Lyman A. Budlong Elementary School

2701 W. Foster Ave. Chicago, IL 60625                                                          Office: 773-534-2591    Fax: 773-534-2544


Mathematics Resources


"Not everything that counts can be counted. Not everything that can be counted counts." - Albert Einstein


A+ PLUS MATH 

A fun site where kids grades K-8 can learn math interactively.  Sections: Game Room, Flash Cards, Homework Helper and Worksheets.  Excellent


AAA MATH 

A huge site for basic math skills.  Set up by grade level or math topic.  Challenges and games.  Excellent


ALLMATH.COM – MATH SITE FOR KIDS

A huge site with problems, calculators, converters, flash cards and more.  Sections: Math Tools, Flash Cards, Metric Converter, The Magic Square (game), Math Glossary, Multiplication Table, Metric Conversion Factors and lots of links.  Excellent


CALCULATION NATION – FREE ONLINE MATH GAMES              

A colorful collection of math games for various grade levels.  Students become a citizen of Calculation Nation and can then play all the games.  “The games of Calculation Nation™ are organized around content from the upper elementary and middle grades math curriculum. By becoming a citizen of Calculation Nation™, your child or student will play online math strategy games that allow them to learn about fractions, factors, multiples, symmetry and more, as well as practice important skills like basic multiplication and calculating area — all while having fun.   Use the links below to learn more about each game and to find resources that you can use to help kids uncover the math concepts embedded in the games.”  Membership is free. Outstanding.  Excellent


COOLMATH.COM – AN AMUSEMENT PARK OF MATH

Calculators, games, worksheets, word problems and more.  Sections: Too Cool to Miss; Fractals; Math, etc.; Math Lesson, etc.; Coolmath Link Center; Fractions; Calculators; Graphing Calculators and more.  A fun site that helps kids in grades K-6 learn.  Excellent


FACTOR GAME                              

A math game for grades 6-8.  “The Factor Game engages students in a friendly contest in which winning strategies involve distinguishing between numbers with many factors and numbers with few factors. Students are then guided through an analysis of game strategies and introduced to the definitions of prime and composite numbers.”  Excellent


FIGURE THIS! MATH CHALLENGES FOR FAMILIES

A series of challenges for middle school students and families, all of which involve math.  Note: You must download the software to take the challenges.  Challenges include math computation, measurement, geometric shapes and more.  Includes Teacher and Parent resources in PDF format.  Excellent 


MATH CATS – MATH FUN FOR KIDS

Fun math projects and activities for K-5.  Sections: Math Cats Explore, Math Cats Love Microworlds (projects), Math Crafts, Math Cats Art Gallery, Math Cats Attic and Math Cats Love Mail.  Excellent


THE MATH FORUM – DREXEL UNIVERSITY             

A gateway site to a vast amount of information on math for teachers and students at every level.  Includes problems, puzzles, forums, and more.  Several resources are listed individually on this site.  Excellent


MATH IN DAILY LIFE

Math is used all the time in daily life.  This PBS companion site discusses the use of math in different situations.  Sections: Playing to Win, Savings & Credit, Population Growth, Home Decorating, Cooking by Numbers, The Universal Language, and Related Resources.  Excellent


MATH-KITECTURE – REAL LIFE MATH, ARCHITECTURE AND COMPUTERS    

“Students can become architects in their mathematics classrooms. Math-Kitecture has a number of activities, including "Floor Plan your Classroom," which offer engaging ways for students to study mathematics by doing real-life architecture. Students learn estimation, measuring skills, proportion, and ratios by hand-drafting a floor plan of their classroom to scale.”   Excellent


MATH PLANET – A THINKQUEST SITE

Problem solving, crash courses on Algebra and Geometry, advanced math help, SAT and ACT reviews.  For grades 8 and up.  Excellent 


MATH.COM – THE WORLD OF MATH ONLINE

Homework Help, Ask an Expert, Practice, Calculators & Tools, Games, Store.  Includes: Basic Math, Everyday Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics, Calculus, Advanced Topics, Fractions, Decimals, Integers, Exponents, Inequalities, Percents, and Square Roots.  For K-12  Excellent


THE MATHS FILE GAME SHOW

Online Flash games for math.  Games include: Saloon Snap, Fish Tank, Planet Hop, Late Delivery, Train Race, Builder Ted and more.  Includes a Teachers section. Although they are no longer updating this site, the games still work.  Excellent


THE MINT: IDEAS FOR YOUNG KIDS   

Excellent ideas on helping children understand how to manage money and how our financial systems work.  Includes: The Four Bank System, How Saving Works, Be a Smart Spender and more. Click on Fun for Kids and then on the tabs at the top.   Excellent


PROFESSOR FREEDMAN’S MATH HELP

 “This site provides information about basic math, algebra, study skills, math anxiety and learning styles.”  Although intended for community college students, the math is applicable to younger students also.  Sections: Math Teacher’s Ten Commandments, Ten Ways to Reduce Math Anxiety, Math Videos (online clips), Study Skills Tips, Math Anxiety Test, The Math Student Pledge, Students’ Math Anxiety Bill of Rights, Identify Your Learning Style, My Classroom, Fun Stuff, Elementary Algebra – Student Tutorials, Homework Assignments, and Math Fundamentals- Student Tutorials, Homework Assignments.  Excellent


PURPLE MATH – YOUR ALGEBRA RESOURCE

Lessons and resources for learning algebra.  Excellent


SEEING ISN’T ALWAYS BELIEVING                          

“Enter the world of optical illusions where your eyes may see things that your brain doesn’t understand. Explore how and why you see optical illusions, and discover the many types created over time. Find out how they are a part of art, science, math and our everyday lives. See for yourself how your eyes can fool you by exploring our optical illusion gallery. You may never see things the same again!”  Navigate with the links on the bottom of the screen.  How We See explains how optical illusions work.  The Activities section includes a printable Word Search puzzle, a quiz and more.  Excellent


VISUAL FRACTIONS – AN ONLINE FRACTION TUTORIAL

Online practice in fractions.  Sections: Identify Fractions, Rename Fractions, Compare Fractions, Add Fractions, Subtract Fractions, Multiply Fractions and Divide Fractions.  Excellent


WEBMATH               

Help with math problems.  Sections: Math for Everyone, General Math, K-8 Math, Algebra, Plots & Geometry, Trig. & Calculus, and Other Stuff.  Excellent


MATHCOUNTS                    

“MATHCOUNTS is a national enrichment, coaching and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement in every U.S. state and territory.”  Includes a national competition, problem of the week, student forum and more.  Check this out.  Very Good


MATH FACT CAFÉ

Math worksheets to print out or create your own.  Very Good


THE PROBLEM SITE – PROBLEMS & BRAIN TEASERS     

“Welcome to The Problem Site, a special problem solving site for both students and adults. This site hosts 'Problem Of the Week' and 'Problem of the Month' pages, maintained by educators, mathematicians, puzzle enthusiasts, and others who care about students' ability to think critically.”  Sections: Doug’s Brain Food, Graeme’s Problem of the Month and Mr. T’s Calculus Problems.  You can also search the Problem Archive.  Very Good


FUNBRAIN.COM

Fun, free games for kids includes math games such as Dare to be Square, Mathcar Racing, Math Baseball, and more.  Good


IXL Math

Widely recognized as the Web's most comprehensive math site, IXL offers a dynamic and enjoyable environment for children to practice math. Great – But Subscription Based Website (Not Free)


NATIONAL LIBRARY OF VIRTUAL MANIPULATIVES  

An engaging way to "see" mathematical concepts!


MATH GLOSSARY

Look up math words.