Mathematics

See Also:

Math Templates and Tricks
Instruction, Educational Games, and Activities – Online
Reach Every Child – Math for comprehensive list of math websites
Differentiated Math Materials and Programs

Ambleside School Math Practice Activities

All Math Activities: www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/numeracy.htm

Angle Activities – Shapes and Measurement
www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/angleshapes.html

Big Calculator
www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/BigCalculator.html
Easy to use large calculator buttons for basic operations.

Clock
www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/clock.html
Move the hands backward or forward as many times 1, 5, or 15 minutes or 1 hour ahead or back, as you like to see the new time.

‘The Decifractor’
www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/fracto.html
Use this large, colorful ‘machine’ to find equivalent decimals for fractions, create your own fractions, or look for patterns as you increase or decrease the numerator or denominator.

Function Machines
www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/functionmachines.html

Multiplication Chart Practice
www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/interactivemultiplicationgrids.html
‘Grab bars’ to cover the chart to practice multiplication math facts.

Multiplication Trees Practice
www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/tabletrees.html

Virtual Tangram
www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/tangram.html

Basic Concepts

Number Balance by CrickWeb
www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1numeracy.html#nbKS1
Balanced scales approach to adding and subtracting basics

Place Value Counting with ‘Shark Numbers’- by ICT Game
www.ictgames.com/sharkNumbers_v2.htmls

Place Value Building Numbers – by Learning Box
www.learningbox.com/Base10/BaseTen.html

Ten Frames – by Illuminations
http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=75
Use the ten frame to practice facts to ten in a visual way

Other Interactive Sites

A Maths Dictionary
www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/
Excellent visuals with instruction or demonstration of concept or procedures, with some practice.  (Note: Maths with an ‘s’ is used in the UK and Australia)

About.com Mathematics
math.about.com
Lesson plans, worksheets, and tutorials in all areas of math.

Art of Problem Solving
www.artofproblemsolving.com/
A place for high-performing math students to read books, take online classes (some for free) join an online community with students, parents, and teachers from around the world. Play For the Win!, a real-time math competition modeled after the MATHCOUNTS Countdown Round.

Aunty Math
www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org/aunty/
Find Daily Math Challenges for K-5 Learners, try past challenges, Send in “how I solved the challenge,” find out about the mathematics in today’s challenge, and modify/extend this challenge for different learners.

Clickschooling’s Best of Math Websites List
www.homefires.com/clickschool/math.asp

Cool Math (Amusement Park of Math and More)
www.coolmath.com
Lessons, games, practice, puzzles, illustrated math dictionary

Cool Math Tessalations
www.coolmath.com/lesson-tessellations-1.htm
Find directions on how create different tessallation patterns for different purposes.

CrickWeb KS2 Numeracy Tools
www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy-tools.html#Toolkit-index2a
Great interactive tools to illustrate and create number charts, multiplication charts, patterns in numbers, calculator skills, clock, basic operations, angles and more.

Discovery Education Brain Boosters

school.discoveryeducation.com/brainboosters/?pID=brain
Try challenging categorization, lateral thinking, logic, number and math play, reasoning, spatial awareness, word and letter play activities.

Free Math Help
www.freemathhelp.com/math-lessons.html
Step-by-step explanations of concepts, terms, calculations, etc. for Algebra, Geometry, Trig, Calculus, and Statistics.

Geoboard by Cut the Knot
http://www.cut-the-knot.org/Curriculum/Geometry/Geoboard.shtml
Use this interactive geoboard by clicking on and connecting points to make polygonal shapes and it will calculate the area for you (or you can try to figure it out on your own before you look at the answer.)

Hands on Banking
www.handsonbanking.org/en/instructional-resources.html
Click on topics on the left of the page for the instructional pdf’s and/or just click on the icons on the right side of the page for age-appropriate (kids, teens, young adults, and adults) animated, interactive lessons on money, banks, budgeting, savings and checking accounts, credit, investing, and earning.

Hooda Math
HoodaMath.com
Interesting and educational games, along with tutorial videos and math movies.

Kids’ Zone! – Create a Graph
http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx
Choose from 5 graph templates, select other features and labels, enter your data, and print or download your own graphs.

Illuminations: Resources for teaching math

illuminations.nctm.org/
Comprehensive website by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics offers extensive activities, lessons, standards and links for all math areas, helping students, parents and educators.

Johnnie’s Math Page
http://jmathpage.com/
Automatic links to some of the best visual and educational math activities in 8 different math areas – number, fun, geometry, fractions, multiplication, measurement, statistics, and probability.

Number Concepts Section
jmathpage.com/JIMSNumberpage.html

Math.  ”Interactive Geometry Editor”
www.9math.com/article/interactive-geometry-editor
Use over 30 online drawing tools to create geometric designs made of points, line segments, intersecting lines and circles, and more.

Math.com
www.math.com
Step-by-step explanations and practice online
Algebra worksheet generator:
www.math.com/students/worksheet/algebra_sp.htm

Mathematics Lessons that are Fun! – By Cynthia Lanius of Rice University
http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Lessons/index.html
From basic counting to calculus problems, Cynthia leads students through interactive animated lessons that are visually represented and often require challenging problem-solving skills.

Math is Fun
www.mathsisfun.com/index.htm
Do games, activities and simulations for math topics, such as number concepts, data, geometry, algebra, and measurement.  Or try your hand at puzzles or use their illustrated dictionary.

Algebra
www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/index.html

Algebra Balance Interactive

www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/add-subtract-balance.html
Click on the variable blocks and integer blocks to balance the scale and learn about solving algebraic equations

Learn Your Multiplication Tables
www.mathsisfun.com/tables.html
Move the mouse around the multiplication grid so it highlights the two facts, (say 4 and 7) and then highlights where the facts meet (at 28) as well as all the facts in between (skip counting by 4 and skipcounting by 7) – helps visual learners who like charts to help learn or test facts knowledge.

Math Playground
www.mathplayground.com
Great games, activities, video tutorials, and interactive visual manipulatives for learning math concepts.

Math Playground Geometry Blocks
www.mathplayground.com/patternblocks.html
Build with geometry pattern blocks in this interactive activity.

Math Playground “Math TV – Video Word Problems”
www.mathplayground.com/mathtv.html

MegaPenny Project
www.kokogiak.com/megapenny/default.asp
Click on a specific number of pennies or click through each page to see the pennies grow in number and size, up to a quintillion pennies, all with notes below telling the value, weight, height, and area if they were laid flat .

Mr. Nussbaum’s Math Lab
www.mrnussbaum.com/mathcode.htm
Offers math games, worksheet generator, drill machine, E-Z fractions, graphing, calculators, with all operations, as well as other basic math skills (measurement, money, time, rounding, etc.) in a visual game format or worksheet.

Mr. Nussbaum’s Math Lab – Drag and Drop Math
www.mrnussbaum.com/draggable/index2.html
Offers ‘draggable math’ – do math problems online, with clicking on and dragging numbers, even the ones you carry or borrow, all in a nice grid.

Multiplication.com
www.multiplication.com/learnfacts.htm
Offers the Memorize in Minutes and Multiplication in a Flash books, as well as free downloadable pre-tests/screening, flash cards, and instruction on the the technique from the books, which uses stories, pictures, tricks, and mnemonic devices to teach all the timestables.  Watch the videos that teach the tricks too!

Museum of Math (MoMath) Math Monday by George Hart
http://momath.org/home/math-monday/
Tons of cool ideas to view online or actually try yourself at home, including

National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

illuminations.nctm.org
Well organized site with great free math activities, lessons, worksheets, web links (to more resources) and lesson plans and standards for math teachers (or parents) to use.  Interesting topics and activities.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html
Interactive instruction with movable images to help children learn and visualize math concepts in place value, subtraction, operations, geometry, and algebra.

Numberlines
www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/numberlines.html
Large colorful interactive numberlines that the user can select from 1′s, 10′s, 100′s, integers, decimals, random, or even customize by range and increment.

Phil Tulga: Music Through the Curriculum
www.philtulga.com/resources.html
Phil’s site offers over 25 interactive online activities for listening and music, math, science, and language arts, such as ‘fraction pies,’ didgeritubes, unifix drum machine and more.  He also offers free educational materials online, classroom programs for your school or group, as well as kits or projects for purchase.

‘Pi Day’
www.piday.org/
Find information, history, and formulas about ‘Pi; use links to access resources for learning about ‘Pi’; purchase ‘Pi Day’ books and products, and especially click on the link to the Exploratorium, where you can find all kinds of cool activities, schedule of ‘Pi’ events, and view photos and videos about ‘Pi’)

Powers of 10
www.powersof10.com
Play a game, find out about exhibitions, purchase a CD, etc.

www.powersof10.com/index.php?mod=watch_powersof10
View the film to get the sense of scale of positive and negative powers of 10 (out to the universe and in toward the level of a proton.)

Powers of Ten – Microcosm
http://microcosm.web.cern.ch/Microcosm/P10/english/P0.html
Click on the metric ruler to zoom in or out through positive and negative powers of ten and see the photographs change from flowers on the lawn to the outer universe in space or the inner universe inside the flower.

Purple Math
www.purplemath.com
Illustrated Instructions, user forums, and other resource suggestions for algebra.

Reach Every Child (Math websites)
www.reacheverychild.com/math/general/index.html
List of good math websites

Roman Numerals
www.beaconlearningcenter.com/weblessons/romannumerals/default.htm
Scroll down or click on the next arrow buttons to learn about and practice them in this online tutorial.

Scholastic’s Study Jams! – Math
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/index.htm
Learn math vocabulary, watch animated videos on skills for over 10 topics, including addition and subtraction, fractions, algebra, probability, data analysis and more, and then test yourself.

Superkids.com
superkids.com/aweb/tools/math/
Automatically creates math worksheets to your specifications that you print out.

That Quiz
www.thatquiz.org
Free online learning and quizzes on many math topics for different levels, including all basic operations, geometry, measurement, and time.  Also has some geography and vocabulary quizzes.  Search for quizzes others have created.

Virtual Math Club
http://virtualmathclub.wordpress.com/
“For students interested in developing their mathematical problem solving skills using problems similar to those found on math contests such as the AMC 8, AMC 10, MATHCOUNTS, or the middle school math olympiads.” A new problem set is posted each week, the answers and video solutions are posted later in the week.  Opportunity to connect with others via email list.

Vi Hart
http://vihart.com/everything/
Watch videos on “doodling in math class” on various math topics; read and view photographs on how to make balloon polyhedra, platonic models and fractals; learn how to cut up food into mathematical models of regular hexagons or Sierpinski’s triangles; or watch a Mobius strip music box play music.

Visual Fractions
visualfractions.com/
Offers different modes to visualize fractions, teach concepts and procedures, and practice.

Visual Math Learning
www.visualmathlearning.com/index.php
Find animations of concepts, exercises, and games to help strengthen understanding of math number sense and concepts, including a box made up of several quadrilaterals that you have to drag and rotate to make the box.

Whole Movement
www.wholemovement.com/
Learn about the reasons to fold circles, use instructions with diagrams to fold circles, view the gallery of over 150 images or the video on folding, find workshops, and use the link to purchase products for folding and learning about circles.

XP Math
www.xpmath.com/
Tons of games for every basic math, measurement, algebra, and geometry skills, with some that teach concepts and others which check mastery.
Try this one which asks the player to find which numbers can be added together as well as multiplied to make the target numbers