Guest post from Karen Schweitzer, the About.com Guide to Business School
Are you looking for fun activities to engage your math students? Would you like interactive ways to explain difficult mathematical concepts? The resources you need are only a click away. There are tons of free online lesson plans, activities, and resources specifically designed to entertain and educate your math students. Here are 20 free math resources for teachers to explore:
NCTM – The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics provides lesson plans and resources for teachers. This site works to ensure the vision, development, and leadership of math teachers.
Math Playground – The Math Playground is a fun mathematics site for elementary and middle school children. Site features include math games, word problems, logic puzzles, and math videos.
NumberNut – This comprehensive math site features basic to advanced activities. NumberNut is a perfect site for teachers to introduce concepts, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, ratios, money, and fractions.
AAAMath – The AAAMath site features lesson plans covering a wide variety of concepts for K-8 students. The site also provides tools for students to learn, practice, play, and explore math concepts.
Illuminations – Illuminations is a site designed to improve the learning and teaching of math. Features include lessons, activities, standards, and links.
AGradeMath – Teachers can find thousands of free worksheets, flashcards, and games for mathematics on AGradeMath. The site also provides math terms, tools, calculators, and videos.
TeAchnology – TeAchnology offers hundreds of free lesson plans and resources for teachers. Lesson plans cover all grades and range from algebra to word problems.
TheTeachersCorner.net – This site offers several online worksheet and lesson plans specifically for math teachers. TheTeachersCorner.net also provides other teaching resources, such as teaching tips, classroom management, and useful links.
Mrs. Glosser’s Math Goodies – With over 500 web pages of activities, this free site is an excellent resource for finding interactive lessons, printable worksheets, games, and crossword puzzles. Mrs. Glosser’s Math Goodies also has a nice forum for math teachers.
BGFL – This interactive whiteboard site offers several resources and tools for math teachers to use for K-12 graders. BGFL interactive activities cover basic to intermediate math concepts.
Apples 4 the Teacher – This teaching resource provides math activities for elementary children. Teachers can find lesson plans, printable flashcards, and games.
TeacherVision – TeacherVision helps teachers to challenge math students through lesson plans, worksheets, activities, and quizzes. This site covers mathematics for all grade levels.
The Math Forum – The Math Forum provides a wide variety of resources for math teachers, including, courses, workshops, and teaching tools.
Figure This! – Figure This! is a high quality mathematics resource that challenges students in a fun and engaging way. This site was developed for students to use outside of the classroom but presents several materials on how teachers can incorporate the site into their curriculum.
CoolMath.com – CoolMath.com was created for all kinds of students–from those who love math to those who despise math. The teacher’s section offers lesson plans, activities, and games.
MathBits.com – This fun and challenging site provides lesson plans, practice, and resources for algebra, geometry, algebra II, precalc, and calculus. MathBits.com also features a free newsletter for 7th-12th grade math teachers.
SCORE Mathematics Lessons – SCORE provides lesson plans written by teachers for teachers. These lesson plans, which cover grades K-12, explain all of the major mathematical concepts.
IKnowThat.com – This interactive education site provides games and activities for grades K-12. The games are fun and challenging for students and come complete with a teacher’s guide.
Topmarks – Topmarks has several interactive whiteboard activities for math teachers. One must-see feature is the Math Teacher’s Toolkit.
Kids Zone – This NCES site offers a free web app for creating graphs. The grab bag section of the site also features entertaining and educational games.
Guest post from Karen Schweitzer, the About.com Guide to Business School. Karen also writes about online college courses for OnlineCourses.org