Cool Math Web Sites for Kids

cool math websites

Cool Math Websites for Kids

Get your students out onto the Internet to
discover excellent Math Websites.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What makes a Math Website 'cool' or 'good'?

How good are the games for teaching skills?

Is their a place for 'drill and practice'?

Get your students to find 'cool math websites' and evaluate them.

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Task:

1. Explore a few math websites that might get your students thinking.
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2. Send the students to explore the Internet to find a math website that they think they would benefit from. NB It sometimes helps to brainstorm possible search terms before they begin.

3. Have the children write a blog post review on the site they discover.

The review may contain comments in relation to:

- Why do you think this is such a 'cool math website'?
- What knowledge is presented?
- How is this site better than traditional book learning?
- How is the site presenting skills in a way that couldn't normally be done in the classroom?
- How has the site made use of multimedia technologies?
- Is the language used child friendly but not 'dumbed down'?
- Can you choose a level of skill to meet your needs?
- How might the site foster positive attitudes towards learning math?
- Does the use of graphics help you learn maths or distract you?
- Is this a website you can work on by yourself or do you need a way to check what you are learning?

4. Create your own class 'Star Rating System' to rate websites.
Maybe you could use this Book Review Website I put together a few years ago with a class as a model.

5. Invite other students from classes around the school and around the world to comment on the student reviews.

Just a Little Aside - This is a great way to introduce class teachers to the variety of math resources available on the Internet. It can show them a way of 'working smarter not harder' and the task can also prompt a lot of discussion on what constitutes 'Quality Teaching' in Mathematics.


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