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These pages are general and specific resources that can be of use to students that are taking a Mathematics course. Please email me if you have a good suggestion for a math resource site for this page.
- Primary Resources - Activity ideas and resources for primary mathematics
- S-cool.co.uk - for GCSEs and A-Levels
- Math Forum.org
- www.hotmath.com is a website which takes the student step by step (controlled by the student) through every odd-numbered question of a large number of mathematics text books. The website is a great tool for motivated students to test their understanding.
- Abstract Algebra Online Abstract Algebra notes (Old option topic for the IB).
- BBC Education Maths
- Ask Dr. Math
- Shambles - Website containing vast number of links to all things maths related.
- IB Maths SL Syllabus - Maths SL Syllabus.
- IB Maths HL Syllabus - IB Maths HL Syllabus
- IB Maths Studies Syllabus - PDF file of the syllabus and course description
- IB Math resources IB Math resources.
- IB IA - This publication offers useful suggestions and guidance for the implementation of the internally assessed component—the portfolio
- IB Maths by Adrian Sparrow - Notes and sample questions on Math Studies, Math SL, and Math HL. Please note that the sample papers on sale on his site are not the IB exam papers. They are written by the owner of the website.
- IB Math Prep - Site offering complete videos to prepare for all topics covered in the IB SL exam for a one time price.
- Calc Policy 2008 - Condtions of use for the GDC in examinations.
- Assessment GDC - Mathematics HL/SL: graphic display calculators—teacher support material. Useful for those not sure what information needs to be provided in an examination answer when using a GDC.
- IB Portfolio - A clear outline of good and bad portfolios with linked examples and breakdown of pros and cons. Simple yet useful guide to completing your portfolio with minimal fuss. Contains tips, common problems and grading rubric. (Links to actual projects unfortunately broken)
- IXL - Bright, colourful website full of educational games for little'uns. With more than a thousand topics, suitable for Pre-Kindegarten up to Sixth Grade.
- Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles
- Gamequarium - Site with links hundreds of math sites containing games and interactive lessons. Probably more for the kids!
- Mathopolis/ - site containing lots of simple yet frustratingly addictive games involving counting, estimation and memory. Try and get your name on the scoreboard!
- Lumosity - Brain training for kids and adults alike. Free to demo and lots of activities to try out. Measure your 'brain BPI' and keep track of your records
- GrafEq - A very useful graphing program with "natural display". Handles most explicit, implicit and parametric equations you can think of elegantly.
- Geogebra - A very useful graphing program, not as powerful in plotting equations as GrafEq but has a lot useful functions, not least the "slider".
- www.ticalc.org is a support site for the TI-83 calculator (popular in mathematics examinations), from which programs can be downloaded.
- Omnigraph - Besides plotting graphs, analysing gradients or areas and solving differential equations, you can also draw polygons and reflect, rotate, enlarge or translate them.
- Geometer's Sketchpad - Another popular software. Although the quality does come at a cost.
- Graphics for the Calculus Classroom
- Calc101.com Learn Calculus online. Solving Integrals Solves your integrals for you. Solving Derivatives Solves your derivatives for you. Even shows you the steps.
- Calculus Resources On-line
- History of Mathematics Archive
- Computing Technology for Math Excellence is devoted to the standards movement and integrating technology into teaching and learning and in K-12 mathematics and calculus.
a shining example of how great software can be. The only disadvantage of Omnigraph graphing software is that it is only available for the PC. It is very easy to use (within 2 minutes you're up and running), it can do an awful lot, it has great interactive exercises, it allows you to enliven your lesson presentations, it is small (1 MB), it runs on all Windows versions, and it is very cheap. You can try it out at no cost for a month. The mathematics chapter contains many ideas of how to put Omnigraph to use.
is the website of Geometer's Sketchpad (GSP) software. It is brilliant for plane geometry issues, and no teacher who wishes to do the plane geometry option in MHL or analytical geometry in MMSL should go without it. With a little experience, teachers will find that an amazing number of problems can be worked through with GSP, even those that don't seem related to geometry.
is a website which takes the student step by step (controlled by the student) through every odd-numbered question of a large number of mathematics text books. In particular, it supports the book by Stewart, J. (2004) 'Calculus, 5th edition', Brooks, Cole, a very popular text for first-year university programmes in the USA. This book is more of a teacher resource that includes useful work on series and vectors in addition to the obvious coverage of calculus from the basics to the level required for the analysis option (and beyond!). The website, however, is a great tool for motivated students to test their understanding.
general mathematics and IT
is the report of a major UK government survey into the effectiveness of IT in the classroom. The report caused somewhat of a storm in educational circles because despite optimistic conclusions, the statistical data seem to imply that IT has brought little, if any, benefits to the quality of education.
is a support site for the TI-83 calculator (popular in mathematics examinations), from which programs can be downloaded.