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Mathematics Classroom Resources

This collection of lessons and web resources is aimed at classroom teachers, their students, and students' families.

Statistics in Schools: Math
Resource: Teachers and students (grades K-12)
https://www.census.gov/schools/activities/math.html.html
This U.S. Census Bureau website offers activities geared to different grade levels to help students learn about the importance of math and statistics, using real-life data. Topics include using fractions to compare amusement parks by states and using sample data to make estimates about the U.S. population.

Math Forum
Resource: Educator (grades 4-12)
http://mathforum.org/
Math Forum is a leading online resource for improving math learning, teaching, and communication. Math Forum offers problems and puzzles, online mentoring, math tools, problems of the week, a teacher exchange, and professional development. Students have fun and learn a lot. Educators share ideas and acquire new skills.

PBS LearningMedia: Math Resources for Teachers
Resource: Educator
https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/math/
This website contains thousands of free, high quality videos, lesson plans and other digital resources for mathematics classrooms.

Fresh Baked Fractions
Resource: Students (grades 3-4) and Parents
https://www.funbrain.com/games/fresh-baked-fractions
"Fresh Baked Fraction"—part of the FunBrain.com Web site—lets kids in grades 4–6 test their fraction skills by reading and answering multiple choice fraction questions. Kids who answer 24 problems correctly can put their name on Jackson's "List of Master Pie Bakers."

Math Cats
Resource: Educator (elementary) and Students (elementary)
http://www.mathcats.com
This Web site is a highly interactive site geared to children ages 12 and under. It includes a math art gallery, Microworlds and Logo programming and math questions on a "magic chalkboard." The site also features a teacher section when clicking on "Site Map and Info" where teachers can get and share ideas for teaching math. Great for kids and teachers for in classroom use.

Welcome to Zona Land
Resource: Students (high school and above) and General Audience
http://id.mind.net/~zona/
Ed Zobel, the author of Zona Land, created this Web site to function as a resource for students and teachers, as well as any interested individuals, who want to study physics, the mathematical sciences, or mathematics in general, but are having a difficult time with textbooks or other approaches. The goal of Zona Land is to present the fundamental ideas of these subjects at the introductory and intermediate levels by presenting pictures and explanations through graphics, animations, and text.

Statistics Online Computational Resources
Resource: Students (college)
http://socr.stat.ucla.edu
The Statistics Online Computational Resource (SOCR) was established in 2001 to design, implement, validate and freely disseminate new methods and approaches for integration of technology in the educational curriculum. The SOCR Resources are developed by joint efforts of faculty, researchers and students from various UCLA departments and centers.

Mathematical Moments
Resource: Students (high school and above) and General Audience
http://www.ams.org/mathmoments
The American Mathematical Society's Mathematical Moments featured on the Web site shows how math affects us all, with examples that range from origami to robotics to fractals through easy to read, one-page presentations. Pod casts are also featured to describe in more detail the concept presented.

World of Mathematics
Resource: Educator and Students (high school and above)
http://mathworld.wolfram.com
As part of the Math Forum Internet Mathmatics Library, this site offers a variety of resources specifically focused on Fractals and Scales for high school and college level students and teachers.

Mathematics Research Overview
Resource: All Audiences
http://www.nsf.gov/news/overviews/mathematics/overview.jsp
Mathematics is about numbers, shapes, symmetry, chance, change and more. It is not only the most rigorous mental discipline ever invented, it's among the richest, most wide-ranging and most useful in all of modern life. As part of the National Science Foundation's Web site, this Web page assembles information together through research into a "Big Picture".