Our textbook company's website has a wealth of resources to help with homework and specific skills/topics. On that website, you can:
• Get help on HW problems
- The link for "Homework Help" is under the Textbook Resources tab of the home page
• Access the Checkpoint Materials for practicing specific skills
- Algebra extra practice. Geometry extra practice.
• Access Parent Guides with even more practice and further explanations of relevant topics
- The link for "Parent Support" is under Support tab of the home page. "Parent Guides" is under the Textbook Resources (choose either Core Connections Algebra or Geometry) tab of the home page.
• Relevant research regarding the CPM curriculum
- The link for "Research Base" is under the About CPM tab of the home page
• Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for Mathematics
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Additional Resources for Students and Parents:
Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS)
ALEKS is a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what you know and do not know in the course. ALEKS then instructs you on the topics you are most ready to learn. As you work through the course, ALEKS periodically reassesses you to ensure that topics learned are also retained. This is a PAID resource.
As soon as you open this page, you see all the topics you can find lessons, examples, and worksheets about. No need to dig deep into the website to figure out what it actually covers.
Integer computation practice
Art of Problem Solving
This math website has lots of stuff including math discussion forums, math competition information, and classes students can enroll into. Video categories include:
– PreAlgebra (basic algebraic properties, decimals, angles, and more!)
– Introduction to Algebra (one-variable, multi-variable, complex numbers and more!)
– Counting & Probability (basic counting techniques, geometric probability, and more!)
– MATHCOUNTS (explaining problems from a state math competition)
– AMC (explaining problems from American Mathematics Competitions qualifying tests)
– More Math Videos (some other fun miscellaneous topics)
Topic reviews and quizzes to follow for practice.
Common Core Standards: Grade 8 Math
Desmos graphing calculator
Education World presents a variety of math resources that all teachers can use to liven up instruction. “But I’m not a teacher!” you protest. It doesn’t matter! Anyone can take advantage. And parents would be wise to seek out resources that teachers themselves like to pull from.
Hooda Math is a math website geared toward helping kids practice and learn through fun computer games. Specific topics the games work with are: addition, subtraction, multiplication, addition, geometry, basic physics, fractions, integers, and algebra.
"Practice that feels like play"
Just Math Tutorials
Growing in popularity around the world, the Khan Academy is full of helpful videos explaining all sorts of math topics (they have videos on other school subjects too). When you login (free forever, they say!) you see a home screen and your child can even take a math pre-test to see where he/she is starting.
Math is Fun
Math is Fun contains online readings and exercises.
This math website has video support, discussion boards, games that are “hard fun,” inspired (and inspiring) people, and more!
Multilingual math glossary
Multilingual math glossary (Arabic, Bengali, Chinese,Haitian Creole, Hmong, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu, and Vietnamese
Middle School Math Terminology
The growth mindset, the understanding of intelligence and abilities as qualities we can develop, has been shown over and over to have powerful ramifications on student motivation and learning, and school success. When teachers and students focus on improvement rather than on whether they're smart, kids learn a lot more.
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Interactive games/lessons on a variety of topics for all grades
The “JMT” in Patrick JMT stands for “Just Math Tutorials.” Math, math, and more math. Similar to #2 Khan Academy, this top 10 math website has clear math videos on tons of topics.
Paul’s Online Math Notes
The intent of this site is “to provide a complete set of free online (and downloadable) notes and/or tutorials for classes that [Paul teaches] at Lamar University.” He has written out notes / tutorials on Algebra, Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, and Differential Equations. The notes are simple and easy-to-follow.
The World of Math Online
At this website, students can look up definitions of math words, get homework help, tutoring, play games, even review math concepts.
Link to textbook and textbook resources
What is Calculus?
Resources for Math Teachers:
Today’s math classroom is an active and exciting one. Over the past few decades, educators have greatly improved their understanding of how students learn math.
At all grade levels, students are actively engaged in the learning process. Teachers facilitate students’ learning by challenging them to think more deeply about the problems they are solving and to make connections with other ideas within mathematics.
NCTM offers electronic resources to facilitate the learning process. Explore some of these resources and see how exciting teaching math can be.
Lessons and Activities
- The Illuminations website contains classroom-ready lessons for teachers of grades pre-K–12. The site also contains interactive tools that help you bring math concepts to life in class. Reviews of Web resources round out the resource collection.
- The Figure This! website provides 80 math challenges for middle school students. Each challenge explains how the math is used in the real world and provides a hint to get started, complete solutions, questions to think about, and resources for further exploration. Designed to help families do math at home with their children, the site contains materials to help families support their children’s math studies.
- The Reflections website is designed to enhance your ability to critically reflect on your teaching methods by watching videos of other teachers. Reflections helps you examine your math teaching through examination of lessons and sample student work. Reflections includes lessons on algebra in grades 3–8.
NCTM offers a variety of teaching resources for all grade levels. See the following web pages for highlights.
Elementary School Middle School High School