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Best Math Resources for Teachers

Hey Math Teachers, we have curated a list of math resources that will help you make math fun and easy for your students! I know it sounds impossible because usually, math wins the award for “most hated subject”. But with these tips, it might be possible to make your students fall in love with the subject. Some of these will help you keep track of your class’ progress even. We know it is difficult for you to make Math likeable to your students and that’s why we’re here to provide some help.

If you’re a biology teacher and wondering where to get the best resources to make teaching easy, we have something for you too. Check out Best Biology Resources for Teachers

Xtra Math:

Xtra Math is a non-profit organisation that helps students to guide their way through mental math. Also, it gives user access to teachers and parents. The site can be inculcated in the school curriculum and used at home at the same time.

XtraMath helps teachers manage their students progress and check their weekly assignments

Suited board: None in particular. It makes you better at mental math hence is a good resource of basic arithmetic operation. Therefore, it is directed towards all boards.

Appropriate for standard/class: You know that mental math can make everything so much easier. So, if your students are already good at it, they have a stronger base in the subject. Hence, it targets the lower standard students. And as you proceed further, the curriculum is set according to your class’ standard.

Uniqueness: Once after you sign up on the website (which is free, by the way), you can enter details of your entire class and keep a track on their activity. They send you a weekly mail report, with all your students’ marks in each subject so that you know where each of them stands. The site is used as a homework tool too. Also, they have their own app that you can download on a tablet for easy access.

Khan Academy:

Khan Academy is a top website for any learner. It gives free personalized education to all students for all subjects. You can even opt for any grade the student is studying as well as any topic the student wants to study thoroughly.

World known Khan Academy excels in giving out the best teaching resources

Suited board of study: It starts from as early as kindergarten and moves on till 12th standard. Even though early-stage math is suited for all boards, the higher standards of math follow the syllabus of NCERT (i.e., the CBSE board).

Appropriate for class/standard: As mentioned above, it is appropriate for all standards of education, right from kindergarten to 12th Standard.

Uniqueness: The format of Khan Academy is very similar to Coursera in the sense that it uses video tools and practice sessions but it is totally free of cost. You, as teachers, can use the resources, study materials and teach students at their own pace. Also, you could base your student’s homework on the video practice sessions of Khan Academy study material. This way, you save time in grading the students’ homework as Khan Academy does it for you.

MathWay:

Math way uses a calculator display and solves your problems
https://www.mathway.com/Trigonometry

Did you always wonder if there was a virtual calculator that could solve a problem for you? MathWay has the solution now. If you’re stuck with a math problem you can retrieve the answer in any form that you want. Whether it’s a graphical representation or simplification, MathWay has the answer for you.

Suited board of study: This can help students of all boards.

Appropriate class of study: From elementary to secondary to higher studies, this can help your students in every standard.

Uniqueness: This targets math enthusiasts and people who want to figure out things on their own and not wait for a teacher to solve it. So relying upon this website for a particular answer that the student can then work their way out is a good method of independent study. Even though it isn’t a substitute for a teacher, it makes the student more interested in working on their own doubts.

Math Seeds:

Math Seeds is on our list of math resources because it teaches core mathematics skills via animated playful videos. What’s cool is that it then reviews the progress of the student. As a teacher, you can register for a free trial at their website to know more.

Suited board of study: Both ICSE and CBSE boards of study are covered.

Standard of education: Targets students from Kindergarten – 3rd standard.

Uniqueness: Creates a playful ambience while teaching the basics of mathematics.

Math Blogs:

There are blogs present all over the internet that guide both students and teachers in being up-to-date with the curriculum. To make the subject more likeable for students, the bloggers have made their own math resources, games available online. Visit this website to access the 100 top math blogs.

We have Bethany aka Math Geek Mama who provides all the necessary tips and tricks to make mathematics fun and engaging. Her blog has a number of math activities for students including multiplication decimal problem sets, comparing fractions game, integer activities etc. Whereas, for teachers, she has provided classroom tips, dyscalculia resources, online resources, student’s help, etc.

You can also check out the Reddit blog for interesting trivia, math articles, games and discussions.

Math Equals Love is one of the most innovative and creative math resources out there. Learn tips of making colourful charts to make multiplication tables, powers and surds interesting! You can download free classroom posters, forms and bulletin boards from the free downloads dropdown.

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This mode of teaching is mostly for those who want to learn new tactics and techniques to make math fun for their students. You get to learn more about the ever-changing curriculum and keep up with it. So once you’re updated by these math resources, it becomes easier for you to explain concepts to students in a better way. Also, you can subscribe to our blog and receive a weekly newsletter covering the week’s most awesome blogs, information on events and an EXCLUSIVE teacher news update.

For a teacher, it is as important to teach your students as it is to keep learning yourself. We hope that these materials and math resources will help you attain the balance between teaching and learning. We bet your students won’t be complaining about math now!

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