Math is the only subject I know to which people attach the word "phobia." Luckily the internet has a wide variety of sites to help students, parents and even teachers with the learning and teaching of math. Here are nine websites that are helping to make math less frightening for all.
Math was always a struggle for me in school and it still gives me nightmares. If only there was a site that could help me with difficult problems and show me the step by step process afterwards. It would be awesome if this site could help struggling math students with basic math, algebra, trigonometry, and even calculus. To top it off, it would be fantastic if this site had a worksheet generator for teachers. Well such a site does exist and it is called Mathway. This site is just what math students and math teachers need. My long nightmare has ended.
2- Free Math Help
Free Math Help offers a variety of free tools to help students with Algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics. The site has a simple interface with color coded tabs identifying their four categories which are lessons, calculators, games, and forums. The sites over 100 lessons are easy to follow and include examples to help learn the concept. The site also includes five calculators as well as four games which are targeted for younger math students. Free Math Help is a useful resource that parents and students can utilize to help with learning.
3- Math Warehouse
Math Warehouse is a web portal that offers a variety of tools and resources to support math teachers and students. The site has a wide array of math games as well as an interactive practice page. There is a section dedicated to printable math worksheets that are free to use as well. The site also has a large collection of lessons for various math concepts and levels. To top it off there are two different online calculators that students can use. Math Warehouse is another great resource for students, parents, and teachers to utilize to help support learning at home and in the classroom.
4- Graphing Stories
Graphing Stories is a series of "real world" videos by Dan Meyer and Buzz Math that have a graphing measurements theme. Why in the world would you want to show graphing videos? While that may sound boring, the videos and accompanying graphing worksheet are actually an engaging way to demonstrate these important math concepts. The videos cover topics such as height, distance, time and elevation and students get to see how these math concepts work in their world. The Graphing Stories videos are free to download and as mentioned before, they come with a generic graphing worksheet for you to use.
5- Math 10
Math 10 offers a wealth of tools and resources that is incredible. The site explains math concepts like a text book and has sections to do practice problems and practice tests. There is a scientific calculator and there is a math games sections. It also has discussion boards, a section about the history of math and two universal problem solvers. Math 10 is certainly worth bookmarking if you are a math teacher or student.
Mathispower4u provides over 3,200 free mini-lessons and example videos that are connected to the site's YouTube channel. The video tutorials are organized by course and topic and range from basic arithmetic through calculus III and beyond. The videos with the yellow background are mini-lessons. The site also includes videos for both financial and medical fields as well as SAT prep. The site also offers links to other math resources such as text books and calculators.
7- Math Live
Math Live provides video lessons for students K - 12 and is produced by LearnAlberta.ca. The lessons, which are animated, are both engaging and informative. Each lesson come with a printable worksheet and assessment as well as guides for parents and teachers. This sites animated approach to math may seem more user friendly to students of any age.
Mathsframe is an educational site out of the UK that offers a wide range of interactive math games. The math level of the games is targeted toward younger students, ages 6 - 11, and includes basic functions, fractions, decimals, and percentages. Students outside of the UK may find the money category confusing since it is done in pounds, not dollars. Many of the resources are free to use but a paid subscription is required to use all the site has to offer. Mathsframe is a good support tool for students, teacher, and parents.
9- Mathmoves u
Mathmovesu is a website dedicated to making math and science more fun for middle level students. The site offers three interactive games that help teach math concepts in a way that student will enjoy. In addition to the games, the site also offers a large collection of math worksheets. While registration is not required to play the games, kids will probably want to in order to save what they accomplish on the games. Mathmovesu is a product of the Raytheon Company.