Math Resource Sites
The following are only a few of the many math resource sites on the web. Use these sites as stepping stones to web pages of interest to your students.
The Math Forum at Drexel, a popular, well-designed site in the networking community, contains an annotated collection of math resources. It also holds online discussions and summer institutes. This project is seeking remote partners.
Chance! fixes on common mis-guesses in everyday life and transforms them into understandable problems.
Webmath is a math-help web site that generates answers to specific math questions and problems, as entered by a user. In addition to the answers, Webmath also shows the student how to arrive at the answer.
The lessons at the Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement (SMILE)are not noteworthy for their use of advanced technology but have been well-prepared by teachers in K-12 classrooms.
Teaching Math Through Culture (RPI) utilize subcultures, Africa, Native American, and Latino, in applets to address geometry, fractions, and pre-algebra. Lesson plans and assessment tools are included.
Zoombinis, the featured characters in several logic software games, were developed by TERC to enhance meta-cognitive thinking in grades 3-8.
Logical Journey of the Zoombinis - Playthrough
An "on-line" version of Zoombinis rendered as a series of YouTube videos.
Play "full screen" so you can access the "go here next" links in the lower left part of the video.
- YouTube URL
Some educators downplay problem-solving efficiency as too stressful and competitive. For students, though, mathematicians attest to the need for cultivating this skill.
Many schools challenge the full student body with a brainteaser of the week.