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Top 10 Best Free Math Resources on the Web. For many students, the words “math” and “fun” don’t seem to have much overlap. Math is often thought of as a dry subject – equations don’t get most people excited – but math lovers have been working to show the more interesting side of math to students in a number of different formats. Students who find math boring now may just need to be given a new way of looking at it. Naturally, the internet has come to the rescue with a wide range of math resources designed to help students see how math can be fun and useful. Here are some of the best ones out there. 1. We’ve sung the praises of using TED Talks in the classroom before and probably will again. A few examples to consider using include: 2. All math teachers have heard the common complaint: “but how will I ever use this in the real world?” The site mixes videos, images, and real-world challenges that get students thinking about where math fits into their day-to-day lives. 3. 4.

Photo Credit: Arthur © 2014 WGBH. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10 Must-Have Free Math Apps. Archives Categories. 10 Apps for Math Fluency. There are so many ways to use mobile devices with students. You can create interactive textbooks for children to read, ask them to explain their thinking through screencasting or help them access informational text using QR codes. Mobile devices can also be used to help students practice foundational math skills and build their math fluency. In order for students to tackle the multi-step word problems they'll be asked to solve as early as elementary school, they need to have mastered their addition, subtraction and multiplication facts. By answering 4 + 12, 15 - 5, 9 x 7 and 18 / 3 quickly and accurately, students can focus on reading word problems to figure out what the question is asking them to do. Operation Math (iOS - $2.99, Android - $1.99) This app turns your students into secret spies that will travel around the world on different missions.

Sushi Monster (iOS - Free) Scholastic's app offers children multiplication and addition problems. Meerkat Math HD (iOS - $1.99) 53 great math websites for students of any age. Below you will find 56 of the best math resource websites available. Parents and teachers of children 3 to 23 who are looking for videos, games, worksheets, printables, lessons, tutorials, calculators, worksheet generators, activities or interactives will likely find what they are looking for. Teach Mathematics Teach Mathematics is a cool site for math teachers and students with lessons and activities aimed at helping students to improve their math skills. The math levels on this site seem targeted to 3rd grade to high school level learners.Whether you are teaching fractions, algebra, geometry, or statistics, then there are lessons and tools for you.

The site has 15 pages of useful tools and materials that both teachers and students will enjoy. Easy Calculation This site contains a huge collection of useful calculators for any math based situation. From addition to calculus to calculating mortgage payments, you can find it here. Top 50 Math Sites and Apps. Throughout the last few years I've compiled quite a few lists of my favorite sites for a variety of subjects. Over the last year and a half one might have noticed that my lists have started to change and instead of focusing on sites I've been focusing more on apps as "mobile learning" has really taken off. It seems now a days a person can find an app for almost anything. Specializing in Ed Tech I review sites/apps all the time and decided to start posting my favorites for different subjects. Below are my favorites for Math. *This list is in alphabetical order. 4 Dice: Fraction Games - A great iOS app for learning how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions.

Baltimore City Public School students use new math app. BALTIMORE - Students are learning math skills with a new Ipad app at Gwynns Falls Elementary with Baltimore City Public Schools. It's called Front Row Education. It's part of a Pilot Program at the school. The app shows elementary students how to do math problems as they work at their own pace. It's a little different from the traditional teacher lecture. "It makes sure learning works for students rather than one size fits all. Front Row Education allows students to practice and learn math concepts aligned with the new Common Core State Standards. Students can also work with their peers to solve problems. "I think it was fun. "It was interesting. The app also has a teacher dashboard that shows educators how each student is doing in class.

"Sometimes kids lose their thrill and their excitement to do their work. This years Pilot Program has a math app that focuses on fractions. Front Row Education was founded in 2012 in San Francisco, California by experienced technologists and educators. Math Champ – Send Math Challenges to Your Students’ iPads. 20 random iPad Maths Apps that help cover all areas of curriculum.

Around this time last year, I wrote a post about the lack of engaging Maths apps on the iPad that went beyond “skill and drill” number activities. Since then, developers have introduced a greater range of apps across all areas of the Maths curriculum that can be used to enhance the Maths teaching and learning in your classroom. Here’s a selection of 20 apps that cover Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability ( these are the Content strands (CS) Australia’s Mathematics curriculum has been categorized under ). They also cover the proficiency strands (PS) of Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning. I’m sure other countries’ curricula are similar in many regards and you will be able to make the connections.

Undecided (free at time of writing) CS -Statistics and Probability PS – Reasoning Decide Now! Does what Undecided doesn’t with spinner. DragonBox+ ($6.49 – expensive for multiple copies) Dartfish EasyTag (free) Pattern Blocks ($0.99) 5 apps for improving mental arithmetic. The Government has said that calculators will be banned in maths tests for 11-year-olds from 2014. Here are five cool apps for Android and IOS that should help pupils to sharpen their mental arithmetic and learn how to do more maths in their minds.

Math Workout A no-nonsense app with a plain but clean interface, Math Workout helps pupils practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, indices, decimals and more. Its “Brain Cruncher” mode is good for training the mind to hold numbers in memory, and the “Times Table Master” should be particularly useful to primary pupils who are laerning their tables. Players must complete quite a few rounds on the easier levels to unlock the harder ones: this should ensure that pupils master the basics before moving on to harder questions, though it may irritate more accomplished mental mathematicians. Links to app: Android, Android (Free version) Manic Math Links to app: Android, iPad, iPod touch & iPhone Watch a video: Nutty Numbers 10!

6 Apps That Teach Math Concepts. For young learners, there are a plethora of apps out there to help learn how to count, and for older learners, often times a graphing calculator or scientific calculator app will do the trick. But what about all of those students in between? You know, the ones who already know how to count, but have to learn a multitude of math concepts that most of their parents have long forgotten? We’re taking a look at 6 apps that are easy to use and teach more than just counting.

Geometry Pattern Blocks This app allows you to create virtual geometrical shapes using a grid. Different colors represent different shapes, and the tool reinforces the concept of fractions along with geometrical shapes. Fractions Fractions by Tap to Learn This app uses everyday items (like a pizza or an apple) to demonstrate and quiz users on fractions. Order of Operations Name That Number Name That Number is a game based learning tool where players use five number tiles to build number sentences that equal a target number. 7 Strategies for iPads and iPods in the (Math) Classroom.

Mobile Learning | Viewpoint 7 Strategies for iPads and iPods in the (Math) Classroom By Tim Pelton and Leslee Francis Pelton 07/11/12 Touch devices--such as iPods and iPads--represent a fundamental change in computing. They are unobtrusive, powerful, and intuitive devices that support authentic acts of learning through exploration, collaboration, consolidation, creation, and communication. Although the ideal may be a 1-to-1 deployment, even a single device can have a positive impact. We want to share a series of thoughts and strategies supporting the adoption of iOS (iPod, iPhone, iPad) and other touch devices in the classroom and then focus on the selection and use of apps to support learning. 1.

We anticipate that the utility and practicality of touch devices and the associated resources will become apparent relatively quickly, and that mechanisms will be introduced to supply all students with their own personal devices to use and manage (BYOSD). 2. 3. So you want to support Maths learning with an iPad? iPad apps Published on April 10th, 2012 | by Mark Anderson When thinking about using an iPad to support learning, it is important to remember that the iPad supports learning. It is not going to do the teaching for you. Maths learning is no exception. It is much better to get a workflow with multiple apps to support the learning. Here are just some of the apps available from the App store related to Mathematics: The best way of working with these apps though is not in isolation.

For example: Demonstration If you’re running a flipped model, you may wish to show a video on how to solve a simple algebraic equation, either created by you or perhaps from iTunes U or the Khan Academy on the topic. Practice Then, whilst supporting students with this learning, they practice their learning using the Algebra Touch app which gives students algebraic learning and practice opportunities. Reinforcement AfL Other ways in which apps can be used innovatively. PuppetPals HD – generate an animated learning sequence.