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by Mary Ann Kelley

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Miller Kids University - Free Online Science Club  (M, O, T)
Educational resources for elementary and middle school level students including a free online science club. Science club includes sharing of recommendations for science books, science websites, science museums/centers to visit, science facts, and science experiments. You will find books, free videos, and free information. Great resource for home school students.

Cool Math.com  (M,O,T)
Lessons and games designed for fun, Ages 13 and up.

Mixing in Math  (Y,M)
Lots of homeschoolers use Mixing in Math because it combines math with: everyday activities, like cooking and cleaning up;projects that involve crafts, movement, and science; games for indoors and out!

Winpossible  (M,O,T)
Winpossible is a leading provider of online math tutorials which have been consistently shown to help students improve their math grades. Winpossible's ChalkTalk method has been highly acclaimed by teachers and students alike in its effectiveness in replicating the in-class learning experience.

Mathmaster.org  (T)
The Mathmaster.org is a free resource for teachers and parents. You can make an unlimited number of printable math worksheets for children, the classroom or homework practice. What makes this site unique is a flexibility of the worksheet generators and the text book quality of the worksheet being generated.

Math Worksheets Center  (Y,M,O,T)
Math Worksheet Center is home to over 8,000 K-12 no cost math worksheets, lesson, homework, and quizzes. We also offer over 130 free math teaching and learning articles

TouchMath  (Y)
TouchMath is a multisensory program that uses its signature TouchPoints to engage students of all abilities and learning styles. Free Samples for math students grades K-5 in sample section.

Fun Brain: Numbers  (Y,M)
Online math games for kids. Grades K-8

Scweb4free.com  (Y,M)
Free Online Math Games. Free online math games- An interactive web site that includes math flash cards, games and worksheets . Elementary and middle school kids can use these activities to improve their skills. Parents use our tools to allow kids to practice up on the areas the class is working on, or on the next grade level. These flash cards , games and worksheets are free for the general public. Grades K-8

Biz KID$  (M)
A television show from PBSKids where kids teach kids about money and business and is just about the perfect maturity level for any 11 year old. Each episode focuses on one aspect of business and money management such as credit, the art of negotiation, wise spending, budgeting, and more. The website contains accompanying lessons and activities for each episode. Some of the materials are clearly meant for classroom teachers but there can easily be adapted for home use. Episodes are available to watch on the website.

BrightStorm Math  (M,O)
Brightstorm Math uses online video to comprehensively cover the topics found in major textbooks, state frameworks and NCTM standards: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 and Precalculus (Calculus coming soon!). The site contains over 1,800 engaging online videos with clear and concise concept explanations and sample problems. The math section is entirely free but the SAT/ACT prep section is not. Free registration is required to view more than a sample of the videos.

Calculation Nation™  (Y,M)
Calculation Nation™ is a free education service of The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. NCTM is a public voice of mathematics education, providing vision, leadership, and professional development to support teachers in ensuring mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students.

That Quiz  (Y,M,O)
Online quizzes with over 6 million graded exams to date and over 300,000 participating students. That Quiz is free for educational use.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives   (Y,M,O,T)
"Learning and understanding mathematics, at every level, requires student engagement. Mathematics is not, as has been said, a spectator sport. Too much of current instruction fails to actively involve students. One way to address the problem is through the use of manipulatives, physical objects that help students visualize relationships and applications. We can now use computers to create virtual learning environments to address the same goals... Our Utah State University team is building Java-based mathematical tools and editors that allow us to create exciting new approaches to interactive mathematical instruction." The Internet-based version is free; the downloadable version is fee-based and includes a free trial offer.

Free Math Worksheets  (Y,M)
From preschool through 12th grade.

Schoolhouse Bingo for Free  (Y,M)
Try before you buy. Download Schoolhouse Bingo today and see how easy it is to create an educational bingo game to enhance your classroom lessons. And get the Roman Numerals bingo game FREE. The only restriction on your evaluation of the software is that the bingo cards and call sheets print with banners. There are no print restrictions on the Roman Numerals bingo game. Our gift to you just for trying Schoolhouse Bingo.

Math Resource Studio for Free  (T)
Create differentiated practice materials for number operations, fractions, measurement, time, algebra, number concepts, numeration, and lots more. The evaluation edition is fully functional and provides the same free activities as the discontinued Basic Facts Worksheet Factory. The evaluation edition allows for printing of Quick Facts, Match-Ups, Table Drill Addition, Table Drill Multiplication, and Counting Table without banners. Download Math Resource Studio today and discover how easy it is to create worksheets and activities to advance and reinforce the math skills of your students.

Let's Play Math!  (M,O,T)
"This page lists a wide-ranging assortment of math websites. Some of them I have used and enjoyed for years; others I just stumbled across while browsing and thought they looked interesting. Most of these resources are free, but I have also included a few sites that ask for a nominal fee -- like Multiflyer -- because I thought their product was well worth the cost."

10 Minute Math  (M,O,T)
Have 10 minutes? Why not explore some math.

Professor Weissman's Algebra Classroom 01Whole Numbers  (O)
Professor Weissman's Classroom Units are easy to read and understand booklets in PreAlgebra and Algebra topics. Learn using the Socratic method by asking questions.

eCalc Scientific Calculator  (O)
eCalc is a free online calculator that supports many advanced features including unit conversion, equation solving, and even complex-number math. The calculator is designed to work directly in your browser and requires no special plug-ins. If you are looking to purchase a scientific calculator, you can visit the site to compare calculator features and see reviews.

HomeschoolMath.net  (T)
A math site that contains curriculum summaries and reviews for homeschool math programs, worksheet generators for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division (including fractions and decimals), as well as a list of online resources for teaching math.

Math Cards  (Y,M,O,T)
MathCards mixes the playing cards concept with voice technology to help reinforce math skills. Students get to build math equations and match numbers in a variety of formats with their equivalents. Formats include whole numbers, integers, fractions, percentages, decimals, dollars & cents, roots, exponents and even roman numerals.

Teach R Kids Math  (Y,T)
This site offers interactive practice for early elementary math topics including money, fractions, decimals, calendars, addition, subtraction, and more. Provides timed drill-based assignments that aim at further solidifying the student's math foundation. Dynamically generates a variety of excellent math worksheets on various topics. In addition, grade based math worksheet are available.

Games for Kids  (Y,M)
I have featured Sheppard Software in past years, but they have added so many resources to the site that I thought it was time to mention it again. I just spend some time playing around and I really love the games. They are relevant and the graphics and fonts are just pleasing. Most of what I played with this time was science (food chain, producers and consumers, photosynthesis) but there are games for social studies, math, vocabulary, and more. This site has grown exponentially since I first featured it years ago.

Math Playground  (Y,M,O,T)
An action-packed site for elementary and middle school students. Practice your math skills, play a logic game and have some fun!

Vectorkids  (Y,M,O,T)
Vectorkids believes in enhancing education through technology. Their content is designed for elementary and middle school students. My favorite part is the US Capitals game to help kids learn the capitals (this was painful for us last year!), but the math games are great, too, particularly the Divisibility Rules. The site makes extensive use of Flash technology to create the games.

Posters/Charts (PDF files)  (Y,M,O,T)
Links to all pages that contain high-quality PDF files that print well as small one-page charts or as large posters.

Division Chart Exercise  (Y)
Printable division chart exercise

Math Cats  (Y,M)
Join the Math Cats in a land of creative, open-ended math explorations!

Phatmath.com  (Y,O,M,T)
FREE math homework help. Post and view math problems and solutions 24/7 in 40 math-based forums

Super Teacher Worksheets  (Y,M,O,T)
Free, Printable Worksheets

ICT Numeracy Games  (Y)
Math Games for grades K-2

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives-Measurement  (Y,M,O,T)
Download FREE trial desktop versions using Java

Rainforests Math  (Y,M)
Interactive Mathematics activities K-6

FunBrain.com - Change maker  (Y)
Get as much money in your piggy bank as possible, by figuring out the correct change.

FunBrain.com - Measure It!!!  (Y)
You can play with centimeters or inches.

Math Cats - convert numbers!  (Y)
Converts length, weight and volume.

Measurement Games  (Y,M)
from Gamequarium Math Home.

Japanese Logic Puzzles  (Y,M,O,T)
Puzzles change daily. For those who just need a puzzle to start their day.

Johnnie's Math Page  (Y,M)
Enjoy the many math activities. Here are hundreds of links to the best math activities for kids on the web. There are many good challenges in the fun section. I love math puzzles and games.

Math Vids  (M O)
MathVids.com is a website dedicated to providing high quality, instructional math videos to middle school, high school, and college students at an affordable price. For a limited time, you can sign up to try MathVids out for free.

HippoCampus  (Y,M,O,T)
HippoCampus provides free, multi-media content in many subjects, including Algebra, Physics, Calculus, Environmental Science, U.S. History and more. It is a bit awkward to navigate around entire books on the site, but there is a wealth of information online at no cost.

Noetic Learning Math Worksheet Creator  (Y,M,O,T)
Unlimited Interactive Math Worksheets with Built-In Timer. Offers endless supply of math worksheets for free! These worksheets are interactive, self-graded and with a timer! This is a wonderful tool for home schooling children to practice math facts, computation and other math skills. My kids love the interactive nature of the worksheets. They love to do the same type of worksheets over and over again try to beat their best scores and timing.

Wonder Whiz Kids  (Y,M,O,T)
Math and Science help website for students grades 6-12. Offers Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Math helps for kids looking at AP, IB and school programs.

Fact Monster  (Y,M,O,T)
Brought to you by Information Please at Pearson Education, publishing as Fact Monster. Contains a Reference Desk, information on Math and Money, Science, the World, the United States, People, Computers, Sports, Word Wise, Games and Puzzles and a Home Center.

Math Games  (Y)
On Line Math Games

Illuminations: Growing Patterns  (Y)
Students use numbers to make growing patterns. They create, analyze, and describe growing patterns and then record them. They also analyze a special growing pattern called Pascal's triangle. Grades 3-5

Take Away  (Y)
Students solve math problems using a subtraction chart in order to gain a deeper understanding of subtraction and how it relates to their world. Grades K-2 from Illuminations, The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Mrs. Glosser's Math Goodies  (Y,M,O,T)
"Math Goodies is a free math help site featuring interactive lessons, homework help, worksheets and forums! We have over 400 pages of activities for students, teachers and parents."

The Futures Channel  (M,O)
The mission of the Futures Channel is to offer "high quality multimedia content which educators in any setting can use to enliven curriculum, engage students and otherwise enhance the learning experience" and to "connect mathematics, science, technology and engineering to the real world of careers and achievement, so that students can envision a context and purpose for what they are learning allowing them to envision their own successful futures."

Ask Dr. Math at the Math Forum  (Y,M,O,T)
"Ask Dr. Math is a question and answer service for math students and their teachers. A searchable archive is available by level and topic, as well as summaries of Frequently Asked Questions."

Math Countdown  (Y,M,O,T)
"Loyola University Chicago's School of Education offers a free math education Web site. The site teaches math concepts using Quicktime movies and provides printable worksheets.

The Math Worksheet Site  (Y,M)
TheMathWorksheetSite.com is an online math worksheet generator where "you can create an endless supply of math worksheets. The intuitive interface gives you the ability to customize each worksheet to target a student's specific needs...

Visual Math Learning  (M,O,T)
This site features a free online interactive tutorial for pre-algebra students that is rich in games, puzzles, and animated manipulatives that emphasize learning concepts by visualization. It is an excellent resource for parents and educators of students

Natural Math  (T)
Natural Math is targeted to adults helping students with math, not to the students themselves. The multiplication helps alone will be a great help to any parent teaching the multiplication facts.

FunBrain.com  (Y,M)
Billed as the Internet's #1 site for K-8 kids and teachers, FunBrain.com offers a variety of interactive online games for reading, math, logic, science, and just plain fun. There are funblogs for boys and girls as well as my favorite, online Mad Libs.

Free math and language arts resources  (Y,M)
SGBox (sellers of the popular Singapore Math) offers free resources including online versions of dozens of Aesop's fables, free math resources, irregular verbs, and a synonyms quiz.

Pyramid Model  (M,O)
From NOVA; use math in real life by building a scale model of an Egyptian pyramid

Platonic Solids  (M,O)
From Enchanted Learning; Regular Polyhedra or Platonic Solids: Cube, Tetrahedron, Octahedron, Dodecahedron, Icosahedron; this site has words that the spell check doesn't even recognize!

Multiplication games  (T)
Find instructions for a variety of offline math games to help teach multiplication.

A+ Flashcard Creator  (T)
Set the parameters and print your customized flashcards.

A+ Math Games  (Y,M)
Requires Java plug-in; hidden pictures, bingo, and concentration.

Mixed-Up Math  (T)
A challenging math game and logic puzzle for all ages.

Homeschool Math   (Y,M)
"HomeschoolMath.net is a comprehensive math resource site for homeschooling parents and teachers: find a homeschool math curriculum guide, free worksheets, math ebooks for elementary grades, an extensive link list of games, interactive tutorials & quizzes

Homeschool Math Curriculum Reviews  (T)
From HomeschoolMath.net, this set of reviews includes both publisher descriptions and customer reviews of the most popular homeschool math programs.

MoneySKILL®  (O)
MoneySKILL®, a personal finance course sponsored by the members of the American Financial Services Association, is a highly interactive, reality-based Internet curriculum. "Its purpose is to educate students to make informed financial decisions. The course consists of 34 "How To" modules on income, money management, spending and credit, and saving and investing. The modules are designed to be approximately 40 minutes in length." The course is free and has a built-in grading program so the educator can view the student's progress. Registration is required. Gr 9-12

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