# Cool Links for Kids

#### General Links

ABC-YA: www.abcya.com

Brain Pop: www.brainpop.com

Cool Math: www.coolmath4kids.com

Crayola: www.crayola.com

Science Projects: www.crystalclearscience.com

Dictionary:** **www.dictionary.com

Discovery Kids: www.discoverykids.com

Family Crafts: www.familycrafts.about.com

Fun Brain: www.funbrain.com

History for Kids: www.historyforkids.org

Hobby Science: www.hobbyscience.com

Kid-At-Art: www.kid-at-art.com

Kids Click: www.kidsclick.org** **

Kids National Geographic: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/

PBS Kids: www.pbskids.org

Scholastic News: www.scholastic.com

Sewing: www.sewing.com

Star Fall: www.starfall.com

Yahoo Lids: www.kids.yahoo.com

#### Math Games

**Geometry Terms** – http://www.math.okstate.edu/taxonomy/term/7

**The Math Forum (Drexel) –** http://www.mathforum.org/library/levels/high

*Selected Internet links for high school students: projects, activities, sites, and software to help make math fun! Selected Internet resources for high school teachers: lessons, activities, sites, and software for your classroom.*

**Global Classroom** – http://www.globalclassroom.org/authors/florida/math/interactive.html

*Interactive Activities in Math gives kids practice using pattern blocks, integer bars, and base-10 blocks to reinforce understanding of perimeter, area, division, and geometry. Great for visual learners.*

**Illuminations**** **– http://illuminations.nctm.org/

*NCTM website that contains resources for teachers and an online component for students.*

**Interactive games for multiplication practice** – http://www.multiplication.com/interactive_games.htm

**Math Challenge – Math Mystery Daily Brains:** http://www.mathmastery.com/

*Put on your thinking caps and then visit this online math challenge site, where a new word problem needs to be solved each day.*

**MathSlice** – http://mathslice.com/

*Math jeopardy, money worksheets, time worksheets and more.*

**National Library of Virtual Mathematics – **http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html

*The National Library of Virtual Mathematics, with K-12 activities in operations, geometry, algebra, measurement, data analysis, and probability.*

**Primary Grades Activities** – http://www.sln.org/pieces/knox/onlineactiv.htm

*Primary-grades activities and quizzes to help reinforce concepts about addition and money; the activities give immediate feedback and allow kids to keep trying until they get the right answer.*

**Speed Math** – http://education.jlab.org/smdeluxe/index.html

*SpeedMath Deluxe from Jefferson Lab challenges kids to take four digits and quickly create an equation using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.*

**Upper Grade Math Activities** – http://www.cut-the-knot.org

*Upper-grade activities in math, including fast arithmetic tips, card magic, and the Taylor series for cosine.*

**Who Wants Pizza?** – http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/fractions/index.html

*Who Wants Pizza? provides a fun way to learn about fractions – instruction, practice, and immediate feedback, also teachers’ notes.*

**8 ^{th} grade math topics** – http://www.aaamath.com/B/grade8.htm

#### Using A Protractor

**Slides Flips Turns**–**Practice Angle Measurments**–**Using A Protractor**–**Using A Protractor to Measure**–

#### Math Tutorials

**AAA Math** – http://www.aaamath.com/

*Explanations for hundreds of math skills with interactive practice pages*

**Ask Dr. Math** – http://mathforum.org/dr.math/

*An archive of math questions submitted by students and answered by Dr. Math*

**Create A Graph** – http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/graphing/

*An online tool for creating bar, line, pie, and x-y graphs*

**MathWorld** – http://mathworld.wolfram.com/

*A comprehensive and interactive mathematics encyclopedia.*

**Numerical Mathematical Utilities** – http://www.akiti.ca/Mathfxns.html

*Several numerical mathematical utilities. For example, utilities for solving the Quadratic, Cubic, and Quartic Equations; solving N Equations in N Unknowns; Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors; and more.*

**Seeing Math** – http://seeingmath.concord.org/sms_interactives.html

*Seeing Math has developed interactive software Java tools to clarify key mathematical ideas in middle and high school mathematics. Each interactive provides a real-time connection between representations of the mathematics (symbolic, graphical, etc.), so that changes in one representation instantly cause changes in the other.*

**Virtual Math Lab** – http://www.wtamu.edu/academic/anns/mps/math/mathlab/index.htm

*Online tutorials covering algebra that include definitions, formulas, illustrations and step-by-step examples.*

#### Algebra

Factoring with Mr. Yang and Mosley the alien:** – ****http://www.geneyang.com/factoring/index.html **

*A comics based lesson for Algebra students.*

**National Library of Virtual Mathematics** – http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html

*The National Library of Virtual Mathematics, with K-12 activities in operations, geometry, algebra, measurement, data analysis, and probability.*

**Purplemath** – http://purplemath.com/

*Online algebra resource.*

**RI Mathematics Teacher Association** – http://www.ri.net/RIMTA/index.htm

*You can join RIMTA’s listserv, learn about math standards, apply for grants, and obtain information about their annual conference.*

**Seeing Math** – http://seeingmath.concord.org/sms_interactives.html

*Seeing Math has developed interactive software Java tools to clarify key mathematical ideas in middle and high school mathematics. Each interactive provides a real-time connection between representations of the mathematics (symbolic, graphical, etc.), so that changes in one representation instantly cause changes in the other.*

**Math Slice** – http://www.mathslice.com/

*These math games (including Math Jeopardy and Math Millionaire) are complemented by a wide selection of online multiple choice activities that test class knowledge of math concepts from basic counting to algebra and statistics.*

**Geometry and its Applications (GeoMAP) **– http://www.comap.com/highschool/projects/geomap.html

*Eight complete high school geometry units created by the Consortium of Mathematics and its Applications.*

**MathStories – **http://www.mathstories.com/

*A library of math word problems for elementary and middle school students.*

**Mudd Math Fun Facts** – http://www.math.hmc.edu/funfacts/

*Fun math facts created by the Harvey Mudd College math department that teachers can use to enrich their lessons.*

**PBS TeacherSource **– http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/math.htm

*Math lessons and activities organized by grade and topic.*

**Teacher2Teacher** – http://mathforum.org/t2t/

*A forum for teachers and parents to exchange questions about math.*

**Feed the Pig** – http://feedthepig.org/tweens/

*A fun, hands-on financial literacy program for grades 4-6 from the American Institute for Certified Public Accountants. Feed the Pig helps children learn about the urgency of saving while building important math skills in a fun and engaging way.*

**AAA Math** – www.AAAmath.com.

*Customized by grade level and topic, AAA Math features explanations of various mathematical topics, practice problems and fun, challenging games.*

**Cool Math** – www.coolmath.com.

*This fully interactive site and allows the user to sharpen basic math skills, play games and explore new math concepts.*

**Figure This** – www.figurethis.org.

*Created by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, this site helps families enjoy mathematics outside school through a series of fun and engaging challenges.*

**Math Cats** – www.mathcats.com.

*Math Cats provides playful explorations of important math concepts through games, crafts and interactive projects. Includes a magic chalkboard and an art gallery.*

**Math League** – www.mathleague.com.

*The Math League, designed for students in fourth grade through high school, specializes in math contests, books and computer software. The “Help Facility” is handy reference guide for math topics complete with examples, definitions and explanations.*

**Fun Brain** – www.funbrain.com/numbers.html.

*This site includes 17 original games based on soccer, car racing and much more Other games include Math Baseball, where a child can score runs with correct answers and Operation Order, where students can build pyramids with their knowledge of algebra.*

**The Math Dude** http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/itv/mathdude/

*Tutorials on various mathematical concepts. Videos are downloadable.*

**Teacher Tube **– www.teachertube.com

*Math videos and podcasts.*

**Mr Duey **– www.mrduey.com

*Teacher who created a website that has various math concepts set to rap music. Check out “Fractions!”.*

#### Book Websites

**Glencoe**: http://www.glencoe.com/sites/maryland/student/mathematics/index.html**Holt McDougal**: http://holtmcdougal.hmhco.com/hm/series.htm?level2Code=MSIB10010&level3Code=3_MM**Key Curriculum Press**: http://www.keypress.com/x10.xml**McDougal Little**: http://www.classzone.com/cz/find_book.htm?tmpState=&disciplineSchool=ma_ms&state=RI&x=21&y=27**Prentice Hall**: http://www.phschool.com/atschool/txtbk_res_math.html**Connected****Math**: http://www.phschool.com/