## 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

**a real-time math competition modeled after the MATHCOUNTS Countdown Round.**

*For the Win!,***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