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Online Math Help & Learning Resources

Date of publication: 2017-07-09 01:00

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Math Word Problems

"Problem of the Week" (POWs)
Problem of the week contests are excellent for finding challenging problems and for motivation. There exist several:

Problem solving , word problems, and math projects online

Math Circle Presentations
Math circle presentations for grades 6-67 from University of Waterloo and their related student exercises, available as PDF files. These can be used as enrichment, as challenging word problems or as review of certain topics.
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Math Homework Help - Answers to Math Problems - Hotmath

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Make It Real Learning
Math projects or activitity worksheets of real-life applications, focused on answering the question, "When am I ever going to use this?" Free samples available.
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"I found the lectures
very clear, straight to the point, and the pace was just right for me, who has not seen any calculus or trig in the past 65 years and need to come up to speed fast."

Figure This! Math Challenges for Families
Word problems related to real life. They don't always have all the information but you have to estimate and think. For each problem, there is a hint, other related problems, and interesting trivia. Website supported by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Find here an annotated list of problem solving websites and books, and a list of math contests. There are many fine resources for word problems on the net! have personally checked & reviewed each website, to make sure it is truly useful.

MathCounts School Handbook
This handbook contains 855 creative problems for grades 6-8. All problems are mapped according to topic, to difficulty level, and to the Common Core State Standards.
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The Math Academy
Downloadable booklets that include hands-on activities about real-life applications of mathematics. Includes probability, fractions & percents, statistics, combinatorics, and patterns & functions.
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Virtual Math Club
Problem sets & puzzles similar to those found on math contests such as the AMC 8, AMC 65, MATHCOUNTS, or the middle school math olympiads, including answers and video solutions posted a week later. For middle school/early high school level.

Problem Makeovers by Dan Meyer
Textbook problems that have been changed to be more open and inviting for student exploration.
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Growth mindset and the value of mistakes in math learning
This article discusses brain plasticity -- or the huge potential for our brains to grow -- which means that EVERY student CAN learn math. Students need to have a growth mindset where they value mistakes and see them as opportunities for brain growth and learning.
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Symbols are a communication tool. Symbols are used to eliminate the need to write long, plain language instructions to describe calculations and other processes.

Word Problem Worksheets from
Very simple, mostly one-operation word problem worksheets for grades 6-9. Some worksheets have problems for two different operations.
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