Learning Resources [ Maths ]

Homework Help – offers free online math tutoring for Ontario students in grades 7-10.

Study Jams! – from Scholastic – covers all strands!!

Math 3 Under the Sea – from Learn Alberta

Math 5 Alive – This collection of interactive mathematics resources was developed for elementary school students. It includes lessons on the following topics: Place Value; Multiples, Factors, Primes and Composites; Proper Fractions; Time; and Slides, Flips, and Turns. Activity sheets, a glossary, parent notes, and teacher support materials are included. – from Learn Alberta

Spy Guys – (originally named “Grade 6 Math”) This collection of interactive mathematics resources includes the following lessons covering all the junior math strands. Printable worksheets, parent notes, problem-solving strategies, and a glossary are included. – from Learn Alberta

Junior High Math – This multimedia resource includes interactive math activities, print activities, learning strategies, and videos that illustrate how math is used in everyday life. The resource addresses all the intermediate mathematics strands.

Wired Math – free math games and resources for Grades 7, 8, 9 – from the Department of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo – English and French

Math is Fun!

Mathlibs – Free math help, lessons and fun questions.

E-Lab – from Harcourt School Publishers – click on your grade (3 – 8) and you will find interactive lessons in all the math strands!

A Math Dictionary for Kids – an animated, interactive dictionary for students which explains over 400 common mathematical terms in simple language. (requires Flash)

FunBrain  “Games” for kids at this site include Math Baseball and Fresh Baked Fractions.  (Primary/Junior)

AAA Math –  This site contains; hundreds of pages of basic math skills, interactive practice, explanations, challenge games and randomly generated math problems  (Primary/Junior/Intermediate)

A+ Math – Flashcards, Games Room. Homework Helper, Worksheets (all grades)

Harcourt Brace Math Activities and Games – Click a grade (K-8) for interactive math puzzles, games, activities. Some examples include Multiplication Mystery, Patterns for Solid Figures, Dr. Gee’s 3-D Lab, Math Matching, etc.You need Macromedia’s Shockwave to play a number of these games.   (Primary, Junior, Intermediate)

Problems of the Week The Math Forum’s Problems of the Week (PoWs) are designed to provide creative, non-routine challenges for students in grades three through twelve. Problem-solving and mathematical communication are key elements of every problem.

Math Playground “Welcome to Math Playground, an action-packed site for elementary and middle school students. Practice your math skills, play a logic game and have some fun!”

The Maths File Game Show from BBC Education – requires the Shockwave plugin. Select games from 4 sections on the games wheel; Number, Data Handling, Algebra, and Shape Space and Measure.  (Junior/Intermediate)

Math League  This is a help resource for 4th through 8th grades. It covers all strands. (Junior/Intermediate)

Count Hoot’s Number Activityon-line activities for addition and subtraction.  (uses Shockwave)  (Primary)

Virtual ManipulativesNumber and Operation – interactive activities complete with lesson plans for teachers (Primary, Junior, Intermediate)

MathStax – a simple (at least it starts out that way!) math game to test multiplication facts.  (Primary, Junior)

Bitesize Games – Numeracyfrom BBC Schools (Primary, Junior)

Math Magician Games  – practise your basic math facts (Primary, Junior)

Avoid the Asteroid! – practise multiplication and division with this game (Primary, Junior)

Cyberchase Games – from PBS  (Primary, Junior)

Mothmatic – animated games for basic operations (Primary, Junior)

A+ Math Flashcards
Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division ,Rounding, Area, Square Root, Algebra, Fraction Inequalities, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division with Negative Numbers, Inequalities, Reducing Fractions, Multiplying and Reducing Fractions, Money, Geometric Shapes Learn your geometric terms!   (Primary, Junior, Intermediate)

Harcourt Brace Math Activities and Games Click a grade (K-8) for interactive math puzzles, games, activities. Some examples include Multiplication Mystery, Patterns for Solid Figures, Dr. Gee’s 3-D Lab, Math Matching, etc.You need Macromedia’s Shockwave to play a number of these games.   (Primary, Junior, Intermediate)

Base 10 Blocks Program   (you’ll need instructions from your teacher) (Primary/Junior)

FunBrain  “Games” for kids at this site include Math Baseball and Fresh Baked Fractions. Banner ads are displayed but they are directed at teachers and parents and are educationally focused. (Primary/Junior)

Change Maker – Figure out how many of each bill or coin that you expect to get back when you pay for something.  Canadian currency!  Banner ads are displayed but they are directed at teachers and parents and are educationally focused. (Primary/Junior)

Multiplication MysteryThis is an interactive “game” in which the student drags numbers into their appropriate spots in a multiplication table and then parts of a  mystery picture are uncovered. (Primary/Junior)

Exercises in Math Readiness – use the Mental Arithmetic section to practice basic whole number operations.  It keeps score for you.  (Primary, Junior, Intermediate)

Visual FractionsA tutorial that models fractions with number lines or circles. (Junior, Intermediate)

Fractions – shade in portions of a rectangle to practise understanding of fractions and equivalent fractions (Junior)

Fractions – fill in blanks to make equivalent fractions (Junior)

Cyberchase Games – from PBS (Junior)

Switch – put decimal fractions in order (Junior)

Multiflyer“As the pilot of a space ship far in the future, you must save the solar system from gravitational anomalies while learning and memorizing the multiplication tables.”  Requires Flash.  (Junior)

ReviseWise Maths – Number – from BBC Education.  Practise and test your skills in; The Number System, Fractions, Percentages, Basic Operations, Using a Calculator, Problem Solving and Number Patterns. (Junior)

Primes, Factors and Divisibility – from Maths Year 2000 project (Junior/Intermediate)

Fractions Calculator This page is about converting a fraction (i.e. a ratio of two numbers, also called a rational number) into a decimal fraction and the patterns that occur in such a decimal fraction. (Junior/Intermediate)

The Maths File Game Show from BBC Education – requires the Shockwave plugin.  (Junior/Intermediate)

Project Interactivate – Activities that Practice Number and Operation ConceptsThe activities are designed for either group or individual exploration for topics such as working with fractions and decimals, clock arithmetic, and finding number patterns. The activities are Java applets and as such require a java-capable browser. (Junior/Intermediate)

What Time Is It?match the times on digital and analog clocks (Primary)

Virtual Manipulatives –  interactive activities complete with lesson plans for teachers (Primary, Junior, Intermediate)

The Maths File Game Show from BBC Education – requires the Shockwave 7 (Junior/Intermediate)

Project Interactivate – Activities that Practice Geometry and Measurement ConceptsThe activities are designed for either group or individual exploration for topics such as basic notions of lines, rays and planes, working with tessellations, fractals. The activities are Java applets and as such require a java-capable browser. (Junior/Intermediate)

Virtual Manipulatives –  interactive activities complete with lesson plans for teachers (Primary, Junior, Intermediate)

A+ Math Flashcards
Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division ,Rounding, Area, Square Root, Algebra, Fraction Inequalities, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division with Negative Numbers, Inequalities, Reducing Fractions, Multiplying and Reducing Fractions, Money, Geometric Shapes Learn your geometric terms!   (Primary, Junior, Intermediate)

Harcourt Brace Math Activities and Games Click a grade (K-8) for interactive math puzzles, games, activities. Some examples include Multiplication Mystery, Patterns for Solid Figures, Dr. Gee’s 3-D Lab, Math Matching, etc.  Shockwave required.   (Primary, Junior, Intermediate)

Investigating Tessellations Using Activity Pattern Blocks  The on-line student activity is the Pattern Program.  “This program consists of a panel where you can drag in four different types of shapes of nicely fitting sizes — pattern blocks or manipulatives. Once inside the panel you can rotate them and move them.”  (Primary/Junior)

Tangram Java Puzzle  To play you simply need to rearrange the seven forms to exactly reproduce the given image.”  (Primary/Junior)

Cyberchase Tangram Game from PBS

Shape Match – a ‘concentration’-type game to identify 2D shapes and colours (Primary)

Cyberchase Games – from PBS (Junior)

ReviseWise Maths – Shape and Space – from BBC Education.  Practise and test your skills and knowledge. (Junior)

Exploring Geometric Solids and Their Properties – includes; “Getting to Know the Shapes, Study the Shapes, Look for Patterns, Construct a Solid, Make a Jacket (Net)         (Junior)

Polygons – a ‘concentration’-type game to identify 2D shapes  (Junior)

3D Shapes – a ‘concentration’-type game identifying 3 dimensional solids (Junior, Intermediate)

Geometry 3-D Shapes – an interactive Web site where you can learn about three-dimensional shapes, calculate surface area and volume, and discover some of the mathematical properties of shapes. (Junior/Intermediate)

Solid Figures – an interactive activity to name 3 dimensional solids based on their front, side and top views.

Angle Estimation a ‘concentration’-type game matching angles and their approximate angle measurement (Junior, Intermediate)

Project Interactivate – Activities that Practice Geometry and Measurement ConceptsThe activities are designed for either group or individual exploration for topics such as basic notions of lines, rays and planes, working with tessellations, fractals. The activities are Java applets and as such require a java-capable browser. (Junior/Intermediate)

Tessellation Tutorials Tutorials and templates for making your own tessellations using ClarisWorks or HyperStudio.  (Junior/Intermediate)

Kali is a tiling activity that lets you draw (on-line) symmetrical patterns based on any of 17 wallpaper groups, as well as several frieze and rosette groups. (Junior/Intermediate)

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