Showing posts with label Free Math Help. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Free Math Help. Show all posts

Monday, November 12, 2012

Math Lessons Using Google SketchUp

3DVinci's SketchUp page has some very good resource for mathematics teachers, particularly Geometry teachers. 3DVinci presents a collection of mathematics projects that students can do using Google SketchUp. If you've never used SketchUp, don't worry. 3DVinci hosts video tutorials that will show you everything you need to know to get started using Google SketchUp to teach mathematics.

Applications for Education 
3DVinci's SketchUp projects could be a good resource for teachers who are looking for lesson ideas that will get their students to think about mathematics in a way that isn't just numbers and equations on paper (virtual or physical).

Friday, January 13, 2012

A Math Lesson from an NBA Legend

Dan Meyer shared this video earlier on Twitter and I just have to pass it along. NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal is now a host on TNT's Inside the NBA show. Last night he had a little trouble calculating percentages. I used Embed Plus to queue-up the video to the section in which he struggles with the calculation.



Applications for Education
Queue-up the video and show it to your students. Stop it before the correct answer is explained to Shaq and ask your students why Charles Barkley is laughing at Shaq's comment.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Daum Equation Editor - An Equation Editor in Your Browser

On the home page of the Google Chrome Web Store this morning I saw the Daum Equation Editor. The Daum Equation Editor is a free, online tool for quickly writing equations that you can save as text or images to use in documents. You can use the equation editor by typing on your keyboard and or selecting symbols from the Daum Equation Editor's menu.

Here is a short video demonstration of the Daum Equation Editor.


Applications for Education
If you or your students need to write-out equations on a computer, but you're not sure which keyboard combinations produce which symbols, the Daum Equation Editor could be a handy tool for you.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Ten Marks for Educators - Online Math Instruction

Ten Marks, an online mathematics tutoring service, recently launched a free program for teachers. The new Ten Marks for educators is designed to be a supplement to classroom instruction, not a replacement for it.

Ten Marks provides educators with an online forum in which they can assign mathematics practice problems to students and track their students' progress. If a student gets stuck on a problem he or she can open a tutorial to help him or her through the problem. Ten Marks provides teachers with the option to CC parents on the assignments sent to students. The online curriculum provided by Ten Marks can be aligned to the state standards a teacher chooses.

Learn more about Ten Marks here and in the video below.



Applications for Education
As mentioned above, Ten Marks is designed to be a supplement to classroom instruction. What I like about Ten Marks is that unlike traditional mathematics homework assignments in which a student is left on his own when he gets stuck, Ten Marks provides a way for students to get help to work through a tough problem.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

More than 2000 Free Mathematics Tutorials

Brightstorm is a provider of online study materials for mathematics as well as ACT and SAT preparation. The ACT and SAT preparation materials are not free, but the mathematics tutorials are free. The mathematics tutorials are videos featuring mathematics teachers explaining and demonstrating how to solve mathematics problems. There are tutorial videos covering Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus. The videos can be viewed on the Brightstorm site or you can embed them into your blog or wiki as I have done with the video below.


Applications for Education
Brightstorm could be a great resource for middle school and high school mathematics students in need of mathematics help when they are away from your classroom. To view some videos students will need to create a Brightstorm account or login using the Facebook connect option on Brightstorm. By logging-in students have the opportunity to post questions to the discussion areas of Brightstorm.

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Need Math Help? Try Wolfram Alpha

Wolfram Alpha is an interesting search engine because of the unique tasks it can perform. In my limited use of Wolfram Alpha I have found that it really shines when you're searching for demographic data sets. Yesterday, I discovered that Wolfram Alpha has a function that will walk you through the steps of solving an equation. To use this function, enter your equation then click the "show steps" link that appears in the solution box. You can read more about this function on the Wolfram Alpha blog. If you're not familiar with Wolfram Alpha, you may want to watch these videos.











Applications for Education
Wolfram Alpha's "show steps" function could be a great aid to students when they are working on mathematics homework assignments and cannot access you for assistance.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Tutor USA - Math Lesson Videos

Tutor USA is a site that offers a variety of useful links for mathematics teachers. In addition to free worksheets and lesson plans, Tutor USA has built a nice collection of video tutorials. The videos in the collection come from sources like YouTube, Blip.tv, and TeacherTube. Some of the videos are quick how-to videos while others are longer lecture-style explanations of mathematics concepts.

Applications for Education
Tutor USA could be a could source of supplementary materials for middle school and high school mathematics courses. The organization of Tutor USA's video section leaves a bit to be desired so I would find videos on Tutor USA then embed them into my classroom blog or website.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

School Math Prep - Free from Sylvan

I received an email today from a representative of Sylvan Learning Centers. The email was promoting Sylvan's new, free web product, School Math Prep. Despite the fact that this is clearly a move on Slyvan's part to recruit more customers, I think that the service they're providing for free in the form of School Math Prep is worth sharing on Free Technology for Teachers.

The School Math Prep website doesn't tell you much about the service other than providing you with a link to contact a Sylvan representative to access the service. The press release about School Math Prep indicates that the service will offer free video tutorials demonstrating problem-solving strategies. The videos can be located by searching for keyword, concept, or textbook. Depending upon how many titles are supported, the textbook search option could be useful for students who cannot articulate the term or concept with which they are struggling.

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Math Links You Might Have Missed

Free Technology for Teachers has recently seen a spike in the number of subscribers and daily viewers so I thought it would be appropriate to share some of the more popular links in various subject areas. I'm going to start this "links you might have missed" series with Mathematics links because I received an email today asking for some recommendations for using technology in the Mathematics classroom.

Math TV - Video Mathematics Lessons (blog review) (direct link)

Ghost Blasters, Math Blasters (blog review) (direct link)

Math Factor Podcast (blog review) (direct link)

Math Moves U (blog review) (direct link)

Math A Tube (blog review) (direct link)

The Numeracy Project (blog review) (direct link)

Who Wants Pizza? (blog review) (direct link)

Mathway - Step by Step Math Help (blog review) (direct link)

Mudd Math Fun Facts (blog review) (direct link)

Mathematics in the Movies (blog review) (direct link)

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Free Math Help

Every time I find a website like Free Math Help I wish that the Internet had been readily accessible to me as a high school student because my mathematics grades could have used the free help. Free Math Help, as the name implies, offers students free mathematics tutorials. Tutorials are available as text based lessons or narrated video lessons. Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, and Statistics tutorials are available for free to students. If, after watching the tutorials students have more questions, students can head over to the message boards to ask clarifying questions.

Applications for Education
Free Math Help is a good resource for middle school, high school, and some undergraduate students to find mathematics help when you're not available. If you're a mathematics teacher, Free Math Help is a good website to link to your class blog or website.