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Resources for all areas of Mathematics from algebra to trigonometry, Maths portals to lessons, interactive activities to games & puzzles,. They should be taken in conjunction with Historical, Biographical and Other Mathematics Systems resources found on the Mathematics page. Unless otherwise stated they are free.

Remember many sites are not Australian. Check carefully to be sure they conform to Australian requirements before use, e.g. spelling, terminology, guidelines, … .

Listed individual resources are suitable for teacher use with all education levels unless specifically indicated otherwise.

Australian Sites

  • 10ticks Maths
    ‘New Maths National Curriculum, Award Winning Resource for Teachers, Tutors, Parents & Students’. Some material is free to download [just register], the remainder is fee-based.
  • A Maths Dictionary for Kids
    Extensive mathematics dictionary for all levels. Descriptor, graphic for each word/phrase selected. From Abacus to Zero.
    Exceptional !
  • Australian CensusAtSchool
    ‘Australian Bureau of Statistics [ABS]. Free internet based data collection and analysis project. Students respond to questions of interest about themselves by completing the CensusAtSchool online questionnaire. The questionnaire response data is then released back to teachers and students providing real, relevant data, for use with the supporting activities across the curriculum in all states and territories’.
    Secondary
  • Free Mathematics - How To Library
    12 areas of mathematics from Algebra to Trigonometry. Each has multiple sections and help with specific topics [e.g. Algebra = 17]. Each is clearly explained, with examples, while some have downloadable files.
    Highly Recommended !
  • Fun and Educational Websites for Kids
    A compilation by Education Queensland of annotated links to sites for numeracy. Other subject areas are also included on this page. Levels and specific aspects of language are also provided. Scroll down to reach this area
  • Great Graphing Resources Grades 1-8
    ‘Graphs are a part of maths in almost every grade. It’s an important topic to learn as it has several advantages. The biggest advantage of learning how to use graphs is that it makes it easy to display information. Very complicated facts and figures can be easily explained when displayed on a graph. Graphs are like pictures that speak a thousand words !’ Information as well as links to other resources.
  • Itute.com
    ‘Students completing their final years of high school can download these free maths exams and trial exams produced by itute.com’. There are also other resources available from the menu at the top, left.
  • Links to Mathematical Resources
    New South Wales Board of Studies. Suitable sites for senior secondary students in General Mathematics. Access past Higher School Certificate papers and syllabus material for all Mathematics, use this page and select “Mathematics” then the level of Mathematics which interests you. Each page provides this information and also links with archived material.
  • Living Maths Book List
    ‘This is a collection of living maths books and stories that can be used to teach and/or reinforce various mathematical skills. The books are divided into categories based on the mathematical skill addressed in the book’.
  • Mathletics
    ‘Australia’s most used educational website ! The next generation in learning, helping students enjoy maths and improve their results. Covers the full Kindergarten to Year 12 curriculum. Less than AU$2 per week’.
  • Maths Games Plus Literacy
    A wide range of hands-on resources by level, with ACARA number and NSW Outcome number. They are listed by grade level. These are fee-based but affordable.
  • Maths@Home
    ‘Maths@Home is the simplified learning approach for students, from pre-primary level to higher grades, giving your child an edge in maths and improving overall confidence. It has worksheet programmes for students from Kindergarten to higher grades’.
  • MathsKit
    ‘Quick links to resources for Mathematics teachers’. Resources include graph paper, calculators, glossary, dictionary, timers, clocks, printables, interactives, games, graphing resources, IWB, other Maths links.
    Well worth visiting.
  • Maths Online
    ‘Maths Online is a high quality, independent online maths tutoring program based on Australian state curricula for Years 7 - 12. Maths Online was developed by experienced Australian teachers. The program features hundreds of fully animated and narrated maths lessons with over 15 000 exam-style questions to test a student’s mastery of maths’. Maths Online is no longer free.
  • MathsRepublic
    ‘Provides problem-solving pathways to higher achievement for students in Years 5 to 10’. Available for schools, teachers and students. Fee-based but costs are very reasonable.
  • MATHTRAK
    ‘MATHTRAK is an online Learning Management Tool based on the Australian National Mathematics Curriculum for Years 5 to Year 10. In addition to helping the learner to develop mastery of the mathematical knowledge of the National Curriculum, MATHTRAK provides a comprehensive mathematical problem solving tutorial available to all students from years 5 to 12 and a fun game to develop fluency with number skills’. Fee-based.
  • Online Teachers’ Resource Network
    ‘Mathematics : OTRNet aims to provide mathematics resources that support curriculum improvement and provide a richer learning experience for students. The materials available through OTRNet have been prepared by people with classroom teaching experience and have been trialled and developed in school situations’.
  • SeeMath.com
    ‘The website contains many professional-quality animations of mathematical concepts with clear explanations. Teachers might like to use this site with their data projector or interactive whiteboard. Students can use this site as a reference or study aid. You can link directly to any animation’.
  • T2 Maths Challenge
    ‘Our maths challenges are about “thinking mathematically” in a fun, collaborative way !’ Present and past challenges. From Country Area Program, NSW.
  • The Math Student
    ‘This site contains free notes and materials for HSC and preliminary Maths students : http://www.themathstudent.com.au/math-notes.html’. Also check the tweets on the home page for further links to information.

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International Sites

  • AAA Maths
    Several hundred pages of interactive work, games, explanations.
  • BBC Learning - Maths
    ‘Maths learning resources and online courses’ from early years to tertiary level.
  • Boardworks Maths for Australia
    ‘Resources for Years 7-8 and 9-10 are comprehensively mapped to the Australian curriculum.With exciting interactive activities and flexible diagrams and graphs, our ready-made, fully customisable maths resources will help your students achieve their full potential’. Some free Resources, others are fee-based.
  • Cornell Maths Gateway
    Secondary resources available through annotated links.
  • Dreambox Teacher Tools
    ‘At DreamBox we’re dedicated to bringing maths to life for all students. So we’ve created these free Teacher Tools - virtual manipulatives that can be used in large- or small-group instructional settings’.
  • Easy Math
    Free advice and information on a number of mathematics topics appropriate to middle and secondary school.
  • Educator’s Reference Desk Resource Guides
    Lesson Plans for Mathematics. Many based on North American programs and require some adjustment.
  • Eisenhower National Clearing House For Mathematics and Science
    Links to sites for resources, lesson plans, etc.. Requires judicious checking for best value.
  • Elevated Maths
    ‘Elevated Maths contains lessons that cover place value, estimation, large digit addition all the way through Algebra I [two years of maths instruction !]. The app comes with two complimentary lessons and one complimentary career video. Teacher notes and student materials for all lessons are free’. The units are reasonably priced.
  • Elevated Math App
    ‘Introducing the Elevated Math app for iPad’. Available on the App Store.
  • Frank Potter’s Gems : Mathematics
    Sites linked to topics and grades.
  • IB Mathematics
    A mix of free and fee-based resources for the IB Maths curriculum.
    Secondary
  • Great Graphing Resources Grades 1-8
    ‘Graphs are a part of math in almost every grade. It’s an important topic to learn as it has several advantages. The biggest advantage of learning how to use graphs is that it makes it easy to display information. Very complicated facts and figures can be easily explained when displayed on a graph. Graphs are like pictures that speak a thousand words !’
  • Interactive Mathematics
    ‘Learn math while you play with it ! Interactive Mathematics uses LiveMath, Flash and Scientific Notebook to enhance mathematics lessons. Topics range from grade 8 Algebra to college-level Laplace Transformations’.
  • Just Math Tutorials [Patrick]
    ‘Making free and hopefully useful math videos for the world !’. There is a vast collection of videos on individual matters grouped under the headings of Algebra, Arithmetic, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics, Trigonometry and Miscellaneous.
    Highly Recommended !
  • Karl’s Calculus Tutor
    12 sections, interactive features and special interest pages.
  • LTP - Math
    Links under headings. Interactive Web Pages, Resources, Fractal Resources, Macintosh Software.
  • Math Blaster
    Cool Math Games for Kids; Fun 3D Virtual World Online. Free online maths games suitable for primary age children.
  • Mathematical Games
    Discover games and puzzles. Some solutions provided. Find out about still unsolved mathematical puzzles.
  • Mathematics and Science K-12
    Links in sections from associations to Activities for Kids. One of similar pages through the Media Centre Internet Index links at the bottom.
  • Mathematics Resources for Teachers
    Annotated links under individual headings. Multiple sections.
  • Math Central
    Resources set out in strands.
  • Math Champ Challenge
    ‘Math Champ Challenge [Common Core Standards] is the latest educational game from award winning INKids Education. It is designed to help strengthen understanding of Common Core mathematical standards for middle school students [Grades 4-7]’.
  • Math Planet
    ‘Math Planet is an online community where one can study math[s] for free. Take our high school math[s] courses in Pre-algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry’. Includes video material.
    Secondary
  • Maths.com : References
    Formulae, history of mathematics, tools.
  • Maths for Kids
    ‘Children can choose from ten levels and different kind of exercises : additions, subtractions, multiplications, divisions, problems, numbers and measuring exercises’. For children aged 6 to 11, year 2 to year 6.
  • Maths Internet Resources
    Collated by teachers. Links to sites classified in groups.
    Primary
  • Math is Fun
    ‘The idea behind the site is to offer mathematics as well as some fun bits and to combine the two wherever possible. The main content of the site is aimed at Kinder to Year 12. However you will find some more complex stuff. Hopefully there should be something for everybody’.
  • Math Nook
    Maths games. A wide range of Maths games, clearly annotated with skills involved. There are also sections covering Fun Stuff, Videos, Worksheets, Teaching Tools and more Children will enjoy while they are learning with these.
    Primary
  • MathsFlash
    ‘MathsFlash is a collection of short activities which link maths to current issues and real-world problems. Each activity consists of a single interactive webpage and takes 1-10 minutes to complete. Two activities are uploaded every day. Each activity is assigned a difficulty rating between 1 and 4, but many of those rated 1 or 2 are suitable for all ability levels’.
  • Mathslessons.com
    ‘Creating the world’s largest collection of Math Lessons providers. All listings are posted by teachers, tutors, instructors. Click on each State, Country, City to find what’s available’
  • Maths Links : Classroom Resources
    Links to appropriate mathematical sites. Check the menus on the right.
    Secondary
  • MathSphere
    ‘MathSphere’s aim is to help your children with their maths, both at school and at home. If you are a teacher or a parent you will find that our expertise in providing quality resources will inspire your children to succeed. MathSphere is a world leader in Maths Education. Teachers already use our software in over 15 000 schools worldwide !’ There are also free resources on the site.
  • Maths References
    Encyclopaedia of information suitable for teachers, students, parents. Interactive wherever possible.
  • Maths Worksheets
    ‘Over 2 000 free maths printables that range in skill from grades K-12. Please use all of our printables to make your day easier. Great for students, teachers, parents, and tutors’. Listed in topic area directories.
  • Maths World Cup
    ‘Online mathematics competition for children’. Multiple levels and activities suited to children ages 6 to 11.
  • Math Teacher Link
    ‘A web-based professional development program for mathematics teachers at the 9-14 grade levels. It provides short courses on the use of technology in teaching mathematics in the areas of Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, and Statistics’.
    Teachers
  • Mothmatic Math Games
    ‘Free to use animated Math games for kids’.
    Primary
  • Mudd, Maths Fun Facts
    ‘Resource for enriching your math courses and nurturing your interest and talent in mathematics ! Each Math Fun Fact is a math puzzle or short article that contains a cool mathematics idea’.
  • Nrich
    ‘Supports teachers and learners of mathematics with thousands of free resources designed to develop subject content knowledge and problem-solving and thinking skills’. Each month there is a major theme which is followed, e.g. Equations. Advice given about stages relevant to levels of schooling.
  • Numbernut
    ‘This site offers an introduction to mathematics and its variety of topics. It’s not just for kids, it’s for everyone [even if you aren’t a number nut]’. Has Basic and Advanced section. You need the Flash plug-in.
  • PDFConverter.com
    ‘A neat tool for converting PDF files into Excel spreadsheets that can be very useful to math teachers, students, statisticians, everyone who works with data reports, etc.. The tool is free, very easy to use and it’s all online’.
  • Prime
    Described as an ‘interactive Mathematics Encyclopaedia’. Multiple sections.
    Secondary, Tertiary
  • Projects for Maths Fairs
    Activities for Maths Fun Fairs.
    Primary
  • Puzzles with Polyhedra and Numbers
    Jorge Rezende. In English. Articles, pages to work with polyhedra, with permutations and/or numbers. All in PDF format and easily re-produced. Other puzzles also in PDF format.
    Secondary
  • Quizzes.cc
    Access a range of basic mathematics quizzes on the four operations, or make your own in the same areas. You can grade the quizzes and even show the correct answers.

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Software

Commercial software. For Freeware and Apps, check the Education Software page.

  • Statistics Resources for Businesses and Educators
    A range of statistics resources are listed under several headings including Statistics for Beginners, Educational Resources, Online Textbooks and Quizzes.
  • Sumdog
    ‘Free games designed to improve numeracy. Sumdog’s free maths games cover 100 numeracy topics, at 10 different levels’.
    Upper Primary, Lower Secondary
  • Teacher2Teacher
    Answers questions about teaching mathematics. Could be used with parents to increase understanding.
  • Teach Maths
    Created by ‘practicing secondary mathematics teachers who are publishing [their] best activities, the lessons [they] look forward to. These are mostly enquiry based activities and there is a lot involving technology as [they] run a one to one laptop program’. Activities appear interesting.
  • Tech Powered Math
    ‘The site has news and information on a variety of maths education technologies. Specifically, it focuses a lot on graphing calculators and has free video tutorials for the TI-84 and TI-Nspire graphing calculators’. American based.
  • The Math Forum Home Page
    Resources, news, topics, ask an expert, Maths Education, Key Issues, tools more. US based. May require modifications for Australian use. Also check out The Math Forum Internet Mathematics Library section.
  • The Maths Internet Guide
    ‘Over 100 top websites carefully chosen for their interactivity, grouped into five search categories ideal for individual learning, homework, classroom discussion or students’ project’.
  • Tiki 3
    ‘A wiki designed for sharing resources and information to help in mathematics teaching for teachers with a focus on secondary schools. Started by PGCE students at the University of Bedfordshire in 2009’.
    Secondary
  • Time Monsters
    A site which doesn't require children to read to learn the time. As well as the activities, there are links to lessons, worksheets, quizzes, more. Access these by clicking on the arrow at the bottom.
  • Trigonometry
    Secondary
  • Uniform Polyhedra
    Information about polyhedra, animated presentations of each. Suitable for use by students.
  • Welcome to the Cornell Theory Centre
    ‘Resources in mathematics and science for educators and students in grades 9-12, although teachers of other levels may find these materials helpful’. Select Mathematics from menu on left.
  • Woodlands Measures Skills
    ‘Created by Woodlands Junior School [UK] for students to improve their maths skills and for teachers seeking mathematics resources’. Links to games, puzzles, activities, more in areas including Time, Measurement, area/perimeter, capacity, angles, weight, money, reading scales.
    Primary
  • Yahoo ! Science : Mathematics
    Links to sites in this area.

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