts and crafts. Designed for pre-K through 2nd grade, ages 5 - 7. Great site!

     

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    Intermediate Mathematics mult table A subsection of Math

     

    spinning gold starAAA Math New and improved with even more topics! An oldie but still growing and going. Many teachers think this is one of the best math sites for online learning. Covers K-8 Common Core math content requirements, always has. Generally, a short tutorial is followed by practice activities - open or times at the teacher's choice. Available on CD, too! Now with sections for Geography (US States, Countries), Spelling, Vocabulary,(both at AAASpell) and Sudoku! Este sitio también está disponible en Espanol - Clique aqui.

     

    Add Like Mad Quick addition game. Given a sum, add up numbers on a matrix in the fastest time. May be addictive.

     

    After School Mathematics "The After School Math website is a full-featured math website for grades 5-8 created by after school staff and credentialed teachers. The site consists of 10 thematic activity modules, each with at least four activities. These content standard aligned activities are fun, hands-on, and provide opportunities for small group interaction, cooperation, and student leadership." Go for it!

     

    All About Measurement Part of AAA Math (see above.) The name says it all! Time, temperature, distance, more.

     

    Algebra (Point plotting and line graphing) from FunBased Learning. "Need to learn how to graph points? Here's a free, fun, interactive game by a former Math teacher that teaches you how. Play it online right now for free." Graph Mole (three levels) and Line Gem 1 are engaging and get the job done.

     

    Angles is a BBC KS2 Bitesize math lesson. (This is the old angles page) It explains angles, degrees, using a protractor, perpendicular and parallel lines. There's a cute but accurate practice game and a 10 question quiz. (This is the usual Bitesize format for any subject they teach.) Excellent online lesson for 4th grade through middle school. 

     

    Angles (the new page) from BBC KS2 Bitesize. Link goes to the Read section which is six pages of accurate, succinct instruction about degrees, circles, triangles, angles, names of angles, adding and subtracting angles by degrees, perpendicular and parallel lines, and how to use a protractor. The 10 question Quiz is not difficult if students read the material first. The new Game, however, is timed, with action music and things going boom if students make mistakes. One thing about it - students who make it through the game section will understand angles at an intimate level!

    Aplusmath.com Flashcards and more!

     

    Arcademic Skill Builders has math and word games ready to play online. You may recognize some games from the '80s and '90s here. Seem to remember playing them on TI-99s and Apples, and they are still good for today! Browse by subject and grade (K-6). Subjects include Language Arts, Spelling, Geography, and 12 kinds of mathematics skills. One player, or up to 12 players at once, online. Worth your time to look these over.

     

    Battleship Numberline from BrainPop - PlayPower Foundation. " Estimating numbers on a number line can be a blast! This version of "Battleship Numberline" is specifically designed to help students quickly and confidently estimate the size of different fractions. Did you know that a student's accuracy in number line estimation correlates with their standardized achievement scores? We developed this game specifically for students to build a strong and robust number sense, which is the foundation for future success in math."

    Related BrainPOP Topics: Decimals; Precision and Accuracy

    AND it's fun to play!!

     

    Coolmath4kids Kids learn and practice real-world math. Lemonade Stand is a favorite, but there are a lot more activities, including 20 more math games.

     

    Create a Graph from NCES KidsZone. Kids can create five types of graphs, input data, and print it out. Includes a tutorial. 

     

    spinning gold starCyberchase "an online destination designed to captivate, entertain, and improve problem-solving and math skills is now bigger and better than ever!" The Games section has over 40 good applied math games. Wow!

     

    Netherlands flagCyberkidz "is an educational platform for boys and girls in the age of 4 till 12 years. By playing the educational games, children will practise subjects they learn in elementary school (PK-5)." The games are sorted by year from age 4 to 12, using a sliding bar. There are dozens of fun, playable games in every curriculum category, with new ones being added. This is an excellent site from the Netherlands.

     

    Edu Gain "Learn Smart" Here's an international site (free registration) that emphasizes mathematics. Their essay on opening children's minds to mathematics is a good read on its own. The site has two sections; Math Olympiad (Higher Order Thinking Questions), and General Math (online and printables drills). Not a site for slackers, kids will have to work and think here. Thanks, Anamika Sinha, for the email about Edu Gain!

     

    Elementary Math Games Here's a good list of about 30 math ed links from Brazil! You may choose English or Brazilian Portuguese. These links are broken out by area of study. There is some nice stuff in here, and there's also a commentary on teaching math. Kudos to Ms. Erin Jones for emailing us about this, and thank you, Erin, for saying nice things about all our dog photos!

     

    Downloads  Elementary Software.com Free, good, downloadable math and grammar games! Written in Runtime Revolution.

     

    Figure This! You should really try this site out! En ingles y tambien en el espanol. "Welcome to the Figure This! Web site! Helping families enjoy mathematics outside school through a series of fun and engaging, high-quality challenges. Figure This! demonstrates challenging middle school mathematics and emphasizes the importance of high-quality math education for all students. Figure This! Mathematical challenges for families provide interesting math challenges that middle-school students can do at home with their families." say to follow, engaging site with 80 printable math activities for you to try. Uses .pdf files. From NCTM and others.

     

    Downloads   Flash Cards free download game for Windows only. This is a great game. "It's a simple flashcard program that covers addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. You can select any one of the operations to practice on, or have the program mix them up. Though the default is 10, facts up to 100 are selectable. Version 3.0 includes the ability to practice fractions. A timer or a clock runs in the background, and a count of correct/incorrect answers is displayed. This program is freeware. Enjoy."

     

    Fraction Frenzy from Learning Planet. Match fractions of the same value by fast clicking. Increasing levels of difficulty.

     

    Fraction Eaters is a sort of Fraction Munchers game, like Number Munchers. Gobble up as many fractions as you can before the bad guys get you. Challenging. 

     

    Fun Kids Online Math Games from Sheppard Software. Many action math games for elementary and middle school ages.

     

    Fun with Fractions from Curriki is a three-week, 13 lesson unit introducing fractions, complete with lesson plans. "This unit will introduce the concept of fractions with activities and lessons that cater to visual, auditory, and tactile learning styles. Students will create fractions with a variety of manipulatives, solve problems with fractions, play games with fractions, and explore fractions in their everyday lives. The unit will also integrate language arts, as students write fraction stories and read literature related to fractions. Students will gain an understanding of basic fractions, including 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, and whole. Students will learn key vocabulary words: whole, fraction, numerator, and denominator. Students will understand how fractions relate to their everyday lives."

     

    Fraction to Decimal and Millimeter Table from HamUniverse "Convert fractions to decimals and millimeters and reverse." Nice! It comes with good, clear instructions. To which we add these words of advice. You can do most of this manually! To go from Fraction to Decimal, divide the top number by the bottom number. Look at their table. 1/64 = 1 divided by 64 = 0.0156, right? To go from Decimal to Millimeter, multiply the decimal number by 2.54 (why?). Example from their table: 0.0156 inches (") times 2.54 = 0.3969 millimeters (mm). To go from millimeters to decimal inches, divide the millimeter number by 64 (once again, why?). Example from their table: 0.3969 millimeters divided by 2.54 = 0.0156 inches. Hint: There are 2.54 millimeters = 1 foot (12"). How many centimeters = 1 foot?

     

    Frog TestFrog Leap Test Excellent easy(?) logic game. Some kids will see solutions quickly, others not so fast. This game from Brazil is also popular in China.

     

    Fun Mathematics Lessons by Cynthia Lanius A huge, great site from a great math teacher. If this does not work, Google Cynthia Lanius.

     

    Download GCompris Our first app from France! Available in over 40 languages (see their main page for a list). "GCompris is an educational software suite comprising of numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10...Currently GCompris offers in excess of 80 activities and more are being developed. GCompris is free software, that means that you can adapt it to your own needs, improve it and, most importantly, share it with children everywhere." Computer discovery, color, sounds, memory, experiential, amusement, reading, mathematics, puzzles,telling time, money, and strategy games like mancala. Some of these will really make a child think! Another SourceForge find.

     

    DownloadsGNUmber Munchers "is an educational math program based on MECC's early 80s munchers games, with new graphics." So writes Will Heublein, whose two fun and playable Number Munchers tributes are your freeware alternative to hunting down those old games and trying (usually without success) to make them run again. OK, so these are not exact clones of the MECC games, but they're close enough! We've been using them with elementary and middle school students for a few years now and they get the job done. No mouse needed, just use the arrow keys. GNUmber Munchers 2010 is an online beta version that runs fine on Internet Explorer. We wish more people would emulate Mr. Heublein and redo some of the good old MECC games! To download these games: Go to the very bottom of the GNUmber Munchers page where it says "Old Windows versions (Downloadable .exe files):" Standard version is for upper elementary/middle/jr high students, Elementary is for elementary kids. What is GNU?

     

    Hooda Math Games section, divided into Geometry, Arithmetic, and Logic. Two or three pages of games in each category. It's refreshing to find Logic games online! A well regarded site with good math games.

     

    ICT Games This is an English site containing many great elementary school math games! We were impressed by the great number of games and the diversity of subject matter. Our K-1's enjoy Whack a Mole, a numeral recognition game. Thank you, James Barrett, for designing and coding all these.

     

    Illuminations Official site of the National Council of Math Teachers (NCTM). Contains links to good, useful lesson plans, standards, tools, and web links (where the activities are!)

     

    inch/mm Conversion Chart from Maryland Metrics. Handy chart compares inch fractions and decimals with their metric equivalents. The site also explains how to convert, and features a fast interactive conversion calculator. This is from an industrial supply firm in Maryland, where people use these tables in a real life business environment.

     

    Informal Geometry by MathMastery Inc. Video clips and interactive, downloadable Flash videos cover Geometry in 13 progressive units from intro to perimeters up through volume. Also covers using a compass and a protractor. Elementary kids who know their times tables could use this easily. Another fine example of what you can find at Curriki!

     

    Interactive Games 64 math games gleaned from the internet. Some already listed on this site, many that weren't. Good listing from Oswego City Schools, Oswego, New York.

     

    Interactive Math Simulations from PhET at CU Boulder. Here are 28 mathematics-related playable simulations - everything from fractions and times tables to physics, upper level math, and playing Plinko! Play online (needs Java), or download and install them, or embed them in your webpage! Don't forget to see the rest of PhET's simulations!

     

    Interactivate has 133 Java-based math Activities. You can browse by audience, subject, topic, or resource type. "Browse by audience" gets you a choice of Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and college. The Discussion page has dialogues between a teacher and a student for 117 math topics! Each of these could be easily converted into a ready to go math lesson! The Lessons section has 90 ready to go NCTM lesson plans for print outs. The Tools section contains 44 of the activities pulled out of the Activities section. The Dictionary is a good, basic glossary of 188 math terms. The Textbooks sections is a MAJOR asset. Here, you can match ("Align") activities to chapters and lessons from textbooks from these series: Connected Math, Math Thematics, Mathematics in Context, and MathScape! Example: From MathScape Book 1, "What Does the Data Say?", Lesson 2, Name Exchange: You get two Interactivate Activities called Box Plot and Box Plot 2. The Standards section has NCTM math standards for grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. This was a Kim Komando Cool Site of the Day. Note: This program requires Java.

     

    Investigations in Number, Data, and Space® This is TERC's online math games hotlist, with sections for K-1, 2-3, and 4-5 grades. Some local schools are telling parents to use only these sites. Well, our younger kids do seem to like them. Some of these sites we already have, others not. There are also curriculum and professional development links.

     

    Johnnie's Math Page Links to Interactive Math Tools and Activities for Students and Teachers from Kindergarten through Middle School. "I mentor elementary teachers in math teaching and learning and originally built this resource for them. It was popular so I've made it available to teachers and kids across the country. If you could let students and teachers know about this resource, it would be greatly appreciated." No problem!

     

    KA has 100 free games indexed alphabetically; and by grade (pre-K - 6), subject (the 3 Rs plus Animals and Science), age (toddler to 12), and arcade games. There are mobile games, too. Down at the bottom there's an idex of all three sites' game, activities, worksheets, curriculum, resources list, and lesson plans.

     

    New SiteKS2 Bitesize Numeracy For middle and upper elementary students. "Why do numbers and formulas matter? In this section see how knowing about sums, averages, shapes, graphs and measurements can help you out with many tasks." Three sections: Number, Shape, space, and measures, and Handling data.

    Scotland the Brave! There's also an excellent Scottish 2nd Level Bitesize - Mathematics.

     

     

     

    KS3 Bitesize Maths For upper elementary through middle school/junior high in American parlance. Excellent, large group of well organized activities reviews and tests cover practically the entire math curriculum! Not cute and flashy like the KS1, but students can find anything they need to review in here. Presumes self-discipline or an attentive teacher, of course. Thank the BBC, who obviously put a lot of effort into this magnum opus.

     

    Gold StarKhan Academy "is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) with the mission of providing a world-class education to anyone, anywhere...We are complementing Salman (Khan's) ever-growing library with user-paced exercises--developed as an open source project--allowing the Khan Academy to become the free classroom for the World." 1800+ videos cover math from 1 + 1 up through differential equations; Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Organic Chem, Cosmology, Astronomy; History; Finance (BIG section!); Test Prep: SAT, GMAT, CAHSEE, IIT JEE. The videos are wonderful! This is amazing and FREE! (Oh, all right then! ...)

    Khaaaaan! KHAAAAAAAAAAN!!

     

    Kids Numbers from KidsKnowIt. Excellent site with games (drills) that cover all the operations, plus money, telling time, intros to algebra and geometry.

     

    Gold spinning star  Kid's Place Test Quest Houghton-Mifflin's Eduplace Site teaches kids how to take multiple choice tests! With animated coach and practice problems. Try this as a whole class session with a digital projector.

     

    Line Jumper from Funbrain is one of our "most favoritist" number line games. It's a classic that still teaches. Five levels of difficulty ranging from 1 - 10 up into negative double digits.

     

    Mr.Nussbaum's Math Games from Mr. Nussbaum.com - "A Thousand Sites in One." Here are all of his fabulous math games on one page! Color coded by grade, too.

     

    Make A Match from Cyberchase Games Central! Find equivalent fractions in six increasingly challenging rounds! Definitely aids facts retention in kids and adults. Good sound effects.

     

    Math Blaster the venerable game is now an online math learning station! The bulk of the online activities are subscription only, but there are oodles of downloadable pdf worksheets, sorted by grade level and by the basic operations.

     

    animated calculator gif Math Calculators! Here are 30 math calculators, each one calculates something different. bottom. Some are funny, others for serious work, all are accurate. Kitchen measurements, dog years, wind chill, map scales, planting, prime numbers, energy terms, weather, money, savings, time zones, binary, more, more, more!

     

     

    Math Doesn't Suck and Kiss My Math. These are two books by Danica McKellar, of The Wonder Years, who grew up and earned a Bachelor's in Mathematics. Middle School girls (ages 11 to 14) like these books - some even love them. "How to survive middle school math without losing your mind or breaking a nail." Her girl to girl style resonates with many girls. The math is sound and the problem solving techniques work. Using them this very evening with 11 and 12 year olds who are struggling with Least Common Multiples and Greatest Common Factors was rewarding. As any teacher knows, seeing students light up when they "get it" can make your day! This is a non-compensated endorsement.

     

    Math Flash Cards from Play to Learn Online interactive flash card drill kids in the four elementary operations.

     

    Maths for all!!! Covers Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, and Statistics. Designed for grades 5 - 8. Dozens of concepts explained, with practice exercises to try for each one. Some of these are: percentages, fractions, volume, equations, inequalities, linear equations, variables, shapes, graphs & charts, logarithms, matrices, and factorials. "Problems, explanations, and solutions." Revise means to study, to review for a test. Great site from the UK.

     

    Number Games from Kids Math Games. Explore fractions, decimals, percentages, probabilities, multiplication, division, quizzes, worksheets, even an addition game!

     

    MattiMath Glossary Harcourt's wonderful math glossary explains hundreds of terms with spoken pronunciations and animated shapes! Sorted by grade!

     

    Math Hunt uses facts from Science and Social Studies to solve math problems. Neat way to integrate lessons. Also has lesson plans.

     

    Math Lines is a unique game that makes kids think about addition while they do it. You have to add to make 10 while a conga line of single digit numbers circle a drain! If they hit the hole, you lose!

     

    Math Magician Are you a Math Magician? Play these fast and timed flash card games and see! Upper and lower elementary operations (+ - * /) or choose mixed quizzes.

     

    Math Playgound - Wow! This is an amazing math site! Math Games, Word Problems, Logic Puzzles, Math Videos! Thinking Blocks to model math problems, and wonderful online manipulatives. A simple Logo program complete with a turtle! The videos alone are worth your visit. Their video about learning the times tables is a classic, narrated by an elementary teacher who obviously loves the subject. This is a great way to spend a computer lab session, or you could assign parts of the site as homework.

     

    Math Worksheet Center "What is Math Worksheet Center? A huge K-12 math worksheets resource! 8,000+ math worksheets. Complete math explanations! Not a plain old worksheet site! We give instructions on all core K-12 math skill areas. Math Worksheets Center is home to over 8,000 K-12 math worksheets, lessons, homework, and quizzes. We also offer over 130 free math teaching and learning articles." These are on their Mathtips page. This looks like an excellent site. You will have to subscribe for a nominal fee to get the most of what they offer.

     

    Math worksheets generators Free! "LessonCorner's Math worksheets generators allow teachers to generate dynamic math worksheets for all grades in 4 easy steps." We checked these out and they work. You can crank out worksheets for everything from elementary addition through graphing and polynomials. Instructions are easy to follow and you can move back and forth as necessary. LessonCorner asked us to look at their free material, and we found it to be useful for teachers and homeschoolers.

     

    MathABC.com: Free online math practice "Everyday hundreds of kids make use of MathABC.com to improve their math skills. MathABC.com is designed in such a way that each child can practice and work on improving math results. Select a grade and start practicing immediately." Kind of similar to Saxon Math but more colorful.

     

    Mathematics from Sadlier-Oxford Educational Publishing. This is excellent. Features both online and printable activities for grades K-6, prealgebra, and Algebra 1. Also has animated tutorials for reteaching or just for watching. Practice includes skills updates (a LOT of skills updates), Math Minutes, Problem of the Day, and Math Activites (interactive.) We're not done, they also feature an audio math glossary and interactive flash math activities. This site uses popups - so don't have popups blocked.

     

    Mathematics - Miss Deely's Website from the UK was recommended to us on FB. That was fortuitous, because this is a fine site for maths! It covers everything from the multiplication facts (times tables) up through trigonometry and advance algebra. The way the material's presented is what makes the site so useful. She has six level's worth* of in-class lecture notes, discussion slides of worked problems, homework assignments and solutions, advice and encouragement. This is a place both students and teachers need to see! Going in Mathematics > Intermediate and > Secondary.
    * Level 2 (1V), Level 2 (2Y), Level 3 (2T), Level 3 & 4 (3.24), National 5 (4.21), and Int 2 (5.25)

     

    MathsFlash "is a collection of short activities which link maths to current issues in the real world. Each activity consists of a single interactive webpage and takes 1-10 minutes to complete. A new 'question of the day' is available every weekday and new activities are uploaded each weekend. Recent uploads are shown on the main page or accessed via the category buttons above (e.g. Sport); the entire database can be searched using the archive search on the right." GREAT site from the UK. Get your kiddos' heads working!

     

    MathsZone Interactive Maths Games and Activities. Pretty much covers everything, from addition to pre-algebra. Numbers, shapes, probability, measurement, and investigations. Includes an excellent Telling the Time section with lots of links. A sincere thanks to Mandy Barrow, who maintains and runs this site and others.

     

    Metric Conversion & Metric System Easy and concise, this site does interactive metric to US conversions for: length, weight (mass), temperature, area, volume/capacity, mileage, enegy, force, and power! There are also tables giving equivalent volume, area, mass, and length values. There are explanations of weight vs. mass, and how to do temperature conversions. Excellent reference and help site!

     

    Metric Conversions Nice! Easily switch between metric and American measurements! Students would find this useful for checking answers after they work them out :P (Better be able to show your work.) They also have mobile apps, conversion tables, and an online calculator!

     

    Mission Magnetite from Cyberchase Games Central! In this 3-way matchup, you must match a percentage with its equivalent fraction and graphic, in five increasingly more challenging levels! Good learning for kids and a good refresher for adults!

     

    Mixing in Math An after school math activity site for parents, teachers, and caregivers. "Mixing in Math activities are:

    * Quick ways to mix math in to what after-school programs already do: sports, snack time, arts and crafts, playground games;
    * Easy to prep;
    * Easy to lead. You don't need math background or special training;
    * Designed to be used with any school math curriculum and can complement homework in a variety of ways.
    * Free!

     

    Mothmatic as in ARITHmatic not AUTOmatic. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions games for grades 1 - 6. Funny, cute, animated insects fill every exercise. We also liked the multiple choice format. " Free to use animated Math games for Kids." These give quite a good drill! Thank you, Craig Gibson, for your email about your site! Those insects must have been fun to draw and code!

     

    Multiplication.com We love this site! "We have added over 100 new web pages. NEW lessons and instructional videos." The new Teach the Times Tables section is awesome! Lots of new things to explore! Their interactive games are constantly updated and are eminently playable. Plenty of good multiplication games, printable worksheets, resources, a lot more. Some games may also be purchased and downloaded. Stop reading this and go there! Great for homework - we know of teachers who assign this site. Honest.

     

    Cool  Multiflyer! Go directly to Multiflyer! Click "Skip to Multiflyer." On the next page, click Yes or No. On the next page, click How to Play if you're a newcomer. Otherwise choose Practice or Play. Make sure you check out out all options before clicking Start! Use the multiplication table grid if you need help. Click Lock All at the end of each set of problems, then blast off to explore the planets. Click Next Mission to continue. Wonderful math game! You may now buy, download, and install this game, too.

     

    spinning gold starNational Library of Virtual Manipulatives Interactive online manipulatives for preschool through high school! Broken out by grade level and subject matrix. This is a great site!

     

    Number Munchers  It's back! Play Number Munchers online at this tribute site! The problems are harder and the bad guys are smarter, so beware! Other than that, a faithful copy of that old 1980's MECC game. Show your kids what YOU played on Apples in computer class. Does not play well on less than Windows XP.

     

    Number Nut is a math site from the 4Kids! people. Good information and some interesting online math activities, similar in principle to the great AAA Math site. Sorted by Basic and Advanced lessons and activities, the site covers most of the elementary math curriculum. We think it's worth your valuable time to take look here.

     

    Number Time This fun elementary site has songs about math signs and number lines. Also has the Addem video series, about Addem's mathematical adventures with his ant friends. Several good math games such as "Snakes and Ladders" and "Test the Toad" (number line practice). Check the menu on the left of the page for more games and options. Part of the vast, excellent BBC Schools site.

     

    Place Value Pirates from Mr. Nussbaum.com - "A Thousand Sites in One." Fight pirates and complete a quest by choosing the right place value for numbers! Kids can play this with or without decimals. From the creators of Tony Fraction's Pizza Shop.

     

    Place Value to Thousands from Toon University. " It is important to understand the value of each numeral in a number. This game will test your understanding of place value to the thousands position." Three levels with a hilarious cartoon character as a helper! Excellent special effects!

     

    Play To Learn "Online games designed to teach K-5 math skills." Interactive online games to tell time, count money, add, subtract, multiply, and divide. Thanks, "Mr. Dustin."

     

    Plotting Points on a Coordinate System from the University of Wisconsin Online. Fast and accurate introduction to the subject. Animated Flash slides walk students through the basic x y and ordered pairs concepts, then lets students test their knowledge with interactive plots. This is one of very many subjects covered in their Flash-powered Learning Objects, a huge collection of modules arranged by subject.

     

    Probability Simulations From Maths Online: "The following Flash movies simulate typical probability experiments. Carry out the experiments in the usual way with the whole class and then run the simulations to generate a large number of trials." You plug in the numbers, the simulator runs the trials! Coin flips, spinners, a sack simulation, and rolling dice.

     

    Quizzes.cc - Online Quizzes, Tests, Trivia, Worksheets, and Free Games "... provides math quizzes for teachers and students. You can create a quiz and select the range of numbers you'd like to use. Students can grade the quiz online and generate new problems for more practice." Quizzes for all four elementary operations, plus times table quizzes and a nice metric conversion chart. There are also children's literature, science, and geography quizzes. Secondary students can practice metric conversions, some middle school science, and world geography. Thanks to John @ Quizzes.cc for the email!

     

    Roman Numerals Explains what Roman numerals are, how they work, and has a handy base 10 to Roman numeral converter!

     

    Saxon Math - Basic Facts Practice   If kids need to drill, this site is the place to do it! Very good and well organized site. Part of Saxon's always good online activities. In these times when many public schools are discouraging math drills, sites like this one become essential for your child's math education. (Please do not blame the teachers, it is not their fault.)

     

    Smart Kit School-Safe Puzzle Games "stimulate thinkng, logic, and problem solving." Here are oodles of thinking games in several categories. All have music and live action, and no violence. Make sure you understand what you are supposed to do before playing, instructions are at the bottom of each games's start page. Useful to teachers. Have fun! Thanks to Ryan at Smart-Kit for the email.

     

    Stock the Shelves from Mr. Nussbaum.com is a point-plotting game. "You play the role of Sammy – a convenient store clerk who is running late for work! He has two minutes to stock the shelves full of his customer’s favorite sodas. Each soda has to be in a special place on the shelves. It is your job to put them there using a special coordinate plane." Music and fast-paced play will hold kids' interest as they learn more about points on a plane.

     

    Sumdog "Free Games to Make Math Fun" Suddenly very popular in local schools, our kids want to play it all the time! Log in or play as guest, "Everything on Sumdog is free except for progress reports.". Areas for kids and for their teachers. Kids start out training and progress through different levels via games. Games cover +, -, *, \. Teachers can can 1 - create a free account, then 2- Set up your school, 3- Create & print student logins, 4 - Students log in and play, 5 - Take part in local contests, 6 - Create a student activity. Pricing: "A class subscription covering 30 students costs $60 per year." They also have school discounts and district subscriptions.

     

    Netherlands flagTables of Multiplication Fun, fast, and friendly! Students may practice one or more numbers. The timer slides from green to yellow to red, before giving the answer. "This web site will help you to learn the tables of multiplication quickly and in a fun way. Start straight away, earn some money and buy something in "the shop" of tablesofmultiplication.com." There is a good explanation for teachers about how the game works. Thanks to Frank and Peter de Witte for submitting their site! Yet another "good site" from the Netherlands.

     

    Gold spinning star Test Quest Houghton-Mifflin's Eduplace Site teaches kids how to take multiple choice tests! With animated coach and practice problems. Try this as a whole class session with a digital projector.

     

    That Quiz Click this link now!! Scalable, customizable quizzes in all levels of K-12 mathematics. Geography, languages, cell structure, elements, periodic tables, anatomy, conversions. Their righteous pitch: "What is ThatQuiz?

    A free service for teachers who want to replace paper tests with online testing.
    An online grade book providing fast analysis of class and individual student progress.
    An exchange for teachers to share the resources they create.
    A skills site for students, especially useful for math practice and testing.

    Registration is free and teachers who register receive complete record-keeping of student grades. They have access to more precise test-generation tools, can create single tests with questions from different categories, can create matching and multiple choice questions, and can access a public test library. There is no reason for students to register, since the additional features are only useful for teachers."

     

    Downloads  Timez Attack Now with Division drills in the new Version 4.5! "The Ultimate Multiplication Tables Video Game" This game is wonderful, and the base (2s-12s) version is a free download.  If you want the expansions you'll have to buy them. They're quite good. Everything Big Brainz says is true, kids love this game. NOTE: Our link goes ONLY to their Download page. For everything else, go to the Main Page at Bigbrainz.com.. PS: Version 4.5 really is a lot different. Our kids like it better!

     

    Tony Fraction's Pizza Shop from Mr. Nussbaum.com - "A Thousand Sites in One." Challenging fraction game, tests knowledge of equivalent fractions by mixing different sizes slices and toppings on a pizza! There is even a good video that explains how to play. This is a good learning tool for any student who is not afraid to think.

     

    Triplets Triplets is one of many fraction games accessible through Math Playground. You must put the equivalent fractions in the same circle. 15 fractions, 5 circles, there'd better be 3 fractions in each circle! Increasing levels of difficulty, but not too hard. A good drill for learning equivalencies.

     

    Visual Fractions Excellent interactive site for learning about fractions. Great for large group sessions using a digital projector attached to the computer.

     

    Zeus' Petals from the makers of Multiflyer. Work your way through 48 levels (of multiplication facts) to restore all the petals to the flowering tree of peace! Pretty imaginative multiplication drill. Players can resume games by typing in the passwords they get when they leave. Try this one out!

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    spinning gold starAAA Math New and improved with even more topics! An oldie but still growing and going. Many teachers think this is one of the best math sites for online learning. Covers K-8 Common Core math content requirements, always has. Generally, a short tutorial is followed by practice activities - open or times at the teacher's choice. Available on CD, too! Now with sections for Geography (US States, Countries), Spelling, Vocabulary,(both at AAASpell) and Sudoku! Este sitio también está disponible en Espanol - Clique aqui.

     

    After School Mathematics "The After School Math website is a full-featured math website for grades 5-8 created by after school staff and credentialed teachers. The site consists of 10 thematic activity modules, each with at least four activities. These content standard aligned activities are fun, hands-on, and provide opportunities for small group interaction, cooperation, and student leadership." Go for it!

     

    Algebra (Point plotting and line graphing) from FunBased Learning. "Need to learn how to graph points? Here's a free, fun, interactive game by a former Math teacher that teaches you how. Play it online right now for free." Graph Mole (three levels) and Line Gem 1 are engaging and get the job done.

     

    All About Measurement Part of AAA Math (url fixed!) The name says it all! Time, temperature, distance, more.

     

    Angles (new url) is a BBC KS2 Bitesize math lesson. It explains angles, degrees, using a protractor, perpendicular and parallel lines. There's a cute but accurate practice game and a 10 question quiz. (This is the usual Bitesize format for any subject they teach.) Excellent online lesson for 4th grade through middle school.

     

    Avro's Adventure is a great ThinkQuest site about graphing distance, rate, and time. Covers D=RT, slope, y=mx+b, vectors, position, acceleration, velocity, and how they all interact. Thirteen different lessons explain it all very well. 

     

    BrainCake Welcome to the Girls' Math & Science Partnership, a program of Carnegie Science Center. Based in Pittsburgh, "BrainCake is an online sisterhood for girls 11 – 17 and stakeholders focused on girls’ inclusion in the areas of math, science, technology, and engineering. BrainCake.org features forums, programs, scholarships, virtual mentoring, girl blogs, podcasts, homework help, research and resources in a framework that integrates pop culture, science, and learning."

     

    ChiliMath teaches the concepts of algebra. "At this time, the website covers introductory, intermediate, and advanced algebra topics/lessons along with video tutorials, practice exercises, and handwritten worked examples. I also offer free math tutoring to help students with their homework." Introductory Algebra has seven lessons covering the things students need to know to start out with a good foundation. Intermediate Algebra has 29 lessons covering exponents, factoring, linear equations, polynomials, quadratic equations, slopes, and more. Advanced Algebra covers 39 topics: complex equations, Cramer's rule, determinants, functions, inequalities, lines, logarithms, matrix operations, quadratic equations, radical equations/expressions/inequalities, and systems of linear equations. AND he offers free tutoring by email! So we tried this out and it was wonderful, even right-brainers could handle this - the step by step teaching of the processes is very well done - better than most hard copy textbooks out there. Kudos to Michael Estela, who emailed GSFK about his site!

     

    Coolmath Algebra 1 and Coolmath Algebra 2 pretty much cover all of high school algebra, from exponents to permutations, and everything else along the way. Nice and slow explanations of each topic. Topics build upon one another, too. Periodic exercises to check understanding. FREE, all students have to do is the work.

     

    Create a Graph from NCES KidsZone. Kids can create five types of graphs, input data, and print it out. Includes a tutorial.

     

    Dimensions "A walk through mathematics! A film for a wide audience! Nine chapters, two hours of maths, that take you gradually up to the fourth dimension. Mathematical vertigo guaranteed! Background information on every chapter: see "Details". Free download, and you can watch the films online! The film can also be ordered as a DVD. This film is being distributed under a Creative Commons license."

     

    Edu Gain "Learn Smart" Here's an international site (free registration) that emphasizes mathematics. Their essay on opening children's minds to mathematics is a good read on its own. The site has two sections; Math Olympiad (Higher Order Thinking Questions), and General Math (online and printables drills). Not a site for slackers, kids will have to work and think here. Thanks, Anamika Sinha, for the email about Edu Gain!

     

    Fraction to Decimal and Millimeter Table from HamUniverse "Convert fractions to decimals and millimeters and reverse." Nice! It comes with good, clear instructions. To which we add these words of advice. You can do most of this manually! To go from Fraction to Decimal, divide the top number by the bottom number. Look at their table. 1/64 = 1 divided by 64 = 0.0156, right? To go from Decimal to Millimeter, multiply the decimal number by 2.54 (why?). Example from their table: 0.0156 inches (") times 2.54 = 0.3969 millimeters (mm). To go from millimeters to decimal inches, divide the millimeter number by 64 (once again, why?). Example from their table: 0.3969 millimeters divided by 2.54 = 0.0156 inches. Hint: There are 2.54 millimeters = 1 foot (12"). How many centimeters = 1 foot?

     

    Free Mathematics Books 258 math books available online for reading or downloading. We're talking high school to university-level mathematics here. "Here is an alphabetical list of online mathematics books, textbooks, monographs, lecture notes, and other mathematics related documents freely available on the web. I tried to select only the works in book formats, "real" books that are mainly in PDF format...The list is updated almost on a daily basis.."

     

    DownloadsGNUmber Munchers "is an educational math program based on MECC's early 80s munchers games, with new graphics." So writes Will Heublein, whose two fun and playable Number Munchers tributes are your freeware alternative to hunting down those old games and trying (usually without success) to make them run again. OK, so these are not exact clones of the MECC games, but they're close enough! We've been using them with elementary and middle school students for a few years now and they get the job done. No mouse needed, just use the arrow keys. GNUmber Munchers 2010 is an online beta version that runs fine on Internet Explorer. We wish more people would emulate Mr. Heublein and redo some of the good old MECC games! To download these games: Go to the very bottom of the GNUmber Munchers page where it says "Old Windows versions (Downloadable .exe files):" Standard version is for upper elementary/middle/jr high students, Elementary is for elementary kids. What is GNU?

     

    DownloadsGraph 4.3 Here's a powerful upper grades' free function graphing program from Denmark (it's in English). Draw functions, draw relations, save as graphics and .pdf, evaluate, calculate, point series, trendlines, shade, label, create your own custom functions. Another SourceForge project. Made by Ivan Johansen. "The program is open source (GNU GPL) and you may give it to whomever you like."

     

    Graph Sketcher from Interactivate. Students input equations and see what results on this interactive X Y coordinate chart. Discover slope form, y-intercepts, parabolas, anything that would work on graph paper works here.

     

    Hooda Math Games section, divided into Geometry, Arithmetic, and Logic. Two or three pages of games in each category. It's refreshing to find Logic games online! A well regarded site with good math games. 

     

    HOT X: Algebra Exposed! Danica McKellar is back! This time she explains algebra to girls. Is she qualified? Here's her chops: "Best known for her roles on The Wonder Years and The West Wing, Danica McKellar is also a three-time New York Times bestselling author, internationally-recognized mathematician and advocate for math education. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA with a degree in Mathematics, Danica has been honored in Britain's esteemed Journal of Physics and the New York Times for her work in mathematics, most notably for her role as co-author of a ground-breaking mathematical physics theorem which bears her name (The Chayes-McKellar-Winn Theorem)." So yeah, she's qualified. What we like about this book, and all her math books for tween and teen girls is - she's been there & done that - she explains things in a special girl-to-girl BFF way, without dumbing down the math. Teen girls and co-eds use this book and it really helps!

     

    inch/mm Conversion Chart from Maryland Metrics. Handy chart compares inch fractions and decimals with their metric equivalents. The site also explains how to convert, and features a fast interactive conversion calculator. This is from an industrial supply firm in Maryland, where people use these tables in a real life business environment.

     

    Informal Geometry by MathMastery Inc. Video clips and interactive, downloadable Flash videos cover Geometry in 13 progressive units from intro to perimeters up through volume. Also covers using a compass and a protractor. Elementary kids who know their times tables could use this easily. Another fine example of what you can find at Curriki!

     

    Interactive Math Simulations from PhET at CU Boulder. Here are 28 mathematics-related playable simulations - everything from fractions and times tables to physics, upper level math, and playing Plinko! Play online (needs Java), or download and install them, or embed them in your webpage! Don't forget to see the rest of PhET's simulations!

     

    Interactivate has 133 Java-based math Activities. You can browse by audience, subject, topic, or resource type. "Browse by audience" gets you a choice of Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and college. The Discussion page has dialogues between a teacher and a student for 117 math topics! Each of these could be easily converted into a ready to go math lesson! The Lessons section has 90 ready to go NCTM lesson plans for print outs. The Tools section contains 44 of the activities pulled out of the Activities section. The Dictionary is a good, basic glossary of 188 math terms. The Textbooks sections is a MAJOR asset. Here, you can match ("Align") activities to chapters and lessons from textbooks from these series: Connected Math, Math Thematics, Mathematics in Context, and MathScape! Example: From MathScape Book 1, "What Does the Data Say?", Lesson 2, Name Exchange: You get two Interactivate Activities called Box Plot and Box Plot 2. The Standards section has NCTM math standards for grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. This was a Kim Komando Cool Site of the Day. Note: This program requires Java.

     

    Just Math Tutorials YouTube videos of every middle school, high school, and many college math topics. This guy explains it all. Talk about a labor of love! Algebra, trigonometry, calculus- from scientific notation and how to add exponents to linear equations, limit problems, differential equations, statistics, SAT practice; subdivided into dozens and dozens of videos. Perhaps in the spirit of Khan Academy but only covers maths. reddit.

     

    KHaaaaaaan!!Gold StarKhan Academy "is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) with the mission of providing a world-class education to anyone, anywhere...We are complementing Salman (Khan's) ever-growing library with user-paced exercises--developed as an open source project--allowing the Khan Academy to become the free classroom for the World." 1800+ videos cover math from 1 + 1 up through differential equations; Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Organic Chem, Cosmology, Astronomy; History; Finance (BIG section!); Test Prep: SAT, GMAT, CAHSEE, IIT JEE. The videos are wonderful! This is amazing and FREE! (Oh, all right then! KHAAAAAAAAN!!)

     

    KS3 Bitesize Maths For upper elementary through middle school/junior high in American parlance. Excellent, large group of well organized activities reviews and tests cover practically the entire math curriculum! Not cute and flashy like the KS1, but students can find anything they need to review in here. Presumes self-discipline or an attentive teacher, of course. Thank the BBC, who obviously put a lot of effort into this magnum opus.

     

    animated calculator gif Math Calculators! Here are 30 math calculators, each one calculates something different. bottom. Some are funny, others for serious work, all are accurate. Kitchen measurements, dog years, wind chill, map scales, planting, prime numbers, energy terms, weather, money, savings, time zones, binary, more, more, more!

     

    Math Open Reference "Mission: A free interactive math textbook on the web. Initially covering high-school geometry...Using interactive tools and compelling animations, it provides an engaging way to learn and explore the subject. Teachers will have new ways to teach, and the students a new way to learn that is fun and engaging." Anything you need to learn about high school geometry - plane, coordinate, or solid - it's in here! One example: Circles. Interactive with Java animations. Graphical functions explorers, too. This is absolutely amazing! Hard to believe it's free.

     

    Mathtutor "To bridge the gap from school to university study, to revise or find the maths topic you missed, you will want to meet mathtutor. Video tutorials, with diagnostics, summary text and exercises, take you through more than eighty topics in the way you choose." ("revise" = "study for an exam") This site is designed to help secondary school/high school students to brush up on concepts they need to learn to (1) graduate, (2) learn for a job, (3) study for college entrance exams, (4) prepare for college mathematics courses. The seven "subject areas" cover the spectrum from basic fractions up through differential and integral calculus. "Clicking a title from the left hand 7 subjects will open up a list of topics, each one having a video tutorial, support text, diagnostic test and an exercise to do." It's free, there are diagnostic tests, the videos are very good, and you work at your own pace!

     

    Math Warehouse logoMath Warehouse for secondary students, is kind of like a jungle of mathematical awesomeness! The further you go in (figuratively speaking) the more amazing interactive examples, exotic online problem-solving calculators, online games, lessons, and demos you find! Covers everything from angles to vectors, including algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and the formulae for all of it! Also covers scientific notation and the FOIL method of multiplying binomials. Grab points of a polygon and watch angles and lengths change! See a calculator show what your polygon looks like. When a calculator solves a problem it shows the work. It's like opening a treasure chest!

     

    Mathematics - Miss Deely's Website from the UK was recommended to us on FB. That was fortuitous, because this is a fine site for maths! It covers everything from the multiplication facts (times tables) up through trigonometry and advance algebra. The way the material's presented is what makes the site so useful. She has six level's worth* of in-class lecture notes, discussion slides of worked problems, homework assignments and solutions, advice and encouragement. This is a place both students and teachers need to see! Going in Mathematics > Intermediate and > Secondary.
    * Level 2 (1V), Level 2 (2Y), Level 3 (2T), Level 3 & 4 (3.24), National 5 (4.21), and Int 2 (5.25)

     

    Maths for all!!! Covers Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, and Statistics. Designed for grades 5 - 8. Dozens of concepts explained, with practice exercises to try for each one. Some of these are: percentages, fractions, volume, equations, inequalities, linear equations, variables, shapes, graphs & charts, logarithms, matrices, and factorials. "Problems, explanations, and solutions." Revise means to study, to review for a test. Great site from the UK.

     

    Metric Conversion & Metric System Easy and concise, this site does interactive metric to US conversions for: length, weight (mass), temperature, area, volume/capacity, mileage, enegy, force, and power! There are also tables giving equivalent volume, area, mass, and length values. There are explanations of weight vs. mass, and how to do temperature conversions. Excellent reference and help site!

     

    Metric Conversions Nice! Easily switch between metric and American measurements! Students would find this useful for checking answers after they work them out :P (Better be able to show your work.) They also have mobile apps, conversion tables, and an online calculator!

     

    Mission Magnetite from Cyberchase Games Central! In this 3-way matchup, you must match a percentage with its equivalent fraction and graphic, in five increasingly more challenging levels! Good learning for kids and a good refresher for adults!

     

    Mudd Math Fun Facts Who says math is dry? This middle school + site's fun math facts really are fun.

     

    National Library of Virtual Manipulatives Interactive online manipulatives for preschool through high school! Broken out by grade level and subject matrix. This is a great site!

     

    Number Games from Kids Math Games. Explore fractions, decimals, percentages, probabilities, multiplication, division, quizzes, worksheets, even an addition game!

     

    PhET Simulations - HTML5 PhET has six new simulations (more coming) that use HTML5 instead of Flash or Java. This means they are compatible with any modern browser, AND with tablets!* You don't have to download anything anymore. See the 2:26 video, it's worth watching. (*This is kind of a big deal.)

     

    Plotting Points on a Coordinate System from the University of Wisconsin Online. Fast and accurate introduction to the subject. Animated Flash slides walk students through the basic x y and ordered pairs concepts, then lets students test their knowledge with interactive plots. This is one of very many subjects covered in their Flash-powered Learning Objects, a huge collection of modules arranged by subject.

     

    Pythagoras Theorem (called Pythagorean Theorem in the US) This site explains everything about the Theorem. It includes a video and links to more information. A good resource. Thanks to Darren Cross.

     

    Quizzes.cc - Online Quizzes, Tests, Trivia, Worksheets, and Free Games "... provides math quizzes for teachers and students. You can create a quiz and select the range of numbers you'd like to use. Students can grade the quiz online and generate new problems for more practice." Quizzes for all four elementary operations, plus times table quizzes and a nice metric conversion chart. There are also children's literature, science, and geography quizzes. Secondary students can practice metric conversions, some middle school science, and world geography. Thanks to John @ Quizzes.cc for the email!

     

    Sampler of Mathematics for gr9-10/ 14-16yr From Curriki! "The curriculum resources contained in this folder represent a selection of high-quality materials from the Curriki repository for grades 9-10/ages 14-16 in Mathematics." There are some interactive online actitivities in here in zip file form for you to unzip; also some .pdf lesson plans and online lesson plans.

     

    Smart Kit School-Safe Puzzle Games "stimulate thinkng, logic, and problem solving." Here are oodles of thinking games in several categories. All have music and live action, and no violence. Make sure you understand what you are supposed to do before playing, instructions are at the bottom of each games's start page. Useful to teachers. Have fun! Thanks to Ryan at Smart-Kit for the email.

     

    That Quiz Click this link now!! Scalable, customizable quizzes in all levels of K-12 mathematics. Geography, languages, cell structure, elements, periodic tables, anatomy, conversions. Their righteous pitch: "What is ThatQuiz?

    A free service for teachers who want to replace paper tests with online testing.
    An online grade book providing fast analysis of class and individual student progress.
    An exchange for teachers to share the resources they create.
    A skills site for students, especially useful for math practice and testing.

    Registration is free and teachers who register receive complete record-keeping of student grades. They have access to more precise test-generation tools, can create single tests with questions from different categories, can create matching and multiple choice questions, and can access a public test library. There is no reason for students to register, since the additional features are only useful for teachers."

     

    Whatcom Community College Online Math Center Twenty-one links to free math courses, more links to resources, too. Algebra, calculus, fractals, more. Mostly this is for parents, teachers, and secondary students.

     

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    Logic and Probabilty venn diagram A subsection of Math

    Edu Gain "Learn Smart" Here's an international site (free registration) that emphasizes mathematics. Their essay on opening children's minds to mathematics is a good read on its own. The site has two sections; Math Olympiad (Higher Order Thinking Questions), and General Math (online and printables drills). Not a site for slackers, kids will have to work and think here. Thanks, Anamika Sinha, for the email about Edu Gain!

     

    FIDGiT a fast-paced action thinking game that you can add onto! "DESIGNiT, BUILDiT, FIDGiT is an exciting puzzle game where you solve challenges and save tiny creatures called Fidgits! Think fast and manipulate blocks, springs, funnels, and other objects to bring the Fidgits home safely.

    Features:
    -Your Fidgits bounce and roll with a real physics engine!
    -A library of brain-teasing challenges
    -Make your own custom levels, and share with friends
    -Unlock new materials: paint buckets, tubes, pendulums, and more!
    -It's sandbox-style play with countless combinations"

    From Design Squad Nation - WGBH Boston!.

     

    Interactivate has 133 Java-based math Activities. You can browse by audience, subject, topic, or resource type. "Browse by audience" gets you a choice of Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and college. The Discussion page has dialogues between a teacher and a student for 117 math topics! Each of these could be easily converted into a ready to go math lesson! The Lessons section has 90 ready to go NCTM lesson plans for print outs. The Tools section contains 44 of the activities pulled out of the Activities section. The Dictionary is a good, basic glossary of 188 math terms. The Textbooks sections is a MAJOR asset. Here, you can match ("Align") activities to chapters and lessons from textbooks from these series: Connected Math, Math Thematics, Mathematics in Context, and MathScape! Example: From MathScape Book 1, "What Does the Data Say?", Lesson 2, Name Exchange: You get two Interactivate Activities called Box Plot and Box Plot 2. The Standards section has NCTM math standards for grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. This was a Kim Komando Cool Site of the Day. Note: This program requires Java.

     

    JigZone is a "Jigsaw Puzzle Paradise". Make one of their many online puzzles in 16 different piece numbers and shapes, from six to 247 pieces. There are daily puzzles and puzzle galleries. You can even upload photos and make them into puzzles! It's free, although they do sell things in their online shop.

     

    Logic Games from Hooda Math Here are 50 playable logic games to to tease and tickle kid's brains!

     

    Logic Games from smart-kit These 29 games will make you think - some of them may take more than one day! Excellent graphics and sounds, too.

     

    Logic Zoo is a Cyberchase game from PBS Kids. Kids must place unique animals back in their (Venn diagram) zoos, classified by animal characteristics. Another thinking game and a way to introduce principles of logic. 

     

    Math Logic Games from Math Playgound has 21 logic games for all ages. Colorful and loud, they will test kids' logic skills!

     

    Probability Simulations From Maths Online: "The following Flash movies simulate typical probability experiments. Carry out the experiments in the usual way with the whole class and then run the simulations to generate a large number of trials." You plug in the numbers, the simulator runs the trials! Coin flips, spinners, a sack simulation, and rolling dice.

     

    Smart Kit School-Safe Puzzle Games "stimulate thinking, logic, and problem solving." Here are oodles of thinking games in several categories. All have music and live action, and no violence. Make sure you understand what you are supposed to do before playing, instructions are at the bottom of each games's start page. Useful to teachers. Have fun! Thanks to Ryan at Smart-Kit for the email. Going in Mathematics.

     

    Venn Diagrams - NLVM from Utah State University. Simple to use but powerful, this could be used for teacher demos on overheads like Elmo or whiteboards like Promethean. It could also be used by individual students in class or at home. "Show Problem" starts with easy problems, then gets harder. A small part of National Library of Virtual Manipulatives, which has been on Good Sites since forever.

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