Math Made Easy(er)
Math Playground is filled with free on-line math games, logic puzzles, step-by-step instructional videos, math practice, and a variety of problem solving activities.
Some of the logic games that make a nice break for "kids" of all ages.
Seeing Math combines content modules in algebra with professional development for sustained learning environments. Various applets can be used to customize the modules. All of the content is very clear.
The good news is that you have access to a great printer/copier. The bad news is that you need a particular style of graph paper for your class and – up until now – had no way to create it.
This resource allows you to generate graph paper sheets of all styles and sizes, from standard grid squares to triangular and hexagonal, polar, asymmetric and specialty styles.
Word Problems is a collection of traditional "story" problems, wrapped in a "hip" context--a motivator for students who ask, "Why do we study this math stuff?"
MathStudio brings unprecedented math power to your web browser or mobile device. Capable of doing everything from basic expressions to solving quadratic equations to graphing to data analysis and more.
A simple interface but impressive results.
Math Cats has a wide range of on-line activities and project ideas for ages 5 and up.
The Geometry Center at the University of Minnesota (see apps and gallery) offers Java applets and interactivity for students to construct graphical displays after solving math formulae. Not necessarily creative, the graphical representation is a helpful visualization tool. It's funding is problematical.
Webmath has adopted a fanciful context for traditional problems. This site is composed of many math "fill-in-forms" into which you can type the math problem you're working on. The user submits a problem, such as what would a house and tree look like if you were traveling the speed of light, and the site offers the solution, many times with a graph or picture. A good refresher for teachers, too.
Science Gems in Math covers 23 topics--something for most everyone.
These sites have challenging problems which can be integrated into other units. You can assign web site problems individually to students who finish their other work.
Other Areas To Check Out ...
• Simulation & Modeling Tools
• Integrating Math and Science
• Getting Started And Happy Endings
• Major US and North American Federal Organizations: Environment
• Biology Studies Groups
• Teacher Training: Math, Science and Technology Sampler