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Resources for Common Core State Standards – Mathematics (CCSS-M)

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Mathematics Dictionaries

  • Interactive Mathematics Dictionary: This dictionary is designed by mathematics educators at the University of Georgia as part of the InterMath website for middle school students, teachers, parents, and others interested in topics in the middle school matheamtics curriculum. It has definitions, examples, related terms, checkpoints, links to additional information, and challenge problems and investigations, and a link to send ideas for further investigations to the site. http://www.intermath-uga.gatech.edu/dictnary/
  • A Maths Dictionary for Kids by Jenny Eather: This site has definitions and examples for an extensive mathematics dictionary and includes self-checking assessment items to check understanding of the concepts. http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com

Links to Curricula, Programs, Problems, and Other Resources

  • Achieve Mathematics Partnership (Eighth Grade Assessment): Created by the nation's governors and business leaders, Achieve helps states prepare all young people for postsecondary education, work and citizenship by raising academic standards and achievement in America's schools. Contains current news stories on education, by state. http://achieve.org/
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Central (High School): Designed for AP coordinators, teachers and students. This site contains course descriptions, practice tests, conference dates and updates on all things AP. http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/
  • AIMS (Activities Integrating Math, Science, and Technology: K - 9): This site has games and other activities for integrating math and science. They also sell computer games, books, materials, and have a magazine. http://www.aimsedu.org/
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science: This site has web resources for families, teachers, and children that provide an expanding universe of intriguing activities that encourage teachers, parents and children to discover science together by observing the world around us, asking questions, and seeking answers.http://www.aaas.org/
  • Annenberg/CPB - media for the preschool - HS classroom: Provided by Annenberg/CPB, this site is a professional development site that offers on-line courses for teachers. Most are free but can also be purchased on video. http://www.learner.org/
  • Brilliant: Challenging Math and Physics Olympiad Problems. https://brilliant.org/
  • Canadian Mathematical Society: Includes information about Canadian related mathematical activities.  Available in English and French.http://camel.math.ca/
  • CASIO Classroom (K - 12): Programs and lesson plans for calculator activities. http://www.casio.com/education/
  • COMPASS (secondary standards-based mathematics programs): COMPASS provides information and assistance with the implementation of five comprehensive curriculum projects that support the Standards set forth by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. http://www.ithaca.edu/compass/
  • Cut-the-Knot: Tons of interactive mathematics miscellany and puzzles.Great site to visit in the computer lab.  Includes links to many, many other mathematics websites.  Just a great mathematics web site. www.cut-the-knot.org/games.shtml
  • DoYourMath: "Math here is friendly." Has practice sites for pre-SAT, SAT, AP  and Calculus.  Recommends books, has math expert to answer your questions, puzzles, bi-weekly section for all interested in cool math.  $100 contest for first person to solve an on-line problem. Greatest unsolved problems of the 21st century and a $12 million reward for solving any of them. http://www.doyourmath.com/
  • Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC) (preschool - college):K - 12 math and science teacher center. Includes links to a classroom calendar, lessons and activities.http://www.enc.org/
  • ERIC Educational Resources Information Center (K - college): http://www.eric.ed.gov/
  • Exemplars: K-12 Standards Based Performance: Exemplars offers differentiated, classroom-tested, standards-based assessment and instruction materials keyed to national standards and including rubrics and annotated benchmark papers. http://www.Exemplars.com/
  • Fibonacci Numbers and Pascal's Triangle (middle and high school): The website has links with information about Blaise Pascal (Pascal's triangle) and Leonardo Fibonacci who introduced the Hindu - Arabic number system in Europe. http://milan.milanovic.org/math/english/contents.html
  • Figure This! Math Challenges for Families: This website has math challenges for middle school families. The website has a teacher corner, family corner, challenge index, math index, and Figure This Awards, that you can go to and browse.  http://www.figurethis.org/
  • First LEGO League (FLL) Jr. Robotics Competition (ages 9 - 14): This website inspires children around the world to work together.  There are two main parts to the website.  One is robot games that include mission and scoring, rules, and field set-up.  The other part is research assignments and resource links. http://www.firstlegoleague.org/
  • Free Puzzles: Has links to puzzles in geometry, logic, math, misc., weight & moves.  Each topic button sends you to your choice of several puzzles that have a difficulty level rating so you can choose the level you‚Äôd like to try.  Lots of puzzles and games.  You must be a member (free) to receive solutions. http://www.freepuzzles.com/
  • Funbrain: Great site for k ‚Äì 12 teachers, stucents and parents.  Includes several games for students.  The teacher link has a web-based grade book that allows access from home or school, a game finder that finds games for your topic, a curriculum guide for games, lesson plans and a quiz lab which is free for 30 days and costs $24.95 per year.  Includes other subjects - Spanish, social studies and science. http://www.funbrain.com/
  • Geometry Center (high school): The Geometry Center is a mathematics research and education center at the University of Minnesota. The Center has a unified mathematics computing environment supporting math and computer science research, mathematical visualization, software development, application development, video animation production, and K-16 math education. http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/
  • Geometry from Peru (middle and high school): This website has geometry problems, Inca geometry quizzes, quotes, and inspiration.  It also has many different activities that you can try.  Some of the games are really fun to play. http://agutie.homestead.com/files/index.html
  • Get Smarter (Council on Competitiveness: K - 12): It is a kid/teens friendly place with three different sections- elementary, middle, and high school.  It has quizzes from the released items from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) that let you compare your knowledge to students from around the world. It also offers technology in math and science. https://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/eyk/?flash=true
  • Greg Tang World of Math: http://gregtangmath.com/
  • Hewlett-Packard in Education (K - 12 and College): This website is about government and education.  For a higher education, they have a grant initiative for educators.  You can enter for a chance to win a discourse equipped Hp mobile classroom.  http://government.hp.com/
  • International Math Olympiads Problems (high school): http://imo.wolfram.com/problemset/
  • The Jason Project (middle school math, science and technology): The JASON Project travels the world, taking students and teachers on an exciting educational adventure integrating math and science, http://www.jasonproject.org/
  • Jo Boaler - How to Learn Math: https://class.stanford.edu/courses/Education/EDUC115N/How_to_Learn_Math/about
  • Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (high school): JSHS invites high school students to conduct an original research investigation in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics, and to participate in a regional or state symposium sponsored by universities or other academic institutions. http://www.jshs.org/
  • Kendall Hunt - Home of Project M^3: Mentoring Mathematical Minds; Project M^2: Mentoring Young Mathematicians; and Math Innovations: http://www.kendallhunt.com/K12_Discipline.aspx?taxid=373
  • Kentucky Commonwealth Virtual Library: You can find books, magazines, catalogues, and stats and learn the basics about finding and using on-line information. There is a special site for kids. http://www.kyvl.org/
  • Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education: The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education is responsible for general planning and oversight of Kentucky's Higher Education System. http://www.che.state.ky.us/index/index.asp
  • Kentucky Department of Education: The Kentucky Department of Education is a service agency of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  They provide resources and guidance to Kentucky's public schools and districts as they implement the state's required curriculum. http://www.kde.state.ky.us/
  • Kentucky Virtual High School: This is an internet high school website.  You can take courses online and can apply to take classes and get credits for high school.http://www.kvhs.org/
  • Lanius Mathematics Lessons (K - 12): Fun math lessons for teachers and students. http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Lessons/
  • Learning Studio at the Exploratorium (Grades 1 - 12): The Learning Studio, the Exploratorium's library/computer center, provides a wide variety of electronic, multimedia, and print-based learning resources. http://www.exploratorium.edu/ls/index.html
  • Making Mathematics: Mentored Research Projects for Young Mathematicians (grades 7 - 12): This site has mathematics projects, a teacher handbook, and a mentor handbook for information on pursuing mathematics research projects with middle- and high school students. http://www2.edc.org/makingmath/
  • Math Forum (K - 12): This site has math resources for students, teachers and parents. http://mathforum.org/
  • Mathigon: The Math Education Project: http://mathigon.org/
  • Math Pickle: Videos, games, million dollar problems for children and much more. http://www.mathpickle.com
  • Math Projects for Science Fairs (elementary - HS): This website gives you examples of projects to do for math and science fairs. It gives you games, schedules, and other reference websites. http://camel.math.ca/Education/mpsf/
  • Math Solutions Online (K - 8): This site has a newsletter and other resources to help you improve mathematics instruction. http://www.mathsolutions.com/
  • MATtours Simulations (Grade 5 - HS): This includes tours of simulations of learning and teaching mathematics.http://www.edmath.org/MATtours/simulations/index.html
  • Mathematically Sane (Teachers K - college): This site promotes the rational reform of mathematics education and includes links to research on teaching and learning mathematics. http://www.mathematicallysane.com/
  • Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS) (K - 12): The Mathematics Assessment Resource Service, works with districts and states on performance assessment design and implementation, and on professional development for designers and teachers. http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/education/MARS/
  • Mathematics Center - Houghton Mifflin (K - 7): The Mathematics Center has math-related resources that include Professional Development, Intervention, Data Place, Brain Teasers, textbook support, math links, and projects. http://www.eduplace.com/math/
  • Mathematics Pentathlon (K - 7): This is made for children grades K-7 to help them have fun while learning.through competitions that use five games per level from kindergarten through seventh grade. http://www.mathpentath.org/
  • MathsChallenge.net (Ages 11 +): A webiste dedicated to the puzzling world of mathematics with a variety of puzzles and challenges. http://www.mathschallenge.net/
  • Mega Mathematics (Los Alamos National Laboratory): 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. http://www.c3.lanl.gov/mega-math/
  • Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics: Information on conferences, awards, publications, and other links. http://www.mictm.org/
  • Modelling Middle School Mathematics (video lessons and web-based materials for 5 NSF projects): http://mmmproject.org/
  • MyMathMan Online Tutor: (By Glenco)  On line tutor for Algebra I, Geometry and GED.  Must sign up as a user (free) to access math lessons.http://www.mymathman.com/
  • NAEP Mathematics and Science Released Items (Grade 3 - HS): http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/ITMRLS/search.asp?picksubj=Mathematics
  • NASA's Educaton Program (K - College):http://education.nasa.gov/
  • National Center for Educational Statistics: "The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), in the U.S. Department of Education, is the primary federal resource for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations." http://www.nces.ed.gov/practitioners/
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM K - 12): The premier organization for mathematics teachers, this site has NCTM Principles and Standards, newsletters, applets, research, links to other resources, http://www.nctm.org
  • National Mathematics Resource Centers - Resources on reform mathematics curricula.
  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA; K - 12): The premier organization for science teachers, this site has conference information, research, and links to other resources, http://www.nsta.org/
  • National Security Agency (Elementary - HS): Activities for teachers, parents, kids, and youth to look at the secret world of crytology. Lots of interesting puzzles and challenges. http://www.nsa.gov/kids/home.shtml
  • Polymath Love Software for Macintosh (Grades 5 - 8) : Over 300 free middle grades math programs for the Macintosh http://www.polymathlove.com/samples.html
  • Problems with a Point (Grades 6 - 12): This site complements existing curricula by providing a resource for teachers who use a problem-centered approach. This resource will also help parents and tutors support problem-based learning in out-of-school settings. http://www2.edc.org/mathproblems/default.asp
  • Project M^2: Mentoring Young Mathematicians: Great geometry and measurement units for K-2 teachers, parents and students. http://projectm2.org
  • Project M^3: Mentoring Mathematical Minds. Great units for elementary teachers, students and parents. http://projectm3.org/
  • PBS Mathline (preschool - 12) This site has over 4500 free lesson plans and activities and includes a search engine to help find activites tied to topics and grade levels:http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/math.htm
  • PBS Kids: Cyberchase for Parents and Teachers: This area has all of the information you'll need to help children have fun, think and do math with Cyberchase on TV, online, in the classroom, and at home. It includes a search engine to find activities on particular topics. http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/classroom/index.html
  • PuzzleMaker (Elementary - HS): http://puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com/
  • QCA World Class Tests (Elementary - HS): http://www.qca.org.uk/ca/tests/wct/index.asp
  • San Francisco Exploratorium (Elementary - HS): Webcasts, online activites, and other resources for teachers and students in math and science:http://www.exploratorium.edu/
  • Singapore Math & Science Books (K - college): The official U.S. distributor for many Singapore publishers they offer K-12 Mathematics, Science and English books.http://singaporemath.com/
  • Stock Market Game Worldwide (Grades 4 - College): http://www.smgww.org/
  • Teacher Education Materials Project (TE-MAT): A Searchable Database for K-12 Mathematics and Science Professional Development Providers: http://www.te-mat.org/
  • Texas Instruments (K - college): http://www.ti.com/calc/
  • Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS Report:: Elementary - HS) http://ustimss.msu.edu/
  • The United States Dept. of Education Math Related Sites (preschool - college): http://www.ed.gov/free/s-math.html
  • U. S. First Robotics Competition (high school): The FIRST Robotics Competition is an exciting, multinational competition that teams professionals and young people to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way. http://www.usfirst.org/
  • WorldCom Marco Polo (Preschool - HS): Access lesson plans, student activities, reviewed Web sites and other MarcoPolo resources in all subject areas.http://marcopolo.worldcom.com/
  • World of Numbers (Grades 7 - 12): A collection of recreational topics. http://www.worldofnumbers.com/index.html

Interactive Mathematics Games, Websites, Applets and Virtual Manipulatives

Web Sites on Brain Functioning

Web Sites on Mathematics Assessment