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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> 1| Top &gt;10 Mathematics Websites Colleen Young </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> 2| Top &gt;10 Mathematics Websites Any presentation claiming a top 10 (or &gt;10 in my case) is clearly showing you the authors top 10, not the top 10! The images and/or text in the slides provide hyperlinks for further information. Because I have used categories as well as individual websites this gives me the excuse to mention as many sites as I like, hence &gt;10! These are my top &gt;10 because I really do use them a lot in the classroom! </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> 3| Contents 58121518 page 2124273033 page Nrich DesmosWolframAlphaProblems &amp; ActivitiesQuestions &amp; Exercises Notes &amp; VideosApplets, CalculatorsScratch, GeoGebra, Tarsia, Plotley GamesSharing Ideas &amp; Resources </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> 4| Contents Images which link directly to a site and/or further information Further information and commentary. In each section listed in the Contents, you will find: A section header describing the section which follows </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> 5| The Nrich Project from the University of Cambridge aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners Nrich </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> 6| </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> 7| 7 Nrich - a favourite site I return to again and again. The site has extensive resources including problems, games, interactives and articles for teachers. Choose the stage required from Teachers or Students menus on the front page. Choosing Secondary under Teachers for example includes a link (under Collections) to an excellent stage 3 and 4 curriculum page which suggest NRICH activities by curriculum topic. Also, very usefully, activities are listed by mathematical processes such as Thinking Strategically and Working Systematically. Nrich Secondary stage 3 and 4 curriculum page Note also the link to the mapping document which is very valuable when searching for activities. It is also possible to Search by topic and Activities organised by topics are also available on student pages. The Other Resources collection includes the excellent poster collection as well as a wealth of other resources. The guides for Students and Teachers include links to register for newsletters. For the Interactive Whiteboard there are many outstanding interactives. Search by topic Activities organised by topics Other Resources collection For the Interactive Whiteboard there are many outstanding interactives. Contents </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> 8| The outstanding graphing calculator for students of all ages Desmos </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> 9| </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> 10| </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> 11| Desmos The superb graphing calculator from Desmos can be used by students of all ages from young students learning about coordinates and graphs to students studying for Mathematics degrees. It is simple to use but has many sophisticated features. For a series of pages on using Desmos including examples of syntax see this collection of pages.this collection of pages Apps are available for both iOS and Android. iOS apps iOS apps Android AppAndroid App Contents </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> 12| A computationnel knowledge engine rather good at Mathematics! WolframAlpha </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> <li> 13| </li> <li> Slide 14 </li> <li> 14| WolframAlpha WolframAlpha - a computational knowledge engine which is rather good at Mathematics (as well as many other subjects!).This is so useful for checking solutions or exploring many examples. A series of pages on WolframAlpha includes slideshows to demonstrate syntax.Mathematicsmany other subjects!pages on WolframAlpha slideshows WolframAlpha can be used with students of all ages from the very youngest to degree level students.the very youngest A post written for students with some questions to try can be found on Mathematics for Students. Mathematics for Students Contents </li> <li> Slide 15 </li> <li> 15| If you are searching for problems and activities for your Mathematics lesson or perhaps for homework where do you start?. Problems &amp; Activities </li> <li> Slide 16 </li> <li> 16| </li> <li> Slide 17 </li> <li> 17| Problems &amp; Activities Problems There are many excellent sites providing resources for problems, many are highlighted on their own pages. See the following pages: Problems and Activities Problems and Activities Rich Tasks Rich Tasks Resources Resources Students enjoy variety, to quote one of my students when asked about what makes a good Maths teacher?:what makes a good Maths teacher? Use different media, its really important the ordinary board, the whiteboard, worksheets, jigsaws, cut and stick (matching up exercises), drawing, walk around the classroom problems (treasure hunts), computers. Contents </li> <li> Slide 18 </li> <li> 18| Questions to get your students thinking and exercises to secure skills Questions &amp; Exercises </li> <li> Slide 19 </li> <li> 19| </li> <li> Slide 20 </li> <li> 20| Questions &amp; Exercises We should plan for questions carefully in our lessons, we need questions to really make our students think and we need questions to help them practise skills. See: Rich Questions, in particular Questions Worth Asking and Diagnostic Questions Rich Questions Revision Activities Revision Activities If we asked the students for their top Maths websites I know most of mine would include BBC bitesize which includes questions to try.BBC bitesize Suggestions for students: Questions lots of questions Questions lots of questions Contents </li> <li> Slide 21 </li> <li> 21| Notes and videos to support student learning Notes &amp; Videos </li> <li> Slide 22 </li> <li> 22| </li> <li> Slide 23 </li> <li> 23| Notes &amp; Videos Students sometimes ask for extra examples or notes which prompted me to include pages on both: Notes Notes Videos Videos If all that is needed is a definition, why not display one from an online resource students could then refer to at home? Reference see in particular Jenny Eathers dictionary and the glossary for teachers. Reference Many universities make excellent notes available online for all students. See this Evernote shared notebook (no login is necessary and you do not need an Evernote account to use the Notebook). The mathcentre in particular has a great variety of resources including notes and videos.this Evernote shared notebookmathcentre Contents </li> <li> Slide 24 </li> <li> 24| Applets, calculators &amp; manipulatives to check work, demonstrate and explore concepts. Applets &amp; Calculators </li> <li> Slide 25 </li> <li> 25| </li> <li> Slide 26 </li> <li> 26| Applets &amp;Calculators There are many great sites in this category. There are many calculators useful for checking work in class which students could also use at home.calculators useful for checking work in class I know common searches which send people to my blog are for the excellent Wisweb applets.Wisweb applets John Pages Math Open Reference includes some excellent demonstrations on constructionsMath Open Reference Search by technology type on the MathsTools site this article by Bethany Hudnutt is on the navigation of the site.MathsTools sitearticle by Bethany Hudnutt Two more excellent sites are the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives and Spencer Rileys Teacher LED site of interactive whiteboard resources.National Library of Virtual ManipulativesTeacher LED Contents </li> <li> Slide 27 </li> <li> 27| GeoGebra - dynamic mathematics software. Scratch learn to code and do some maths too. Tarsia create puzzles. Graph and share data with Plotly Software </li> <li> Slide 28 </li> <li> 28| </li> <li> Slide 29 </li> <li> 29| Software Geogebra for interactive Geometry. This is a sophisticated program and much support is available online in the form of videos and tutorials. I have included some useful links in this post. From MIT Scratch is an object-oriented programming language which is an excellent resource for teaching students programming skills as well as doing Mathematics. Geogebrathis postScratch Software a list like this would be incomplete without mentioning Geogebra for interactive Geometry. This is a sophisticated program and much support is available online in the form of videos and tutorials. I have included some useful links in this post. From MIT Scratch is an object- oriented programming language which is an excellent resource for teaching students programming skills as well as doing Mathematics.Geogebrathis postScratch Contents </li> <li> Slide 30 </li> <li> 30| Enhance learning with some Mathematical games Games </li> <li> Slide 31 </li> <li> 31| </li> <li> Slide 32 </li> <li> 32| Games Games Manga High has high quality games to help students learn Mathematics. Schools with accounts (and Manga High is now completely free in several countries including UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, all of Scandinavia and the Indian subcontinent) also have access to their numerous and very clear Prodigi lessons and quizzes which teachers can set for their classes.Manga High A site with many games to practise numeracy skills at 10 different levels is Sumdog (further information including the topics covered and instructions for students in this post). Nrich gets another mention for its excellent games; Nrich also has many articles on using games. My own favourite Nrich games and many other games and puzzles are on a companion blog Mathematics Games.Sumdogthis postarticles on using gamesMathematics Games. Contents </li> <li> Slide 33 </li> <li> 33| Online communities, great blogs to read and resource sharing Sharing ideas &amp; resources </li> <li> Slide 34 </li> <li> 34| </li> <li> Slide 35 </li> <li> 35| Sharing ideas &amp; Resources Finally I would not be without the various blogs, online communities and resource sharing sites. For plenty of reading and great ideas try these various excellent blogs. excellent blogs Many resources have already been mentioned in the earlier sections but these sites all have extensive collections ; The National STEM Centre is an outstanding example. See TES for resources and forums and NCETM, The Guardian Teacher Network, Mark McCourts Emaths, also Twitter which can be a great source of ideas and information. The National STEM Centre TESresourcesforums NCETM The Guardian Teacher Network Mark McCourts Emaths Twitter Thanks to the many teachers who share excellent resources, superb examples include Ben Coopers coops-online and Just Maths for resources and a great blog.coops-online I would also like to mention some favourite blogs that always make me think not Mathematics specific but these have important ideas for educators everywhere. favourite blogs that always make me think So - a lot more than 10 there and so many more that I have not mentioned! There are so many excellent free resources for Mathematics which is why I enjoy writing my blog! My favourites are all here!My favourites are all here! Contents </li> <li> Slide 36 </li> <li> 36| Colleen Young https://twitter.com/ColleenYoung Mathematics, Learning &amp; Technology Mathematics for Students </li> </ul>