AplusMath has interactive worksheets, games and flashcards in every math subject from addition to algebra. This is a simple no frills site but with good practice worksheets.
Math.com may be dated but it has plenty of information for math teachers and parents interested in math practice and fun. There is homework help, practice, tutoring, calculator and tools, games and a math store. It may not prove sophisticated enough for students, but I think there are some good suggestions for teachers. Probe around and you will even find how to plan a multicultural math fair. Forgive them for the prefabricated Common Core material.
Math Goodies is a nice website for practice in different areas of math. They have free worksheets. I’m not sure if the homework help is still available but you can try. This website is for first grade to advanced.
The Math Projects Journal (MPJ) has some math projects and free lesson plans. Warning! They favor Common Core, but you can still find some good ideas for students on this site.
Mathway provides free help for math problems. It covers problems, graphs, worksheets, and presents a glossary. And the subjects include
- Basic Math
- Finite Math
- Linear Algebra
This is MegaMathematics-from Los Alamos National Laboratory is a bit dated but still introduces math in this interactive site, as experienced by mathematicians and scientists, for young children (old ones too). I like this comment on the site: “Perhaps one of the best-kept secrets about mathematics is that it is easy to get a feel for the kinds of questions that are at the wide-open frontiers of knowledge. We already know that students enjoy speculating about what happened to the dinosaurs, pondering the shape of the universe or imagining the Big Bang. We think that they can get as much intriguing puzzlement from wondering about the size of infinity and finding out that there are some very simple-sounding problems that would take huge computers longer than the estimated age of the universe to solve. We are concerned that so much of the ‘good stuff’ doesn’t make it’s way into the math classrooms until graduate school.” Many educators are concerned about this too.
Rational Mathematics Education by Michael Paul Goldenberg will get you to think and wonder about how it is taught and how math could be taught better. This is an interesting website. And he is a contributor to At the Chalk Face.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics supports math teachers “ensuring that all students have access to the highest quality mathematics teaching and learning. We envision a world where everyone is enthused about mathematics, sees the value and beauty of mathematics, and is empowered by the opportunities mathematics affords.”
They also list math teaching positions.
- Access and Equity
- Curriculum, instruction, and assessment
- Professional Development
NOVA is a great PBS program, but don’t overlook their website which is loaded with information. They provide STEM resources and you can catch up on programs you may have missed. Here are the topics:
- Ancient Worlds
- Body +Brain
- Military + Espionage
- Physics +Math
- Planet Earth
- Space +Flight
- Tech + Engineering
Donald in Mathmagic Land. Students who don’t like math might warm up to it and enjoy a visit to Mathmagic Land with Donald Duck. It’s worth a try anyway. Students who like math might enjoy the video too.