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RECOMMENDED WEBSITES FOR Pizza Enrichment AAA Math Practice Grade 6 http://www.aaamath.com/B/grade6.htm -lists general topics - more specifics – games/example problems/solutions/explanations AAA Math Practice Grade 7 http://www.aaamath.com/B/grade7.htm -lists general topics - more specifics – games/example problems/solutions/explanations AAA Math Practice Grade 8 http://www.aaamath.com/B/grade8.htm -lists general topics - more specifics – games/example problems/solutions/explanations Basketball Math http://www.scienceacademy.com/BI/ -very “old school”; can pick specific topics or just a random quiz; no link to the game of basketball (just an animation of someone dribbling a basketball in the top left corner) Math Files Game Show http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/mathsfile/gameswheel.html -fun games; different ability levels; slightly limited topics What’s the Point? http://www.funbrain.com/cgi- bin/getskill.cgi?A1=choices&A2=co&A3=8&A4=0&A7=0&A8=math Shorter links: http://www.funbrain.com/cgi-bin/co.cgi?A1=s&A2=2&INSTRUCTS=1 http://www.funbrain.com/cgi-bin/co.cgi?A1=s&A2=1&INSTRUCTS=1 -first website lists a point and the student must click where the point is located on a coordinate plane; second website displays a point and the student must choose the corrected order pair (multiple choice practice!!) Number Cracker http://www.funbrain.com/cgi-bin/cracker.cgi?A1=s&A2=3&INSTRUCTS=1 –practice with patterns/number series Get Smarter http://www.getsmarter.org/math/index.cfm?grade=mid –students enter information, such as their year in school, math topics they want to be quizzed on, gender, etc. (this is for the website‟s data collection); students are given multiple-choice quizzes; if answer is incorrect, the website automatically notifies the student by providing a hint; fun, more up-to-date animation; very kid-friendly ExploreMath.com –provides animated and interactive tutorials for many different math concepts; free 30-day membership is available, then a login is necessary E-Examples from NCTM http://standards.nctm.org/document/eexamples/index.htm#6-8 –provides interactive tutorials on limited math concepts Interactive Math http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/grade_g_3.html - interactive manipulatives for numerous 6-8 math concepts Interactive Math Site http://www.c3.lanl.gov/mega-math/index.html -limited topics (graphs, algorithms, map coloring, etc.); however, several activities are available for each topic Visual Fractions http://www.visualfractions.com/ -thorough explanations of fractions, reducing, adding/subtracting, multiplying/dividing; includes games; graphics are slightly „old-school‟ CoolMath.com http://coolmath.com/ -very kid-friendly; numerous online lessons, tutorials, activities, etc. covering mathematical topics from elementary math to high school level courses Fraction to Decimal Conversion http://www.math.com/tables/general/arithmetic/fradec.htm -„cheat‟ table of fractions and their equivalent decimals; has a thorough explanation of how to convert a fraction to a decimal and to convert a decimal (even repeating decimals!) to fractions Math League Help http://mathleague.com/help/help.htm -helpful resource for explanations of different middle school math concepts Reading Grids http://www.aimsedu.org/aimskids/ipuzzles/hurkle/index.html -assists in reading grids in the first quadrant (positive x- and y-values) Billy Bug’s Grids http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/BillyBug2/bug2.html -assists in reading an ordered pair and finding that point on a coordinate plane (both negative and positive x- and y- values) Math Goodies: Interactive Math Lessons With A Problem-Solving Approach! http://www.mathgoodies.com/students.html -kid-friendly; covers numerous topics with interactive activities, worksheets, tutorials, etc. Algebra Numbers and Algebra http://www.mathsisfun.com/number_algebra.html -many tutorials, explanations, pictures, etc. for different math concepts Equation Match http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/mathsfile/shockwave/games/equationmatch.html - interactive game which has students solve equations (three different difficulty levels) and then play a „memory‟ game matching equations with same x-value answers Algebra Solutions http://www.quickmath.com/www02/pages/modules/algebra/index.shtml -contains explanations and tutorials on limited math concepts Algebra Worksheet Generator http://www.math.com/students/worksheet/algebra_sp.htm -could be helpful for students to generate their own worksheets for additional problems with an option for an answer key to check answers; directions are slightly confusing – more appropriate for teacher use SOS Math Algebra http://www.sosmath.com/algebra/algebra.html -contains step-by-step explanations with examples on algebra topics Algebra Help http://www.algebrahelp.com/index.jsp -includes „lessons‟ with step-by-step explanations and generated worksheets Purple Math http://www.purplemath.com/ -contains explanations of numerous math topics; also contains a list of websites containing „something immediately (and free) for algebra students; sites have all been reviewed by Purple Math and are guaranteed to be school-appropriate Dr. Math’s Algebra Problems http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/sets/mid_algebra.html -contains real student questions sent in to „Dr. Math‟ about algebra topics with thorough answers, explanations, and examples Graphing Equations http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/sets/mid_graphing_eq.html -contains real student questions sent in to „Dr. Math‟ about graphing with thorough answers, explanations, and examples Quick Math http://quickmath.com/ -contains tutorials, examples, etc. for numerous algebra topics Geometry Math.com Geometry http://www.math.com/students/homework.html/html#geometry –numerous geometry topics; each topic contains a „first glance‟ (general info about the topic), „in-depth‟ (more thorough explanations), „examples‟, and „work-out‟ (similar to online-quiz) Geometry Formulas http://math2.org/math/geometry/areasvols.htm -lists formulas for areas of 2D figures and volumes and surface areas of 3D figures Statistics Statistics by the Number http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/statistics.html -thorough explanation of statistics in general, as well as statistical vocabulary such as mean, median, mode, etc. Wise Up (Mean, Median, Mode) http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/maths/handling_data.shtml -interactive activities to assist with data collection, mean, median, mode, and probability Calculating Mean, Median, Mode http://www.mathsisfun.com/data.html -explanations and examples on how to find statistical information Probability http://www.mathforum.org/library/drmath/sets/mid_probability.html -contains real student questions sent in to „Dr. Math‟ about statistics with thorough answers, explanations, and examples Reading/Writing/Science Illinois State Board of Education http://www.isbo.org- contains practice questions for science, math, reading, and writing from past ISAT tests. National Assessment for Educational Progress http://nces.ed.gov/NATIONSREPORTCARD/ - contains practice tests for science, math, and reading. These are the national tests administered to various schools throughout the 50 states to report how the United States compares to other countries. The list above is not extensive in nature. Other websites can be used to obtain the pizza lunch.

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