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NCTM Illuminations dynamic paper generator
Dynamic Paper tool. Place the
images you want, then export it as a PDF activity sheet for your
students or as a JPEG image for use in other applications or on
Online Learning Math Resources for Kids has fun math games
for various grade levels.
Calculators provides a variety of online calculators, math
and physics, engineering and conversion calculators.
Forms Birds has more than 2700 math worksheets free to
download and use.
Flash Mind Reader great problem solving link! Show students
the website and then walk away.
Math and the Movies
has clips of movies listed, the back ground story, a description
of the clip, a description of a math lesson and then math
worksheets that can be used in the classroom. Some are quite
old movies, others are more recent.
A free math practice test and assessment website with many tens
of thousands of professionally created math problems in a
variety of formats including comprehensive diagnostics, short
concept-oriented practice tests, and concept-oriented
flashcards. All of the content is free and you can track your
progress over time and manage study groups. A small sample of
the math-related content is listed below.
Math and Money Games for Kids
a one-stop shop for a multitude of fun and interactive games
that will teach them as they play. The resource guide covers a
bunch of areas including basic math (addition, subtraction,
multiplication, & division), fractions & decimals, counting
coins, and understanding the value of money.
MathCelebrity.com is an automated online math tutor and
teacher's aid for parents, teachers, and students where you
enter your problem or search term, push a button, and every
single line of math work appears on your screen.
Free internet graph paper generator: editor's favorite!
You can choose dimensions other than the standard
8.5x11inch to define the size of the graph (3 in x 3 in) as well as how
many lines per inch (or cm). It builds the graph and then
displays it as a pdf file. You can then save or take a
snapshot of it and paste into your worksheet/test/quiz.
Inside Mathematics Tools for Educators
Tasks and Assessments Aligned with Common Core State Standards
Explore materials and tasks you can use immediately with your
students; search by grade level and content area below to find
core mathematical principles as well as materials developed by
the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS).
Information Age Education (IAE) is an Oregon non-profit
organization working to improve education at all levels and
throughout the world. IAE was established by David Moursund in
2007. Moursund is the founder of the International Society for
Technology in Education, major professor or co-major professor
of 82 doctoral students, author of many books and articles, and
presenter at a great many conferences. Many of the IAE materials
focus on math education, computers in math education, and brain
science as it relates to math education. This IAE-pedia document
lists of some of the IAE math-related materials that are
available for free download from the Web. These are written for
preservice teachers, inservice teachers, and teachers of
teachers. Some are also of possible interest to parents of
students who are currently in school.
Financial literacy, mortgage math, currency, car loans and more.
Math tricks, fun facts, calculators, math history, games and
Math Worksheets and problem sets for money and much more
downloadable math e-books by Bob Albrecht and George Firedrake Word
document or pdf
There's an APP for that! The free
ABTC Calculator is designed to help students learn math by showing all
the steps needed to solve problems in addition, subtraction, multiplication,
long division, and problems with multiple operation. Depending on the
difficulty level of the problem, it can be set to one of two modes: basic or
scientific. In addition to this, it has a geometry section where the user
can quickly solve problems and refer to the formulas.
Fraction Fun for Students is an entertaining fraction resource for
students. There are free games, tutorials, and worksheets as well as
homework helpers and lesson plans.
Math interactives from Scholastic is an awesome collection Subjects
range from Place Value to Number Lines and Estimating Whole Numbers.
They'll work well on your interactive whiteboards and there is also a
Science section if you click along the top menu!
from Trash Arvind Gupta's step-by-step photographic instructions
for building elegantly simple, do-it-yourself constructions include the
"Math Magic" manipulatives
- Paper Protractor
- No-Glue Cube
- Prismatic Patterns
- Square Box
- Circle to Ellipse
Some of these homemade constructions come with "one
minute films" in English, Hindi, Malaysian, Marathi, Bangla, Tamil,
Kannada, and other languages. Others feature PDFs to download more detailed
instructional prompts. More "toys" repurposed out of everyday
items playfully illustrate principles of astronomy, electricity, magnetism,
pressure, light, acoustics, and more.
At Mathalicious, we believe that math isn't
something to learn, but a tool to learn about
other things. Our mission is to 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 but, unlike most
content, emphasize conceptual understanding
through engaging real-world applications.
Who Wants to Be a Mathionaire?! A fun general math knowledge game. Use
your lifelines! Try to win a million bucks! Source code is available
to customize and/or create your own game.
Math is fun
includes puzzles, games, worksheets, searchable by subject area. Math is
is fun illustrated mathematics dictionary
reference (geometry) page is searchable by topic
Use Senteo “clickers” with these
SmartExchange presentations. Searchable by math topic
Other SmartBoard sources:
University of Sioux Falls
Education Web site http://faculty.usiouxfalls.edu/ArPeterson/
The motherlode for math
On MathTV.com real teachers
explain math concepts from pre-algebra to pre-calculus searchable
www.YouTube.com - search math and you will get a variety of videos –
I like the Abbott and Costello math explanations
www.TeacherTube.com -- search math
and you will find lessons, videos done by students, etc
http://guest.portaportal.com/vanderwiltd -- WOW this site is full of
good math education information, sorted by grade level
addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems at four
different skill levels.
Mortgage Calculator also includes many other calculators
(BMI, carbon footprint, timezones, etc.)
Hat tip to Kelly Grave's class for the suggestion.
they believe that math isn't something to learn, but a tool to learn about
other things. Lessons are aligned to traditional state standards but, unlike
most content, emphasize conceptual understanding through engaging real-world
A new free teacher resource site called
thousands of math video lessons for k12 -Most videos are 3-5 minutes long,
and can be used in class, as homework help, and shared with parents and
Visualizing extremely large
numbers is hard. Here is a video demonstrating
budget cuts as a proportion of the federal budget.
Did you know that Michael Jordan
was a math major? This and other career information is available at the
will I use math? site sponsored by BYU and MAA.
Large collection of
Blackline Masters. They're all available in pdf or MS Word format. Just
download and print what you need.
of picture books categorized by math subject area: It was created by Dr.
Jeanne White who presented early numeracy topics at the NCTM conference and
who gave permission to share. Though her focus was grades k-2, there are
many books on here suitable for up to grades 7 and 8.(Word doc)
is the first step in an ambitious, long-term project to make all
systematic knowledge immediately computable by anyone. Enter your
question or calculation, and Wolfram|Alpha uses its built-in algorithms and
a growing collection of data to compute the answer
Math and science
clipart database: searchable, extensive, free!
Mathisfun.com has ideas and interactive activities for
algebra and geometry. Noteworthy: algebra balance and conic
an Internet service for mathematics students and teachers. The site is
maintained by faculty and students in Mathematics and Statistics and
Mathematics Education at the University of Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan,
Duey raps the fractions--extremely cool TeacherTube video
South Dakota's own
Termes and his termespheres
Count Calcula explains order of operations on TeacherTube
delicious on YouTube!
Rated for all students! Fantastic! YouTube
Library of Virtual Manipulatives is housed at Utah State University.
This project was funded by NSF to create Java applets to be used by K-12
Curriculum Press offers software such as Geometer’s Sketchpad, Fathom,
TinkerPlots for use in the mathematics classroom. They also sell books
that contain activities using the software. Activities similar to
those in the book can sometimes be found online by doing a google search.
Illuminations offers hundreds of lesson that you can access even
if you are not a member of NCTM. Of course, if you are a member, you
can access more at the Lessons and Resources page of
TI and NCTM have worked together to create this website that has lesson
plans related to various episodes of the popular TV show.
is free software that can be used for geometry, algebra, and calculus.
In addition, if you visit the
page, there is a free pool of teaching materials for this software.
is a free general purpose graphing software
carpet cookies by Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories
Will Derive! A calculus music-video based on Gloria Gaynor's 80's
Lawrenceville Math Resources provides applets with many interactive
graphs. Samples include sinusoids, unit circle,
normal curve, and
tangent/secant lines. Also calculus and 2-D 3-D graphs. Fantastic!
of Math, Science, Engineering, Reference, and Related Humor Links
(courtesy of Abe Mantell, Nassau Community College, NY, USA)
At last! A search engine with an attitude! Turn over your search to Ms.
Dewey at http://msdewey.com/
Weekly e-mail activities from Texas Instruments: These free weekly
activities incorporate the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus families of graphing
calculators. Sign up at
for Teachers includes strategies, videos and resources for grades 7+.
Information Age Education Blog includes essays and comments about best
practices, cooperative learning, and many other topics of interest to
for common 3-D shapes including cube, cuboid, cone, regular pyramid,
octahedron, rhomboid, tetrahedron, pentagonal prism and pyramid
Texas Instruments and CBS Continue Award-Winning "We All Use Math Every
Day" Education Program
has a great graphing page. Download and save your own graph paper:
rectangular, polar, trig and much more!
math activities A wide range of topics are dealt with such as angles,
symmetry, scale drawing, balance algebra, tables, combinations, statistics,
probability, reasoning, finding rules and formulas, problem solving, etc.
Stacking :This isn't the one that shows how big a stack of a million
(etc.) pennies would be. Created by a civil engineering student who use
pennies to create interesting stacks to form bridges, towers, and more.
Glue? No way! That'd be cheating! Extraordinary!
from 1 to 31 : A page for each day of the month with interesting facts
and trivia about the number. Elementary-High School
of Mathematics Archive includes famous mathematicians born on this date,
and a math quote of the day. (University of St. Andrews Scotland)
includes songs, animations, and many interesting mathematical distractions.
Don't miss this guy's version of the quadratic equation song!
Calculator tutorials by Atomic Learning (Quicktime movie) provide
keystroke by keystroke instructions with narration and animation.
Mathematical challenges for families provides interesting math challenges
that middle-school students can do at home with their families. (NCTM
Geometry from the
Land of the Incas
an eclectic mix of sound, science, and Incan history in order to raise
students’ interest in Geometry. Highlights: beautiful theorems animations
and mathematical quotes.
Green's Homepage of virtual manipulates and interactive java applets
Library of Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics
Digital Library provides digital classroom resources for teachers and
Angle Archives --Math essays
(Mathematics Association of America)
Become an Educator Astronaut
Federal Resources for
Educational Excellence (FREE) website searchable or browse by topic