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Ask Dr. Math This free site makes it easy for students to submit a math question and receive personal answers via email. Started in 1994 it has become so popular that it now has hundreds of math expert volunteers from around the world. It also provides the best questions and answers as part of a searchable archive organized by grade level (elementary, middle school, high school) and topic (exponents, infinity, polynomials, etc.).
Biographies of Women Mathematicians (Grades 3-5) Everyone who has made it through High School math knows the accomplishments of Pythagoras; but, what happened when he died in the 5th century B.C.? His wife, Theano, continued to run the Pythagorean School and wrote treatises on mathematics, physics and child psychology. Many gifted and hard-working women have followed in Theano's footsteps making ground-breaking leaps in mathematics in relative obscurity. Bring them out into the limelight at 'Biographies of Women Mathematicians' and watch them shine! A site of short educational films on health, science, math, technology, and even English grammar. Non-subscribers are limited to two films per day. Within each subject, you will find hundreds of short, animated movies that speak to kids in a language and voice that they understand. Developed according to national standards, BrainPOP's topics present students with an engaging, enlightening, & entertaining view of a given subject.
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Grades 2-5) When was the first U.S. paper currency used? Whose portrait was first featured on the two-dollar bill? Who decides about those portraits, anyway? What does counterfeit law say and what is the National Treasury doing to protect consumers? Check out these interesting currency facts at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. This site is fully interactive and allows the user to sharpen basic math skills, play math-related games and explore new math concepts.
FunBrain Who ever thought learning math could be so much fun? Test your math skills with these fun and interesting games. Includes some teacher and parenting resources.
Gamequarium Gamequarium provides an easy to navigate portal to the world of online learning. Check out Readquarium, the section of Gamequarium devoted to developing literacy skills. Readquarium is arranged based on the five crucial components identified by the National Reading Panel.
Math Cats Promotes open-ended and playful explorations of important math concepts in the context of online games, interactive applets, and activity suggestions.
Multimedia Math Glossary Harcourt School Publisher's Multimedia Math Glossary has a thing or two to show you. Organized by grade level and using simple drawings and tables to illustrate mathematical concepts, this website will also read explanations aloud and pronounce terms for students.
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NLVM) is an NSF supported project that began in 1999 to develop a library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials for mathematics instruction (K-12 emphasis).
PBS CyberChase This site is designed to accompany a TV show of the same name but can be used without it as well. Kids can choose from lots of math and technology games, problem solving riddles, on-line polls and e-cards for messaging friends. This site was originally designed by Susan Shuey Beasley, Technology Support Specialist in Alexandria, VA, for her own students. Once she saw their growing popularity among children around the world, she decided to expand this site and create games for students everywhere.
Word Problems for Kids (Grade 5) Todd and his brother have each agreed to mow half the front lawn, which is a 20m by 40m rectangle. If Todd starts at the corner, will he have time to try his luck at some brain-picking questions over at Word Problems for Kids? Let's hope so. Problems are arranged by grade level with links to hints for the impatient; but, if I were Todd, I'd take my time at the computer and let my brother finish the lawn on his own.