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Mathematics


General Information
Early Math Skills
General Math Skills
Consumer Math
Fractions & Decimals
Measurements
Algebra
Geometry
Calculus
Trigonometry
Statistics & Probability
Graphs
Teaching Math
Just for Fun

Also see information about
dyscalculia in Learning Disabilities

(Math)
How to Study Math http://tide.wikispaces.com/Math


MyScript Calculator __http://www.myscript.com/calculator/__ (Andoid and iOS) You can write your math problem and it will do the calculations for you.


GENERAL INFORMATION


How to Memorize Numbers
http://www.wikihow.com/Memorize-Numbers


Murderous Math
http://www.murderousmaths.co.uk/
This is based on a British book series for children. Look at the 'full contents' page (the first link) to see the various areas of the site - including some cool calculators a the bottom.


eCalc (Online Calculators)
http://www.ecalc.com/
This has both a Basic and a Scientific calculator you can use online. They also have reviews of ‘real’ calculators and a free “Windows Vista Sidebar calculator gadget that includes a link to our advanced online calculator.”

Talking Calculator
http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/games/calculator/

Coolmath's Graphing Calculator
http://www.coolmath.com/graphit/index.html

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
http://nctm.org/

Electronic Examples of NCTM Standards
http://standards.nctm.org/document/eexamples/index.htm
This is from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) site. The source for the examples is the Illuminations site at http://illuminations.nctm.org/

Illuminations
http://illuminations.nctm.org/
This site is by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), which is the main professional organization for math education. It’s full of great interactive activities and lessons, information about standards, and web links.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NLVM)
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html

NLVM Interactive Online Math Lessons: Browse Resources (lessons and activities)
http://enlvm.usu.edu/ma/nav/browse_by.jsp

Explore Math and Science with Gizmos [commercial; 30 day free trial]
http://www.explorelearning.com/
They describe gizmos as “online simulations that power inquiry and understanding”

Learning Objects [Department of Mathematics at Brock University]
http://www.brocku.ca/mathematics/resources/learningtools/learningobjects/index.php
Some were developed by the faculty members and others by students. (You can tell the difference!)

Math for All
http://www.edc.org/CCT/MathforAll/
"Bank Street College of Education and EDC's Center for Children and Technology have collaborated to develop digital resources for preservice and in-service professional development to better prepare teachers for serving students with and without disabilities within a standards-based mathematics curriculum." They use video case studies.

Focus on Mathematics
http://www.iris.org/math.html

Online Math Resources
http://www.cubicsci.com/MathLinks.html

Hot Math
http://www.hotmath.com
This free website has “tutorial solutions to the homework problems in many popular U.S. textbooks — algebra through calculus. Students select a textbook, page, and problem to begin a self-paced explanation for the solution.”

Computational Thinking and Math Maturity: Improving Math Education in K-8 Schools [In Free eBooks by Dave Moursund]
http://i-a-e.org/eBooks/cat_view/37-free-ebooks-by-dave-moursund.html?limit=5&order=name&dir=ASC

Learning Mathematics with Virtual Manipulatives
http://www.cited.org/index.aspx?page_id=151
“Abstract concepts are essential to understanding and performing mathematics. Manipulatives represent concretely the abstract concepts and link these concepts to prior knowledge. Virtual
manipulatives are basically digital “objects” that can be manipulated, usually with a computer
mouse, much like the more familiar physical manipulatives.”

The Most Colorful Math of All – Map Coloring: The Big Picture
http://www.c3.lanl.gov/mega-math/workbk/map/map.html

Biographies of Women Mathematicians
http://www.agnesscott.edu/lriddle/women/women.htm

Abacus: The Art of Calculating with Beads
http://www.ee.ryerson.ca:8080/~elf/abacus/

Calculating Machines
http://192.220.96.166/

Island of Discarded Calculator
http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/dildine/broken/

NumericalChameleon
http://www.jonelo.de/java/nc/
“The NumericalChameleon is a free, open source, platform-independent and localized software to convert units. It converts numbers with a precision of up to 1000 significant figures. It supports more than 3200 units in 82 categories, including not only all important physical units of categories like length, area, volume, electricity, magnetism, force, power, energy, pressure, mass, temperature, velocity, acceleration, radioactivity and time, but also exchange rates, timezones, spoken numbers (literally and via audio*), roman numbers, 35 radixes, bits&bytes, screen resolutions, colorcodes, unicodes, international dial codes, calendar and holiday calculations, phonetic alphabets and more.”

Ask Dr. Math
http://mathforum.org/dr.math/

Math Reference Tables
http://math2.org/

Tables and Formulas
http://www.sosmath.com/tables/tables.html
You can even practice your multiplication facts online!

Interactivate
http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/guide/
This is a “set of free, online courseware for exploration in science and mathematics. It is comprised of activities, lessons, and discussions.” They have areas for learners and for instructors.

Tux, of Math Command
http://sourceforge.net/projects/tuxmath
This is a “math drill game starring Tux, the Linux Penguin. Lessons are included from simple number typing through addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of positive and negative numbers. It is intended for kids 4-10.” The download is for Windows.


What is MathML?
http://www.w3.org/Math/
”A product of the W3C Math working group, MathML is a low-level specification for describing mathematics as a basis for machine to machine communication. It provides a much needed foundation for the inclusion of mathematical expressions in Web pages.”

MathML (Wikipedia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MathML

MathML in Mozilla
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/mathml/

EARLY MATH SKILLS

Varnelle Moore’s Primary Math Activities
http://mathforum.org/varnelle/index.html

Kids Kount
http://www.fi.uu.nl/rekenweb/en/welcome.xml
“This is the English counterpart of the RekenWeb. …The goal of the Rekennet project (mathnet) is to support primary school teachers in their task to teach realistic mathematics.”

Math Minutes
http://membres.distributel.net/~skipper/MadMath/mmm.htm
You can make online activity pages for the basic operations. The user can complete the activity and get immediate feedback of the answers.

Room 108 Missing Numbers Worksheet Generator
http://www.netrover.com/~kingskid/missing/main.htm
“This worksheet generator does not use stored sheets but will make millions of different worksheets. It will take a range of numbers and leave spaces for students to fill in the missing numbers.” They also have handouts for tracing numbers and letters.

AmbleWeb – Numeracy Hour
http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/numeracy.htm
These interactive activities were made by teachers and students at Ambleside C.E. Primary School.

Multiplication Table Applet
http://www.netrover.com/~kingskid/MulTab/Applet.html
This simple tool visually explains the results of multiplication problems.

Help Students Solve Word Problems with “Pirate Math”
http://www.cec.sped.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=CEC_Today1&TEMPLATE=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&CONTENTID=11287
” Pirate Math is a tutoring program aimed at second and third graders that gives students … strategies to solve word problems.”


GENERAL MATH SKILLS

S.O.S. MATHematics
http://www.sosmath.com/index.html
“…your free resource for math review material from Algebra to Differential Equations”

Math Tools
http://mathforum.org/te/exchange/hosted/hudnutt/navigating.mathtools.html
“MathTools is a Digital Library of math resources to help teachers teach and students learn in K-12 mathematics.”

WisWeb
http://www.fi.uu.nl/wisweb/en/
“WisWeb is Freudenthal Institute's website for secondary math education (students of 12 to 18 years old). The main focus of the site is applets; small computer programs that run over the internet.” Scroll down to Applets with Mathematics in Context for the applets.

Waldomaths
http://www.waldomaths.com/

Equation Plotter - Index of Interactive Materials
http://mathplotter.lawrenceville.org/mathplotter/mathPage/index.htm#
I admit that I don’t even know what all these things are!

HIP (History In your Pocket)
http://www.usmint.gov/kids
This site, by the US Mint, provides information and activities about money geared toward children. It's interesting and fun for adults, too!

GoldenNumber.Net
http://goldennumber.net/
This site, which they also call The PhiSource.com, “exists to share information on the pervasive appearance of Phi, 1.618 ... , in life and the universe. Its goal is to present a broad sampling of phi related topics in an engaging and easy-to-understand format…”


Multiplication
http://www.multiplication.com/
Mathematical Word Searches
http://www.kentuckycrosswords.com/WordSearch/Math_Terms.html

CONSUMER MATH

Interactives - Math in Daily Life
http://www.learner.org/interactives/dailymath/

Money Instructor
http://www.moneyinstructor.com/

FRACTIONS & DECIMALS

Fractions Tutorial
http://www.1728.com/frction1.htm

Fraction Calculator & Tutorials – Addition and Subtraction
http://www.1728.com/frctions.htm

Fraction Calculator & Tutorials – Multiplication and Division
http://www.1728.com/frctons2.htm

Visual Fractions
http://www.visualfractions.com/
Good, interactive site to learn about fractions. There are explanations about the concepts (under Investigate) and a few silly games, too.

MEASUREMENTS

Non-Metric Adding Machine
http://www.1728.com/nonmtric.htm
You can add time, angles, weights, volume and lengths

Interactives - British and Metric Conversions
http://www.learner.org/interactives/metric/
There is a link to a very handy conversion chart at http://www.learner.org/interactives/metric/conversion_chart.html

ALGEBRA

Purple Math
http://www.purplemath.com/modules/index.htm
An amazing site that includes lessons, site reviews, homework guidelines, and a study skills self-survey.

The Math Dude
http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/itv/MathDude/index.shtm
“Watch The Math Dude, the award winning video series that helps middle and high school students improve their Algebra skills. Mike DeGraba is the Math Dude in these fast–paced programs aimed at helping students with Algebra I as they are also being taught in the classroom.”

Virtual Math Lab (West Texas A&M)
http://www.wtamu.edu/academic/anns/mps/math/mathlab/
“If you need help in College Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, or preparing for the math part of [some tests], you have come to the right place. Note that you do not have to be a student at WTAMU to use any of these online tutorials. They were created as a service to anyone who needs help in these areas of math.”

Brain Power Math
http://www.brainpowermath.com/
This is the beta version of a tool you can download. The “teacher creates an algebra assignment using the authoring tool. Students then use the "student tool" (also free) to open and attempt the
assignment.”

GEOMETRY

Pattern Blocks: Exploring Fractions with Shapes
http://www.arcytech.org/java/patterns/patterns_j.shtml

Interactives - Geometry 3D Shapes
http://www.learner.org/interactives/geometry/

Graph Paper and Grids
http://mathbits.com/MathBits/StudentResources/GraphPaper/GraphPaper.htm
Free, downloadable graph papers

Print Free Graph Paper
http://www.printfreegraphpaper.com/

Free Online Graph Paper / Grid Paper PDFs
http://www.incompetech.com/graphpaper/

CALCULUS

Exploring Precalculus
http://www.wmueller.com/precalculus/index.html

Calculus-Help
http://www.calculus-help.com/index.html

Graphics for the Calculus Classroom
http://www.ima.umn.edu/~arnold/graphics.html

TRIGONOMETRY

FlashyTrig
http://www.flashytrig.com/frameset/intro/introframeset.htm S
“This site contains a graphical introduction to trigonometry … it provides Flash animated lessons with audio.”

STATISTICS & PROBABILITY

Statistics Every Writer Should Know
http://nilesonline.com/stats/
“A simple guide to understanding basic statistics, for journalists and other writers who might not know math.”

Mean and Median
http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=160
“This applet allows the user to investigate the mean, median, and box-and-whisker plot for a set of data that they create. The data set may contain up to 15 integers, each with a value from 0 to 100.”

Random.org
http://www.random.org/
This site has a variety of online random generators. There are some odd ones in addition to ones that really could be useful in your teaching or training. Some of these are listed below.

Random Integer Generator
http://www.random.org/integers/

List Randomizer
http://www.random.org/lists/
“Items can be numbers, names, email addresses, etc. A maximum of 10,000 items are allowed.”

Random String Generator
http://www.random.org/strings/
Each string can be up to 20 characters long. You can mix numbers, uppercase and lowercase letters or not.

Coin Flipper
http://www.random.org/coins/
Choose the number of coins and what type of coin. They have coins from all over the world!

Interactives – Statistics
http://www.learner.org/interactives/statistics/
This activity teaches about things like random sampling through an election theme.

What are the Odds? The Ins and Outs of Probability
http://www.teacherlink.org/content/math/interactive/probability/home.html

GRAPHS

Create a Graph
http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx
This is from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Kids’ Zone.

Bar Grapher
http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=63
“Graph data sets in bar graphs. The color, thickness and scale of the graph are adjustable. You can input your own data, or you can use or alter pre-made data sets.”

Circle Grapher
http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=60
“Use this tool to graph data sets in a circle graph. You can input your own data or alter a pre‑made data set.”

Histogram Tool
http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=78
“This tool can be used to create a histogram for analyzing the distribution of a data set using data that you enter or using pre‑loaded data that you select.”

Create a Pictograph
http://www.microsoft.com/education/createpictograph.mspx
This is a page of instructions from Microsoft using Excel, a spreadsheet program.

EZ Graph
http://id.mind.net/~zona/ezGraph/ezGraph.html
“Here is Zona Land's graphics calculator, EZ Graph. With it you should be able to graph almost any polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, or trigonometric function.”

10 Common Mistakes Found on Graphs
http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/statprob4.html

TEACHING MATH

Computing Technology for Math Excellence (CT4ME) http://www.ct4me.net/search_ct4me.htm?cx=partner-pub-4265380659407290%3Aen454q-tb1n&cof=FORID%3A10&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=money&sa=Search#1180

Math Methodology
http://www.ct4me.net/math_methodology.htm


JUST FOR FUN


Mudd Math Fun Facts
http://www.math.hmc.edu/funfacts/

Number A Day Blog [Mathematical Association of America]
http://maanumberaday.blogspot.com/
“Every working day, we post a number and offer a selection of that number’s properties.”

How to Add 5 Consecutive Numbers Quickly
http://www.wikihow.com/Add-5-Consecutive-Numbers-Quickly