Math Resources

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Use this site with students when hands-on manipulation will enhance their understanding of concepts. Arranged by grade level and NCTM standards to easily locate relevant material.

IXL Math
The bulk of this site has practice and activities for younger math students, but the Grade 8 portion has many resources for students still struggling with concepts from middle school. Provide the practice your high school students need while they continue work on your course content.

Math Pickle
Put your students into a pickle by providing problems in math that really make them think! Interactive math videos present the problem and PowerPoints, Keynotes (for Apple users) and lesson ideas are included for the teacher.

Many Eyes
Need a data set to help students visualize the impact of change? Would a graphic depiction be helpful to your students in understanding a complex topic? This site offers displays of a wide variety of data to help you illustrate concepts and/or interpret data. You can even upload your own data!

StatPlanet is an interactive map making site that can be used to create thematic maps using data from UNESCO. Examples are provided such as number of cell phones in use, primate fossil finds around the world, marketing data, and hiv statistics. Data can be viewed as maps, bar charts, scatter plots, and line graphs. Upon mouseover, information from each country will be displayed and changes can be animated over time.

Trigonometry Animations
Show students how various trigonometric functions work through these interactive animations.

All the Best Math & Science Activities
SMILE (Science and Math Informal Learning Educators) is an online collection of math and science activities available to anyone, free of charge. We are also a community of educators who contribute, use, and comment on activities. It is dedicated to bringing the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities developed by informal science organizations around the country to the wider informal educator community, while encouraging that community to both use and contribute to SMILE's growing collection.

Interactive Math
"Play and learn" Math on this interactive site loaded with lessons and flash activities. Topics range from Algebra, Probability, and up to Higher Calculus. Each lesson is divided into different subtopics which contain lessons using real-world examples and images. Many lessons include information obtained with the Live Math Viewer which can be downloaded from the site for free.

Google's Image Chart Editor
Start with sample charts provided by Google or create a chart from scratch - This new Google tools allows the user to create a wide variety of charts (line, pie, radial, bar, scatter plot, thematic map, Venn diagram and more). Data can by input in whatever manner best suits your chart.

Brightstorm Math
Free, short, to-the-point videos created by teachers to assist students with concepts in algebra, trig, geometry, and calculus. Especially useful during homework sessions.

Educational Technology Clearinghouse for Math Instruction
Resources and links to a wide variety of math sites, arithmetic to calculus.

Math Interactives
Find activities designed for student interaction for all math standards at the secondary level.

Khan Academy Videos
Do your students ever need a review of concepts, but there is no time to reteach? Whether it's just for review or a student who was absent needs to learn your material, this website contains HUNDREDS of easy-to-locate videos in the following math areas:
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra
  • Arithmetic
  • Banking & Money
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus
  • Developmental Math
  • Differential Equations
  • Finance
  • Geometry
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry

Interactive Math Illustrations
When verbal explanation is not enough, these animations illustrate a wide variety of math concepts including:
  • Algebra & Trig
  • Differential Calculus
  • Integral Calculus
  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Geometry
  • Probability & Statistics
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Arithmetic
Requires the Java plug-in to be installed on your computer - All FUSD laptops have Java installed.

How Big Really?
Help students make connections between the scale of events going on in the world and their own geographical location. This website lets you juxtapose the size of historical events, present and past (i.e. the Gulf oil spill or a World War II battle) over a satellite view of where you live. Test it out to see how this visual representation can bring the size of world events into the realm of student understanding.