Online Resources for Mathematics Part 2
There are so many online resources available. As we all know, choosing quality sites that enhance learning is very important when using websites for educational purposes. This is a continuation of a list of websites that I find to be useful and of good quality for education. If you know of any other websites, please add to the list by putting them in the comments.
MacTutor History of Mathematics
Maintained by the University of St. Andrew in Scotland, this site is an excellent source of material on the history of mathematics. It has an extensive list of biographies of famous mathematicians and is rich in information on a wide variety of topics, including ancient Babylonian, Chinese, and modern-day mathematics.
This is a site for primary elementary grade students that uses attractive animation to teach arithmetic operations, conversions, measurement, estimation, geometry, and other related topics.
Mathematical Interactivities—Puzzles, Games, and Other Online Educational Resources
Students here can play unique mathematical games, and find out how to do number tricks andmore on this interesting site. Teachers should preview the games before assigning them because some of the sites are not self-explanatory and do not provide adequate feedback.
The Math Forum
Sponsored by Drexel University, this site offers answers to many questions in mathematics, plus weekly puzzles and games.
Math Homework Help
This site offers an extensive listing of homework help sites for algebra, pre-algebra, AP statistics, precalculus, calculus, computer science, conversions, calculators, and graphing. The math glossary is excellent.
The Math Playground
This graphically appealing site offers elementary and middle school students an entertaining way to learn word problems, logic games, and mathematics games. The site also contains printable worksheets, interactive quizzes, and practice facts.
Math Teacher Link: Classroom Resource Bank
Sponsored by the University of Illinois at Urbana, this site connects to teacher-created classroom projects, algebra, geometry, calculus, and probability and statistics links. Project-based Internet lessons and sample mathematics lesson plans are also available.
This site features reference tables, an open mathematics encyclopedia, a collection of mathematical theorems and formulas, and over one hundred graphical JAVA applets that demonstrate mathematical concepts.
This site provides assistance with AP Free Response tests and links to tables on derivatives, convergence tests, logarithms, exponents, and other useful college mathematics and calculus sites. Included are interactive lessons and calculators for all types of mathematical operations, as well as lessons and worksheets, a prime numbers chart, a perfect squares chart, and study tips.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics:
Principles and Standards
The NCTM document from 2000 that recommends the processes and standards of mathematics instruction for grades preK–12.
Number Worlds Elementary Mathematics Program
The Number Worlds program is a research-based PreK–6 curriculum that teaches the specific math concepts and skills needed for later mathematical learning. The program has been evaluated with children from low-income populations and proven effective in enhancing computational fluency, number sense, mathematical reasoning and communication, as well as performance on standardized mathematics achievement tests.
Here is an extensive listing of quiz sites and quiz creators, including a free-to-nonprofits software programs that allow you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, and matching exercises.
PBS Teachers: Math
This is a curriculum data bank in all areas of PreK–12 mathematics provided by the Public Broadcasting Service with links to books, media, and online professional development courses.
Practical Uses of Math and Science (PUMAS) NASA
This site offers dozens of suggestions on how to show the practical and everyday uses of
mathematics and science.
Professor Freedman’s Math Help
This site was created by Ellen Freedman, a professor from Camden Community College in New
Jersey. It provides information about basic mathematics, algebra, study skills, math anxiety,
and learning styles and specifically addresses the needs of the community college adult learner.
There are musical videos illustrating different mathematical operations, tutorials, homework
assignments, interactive games, and links to many more resources.
This award-winning site provides links to lessons and tutoring, quizzes and worksheets, and a
collection of downloadable information on mathematics.
SuperKids Math Worksheet Creator
This site helps teachers easily customize worksheets for arithmetic operations, fractions,
percentages, greater than/less than, odd or even, rounding, averages, exponents, factorials, prime
numbers, and telling time.