M1Maths |
Free Maths WebsitesThis is a list of good free websites for students of secondary maths under the six categories below. Websites designed more for teachers are listed in the Extras for Teachers section. |
Explanations |
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Site | Content | Comments |
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Video lessons on most secondary maths topics | Just search for the topic. Generally, many options available. | |
Systemmatic lessons on maths topics from Year 1 to University | A vast site. Lessons are spoken and simultaneously hand-written/drawn. | |
Facts and explanations covering Years 7-10 maths | A good reference where one can easily look up mathematical facts. Well organised. | |
Written and video explanations of maths ideas, Years 7-10 | American site. No practice. | |
Explanations and examples covering secondary maths | Comprehensive coverage of secondary maths in the UK. | |
Video Maths lessons for middle school to college maths in the US |
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Video lessons for Years 5 to 10 and higher-level algebra. | American site connected to MATHhelp | |
Video'd lessons on secondary maths | Eddie Woo is a teacher in Sydney. This is his Youtube channel. | |
Text explanations and some examples and exercises covering the Australian curriculum to Year 10 and Maths Methods | Organised as modules. | |
All seconday maths | Includes 1500 video lessons. | |
Equivalent Fractions | An entertaining animated story about natural numbers, rational numbers and equivalent fractions. | |
About 1000 videos covering secondary maths and some tertiary maths | Good explanations of how to do things, though not always why the methods work or applications of the methods. |
Practice and Problems |
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Includes modules on all Australian Curriculum topics up to Year 10 and Maths Methods | Text explanations and some examples and exercises. | |
Practice at interpreting and reading graphs | Various graphs from the New York Times containing real data. | |
Arithmetic and algebra worksheets | Generated printable worksheets in arithmetica and basic algebra. Questions can be randomised so they are different each time. | |
Worksheets for many Years 7-10 topics | Printable worksheets. Answers available. A pay site, but with a bit of free material avaliable. | |
A collection of questions, problems, puzzles, activities, instructional videos etc. | An extensive site produced by one person in the UK. | |
Several hundred mathematical problems suitable for solution by writing computer programs. | You can register your solutions. Each problem has been solved by hundreds to hundreds of thousands of users. |
Games |
Site | Content | Comments |
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A site where one can make up on-line quizzes on any topic. Multiple-choice questions are projected on a screen and students answer on an Internet-capable device and compete to get the top score. | Widely used in schools. Students enjoy it. | |
Problem solving | Large collection of games, though many aren't terribly mathematical. | |
Game based on Years 1-8 Maths | Students have to solve maths problems to make progress. | |
Arithmetic, Years 3-11 | Site includes a small collection of maths games. | |
Arithmetic, Years 2-8 | A game that practises arithmetic. | |
Arithmetic, Years 2-8 | An NCTM site containing maths games and challenges. Designed to encourage families to do maths together. |
Tools |
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A graphing package for functions and geometry with various tools and other teaching/learning resources. | A site widely used in schools. | |
Many facilities, including graphing functions, plotting data, evaluating equations, exploring transformations. | A site widely used in schools. | |
A calculator which will do symbolic manipulations like solving equations, finding indefinite integrals etc. |
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Online coding in Logo | Site that allows coding in Logo and turtle graphics |
Interest |
Site | Content | Comments |
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Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles. | Good for generating interest and spurring investigations. | |
Various, Years K-8 | Games, books and videos involving maths | |
Amusing song about calculus | Clever take-off of 'I Will Survive'. Worth showing to calculus students. | |
10^275 times zoom into the Mandelbrot Set | Trippy patterns of artistic merit as well as mathematical interest. | |
Video and song | A fairly shallow zoom into the Mandelbrot Set, but with a catchy song about the fractal. The song contains the f-word, though it's not very obvious. | |
Zoom into various fractals | Artistic merit as well as mathematical interest. | |
Video of a set of swinging balls | A set of balls with slightly differing frequencies produce various patterns. | |
Thousands of mathematical quotations |
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Collection of fractal art images | Artistic application of maths. Have to log in to Pinterest to see all images. | |
A large collection of mathematical tricks as well as other materials | Part of www.pedagonet.com |
Resources for Teachers |
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Site | Content | Comments |
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Various resources for maths teachers. | The NCTM public site. | |
Mathematics resources for children, parents and teachers | The Nrich Maths Project Cambridge, England. Designed to enrich learning. | |
Lesson resources for many topics P-10. | ACARA site. | |
Online manipulatives, worksheets etc for primary and secondary maths | A lot of stuff to browse. | |
Online manipulatives for many topics | Large collection. Requires Java. Can be a problem with some web browsers. | |
Jo Boaler's Mindset approach to Maths Eduction | American site for teachers | |
Database of resources for teachers including many for secondary maths | Searchable by subject and level. UK-based. |
Other Sites |
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All secondary maths with an emphasis on worked examples | A site which would complement M1Maths. It covers fairly much the same topics but with more worked examples. |
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