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This page has some links that I have not had time to check but they were given to me by a very reliable source.  So, try 'em out and good luck.  Let me know which are good and which are not by email please.

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Fun Mathematics Lessons (grades 2 - 12): www.rice.edu/~lanius/Lessons/  This site, by Rice University math instructor Cynthia Lanius, offers a set of tutorials and lessons on interesting topics ranging from cartography, algebra, geometry, and problem solving to calculus.

The Chance Database: http://www.geom.umn.edu/docs/snell/chance/welcome.html This site includes course outlines, current event articles, and discussion questions to help link the study of probability to real-worl events.

Lesson Plan Databases

Ask Eric Digest: ericir.syr.edu/Virtual/Lessons

Athena Earth Science Lessons: athena.wednet.edu/curric/oceans/elnino/

Classroom Connect GRADES: www.classroom.com

Forefront Curriculum (Sarah's Site): www.4forefront.com

Pacific Bell's Blue Web'n: www.kn.pacbell.corn/wired/bluewebn

McREL: www.mcrel.org

NWREL-Library in the Sky: www.nwrel.org

Math Abundance (grades 9 -12): www.ping.be/~ping1339/hp.htm This witty site offers tutorials on topics from pre-Algebra through Calculus. The designers sum up their site this way: "As we worked our way through various math classes throughout the years, we often became confused or lost.  At first we decided it might have been all the sleeping and talking we did during class, but we knew it couldn't be that simple... So here's a site for people like us... easy ways to learn concepts.

MathFlash (grades 2 - 8): www.edu4kids.com/math  Here is a good example of computers doing what computers do best.  Straight foward computation flash cards are generated by this site.

DAU Math Refresher (grades 3 - 12): www.cne.gmu.edu/modules/dau/math/index.html Designed as a tool to review basic arithmetic through calculus, this site is charmingly designed with the organizational metaphor of a subway systemthat students travel through as they complete each topic.  The students will have to have pencil and paper ready to work out the problems.

Mission: Critical (grades 7 - 12): www.sjsu.edu/depts/itl/  This project of The Institute of Teaching and Learning offers a large set of tutorials on logic and thinkning skills.

Web Math (grades 3 - 12): www.webmath.com/index.html This impressive math site is set up to provide computerized step-by-step tutorials on most individual problems in almost any math topic.

The ArithmAttack: www.dep.anl.gov/aatack.htm  How many computer-generated arithmetic problems can you answer in 6o seconds?" That's the challenge posed to visitors at this visually simple, math-driven website sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory.  Kids (and parents!) can choose addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division problems or ask the computer to offer a random selection.  More effective and much more fun than flash cards. EW's rating: B+

Coolmath.com:  www.coolmath.com This site is great for many things math. So check it out.

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Fun Places to send you students

The Case: www.thecase.com Solve brief whodunits, catch up on the latest thriller and mystery books, and create brainteasers on this site from the Online Mystery Network. Junior sleuths will find mini-mysteries, magic tricks, and "chiller" stories, but the site is also home to Nancy Drew online, and fans of the young detective can play Shockwave games or check out the heroine's latest adventures. EW's rating: A

FunBrain: www.funbrain.com Schools should take a lesson from this clever, colorful site from PM Publishing, which focuses on skills from map reading  to piano playing.  Lively games like "Grammar Gorillas" encourage kids to find their own words to write wacky tales or to create customized word-search puzzles.  This site teaches children how to use the most important too of all -- their brains. EW's rating: A

Too Cool for Grownups (www.tcfg.com) Don't worry,  parents, you'll not be dissed here. With each issue of this well-designed Ezinc out of Chapel Hill, N.C., preteens and teenagers alike are taken on a guided Web tour through worlds such as those of endangered species, undersea life, and the rain forest. In addition to the entertaining links (Professor Bubbles? The Froggy Page?),TCFG teaches kids how to utilize the Web to, say, chase hurricanes. After all, hurricanes are cool.

How Stuff Works: www.howstuffworks.com It's exactly what it says.  If want to know just go looking here to find our how.   Question example:  "Dad, why is the sky blue?"  Dad, if you don't know go here to find out together.  The gentleman who runs the sit is named Marshall Brain.  His real name...very cool

The ePLAY Learning Center: www.eplay.com This is a great site for fun and learning.  Kids and parents are detectives trying to stop eBUGS from causing a virus in the computer.

Neuroscience for Kids: weber.u.washington.edu/~chudler/neurok.htm See how your brain works and how it controls the body.

You Be the Historian: www.si.edu/organiza/museums/nmah/notkid/ubh/oointro.htm   At this fascination Smithsonian site, young historians are introduced to the Springers, and 18th century family living in Delaware, and are asked to figure out facts about them by examining everyday objects found in their house.  Trying to recognize betty lamps and candle molds is a hoot, and guessing what future historians will learn about your family from the Nintendos and Nikes in you won home is guaranteed to spark lively discussion.EW's rating: A-

NASA Observatorium: observe.ivv.nasa.gov/nasa/fun/fun_index.shtm   One giant leap for edutainment, this spacey site is a game lover's paradise.  Java supported crosswords, word searches, and memory games take on space related themes. EW rating A

Mr. Becker's Mathescientist Page   This is an excellent page for things to do for math and science.

My Hero: myhero.com

Nat'l Genealogical Society: www.genealogy.org/~ngs

Gene Treasure Map: www.firstct.com

Heroes in Space: quest.arc.nasa.gov

Heroes in Outerspace-Aliens: www.primenet.com/~jllarsen/

Mathematics Education Internet Sites http://www.wits.ac.za/ssproule/mathpage.htm   This site has a GREAT listing for many math related sites.

http://www.deakin.edu.au/~adag/: This page is a treasure chest of links into some of the best Mathematics resources for Education on the Internet. You will find a wealth of information for teachers and students in Primary Schools. There is also a General Interest Page which links you to other great sites.

http://dir.yahoo.com/Science/Mathematics/Games/Puzzles/: This is a page full of other puzzles that you can try.  Some are good for older children, some are good for middle schoolers, some are good for adults... check it out!

Yahooligans: www.yahooligans.com

Ask Jeeves for Kids: www.ajkids.com

Searchopolis: www.searchopolis.com

Go Kids: kids.go.com

Greeting Cards Online:

Blue Mountain E-Greeting: www.bluemountain.com

www.aplusmath.com :

www.eduplace.com: A math center is there.

http://forum.swarthmore.edu/students:

http://forum.swarthmore.edu/mathmagic: a great game for students.

http://juliet.stfx.ca/people/fac/pwang/mathpage: word problems for kids.

http://csr.uvic.ca/~mmania: a math tour.

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