iSTEM Mathematics Resources

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Mathematics Resources

CTAP Web Resources:

CALIFORNIA STATE STANDARDS PRACTICE SITE: - CTAP Region IV Middle School Math Project site with references to each grade California mathematics standard with many Internet study sites aligned with each standard and/or sub-standard. (Some are static and others are interactive sites.)

List of General Interactive Sites

Amazing Math Technology Inventions - Index of many useful Interactive math sites for Intervention Support, Visual Manipulative, Simulations, Visualizations, and Homework Help.

GENERAL SITES: Verizon Thinkfinity offers comprehensive teaching and learning resources created by our content partners – the most respected organizations in each academic subject and literacy. The easy-to-navigate K-12 resources are grade-specific and are aligned with state standards. - Through the Web site, we spread the word about ideal, interactive learning environments and enable others to adapt these successes locally. contains a deep archive of continually updated best practices, from classroom tips to recommendations for districtwide change. Allied with a dedicated audience that actively contributes success stories from the field, our mission relies on input and participation from schools and communities.

XP Math - A collection of engaging and interactive mathematics games. - Hippocampus offers multimedia lessons and course materials to help you with your instruction, homework and studies. You can browse multimedia lessons or complete courses and find help with topics covered in popular textbooks. - Contains a myriad of calculators covering general math, including decimals, fractions, basic operations, algebra, geometry, et. al. Just input formulas or problems and the calculator will show the step-by-step path to the solution. - Interactive site for all skill levels categorized by math discipline and grade level. - (Choose 'Student Zone' or 'Games and Puzzles') Choose from many interactive games and puzzles on math or science. - Manipulate solid objects in ways you never could in "real life". These pages on solid 3D geometry collect together interative resources on the Platonic solids,pyramids, prisms, polyhedra, impossible objects, constructing 3-dimensional shapes, isometric views, nets, and much more. - Fun site where students try to beat the Mole while identifying where it 'pops up' on a graph. Choice of easy, medium, or hard games. - Another set of graphing games where students try to gather the most 'gems' by clicking on an equation for a line on a graph. Gets increasingly difficult as students play. - Site with over 300 interactive manipulative resources - 160 for math. - CTAP Region 4 site has California Middle School Math Concepts with links to technology enhanced resources and references to McDougal Littell Chapters and Sections. (for Mac only) - Interactive animations that demonstrate mathematical principles. This site is a commercial site but contains many free interactive activities. - Resources for all areas of math. - Has links to problems and challenges that have their basis in everyday life. - Contains hundreds of pages of basic math skills with interactive practice, an explanation of the math topic, and several challenge games on every page. (Drexel University site) - The Math Forum helps students learn mathematics through the use of the Internet and innovative technologies. (free during school hours) - Subscription service that shows step-by-step explanations for the actual homework problems in math textbooks (odd-numbered problems only). - Contains links to many math resources such as tools, games, and challenges. - Online textbook; not interactive. - Hundreds of interactive mathematical games and activities. - Resources for basic math skills. - Math help site featuring interactive lessons, homework help, worksheets and forums. - Despite its name, this interactive site leads students through a variety of math skills. - Teaches students the times tables . This site contains the techniques, tips, and secrets used by master teachers. - Contains math definitions with examples. - Games and activities for students and the Teacher's Index has links to a large number of resources sorted by grade level. - Links to interactive problems to support a variety of math skills. - A comprehensive math resource with an extensive link list of games, interactive tutorials & quizzes, and teaching tips. The resources emphasize understanding of concepts instead of just mechanical memorization of rules. - Contains links to relevant math problems that include multiple skills. The activities have links to teacher notes at the bottom of the page. Also has links to resources for other curricular areas. Using spreadsheets to convert fractions to decimals and percents. - Contains references to help topics for grades 4-8. - Home page of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

• Teachers, the sites below have been reviewed and annotated. Nevertheless, you should always preview any website before sending your student to do research.