## MATH RESOURCES

Some Math resources you might find useful ....

**IXL Maths for Pre-School to Year 9** - http://au.ixl.com/ - IXL is completely aligned to the Australian national curriculum, providing comprehensive coverage of each learning objective.

**MATHS ON LINE WORKSHEET GENERATOR** - http://themathworksheetsite.com/ - With The Math Worksheet Site you can create an endless supply of printable math worksheets. The intuitive interface gives you the ability to easily customize each worksheet to target your student's specific needs. Every worksheet is created when you request it, so they are different every time.

**ONLINE MATH DRILLS** - http://www.math-drills.com/ - Allows students to practice their maths skills in all areas of maths.

**NumberNut.com** - http://bit.ly/numbernut - NumberNut.com teaches the basics of maths to all ages. The site has sections which includes addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. There are also more advanced ideas like fractions, decimals, and percentages.

**Online maths quiz** – http://www.thatquiz.com it not only gives % correct but also time taken to answer questions which may help students improve their speedy number facts

**Interactive Sites** - Great interactive whiteboard sites suitable for upper primary age. http://www.subtangent.com/maths/index.php

**GeoGebra** is a free and multi-platform dynamic mathematics software for schools that joins geometry, algebra and calculus. http://www.geogebra.org/cms/

**Math resources for Primary Teachers** - lots of printable worksheets and online math games. http://olc.spsd.sk.ca/de/math1-3/index.html

**Links for board games** at: http://www.primaryschool.com.au/free-teacher-resourcesresults.php?strand=Free%20Board%20Games&grade=General

**Gail Lovely - Resources** - www.gaillovely.com/resources.htm Gail Lovely has a collection of links to resources suitable for early childhood. Topics include reading and literacy, maths, tsunamis, hurricanes and seasonal resources such as Christmas, New Year and Polar Express.

**AskNumbers **www.asknumbers.com/ Category: Working Scientifically Working Mathematically. Asknumbers.com is an online conversion site to convert any type of units of weights, length, pressure, volume, currency and more.

**Aunty Math** - www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org/aunty/index.html Category: Thinking Skills Working Mathematically. Every second week, "Aunty Math" presents a new math challenge to the internet audience via the DuPage Children's Museum site. Each challenge is presented in the form of a story taken from the life of Aunty Math, her two nephews Barney and Danny, and her niece Gina. Aunty Math challenges present an opportunity for students in grades K-5 to use their math and thinking skills to solve various problems. These challenges can be found on the Challenge of the Week page.

**BBC KS2 ReviseWise Maths** - www.bbc.co.uk/schools/revisewise/maths/ Category: Working Mathematically. Created to assist UK students 4-11 years to prepare for the National Tests in Maths, this site contains some engaging learning objects and online activities. Topics relate to varying age levels and include number, data handling, shape, space and measure, mental maths, and maths problems.

**BBC Skillswise - Numbers** - www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/ Category: Literacy & Numeracy Chance & Data Measurement Number Working Mathematically Work Readiness . BBC Skillswise enables adults to number skills by providing numeracy development resources - the focus is on whole numbers, basic skills, measures, shapes, space, fractions, decimals, percentages, and handling data.

**Brain Teasers** - www.eduplace.com/math/brain/index.html Category: Thinking Skills Working Mathematically. Each Wednesday this site provides a new set of brain teasers. Most are based on maths or logic. There are 3 sets: one each for grades 3-4, 5-6, 7-8. Answers are provided for the previous week's teaser. Hints are given for the current brain teaser.

**Connecting Mathematics: Maths Thesaurus** - :http://thesaurus.maths.org/mmkb/topics.html This maths thesaurus site contains brief explanations of mathematical terms and ideas in English, Danish, Finnish, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Polish and Slovak, and also maps connections between mathematical concepts. There is a thesaurus.maths.org user and editor community, and both the content and the code of the site are available under open source licences.

**Count On** - www.counton.org/ Category: Online Games & Activities Working Mathematically. Count On, originally created for MathsYear2000, has a mission to popularise maths, making it a 'can-do' subject and promoting maths for all. It features Maths MagNet, a maths e-zine aimed at early childhood; Numberland; Puzzle of the day; and Matrix, a mathematical online museum. The site also contains Maths games, and resources for senior secondary students.

**Create a Graph** - http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/graphing/index.asp Category: Global Education Data Sets Chance & Data Working Mathematically. Users of this site from the US National Center for Education Statistics can select from five graph formats, decide on display options, add data, and generate a graph which can then be printed and/or saved.

**CyberChallenge** - www.mathmastery.com/cyberchallenge/ CyberChallenge is an interactive site that allows students to test their mental arithmetic. Users choose one of addition, subtraction, multiplication or division and see how many problems they can answer in 60 seconds. When time is up, they are presented with an analysis of their answers and an opportunity to record their scores for later comparison. Macromedia Flash 5 player is required to play CyberChallenge.

**Figure This! Math Challenge** - www.figurethis.org/ Category: General Working Mathematically Supporting Learning in the Home. Figure This! Mathematics Challenges for Families provides interesting maths challenges that middle-school students can do at home with their families. Each challenge features: a description of the important maths involved, a note on where the maths is used in the real world, a hint to get started, complete solutions

**Hand-On Maths Activities for Grades 4-6 - **http://mathcentral.uregina.ca/RR/database/RR.09.99/sawatzky1/ Category: Working Mathematically Number Space Measurement. Teacher notes and ready-made task cards are available for each activity in this site. Many of the activities use a game board or a card game. Activities are available for Numbers and Operations, Geometry, Problem Solving, Data Management and Analysis, and Measurement.

**Illuminations - Grades Pre-K - 12** - http://illuminations.nctm.org/ Category: Numeracy Working Mathematically. This page contains activities and resources that are appropriate for teachers at the PreK-12 grade level to use as they reflect on, plan for, and implement mathematics education in their classrooms. There are online, interactive, multimedia math investigations, selected web resources, lesson plans, learning objects and interactive maths tools

**Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles** - www.cut-the-knot.org/content.shtml. Tons of interactive puzzles and discussions, involving algebra, probability, group theory, chaos, magic squares and more! Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles. Math puzzles. Interactive education. A lot of math information for teachers, students and parents. Work out and enjoy mathematics. Explore unexpected connections**Math Forum: Games for Math and Social Skills** - http://mathforum.org/alejandre/cooperate.html. This page lists different mathematical games to use to introduce and/or reinforce cooperative learning. Many of the games focus on teamwork.

**Math Forum: K-12 Problems, Puzzles, Tips, and Tricks** - http://mathforum.org/k12/mathtips/.

These pages from Math Forum @ Drexel contain sets of math problems and puzzles, and computation tips and tricks to speed up your calculations. They include divisibility rules for numbers 3-13, hints for multiplying by 5, 9, and 11, and more than 350 mental calculation tricks.

**Math Playground** - www.mathplayground.com/ Category: Working Mathematically Online Games & Activities . Math Playground is a mathematics learning site sponsored by the Math Advantage Learning Center for students in grades K-6. They offer these resources at no cost: Addition and Subtraction Word Problem Practice; The Amazing Adventures of Astro; Multiplication and Division Word Problem Practice; Grand Slam Math; Practice Math Facts; Play a Math Game; Create Math Worksheets; Solve a Math Quiz; and Try a Logic Game

**Maths Games for Young Kids** - http://resources.kaboose.com/games/math1.html. This website contains printable and interactive online activities for young students aged between 3 - 6. From learning numbers and matching numbers to easy addition this resource is a great way to encourage math whilst using ICTs.

**Change Maker** - http://www.funbrain.com/funbrain/cashreg/. This online game allows the user to choose to play in Australian, American, Canadian, or Mexican dollars or British pounds. There are 10 'how much change' questions in each round, and four levels of difficulty. The currencies are graphically represented but only by coins.

**Click Mazes - Interactive Puzzles and Mazes** - http://www.clickmazes.com/ Clickmazes contains a variety of unique interactive puzzles and mazes which can be played online. There are simple traditional mazes, some in which certain directions are disabled and others where pathways weave over and under each other.

**Easy Test Maker** - http://www.easytestmaker.com/default.aspx Easy Test Maker is a free online test generator to create test. With Easy Test Maker you can create multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, matching, short answer and true and false questions all on the same test. You can also insert instructions and divide your test into multiple sections.

**Flowering Fractions** - http://www.learningbox.com/fractions/index.html These virtual flowers are missing different numbers of petals. Students must correctly match the falling petals to their respective flowers before they fall to the ground

**MathCats** - http://www.mathcats.com/contents.html This site encourages the browser to join the Math Cats in a land of creative open-ended maths exploration. The magic chalkboard takes you to interactive maths activities and the maths art gallery includes geometry, symmetry, tessellations, probability, animation and much more.

**Maths Learning Wave Online** http://www.learningwave.com/lwonline/workingfront/frontwave.html Learning Wave Online is a classroom resource for interactive mathematics. Each topic contains explanations of the concepts and interactive practice designed to engage and challenge students. Topics include Number Theory, Integers, Decimals, Fractions, Percent, Probability, Algebra, and Geometry.

**OCSD Interactive Games** - http://resources.oswego.org/games/ This site contains a number of flash-generated interactive maths games allowing students to practice skills of estimating angles, basic calculations, sequences, telling the time, and learning co-ordinates.

**Project Interactivate Activities** - http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/index.html The activities available here are designed for either group or individual exploration into concepts from middle school mathematics. The activities are Java applets and as such require a java-capable browser. They cover fractions, factors, estimations, geometry and measurement concepts, algebra, functions, graphs, statistics and probability.

**MathTools**: - http//mathforum.org/mathtools/cell.html?&new_co=pk This website gives a compilation of math tools for all years. Covering topics such as pattern blocks, operations with numbers, addition, subtraction, number sense and counting, the site links to a variety of learning objects and mathematical interactive games. For some there are suggested lesson plans and procedures. Others are self-explanatory.

**TESSELLATION SITES**

**What are tessellations** - http://www.coolmath.com/lesson-tessellations-1.htm

**Create your own Tessellations and Tangrams** www.mathcats.com/explore/tessellationtown.html

**Tessellation Print Outs** http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/tess/dohexsq.htm

**TELLING THE TIME**

**Chris's Virtual Clock and Watch Collection** - http://csmith.info/clocks/teachingtime/. This online clock and watch collection provides resources for teaching the time. Similar to a 'Judy clock' the hour hand moves with the minute hand as the time is changed. It includes both analogue and digital clocks.

**Clock Wise** - http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/clock2/index.html This activity allows the user to input any time through the day on a digital clock and see it displayed on the clock face. The user can also choose to have a random time displayed on the clock face and try to correctly identify it. The second activity is graded easy, medium and hard