On this page, I’ll attempt to compile a list of websites, software, etc. that I have find useful in the classroom.
Math Websites With Activities, Lesson Plans, Problems, etc.
- Improving Learning in Mathematics. Dan Meyer described this resource best: “It is, explicitly, a collection of activities — full explanations of resources a teacher can use for flotation in her first year.” The website has some great lesson plans that are very appropriate for the high school classroom. The underlying pedagogy of these lesson plans is that students learn best when they “are actively engaged, encouraged to think mathematically and to see links and connections.” The introduction to the resource, which is a short paper by Malcom Swan containing example activities as well as the theory underlying the activities, can be found here.
- Jefferson Math Project (JMAP). For better or worse, New York State math teachers have to deal with the Regents exams. The JMAP website has copies of the every Integrated Algebra and Geometry regents exam since 2007. Additionally, you can search old problems/practice problems by standards. Great resource with lots of problems.
- Geogebra. I haven’t used this software too much, but I’ve been happy with what I have used it for–namely, making graphs of functions for worksheets, quizzes, tests, etc. I understand, though, that Geogebra has much of the same functionality as Geometer’s SketchPad, and it’s free.