Maths Websites

MathsNet: As well as being Head of Maths at the Hewett Comprehensive School in Norwich, Bryan Dye is one of the pioneer developers of educational websites. His fantastic MathsNet website is a tremendous resource for all teachers and students of mathematics. Features include: Interactive, Articles, QuizBank, Magic Grid, MathsNet Art, Puzzles and Maths Links. The website also contains reviews of software and books for mathematicians.

Maths Lessons: Designed by Alan Jackson, a practising Maths teacher to serve the needs of teachers and students who wish to have fun learning, playing and revising their mathematics. This popular website includes online lessons, games, tests and over 300 teacher made worksheets. Students can also sign up for Puzzle of the Week, a challenge sent to you by email every week.

Probabilistic Learning Activities Network: Have you ever wondered how to enhance your teaching of probability? David Harris tries to answer this question with this site. The material is based on interactive probability experiments in the form of applets and spreadsheets. The Question, Hypothesis, Experiment methodology is designed to introduce students to the fascinating world of random behaviour. Students are asked to provide an initial response to a probability experiment, collect data from the experiment and finally use mathematics to determine the probability measure of the experiment. Many of the experiments are counter-intuitive and are designed to foster discussion and interest in the mathematics classroom. The site is written primarily for students of the International Baccalaureate but can be used throughout any high school programme.

Waldo's Maths Pages is a secondary level maths site, which uses Java (tm) applets to demonstrate different mathematical topics. It is aimed at Key Stage 3 (11 to 14), GCSE (14 to 16), but mostly AS/A2 Maths and Further Maths (16 plus). Its content is 100% original and the creation of a maths teacher (and self-taught programmer) in Kent. The programs are used by him and others as classroom aids, and as investigative resources for pupils individually. New material and improvements are being added all the time, and suggestions from teachers and pupils for future inclusion are always welcome.

Quantum Brain Benders: This website provides a series of highly entertaining math-based puzzles. Each puzzle consists of three rows of numbers. The skill level - easy, difficult or braniac - determines how many numbers are in each row. The task of the student is to find a string of numbers that add up to the "finish" number provided in the puzzle.

Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching: The CIMT was established at the University of Exeter in 1986. As the CIMT is a centre for research and curriculum development in Mathematics teaching and learning it was only a matter of time before it began to explore the possibilities of the Internet. Jointly sponsored by Esso, British Steel, the Post Office and Singapore Airlines, the website is being used to build a database of resources for students and teachers. Some of the mathematics worksheets available include those that cover topics such as Genetic Fingerprinting, Postcodes, Time Zones, Tin Can Design, Bar Codes and Birthdays.

Numberwork: A series of games produced by the BBC which gives children the chance to test their mathematical abilities with fun games. When the children successfully complete all the games they will be able to discover the secret code which allows Zack needs help to complete his journey from Acapulco to Chihuahua. There is a Parents section which gives you tips on how to use the site with your child.

Maths Lessons: Susan Boone teaches at Saint Agnes Academy, Houston. Her website has been developed as part of a program sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Boone's lessons involve the students using the Internet to solve mathematical problems. This includes making calculations to decide the best place to buy pizzas and the mean and median speed for the Indianapolis 500. Another activity involves the gathering of data to make predictions about the future population size of different countries.

Maths Help: This website provides free help and advice with problems in Mathematics and Statistics at GCSE, A-level, BTEC, GNVQ and foundation degree level. You send in your question and Maths Help will send an email back with hints and general advice and a couple of days later your answer will appear in the Maths Knowledge Bank. Categories include Number and Financial Calculations, Trigonometry, Geometry & Mensuration, Algebra, Functions and Graphs, Calculus, Statistics & Probability and Applied Maths & Mechanics. There is also a Maths Chat Room where you can talk with fellow students or the Maths Help tutors.

Interactive Mathematics: Most of the best educational websites have been created by people who are enthusiastic about the subjects they teach. Alexander Bogomolny definitely fits into this category. Interactive Mathematics is an attempt to reduce what Bogomolny calls "math anxiety". His strategy is to provide a database of games and puzzles that require deductive skills. Bogomolny argues that: "Mathematics is the only deductive science. The peculiar beauty of Mathematics lies in deduction, in the dependency of one fact upon another". He adds that he is attempting to create a resource that will help people learn "if not math itself, then, at least, ways to appreciate its beauty." Bogomolny's website also includes sections on Maths Quotes, Did you Know?, Fast Reckoning, Mathematics as a Language and Inventor's Paradox.

MathMagic: MathMagic has been created by Alan A. Hodson from El Paso, Texas. Hodson points out that he is trying to "provide strong motivation for students to use computer technology while increasing problem-solving strategies and communication skills." A facilitator (teachers, parents, librarians, etc.) register teams of mathematicians with the MathMagic project. Mathematical challenges are posted on the website and each registered team is paired up with another team and engage in a problem-solving dialogue. When an agreement has been reached, the solution is posted on the website.

Puzzles and Fibonacci Numbers: An excellent website produced by the School of Electronic Engineering, IT and Mathematics at the University of Surrey. One of the features of the website is a series of puzzles involving Fibonacci Numbers. Subjects include brick wall patterns, bee lines, seating plans and jigsaws. There are also sections on Fibonacci Numbers and Nature, The Golden Section in Art, Fantastic Flat Phi Facts, Architecture and Music, Fibonacci Forgeries and Who was Fibonacci?

Houghton Mifflin: Brain Teasers: Brain Teasers is part of the book publishers, Houghton Mifflin's Mathematics Centre. New puzzles are posted every Wednesday. Solutions are given the following week. All students who submit the correct answer are entered into a weekly draw for T-shirt prizes. The website provides an archive of previous Brain Teasers. As well as brain teasers, the Houghton Mifflin also has a useful Mathematics Project Centre.

MathSphere: The MathSphere website has an impressive collection of resources for mathematicians. This includes mathematics worksheets and test papers. There is also wide coverage of the national curriculum, the numeracy hour and homework. Topics include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, square numbers, cubic numbers, data handling and geometry.

Mathematics Enrichment: The NRICH started out in September 1996 as a research and development project funded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate. The project aims to establish a permanent national centre for curriculum enrichment to provide mathematical learning support for very able children of all ages. Based at the University of Cambridge School of Education, the website provides access to a collection of puzzles, games, mathematical problems, articles and activities.

Convert It: A very useful website that enables visitors to convert from one unit of measurement to another. Options include Area, Capacity, Distance, Energy & Power, Temperature, Velocity/Speed, Volume and Weight/Mass.

Math League: The Math League website is dedicated to bringing challenging mathematics materials to students. The website specializes in competitions. The author claims that the website builds "student interest and confidence in mathematics through solving worthwhile problems." Over a million students participate in Math League contests each year and they are designed to cover a range of mathematical knowledge.

Maths Teaching Ideas: Mark Warner's excellent website has been created for the teachers and parents of primary-age children. The section on Maths includes lessons entitled Estimation, Puzzle Display, Beat the Teacher, Maths Dictionary, Detective Trail, High Noon, Maths Table Challenge, Division Problems, Times Tables Investigations, Rounding Numbers, Guess My Number, Number Patterns, Coordinates, Weighing Objects and Countdown.

GCSE Maths: This site has been developed specifically for students and for those wanting help with GCSE level exams. It has been created in a simple way, with a very wide range of content that enables quick and valuable usage. The site is wholly free to use and is frequently used by teachers, pupils, college students and professors from all around the world. The site includes a Maths section with every topic necessary for GCSE level exams, coursework advice and practise papers with answers. Finally there is also a Bookshop where carefully selected texts have been added to give that extra bit of help.

Mathematics Problem Solving Task Centre: The PSTC website, based in Victoria, Australia, provides a database of problem solving activities. The tasks are listed under Lower/Middle Primary, Upper Primary/Lower Secondary and Upper Secondary. Teachers and students submit the problems and their email address enables participants to discuss their solutions, answers, queries, etc. Other features of the site include: Problem of the Month, Past Problems of the Month, Problem Solving Strategies and Links to Other Problem Solving Sites.

GCSE Answers: Launched in 1996, GCSE Answers is the grand-daddy of the GCSE revision websites and it remains to this day the most authoritative. It is also the least commercial, being produced largely voluntarily by GCSE examiners, among whom is CCEA Principal GCSE Mathematics Examiner, Kevin Davis, who heads GCSE Answers' Mathematics Department. As teenagers can be impossibly impatient, GCSE Answers' pages are designed above all to be fast and easy to navigate. GCSE Answers eschews eye candy and appeals to the adult in GCSE students. It also speaks to students on their own terms, discarding the unnecessarily abstruse and alienating language of GCSE and academia. What results is a work in progress in three clearly defined sections - the Tutorials, the "Easy Starts" and the Heavy Duty Stuff - which broadly address the three GCSE Mathematics Tiers of Entry and which have won more awards and plaudits than you have had hot dinners. There is also Your Questions, Our Answers which mops up miscellaneous student enquiries, an index for fast reference, and an archive.

A+ Math is an interactive educational math web site that includes games, flashcards, worksheets and homework helper sections. Teachers, parents and students can use the web site to print flashcards or worksheets, either custom or automatically generated. Students can practice problems by solving worksheets or flashcards online and A+ Math will determine how many they got correct.

Discovery School WebMath: Discovery School provides educational content and tools for teachers, students and parents. For teachers, the site has over 300 comprehensive lesson plans supported by Discovery Channel School video and an array of teacher tools. As well as Maths students can find tools and information in the areas of English, Social Studies and Science. Parents can also find information on educational products and articles for helping their students in school on the site.

Footee: The website, aimed at 7-11 year olds, contains football related educational games and movies (tutorials). Offline materials include free teaching pack for teachers including lesson plans, activity sheets, poster and teaching video. Footee combines fun, football and education and aims to motivate children to learn through their love of football and interactive gaming.

CopyCat is a captivating new 3D game designed and developed by Jim Morey. The game revolves around replicating a picture created by several patterned faces of a solid object (like a cube). This may sound easy to some, but it can turn out to be quite tricky. So to do well at the game, the player must first become familiar with the object. Copycat is rich with variety. There are many different pictures that can be created with the patterned faces of just one object and there are many different objects that can be used. For a more subtle variation, the way the player manipulates the object can also be changed.

Bamdad's Math Comics: Barndad Samii's website is a collection of some math related comics and cartoons he has collected or were sent to him through the years. These resources can be used by teachers and students and Barndad Samii invites visitors to submit their own materials.

Maths is Fun has been developed by a maths teacher from the South West of England to encourage an interest in Mathematics. The idea behind the site is to offer mathematics pages as well as some fun bits. The main content of the site is aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 (11 - 16 years old). However you will find some more complex stuff, and some easier bits. Hopefully there should be something for everybody. As a recent review put it "A great website to explain the basics in mathematics, try out some online tests or download some offline activities. You can post your own questions, send an online maths card or just leave a greeting on the guestbook."

Time to Teach is a site designed for teachers, parents and home-schoolers. It contains over 100 free, interactive and fun complete primary maths lessons. Eighty of these lessons closely follow the lesson plans issued from the British department of education and aimed at helping to teach children aged between 5 and 12. The lessons are sorted into year groups, and subdivided into which term to teach a particular lesson. This unique site only specializes in providing PowerPoint lessons for primary maths. The webmaster on the site is happy to consider primary maths PowerPoint lessons written by other teachers for inclusion on the site. If you send 10 or more complete lessons which are used, you get a free CD to say thank-you.

Interactive Online Geometry: Learn about all aspects of geometry at levels KS3 and KS4 (High School) level by doing interactive online activities. Free online courses are available in three main areas: Transformations, which include rotations, reflections, enlargements and translations; Shape, including polygons, angle properties, symmetry, quadrilaterals and circle theorems; and Geometrical Construction which covers all aspects of compass and straight edge construction mentioned in the National Curriculum for England and Wales. There are extended resources on the history of geometry, compass only constructions, "sacred geometry" and other topics which will challenge the most able student (and teacher!). Every page is truly interactive, allowing students to manipulate geometric shapes.

Numeracy Software: This website is for primary school teachers who would like to make better use of ICT in their mathematics teaching. There are sections containing Numeracy News and Numeracy Links but the most valuable feature is probably the Free Downloads. Here you will find free resources to download, including pre-written spreadsheets, logo procedure files, My World screens, data files, PowerPoint Presentations etc. These cover all areas of mathematics and are suitable for a wide range of pupils.

Longman Maths: This website provides free, timesaving resources for Maths teachers. These include interactivities using Excel, plus ideas for creating your own, along with fully differentiated Maths challenges. Ready-made activities for using the Internet to teach Maths are also included, and all are updated regularly. You can also use this website to access Longman's range of companion websites and its comprehensive online catalogue.

Megamaths: This excellent BBC website concentrates on multiplication tables and shapes for young students. Shape properties, mirror lines and transformations become hands-on activities. Take a trip around the World of Tables where practice makes perfect. Find your way round the MegaMaze, play the Grid Game or have a go at the Table Tournament, in this invaluable website for testing and reinforcing Times Tables.

Maths A-Level Revision Website: A website providing extensive easy to read revision notes for students studying advanced level mathematics. The site covers a wide range of topics, including pure mathematics, statistics and mechanics sections and is frequently expanded and improved. The pure mathematics section currently includes algebra topics such as partial fractions, the binomial theorem, logarithms, sequences and series. In addition, there are a number of pages of trigonometry notes, which introduce radians as a way of measuring angles and deal with the important trigonometric formulae. The pure maths section also contains an extensive section on calculus (differentiation and integration), including a variety of pages on various integration and differentiation techniques. The statistics section currently includes details of numerous probability distributions as well as topics such as confidence intervals and ways of calculating probabilities. The mechanics section includes notes on the 'suvat' equations, Newton's Laws of Motion, moments, centre of mass, friction and restitution.

GCSE Higher Maths: This website provides free ICT resources for GCSE Higher Maths. Written to accompany the Longman book, GCSE Higher Maths, these activities can also be used even if you aren't using the book with your class. Activities include ready-made Excel activities, Factfinder activities and accompanying downloadable worksheets and teachers' notes. Offers registration facility to notify you when new materials and special offers of interest are added to the website.

EasyMaths: Produced by Echelon Systems, this website provides free Maths Tutorials. The notes can be used as a gentle introduction to topics the student is not familiar with, or as mathematics revision notes. Students can try out some real exam-style questions, then look at the model answers to see how they did. The practice maths problems include tips on solving them. To help students relax when revision gets too much the website also features a collection of magic, jokes, games and puzzles.

GCSE Maths Revision Website: A site providing comprehensive and concise revision notes for students studying mathematics at GCSE level, particularly aimed at higher tier candidates. The site includes all areas of the GCSE Mathematics course and the site is easy to read and navigate and contains no advertisements. Included in the site is a section on number, which contains topics such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportion. The algebra section deals with ways of manipulating algebraic expressions and solving equations using a variety of different techniques. There is also a section on shape and space, which details the circle theorems and theorems relating various angles. Areas and volumes are also addressed, along with details of how shapes can be transformed. There is a small section on graphs, which explains how to draw and analyse graphs of various functions along with travel graphs. The statistics section includes all of the relevant topics, such as probability, histograms and standard deviation. Finally, there is a section on trigonometry which explains all you need to know about sine, cosine and tangent, along with Pythagoras's famous law for right-handed triangles. The site also includes practise questions, with answers, along with some advice for those doing GCSE coursework.

Fine Structure Constant: The question of how to calculate the numerical value of the fine structure constant from theory was one of the most outstandingly difficult problems in mathematical physics for the greater part of the 20th century. There were many unsuccessful attempts by researchers, including famous ones such as P. A. M. Dirac to find a formula for the fine structure constant. Substantial progress with this fundamental problem is outlined on this web page produced by James G. Gilson.

KidsMAPE: MAPE (Micros and Primary Education) is an organization that has played a pioneering role in using ICT in Britain. The KidsMAPE section of the website includes a Random Number Generator (can be used in any activity requiring random numbers), Greenfield Road (a 19th century database with differentiated activities), a Maths Treasure Trail (pupils use the Internet to hunt for mathematical answers), Bounce (a mathematical investigation) and Number Grids (interactive teaching of numeracy).

Smile Mathematics: The interactive section of the Smile Mathematics website is an on-going development area. You will require the Flash 5 browser plug-in to access some of these activities and a java enabled browser. Activities include: Mental Mathematics, Playing Cards, Investigations, Fraction Flags, Symmetry Match, Pythagoras, Magic Squares, Wiggly Tessellations, Rotational Symmetry and Similar Triangles.

ATM: The Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM) supports the teaching and learning of mathematics by encouraging the joy of maths, developing the understanding of how people learn maths, sharing and evaluating teaching and learning strategies and promoting new ideas and possibilities. The ATM 2003 conference will be held at Bath University and speakers will include Simon Singh, the author of Fermat's Last Theorem and The Code Book.

Open Directory: This comprehensive directory contains over 10,025 websites on Mathematics: This includes Algebra (349), Analysis (133), Calculus (71), Chaos and Fractals (328), Combinatorics (378), Differential Equations (137), Geometry (448), Logic and Foundations (763), Number Theory (778), Numerical Analysis (261), Operations Research (213), Probability (114), Topology (188) and Trigonometry (8).

Algebra Project: Founded by Civil Rights activist Robert P. Moses in the 1980's, the Algebra Project has developed curricular materials, trained teachers & trainers of teachers, provided ongoing professional development support, and community involvement activities to schools seeking to achieve a systemic change in mathematics education. The Algebra Project builds local networks of students, parents, teachers, administrators, community activists and professionals into policy groups that take responsibility and ownership for implementing the project. The Algebra Project presently serves over 40,000 school students at 22 urban and rural sites in 13 states across the South, the West Coast, the Midwest and the Northeast. In the words of Robert P. Moses:" "The main goal of the Algebra Project is to impact the struggle for citizenship and equality by assisting students in inner city and rural areas to achieve mathematics literacy. Higher order thinking and problem solving skills are necessary for entry into the economic mainstream. Without these skills children will be tracked into an economic underclass."

MathsNet Modules: An online ASA2 mathematics course at MathsNet. This course covers most modules in the current A Level scheme (P1 to P6, S1 to S3 and M1). M2 and M3 are still in development. The course includes over 600 pages of interactive explanations of concepts using a wide range of resources either collected from web sites round the world or home-grown. Included are: interactive displays of graphs, interactive algebra, a glossary of key terms, exam advice, a discussion forum and a unit devoted to background knowledge. There are also over 200 interactive A level examination questions based on recent papers from the various exam boards. Each exam question has a randomized element within it so that in effect each is a limitless supply of similar questions on a specific theme. There are also collections of questions organised into papers complete with online stopwatch.

Summer School Math is a web site for elementary children to practice math facts during Summer recess. A wonderful on-line tool allowing your child to spend a few minutes each morning during the months of Summer reviewing math facts or preparing for the new year.

Euclid Challenge: This website by Milton A. Mintz looks at the Euclid Challenge. It was necessary to go beyond "Traditional Euclidian methods", since it was proved by Pierrre Wantzel in the 19th century that when following these methods, it was impossible to "trisect any angle" or "square a circle". Mintz, an American Professor of Mathematics, uses only Euclid Tools: an unmarked straightedge and compass.

Mathematical Puzzles: The puzzles presented here are selected for the deceptive simplicity of their statement, or the elegance of their solution. They range over geometry, probability, number theory, algebra, calculus, and logic. All require a certain ingenuity, but only pre-college math. Some puzzles are original. Explaining how an answer is arrived at is more important than the answer itself. To this end, hints, answers, and fully worked solutions are provided, as well as links to relevant mathematical topics. The puzzles are intended to be fun, with an educational element.

ThinkQuest: The ThinkQuest library contains unique educational web sites that have been created through ThinkQuest competitions and programs. The library currently contains more than 5,000 web sites to search and surf. The Mathematics section include sections on: Geometry, Chaos Theory, Fractals, Calculus, Algebra, Trigonometry, Arithmetic, Puzzles, Cryptography, Statistics, History, Probability, Real Life Uses, Olympiads and Pre-Calculus.

Mathszone is a website of links to interactive resources for teaching the primary maths curriculum. Links are available in two formats, firstly arranged by key objective from the numeracy hour, and secondly by topic. Well known programmes from sites such as Primary Resources and Ambleside are joined with many of Mark Weddell's own creations to form a bank of hundreds of online games and activities. The site has become a favourite place for many teachers and children attempting to find useful activities on the Internet.

Optimnem is dedicated to the promotion and application of the ‘Fluid Thinking’ concept-skills; in learning, in education, in personal and business development. Fluid Thinking involves our most primary and natural skills - from sensitive observation and imagination, to pattern recognition and connection building. The website includes a games section where you can play Connect 4, Hex 7, Triplets and Tactix.

National Numeracy Strategy. This website produced by Teaching and Learning Resources provides a collection of materials on numeracy. This includes Maths Shapes Crossword, Fractions Matching Game, 2D Shapes, 3D shapes, and Problem Solving. You can also download from the website the yearly teaching programmes from the DfES that illustrate how mathematics can be planned and taught from Reception to Year 6.

MathsNet Discussion Forum: This forum offers discussions on teaching, suggestions, ideas, trials of online teaching materials. Subjects covered include Technical Support, Problems, General Mathematics, Graphic Calculators, Puzzles, Challenges and Brainteasers, Software, Cabri Geometry, Omnigraph, MathType, LiveMath, MathsAlive, Geometer's Sketchpad, FX Draw, Excel, Crocodile Mathematics and WebEq.

Maths Web Guide: Created by Education Unlimited, this web guide contains recommended links to hundreds of websites for teachers, parents and students. The websites are organized under the following categories: Mathematics, Problem Solving, Numbers & Money, Measurement & Time, Space & shape, Data management, Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, Games & Puzzles and GCSE revision.

Online Conversions: This website enables you to convert just about anything to anything else. This includes the following categories: Length/Distance, Temperature, Speed, Volume (Liquid and Dry), Weight, Metric, Computer, Date/Time, Cooking, Angles, Area Square, Power Watts, Energy Joules, Density, Force, Pressure, Astronomical, Numbers, Finance, Clothing, Light, Flow Rate and Acceleration.

Handbook of Mathematical Functions: This online book includes the following chapters: Mathematical Constants, Physical Constants and Conversion Factors, Elementary Analytical Methods, Elementary Transcendental Functions Logarithmic, Exponential, Circular and Hyperbolic Functions, Exponential Integral and Related Functions, Gamma Function and Related Functions, Error Function and Fresnel Integrals, Legendre Functions, Bessel Functions of Integer Order, Bessel Functions of Fractional Order, Integrals of Bessel Functions, Struve Functions and Related Functions, Confluent Hypergeometric Functions, Coulomb Wave Functions, Hypergeometric Functions, Jacobian Elliptic Functions and Theta Functions, Elliptic Integrals, Weierstrass Elliptic and Related Functions, Parabolic Cylinder Functions, Mathieu Functions, Spheroidal Wave Functions, Orthogonal Polynomials, Bernoulli and Euler Polynomials, Riemann Zeta Function, Combinatorial Analysis, Numerical Interpolation, Differentiation and Integration, Probability Functions, Miscellaneous Functions, Scales of Notation and Laplace Transforms.

Maths Skills Trainer: This website has over a 1000 games to test and improve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills. These timed online tests are selected at random, and the ability level can be set to suit the individual. Registration is required to use the site, but sample activities are available.

ICT and Mathematics: This free Inset pack has been specially devised for use by teachers who may or may not be mathematics or ICT subject specialists. The lesson plans and ideas are designed to give some starter lessons showing how ICT can be integrated into the teaching and learning of mathematics and some ideas for further developments. There are five modules in the Inset pack. The first is an introductory presentation looking at the rationale for using ICT in the teaching and learning of mathematics. The other four modules cover: number, handling data; shape, space & measures and problem solving. Each module includes activities which are referenced to the National Numeracy Strategy Framework for Teaching Mathematics, though they can be adapted to use with other curriculum subjects.

10 Ticks: This maths website has been created to provide a source of enrichment activities to support classroom activities. There are mathematical games and puzzles as well as online tutorials to help with homework. There are hundreds of applets linked to English National Curriculum levels in the Interactive maths area as well as oddball mathematical activities!

Maya Puzzles: This is a great collection of mathematics and logic related puzzles classified in six categories. Gives you hours of pleasure and satisfaction in solving these puzzles and by doing or attempting these puzzles, one will really enhance his arithmetic and logical powers. It is like having an exercise to your brain both in mature adults and the children alike to have brain fitness which will enhance and gives you a fresh start in day to day activities.

Mathematics Newsletter: In conjunction with the subject associations, Becta are now able to offer a wide range of curriculum focussed newsletters. Each newsletter will contain news, reviews and suggestions of ways in which you can integrate ICT into your curriculum area. There will be updates on training events and conferences that you can take part in around the country and online. The newsletters can be downloaded below or you can choose to subscribe to receive the publications direct to your email account.

Google Calculator: To use Google's built-in calculator function, simply enter the expression you'd like evaluated in the search box and hit the Enter key or click the Google Search button. The calculator can evaluate mathematical expressions involving basic arithmetic, more complicated mathematics, units of measure and conversions and physical constants. You can also experiment with other numbering systems, including hexadecimal and binary.

Geometry: This amazing website created by Antonio Gutierrez provides an eclectic mix of sound, science, and Incan history intended to interest students in Euclidean geometry. Recent additions include Simson Line (proof of Simson line), The Raft of the Medusa (problem solving with fractals and animation), Archimedes and the Rhombicuboctahedron (Archimedes the Geometer), Sierpinski Triangle and Machu Picchu (fractal illustration), Johnson's Theorem (three equal circles pass through a common point), Varignon and Wittenbauer Paralellograms (quadrilateral: midpoints and trisection points of the edges) and Van Aubel's Theorem (quadrilateral with squares).

Numberline Lane: Fiona Cartmell is a leading maths teacher and an Advanced Skills Teacher specializing in KS1 maths education. She has just published new maths storybooks called Numberline Lane. Each book focuses on a different maths objective for Early Years and KS1. They come with a page of ideas for developing learning and mathematical discussion in the mental oral part of the numeracy lesson, leading to the main teaching introduction. The website has activities for parents to do at home to back up the books, and worksheets for use in the classroom.

Mathematics Problem Solving Task Centre: The PSTC website, based in Victoria, Australia, provides a database of problem solving activities. The tasks are listed under Lower/Middle Primary, Upper Primary/Lower Secondary and Upper Secondary. Teachers and students submit the problems and their email address enables participants to discuss their solutions, answers, queries, etc. Other features of the site include: Problem of the Month, Past Problems of the Month, Problem Solving Strategies and Links to Other Problem Solving Sites.

Mathematics National Strategy: Number and algebra lessons to support the intervention strategy and the Year 7 Key Stage 3 strategy for mathematics are now available. The first set of lessons available including nine Number and Algebra units, six Shape, Space and Measure and Handling data units, and twelve Consolidation lessons. Each lesson supports about 40 minutes of direct teaching, and refers to a selection of pupil activities including some drawn from Springboard 7 to complete the remaining time and to provide homework. Downloadable files containing all the lessons are available from the Primary National Strategy website.

TeachNet Math: A collection of lesson plans provided by American teachers. Titles include: In Your Face Math Facts, Fishing for Facts, Tricks for Your Digits, Remembering Units, Fraction City, Apple Estimation, Twelve Days of Christmas , Your Clock is a Teaching Assistant, Keeping Math Problems Straight, Newspaper Activity, Card Facts, Capacity Song and the 10 Commandments of Math.

Maths Zone: This site aims to bring collect together and order a range of free resources discovered on the Internet, which can be used for teaching Maths in Primary Schools in the UK. Resources from various sites are placed together in sections to form a compelling bank of interactive games and activities for teaching Numeracy in Primary Schools. There is also a section for those teaching students aged 11-16.

Teach Kids Math introduces math topics in a variety of creative and challenging ways so as to achieve mastery of the fundamentals. This American website has a large assortment of interactive lessons that demonstrate basic mathematical concepts. The material ranges from basic counting for preschoolers to more advanced topics for secondary school students. Online worksheets help children practice multiplication, division, rounding, fractions and number sequences. It is claimed that the website "has been designed by children and adults".

Maths Tutor: This website has been created by Chinmaya Nagaraja for junior school pupils. There are online interactive activities on angles, rotation, translation, patterns, reflection, perimeter, area and volume. Titles include: Right Angles in Shapes, Measuring Angles, Types of Angles, Identifying Angles in Shapes, Rotating Shapes, Creating Patterns, Reflecting Shapes, Weird Shapes, Areas of Triangles and Volume of Cubes.

Numeracy: This website has been created by the the Boston branch of the Adult Numeracy Practitioners Network. It provides adult numeracy activities for individuals or for teachers and students in adult education classes. Most of the activities are mathematical in content, not only for improving math skills such as adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing, but also fundamental components of good mathematical thinking such as reasoning, problem-solving, communicating, calculation, estimation and observation.

Mathematics Activity Guides: This section of the Energy Conservation Enhancement Project was originally created for the vocational technical schools in Louisiana. Much of the material contained within is generic in content and may be applied and used by many people throughout the world. Topics include The Pluses and the Minuses, What is Algebra? Algebra: Intergers and Operations, Fractions: The 4 Basic Mathematical Functions, Ratios & Proportions, Perimeter, Volume and Thinking Graphically.

Numeracy: This website has been created by the the Boston branch of the Adult Numeracy Practitioners Network. It provides adult numeracy activities for individuals or for teachers and students in adult education classes. Most of the activities are mathematical in content, not only for improving math skills such as adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing, but also fundamental components of good mathematical thinking such as reasoning, problem-solving, communicating, calculation, estimation and observation.

Mathematics Activity Guides: This section of the Energy Conservation Enhancement Project was originally created for the vocational technical schools in Louisiana. Much of the material contained within is generic in content and may be applied and used by many people throughout the world. Topics include The Pluses and the Minuses, What is Algebra? Algebra: Intergers and Operations, Fractions: The 4 Basic Mathematical Functions, Ratios & Proportions, Perimeter, Volume and Thinking Graphically.

Making Mathematics Count: According to a government-backed report published this week, maths education is failing on every account and needs a fundamental multi-million pound overhaul. The current system of GCSEs and A-levels is not meeting the needs of students, teachers, employers or universities, the report's author, Professor Adrian Smith, said today as he published the damning 186-page document, the result of a 15-month inquiry into the future of maths in schools. Less than 10% of GCSE students go on to take A-level maths, and less than 10% of A-level students go on to a maths degree, the report says. Incentives should be considered to halt the "disastrous" decline in pupils taking maths at A-level - examples mooted include waiving university tuition fees for maths students.

Maths File Game Show: A collection of maths games produced by the BBC. All the games need site needs the Shockwave 7 plug-in. They are organised into four different areas: Number (Grid Game, Saloon Snap, Builder Ted, Rounding Off), Data Handling (Fish Tank, Train Race, Data Picking), Shapes and Measures (Bathroom Tiles, Animal Weigh-In) and Algebra (Planet Hop), Late Delivery and Equation Match).

Maths is Fun: This website has been developed by a maths teacher from the South West of England to encourage an interest in Mathematics. The idea behind the site is to offer mathematics pages as well as some fun bits. The main content of the site is aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 (11-16 years old). The material is organized under the following headings: Maths Menus (Number & Algebra, Shape, Space & Measures, Handling Data), Maths Help (Discussion Forum and Online Form), Puzzles & Quizzes, Calculators and Computer Programs.

SchoolsNet Maths: A collection of GCSE Maths lessons. This includes Algebraic fractions: "Changing the subject of a formula", "Expanding single and double brackets", "Harder percentages", "Linear equations containing algebraic fractions", "Linear equations containing brackets", "Quadratics 1: introduction and factorising", "Quadratics 2: completing the square and other methods", "Rational and irrational numbers", "Significant figures", "Simple factorising", "Simultaneous equations" and "Solving equations using trial and improvement".

Abiator's Active Classroom: This website has been produced by a teacher from New Zealand that allows pupils to try a variety of interactive maths actives. A number of options are available including contracts, problem solving, quizzes, multiple choice and mathematical crosswords. There is also a "Problem of the Day". Answers are available but only as part of a set or zipped file which are available for purchase.

Aunty Math: The mission of the DuPage Children's Museum is to stimulate curiosity, creativity, thinking and problem solving among young children. Children's familiar experiences are expanded through self-directed, interactive exhibits and programs focusing on the integration of the arts and sciences. Its Aunty Math website is for infants and juniors and provides fortnightly challenges.

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