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nzmaths Review

1-4 star. star. star. star. This site supports teachers and learners of mathematics with thousands of free resources which are designed to develop subject content knowledge and problem-solving and thinking skills. NRICH Review
2-5 star. star. star. star. This site from the University of Waterloo provides online learning activities along with appropriate printable, paper and pencil follow-up exercises. MathFrog Review
2-4 star. star. star. star. The units of work on this site all use real-world applications of mathematics to involve students in studies that look at such topics as bar codes, time zones and drinks cans to develop mathematical concepts. Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching Review
1-2 star. star. star. star. This site contains ten activities that “build math into the things most families already do--ordinary routines such as figuring out ways to save money, to share fairly, or to get somewhere on time”. At Home With Math Review
1-4 star. star. star. star. This site is part of the archived information on the US Department of Education site. It provides information for parents on mathematics teaching and learning in general, as well as maths activities designed for families to undertake together.


Helping Your Child Learn Math Review
1-8 star. star. star. star. Developed to make learning maths more engaging and realistic for students, in number, measurement, statistics, geometry and algebra.  This site provides easy to follow activity plans based on NASA projects. Math Activities for K – 12 Teachers Review
4 star. star. star. star. This site is part of the on-line educational material provided by the BBC. It contains story animations that are ideal for use as an introduction or conclusion to a lesson. Addem Ant Review
3-4 star. star. star. star. This site provides opportunity for students to work independently, practicing identifying, renaming and working with fractions. Visual Fractions Review
2-4 star. star. star. star. Part of the Scholastic Site these word puzzles involve Math Maven. She is always finding herself in the middle of a fun new mystery and students act as her "super sleuths" and crack the case. Each mystery focuses on a particular area of math reasoning and computation. Math Maven’s Mysteries Review
3-4 star. star. star. star. This very large site contains numerous activities covering all of the strands focusing on problem solving techniques.  Math Forum Problems Review
1-8 star. star. star. star. A wide variety of quality virtual manipulatives are hosted on this site. Each is presented with curriculum links (US based), hands-on activity ideas to accompany the virtual activity and teacher information on how to incorporate the material into the classroom program. National Library of Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics Review
4-8 star. star. star. star. This site hosts a range of projects mainly suitable for older primary and secondary school students.  The projects have a science focus and links to mathematics.  CIESE Online Classroom Projects Review
3-4 star. star. star. star. This site is an exploration of exponential growth.  “You're sitting in math class, minding your own business, when in walks a Bill Gates kind of guy - the real success story of your school. He's made it big, and now he has a job offer for you.”  A Mathematics Fantasy – The Million Dollar Mission Review
4-5 star. star. star. star. What would an Egyptian pyramid cost to build today? This site sets out a project asking students to estimate the cost of building a pyramid using modern materials and ancient methods. Mr. Pitonyak’s Pyramid Puzzle Review
1-2 star. star. star. star. This site is the home place of the New South Wales Department of Education’s numeracy project – Count Me In Too.  The project is designed to assist teachers to broaden their knowledge of how children learn mathematics by focusing on the strategies students use to solve arithmetic tasks. The web-site supports this aim and contains material for teachers, parents and students.  Count Me In Too Review
1-8 star. star. star. star. This site provides problem-solving challenges and information about problem solving strategies for students working at levels 1 and 2 of the NZ mathematics curriculum. Aunty Math Review
1-4 star. star. star. This link is part of the Ambleside Primary School site in England. It is provides teaching tools, and activities for students. Numeracy Hour Review
1-4 star. star. star. This link is part of the Lesson corner site. It is provides worksheets that teachers can customise for their students. Lesson Corner Worksheets Review
4+ star. star. star. Plus is an internet magazine published four times a year. It aims to introduce readers to the beauty of mathematics and its practical applications. Plus Magazine Review
1-4 star. star. star. This site contains a variety of lesson plans that use children’s literature as a starting point for mathematical investigations. Teachers can search the units of work by math’s strand, student levels (based on USA grades), or author. SMaRT Books Review
1 star. star. star. The resources on this site are simple but useful with many unique ideas. In particular the place value tool is an MS Excel spreadsheet, which displays a number with arrows to let you add or subtract 10s, 100s or 1000s. ICTeachers Review
1-4 star. star. star. Students e-mail answers in to one of 5 on-line contests to be in to win Casio products. Lists of past problems provide a good source of number and logic problems for teachers to use.  Columbus State University Problems of the Week Review
3-6 star. star. star. Figure This!” is designed to provide an exciting and friendly way for families to become more involved in mathematics with their children.   Figure This! Math Challenges for Families Review
2-4 star. star. star. Explores aspects of number statistics and algebra by using a simple family holiday context to illustrate differences between car rental prices.  Fun and Sun Rent-a-Car Review
2-8 star. star. star. A great source of word problems. Problems are mostly based in number or geometry and could fit into lessons in these areas, or be used as part of a problem solving focus Word Problems for Kids Review
1-8 star. star. star. Ready-to-use, online, interactive, multimedia math investigations, including student investigations, teacher notes, answers, and related professional development activities.  I-Maths Investigations, Illuminations Review
1-8 star. star. star. A variety of lesson plans covering aspects of each strand of the curriculum.  This site encourages the use of internet based resources. Illuminations Lesson Plans Review
2 star. star. star. Students run their own simulated lemonade stand, making profits if possible. Strand: Number. Lemonade Stand Review
1 star. star. star. A variety of on-line interactive activities for younger students, based around two teddy bears, Ted and Floppy. Games reinforce basic concepts of matching, colour and numbers to 12, and introduce younger learners to simple logic games. Ted and Floppy’s Fun Page Review
1-4 star. star. star. Interactive arithmetic exercises and problems. It contains a series of Statistics, Algebra, Number, Measurement and Geometry math lessons, which are intended to be a resource that can be used by math students. AAA Math Review
1-4 star. star. star. Math Journey is a small section of a very large Web based learning tool boasting more than a million educational activities across curriculum areas. Math journey gives students the opportunity to select number skills they wish to practise. QUIA Math Journey Review
1-2 star. star. star. Simple Addition and Subtraction questions for children to interact with.  Catchy tune and fun characters will make this site appealing to younger viewers. Little Animals Review
1 star. star. star. This site has an attractive clearly set out format.  Activities promote an understanding of the representation of numbers (1-10), and identification of simple shapes.  Assistance may be needed for younger users to navigate the site and possibly for the click and drag mouse operations. Literacy Center – The Early Childhood Education Network Review
2-3 star. star. star. An on-line activity that enables students to practise their skills with money. Note: uses Australian coins. Change Maker Review
3-4+ star. star. star. An exploration of the Fibonacci Numbers.  A range of simple/complex algebra questions (mainly).  Extention ideas.  Some browsers may have difficulty downloading these pages. Easier Fibonacci Numbers Review