Here you'll find a collection of Internet MATH RESOURCES provided by Walter McKenzie.
Just click on any of the headings to go directly to the sites.
well-established site that offers lots of
interactive activities for teaching and reinforcing Math skills.
The flash cards include everything to basic facts and rounding numbers
to square roots, algebra and geometry. Games include various versions
of Bingo, Hidden Picture and Concentration covering all the basic functions.
Worksheets include basic operations and order of operations, and the Homework
Helper allows students to check their Math answers before turning in their work -
without giving away the right answer!
Fabulous set of interactive adventures from the
Learning Network, emphasizing pre-algebra skills and concepts. The four
adventures are attention-getting simulations which ask the participant to
identify flesh-eating bacteria, capture disolvent solvent and challenge the
Powers 2B. Teacher lesson plans in support of the online missions help make
Absurd Math a great resource.
AAA Math features a comprehensive set of interactive arithmetic lessons. Unlimited practice is available on each topic which allows thorough mastery of the concepts. A wide range of lessons (Kindergarten through Eighth grade level) enables learning or review to occur at each individual's current level.
Escape from Knab
This elementary simulation allows you to take a one-way trip to the Planet Knab on the Fourth of July. The catch is paying for the return trip costs you $10,000 and you're going to need to work your way towards earning the cash to come home. Participants are required to select a job, track their monthly earnings, and complete all the necessary tax forms to keep everything above the table for the Knabian Revenue Service! This is a great activity for learning about finances and money management.
Cool math 4 kids is an amusement park of math and more - especially designed for fun, fun, FUN!
Graphing Calculator Activities
Part of the Texas Instruments calculator support site, this is a collection of ready-to-use lessons for the family of TI products from the old faithful TI 15 through the TI 82/83 Graphing Calculators and the CBL / CBL2. Activities are nicely organized by grade level and topic, and there's a search function for quick access to lessons that match your needs. You can also link to the rest of the TI site for additional information and support.
Graphing Linear Equations
Tim O'Brien developed this site as part of his Master's Thesis, focusing on Algebra 1 content. There is a simple calculator and an interactive graphing applet that allows students to plot functions, differentials and integrals, and trigonometric functions. The Help Desk feature includes an "Ask the Teacher" function and there are word puzzles and instructional topics that can be helpful. A favorite section is the Assessment piece, which includes quizzes, tests and a creative Internet Scavenger Hunt that incorporates the skills taught on the site.
History of Mathematics
Want to reach kids who are bent on the humanities and don't seem enthralled in your Math instruction? This site from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland brings together biographies and chronologies of the historic of Math so that you can share with your class the stories behind the functions and concepts of the discipline. Check out the Mathematicians of the Day feature to discover a daily tie-in to Math. Great for use in combination with the AIMS Historical Connections in Mathematics series!
Math Forum strives to foster a community of learners whose single goal is to support and promote Math Education. Presented by Swarthmore College, the Forum includes the opportunity for interaction with colleagues, great ideas for teaching content, and lots of categorized Web-based resources. Fully searchable, this site covers everything from beginning arithmetic operations to advanced High School topics.
Giselle Glosser's labor of love for the subject of Math, this site is a high energy, teacher-centered collection of lessons, puzzles, worksheets, software recommendations, tutorials and professional networking designed to help busy teachers stay on the cutting edge of what's new and what's best. The newsletter is published on a monthly basis with extra mailings for special announcements and breaking noteworthy news. As long as you don't mind the banner ads, this site is definitely worth your consideration!
Math Never Dies
This ThinkQuest problem solving simulation allows any participant to become a sleuth as s/he sets out to save the world from evil villains. The introduction is a classic: "You have infiltrated the secure site of the Hex Agency. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to track down international criminals using your Math skills". Great for middle school and up; covers algebra, geometry and trigonometry.
Online Math Applications
Here's a ThinkQuest Junior program that offers online experiences in appreciating real world Math applications. Decidedly cross curricular, these activities cover music, science, social studies and playing the stock market. The material here is very intensive and is not for the faint of heart. But the design and presentation of the material is first rate and worth the effort for upper elementary and middle school students.
An amusement park of math and more... designed for fun! Bored with math? Confused by math? Hate math? Yeah, Coolmath can fix that. Totally dig math? Want to learn more math? Want to get ahead in math? Yep, Coolmath is here for that too!