Games and Links
Updated January 2021

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Games 🎲
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Arcade Gem

While this website doesn't really have math-related games, these are a collection of HTML-5 non-flash games that will delight and amuse anyone over the age of 10.

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Coolmath 4 Kids

The link takes you to math games for grades 6 (ages 11-12). However it has games appropriate down to age 5. Some games, like Otter Rush, can be multi-player. It was fun- having to know your base and exponents to get ahead to win the race!

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Roll Dice with Friends

There are A LOT of dice rollers on the web- this one is really good. A basic dice rolling simulation, but allows for D4, D6, D8, D10, D12, D20, and even a D100 die. It keeps a running log of die or dice rolls. Easy to use and free!

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SeaLife

Use a submarine to re-plant a reef by rounding decimals, for ages 10 and up. from free-training-tutorial.com

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Hoodamath

There are about 20 high school (ages 14-18) math games here which are no-sound quiet, and yet fun. Transformation golf was a personal favorite of mine. Games can be sorted by subject, such as geometry.

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The Bezier Game

Learn to master the bezier line tool found in programs that allow designers to make bezier lines. Bezier lines are based on polynomials. They get progressively more difficult!

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Free Rice

This website has a lot to offer. There are many educational categories, but two are math related: multiplication tables and Pre Algebra. Bring your students to the mathematics section and have them help earn rice for people facing food insecurity. It's free and could provide a great way to sharpen skills while providing altruism.

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Math Playground

Math games for 6th grade (ages 11-12). There are a few "premium" games that require a membership, but mostly- lots are free! Some are not really math games (Doctor Acorn 3) so if you're okay with kids exploring, let them find something fun at this site!

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Math-Play.com

The ads on this website are too intense, and several games are flash based and no longer work. THat's why I've made direct links to the best ones; some 8th grade (ages 13-14) math games:

square roots
systems of equations
two step equations
rules of exponents
coordinate plane
powers concentration game

Tools for the Online Teacher 👨‍💻
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Browser Based Whiteboard

From tutorialspoint.com, one click and you have a basic whiteboard you could use while sharing your screen, recording a video or whatever you need to show.

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Castasia Video Editor, by Techsmith

A powerful video editor for Windows and Max, there is educator pricing available. Use this to produce video tutorials, ready to export to file or YouTube.

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Screencast-O-Matic

Free to use (with limits, and a watermark) but easy and requires no desktop software. Browser based screen recording software

 >>> Learn how to use it in less than 6 minutes.

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Flipgrid

From the website, "Flipgrid is a simple, free, and accessible video discussion experience for PreK to Ph.D. educators, learners and families. Create a Topic and engage your community...together!"

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Nearpod

From Angela Watson's description, "The Nearpod app provides a number of ways for teachers to provide engaging and interactive content to a classroom. With the ability to provide polls at various points during a class, teachers are able to determine who is paying attention to the class."

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Kahoot!

From the website, "It only takes minutes to create a learning game or trivia quiz on any topic, in any language, Host a live game with questions on a big screen or share a game with remote players, Game on! Join a kahoot with a PIN provided by the host and answer questions on your device."

Teacher Tools 🛠
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NASA | Jet Propulsion Lab's STEM lessons

Many classroom activities, ready to go. Filter by subject & grade. For example, "Students use math concepts related to transits to discover real-world data about Mercury, Venus and planets outside our solar system."

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Wacom graphics Tablet

"How do you draw on the screen?" For most of us who don't have a Microsoft Surface, we use a Wacom graphics tablet. This model is around $80. I recommend this for any math or science teacher."

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QR Code Maker

QR codes can be used in many ways. For example, make a link to an answer sheet the student could use to see if they got an answer correct. QR codes can also display basic text information. Try it:

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Egg Timer

A nice simple timer that you may configure with seconds, minutes, hours, whatever you need! If you're sharing your screen and need to show when class will start, or when group work need to end, use the egg timer.

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Incompetech Graph Paper

When you need PDF generated custom graph paper, there is no better site. It's not https secured, but don't worry: it's a safe site.

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Graph Maker

This is an interesting site: configure a graph using your mouse, and then either take a screen shot, or hit the "print" button.

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The Math Worksheet Site

Make (x,y) Graphs, number lines, basic worksheets for arithmetic skills. Lots of free services, and a subscription offers extra tools.

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Kuta Software: Free Area

Free worksheets- when you need something for the kids to work on, this is fast. Check out the free trial offer too.

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Mathsbot Worksheet Generator

Free worksheet generator- when you need something for the kids to work on, this is fast. Highly configurable.

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Paper Polyhedra

This website has paper polyhedra students can clip & glue to get some hands-on experience with 3D geometric shapes. Fun for kids ages 12 and up. Provide your own scissors and glue!

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MacTeX from tug.org

A MacOS program to aid with typsetting mathematical equation using LaTeX. What is LaTeX? Follow this link.

Miscellaneous
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Cognitive Surplus

Math stuff for math geeks. Journals, t-shirts, mugs, pint glasses, even tea towels!

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TI-BASIC Developer

A comprehensive site that lists all the TI-84 BASIC commands and instructions.

Professional Development for Teachers 👨‍🏫
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Professional Learning Board

Online teacher relicensure and and professional development (PD)

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Mathematical Association of America

From the website, "The Mathematical Association of America is the world’s largest community of mathematicians, students, and enthusiasts. We further the understanding of our world through mathematics because mathematics drives society and shapes our lives."

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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

The national organization for teachers in the United States. If you are new to teaching, you really should get a copy of the NCTM Principles and Standards. It's $30.

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Google for Education | Teacher Center

Learn basic and advanced skills across Google tools with free online training courses designed for educators of all levels.

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Apple K-12 Education

The landing page for Apple products and technology for K-12 educators.

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Microsoft Education

A landing page for how to use microsoft technologies for education-focused use.

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Adventures in Education

Graduate credit courses available through numerous universities. If you're looking for 1 ot 2 (or more) graduate credits, this is a great place to start. This link takes you to mathematics credits, but the site has all subject areas.

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Learners Edge

For teachers needing specific courses to fulfill relicensing requirements. Online courses.

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T3 Professional Development

From Texas Instruments, these are online webinars, live and on-demand for teachers and teams. This link takes you to summer workshops. (link)

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Augsberg Cnntinuing Ed

Offering 1-week and 2-week summer workshops for AP College board training.

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Introduction to LaTeX

A course, Math 600, from Stephen Tosh, this is a great place to start learning how to format & typeset mathematical expressions for use on the webpages and print publications.

Calculators on the Web ➕ ➖ ➗ ✖️
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TI-84 CE

A fully web based TI-84 CE calculator from Pearson's TestNav assessment framework. How to use: click "start", click "start" a second time, then click on the tiny calculator icon at the top of the page. A TI-84 CE will appear. OS version 5.4.2 as of this writing, Jan 2021.

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TI-30XS Multiview

A fully web based TI-30XS Multiview calculator from Pearson's TestNav assessment framework. How to use: click "start", click "start" a second time, then click on the tiny calculator icon at the top of the page. A TI-30 Multiview will appear.

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TI-84 Smartview from Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments offers their calculator product SmartView as a 90-day trial. Perfect for students in a short course or a unit that required only a little bit of work with the calculator. Note: The MacOS version is a memory and processor hog. Don't leave it open while on battery only.

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HP-12c Platinum

From Stendec.io. Some person in Brazil makes this top-notch free implementation of the beloved HP calculator. Also available is the HP-11c scientific. It's also available on the Chrome browser platform. See this link for a Chrome plug-in version.

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Desmos scientific calculator

WHen you need a scientific calculator right away, this one will do the job. Features a "paper-tape" interface so students can see what they did in the last step. Cool beans!

Graphing, Geometry and Finance Math 📈
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Desmos

This is the graphing website. Also makes tables, graphs inequalities, and conic equations.

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Geogebra Geometry

A quick and intuitive interface for making circles, polygons, lines, angles, and then dynamically seeing how values and angles change. An excellent resource for studying triangles and circles. Geogebra.org also hosts a CAS grapher/calculator similar to Desmos.

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HPE Table Maker

Sometime there's a funny little widget that does one thing perfectly well: this take an explicit equation (like 2x+5), and produces a table of values. Quick, simple, and useful.

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WolframAlpha

What can you do with a mathematical knowledge engine? Ask it how many days are between dates. Convert any unit to any other unit, show steps of an algebraic solution, show the first 30 digits of π. physics, chemistry, engineering, it has all the bases covered.It answers questions you didn't even know you had. The free service provides a lot, and the paid subscription is quite reasonable.

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Simple Loan Calculator

Sliders are a fantastic way to develop a sense behind the numbers. This widget, from Congressional FCU, shows you the monthly payments for an loan. User provides Principle, interest, number of payment periods. Outputs total payments and total interest paid. Even makes a handy amortization report.

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Retirement Calculators

Thirty (wow!) savings and retirement based calculator widgets. If it's not on this page, you won't need it. Everything from reverse mortgage to Roth vs IRA widgets.

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Mandelbrot Set Generator

A Javascript widget by professor David J. Eck, Brandeis University. Simply the best. It uses an elegant interface. You can download a pretty image as a png file, zoom in, adjust the colors...this guy did an amazing job bringing the beauty and wonder the the famous Mandelbrot Set to everyone. For an investigation of the mathematics of how to generate the M-Set, vist the Tiny Library "how to" section.

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Data Graph from MathIsFun.com

Easy to use, ages 10 and up. A visualization tool for creating Bar, Line, Dot, Pie, and Histogram graphs.

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Visme

Statistics & Data, a more advanced website that uses templates to help student make visualization from data. Choose a template, and you may adjust or add data. Ages 14 and up.