Intermediate Mathematics

A subsection of Math

This page is one small part of Good Sites for Kids!

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

*AAA
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.

*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. 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.

*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.

Common Core math, explained in 3 minutes from Vox. Well done 3 minute video. Besides the video, there's a card stack of 18 cards that explain Common Core in great and non-confusing detail (think PowerPoint slides, only without PowerPoint). If you watch this unbiased, you'll know where the Common Corps advocates are coming from.

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

Cyberchase "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!

Cyberkidz "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!

Educational games from Digipuzzle. "On this page you can find the overview of the educational games from Digipuzzle.net. All games can be played full screen on a PC, a tablet (Android Tablets, iPad, etc) or mobile phone (Android, iOS)." Here's a diverse group of kids' games, from numeracy to multiplication, with some early language arts, some geography, time, hieroglyphics, and some money math. Here they are by subject with the number of games in parentheses:

A big Thank You to Marcel van de Wouw. These are nice!

Egyptian Mathematics Numbers Hieroglyphs and Math problems for kids Part of Discovering Ancient Egypt. This page covers numerals, counting, and fractions. (Everything is Base 10 - decimal.) They are word problems that will make kids use multiplication and division. There are some algebra problems for secondary students. Fascinating stuff.

MATH PLAY - FREE ONLINE MATH
GAMES A gateway to a large, multi-level group of games.

Includes some algebra and geometry.

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.

Fraction
Frenzy from Learning
Planet **(Subscription Site Only)**
Match fractions of the same value by fast clicking. Increasing levels of difficulty.

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. It is handy if you don't want to use
a calculator and have to keep rounding up or down and maybe make a mistake.
Just use this table, it works. Use it to learn!

Frog 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.

Answer
to Frog Leap Test above:

Another Frog Test game, the answer is the same!

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 100 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."

Below you can find a list of categories with some of the activities available
in that category.

computer discovery: keyboard, mouse, different mouse gestures, ...

arithmetic: table memory, enumeration, double entry table, mirror image, ...

science: the canal lock, the water cycle, the submarine, electric simulation
...

geography: place the country on the map

games: chess, memory, connect 4, oware, sudoku ...

reading: reading practice

other: learn to tell time, puzzle of famous paintings, vector drawing, cartoon
making

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.

How
To Make A Xylophone With Water Glasses from Home Science Tools. A complete
step-by-step,

illustrated lesson plan makes up the bulk of this activity. Fractions and music.
An identical set of water glasses is also necessary as a control.

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 To Metric Conversion Table from Epsilon Engineer "Use the following reference table to convert fractions of imperial inches to metric millimetres". Goes from 1/16" up. With instructions.

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.

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.

KS2 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.

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.

Khan 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! ...)

KHAAAAAAAAAAN!!

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

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.

Mr. N's Boardwalk Challenge is a super fun activity that requires students to order positive and negative decimals and whole numbers on a number line. Upon success, players will earn "tokens" to use on boardwalk games such as ski-ball, roll the ball, whack-a-pirate, and air hockey. Tickets from these games can be earned to print out boardwalk "prizes." This game is a perfect motivator for fifth and sixth graders who will play for hours if given the chance."

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 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 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.

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.

Math 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 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.

Math 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"

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 advanced 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! * 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!

Mathwords: "Terms and Formulas from Beginning Algebra to Calculus. An interactive math dictionary with enough math words, math terms, math formulas, pictures, diagrams, tables, and examples to satisfy your inner math geek." Indexed both by beginning letter and by subject area. Also covers fractions and geometry. A great reference and teaching aid!

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! (American students would do well to just learn the metric system.)

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

Metric Measurement These podcasts introduce students to the relative size of the basic units of length, capacity, and metric weight in the metric system. They also practice estimation skills, using familiar objects.

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:

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.

The Multiplication Zombies of the Brittany Graveyard This is a quick and dirty in your face game. You will either know your mulitiplication facts, or you'll learn them very quickly! Throw correct answer pumpkins at the zombies in 5 locations, 25 quick questions each to test your skills! Going in Math > Intermediate

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Pirates for Kids from Mr. Nussbaum "features Pirate Biographies, Stories, Games, and Activites for Kids." Nine sections, for kids grades K - 6. Pirates of the Carribean, Barbary Pirates, Famous Pirates, Pirate Flags, Pirate Vocabulary, Interactive Pirates, Explorers, and two math games: Place Value Pirates, and Decimals of the Caribbean.

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. This is the Legacy version. The easier New versions (play with or without decimals), are here. 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!

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 "is the maths of chance. A probability is a number that tells you how likely (probable) something is to happen." KS3 Bitesize Revision from the BBC. "Revision" means "to review (previously studied materials) in preparation for an examination." Here are seven pages of review, from (1) probability scale to (7) finding the total number of possible outcomes when there is more than one event. As is usually the case, there is an Activity and a Test. For intermediate students.

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!

Reasonable Temperature from Turtle Dairy. This game broadens student horizons by comparing equivalent temperature on three different scales: Celsius, Fahrenheit, and Kelvin. "In this game, kids will be given various pictures along with a thermometer. They will have to estimate the temperature of the objects in the pictures. To check their estimation, they click and drop the pictures against the temperature given on the thermometer. This game will improve their practical knowledge on this subject. The more they will play, the clearer their understanding will be about the concept."

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

Save the Princess from Turtle Dairy This game covers number order, mean, median, mode, and range. Players have to work out the correct answers to get into the castle. Pretty well thought out, but maybe next time the princess can do the saving. It's hard to find a good game like this one that covers these concepts.

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.

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" Popular in local schools, 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.

Tables 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.

Teach
Math with Legos! Also known as "An Incredibly
Effective Way To Develop Your Child’s Math Skills With LEGO Blocks",

as shown in DYT. "School teacher
Alycia Zimmerman regularly uses Lego to help develop basic math skills among
her pupils.

Lego blocks, she finds, offer a great opportunity to explain fundamental math
concepts and calculations in a way which is

immediately understandable for young minds."

"So for those who can’t find the right words or who find they haven’t
got the patience to help with their kid’s math homework,

here are a few examples which Alycia uses. Each and everyone of them is incredibly
simple, but seriously effective."

Examples shown in the article include: Parts vs. whole; Fractions; Square numbers;
and Exploring mean, median, mode, and range.

Using Lego to teach maths
Here's the whole collection as shown on imgr!

Test Quest Houghton-Mifflin's Eduplace Site teaches kids how to take multiple choice tests! With an animated rhino 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?

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."

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
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.

Webmath is a math-help web site that generates answers to specific math questions and problems, as entered by a user, at any particular moment. The math answers are generated and displayed real-time, at the moment a web user types in their math problem and clicks "solve." In addition to the answers, Webmath also shows the student how to arrive at the answer. Covers Kindergarten up through calculus and financial mathematics.

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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