Helping your Child
Useful ideas for parents to use to help their child learn math.
How Far Is It?
This service uses data from the US Census and a supplementary list of cities around the world to find the latitude and longitude of two places, and then calculates the distance between them.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence:
This site offers historical documents, scientific experiments, mathematical challenges, famous paintings, and other tools for teachers & students. Thousands of topics can be searched -- from the Civil War, the Constitution, to the Amistad Case. Resources can also be viewed in 12 subject areas.
A Fractal's Lesson
There's lots of information on the Web about fractals, but most of it is either just pretty pictures or very high-level mathematics. So this fractals site is for kids, to help them understand what the weird pictures are all about - that it's math - and that it's fun!
Math in Daily Life
This well done site by the Annenberg/CPB Project explores math in daily life. In school, most students question how they will use basic mathematical concepts, algebra, and geometry throughout their lives. Turns out that the average person uses math at least three times a day. See how math plays a role in cooking, home decorating, and savings and retirement decisions. Explore the scenario of the "average Jane" to see how compound interest affects the growth of money. Calculate the amount of money you will have in retirement. Will you be able to support your standard of living?
MathNerds is a free service offering assistance in many areas of mathematics. Team members are unpaid volunteers whose only compensation for their efforts are the "Thank You" messages from their clients.
Math Worksheet Creator
This tool allows parents, teachers, and students to make up their own, printable math worksheets.