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 some sites are not Australian. Check carefully to be sure they conform to Australian requirements before use, e.g. spelling, terminology, guidelines, … .
Check for Mathematics competitions and challenges on the Competitions page.
- Connect with Maths
AAMT. ‘There are four Connect with Maths online communities teachers can join’ [Free].
- Student activities
AAMT. ‘Projects may focus on professional development, curriculum development, resource development and the provision of program and policy advice to government’.
- Teach Maths for Understanding
MAV. ‘Aims to help teachers with planning and linking to suitable resources - for all years [Foundation to Year 10]’. You need to be a MAV member.
- Top Drawer Teachers
AAMT. ‘Resources for teachers of Mathematics’.
Education Departments, Boards, Other Bodies, …
‘Our Teaching Modules [Calculate] are still available’.
- Modules for the Senior Curriculum AMSI
‘Each module contains a discussion of a component of the mathematics curriculum for Years 11 and 12. The emphasis is on the content of the Australian Curriculum subject Mathematical Methods’.
- Free online resources for Secondary Schools
An annotated compilation provided as a UQ Library Guide at University of Queensland Library.
- 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
- Links to Mathematical
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 information and links with archived material.
- Mathematicians in Schools
CSIRO. ‘Use these resources for inspiration in your partnership’.
Other Government Bodies
- 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’.
NDLRN. ‘Designed to assist teachers to find, use and adapt teaching and learning materials that are aligned to the mathematics subject area of the Australian Curriculum’.
Link to specific Mathematics resources by using the content descriptors for levels/areas.
- A Maths Dictionary for Kids
Extensive mathematics dictionary for all levels. Descriptor, graphic for each word/phrase selected. From Abacus to Zero.
- Boardworks Maths for Australia
‘Resources for Years 7-8 and 9-10 are comprehensively mapped to the Australian curriculum’. Some free Resources, others fee-based.
- Free Mathematics - How To Library
12 areas of mathematics from Algebra to Trigonometry. Multiple sections, help with specific topics [e.g. Algebra = 17]. Each clearly explained, with examples, while some have downloadable files.
- Great Graphing Resources Grades 1-8
‘Graphs are a part of maths in almost every grade. The biggest advantage of learning how to use graphs is that it makes it easy to display information. Graphs are like pictures that speak a thousand words !’ Information, links to other resources.
- Interactive Mathematics
‘Learn maths 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’.
‘Students completing their final years of high school can download these free maths exams and trial exams produced by itute.com’. Other resources available from the menu at the top, left.
- IXL Maths
‘Completely aligned to the Australian national curriculum, providing comprehensive coverage of each learning objective’. Fee-based but very reasonable.
- Living Maths Book List
‘A collection of living maths books and stories that can be used to teach and/or reinforce various mathematical skills. Divided into categories based on the mathematical skill addressed in the book’.
‘Australia’s most used educational website ! The next generation in learning, helping students enjoy maths and improve their results. Covers Kindergarten to Year 12 curriculum. Less than AU$2 per week’ [per child].
‘Online resource, offering over 175 lessons ideas for mathematics teachers from 0-12’. Free sample tour, but full access is through subscription. Costs are reasonable.
- Maths Games Plus Literacy
Hands-on resources by level, with ACARA reference and NSW Outcome number. Listed by grade level. Fee-based but affordable.
‘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.
- Maths Online
‘A high quality, independent online maths tutoring program based on Australian state curricula for Years 7 - 12. Developed by experienced Australian teachers. Features hundreds of fully animated and narrated maths lessons with over 15 000 exam-style questions to test a student’s mastery of maths’. Fee-based, but reasonable.
‘Provides problem-solving pathways to higher achievement for students in Years 5 to 10’. Available for schools, teachers and students. Fee-based.
- New !
Math Software - Australian Help
Extensive links to a variety of calculators, editors, converters, interactive textbooks and more. They also have a second site, New ! containing a range of Online Tools from Wolfram Alpha.
‘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’. Fee-based.
- Online Teachers’ Resource Network
‘Providing mathematics resources that support curriculum improvement and provide a richer learning experience for students. Prepared by people with classroom teaching experience and trialled and developed in school situations’.
- OTRNet Mathematics Articles
Links to associations, educational bodies,conference papers, lesson resources, Graphic Calculators, Student Sites, more.
- Primary Maths
ABCSplash. Videos, topics, games, more. Secondary Maths up to Year 10 is also found through this page.
‘Contains short animations of mathematical concepts and promotes a visual approach to mathematics’.
- TES Australia - Mathematics
Filter selections using a range of options from Newest to various levels.
- The Math Student
‘Contains notes and materials for HSC and preliminary Maths students. Resources appear to be free though tutoring is obviously fee-based.
- The Western Australian Mathematics Problem Solving Program
‘The program provides mathematics problem-solving classes for mathematically highly gifted students aged 10 to 15, though exceptionally highly gifted students of a younger age can apply. The program is year-long and operates during term-time after school. It is linked to the Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians, a national program of the Australian Mathematics Trust’.
Applications close on 16 September 2016 [for 2017].
- AAA Maths
Several hundred pages of interactive work, games, explanations. USA.
- BBC Learning - Maths
‘Maths learning resources and online courses’ from early years to tertiary level. Archived and no longer being updated. UK.
- Classroom Aid - Resources for Teaching
‘Top free resources for teaching and learning Mathematics’. Annotated links to a range of quality resources. Those involved come from many countries.
- Computer-Based Math.org
‘Building a completely new maths curriculum with computer-based computation at its heart’. Check the Materials page for a range of resources. USA.
- Cool Math Games for Kids [Math Blaster]
‘Browse through hundreds of math worksheets, high quality printables, and a whole repository of resources for students, homeschoolers, teachers, and parents’.
- Cornell Maths Gateway
Secondary resources available through annotated links. USA.
- 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’. USA.
- Easy Math
Free advice and information on a number of mathematics topics appropriate to middle and secondary school. USA.
- How to Make Math
Learning Fun with Microsoft Office
‘Here are the math related templates in the most popular applications included in MS Office. You can download and adapt them to your needs’.
- Just Math Tutorials [Patrick]
‘Making free and hopefully useful maths videos for the world !’. Videos on individual matters grouped under headings of Algebra, Arithmetic, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics, Trigonometry and Miscellaneous. USA.
- K5 Learning
‘Online reading and maths enrichment program for kids’. Includes Free worksheets and Sample Lessons.
- Khan Academy
Select Maths from the subject list, then the specific topic you need.
- Kids Math Games Online
‘FREE maths games, interactive learning activities and fun educational resources that will engage students while they learn mathematics’. USA.
- LTP - Math
Links under headings. Interactive Web Pages, Resources, Fractal Resources, Macintosh Software. USA.
- Math Blaster
Cool Maths Games for Kids [see above]; Fun 3D Virtual World Online. Free online maths games suitable for primary age children. USA.
- Math Central
‘An internet service for mathematics students and teachers’. Canada.
- Mathematics and Science K-12
Link sections from associations to Activities for Kids.
- Mathematics Resources for Teachers
Annotated links under individual headings. Multiple sections. USA.
- Math Games
‘Fun math games are the trick for making a difficult subject become second nature for kids. Try our free math games for kids to build skills in counting, number recognition, shapes, addition, and subtraction’. Education.com. USA.
- Math Planet
‘An online community where one can study maths for free. Take our high school math[s] courses in Pre-algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry’. Includes video material. Sweden [in English].
- Maths for Kids
‘Children can choose from ten levels and different kind of exercises : additions, subtractions, multiplications, divisions, problems, numbers and measuring exercises’.
- 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. Hopefully there should be something for everybody’. USA.
- 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, more.USA.
‘Aim is to help your children with their maths, both at school and at home. Teachers already use our software in over 15 000 schools worldwide !’ Fee-based and also free resources on the site. UK.
- Maths Worksheets
‘Over 2 000 free maths printables that range in skill from grades K-12’. Listed in topic area directories. USA.
- Maths World Cup
‘Online mathematics competition for children’. Multiple levels and activities suited to children ages 6 to 11.
- Math Worksheets Land
‘Tons of printable math worksheets from all grade levels’. USA.
- Mothmatic Math Games
‘Free to use animated Maths games for kids’.
‘Aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners’.UK.
‘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]’. USA.
Described as an ‘interactive Mathematics Encyclopaedia’. Multiple sections. USA.
- Projects for Maths Fairs
Activities for Maths Fun Fairs. CMS Canada.
- 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. Portugal [in English]. Not updated for a while.
Access a range of basic mathematics quizzes on the four operations [scroll down], or make your own in the same areas. You can grade the quizzes and even show the correct answers. USA.
- Songs for Teaching
‘Multiplication and Division Songs [and Raps]; Music for Teaching Multiplication Tables, Skip Counting and Division’. USA.
- Cluefinders Series
Program offered in sections related to school levels. Information for parents, free online assessments, FAQs, sample lessons, more.
- Maths Shareware and Freeware
Based on the Swarthmore index. This provides very cheap software to address specific mathematical areas.
- Superkids Maths Worksheet Creator
- Topology and Geometry Software
- Statistics Resources for
Businesses and Educators
Statistics resources listed under several headings including Statistics for Beginners, Educational Resources, Online Textbooks and Quizzes. USA.
‘Free games designed to improve numeracy. Sumdog’s free maths games cover 100 numeracy topics, at 10 different levels’.
Answers questions about teaching mathematics. Could be used with parents to increase understanding. USA.
Created by ‘practicing secondary mathematics teachers who are publishing [their] best activities, lessons [they] look forward to. These are mostly enquiry based activities and there is a lot involving technology’. Europe.
- 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’. USA.
- Mathematics Lessons - TED-Ed
Based around 5 major Mathematical areas. Worth considering as they require thinking as well as practical mathematics.
- The Math Forum Home Page
Resources, news, topics, ask an expert, Maths Education, Key Issues, tools more. USA. Also check The Math Forum Internet Mathematics Library.
‘Free mathematical activities, puzzles, problems, visual aids, investigations and lots more’. Created by a practising teacher.
‘Dave’s Short Trig Course’. USA.
- Uniform Polyhedra
Information about polyhedra; animated presentations of each. Suitable for use by students. USA.
- Wolfram MathsWorld
Encyclopaedia of information suitable for teachers, students, parents. Interactive wherever possible. USA.