MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH SITES

BOOKS/FILMS

Mathematical Fiction Movies and books with a math theme.

CHINESE NUMERALS

The Chinese Numeration System Numbers and Counting Although much of today's written Chinese uses Arabic numerals, the traditional Chinese number system is still in use and well worth investigating in the classroom. Share the following sites with students. Than ask, Is the Chinese number system a base-ten system? Does it use place value? Does it include a symbol for zero? Have students present their responses to these questions and encourage them to give specific examples of Chinese numbers to support their answers. The Numbers and Counting site will help studetns learn to draw and pronounce Chinese numerals for use in their presentations.

COMPUTER ASSISTED LEARNING

Explore Math.com Interactive math activities, covering mathematical concepts from elementary algebra through pre-calculus. Includes lesson plans and biographies.

MathPower.com : Basic math skills are explained very clearly in student tutorials where students explain step-by-step how to solve unequal equations, algebra word problems and factoring polynomials. Homework assignments are available, as are study and test-taking tips. Professor Freedman's video snippets explain some basic concepts such as additiions and subtraction of signed numbers. Blue Web'n 5 star Review.

GENERAL

KidsMath Organized by elementary and middle school, games and algebra.

Lexique de mathematique Dictionary of mathematical terms.

Nombres et calculs Various math activities

LESSON PLANS

Math Goodies: Interactive Math Lessons With A Problem-Solving Approach! Designed for grades five through eight, the lessons cover topics such as circumference, number theory, probability and percent. Students may submit questions about their homework assignments, and teachers will respond with suggestions to put them on the right track. The site also has links to: goodies such as interactive calculators, educational links; puzzles and a newsletter.

Project SkyMath: Making Mathematical Connections Designed for middle school mathematics teachers to use science and language of patterns to explore the weather.

PUZZLES

HM Brain Teasers Every Wednesday, this site has a new mathematical challenge 3-4, 5-6, 7+, answers are posted on the following Wednesday. All previous puzzles are archived at the site. Or, purchase all the puzzles directly from School Direct for $20.U.S.

MathDEN: Math on the Net Free site, but requires registration. Competition level questions are posted every Thursday for Grades 7-12. Also has Math Challenge, Math Tips and links to Math on the Net.

 

 Last Updated: February 8, 2006