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Mathematics Classroom Resources

This collection of lessons and web resources is aimed at classroom teachers, their students, and students' families.

Statistics in Schools: Math
Resource: Teachers and students (grades K-12)
https://www.census.gov/schools/activities/math.html.html
This U.S. Census Bureau website offers activities geared to different grade levels to help students learn about the importance of math and statistics, using real-life data. Topics include using fractions to compare amusement parks by states and using sample data to make estimates about the U.S. population.

Math Forum
Resource: Educator (grades 4-12)
https://www.nctm.org/mathforum/
Math Forum is a leading online resource for improving math learning, teaching, and communication. The site, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), offers problems and puzzles, online mentoring, math tools, problems of the week, a teacher exchange, and professional development. Students have fun and learn a lot. Educators share ideas and acquire new skills.

PBS Learning Media: Mathematics
Resource: Educators, Students (grades preK-high school and above)
https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/subjects/mathematics/
This website contains thousands of free, high quality videos, interactive games, animations, lesson plans and other digital resources to bring math concepts to live.

Fresh Baked Fractions
Resource: Students (grades 3-4) and Parents
https://www.funbrain.com/games/fresh-baked-fractions
Fresh Baked Fractions, part of the FunBrain.com website, lets kids in grades 4-6 test their fraction skills by reading and answering multiple choice fraction questions. Kids who answer 24 problems correctly can put their name on Fraction Jackson's "List of Master Pie Bakers."

Math Cats
Resource: Educators (elementary) and Students (elementary)
http://www.mathcats.com
This website is a highly interactive site geared to children ages 12 and under. It includes a math art gallery, Microworlds and Logo programming and math questions on a "magic chalkboard." The site also features a teacher section (click on "Site Map and Info") where teachers can get and share ideas for teaching math. Great for kids and teachers for in classroom use.

Statistics Online Computational Resources
Resource: Students (college)
http://socr.stat.ucla.edu
The Statistics Online Computational Resource (SOCR) was established in 2001 to design, implement, validate and freely disseminate new methods and approaches for integration of technology in the educational curriculum. The SOCR Resources including interactives, instructional resources, learning activities and video tutorials, are developed through joint efforts of faculty, researchers and students from various UCLA departments and centers.

Mathematical Moments
Resource: Students (high school and above) and General Audience
http://www.ams.org/publicoutreach/mathmoments/mathmoments
The American Mathematical Society's Mathematical Moments website shows how math affects us all, with examples that range from origami to robotics to fractals through easy to read, one-page presentations. Pod casts are also featured to describe in more detail the concept presented.