The Best Sites That Students Can Use Independently And Let Teachers Check On Progress is a “The Best…” list that can come in very handy for teachers and for students. It lists free sites where teachers can register their students, and both can keep track of their progress. They can be useful for reinforcing concepts and language learned in the classroom. Most, thought not all, of the sites on that list focus on English.
I thought a similar list targeting sites that let teachers and students do the same with Math could be useful. I know that over the years I’ve seen a number of them, but never bothered to bookmark the sites.
So I put out a call blog and on Twitter for suggestions. Here is what people recommended, and I hope others will contribute more (some are free, while others charge):
Brad Wilson suggests that another for both ELA & math assessments is Easy CBM.
Bryan Corcoran said: One site that I’ve found to be quite beneficial is ThatQuiz.org. Toying around has found quite a variety of items to introduce and review with the students, and it catalogs quite a bit of data, making it easy to pinpoint individual problems, as well as class issues with specific math concepts.
comes from Tracy Macfarlane: I love xtramath.org. It is a free site that helps kids master their math facts. Initially, the student takes an assessment quiz of what they already have mastered as indicated by a response of 3 seconds or less. Each consecutive session is based on the outcome of the previous assessments. It takes about 5 minutes a day, provides corrective feedback, visuals for goal setting, and can be used for the whole class or set up at home by a parent.
A big thanks to Kelvin Hartell, who let me know about Study Ladder. It has impressive literacy, science and math interactives, and teachers can set-up “classrooms” to keep track of student work. Plus, it’s free!
You can apparently set up virtual classes at Khan Academy though, of course, there are other issues with Khan (see The Best Posts About The Khan Academy).
Thanks to reader Michelle Anthony, I’ve learned about ScootPad. It lets teachers set-up virtual classrooms to monitor student progress in grad one-to-three reading and math lessons. And it’s free.
Sumdog offers lots of online math games, and also lets you create a virtual classroom for your students.
XtraMath joins a fairly lengthy list of sites that students can use for math practice and have teachers monitor their progress. You can read more about it at Richard Byrne’s blog.
I’m not convinced that the world needs another site where students can practice math and have teachers track their progress, but there’s a new one in town called KnowRe. I’ll let math teachers judge the videos and exercises on the site. It’s free — at least for now.
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Delta Math is an online math site that lets teachers create free virtual classrooms. You can read more about it at Richard Byrne’s blog. Bobson Wong has also written an extensive post about it that is worth reading.
Math Games is a free site for…math games that lets teachers create virtual classrooms and monitor student progress.
ASSISTments lets you create free virtual classrooms where students can learn math.
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Splash Math is a new site that lets teachers create free virtual classrooms.
Tailor-Ed is a math tool where teachers can create virtual classrooms.
I Know It is a math site for younger learners where teachers can create virtual classrooms.
MangaHigh looks like an interesting game-based site to teach math. You can start with a free trial, but I couldn’t find how much it costs to use it regularly
KnowledgeHook is yet another online math tool where teachers can create virtual classrooms.
Splash Learn is a “gamified” online K-5 math program that’s free for teachers.
bytelearn is a free, and interesting looking, tool to help students learn math. It provides a problem, and then guides a student step-by-step to solving it.
Here’s a video about it:
Edia has online math worksheets.
Boddle Learning is yet another math online tool where teachers can create virtual classes and monitor student progress.
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Khan Academy is top of my list – free and excellent. Next would be Mathletics which is fantastic but fee-based.
Khan Academy is my #1 due to the age range and appropriateness for really advanced gifted kids. Sokikom is my #2 for elementary age – really engaging. Both previously named but worth reinforcing!
Check out http://www.sophia.org/ . A good place for parents to refresh their math skills as well.
I have started putting websites that I feel are useful for students for self study here:
Mathletics was mentioned above but as the comment says – that costs money! There are excellent free alternatives. See this post for several: http://colleenyoung.wordpress.com/2012/03/08/world-maths-day-withdrawal-symptoms/
Khan Academy for sure is the number 1 choice but recently I have found my new love for brightstorm.com and learner.org. I’m also trying to build a quiz website but that would take a long time.
I found a website called chilimath.com. It has useful basic algebra lessons.
I found praktick.com interesting site to brush up maths skills online with unlimited questions.
You might also like http://www.mathspad.co.uk – many free resources, interactive tests and you can create pupil accounts to check how they are getting on with the tasks if you subscribe.
You might also try http://www.shelovesmath.com – From Counting through Calculus, a practical approach to Mathematics with easy-to-understand examples.
You should try http://www.RichMaths.com. It´s built to motivate children towards a happy and easy way to learn maths online.
Kids study independently with tutorial videos and pocket money rewards to boost the fun factor. National Curriculum for ages 5-18.
List of Good websites for Learners of maths.
I also like these for high school maths:
You may enjoy this website for math worksheets and flashcards:
We have used mobymax.com in our district and it has been very well received by most of our staff.
Here is an adaptive learning platform to practice math worksheets online @ http://begalileo.com
For more maths practice for competitive exams you can visit http://www.lofoya.com/
Check out https://www.zearn.org! I supported teachers and students in my district who piloted it last year. We started with 7 teacher’s trying it out and now there’s over 60 this year! I’d be happy to share more info with anyone interested!
These sites should be part of any math list :
Another great website to add to the list is Beestar. It is a great website that has a lot of resources for reading and math. Our kids have been using it for years and they’ve really enjoyed it. It’s also helped improve their overall scores!
We’ve really liked Beestar too! The kids used other resources and none of them really stuck other than Beestar. It also has a great online math competition and the kids love it.