Pat's Picks for Students
Pat’s students: you should
use these links if you’ve finished your own work and have extra
time during computer lab sessions. Remember to copy and paste the
addresses of the sites you like into your Word file called Useful
Links and to write little commentaries so you’ll be able to
remember several months from now which ones you liked best. 

This is a wonderful site by Lawrence Spector of the
Borough of Manhattan Community College. It has complete online tutorial
sessions for arithmetic and trigonometry written in understandable
language with many cool features (like running your mouse over a colored
rectangle to get the answers).
http://www.themathpage.com/INDEX.HTML


This site contains oodles of worksheets and crossword
puzzles to download and do when you’re not online.
http://www.mathgoodies.com/ 

This site from St. Francis Xavier University in Canada
has grade 512 word problems with hints and solutions.
http://www.stfx.ca/special/mathproblems/welcome.html 

This is the site of the Schools of California Online
Resources for Education and contains a wonderful array of k12 math
lessons, some of which are for the traditional classroom and others
of which require use of computers a/o the Internet.
http://score.kings.k12.ca.us/bestofscore.htm 

This site has fun online games like concentration and
bingo, flashcards, worksheets that can either be printed (with or
without answers) or done online. First rate.
http://www.aplusmath.com/ 

This is a site maintained by InfoUse in conjunction
with NASA that has great math activities for both individual students
and groups that use math to solve practical aeronautics problems like
finding the shortest route, reading weather bulletins and the like.
Fun stuff.
http://www.planemath.com/planemathmain.html 

This has many interactive exercises for all basic fraction
skills.
http://www.visualfractions.com 

This is a great site “for kids 13100”
with games, explanations of functions and other high school level
topics. It has a graphing calculator – you enter an expression
like x^2 +2, hit the “Eval” button and the graph draws
itself. I’ve seen many online graphing calculators, but this
is the first I was able to intuit how to use on the first try.
http://www.coolmath.com/home.htm 

This site has many good lesson and worksheets for algebra
and geometry. It has useful lists of math rules in concise form.
http://www.gomath.com/ 

This is a site by a Canadian company ACT360 Media Ltd.
in connection with Microsoft. You need to register (for free) to use
the math section, but the problems are great for high school level
math, so I think it’s worth it.
http://www.actden.com/ 

This is a US government site to help parents teach
their children math at home. It’s filled with easy activities,
and new mothers and fathers or parents whose kids are having trouble
with math should find it very useful.
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/parents/Math/ 

This site was created by a physics teacher; you choose
“More Science than Math” or More Mathematics than Science”
as you enter. The More Math section has beautifully executed reading
lessons/presentations on functions, graphing and many other algebra
topics.
http://id.mind.net/~zona/ 

This is another site sponsored by Microsoft. It has
many easy and challenging problems on order or operations, algebra,
etc. with good explanations of how to work each problem. (gscemath.gif)
http://www.gcse.com/Maths/pre.htm 

This site has a cool interactive section in which you
download complex 3dimensional figures and then use your mouse to
view them from different angles as well as directions for building
an icosahedron.
http://www.ScienceU.com/geometry/ 

This is a neat demonstration of what large numbers
of pennies look like. It would be nice to visit this when you are
reviewing ideas like place value and orders of magnitude.
http://www.kokogiak.com/megapenny/default.asp 

This is a review site for high school and college students,
which has algebra and trigonometry sections as well as traditional
college topics like calculus. The level of language is rigorous, so
most students would probably want to use other, simpler sites first
but then go to this one to get adjusted to formal math writing.
http://www.sosmath.com/index.html 