Monday, January 16, 2006

Math Tutorials for the Numerically Challenged that are Fun and Free!

I have often had to come to grips with the fact that my math skills are not quite up to par. Perhaps it is the result of shrinking gray matter that comes with age. However, I prefer to regard it as temporary memory loss that comes with too busy a schedule to take the time to work things out on paper, thus relying too heavily on the calculator on my iPaq for long calculations.

In my quest to brush up a bit, I found that there are quite a few really helpful math web sites in cyberspace. Admittedly, some are way over my head now, but are going to be helpful to many of you and/or your children/students.

So exercise your gray matter and add on!

Abstract Algebra OnLine: A text on abstract algebra.

Algebra Help
Here is a nice site with lots of resources for Algebra. They have lessons, calculators and worksheets.

Basic Math Concepts and Fundamentals
: This site covers scientific notation, metric system, significant digits, graphing, algebra, logs and antilogs, etc.

Basic Math Tutorials
: On this page you will find links to math tutorials on basic math topics authored by students to help others having difficulty with mathematics.

BMCC Math Tutorials: These tutorials are designed to serve as a quick reference and general review source for basic mathematics skills and knowledge. The topics covered within these pages include basic concepts which need to be mastered before further training in mathematics can be undertaken. From this page you can select a link to a general topic, or you can go to the detailed index if you are looking for a specific sub-topic.

CollegeAlgebraTutorial: A simple frame based site with examples and sol8utions for basic algebra.

Cut the Knot!
: This site contains solutions to quite a few challenging problems including the 12 coins (or bags of gold) problem.

Dave's Math tables
: Dave has an extensive collection of math theorems, tables, identities, proofs, and graphs.

Dave's Short Trig Course: A short course in trigonometry.

Dr. Howard Ufigure's Math Tutorials Algebraic Thinking Probability: Dr. Howard Ufigure's Math Tutorials, Data Analysis, Geometry. Try Dr. Ufigure's Simple Statistics Tutorial, or How to find range, mean, median and mode!

Dr. Math Another free help site and like MathNerds won't just work your homework for you! The Dr. Math FAQ answers a lot of the frequently asked questions in math.

Equation Grapher
This is a nice (and free) program for graphing basic graphs. They also have a program that can do regression analysis.

Free Math Help
This is a forum in which you can get help in Algebra, Geometry and Calculus. You need to register, but the registration is free.

Geometric Formulas
Here are a variety of geometric formulas from Dr. Math.

: Here there are extensive links to many math subjects such as algebra, geometry, topos, math online books, etc.

Graphing Calculator
: This is a really nice graphing program. It is capable of graphing in 2 or 3 dimensions and it capable of dealing with all the standard coordinate systems that you're liable to run across in a calculus course. The only drawback is that it does cost, but it's much cheaper than other programs with it's graphing capabilities.
: This site has both help services as well as software.

How do I Compute my Grade?
A really nice page showing you how to basic grade computations. In particular they answer the age old question of "What do I need on the final to get a grade of X?".

How will this help me in "real" life?
: That question is the bane of all teachers. Go to this site to get a jump start in answering this question.

Karl's Calculus Tutor
: This is an online calculus text. A site dedicated to providing revolutionary ways for students, parents, teachers, and everyone to learn math. Combining educationally sound principles with proprietary technology, offers a unique experience that quickly guides the user to the solutions they need and the products they want. These solutions include assessment, on-demand modular courses that target key math concepts, 24/7 live online tutoring, and expert answers to math questions. In addition to solutions, offers exploratory and recreational introductions to the world of math that will lead to deeper understanding and enjoyment. The range of services, products and solutions offered makes the single source for all math needs. is a division of Leap of Faith Financial Services Inc.

Math 911: This is a nice program for help in Algebra.

Math Archives: A comprehensive site for mathematics on the Internet: Teaching materials, software, WWW links organized by Mathematical Topics. Searchable database.

Math Education Web Resources
: This is a HUGE directory. Learn about Math with tutorials, calculators, formulas and more.

Mathfiles: Enter the Math Files web site to learn about graphing various mathematical functions. Read about 2-D Graphing, Trigonometry, 3-D Graphing, and Calculus. Visit the 3-D Graph Gallery to view graphs that are complex and interesting to see. Learn the concepts of roots, Sigma Notation, and Pascal's Triangle.

Math for Morons like Us
: I'm not thrilled with the title of this web site, but it is a good site. Have you ever been stuck on math? If it was a question on algebra, geometry, or calculus, you might want to check out this site. It's all here from pre-algebra to calculus. You'll find tutorials, sample problems, and quizzes. There's even a question submittal section, if you're still stuck. A formula database gives quick access

Math Goodies: Free math help, interactive math lessons, homework
: Features interactive math lessons, homework help, worksheets, puzzles, message boards, and newsletters.

Math Mojo: As
Professor Homunculus says, he is "helping people understand basic math and think in effective, useful ways. Perfect for beginners, students, parents and teachers."

MathNerds: A free math help site. They won't do your homework for you. They will ask you to tell them what you've already tried and what you don't understand.

Mathematics Help Central
There are a variety of lecture notes on this site.

Mathematics Tutorials and Problems (with applets)
: An interactive site to explore topics in mathematics through free tutorials and problems with answers.

Math Planet: Math Planet is web site dedicated to the advancement of mathematics. Targeted towards high school students, there are many different categories, including Basic Algebra and Geometry, advanced Algebra and Trigonometry, SAT and ACT.

Math World
: Here is an online math encyclopedia.

Mathematics WWW Virtual Library: "An Internet-wide collection of mathematics related resources, hosted and maintained by the FSU Department of Mathematics."

Online Glossary of Technical Notation: A glossary for mathematical notation.

Paul's Online Math Notes: I am particularly impressed with this site created by a teacher for his students. It is loaded with "cheat sheets" and "tables" in .pdf format. Class notes for every lesson in html and pdf format.

Peanut Software: This is a nice collection of free programs. Included are programs that will do basic statistics computations, discrete math computations, matrix computations, graph geometric figures, graph fractals, and a general function grapher.

Print Free Graph Paper
: A variety of graph papers that you can print for free. This is another source of graph paper that you can print for free. There aren't as many kinds here as the previous link, but these include headers for you to put information.

Professor Symancyk's Lessons
: A great set of Algebra lessons.

: This site is a great site with lots of resources and links relating to Algebra.

S.O.S Mathematics
: Information about a large variety of topics from Algebra to more advanced math course.

S.O.S Math Forum
: S.O.S Math's forum for getting help for a wide variety of classes. In order to post a question you'll need to register, but it's free.

Statistics at Square One
: An online Statistics book.

The Free Information Society
: This is an excellent site devoted to free information. They have lots of information and you should check it out if you get a chance.

The Mathematical Atlas
: gives descriptions of math of the the various areas of modern mathematics.

The Math of Geography
: This site is about how mathematics is used in geography. To study and understand geography requires a knowledge of certain mathematical skills. It has examples of situations in which math and geography are used together. There is a problem solving section. Students can solve real and creative geography problems using mathematics.

Vector Math Tutorial for 3D Computer Graphics
: This is a tutorial on vector algebra and matrix algebra from the viewpoint of computer graphics. It covers most vector and matrix topics needed to read college-level computer graphics text books. Most graphics texts cover these subjects in an appendix, but it is often too short. This tutorial covers the same material at greater length, and with many examples.

Please respond with any other sites you think are useful for math!

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At 1/24/2006 12:40 AM, Blogger Headmistress, zookeeper said...

The Fourth Carnival of Homeschooling is up at The Common Room, and this post is in it. Thanks for participating! If you could mention it on your blog, we'd all be very grateful!

At 1/26/2006 9:00 PM, Blogger Maria Miller said...

Another math site to your list:
Homeschool Math
Free worksheets, math teaching tips articles and lessons, homeschool curriculum guide, online resources list (organized by topics), cheap elementary math ebooks.

At 1/28/2006 10:16 AM, Blogger ~Patricia~ said...

Wow! Thanks!

At 1/29/2006 12:27 AM, Blogger An Educational Voyage said...

Thanks, Headmistress, zookeeper, there were great articles in the Carnival. Super job!

Great link Maria. Thanks!

Particia, is is my pleasure!

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