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General Resources

Awesome Library: Elementary School Math
This site contains teaching materials for Kindergarten, 1st-6th Grade, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Algebra, Arithmetic, By Grade and Standard, Data Analysis, Decimals and Fractions, Games, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Pre-Algebra, Probability and Statistics. The Awesome Library uses specific selection criteria and methods for including links on the web site.

Elementary School Teachers' Place
The Elementary Teachers' Place from Math Forum supplies links to classroom and career materials for Grades K-2 and Grades 3-5.

Frank Potter's Science Gems - Mathematics
A professor of physics at the University of California at Irvine produces an annotated list of math sites arranged by topic and grade level, including Grades K - 3 Mathematics and Grades 4 - 6 Mathematics. Other subjects on his page include: algebra, calculus, geometry, history of mathematics, number theory, probability and statistics, and trigonometry.

Math Challenge
This is a math contest for elementary, middle, and high school students sponsored by White House Kids. Challenges are archived and many problems can be accessed.

Math Forum
The National Science Foundation funded Math Forum Online Math Education Community Center showcases current math projects, a search feature for any math resources on the Internet, a list of math resources by subject, and key issues in math education.

MEGA Mathematics
"The MegaMath project is intended to bring unusual and important mathematical ideas to elementary school classrooms so that young people and their teachers can think about them together." MegaMath is the work of various classroom teachers, computer scientists, elementary school and high school students, mathematicians, parents, school administrators, and students in education and computer science.

PBS TeacherSource
PBS provides links to excellent math resources on the Web and to recommended books for grades K-4.

WebMath
This site not only provides answers to problems that are typed into the specific "calculators" for each subject, but actually show the process to solving the problem.

What Works Clearinghouse
"The WWC offers a range of publications that evaluate elementary school math curricula for students in grades K-5, which are designed to increase student outcomes related to mathmatics achievement."

Interactive Activities

A+ Math
"This web site was developed to help students improve their math skills interactively." Games, flashcards, and homework helpers are provided at this site.

ABACUS: The Art of Calculating with Beads.
Students can practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with an interactive abacus at this award winning site.

Allmath.com
This site hosts simple, web-based flashcards that can be adjusted to fit what a child is studying.

Apples for the Teacher
This site includes "free elementary and preschool math activities, educational and interactive online kids math games and lessons" including geometry games, interactive number charts, measurement games, money games, telling time games, order of operation games, and more.

Cool Math 4 Kids
Cool Math 4 Kids provides colorful and fun games, lessons, practice problems, puzzles and other fun activities for elementary school children covering addition, subtraction, multiplication, long division, factions, decimals, and more. The site also contains a link to Coolmath.com for games and activities for middle and high school students.

Elementary Math
This site provides links to interactive math activities organized by subject area. Subjects include number sense and operations; data analysis, probability, and discrete math; patterns, algebra, and functions; geometry and measurement; and structure and logic.

Factmonster
This site, from information please, has interactive lessons and quizzes for numbers, tables and formulas, factors and fractions, measurement, and money; and includes many math games; such as math baseball, power football, fresh baked fractions, change maker, guess the number, number cracker, and more.

FUNBRAIN.COM
This award winning site offers online Math Baseball and Tic Tac Toe Squares featuring addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skill building. There are also many other educational games for students.

Interactivate
This site provides 149 interactive games, quizzes, and lessons ranging in subject from numbers and operations to statistics and discrete mathmatics.

Learning Planet
This site features activities, articles, and products for math, phonics, reading, history, language arts, and more. It is organized by grade level, subject area, or theme with interactive games, homework help, and printable worksheets and activities.

Math Cats
Math Cats is an interactive website that provides ideas for crafts, art, and other creative ways to learn math. Includes a "magic chalkboard" that asks questions and magically reveals the answer.

Lesson Plans

AAA Math
"AAA Math features a comprehensive set of interactive arithmetic lessons. Unlimited pracitice is available on each topic which allows thorough mastery of the concepts. A wide range of lessons(Kindergarten through Eigth grade level) enables learning or review to occur at each individual's current level." All lessons are available online from the website, or lessons may be purchased on a CD.

Locate lesson plans for K-5 at the Curriculum Exchange, a group of lesson plans from the Columbia Education Center's Summer Workshops. "These lessons were done by a consortium of teachers from 14 states dedicated to improving the quality of education in the rural, western, United States, particularly the quality of math and science education."

Arithmetic Classroom Materials
Access to Arithmetic Lesson Plans, Lesson Plan Sites, Problems and Puzzles, and Reference Materials is supplied by the Math Forum.

Discovery Education
Discovery Education provides a lesson plan library for elementary, intermediate, and high school level math. "Some lesson plans include suggestions for adaptations for older or younger audiences," so the material can be presented to a larger number of grade levels and abilities.

The Educators Reference Desk
Provides searchable lesson plan ideas for algebra, arithmetic, functions, number sense, patterns, process skills, applied math, careers, geometry, measurement, number theory, probability, and statistics.

Fractals Unit for Elementary and Middle School Students
"There's lots of information on the Web about fractals, but most of it is either just pretty pictures or very high-level mathematics. So this fractals site is for kids, to help them understand what the weird pictures are all about - that it's math - and that it's fun!" This site is authored by Cynthia Lanius, Executive Director, Center for Excellence and Equity in Education and GirlTECH, "a teacher training program sponsored by the Center for Research on Parallel Computation (CRPC), a National Science Foundation Science and Technology."

HMH School Publishers
Math lesson plans and activities to supplement Harcourt textbooks.

Hot Chalk
Hot Chalk provides lesson plans divided by grade level and then by subject or topic. It also includes math worksheets and printables, plus seasonal lesson plans for specific times of the year.

Mathematics Lesson Plans
This site has lesson plans divided by elementary, middle, and high school math. Includes a variety of topics and subjects.

Smile Program Mathematics Index
"The following is a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons... The Mathematics lessons are divided into the following categories: Geometry and Measurement, Patterns and Logic, Probability and Statistics, Recreational and Creative Math, Practical and Applied Math, Arithmetic, Graphs and Visuals, Algebra and Trigonometry, and Miscellaneous."

The Teacher's Corner
This site provides lesson plans, thematic units, teacher resources, printable worksheets and more for a variety of math topics plus games and other useful web sites.

Teachnology
This site provides math lesson plans divided by specific topic in math, by grade level, and includes worksheets and printables to supplement the lessons.

Teach R Kids Math
This site includes curriculum, worksheets, lesson plans, and problem solving assignments. The site has resources organized by concept and grade level, so specific lessons are easy to find.

Teaching Money Concepts to Children
These lesson plans about money help students learn how to identify, count, and make change. The site also includes lesson plans about saving money, budgeting, investing and credit cards.

Mathematics & Literature

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site: Data Gathering and Analyzing
"Gathering data is a frequent part of solving problems and satisfying curiosity. When we look up information to answer a question or to formulate new questions, we are gathering and analyzing data. When we conduct surveys and draw conclusions from them, we are gathering and analyzing data. This includes a lot of work with graphs and leads to mathematical tools like averaging and other computations."

Children's Literature in Mathematics Instruction
Written by Meghan Eddy for the Internet School Library Media Center, this online paper includes a bibliography of materials about the integration of children's literature and mathematics education.

Literature-Based Mathmatics in Elementary School
"Some of us may feel uncomfortable with the notion that mathematics is fiction, but the concepts and procedures of mathematics are all constructions of our minds, products of our attempts to understand our worlds, real and imaginary."

Math Cats
This site provides links to "good resources recommended in the November 2004 News Bulletin of NCTM." It includes the NCTM's booklet, and other useful information.

Mathematics and Children's Literature
This site gives titles and authors of books that can supplement the teaching of math subjects such as adding and subtracting, counting to ten, geometry, fractions, number sense, measuring, and more.

Online Mathematics Journals

Journal articles are indexed via EBSCOhost at Search for Articles. EBSCOhost is a periodical database searchable at many Missouri educational institutions. Users can limit searches to specific magazine titles (Teaching Pre-K-8 or Teaching Children Mathematics, for example) on the beginning EBSCOhost search screen.

Puzzles & Problem Solving

Brain Teasers
Houghton Mifflin sponsors a new math problem each week for grades 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8. The page also has a link to "Last Week's Question & Solution."

Kid Info
This site for kids provides brain teasers/problem solving/activities, math games, math help, links, and more.

Puzzles & Problem Solving Activities
"Problem solving lessons are fantastic thinking tools for mathematics education." This site provides a variety of puzzles and problem solving situations for kids.

The Problem Site
"At The Problem Site, you can play educational games and daily puzzles, find interesting reference pages, and engage in fun problem solving activities. There are word games, math games, math problems, mystery quests, and many other free educational resources."

Word Problems For Kids
Word Problems for Kids, sponsored by St. Francis Xavier University in Canada, provides a collection of word problems for students and teachers in grades 5-12. Each problem includes a hint and the answer.