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10Ticks Grades 6 to 12

This is an unusual “maths” site geared to British standards. American users will be particularly interested in the games and oddities sections, both of which offer collections of number-related activities ranging from a biorhythm calculator to a prime number identifier and more. This is a great site for those who like to play with numbers.

2 x 2 Linear Systems Grades 7 to 9 Explore Math

This math activity, designed for a lower level math class such as 7-9 grade algebra, allows the students to manipulate points on a chart, explore a 2 x 2 linear system, and examine the slope-intercept form. This is a good hands-on activity that allows students to visualize the slope-intercept concept.

Associated lesson plans are available to registered users of ExploreMath.com

21st Century Problem Solving Grades 1 to 12 NCTM

Users will gain the advantage of a logical, consistent approach to problem solving that applies across the curriculum and at all grade levels. The problem solving methods shown in these pages rely on meaningful use of mathematics that actively engage the student, individually or in groups, directly in the problem solving process. This produces not only reliable problem solving skills but also a genuine appreciation of mathematics. This site helps students discover problem solving using a step by step process – as an enriching experience. The math problems are separated by type of math, and what equipment you may need (such as a graphing calculator).

A Brief History of Algebra and Computing: An Eclectic Oxonian View Grades 7 to 12 Oxford University

A comprehensive history of algebra and other mathematics functions. Includes a link to biographies of women mathematicians. Created by Oxford University.

A Fractals Unit for Elementary and Middle School Students Grades 4 to 8 Rice University

This site contains lesson plans centered around Internet researching. It can be used for cross-curricular work in Math, Art, Writing, and History. Fractals use Arithmetic and Geometry also. There are print versions of lesson plans available for classroom use. Very colorful and well designed. User friendly and has seven different awards for math and academic excellence.

A Plus Math Games Grades 4 to 8

This is a collection of on-line games suitable for drill or reinforcement of basic math concepts and operations. The site has several different game formats for each basic operation. Each game is available in Java or non-Java versions. The Java versions are self-scoring.

A View from the Back of the Envelope Grades 6 to 12

Have you ever struggled to give a student an example that demonstrates how big big can be, or how small small things are? Here’s an eclectic collection of demonstrations and jottings that let students compare both the vast and the minute.

Use the content directly, or as an inspiration for your own comparisons.

AAA Math Grades 3 to 12

This site offers a collection of interactive drill and practice exercises listed by grade level and topic area. The interactive features are attractive, though the drills simply give users the correct answer if they enter the wrong answer. For those who need the practice, these exercises could be useful.

AIMS Puzzle Corner Grades 4 to 12 AIMS Education Foundation

Puzzles are highly motivational tools that capture the imaginations of students. To infiltrate the classroom with a vibrant brand of problem solving, this site offers a tantalizing educational bait-and-hook in the form of a new puzzle each month. Clearly illustrates puzzles and solutions.

Albert Einstein Biography Grades 6 to 12 American Institute of Physics

From the American Institute of Physics – This page offers a commemorative biography of Einstein which highlights both his life and his contributions to the study of physics. Good term paper material written from a scientific perspective.

Algebra Word Problems Grades 7 to 12

Here is one teacher’s collection of problems perfect for “problem of the day” or independent study for students who want extra practice.

Area Probability (Throw Darts!) Grades 7 to 11 Explore Math

This math activity, designed for lower level math classes such as 8-10 grade upper algebra, allows students to manipulate the area of a circle and a rectangle to determine probability. This is a good hands-on activity that students will enjoy and will help them see the relationship between area and probability

Associated lesson plans are available to registered users of ExploreMath.com

ArithmAttack Grades 3 to 8

We’re not big fans of “drill” web sites, but this “how many can you answer in a minute” site would be a good one for elementary students who have the manual dexterity to quickly enter numbers and click their mouse. It handles all four basic operations with selectable number ranges.

Balanced Assessment in Mathematics Grades 1 to 12 Harvard University

Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education offers this collection of downloadable mathematics assessment tools for grades K-12. This collection includes a number of technology-based tools. Each assessment is a Word document. Users should note that these are intended for preview purposes.

Bamdad’s Math Comics Grades 4 to 12

Looking for a discussion starter? Try this international collection of popular cartoons that mention or discuss math. The utility of this material is likely more motivational than instructional, but your students will enjoy knowing that math can be both fun and useful.

Baseball Reference Grades 6 to 9

Lots of information and statistics in this site.

Math teachers, have at it!

Baseball Statistics Menu Grades 6 to 12

This section from the Baseball Almanac offers definitions of some of the more common – and also more obscure – offensive, defensive, and pitching statistics. Lots of possibilities here: let students create formulas from the definition, compare stats for their favorite teams, etc., etc.

Batter’s Up Baseball Grades 4 to 8

Here’s another Flash-enhanced math game built on a baseball theme. The problems (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) presented vary widely in difficulty, so the game could be used across several grades or with students of varying ability.

Be an Architect! Grades 4 to 8 Sanford

This site challenges students to use reasoning and decision-making skills. Kids will get creative as they follow a step-by-step process toward designing their own home. Combines concepts from social studies, geography, and art while fostering creativity. This is a detailed and well-planned site. Suitable for a wide range of ages.

Brain Teasers Grades 1 to 12



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