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Resources for Math Education

Internet resources for education abound on the internet. Teachers, professors, parents, and students can find lesson plans, guides, skills practice, homework help, and connect with others in the endeavor to achieve greater understanding of all facets of math education.

General Math Resources

  • National Library of Virtual Manipulatives - from the University of Utah, a site offering various manipulatives such as base 10 blocks, charts, grids, graph paper, tiles, pattern blocks, and much more to aid in teaching operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data probability and ratio.
  • Math Calculators - a free site for online calculators in geometry, pre-calculus, calculus, and trigonometry. Additional resources include free printable graph paper, worksheets, and self-help tutorials.
  • Mathematics Education Resources - this is an excellent article by the librarian at Syracuse University Mathematics Library. Pulling together all of the internet resources available to math teachers and college students on track to become math educators, this is a complete listing, offering only the best free governmental, educational, and non-profit organizational websites.
  • DMOZ - is an open directory of educational websites and offers teacher resources such as assessments, books, worksheets, lesson plans, curriculum, manipulatives, and software to aid in math education.
  • NCTM - is the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics website where math educators can connect and share journals, online content, and have access to the updated principles and standards for math education.

K-12 Math Resources

  • Internet for Classrooms - is a standards-based website offering grades K-12 assisted skills learning games and activities, categorized by grade and subject.
  • Mathematics Virtual Library - Florida State University offers hundreds of resources for math teachers using the internet. Most of these are geared to secondary levels.
  • Education Websites - is a listing of interactive math sites, categorized by number sense and operations; data analysis and probability; patterns, algebra and functions; geometry and measurement; and, structure and logic. Excellent set of resources for teaching adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, telling time, counting money, and algebraic processes.
  • Explore Math - is a member site for teachers and students. Their product line of "Gizmos" offers computer simulations in all math topics for grades 3-12. Support for teachers is always available and many helpful articles, how-to's, and videos can be found on every subject.
  • PBS Kids - has a page just for teachers with free webinars (online video seminars), standards-based resources listed by subject, lesson plans (including current events and breaking news-related), articles, professional development, and both offline projects and online interactive activities.

College Level Resources

  • The Math Forum - is the Ask Dr. Math site that offers help with homework or lessons and includes an archive of previously asked and answered items. Help available goes beyond college level. A separate area is available to educators on teaching math, and Drexel University offers online math courses.
  • The Math Forum @ Drexel - is a leading resource in math instruction from college level onward. The Ask Dr. Math page offers help with homework and lessons, including a searchable archive of previously asked and answered items. The teachers' area provides a complete site tour for ease-of-use, math tools library, forum exchange and newsletter subscriptions, web-based classroom materials, and professional development courses online.
  • Math Archives - is a thorough listing of calculus resources online. Offerings include initiatives and projects, articles and discussions, software and publisher sites, and a link to general math topics in the archives, all of which would be helpful to students in college, or earning an online degree.
  • Catalog of Internet Math Resources - this site maintained by the University of Wisconsin Math Department is an excellent grouping of online resources grouped in categories of Contents, General Math Sites in the U.S., General Math Sites outside the U.S., Pure Mathematics, History of Math and Biographies, Applied Mathematics, Computational Math and Mathematical Physics, Math Teaching, Education and Student Servers, and others including, newsletters, discussion groups, software, utilities, references, and frequently asked questions.
  • Oklahoma Higher Education - has put together a precise list of resources for educators in mathematics in their endeavor to lower college math remedial rates and provide math educators online resources to enhance math instruction.
  • Mathematical Sciences Digital Library - offers math in news and current events, this day in history links, articles, and online publications for educators, MAA journal awards, and registration allows the creation of a personal library for internet resources and connecting with peers and friends to exchange ideas.
  • Maths Online - is a gallery of multimedia presentations of math subjects for secondary, high school, college, and university levels. Interactive tests, math links, puzzle applet creation, puzzle links, and various tools and downloads are offered for assistance in teaching and understanding higher level math.

Interesting & Fun Resources

  • Kidzone Create-a-Graph - offers a tutorial on graphs, several types to make, interactive games that teach complex math skills, quizzes and grade comparison to other students around the world.
  • Enchanted Mind Brainbenders - a fantastic site for critical thinking skills, creativity, IQ tests, and so much more in a fun environment of puzzles.
  • Explore Math - is a member site for teachers and students. Their product line of "Gizmos" offers computer simulations in all math topics for grades 3-12. Support for teachers is always available and many helpful articles, how-to's, and videos can be found on every subject.
  • King's Math - an extensive listing of interactive math lessons, games, and activities, categorized by subject and skill. Additional resources include parent sites, teacher help, and math vocabulary.
  • The Geometry Center - offers students 6th -12th grades interactive games and puzzles to explore shapes, patterns, symmetry, and has an online studio for creations, an observatory for demonstrations, and a library for resources in geometry.
  • Math Calculators - a free site for online calculators in geometry, pre-calculus, calculus, and trigonometry. Additional resources include free printable graph paper, worksheets, and self-help tutorials.
  • Quia - is a member-based site offering teachers to connect with other teachers around the globe. Create your own online content, interactive resources, and share with other members. Teachers can create content in accordance with their own math curriculum and allow access to students without registration.
  • Webmath - an innovative site with answers to math problems from various curriculum texts. Subjects include general math, K-8 math, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus. Other resources include puzzle makers, lesson plans, and contests and grant programs.
  • Cool Math 4 Kids - a virtual amusement park of fun and educational math games for pre-algebra levels and up.
  • Math Playground - excellent resources for elementary and middle school children offering skills practice, logic puzzles, computation, manipulatives, printable worksheets and flash cards, and much more. Especially interesting is the introduction to computer modeling through a software game using geometric shapes.
  • Magnet - this engaging website offers interactive games, puzzles, and an awesome virtual tour of the Matrix museum where kids explore numerous math and science related exhibits.
  • I Know That - is a colorful site for students with associated teacher guides for use in the classroom. Activities can be found by grade level at the top or by subject on the left.
  • ICT Games - a teacher-written site geared to preschool and elementary students and is a great resource for parents of elementary students. Games include counting, number recognition and other foundational math skills, but multiplication tables, addition and subtraction facts, and place value is also reviewed in the interactive games requiring Flash Player.

Published: 2010-01-20