# Whatcom Community College

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### Assessment

Assessment Research: Online Math Center links to assessment research and position papers.

California Department of Education: Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program: Mathematics assessment testing in Califfornia K-12 schools.

Oregon Department of Education Mathematics Content Standards: Math assessment resources for Oregon State.

International Study Center: The International Study Center at Boston College is dedicated to conducting comparative studies in educational achievement.

WA State Math Assessment (SPI): WA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Math Assessment Updates, Educator Resources, Teacher Resource Tool, Test and Item Specifications, End-of-Course Crosswalks, Related items, and Performance Level Descriptors.

### Lessons

Algebra Lessons and Worksheets: Site for Oswego City School District Regents Exam Preparation, but provides teaching resources for use in classroom.

Algebra to Calculus Dr. Singleton’s Math Site: Mathematica demos for Multivariate Calculus and other math classes. Requires FREE Mathematica Player. Site maintained by Dr. Lee Singleton, Whatcom Community College mathematics department.

Basic Math AAA Math: Lessons related to basic math skills, telling time, measurement, geometry, algebra. Online interactive practice problems.

Calculus on the Web. "COW" @ Temple University: COW is an internet utility for learning and practicing calculus. It was designed at Temple by two members of the Temple University Mathematics Department, Gerardo Mendoza and Dan Reich.

C.I.E.S.E. Projects: Lessons from The Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education.

Copyright © Stevens Institute of Technology.

Cornell Theory Center: Math and Science Gateway: Excellent site for teaching materials, flash cards, homework help, mini-lessons, applications and more. Grade levels: K-12 and Community College.

Differential Equations (Web Resources) Math Forum: Maintained by Drexel School of Education. Site includes Classroom materials for teachers and students, Software for differential equations, Internet projects, Public forums.

Dimensional Analysis: (AAA Math): Measurement operations for students in grades K-8, featuring interactive practice and challenge games.

Dimensional Analysis: Medical Metric Conversions (UK and US): Apothecary / Metric and Other Conversion Equivalents; Drug Administration Times; Common Terms and Abbreviations. The measurements given here are based on Imperial / UK units. Standard USA units are slightly different and are marked. Site maintained by Roger Walker of Simetric Co.uk.

Dimensional Analysis (Regents Exam): Donna Roberts´ Metric Tutorial/ Lessons for New York Regents Exams related to conversions using ratio and proportion.

Dimensional Analysis: Weather Converter: MSDS Site. Definition of Fahrenheit, Celsius, Kelvin, Rankine, and Reaumur scales. Enter value for F convert to C, K, or other unit.

Educational Freeware: Reviews of free learning games, software, and websites.

Engineering: Teach Engineering: "The Teach Engineering digital library provides teacher-tested, standards-based engineering content for K-12 teachers to use in science and math classrooms...you don´t need knowledge of engineering to use these curricula."

4-8^{th} Grade: Math League: This is a help resource for 4th through 8th grades. Percentages, whole numbers, signed numbers, fractions, metric. Select a link and scroll down page to see the lesson.

Fractals Unit for Elementary and Middle School: Why study fractals? What are they? How to make them. Copyright 1996-2004 by Cynthia Lanius of Rice University.

Fun Mathematics Lesson Plans: Pre-made lessons plans for math and pizza, infinite series, ratios, pattern blocks and more. Select from a wide range of activities for elementary, middle, and high school students.

Graphing by David Lippman: Interactive graphing experiences. Some require free plug-in.

Greening Schools: Lesson Plans that incorporate "green" issues and applications. Greening Schools was a joint project between the Illinois EPA and the Waste Management Research Center.

Houghton Mifflin Mathematics for Teachers: Math exercises, test taking, brain teasers by K-6 grade level. Math Center support by State from drop down menu. Maintained by Houghton Mifflin Publishers.

Illuminations: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics site consisting of many excellent resources for teachers.

Interactive Tutorials (Book 7): Site is divided into 22 units: Logic, Arithmetic, Graphs, Angles, Linear Equations, more. Scroll down through the list of topics and select specific lessons to study. Each lesson is interactive.

Interactive Tutorials (Book 8): Eight interactive units: Mathematical Diagrams, Factors, Pythagoras´ Theorem, Rounding and Estimating, Data Analysis, Nets and Surface Area, Ratio and Proportion, and Brackets. Part of Mathematics Enhancement Program site.

K-12 Math.com: Lesson Plans, Classroom Resources, Career Information, Standards, Free Stuff , Links to other websites. Copyright: Math.com.

K-12 MATHguide Help Center: Online lessons, tutorials, worksheets, and resources for K-12 Math.

Math Concepts: Frank Potter's Gems: Links to many other web sites illustrating math concepts.

Mathematics Enhancement Program: Broad scope of mathematics curriculum and lessons developed as part of the Mathematics Enhancement Program as part of the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching (University of Exeter). MEP was funded principally by the Garfield Weston Charitable Foundation.

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching Site contains archived materials including assignments that teachers may use at no charge. Link is to search site where user may enter information to search for materials related to a math topic, grade level, and classroom use.

Metric Program: NIST: Program sponsored by The National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce´s Technology Administration.

Multiplication: Site contains a variety of methods for learning multiplication and algebraic laws. There are quizzes, self tests, practice tests, games videos. Site (Multiplication.com) copyright by Krimsten Publishing.

New Teachers: Terri Husted´s Homepage: A Homepage for New (And Not So New) Math Teachers... This homepage was created to give new math teachers ideas and suggestions to help with their teaching.

PBS Media: Search grade levels and subject. Classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted digital resources.. Resources are aligned to Common Core and national standards and include videos and interactives, as well as audio, documents, and in-depth lesson plans. Browse by standards, grade level, subject area, and special collections. PBS Learning Media’s basic service is free for PreK-12 educators.

Powers of 10: Click on 10^(-16) then continue to click on the image to visualize powers of 10. Copyright © 2005 by Bruce Bryson.

Practical Uses For Math and Science: Links to lesson plans, experiments, letters, articles and more related to the use of math. Site is part of Filterfast.com.

Reading: Library List (Mathematics Association of America): The Basic Library List contains a list of mathematics books recommended for college, high school, and public libraries. These resources are appropriate for students and faculty. Created by MAA.

Reading: Literature List, Math Forum Drexel University: Suggested Literature List with annotations. Part of Teacher2Teacher - T2T site, Math Forum, Drexel University.

Reading: Mathematical Fiction: List of mathematical fiction in literature, film, comics, and other mediums. List compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston).

Shake, Rattle & Roll: Funded by the The Actuarial Foundation; this skill-building program provides lesson plans, activities and other teaching resources while incorporating and applying actuaries’ natural mathematics expertise in real world situations, namely disasters.

Smile Program Math Index: The following is a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons. These lessons may be freely copied and used in a classroom but they remain the copyright property of the author.

Statistical Resources by Ed Harri: PowerPoint lecture notes, Statistical links, Excel Data on topics from car prices and movie sales to SAT scores and chicken consumption. Fathom Data Files and Excel Files.

Statistical Terms Glossary: Definitions and illustrations of statistical terms. Free ADOBE plug-in needed. Created and maintained by the Animated Software Company.

Teachers' Lab: Annenberg/CPB Math and Science Project: Self paced lessons to provide educators with a deeper understanding of commonly taught math and science concepts.

TeacherVision: Mathematical resources including Lesson Plans, Printables, Online Student Activities, and a Research Center.

Trigonometry Introduction Booklet (WCC Math 99): Introductory unit to right triangle trig used in Intermediate Algebra classes at Whatcom Community College. Includes examples, exercises, and answers.

Whatcom County Math Project: Information on the current status of math instruction and professional development needs across the partnership both at the high school and college level.

### Lesson handouts

### Graph paper

Create a Graph: FREE. Part of the National Center for Educational Statistics Students´ Classroom. Users may create their own graphs using their own data or they may see an example of a particular type of graph.

Graph Paper (Rectangular, semi log, log log, polar) PDF format: FREE. Select by what you see. Free PDFs of common graph paper. Print, graph. Created and maintained by "interactive mathematics".

Log Log. Semi Log: FREE. Site created and maintained by interactive mathematics. Excellent explanation,examples, and Free graph paper.

Print Your Own Graph Paper: FREE. From a graph that documents research to graph paper for a complex equation that requires the X and Y axes, With the links below, you can print graph paper to suit your project. Many of the links below connect you to free printable graph paper generators. After entering information about the type of graph paper you need, the results will be created in a PDF file, ready for you to print.. Site provided by T-Shirt Foundry.

### Foreign language resources for math

Dave's Spanish-English Dictionary: Alphabetical listing of mathematical words translated from English into Spanish.Dr. Math Non-English Math Resources: Mathematics and math education resources written in French, Spanish, German. Scroll down and select the "Languages" hyperlink to locate resources in over seven different languages of the world.

ELL Dictionaries, Glossaries, Translators: Glossary, Thesaurus, Spanish-English MATH, free translations. Copyright © 2014 ELL Teacher Pros.

### Games & manipulatives

Arith Attack: Online practice with adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing in game form. How many can you do in 60 seconds?

Basic Math : Tic-Tac-Toe: Tic-Tac-Toe basic math skills game. Operations include: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Squares, Cubes, Square roots. Levels: Easy to Challenging. Maintained as FunBrain: Tic-Tac-Toe by Pearson Education, Inc.

Calculus Multivariate Modules (Duke University): Several interactive modules designed to enhance the understanding of multivariate calculus. Runs with maple, mathematica, mathcad, matlab.

Common Core Related Math Games: list of common core related math games

Math for All Ages: Wolfram Alpha Blog: Wolfram|Alpha a powerful learning tool for those learning arithmetic! A wide range of features will be introduced in a blog series here.

mathFROG: A free mathematics site of Fun Resources and Online Games for grades 4, 5 and 6. Created by University of Waterloo Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing. Begin by clicking on either “Welcome” or the Spanish version “Bienvenidos”.

Math Playground: Practice math skills, play math games. Aimed at elementary and middle school students. Fun site.

Slope Field Generator: Make a Slope Field and download them as images. Copyright Math Scoop.

Tranformations with Fathom: Fathom files for many classes. Requires Fathom program to view. Written by Ed Harri, Whatcom Community College.

### Group activities

APPS in Education: Several math APPs for iPads reviewed by an educator, by Greg Swanson, eLearning Project Officer.

APPS: Teach With Your iPad: Review of iPad Apps and costs. Part of Wikispaces run by Tangient LLC.

APPS: Vernier Graphical Analysis for iPad: Wirelessly collect sensor data, intuitively manipulate, and share analysis on iPads. Also graph manually-entered data. Requires Vernier Products. Product of Vernier Software & Technology, LLC sold through Apple APPs.

APPS: Wolfram|Alpha-Powered Apps: APPS for Pre-algebra through Calculus, Multivariable Calculus, Stats, Chemistry, Gaming Odd, Mortgage calculator.

Eric Weisstein´s MathWorld: MathWorld is a comprehensive and interactive mathematics encyclopedia intended for students, educators, math enthusiasts, and researchers.

Geometer´s Sketchpad Activities: Homepage. Links to resources, workshops, and applications.

Harcourt Brace Math Glossary: Animated glossary of mathematical terms associated with grades 1 through 8.

JavaSketchpad Links: Use of Java Sketchpad for Constructions, Investigations, Activities ,Interactive Courseware Materials,Other Software. Part of the Geometer´s Sketchpad Resource Center.

Labs (math and science) for students (Vernier): Free downloads for labs using data gathering devices connected to graphing calculators. Materials developed by Vernier.

National Virtual Museum of Interactive Mathematics: Activities and manipulatives organized in a matrix format using class level columns and subject rows. Maintained by Utah State University.

University of Washington Programs for K-12 Educators: The UW K-12 Resource Guide is a searchable database providing information about a wide variety of educational resources offered by the University of Washington.

### Worksheets

A+ Math: Site includes a flash card section, math games, homework helper section, and worksheets.

ABCTeach: Worksheets: Printable worksheets, interactives, and fun activities, from addition to algebra.

ALGEBRA edHelper Worksheets: Algebraic expressions, equations, inequalities, polynomials, exponents, factoring, complex numbers, more. Also Arithmetic to Algebra, Logic Algebra Puzzles.

Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus, Differential Equations: Quizzes: Developed practice tests, midterm exams, final exams, quizzes, projects, etc. Part of S.O.S. Math Cyber Exams.

Arithm: Simple mental calculation training involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Requires free JAVA download.

Arithmetic Online Quizzes: Design online arithmetic quizzes (add, subtract, multiply, divide; single digit, double digit). Quiz can be graded online and new problems generated. Unable to print hard-copy quiz unless “screen print”.

Basic Math: Free worksheets for teachers. Subscription service also available.Excellent collection of materials for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, integers, fractions, place value, measurement, order of operations.

Basic Math: Superkids Math Worksheets: Free basic math worksheets. Copyright Knowledge Share LLC.

Basic Math and Themed Kid Zone Math Worksheets: Scroll down site to find Games, worksheets. Grades 1-5. Themes (Seasons, Olympics, etc). Site maintained by private family: Leanne and Tasha.

Common Core Worksheets: Free common core worksheets for math classes K-12.

Dimensional Analysis Calculator: Online Conversion of Temperature, Currency Exchange Rates, Gas Mileage, Roman Numerals, Area, Energy, Volume, much more. Site is part of Calculate Me.

Dimensional Analysis for Nurses: Interactive tutorials with quizzes and help on Metric Conversions, Tablet Dosage Calculations, Fluid Dosage Calculations, and IV Flow Rate Calculations. Written by Bonnie Angel RN, EdD. Clinical Associate Professor. School of Nursing. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Exponents Review: Part of Oswego City Schools Regents Exam preparation.

Flash Cards (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division): Set up number facts from 0 to 100. Keep score of correct answers.

Interactive Mathematics: Interactive site with the areas of math ranging from functions to geometry with emphasis on visualization of geometry. Java must be installed and active in the browser. Materials are part of School-Maths site maintained by Gerrit Stols lecturer at the University of Pretoria, specializing in mathematics education and the use of technology (ICT) in math education.

K-12 Math: “Mathebook”: Free K-12 Math tutorials, interactive practice, and downloadable PDF tutorials. Created and maintained by Rick Modi (mathebook.net).

Mr. Martini´s Classroom: Interactive math practice and classroom tools .Pay attention to card color if correct. Enter to change card. Long division, a times table, quizzes, flash cards, counting, place value, fractions, decimals.

Multiplication.com (Krimsten Publishing): Free Flash cards, times tables, quizzes. These worksheets can be printed out for classroom use. Copyright Krimsten Publishing.

Simulations: Math, Science Simulations. Maintained by University of Colorado, Boulder.

Superkids Math Worksheet Creator: More Superkids Math Worksheets: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division.

Trigonometry: Introduction (WCC Math 99): Introductory unit to right triangle trig used in Intermediate Algebra classes at Whatcom Community College. Includes examples, exercises and answers.

Visual Math Learning: A Free Online Interactive Math Tutorial for pre-algebra students. Site created and maintained by Wayne Allen Bateman.