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Gnarly Math - Solid Gold Gnarly Math

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K to 12
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Learn how to make math fun, entertaining, and amusing for you and your students with this math site. Although the site was created to sell an e-book and CD-Roms, there ...more
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Learn how to make math fun, entertaining, and amusing for you and your students with this math site. Although the site was created to sell an e-book and CD-Roms, there is a wide variety of items that are free making it worth a visit to the site. When you visit the link with ideas for teachers there are many short ideas and suggestions to use immediately in the classroom. For example, there are 5 minute warm-ups and tricks to use at the beginning of math class. There are several pages of similar ideas that can be used immediately in the classroom. Also included on the site are 10 free downloads from the CD-Rom. Be aware: this site does include advertisements.

tag(s): puzzles (208)

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Print the ideas for teachers and save as a resource for quick classroom math activities. Share ideas with other teachers and brainstorm more activities.

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Cliff Notes Math Study Guide - Wiley Publishing

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7 to 12
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Understand basic math and algebra, as well as advanced math topics like calculus and statistics. These free CliffsNotes articles can help when you're doing math homework and taking...more
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Understand basic math and algebra, as well as advanced math topics like calculus and statistics. These free CliffsNotes articles can help when you're doing math homework and taking math tests. Articles begin with Algebra 1 and basic math skills and continue through Statistics and Trigonometry. Each article gives a written overview of the topic along with diagrams and charts. Each also contains a link on how to cite the article. Resources also include glossaries for Pre-Agebra, Geometry, and Statistics. Although the site is set up as a supplement to the familiar Cliff Notes books available as study guides, these materials are free and useful as resources in the math classroom. This site does include some unobtrusive advertisements.

tag(s): statistics (122)

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Share this site on your interactive whiteboard or projector as a supplement to resources used in the classroom for learning basic math skills. Use this site in English class as a lesson for citing internet articles. Share the site on your classroom website or blog for students to use as a resource when working at home. Have student groups make an online Stixy (reviewed here) of things they discover about math concepts and later rearrange the items to "explain" their topic to classmates visually.

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Mathematics Glossary - Ron Blond

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K to 12
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This site offers a comprehensive glossary of math terms for all grade levels including animated applets demonstrating terms. You simply choose a grade level, then a word or term from...more
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This site offers a comprehensive glossary of math terms for all grade levels including animated applets demonstrating terms. You simply choose a grade level, then a word or term from the list to view a definition along with examples. Terms are divided by grade levels of 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. Searches can also be made alphabetically.

tag(s): vocabulary (324)

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This site would be great to have bookmarked/saved as a favorite as a resource when students need clarification of math terms. Use the applets on the site to help introduce or review math terms on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Share the site with students and parents to use at home to understand math terms and concepts.

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Mathwords - Bruce Simmons

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8 to 12
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This website is designed for math students who need an easy-to-use, easy-to-understand math resource all in one place. It is a comprehensive listing of formulas and definitions from...more
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This website is designed for math students who need an easy-to-use, easy-to-understand math resource all in one place. It is a comprehensive listing of formulas and definitions from beginning algebra to calculus. The explanations are readable for average math students, and over a thousand illustrations and examples are provided. Terms can be searched alphabetically and by subject area. Multi-media entries are also identified separately - these include QuickTime movies, LiveGraphics3D, and JavaSketchpad. This site does include some unobtrusive advertisements.

tag(s): vocabulary (324)

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Use this site as a resource when math definitions are needed in class. Share this link on your class website for students to use at home as a resource. Use definitions from the site in math journals and notebooks. Have students investigate specific relevant terms and create multimedia presentations. Challenge students to create a talking avatar using a photo or other image (legally permitted to be reproduced). Have students use the avatars to explain complicated math terms in their own words. Use a site such as Blabberize (reviewed here)

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A+ Click - A+click

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This site offers practice with math and challenging problems for all grade levels. If you teach math to grades 1-12, this site is a MUST SEE. It contains a graduated ...more
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This site offers practice with math and challenging problems for all grade levels. If you teach math to grades 1-12, this site is a MUST SEE. It contains a graduated set of over 1,000 problems starting from very easy and working up to very difficult levels. Each problem contains a short description and an image to help visualize the problem. Problems adapt to the skill of the person answering problems, grade levels cannot be increased until 5 correct problems in a row have been solved. The tests concentrate on understanding, spatial reasoning, and problem solving rather than math rules and theorems.

tag(s): decimals (133), fractions (239), logic (235), operations (126), order of operations (33), test prep (96)

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Share this site on your classroom newsletter or blog for students to access at home. Introduce the site on your interactive whiteboard or projector then create a link on classroom computers. Challenge students to progress through different grade levels and share problems with the class.

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Interactive Mathematics - Murray Bourne

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8 to 12
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"Play and learn" Math on this interactive site loaded with lessons and flash activities. Topics range from Algebra, Probability, and up to Higher Calculus. Each lesson is divided into...more
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"Play and learn" Math on this interactive site loaded with lessons and flash activities. Topics range from Algebra, Probability, and up to Higher Calculus. Each lesson is divided into different subtopics which contain lessons using real-world examples and images. Many lessons include information obtained with the Live Math Viewer which can be downloaded from the site for free. Be sure to check out the "flash highlights" link which includes activities sure to appeal to students such as a Calculus Math Millionaire game, Math of Beauty, and an interactive World Population display. The advertising is worth ignoring to access the good content.

tag(s): charts and graphs (195), differentiation (47), probability (130)

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Share this site on your interactive whiteboard or projector and allow students to explore on their own or with groups. Use the World Population Display during Social Studies and Geography classes. Art teachers can use the Math of Beauty interactive to teach the Golden Proportion (explained within the site). Use lessons on the site to introduce new information or review before end-of-unit assessments. Create a link on your classroom website or blog for students to access the site from home.
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Dave's Short Course in Trigonometry - David Joyce

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8 to 12
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This 16 lesson course in Trigonometry offers an overview of Trigonometry for beginners and experts alike. The course begins with a discussion on who needs Trigonometry, Applications,...more
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This 16 lesson course in Trigonometry offers an overview of Trigonometry for beginners and experts alike. The course begins with a discussion on who needs Trigonometry, Applications, and then moves on through Chords, Sines, Cosines, and more before ending up with a summary. Although a little dry in tone, this site would make an excellent addition to review resources for any Math classroom.

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Create a link on your classroom website or blog for students to access from home. Assign different topics within the course to students to study and create their own multimedia presentation of the content. Why not try having students create presentations explaining a specific topic using Fotobabble reviewed here, a site that allows you to narrate a photo or picture. Print off sections of the site to create flash cards to review Trigonometry concepts.

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Trigonometry

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10 to 12
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This site offers several applets demonstrating trigonometry functions. Applets available include law of sines, law of cosines, graphing options, and sine and cosine function boxes....more
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This site offers several applets demonstrating trigonometry functions. Applets available include law of sines, law of cosines, graphing options, and sine and cosine function boxes. Each link explains the function and offers a box for inputting information to transform the image. Example activities are also included for practice with each function. Like many math sites, this one is not a visual "treat," but its functionality makes it quite worthwhile.

tag(s): functions (70)

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Share this link on your classroom website or blog for students to practice at home. Create a link on classroom computers or in the computer lab to use for a practice activity. Display the activities on the interactive whiteboard to demonstrate functions being studied in class.
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Calculator Soup - Edward Furey and Southborough Website Design

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Calculator Soup collects all sorts of online calculators in one free site. Calculators range from basic to complicated and have specific functions like conversion, time, finance, and...more
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Calculator Soup collects all sorts of online calculators in one free site. Calculators range from basic to complicated and have specific functions like conversion, time, finance, and chemistry. A great tool for students who do not have specific calculators or forget them.

tag(s): calculators (41)

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Find exactly the calculator you need for students to operate on the interactive whiteboard or at computers. As an enrichment project, have students select a calculator and design problems to use it. Students can share their problems with classmates and be exposed to various types of math problems and calculators. Challenge students to create a video to "advertise" a certain calculator and share using a site such as SchoolTube (reviewed here).

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Trig spinner - Greg Lieberman

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10 to 12
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Use Trig spinner to learn the most important angles in the sine, cosine, and tangent functions. Download for Mac or PC. This application works much like flashcards for review. Click...more
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Use Trig spinner to learn the most important angles in the sine, cosine, and tangent functions. Download for Mac or PC. This application works much like flashcards for review. Click "Learn" for a quick view and "What is Trig?" to understand the basic premise of trigonometry. Identify the hypotenuse, adjacent, and opposite in order to use these as ratios to identify the sine, cosine, and tangent. Choose sets in 3, 6, 12, or 24. Change setting such as hints on or off, degrees or radians, and marathon sessions. Problem sets are shown in random. Use the information given to arrive at an answer. Click on your answer. Red X's appear when an incorrect answer has been chosen and a green O when chosen correctly.

tag(s): angles (88)

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Teachers who must request software installation by tech staff may want to try this tool at home and create some examples to convince administration of its educational value. Use these "flashcards" for practice in determining the sine, cosine, and tangent of angles. Create posters of problem sets students create in order to provide additional practice. Use this site on an interactive whiteboard or projector to solve the problems, analyze the solutions as a class or group, and increase understanding by the students in the class. Consider listing this site on your class webpage for students to access at home for additional practice.
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Dan's Math - Dan Bach

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5 to 12
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This math website is a resource for basic information on math concepts. Although it is rather "plain vanilla" in design, it provides some valuable information. Concepts include: Basic...more
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This math website is a resource for basic information on math concepts. Although it is rather "plain vanilla" in design, it provides some valuable information. Concepts include: Basic Math Skills, Pre-calculus, Calculus, Beyond Calculus, and Other Stuff. Dan also provides links to neat math extras like paradoxes and riddles.

tag(s): decimals (133), exponents (42), fractions (239), numbers (204), operations (126), order of operations (33), percent (82), prime numbers (31), square roots (24)

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The basic information on the concepts of math could easily be used in online teaching as an option to a formal textbook. The reading is easy to understand, and to-the-point. The problem of the week section of the site could be used as a challenge activity for students once a week in different math classes. Provide this link on your class website for help to struggling students or for your math lovers to explore on their own.

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Math Interactives - Alberta Education

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3 to 12
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Looking for interactive math resources and their use in everyday life? Math Interactives provide a variety of topics with interactive options for each. View "Use it" to access guided...more
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Looking for interactive math resources and their use in everyday life? Math Interactives provide a variety of topics with interactive options for each. View "Use it" to access guided practice for students or "Explore it" for activities that can be used as a teacher demo or practice activities. Additional quicktime videos about the topic and support materials are included. Example topics in the "Number" category include Fractions, Integers, and Exponents. Other categories include "Patterns and Relations," "Shape and Space," and "Statistics and Probability."

tag(s): data (148), equations (155), exponents (42), integers (41), numbers (204), square roots (24)

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Use these great activities with an interactive whiteboard or projector to engage students and identify underlying math rules. Students can work individually or in groups on the "Use It" activities for guided practice in understanding the math concepts. Use the "Explore it" activities for additional practice or to uncover the math concepts. Students can create their own interactive directions using wikis, video or photo tutorials, or podcast which can be shared with others. Not sure where to begin with the multimedia projects? Not comfortable with wikis? Have no wiki worries - check out the TeachersFirst's Wiki Walk-Through. Having students create a video? Use a video sharing site such as Teachers.TV reviewed here. Looking to narrate an image? Try ThingLink, reviewed here. Not sure where to create Podcasts? Try a site such as PodOmatic (reviewed here).
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This is a great resource. I will use it during our Exponents unit. Nancy, GA, Grades: 6 - 12

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Mathematical Fiction - Alex Kasman

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K to 12
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This site provides countless books, films, plays, and television shows that all relate to specific math concepts. What a fabulous way to integrate math, language arts, history, and...more
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This site provides countless books, films, plays, and television shows that all relate to specific math concepts. What a fabulous way to integrate math, language arts, history, and more! The site includes the title, year, and brief description. Teachers can browse by genre, medium, motif, and/or topic. Media include everything from comic books to plays to television series. Genres include historical fiction, children's literature, adventure/espionage, fantasy, science fiction, and more. Sixty-three fiction offerings are even available FREE (in their entirety) online! The site is still developing and frequently adds additional fiction titles. Students who enjoy fantasy will also enjoy choosing books from this site, since the author admits that not all math mentioned in all the books is "real" math!! The site allows teachers to search by keyword and also to browse new offerings in the compilation of titles.

tag(s): logic (235), probability (130), statistics (122)

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Use this site to find extra reading choices for reluctant readers who are interested in technology and math. Use it also to show students that math processes are inherent in a lot of life's experiences. Search the site for your current math topics. Share this link on your class website for students (and parents) to use at home. Share it with your school librarian for a featured reading shelf. Challenge your more verbal/linguistic gifted students to write similar stories that feature a math concept and create an online book using a tool such as Bookemon, reviewed here.

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emathematics - Emathmatics.net

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5 to 12
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Looking for extra practice and better ways to track student progress? Use this free site for explanations of concepts, see example problems, and answer a practice problem. The English...more
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Looking for extra practice and better ways to track student progress? Use this free site for explanations of concepts, see example problems, and answer a practice problem. The English is British style, so remember that "revise" on this site means the same as "review" to Americans. Teachers can register their students to follow their progress. Registration is free, but does require an email address. If you plan to have students register individually, you may want to create your own Gmail account with up to 20 subaccounts for each group of students (by code name or number) within your classes. Here is a blog post that tells how to set up GMail subaccounts to use for any online membership service.

Data on correct and incorrect answers as well as strengths and weaknesses are kept for students. This site does include some minor advertisements. Watch out for a link to "essay paper" buried at the far bottom right on the home page: a place to purchase essays online!

tag(s): coordinates (32), exponents (42), fractions (239), integers (41), percent (82)

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Use this site for extra practice or answering a problem after initial teaching. Identify strengths and weaknesses for grouping students in solving problems. Share this link on your class website for students to use for extra practice and as a resource outside of the classroom.

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Real World Math: Using Google Earth in the Math Curriculum - Real world math

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5 to 12
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This site uses Google Earth to teach Math! If your school does not allow access or installation of this free software, use this site as justification for the power of ...more
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This site uses Google Earth to teach Math! If your school does not allow access or installation of this free software, use this site as justification for the power of GE in the curriculum. Use higher level thinking skills and provide active learning by using the lessons on this site. Visit the "Lessons" page to view lessons grouped into four categories: Concept Lessons, Project-Based Learning, Exploratory, and Measurement. Use the "Community" page to collaborate or submit lesson ideas. Click on the "Update" page to view new lessons or resources added. The "Resource" page contains links to other sites and tutorials that are useful. NOTE that you must have the FREE Google Earth reviewed hereinstalled on your computer to use these terrific ideas.

Be aware that the "Community" link has been moved off-site and is designed for teachers, not students.

tag(s): data (148), earth (228), measurement (159), problem solving (272)

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Use this site to access lessons that bring Math to life and provide relevance to the students. These lessons provide an option to use higher level thinking skills that provide true understanding and learning of Math concepts.

Have students complete these lessons and share their finished products on an interactive whiteboard or projector.

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Science for Kids - Kidipede

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5 to 10
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This site, designed especially for middle school students, highlights the basic foundations of math, geology, chemistry, physics, and biology. Although this site is recommended for...more
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This site, designed especially for middle school students, highlights the basic foundations of math, geology, chemistry, physics, and biology. Although this site is recommended for middle school students, it is also appropriate for high school students studying the subject areas. It is mainly a "text" site, without interactives. However, this is a great resource for explaining complex topics, researching specific topics in science and math, and much more. Each general area (i.e. geology or biology), includes several sub-topics. There are also links to activities for students, project ideas, and Teacher's Guides. There are two caveats: there are some advertisements -- nothing too distracting -- AND some of the suggested activities include "buying" a book from Amazon. You do NOT need to purchase anything to take advantage of this free resource!

tag(s): atoms (56), diseases (66), earth (228), earthquakes (48), electricity (89), medicine (67), rocks (49), weather (188)

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Use portions of this site as an anticipatory set in your science or math class. The information is simple to understand and would be useful for students struggling with a topic. Use the site for research about specific topics. Have teams of students explore each of the "sub-topics" within the main topic and then create an interactive presentation (Powerpoint, video, or wiki) to share the information with their class. Why not list this link on your class website, so students can access the page both in and out of the classroom.

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Higher Bitesize Revision - Trigonometry - BBC

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9 to 12
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This website, created by the BBC, includes review information (referred to as "revise") and online tests created specifically for trigonometry students ages 16+. Some of the material...more
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This website, created by the BBC, includes review information (referred to as "revise") and online tests created specifically for trigonometry students ages 16+. Some of the material would be useful in the lower secondary grades also. Although this website may appear "plain vanilla," there is a wealth of information and activities just waiting to be explored. There are three higher-level trigonometry topics: Radians and Equations, Compound and Multiple Angles, and The Auxiliary Angle. Once you click on the main topics, there is a list of countless subtopics.

The website includes a Site Guide (to assist teachers, parents, and students in navigating the site) and an "Ask a Teacher" link for students to read previous questions from students (and the answers) about specific difficult concepts. Since this site was created by the UK, you may notice some slight language differences. Much of the information is available in a printable format. A few of the activities require Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page..

tag(s): angles (88), charts and graphs (195)

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Project the "Revise" information on a projector or interactive whiteboard. Use the information as an anticipatory set for a new lesson or as a review prior to a quiz or test. Project the quiz and have students work at their seats. (Students will need a piece of paper to complete the online quiz, it is not interactive.) Be sure to include this link on your class website, so students can access the site and practice at home.
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Math Mistakes Info - Russell Blyth, Saint Louis University

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7 to 12
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Use Math mistakes to uncover the most common math errors and perhaps learn a little more math as well. This site has "Real Mistakes from Real Student Work" and "Math ...more
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Use Math mistakes to uncover the most common math errors and perhaps learn a little more math as well. This site has "Real Mistakes from Real Student Work" and "Math Facts Students Should Know." Browse "Common Algebra Mistakes," "Common Trigonometry Mistakes," and "Common Calculus Mistakes" by using the drop down menus along the top or through the brightly colored buttons. Each area is also broken down into smaller subject areas such as "Pre-algebra" and "Radical Expressions" with several examples given for each. Each example provides the problem and the example mistake that is made. Rolling your mouse over the problem provides a clue to the error, while rolling over the correction area provides the right answer. There are also explanations of the errors and how to avoid them. Choosing the drop down on the example page allows the student to view as a plain web page or as a pdf file. Other links include "Algebra facts," "Trigonometry facts," and "Calculus facts" which contain flash cards and learning center activities. Note: Links to Amazon for math books of interest are listed, as well as a blog link and links to apparel for sale. Steer students clear of these areas. This site requires Adobe Acrobat. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page..

tag(s): equations (155)

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Use the flashcards and learning center information to reinforce material taught in class. Students can also look at the examples to make a class hint list of "how to avoid mistakes in our math class." Students can use this information to review incorrect homework and test questions. Have students take turns presenting the most commonly missed questions and how to find the correct answers. Have students correct their own mistakes from a test or homework assignment by using the site. Have students analyze the mistakes first before they roll over to view the hints and the corrections. If you use an interactive whiteboard, the rollovers will not appear as easily, so you can ask students to find them first.

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Manipula Math - IES (Japan)

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6 to 12
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This Japanese site offers a set of Java-based math manipulatives for secondary math students. Topics include angles, circles, quadrilaterals, Pythagorean Theorem, trig,vectors, complex...more
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This Japanese site offers a set of Java-based math manipulatives for secondary math students. Topics include angles, circles, quadrilaterals, Pythagorean Theorem, trig,vectors, complex numbers, conics, a full range of calculus, and more. The site requires Java plug-ins and has instructions at the top to download it you do not have them (most do).

tag(s): manipulatives (41), numbers (204), vectors (25)

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Many of these "applets" (mini programs) would work well on interactive whiteboard or student computers to see what happens as you make changes in a mathematical function, for example. Presented "without comment" it would take students a bit of time to figure out the utility of these applets on their own.

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Subtangents.com - Duncan Keith

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4 to 12
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This site offers several different resources for math practice. The Investigations portion contains several different activities to practice critical thinking and problem solving skills....more
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This site offers several different resources for math practice. The Investigations portion contains several different activities to practice critical thinking and problem solving skills. Investigations included are number squares, leapfrog, diagonal differences, and more. Games include word search, broken calculator, mathionaire, and others providing practice with basic number operations and problem solving. Test Yourself provides quizzes for functions, number properties, Pythagoras Theorem, and Algebra. The Revise portion of this site provides review and practice for different math skills such as making pie charts, using a protractor, and solving linear equations. Teachers may also want to check out the Resources section for downloadable stationary, puzzles, and worksheets.

tag(s): gifted (96), logic (235)

In the Classroom

Make a shortcut to this site on classroom computers and use it as a center. Have students try out this site on individual computers, or as a learning center. Challenge students to complete the Investigations in the site, then write about their thinking process in Math journals or on the class wiki. Not comfortable with wikis? Check out the TeachersFirst's Wiki Walk-Through.
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