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Resources for Teaching Mathematics

Top free resources for teaching and learning Mathematics 

National Mathematics Standards comes from National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Illuminations – resources for teaching mathematics including activities, lessons, standards, and weblinks, it’s free to use their online activities/manipulatives to visualize your teaching or playing math (K-12) ; the affiliated organization is National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Computing Technology for Math Excellence – devoted to resources for teaching and learning mathematics (K-12 and calculus), technology integration in 21st century classroom, and the standards movement in education

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, mostly in the form of Java applets, for mathematics instruction (K-12 emphasis); eNLVM is an extended project for online learning lessons.

The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics. Helping teachers of Mathematics with CPD. (England)

The Middle School Portal 2: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2) project supports middle grades educators with high-quality, standards-based resources and promotes collaboration and knowledge-sharing among its users. Educators use MSP2 to increase content knowledge in science, mathematics, and appropriate pedagogy for youth ages 10 to 15. MSP2 is a project of  The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology, School of Teaching and Learning,National Middle School Association, and Education Development Center, Inc., and is funded by the National Science Foundation.

Wolfram MathWorld is a comprehensive list of math definitions

WolframAlpha – it’s a real know-it-all, instead of sending users to another source for information, this “computational knowledge engine” answers questions as completely as it knows how. It’s particularly good at math problems, since the site is built on Mathematica.

Wolfram Education Portal (free) is a new release on Jan.18/2012 with all of Wolfram’s technologies organized by course, in the portal you’ll find a dynamic textbook, lesson plans, widgets, interactive Demonstrations, and more built by Wolfram education experts.

The Ohio Resource Center for Mathematics, Science, & Reading and the Ohio Social Studies Resource Center are great curriculum sharing sites that align with state and national content standards.

Khan Academy – Bill Gates favorite teacher, developed as a open source project, this 3300+ video library is a free classroom for anyone, anywhere. Now there are practice modules integrated with math instructional videos, also there are analysis tools for teachers / parents to understand students’ status.

Karl Fisch’s algebra movies – instructional videos for high school algebra

The free resources for teaching math. published by Dan Meyer include entire 38 week Algebra curriculum,  38 week Geometry curriculum complete with slides, handouts, and just about everything you need in order to deliver the lessons. Dan Meyer’s had a great TED Talk : Math Class Needs a Makeover.

Math TV provides an extensive collection of high quality mathematics tutorials for 21st century classroom. Its video lessons cover basic resources for teaching mathematics and Algebra. It’s free.

Math Open Reference is a site that has interactive resources and information on different math topics, including Plane Geometry, Trigonometry, Coordinate and Solid Geometry, and function explorer tools; it’s a great resource for teachers and students.


Math Pickle is the brain child of Dr. Gordon Hamilton who reminds us that problem solving is at the very heart of mathematics. It approaches mathematics from the standpoint of a problem solver instead of from the standpoint of a rules follower. Your will be amazed by the most beautiful math workbooks(like the left picture) you’ve ever seen, and witness why Dr. Gordon claimed: “Beauty and mathematics are inseparable.” It is for K-12 teachers. Here you will find curricular games, puzzles and mini-competitions for the classroom. Your students can do math puzzles and games online too. (the content is open licensed)

Brightstorm provides online study materials for mathematics and ACT and SAT preparation. The ACT and SAT preparation materials are not free, but the mathematics tutorials are free which are videos featuring mathematics teachers explaining and demonstrating how to solve mathematics problems, it covers Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus. The videos can be viewed on the Brightstorm site or you can embed them into your websites.

TenMarks is an online math program that helps students refresh, learn, and master math concepts – in their own time, at their own pace. Each child receives a personalized curriculum to help them master the concepts quickly. It’s free for educators to use the resources for teaching mathematics in classrooms.Teacher Zone is a free service with more than 1,000 mathematics tutorials videos created by Ten Marks tutors. The videos cover everything from basic elementary school math. through high school Algebra and Geometry skills.

Free Math Help offers students free mathematics tutorials, which are available as text based lessons or narrated video lessons. Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, and Statistics tutorials are available for free to students. Or students can ask questions on the message boards.

geogebra, math graphing, math learning reosurcesGeogebra offers free math software including interactive graphics, algebra, spreadsheet and learning materials from elementary school to university level. Geogebrawiki is a great wiki with tons of resources for teaching geometry and algebra. You can find links to simulators and other manipulatives.

Desmos is a graphing calculator based on HTML5 so it’s accessible on any device, and definitely an innovation to replace Texas Instruments’ expansive ones. You can make an account and sign in so that you can share your work and save it to your personal library.  This means you can access your math graphs from any Web-connected device

Five free scientific calculators – Microsoft Mathematics

Chartle is a free service to make interactive charts in web2.0 way. You don’t need to register to use the service, you can make and publish you charts online and then get a URL address for your chart, you can share or embed your chart into your own website. lets you design and share your own charts online and for free. A number of different chart types like: bar charts, pie charts, line charts, bubble charts and radar plots are supported.

RealWorldMath is designed for educators who wish to extend the concepts of the math curriculum beyond the pages of the text. Google Earth is the dynamic tool that will be used to accomplish this. It provides startling clear satellite views of the globe in an interactive 3D environment. Beyond the visual, users can add placemarks, annotations, photos, and models, as well as measure distances and draw paths. It’s is licensed under Creative Commons.

Maths Maps is initiated by Tom Barrett to use Google Earth (and Maps) as a great perspective providing easy access for our students to see rich visual content that depicts everyday maths. It allows teachers around the world to collaborate on it. The maps can be embeded into yoru own websites, and students can complete the tasks online or offline.

YummyMath is a website designed for the purpose of sharing mathematics problems and scenarios based on things happening in the world today. It’s created by two math teachers and  licensed under creative commons.

HelpingwithMath – The math worksheets , the printable multiplication tables, the math charts, the multiplication games, and other resources are completely free. It’s an OER site.

A+ Click Math is a collection of math problems, puzzles, and brain teasers on numbers, geometry, algebra, data analysis, probability, and word problems. The website helps students from grades one through twelve become problem solvers. No fees, no ads, no registration, no calculators and no frustration. The exercises give immediate feedback. There are ebooks in iBooks format.

Math Worksheets Lands provides free worksheets from preschool to high school, aligned to the core curriculum. There are over 9,700 PDF files with over 21,000 printable pages.

NumberBender  is a website that helps math teachers provide fun and dynamic presentations coupled with related worksheets for Algebra I, Pre-Calculus, AP Statistics. Teachers have the option to download a Mac or Windows version of the presentations and the worksheets are in PDF format.

Get the Math is a multimedia project about algebra in the real world. See how professionals working in fashion, videogame design, and music production use algebraic thinking.

Harcourt Multimedia Math Glossary can help students in kindergarten through sixth grade understand math vocabulary. The glossary is easily searched by grade and alphabetic order. It is not your typical textbook glossary, it doesn’t just define math terms, it actually shows them what it looks like. Each word and definition can be read aloud to students by clicking on the speaker icon next to the word.

Math Worksheet Generator creates multiple math practice problems, from basic math to algebra, in seconds. You provide a sample math problem and the Math Worksheet Generator does the rest. It even gives you an answer sheet!

Centre for Technology – Interactive Mathematics Projects using Macromedia Flash

Home School Math – for you to find a worksheet tailored to what you need

Daum Equation Editor – You can quickly edit and make a beautiful math formula just to click! It’s a free Chrome/MAC App.

Microsoft Mathematics – a graphing calculator that plots in 2D and 3D, step-by-step equation solving, and useful tools to help students with math and science studies.

Hohli – online chart builder  the real-time thumbnail preview on the right part of your screen,  click the thumbnail chart and you can save the chart image or use the html code to embed it in a website

ChartTool – create charts and save graphs as images or share them via email

MathsTools – A collection of maths resources

Math in Science – Use the search tools to find resources, which teach core math and science standards, integrate calculator and computer-based technologies, and introduce 21st century concepts in the areas of fractal geometry, nanotechnology, and engineering.

PlusMagazine opens a door to the world of maths, with all its beauty and applications, by providing articles from the top mathematicians and science writers on topics as diverse as art, medicine, cosmology and sport to introduce readers to practical applications of mathematics.



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  2. TES India was launched recently after the success of TES Connect in the UK. Hundreds of thousands of free resources, including lesson plans, work sheets, and other valuable tools. The Maths Team have been especially prolific in publishing free resources.


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