Our vision is to connect, engage, and inspire all students in the Ayer Shirley Regional School District to reach academic excellence. We, the educators of the Ayer Shirley Regional School District, will instill habits of reflection and inquiry to challenge our students in setting ambitious academic and personal goals. Students will develop a strong voice to express thoughts and ideas in the community and the confidence to showcase their talents and successes in preparation for entry into college and the world of work. 

 

10. Art of Problem Solving

Math Levels: pre-Algbera – Algebra (approximately 3rd – 11th grade)
My Favorite Thing: their videos are organized, clear, helpful, and free!

This math website has lots of stuff including math discussion forums, math competition information, and classes students can enroll into… but we especially like their clear videos!

There are tons of videos listed very clearly by subject and subtopic. This image above shows the Algebra videos by chapter. If you were to scroll down on the page, you would see all the numerous videos for each listed chapter.

Once watching a video, a nice guy walks us through problems step-by-step with very clear explanations. As a former math teacher, I approve!

 

9. Education World

Math Levels: K-12th (but seems heavier on K-8th grade)
My Favorite Thing: free downloadable worksheets

Education World presents a variety of math resources that all teachers can use to liven up instruction. “But I’m not a teacher!” you protest. It doesn’t matter! Anyone can take advantage. And parents would be wise to seek out resources that teachers themselves like to pull from.

This site links to www.freeprintableonline.com and has downloadable pdfs of its own on critical thinking, math crossword puzzles, and hands-on math activities like these two shown below.

8. Cliff’s Notes

Math Levels: 2nd-12th (Basic Math through Calculus)
My Favorite Thing: topic reviews and quizzes to follow for practice

When I was in school, Cliff’s Notes were all the rage for students who needed to review a long book before a big test. These little overview books were especially helpful for Shakespeare, if I do say so myself, but now they have Cliff’s Notes for Math!

7. Algebra Help

Math Levels: 7-11th (all about Algebra)
My Favorite Thing: clear at-a-glance table of contents on front page

As soon as you open this page, you see all the topics you can find lessons, examples, and worksheets about. No need to dig deep into the website to figure out what it actually covers.

 

For students just beginning Algebra to students already deeply immersed in it who need a little review on a topic or two, this site shows step-by-step how to attack all the important algebraic concepts.

6. Math Pickle

Math Levels: K-12th
My Favorite Thing: videos and activity resources to do with students

Math Pickle is a great top 10 math website for K-12 math topics. It too seems to be designed with the teacher in mind, but do not let that deter you! Take mini-lessons and do them with your kids! Make it a game. Make it a fun project. They will learn without realizing it (which is the best way to learn – naturally!)

This math website has video support, discussion boards, games that are “hard fun,” inspired (and inspiring) people, and more! 

5. Hooda Math

Math Levels: K-8th
My Favorite Thing: tons of fun online games to practice concepts

Hooda Math is a top 10 math website geared toward helping kids practice and learn through fun computer games. Specific topics the games work with are: addition, subtraction, multiplication, addition, geometry, basic physics, fractions, integers, and algebra.

 

4. Paul’s Online Math Notes

Math Levels: 9-12th+ (Algebra through Calculus III)
My Favorite Thing: “cheat sheets” – nice review study guide reference sheets!

The intent of this site is “to provide a complete set of free online (and downloadable) notes and/or tutorials for classes that [Paul teaches] at Lamar University.” He has written out notes / tutorials on Algebra, Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, and Differential Equations. The notes are simple and easy-to-follow.

Another great feature is there are practice problems for students to solve. The solutions let you click to reveal each step one at at time! That is great! If a student gets stuck half-way through, he or she can check out the next step without revealing the entire solution.

3. Arcademics

Math Levels: K-6th grade
My Favorite Thing: super fun “arcade games” practicing math

This top 10 math website was created with idea of “Academics + Arcade = Fun” in mind! Games are free, multi-player, and educational. And they even designed these games while conscious about online safety. “Private” games can be set up with a password, so a student and his/her friends could organize games to play against each other in a private game! “Public” games can be joined by anyone at anytime but there is no contact between the outside players and the student. They also monitor player names and block inappropriate ones.

 

2. Khan Academy

Math Levels: 3rd-12th+ (basic math through Calculus III) plus ACT & SAT Prep!
My Favorite Thing: videos galore, easy-to-navigate

Growing in popularity around the world, the Khan Academy is full of helpful videos explaining all sorts of math topics (they have videos on other school subjects too). When you login (free forever, they say!) you see a home screen and your child can even take a math pre-test to see where he/she is starting.

From there, you can browse their video library. For math, they cover topics starting around 3rd grade and go through tough subjects such as Trigonometry, Calculus, Statistics, Test Prep, Differential Equations, and more.

There are numerous other neat features about this ever-growing and ever-improving top 10 math website (well, more than just math). We highly encourage parents to explore this site and see how they can use it to their advantage.

 

1. Patrick JMT

Math Levels: 3rd-12th+ (arithmetic through Calculus)
My Favorite Thing: videos galore, easy-to-navigate

The “JMT” in Patrick JMT stands for “Just Math Tutorials.” Math, math, and more math.  Similar to #2 Khan Academy, this top 10 math website has clear math videos on tons of topics. Scroll down their home page and gape!

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