Online Resources for Mathematics Part 1
In my last post I alluded to online resources for mathematics. I felt it would be a good time to list several websites that I find useful in teaching mathematics. Please post any other websites that you have found to be valuable resources for teaching math. There are so many high quality sites to choose from. In order to not to create an overwhelming list, I’ll list more in upcoming posts.
Ask Dr. Math
This site began as a project at Swarthmore College that used university students to answer questions in mathematics. There are now hundreds of volunteers from colleges around the world who answer mathematics questions. The Frequently Asked Questions page makes interesting reading, especially “A Crash Course in Symbolic Logic.”
Assessment in Math and Science
This site is sponsored by Annenberg Media and contains free (with registration) online video workshops on Knowing versus Understanding, Scoring, Embedded Assessment, Connections Across the Disciplines, and Assessment Reform.
Calc101.com Automatic Calculus and Algebra Help
This site offers free and passworded help for finding derivatives, integrals, graphs, matrices, determinants, and systems of linear equations. The solutions are provided in simple terms and use standard mathematics notation, and show the steps used.
This fun site for calculus includes a problem of the week, tutorials, an interactive cheat sheet, calculus music (the touching “Quadratic Formula Song,” the catchy “Day Before Notebooks Are Due Blues,” and calculus holiday carols). The site updates often with new material.
Coping With Math Anxiety
This site takes a constructive look at math anxiety, its causes, its effects, and at how students can learn to manage this anxiety so that it no longer hinders their study of mathematics. It includes special strategies for studying mathematics, doing homework, and taking exams.
Created by David Eppstein, a professor of computer science at the University of California-Irvine, this site contains clippings, web pointers, lecture notes, research excerpts, papers, abstracts, programs, problems, and other information related to discrete and computational geometry, presented in a unique and entertaining format.
Interactivate Math Activities
From the Shodor Education Foundation, this site includes a curve generator, a bounded fraction finder, and an impressive list of games for geometry, algebra, probability, statistics, and modeling.
Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles
An entertaining site with hundreds of problems in all areas of mathematics presented in an interactive format.
This is a portal to interactive mathematics sites designed for grades one through six. It includes algebra patterns and function, place value, money, arithmetic operations, time graphing, measurement, fractions, decimals, and geometry.
Karl’s Calculus Tutor
This site provides extensive help with all areas in calculus, including number systems, limits, continuity, derivatives, applications of derivatives, exponentials and logarithms, trigonometry functions, and downloads for calculator programs.
This is Kathie Nunley’s site, which offers information about her methods for layering the curriculum in mathematics and other subject areas.