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Mathematics Websites

NASA Math simulations
One-minute videos of a professor and student focus on applications of math concepts. Several relate to ratios and algebra. In one, Larry Byrd explains basketball throws in terms of geometry.
www.knowitall.org/nasa/simulations/math.html

Escape from Knab
An interactive game that involves life expenses, investment and choices.
www.escapefromknab.com/index.html

The Food and Restaurant Project
This article describes a food and restaurant project for early elementary students.
http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v7n1/nacif.html  

Project on Pets
Details a project for elementary school students that incorporates math and science.
www.ace.schoolnet.org.za/cd/infomanagement/websites/pets.htm

Angling into Architecture
Account of a project in which students design a modern high school. The idea can be adapted to a room, a lab, a cafeteria, a playground, a skateboarding site, whatever interests students.
www.edutopia.org/geometry-real-world-students-architects  

Singapore Bar Model Site
On this site, students can see step by step how to build a model that shows how numbers in a problem are related. This model enhances students’ ability to figure out how to solve problems. Problems are designated by grade level.
www.singaporemathteacher.com/

NCTM Figure This! Math Challenges for Families
This site has multiple problems aimed at the middle school level. The material can be accessed online, printed or purchased as a CD. Answers to problems are provided.
www.figurethis.org/

NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)
There are many resources for all grade levels accessible through the Illuminations site.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/

Feed the Pig
A financial literacy program for grades 4, 5 and 6 that can be approached as a project. The project teaches responsibility with money and focuses on shopping and saving.
www.FeedthePig.org

Math in Children’s Literature
Site from NCTM gives links and lesson ideas for connecting math to children’s literature.
www.mathcats.com/grownupcats/ideabankmathandliterature.html