Mathematics Resources

On this page you will find links and resources for web based resources related to the Mathematics curriculum. (Updated 04-15-2011)


1.)    Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 is a free download from Microsoft. Mathematics 4.0 is a set of math tools for students to use. It helps students learn how to solve equations step by step along with learning the fundamental concepts in pre-algebra, algebra, trigonometry, and calculus.
2.)    ACT Question of the Day is a site that takes ACT type questions.  When you right-click and press play, it will go through the steps of how to solve the problem.  A great Bellringer activity site.
3.)    Geogebra is a free mathematics software download for Algebra, Geometry, and Calculus.  With the software you will get free interactive graphics to use with your students.
4.)    Math247 is a site that organizes and makes videos available of how to solve various math problems.  There are several available for all grade levels, so it is important to take some time to search through the links on the left hand side.  My first suggestion is the Mathcast Library link.
5.)    Bridgeport Mathematics is a school district that has put complete Pacing Guides on the web for Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Trigonometry.  Each webpage for the classes provides links to the resources needed to teach the curriculum.  There are also several other resources worth checking out.  VERY COMPLETE RESOURCE!
6.)    Web2.0calc is a free online scientific calculator. While it won't replace the TI-84 Plus, it can do what your average high school student needs it to do.
7.)    Yummy Math is a website designed for the purpose of sharing mathematics problems and scenarios based on things happening in the world today. For example, the activity for December 4th was based on Lebron James's return to Cleveland. Yummy Math lists activities chronologically as well as by mathematics subject area. Two mathematics teachers, Brian Marks and Leslie Lewis, developed Yummy Math and welcome suggestions from other mathematics teachers. Source: Free Technology for Teachers
8.)    If you have a SMARTBoard or a SMART Airliner then here are 80 Pre-Made Graphs to download that you can use with those tools.  Scroll down the page beneath the images to find the link to the download.  You will find instructions for how to locate the graphs with the link above.
9.)    MathCentre is a website from Britain that offers various resources for teaching mathematics curriculum.  On the site you will be able to view videos, download PDF’s of Practice and Revision Booklets.  You will also be able to have students take online test yourself quizzes and exercises.  There is also a section with videos showcasing everyday practical uses of math.  You can check the FAQ to learn how to navigate and use the website.
10.)  Interactivate provides activities, lessons, and discussions for Algebra and Geometry.  The activities provide interactives that you can use with your students on your computer to teach various concepts from Algebra and Geometry.  I recommend seeing how you could adapt these to the lessons that you are already teaching and get students talking about the interactives.
11.)  WebMath from Discovery Education 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.
12.)  From Jefferson County Schools, are High School Math Resources separated by the various curriculums.  You can find links to specific resources for Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus.  There are some valuable links here that I could make available in this document, but it makes better sense to no reinvent the wheel and just share it here.
13.)  Online Math Learning is a site that provides video explanations for all content areas and grade levels.  They also offer links to other resources such as ACT and SAT Math, Word Problems, Interactives and games.  It is a one stop shop for all things math online.
14.)  Mathademics YouTube channel is another site that you can share with students to get video help with various mathematical concepts, formulas, and equations.
15.)  Amby’s Education Site has link to Algebra and Geometry Resources and interactives that you can use in the classroom.  You can also find resources for upper level math classes as well.  Once again, I could link to these individually, but that would be reinventing the wheel.  This is another great site with valuable resources to search through.
16.)  XP Math is a website that contains tons of links to Math Games.  You can find games for Algebra and Geometry as well.  You will also find links to a discussion board, eBooks, career database, and worksheets.
17.)  Maths Online consists of interactive multimedia learning units on various issues that shall facilitate understanding. Technically, most units are Java applets, some are graphical supplements or other programs (JavaScript).
18.)  Virtual TI-83 will provide you with a download link and instructions for having a desktop version of the Texas Instruments calculator on your computer.  If you have a SMART Board or Airliner, this will be a valuable asset.
19.)  Math Interactives is a multimedia resource includes interactive math activities, print activities, learning strategies, and videos that illustrate how math is used in everyday life. The resource addresses the following mathematics topics: Fractions; Integers; Percentages; Rate/Ratio/Proportion; Square Roots; Exponents; Patterns; Algebra; Linear Equations; Polynomials; Angles; Circles; Surface Area and Volume; Area and Perimeter; Triangles; Pythagoras; Trigonometry; Similarity and Congruence; Transformations; Shape Classification; Data Display and Graphs; Central Tendency and Distribution; and Probability.
20.)  Math and Movies is a site that shares movie clips where math plays a role in the scene.  Each clip comes with a description and activity worksheets to use with the students.
21.)  COUNTDOWN is a challenging interactive television math program which has engaged tens of thousands of students through broadcasts on cable television in Chicago. Capitalizing on the one on one relationship a student viewer has with television, COUNTDOWN makes math “work”. Each week the program introduces a different math concept through direct instruction and reinforces lessons with literature, manipulatives, activities and related computer instruction.
22.)  The YAY MATH video project is a free service dedicated to meeting the growing need for math success in a POSITIVE, LIVELY, and CONFIDENCE BOOSTING way. YAY MATH stands as the only online video lesson series filmed in a live classroom, with real student interaction. Since its inception two years ago, and fast-approaching a million YouTube views since, gone are the days of the "I just can't do math" style of thinking. It's time to evolve. It's time to re-invent our entire approach to success.”  Videos are available for Algebra I, II, and Geometry.  The videos are very entertaining and take a new approach to teaching math. 
23.)  Brightstorm is a site that offers over 2000 math videos for Algebra, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and Trigonometry.  The explanations are provided by teachers.  Below each video is a Homework Checker that students can use to get assistance with their homework as well as a transcript of each video. 
24.)  Illuminations website provides a library of 105 online activities that help to make math come alive in the classroom or at home and a collection of 600 lessons for preK-12 math educators.  More interactives to enhance the lessons that you are already teaching.
25.) Math Contest from the University of Mississippi provides a problem of the week and Algebra in Action.  Students can submit an answer and then be listed in the database of students who got it correct.  To learn more about the program, watch the video.
26.) Virtual Math Museum is a website that shares how math can be portrayed as art.  Through the site, 3D software creates artistic renditions of Plane Curves, Space Curves, Conformal Maps, Fractals and Chaos, Surfaces, Polyhedral, and others.  An interesting look at Math.
27.)  A complete list of Math Resources is available for all subject matter.  There are over 100 links to various resources for Math.
28.) SMARTBoard Resources is a great place to find manipulatives that you can use with your students to teach various math concepts.  These tools will also work if you have an Airliner as well.  Definitely worth checking out to get your students engaged.
29.) InterMath is a professional development effort designed to support teachers in becoming better mathematics educators. It focuses on building teachers' mathematical content knowledge through mathematical investigations that are supported by technology. InterMath includes a workshop component and materials to support instructors.
30.) Wow Math is a personal website for an Algebra 1 and 2, as well as AP Calculus teacher.  Through his site he offers various videos through YouTube to help convey to his students various math concepts.  Worth checking out to see what you might be able to do with your students.
31.) MathTV is a website that provides videos explaining various concepts related to mathematics curriculum.  You can see explanations from teachers for all subject matter.  A great supplement to what you already teach.
32.) Real World Math is designed for educators who wish to extend the concepts of the math curriculum beyond the pages of the text. Within this site you will find lesson ideas, examples, and downloads for mathematics that embrace active learning, constructivism, and project-based learning while remaining true to the standards and all while using Google Earth.
33.) That Quiz are math activities for students and teachers to help prepare for various math tests and learn various math concepts.
34.) Math-Drills.com is a site that provides various worksheets for mathematics classrooms.  There are several to choose from and are available in links at the top of the page.  Each worksheet is available in PDF format.  Another option is The Math Worksheet Site.
35.) AplusMath is a site for students who need a little extra help learning math.  There are several activities, games, and even a homework helper.  There is even a flashcard creator. 
36.) Virtual Math Tutor is a blog where the author provides a math problem, the steps to the solution, and the solution every day of the week.  The blog creates a bank of solved math problems.
37.) Mathematics Illuminated is a thirteen-part series for adult learners and high school teachers. The series explores major themes in the field of mathematics, from humankind's earliest study of prime numbers, to the cutting-edge mathematics used to reveal the shape of the universe.
38.) Interactive Mathematics is another website that provides lessons, activities, and interactives for all levels of high school mathematics.  
39.) "Interactives" provides educators and students with strategies, content, and activities that can enhance and improve students' skills in math. 
40.) Show the Math is a simple site that allows you to show your work when solving equations where the computer won't do anything for you. Right now it is still in the beta testing stage. Eventually you will be able to publish your work and then copy it over into a document, post to a web page, or email a link to your published work. 
41.) Uses for Math is a website that provides lessons and activities for how math can be used in the real world. Everyday jobs, sports, medicine, and even solving crime.
42.) The Math Worksheet Site allows users to create an endless supply of printable math worksheets. The intuitive interface gives you the ability to easily customize each worksheet to target your student's specific needs. Every worksheet is created when you request it, so they are different every time.
43.) MathsMaster is a website providing free mathematics related videos and activities for teachers and students. 
44.) We Use Math is a website that provides information about how math is used in the real world and in various careers.  There is also a section dedicated to providing Resources for Teachers.
45.) Math 2.0 Interest Group is a Wiki for math teachers looking to integrate technology into their classroom. There are a lot of valuable resources on this page.

Algebra Specific Resources
1.)    Algebrahelp.com is a collection of lessons, calculators, and worksheets created to assist students and teachers of algebra.  You can easily search through the various lessons and worksheets to use with students.
2.)    An entire 38 week Algebra curriculum by Dan Meyer is complete with slides, handouts, and just about everything you need in order to deliver the lessons. You can download each week individually or download the entire collection as one file.
3.)    WiredMath is a free math website with games, lessons, challenges and enrichment. It is created for middle or junior high school grade 7, grade 8 and grade 9 students, teachers, parents and tutors.  Many of the exercises increase enjoyment, confidence and ability in mathematics and are good for homework and test preparation.  The exercises can also be used for enrichment with students in grades 4, 5 and 6 as well as for remediation to help students with basic math skills in grade 10. 
4.)    Algebasics is a site dedicated to providing tutorials for teaching Algebra I.  Students who get stuck at home and need some extra guidance could use this site.  As a teacher, you might want to show the tutorials in class to teach a concept in a way you might not, or to even reinforce the way you are teaching the concept.  Each tutorial is broken down by the curriculum in the Algebra I classroom.
5.)    Mathalicious will help transform the way math is taught by providing you with the best, most meaningful and most relevant math content available.  Our lessons are aligned to traditional state standards and emphasize conceptual understanding through engaging real-world applications.  For example you can use linear equations to pick the right cell phone plan, and percents to get healthier.  It means you can use proportions to compare the iPhone and the iPad, and explore whether the Olympics are fair.
6.)    Get the Math is a multimedia project about algebra in the real world. See how professionals working in fashion, video game design, and music production use algebraic thinking. Then take on interactive challenges related to those careers.
7.)    Off-Road Algebra provides 30-segment video resources that focus on ninth grade Pre-Algebra and Algebra.  What is different is that it revolves around the world of off-road motorcycle racing.  Some interesting videos bringing math and the real world together.
8.)    Mangahigh provides free math games for various levels of math curriculum.  There are games and quizzes for shapes, algebra, data, and numbers. 

Geometry Specific Resources
1.)    Math Open Reference is a free online reference for geometry teachers and students. Math Open Reference features animated and interactive drawings to demonstrate geometry terms and concepts. The table of contents on Math Open Reference is divided into four basic categories; plane geometry, coordinate geometry, solid geometry, and function explorer tools. Click on any subject in the first three categories to find definitions, examples, and interactive drawings. In the function explorer category users can select linear functions, quadratic functions, or cubic functions to explore how changes in variables affect the graphed output. Source: Free Technology for Teachers
2.)    Dan Meyer also has his entire 38 week Geometry curriculum available for free. Again, you can download each week individually or download the entire collection as one file.
3.)    Free Graph Paper online for download.  All various types available. 

Calculus and Trigonometry Specific Resources
1.)    Deadline is a site to analyze, solve, and plot various mathematic equations.  DeadLine recognizes the most used Math functions: trigonometric (sine, cosine, tangent, inverse sine, inverse cosine, inverse tangent), hyperbolic (hyperbolic sine, hyperbolic cosine, hyperbolic tangent, inverse hyperbolic sine, inverse hyperbolic cosine, inverse hyperbolic tangent), natural logarithm, exponential, square root, absolute value. DeadLine supports "implicit multiplication", so you can simply enter 2sin(x^2)(ln(abs(x))+1). The evaluation point will be automatically displayed on the graph.
2.)    Touch Trigonometry is a simple Flash product that hopes to help math learners of all ages get an intuitive understanding of trigonometry. It aims to do that by letting you just play with the trig functions, with no buttons to get in the way.
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