Math Resources


ACSI/Purposeful Design Publications does not endorse these resources and recommends that each one be evaluated for usefulness and appropriateness prior to use in the classroom. ACSI does not guarantee the functionality of the resource links, since each link is maintained by each individual website developer.

Assessment—Tools to assist in the evaluation of student readiness, ability, and achievement.

Campus Rubric Studio and Gallery: This website provides both the tools to build your own rubrics and a repository of public rubrics organized by subject.
 
The Math Forum at Drexel: From the homepage, select “About The Math Forum” to locate the site map. From this quick reference sheet you will be able to navigate to many different math resources including assessment ideas in the math education category. Be sure to check out the vast array of materials available for team problem solving, research, puzzles, and problem solving.

Response to Intervention: Response to Intervention (RTI) is a tiered approach to help struggling students. The need for further instruction is determined by carefully monitoring the student at each tier of intervention. There is specific content about using this approach in mathematics instruction.

Best Practices in Mathematics Instruction—Current educational research for professional development.

National Center for Learning Disabilities: The classroom strategies section for Grades K–8 includes an extensive discussion of accommodations for students with learning disabilities, assistive technology, and techniques to aid learning. Some are specifically for math and others are more general. The introduction also provides a checklist of signs and symptoms of learning disabilities.

Access Center: The Access Center is a national technical assistance (TA) center funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs. Their mission is to improve educational outcomes for grade K–8 students with disabilities. This is an excellent source for professional development modules to support the training of teachers as well as short discussions on mathematics instruction for students with learning disabilities including strategies such as of concrete-representational-abstract and computer-assisted instruction. Many of these techniques can be used for a wide variety of learners.

The Math Forum at Drexel: The Math Forum is dedicated to helping teachers to improve math education and students to learn math by utilizing the power of the Web. Explore this website for a vast array of resources for all grade levels.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives: Organized by grade level and math strand, virtual manipulatives activities for a wide range of concepts are available for all grade levels. They can be selected by type of manipulative and are related to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards. Also available in Spanish and French.

Response to Intervention: Response to Intervention (RTI) is a tiered approach to help struggling students. The need for further instruction is determined by carefully monitoring the student at each tier of intervention. There is specific content about using this approach in mathematics instruction.

Learning Activities and Games—Instructional games, worksheets, and activities.

Adapted Mind: Provides individual computerized practice for each student by grade level and concepts being taught. Worksheets are also provided.

Money Resource Guide: This site provides resources for parents, students, and teachers to reinforce anything that has to do with money including currency, counting money, earning money, managing money and much more.  There are PDFs, virtual games, and activities for parents, students, and teachers.

Vivify STEM Videos: The top ten STEM video resources to engage your students in your STEM lessons.  There are hundreds of videos are many are 3 minutes or less so will fit easily into your lesson. 

Smart Exchange: Activities in all subjects for use with an interactive Smartboard. 

Practical Money Skills for Life: This site provides dynamic educational video games teaching important money skills.  Great for all elementary/middle school levels.

Budgeting for Kids and Teens: Resource for teaching teens how to create and manage a budget, even with a small allowance, using an online tool from David Ramsey.  Budgeting games are provided for students K-12.

Math Worksheets: Education.com provides assorted free math worksheets sortedby grade level.

K-5 Math Teaching Resources: Provides free math games, center activities, and math journal tasks aligned to the common core state standards.

Set: The game of Set & Trilogy is an attribute game that can help students age 6 and up in developing their mathematical reasoning. A daily puzzle is available. A discussion of the mathematics, including set theory and number squares, behind the game is available for older students. A section for teachers includes ideas for using the game in the classroom and references to other materials using the game to teach mathematics. You may also purchase the game from this site.

Illuminations: Interactive lessons to make math come alive in your classroom are organized by grade level band and by topic—everything from counting to probability to geometry. Clear instructions make these useable for both individual use and classroom demonstrations.

United States Mint: This H.I.P. Pocket Change kids’ page includes a games section that provides interactive activities for elementary students. Check the teachers and parents link at the bottom of the page for grade-level information and games-related resources.

Free Math Drills: Hundreds of math worksheets are provided for a variety of math subjects at all levels including arithmetic, money, fractions, order of operations as well as special holiday-themed versions and blank graph paper. Use these for practice, review, assessment, or with manipulatives for a wide variety of activities. Also included are interactive games and flashcards. This site is available in several different languages. 

Texas Instruments: A large bank of innovative classroom activities using TI calculators. Each activity is aligned with curriculum standards. Browse by subject and then select the grade level and model of calculator to narrow your search.

Math Homework Help:For middle school students the free math workbooks listed under more resources can be used as an online tutor. The step-by-step approach allows students to attempt problems themselves but have immediate help if needed. There are also interactive math games under learning activities.

Activity-based Learning: Students study science and engineering subjects using math-related exercises and literature. Search the site by typing math in the “find it” box.

Digital Media: Using public media to engage students with mathematics is made easier by using this site. Provides access to printable worksheets, assessments, project ideas, standards-based resources, program schedules, and lesson plans.

Lesson Planning—Tools for planning and development of mathematics instruction.

FormSwift: Common Core Lesson Planning made easy with the customizable templates that are easy to use and professional.

United States Mint: This H.I.P. Pocket Change kids’ page includes a teacher section providing lesson plans for grades K–8. Be sure to check the additional materials at the end of the lesson plan section and click on Math (for coin-related lesson plans by grade level), Teacher Features (classroom ideas related to other features on this site), and Unit Plans (grouped by curricular objectives).

Illuminations: Complete lesson plans for individual topics are provided for Grades K–12 math teachers. You can search by grade level band, math standard category, or a descriptive word. Each lesson has a learning objective, materials list, and an instructional plan. Some include assessment options and ideas for extensions. You can learn more about the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards or check out hundreds of exemplary online resources.

Access Center: The Access Center is a national technical assistance (TA) center funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs. Their mission is to improve educational outcomes for grade K–8 students with disabilities. This is an excellent source for professional development modules to support the training of teachers as well as short discussions on mathematics instruction for students with learning disabilities including strategies such as of concrete-representational-abstract and computer-assisted instruction. Many of these techniques can be used for a wide variety of learners.

Teachers Network: From the homepage of this nationwide, nonprofit organization you can go to the “Lesson Plans” page. Here you can search the library of teacher-generated lesson plans by topic for various subjects by grade level (K–12).

Kuyers Math Curriculum: These materials are available for download free of charge. They are designed to supplement existing high school and middle school math curricula. They are based on a Christian framework that “teaches that mathematics can inspire delight and awe, pointing beyond itself to God.”

Digital Media: Using public media to engage students with mathematics is made easier by using this site. Provides access to printable worksheets, assessments, project ideas, standards-based resources, program schedules, and lesson plans.

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