Real World Math

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Reel Math Challenge

December 21, 2011 -- Submitted by Harley, a parent from San Diego, CA, who is affiliated with the site.

This site hosts an online math video contest, where students and their teachers or coaches work together to create their own unique videos showing how they use math in the real world, encouraging creativity, problem solving and effective application of math concepts. Created by MATHCOUNTS, a nationwide organization that inspires excellence, confidence and curiosity in U.S. middle school students through fun and challenging math programs, this site aims to get students excited about math.

Mindfish

December 6, 2010 -- From Bill, a reader, from Boulder, CO, who is affiliated with the site.

By combining online learning games, educational wikis, and video instruction, mindfish.com builds custom courses for high school students seeking to master the SAT and boost their chances of college admissions. As students complete quizzes on Facebook and mindfish.com, mindfish guides them to focused video and text lessons to help them master the most important concepts on the test. Students can also learn important SAT vocabulary words with Video Vocab, a quirky set of short videos that define words through popular movie and YouTube clips. Gone are the days of endless test prep books and boring group classes. By delivering test preparation materials in an accessible, enjoyable, and targeted manner, mindfish hopes to help students of all backgrounds realize their college dreams.

Created in 2009 by two graduates of Stanford University with deep experience in test preparation, mindfish uses powerful new web technologies to deliver quality educational content to students around the globe.

Mental Math Master

November 30, 2007 -- From Mac, a reader, from England, who is affiliated with the site.

Mental math is growing in popularity and most schools now include mental math lessons as part of the curriculum. But how can you help your kids pass their mental math exams with ease, develop a real head for numbers, and even learn to enjoy math? Mental Math Master contains many free tutorials to show anyone how to add, subtract, multiply, divide, figure percentages, fractions and decimals, all without using a calculator or paper and pencil.

MathRealm

November 13, 2000 -- From Gisele Glosser, a reader from Ossining, NY who is not affiliated with the site

MathRealm.com provides hundreds of math lessons, learning tools and exploration activities that can be integrated into an online syllabus for tracking student progress. Educators can easily create worksheets for students to complete online that are automatically graded. Their graphing whiteboard allows students to share equations, tables, plots, and graphs in real-time.

Maths Year 2000

September 21, 2000 -- From Ron Knott, a reader from England who is not affiliated with the site

Try the growing UK site especially set up for International Maths Year to get more kids into Maths. It’s got some nice ideas I think your readers will like.

The Golden Ratio (thinkquest.org)

August 16, 2000 -- From S.T., 16 years old from Washington DC, USA who is affiliated with the site

This does not focus so much on the math aspect of the golden ratio as it does on the more human aspects. There is a glossary to help younger kids along with more difficult terms, but for the most part, the site is for late elementary aged students and up. The section on aesthetics and the golden ratio is especially strong, relating the principles of the number to architecture such as the Great Pyramids of Egypt.

Math.com – The World of Math Online

February 28, 2000 -- a reader from Los Angeles who is affiliated with the site

Students can find free homework help and lessons. Teachers can find lesson plans and great classroom resources. Parents can access information about family math activities and math products. And it’s not all serious stuff – we have pages of cool math stuff, interactive math applets, and puzzles.