Math links.

Manga High

There are a gazillion games out there to learn addition or multiplication facts.  There are very few, however, to learn about the quadratic formula.  If you’re looking for some games to help your student practice math skills like fractions, prime factorization, angles, factoring polynomials, percentages and other math concepts under-served by the other math games […]

GCF Learn Free

GCF Learn Free is a site put together by Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC.  It covers basic math and reading, along with technology and job skills.  It by no means covers everything, but it does contain over 250 videos and 750 lessons.  If you are looking for some games or videos to help reinforce some basic […]

Math TV

Tackling high school math?  Math TV is a great source for help.  It has videos of teachers explaining all kinds of math problems, step by step.  So if you need some more worked examples and more explanation on any topic from fractions to derivatives, this is a good place to look.  It would be a […]

Math Snacks

Yay!  More math help!  Math Snacks has animations, mini games, interactive tools and learning guides to help with math concepts for grades 3-8.  Topics include ratios, number lines, basic operations, scale, units and more.  This is a great resource to help your child grasp a concept that they may be struggling with.  They don’t cover […]

Fold It

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, we are big fans of PBS’s NOVA show, especially the NOVA Science Now series.  When we were watching one of their shows on technology a few months ago, we found out about the amazing story of Fold It.  I’d try to explain it to you in this […]

BrainRush

BrainRush is a great way to lean anything that requires some memorization, from the times tables to parts of speech to dates of the American Revolution.  Each game is set up to practice a skill until it is mastered, quickly and efficiently.  There are hundreds of games on all kinds of topics and if you […]

Science of Soil

Don’t let the title fool you.  Science of Soil is all about math and it’s use in science.  Put together to help undergraduates catch up on some concepts they might have missed, the animations and interactives cover dimensions, graphs and scale.  They are very cleverly done, and each one includes an interactive experiment, videos and […]

Seed

I was very pleased to run across this little educational site from a large corporation that my husband used to work for.  Seed has great experiment ideas and some really nice little animations on earth science, space, energy, health and even math puzzles.  Look under the Science tab at the top to find the content. […]

Real World Math

Another Math site to get excited about!  Real World Math uses Google Earth to teach, well, real world math.  Lesson plans are done in Google Earth, where you can measure distances or add media or models to the earth’s surface.  There is some learning curve here if you haven’t used Google Earth before, but it’s worth […]

Engage Games

Engage is the outcome of a consortium of universities and government agencies who want kids to be more involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities.  These games have been developed to encourage kids in PreK-3rd grade to develop STEM skills.  These games are engaging, entertaining and educational.  I’m not saying they’re going to […]

Math Live

Math Live has animated explanations for a variety of math subjects, mainly in the range of grades 4-7.  Each animation goes into a detailed discussion of the subject and provides some interactive practice.  Each topic also has a downloadable practice sheet, teacher notes and an assessment.  It’s a great way to introduce a new math […]

Get the Math

I know, I gush about a lot of these sites – but, OMG, this is sooooo cool!  Get the Math has videos of people in different fields (cool ones, like game design, fashion design, music and basketball) talking about how they use math in their jobs.  The videos are each about five minutes long.  After […]

Teach Engineering

This unassuming little site has some of the best lesson and unit plans I’ve seen for engineering.  Teach Engineering‘s curricular units have lesson plans, activities and links to online resources that add up to great interactive and hands-on learning.  Just take a look at the Asteroid Impact lesson or Moon Colony (can you tell I’m […]

Cosmeo

If you just can’t bring yourself to pay the money for the Discovery Education Streaming, or if you just want to try it for a few months, take a look at Cosmeo.  It is a pared-down version of Discover Streaming.  It still has 30,000 videos and 150,000 reference articles, along with pictures, math tutorials and […]

BBC Bitesize

BBC’s Bitesize site has a whole British plethora of learning material.  Here’s a little key to help you navigate: KS1 – ages 5-7 KS2 – ages 7-11 KS3 – ages 11-14 GCSE – ages 14-16 TGAU – only if you speak Welsh Standard Grade and Intermediate 2 – High School in Scotland Otherwise, just browse […]

Bootstrap

Bootstrap is an awesome free, online curriculum that teaches game design through Algebra.  Here’s your chance to answer that question “When am I ever going to use this?” AND give your kid some real-world skills in programming.  Bootstrap has two classes with about 10 lessons each (about 20-25 hours of instruction per class).  There are […]

Braining Camp

Braining Camp is a great supplement to your Middle School Math curriculum.  It has interactive animated lessons covering algebra, measurement, geometry, numbers, probability and problem solving.  The animations and virtual manipulatives are cleverly done to help students understand the problems.  Assessment and progress tracking are included.  Pricing is very reasonable at $10 for 2 months, […]

LearnZillion

LearnZillion is another site like Learning.com that allows you to set up classes and assign curriculum, etc.  But, like Learning.com, its hidden jewel is the online content it offers.   Sign up for free as a teacher and then you can decide if you want to use all the class management tools.  Or, you can […]

Illuminations

Illuminations, from the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics, give you lesson plans and interactive activities for grades K-12.  Their interactive content consists of some games and some interactive practice.  Lesson plans are available for K-12 and include many hands-on activities.  For all grades and free.

HippoCampus

HippoCampus has been around for a while.  I’d heard about it many times, but it just came back onto my radar.  Wow.  I’m going to have to go back and put more stuff in my lesson plans for next year!  There’s a lot to see here: videos, simulations, interactive lessons.  They cover Math, Science, Social […]

SAS Curriculum Pathways

At the risk of overloading you with too much information, I give you SAS Curriculum Pathways.  SAS provides interactive resources in Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies and Spanish for Middle School and High School.  The resources range from interactive, virtual labs to investigations using primary source documentation to web research projects.  Many projects require […]

Educade

Do you have a tween/teen who is just obsessed with games and gadgets?  Have you ever thought “If I could just tap into that interest, and use it for education, my job would be soooooo much easier”?  I think this every day.  And now I have Educade.  I thought I was all the bomb when […]

Filament Games

I know cheap, cheesy games when I see them, and so do my kids.  And there are tons of them out there.  That’s why I love finding really well-done games like Filament Games.  They have about a dozen games available that range between $0.67 and $9.99 to buy.  Games cover physics, chemistry, biology, thermodynamics, algebra […]

Cyberchase

Cyberchase is another PBS favorite that my kids grew up watching.  One good thing about PBS shows that are “retired” is that they keep these sites up with all the episodes plus games and other content.  For younger kids, this will be completely fresh and new.  This show did a great job of showing how […]

Design Squad Nation

This show never came on our local PBS station that I’m aware of, but I’m so glad I found it online.  Design Squad Nation was a PBS show for upper elementary/middle schoolers about engineering.  All the seasons are online along with a huge amount of other projects and lesson plans for integrating some engineering into […]