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Underside of dome @ Temple of the Winds, Botanical Gardens Melbourne Photography: © Mark P Hennessy 2005

Underside of dome @ Temple of the Winds, Botanical Gardens Melbourne Photography: © Mark P Hennessy 2005

M A T H E M A T I C S    Education web links page

These are virtual links within an interactive web of primary mathematics education resources.

GENERAL MATHS SITES, INTERNET MATHS GAMES AND
P.D. RESOURCES FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS:

These are some of my most frequently recommended mathematics websites.

Click on the links to go directly to the page.


the world of 100 postcardshttp://toby-ng.com/graphic-design/the-world-of-100-postcards

The world of 100 postcards.

Those who appreciate fine graphic design, as well as clever & witty visual interpretation of data will enjoy these.

A beautifully presented booklet on fine Conqueror Bamboo Natural White Weave, 350 GSM.

Larger than normal size postcards, too. 

Make a tasteful gift @ $24USD and a great display of 20 images in those affordable & attractive IKEA frames.

http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/

The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. A benchmark point for all things related to the Victorian Curriculum (VELS, AIM etc)

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/primary/default.htm

The Students' Section of Dept of Education provides students with all the tools and resources for helping with homework and studies and lots of fun interactive activities also.

http://www.blackdouglas.com.au/maths300/m300sign.htm

The Maths 300 Database developed by the Curriculum Corporation in 1999 - 2006. An exciting web-based project which aims to support teachers in the delivery of excellent mathematics education. The aim is to resource members with extensive notes for, at least, the best 300 maths lessons (K-12)

http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jeather/maths/dictionary.html

Maths Dictionary for Kids  - check out this animated, interactive dictionary for students which explains mathematical terms in simple language with definitions, examples, activities, and calculators. Requires Flash.

http://www.rainforestmaths.com

Rainforest Maths website has been recently developed by a primary teacher from Queensland. Over 800+ high-quality interactive maths activities for kids. Requires Flash.

http://www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw.gov.au/countmein/children.htm

Count Me In Too game resources for children - Rich on-line engagement, supports focused mathematical teaching and learning.

http://www.daisymaths.com.au/

Kraft DaisyMaths is a program designed to help young Australians to enjoy learning maths. It is specially made to be free, informative, and fun for Australian kids. This site was originally designed by an Australian professor of maths, Professor Myles Harding, to help his young daughter (Daisy) understand the basic concepts of mathematics.

http://www1.curriculum.edu.au/catalogue/elearning/?lar_id=MATH

Curriculum Corporation’s shared eLearning resource page for mathematics. A lively list of selected links.

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/studentlearning/teachingresources/maths/support2.htm

Mathematics Domain – Learning and Teaching Support portal on the Department of Education Website - Mathematics and numeracy-related web sites that are grouped into DoE resources and other resources.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/numeracy.shtml

The TOPMARKS site profiles sites that work brilliantly on interactive whiteboards in the classroom.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/interactive.aspx

BBC UK’s Mathematics / Numeracy starting point for all online resources relating to primary numeracy.

http://www.mathleague.com/help/geometry/polygons.htm#polygon

Learn about different shapes, including regular polygons, circles, triangles, squares, and more.

http://www.counton.org/links/

The UK site Count On profiles a host of excellent links on this page, but have a look at the resources and games on the site itself.

http://kids.yahoo.com/directory/School-Bell/Math

YAHOO Kids. An extensive collection of excellent interactive maths learning sites can be accessed from this one site.

http://library.thinkquest.org/16661/links.html

Here is a collection of World Wide Web links that are related to tessellations. It can be frustrating it is to sift through useless material; so a selection of only the most useful sites has been chosen.  

http://kids.yahoo.com/directory/School-Bell/Math/Add--Subtract--Multiply--Divide

A site that leads to a stack of child-centred maths sites that address the four processes of number.

http://thinks.com/webguide/math-puzzles.htm &  http://thinks.com/webguide/mathematical-recreations.htm

Thinks.com - Interactive maths-puzzle and problem solving activities.

http://funschool.kaboose.com/arcade/math/index.html

An award winning website listing 30+ educationally-rich mathematics games and activities for primary children.

http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph

An excellent site for data exploration. Find out how useful a bar graph, pie chart, or line graph can be by making your own online! Very powerful for whole class exploration on an interactive whiteboard.

http://www.cut-the-knot.org/Curriculum/index.shtml

Sites of general mathematical interest. A treasure trove of links to other sites. Great for teacher professional development and focused student engagement.

http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/drmath.elem.html

Ask Dr. Math is a question and answer service for mathematics learners and their teachers. A searchable archive is available by level and topic, as well as summaries of Frequently Asked Questions (the Dr. Math FAQ).

http://www.funbrain.com/brain/MathBrain/MathBrain.html

This is a super site of interactive educational mathematics games.

http://illuminations.nctm.org/WebLinks.aspx

The US NCTM National Council of Teachers of Mathematics website - Illuminations has links to 726 mathematics resources on the web. Click on a Standard below to find the types of resources you’re looking for.

http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivitySearch.aspx

This page contains games, activities and resources that are appropriate for teachers at the K - Prep-6 grade range to use as they reflect on, plan for, and implement Standards-based mathematics education in their classrooms.  

http://www.mathcats.com/

Emphasises the logic and beauty of maths, rather than drills and practice. Provides open-ended and playful explorations of important mathematical concepts through on-line games, off-line crafts and interactive projects. More suitable for middle to upper primary

http://www.peda.com/poly/

Poly is a shareware program for exploring and constructing polyhedra. With Poly, you can manipulate polyhedral solids on the computer in a variety of ways. Flattened versions (nets) of polyhedra may be printed and then cut out, folded, and taped, to produce three-dimensional models. A site by George Hart of Hofstra University. Internet at its best. VRML models of all kinds of polyhedra. About 850 in all. Directions on how to create one's own paper models.

http://www.mathletics.com.au

Mathletics is now (2007) one of the most used educational websites in Australia. Covers the full primary and secondary maths curriculum and gives lots of positive feedback, nurturing and encouragement to examine strategies, even when the solution is incorrect.

Mark Hennessy
Junior School ICT Integration teacher Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Melbourne www.plc.vic.edu.au
Author Switch on to Mathematics: Activities in Word PowerPoint and Excel (Books and CDs for Upper, Middle and Lower Primary x3 volumes) Curriculum Corporation, 2007 Order online @:
http://www.curriculumpress.edu.au/main/goproduct/12327 - Lower Primary
http://www.curriculumpress.edu.au/main/goproduct/11770 - Middle Primary
http://www.curriculumpress.edu.au/main/goproduct/11771 - Upper Primary

Mark P Hennessy    March 2007      mhennessy@plc.vic.edu.au

 

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