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Organizations: Competitions
American Mathematics Competitions (AMC)
Students have the chance to compete to be part of the USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO) and Junior Mathematical Olympiad (USAJMO) or the American Invitational Mathematical Examination (AIME). The top scoring students from across the nation are invited to the awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. Then, six of those 12 students compete in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).
American Regions Math League (ARML)
This is an annual national mathematics competition. High school students form teams of 15 to represent their city, state, county or school and compete against the best students from the United States and Canada. The event consists of Team, Power, Individual and Relay rounds and usually takes place the first Saturday after Memorial Day. Currently, ARML is held simultaneously at three sites: Penn State, The University of Iowa and The University of Nevada - Las Vegas. The ARML Power Contest is open to classes of high school students and consists of several "long answer" problems to which the class submits a single solution written during a 45 minute period.
Caribou Mathematics Competition
The Caribou Mathematics Competition is a worldwide online contest held six times throughout the school year. On each of the contest days, five contests are offered, one for each of the grade levels 3 through 4 (free); 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; and 11 and 12. Grades 5 through 12 are $12 per student per year. Each student's ranking in the Caribou Cup is determined by their performance in their best five of six contests through the school year. All previous contests are available for free online as practice tests. A teacher or librarian must register to receive student access codes (free or paid). For paid access codes, the teacher can buy codes themselves, or allow third parties to pay for them (e.g. parents).
Clean Tech Competition
The Clean Tech Competition is a worldwide research and design challenge for pre-college youth. The program encourages scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of environmentally responsible energy sources. Each year, the Clean Tech Competition addresses an issue that is grounded in core technological competency areas and focuses on the next great engineering challenges. The competition is designed to foster a deeper understanding of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) related concepts, recognize outstanding talent, and prepare the next generation of globally competitive innovators. Teams of one to three students between the ages of 15 and 18 with a Team Leader (19 years or older) must register by the deadline listed on their website.
eCyberMission
eCyberMission is a web-based science, math and technology competition for 6th through 9th grade teams. Compete for regional and national awards while working to solve problems in your community.
Harvard/MIT Mathematics Tournament (HMMT)
The Harvard/MIT Mathematics Tournament (HMMT) is committed to providing opportunities to mathematically gifted students looking for a challenging experience, as well as meeting others interested in math from around the country and the world. There are two tournaments: 1) HMMT February is one of the most difficult math competitions in the United States for students who can comfortably and confidently solve at least 6 to 8 problems correctly on the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME) and write mathematical proofs; 2) HMMT November provides a more approachable alternative for students to gain math tournament experience, such as those who have performed well on the AMC exams.
High School Innovation Challenge
The High School Innovation Challenge is an annual high school design competition hosted by select Northrop Grumman sites from February through April. The competition theme varies yearly and is inspired by a Northrop Grumman program or capability. Previous competition themes led to challenges which tasked students to build launcher systems, RC airplanes, airships and deployables. The High School Innovation Challenge strives to encourage students to actively engage in fun and rewarding Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities.
Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Program - Belin-Blank at University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia program seeks to encourage and recognize original research in the STEM fields done by Iowa high school students. Students in grades nine through 12, in the state of Iowa, can submit original research findings for a chance to win scholarships and participate in the Symposia.
Mandelbrot Competition
The Mandelbrot Competition is voted the best round by round math contest in the United States according to a survey from the editors. In a nutshell, the goal of the contest is to introduce high school students of all ability levels to accessible new topics in mathematics while providing stimulating, challenging problems to stretch the best students in the country. The team test portion of the contest emphasizes mathematical writing skills and effective group work.
Math Kangaroo in USA
Math Kangaroo is a popular international not-selective competition in mathematics for students in grades 1 through 12. The competition takes the form of a multiple choice test. Each participant is seen as a winner and receives recognition and gifts on test day.
Math League
The Math League is dedicated to bringing challenging mathematics materials to students. The Math League specializes in math contests, books, and computer software designed to stimulate interest and confidence in mathematics for students from 4th - 12th grade. More than 1 million students participate in Math League contests each year. Contest problems are designed to cover a range of mathematical knowledge for each grade level. All of the problems on each contest require no additional knowledge of mathematics beyond the grade level they test.
Math Prize for Girls
The Advantage Testing Foundation sponsors an annual math competition for high-school girls, the largest monetary math prize for girls in the world. Their goal is to encourage young women with exceptional potential to become the mathematical and scientific leaders of tomorrow. Visit their website for eligibility criteria.
MATHCOUNTS
MATHCOUNTS is a national math coaching and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement in every U.S. state and territory. With over 20 years of experience, MATHCOUNTS is one of the country's largest and most successful education partnerships involving volunteers, educators, industry sponsors and students.
Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS)
Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS), is a non-profit public foundation offering premier math contests for grades 4-6 and grades 7-8. Their goals include: To stimulate enthusiasm and a love for Mathematics; introduce important Mathematical concepts; teach major strategies for problem solving; develop Mathematical flexibility in solving problems; strengthen Mathematical intuition; foster Mathematical creativity and ingenuity; provide for the satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenges. Created in 1977 by Dr. George Lenchner, an internationally known math educator, the Math Olympiads went public in 1979. Schools can enter teams or parents can get excellent mathematical supplies for their children.
Meridian Stories
Meridian Stories is a Maine-based non-profit founded in 2011. Every year, Meridian Stories offers 20 digital storytelling competitions in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and History for teams of students in middle and high schools. Schools register for the program by paying an annual subscription rate that provides access to all 20 challenges and the capacity to compete with other schools in the Meridian community. Teams work collaboratively over a three to four week period to complete their media production and upload them to the Meridian site. While Meridian Stories is designed for use by the whole school, the local programs for the Gifted and Talented community of students have been its biggest advocates.
MIT THINK Scholars (Cambridge, MA)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) THINK Scholars is a student-run educational outreach program that makes STEM research and development accessible to high school students who reside in the United States. Using the existing THINK competition as a framework, this group has developed an application process for admission into this new program. Rather than simply recognizing high school students with completed projects, they are now supporting students who wish to implement their ideas. Accepted students will receive seed funding, mentorship from the THINK team, and advice from MIT professors and industry professionals.
National Academic League
Awarding achievement should not be limited to athletic abilities. Students of all academic and athletic levels should have the benefit of excelling in their own unique talents and passions. Academic sports motivate participants to compete for honors and awards while teaching them the skills of team work and discipline skills that sustain them to be productive and successful adults.
National Number Knockout Math Competition (N2K)
The National Number Knockout (N2K) is an annual calculating competition. The goal of N2K is to improve the calculating speed and accuracy of students across the nation through an easy-to-learn game. Students 9 to 14 years old are invited to enter for a chance to for a monetary grand prize as well as a prize for their teacher.
Noetic Learning Math Contest
The Noetic Learning Math Contest is a semi-annual math problem solving contest for elementary and middle school students. The goal of the competition is to encourage young students' interest in math, to develop their problem solving skills, and to inspire them to excel in math. During the contest, students are given 45 minutes to solve 20 problems. Many problems are designed to challenge students and to enrich their problem solving experiences. The contest is for students in grades 2-8.
Ole Miss Math Contest
Ole Miss Math Contest is an educational web site that gives kids the chance to win calculators by competiting in online math puzzles. The site features geometry, alegbra, and middle school problems.
Perennial Math
Perennial Math offers two types of competition. The first is an annual membership competition for grades 3-8 with separate levels. A team can register up to 30 students, or students may register individually if their school is not participating. The competition consists of 4 monthly tests beginning in November and ending in February. The second competition offered is Virtual Tournaments. These occur each month and are in a video conferencing format. Students may register for a team tournament (4 members) or for an individual student tournament.
Putnam Mathematical Competition
The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is an annual contest for college students. Each year on the first Saturday in December, over 2,000 students spend six hours (in two sittings) trying to solve 12 problems. Individual and team winners (and their schools, in the latter case) get some money and a few minutes of fame. The Elizabeth Lowell Putnam Prize was established in 1992 to be "awarded periodically to a woman whose performance on the Competition has been deemed particularly meritorious". Over the years many of the winners of the Putnam competition have become distinguished mathematicians. A number of them have received the Fields Medal and several have won the Nobel Prize in Physics.
Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS)
TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) is an annual competition for middle and high school students designed to help them discover their potential for engineering. Using science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and 21st century learning skills, students work collaboratively to problem solve real-world engineering challenges.
Organizations: International
International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)
The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the World Championship Mathematics Competition for High School students and is held annually in a different country.
Research Science Institute (RSI) (Massachusetts)
Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Research Science Institute (RSI) summer program involves focused content on advanced theory in the sciences, technology, engineering, and research in mathematics (STEM). Held every summer at MIT, RSI is open to students who have completed the third year of high school or the equivalent. Successful applicants will have demonstrated superior scholastic achievement in mathematics, the sciences, and verbal arts. They will have shown the potential for leadership in science and mathematics through their activities in and beyond the classroom. Refer to their informative web page for application deadline details.
Organizations: Local
Euler Circle (Palo Alto, CA)
Euler Circle is a mathematics institute for advanced students in the San Francisco Bay Area who love mathematics. The organization offers a range of college-level mathematics classes, specifically tailored to the needs of advanced high school students, many of whom have exhausted the mathematics curriculum at their schools and want to learn more. Each class offered is the equivalent of an upper-division college mathematics class.
Ingenuity Project - Baltimore Polytechnic Institute (Baltimore, MD)
The mission of the Ingenuity Project is to prepare highly capable and motivated Baltimore students to achieve at nationally competitive levels in mathematics and science. The goal is to give city students the classroom advantages that wealthier county and private schools offer their populations with the expectation that Ingenuity students will take advanced placement courses in high school, attend college, and ultimately be prepared to become leaders in their chosen professions.
Math in Action - Lake Washington School District (Redmond, WA)
Math in Action is a collection of math enrichment programs available for Norman Rockwell Elementary and other elementary students in Redmond, Washington. Math in Action was originally sponsored and partially funded by the Norman Rockwell's PTA in 2006. After school programs started at fourth grade and expanded to other grades since 2007. The math challenge program, piloted in 2007, is now participated by more than 1,000 students from different elementary schools at the Lake Washington School District.
Michigan Math Circle (Ann Arbor, MI)
The Michigan Math Circle welcomes high school and middle school students to the Michigan Ann Arbor campus on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8 for lectures on and discussions about mathematics.
Museum of Mathematics (New York, NY)
Opening in December 2012, The Museum of Mathematics is being founded in response to the closing of a small museum of mathematics on Long Island called the Goudreau Museum. The new Museum of Mathematics will go well beyond the Goudreau in both scope and methodology by enhancing public understanding and perception of mathematics. It will offer various exhibits and activities related to mathematics as the only museum of its kind in the United States, giving visitors opportunities for hands-on math programming.
Orange County Math Circle (CA)
The Orange County Math Circle is a student-run service learning organization where high school students gather to explore advanced problem solving topics and teach motivated students in underserved schools in Orange County.
Sunshine Math Superstars (Chipley, FL)
Sunshine Math is "a K-8 program designed as an enrichment opportunity for self directed learners in mathematics. It provides the extra challenge needed by selfmotivated students."
Organizations: National
American Mathematical Society (AMS)
The AMS offers mathematics resources, including online listings for awards, fellowships and other professional opportunities. Visitors can search, browse, share, and post calls for fellowship and grant applications, prize and award nominations, and meeting and workshop proposals in the mathematical sciences. The page serves mathematics faculty/scientists, institutions, programs, postdocs/early-career mathematicians, graduate students, undergraduate students, high school students and teachers. The website also provides links to summer math camps for high school students.
Art of Problem Solving (AoPS)
Art of Problem Solving offers online math courses, curriculum and textbooks. The website brings together students, instructors, peers, and friends to discuss problem solving methods, instructional materials and other common interests. Community members participate in Math Jams and a message board where they learn problem solving methods and interact with math enthusiasts. Many Davidson Young Scholars have participated in Art of Problem Solving since its inception in the early 2000s.
Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) (Fairfax, VA)
The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is a non-profit organization founded in 1971. Their continuing goal is to encourage women in the mathematical sciences. AWM currently has more than 4,100 members (women and men) representing a broad spectrum of the mathematical community — from the United States and around the world!
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
Established by Congress in 1986 to foster and encourage excellence in science and mathematics, the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation is designed to provide opportunities for American undergraduate students with excellent academic records and outstanding potential. Scholarships support study in the fields of mathematics, engineering and the natural sciences as career preparation. Each award covers eligible expenses, including tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 per year. Goldwater Scholars are eligible for up to two years of support.
Beast Academy - Art of Problem Solving (AoPS)
Beast Academy, a project from the Art of Problem Solving (AoPS), provides a full, rigorous and entertaining curriculum for aspiring math students in grades two through five. Four fully-illustrated guides per grade provide complete lessons, delivered by the Beast Academy instructors in an engaging comic book style. Companion practice books include challenging problems, puzzles and games to reinforce the lessons. All Beast Academy books are aligned to national Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
Carnegie Science Center - Girls Math and Science Partnership (GMSP)
The Girls, Math & Science Partnership (GMSP) was created to address issues regarding girls, their participation in science, and the expansion of their opportunities in and influence on the science and technology workforce. Working with girls ages 11-17, their teachers, parents, and mentors, GMSP draws organizations, stakeholders, and communities together in an effort to ensure that girls succeed in math and science.
Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI)
The Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) is a private foundation whose statement of purpose is to increase and disseminate mathematical knowledge; to educate mathematicians and other scientists about new discoveries in the field of mathematics; to encourage gifted students to pursue mathematical careers; and to recognize extraordinary achievements and advances in mathematical research.
Davidson Fellows Scholarships
The Davidson Fellows scholarship program recognizes outstanding achievements of profoundly gifted young people who have developed their talents by contributing a significant piece of work in one of these submission areas: Mathematics, Science, Technology, Music, Literature, Philosophy or Outside the Box. For eligibility and deadline information, please visit the Davidson Fellows website.
Engine-Uity
Engine-Uity has been offering gifted teaching materials (K-12) since 1980. The materials are keyed to Bloom's Taxonomy with emphases on research and literature. Some materials are K-3 specific; others are geared for 4-8; others for 7-12. Beginning research includes short-term non-fiction. More in depth materials (e.g. Learning Centers and RATS Packs) are available for more sophisticated learners. Reading Centers for popular trade books number in the hundreds.
Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics (EYH)
The Math/Science Network is a non-profit membership organization of educators, scientists, mathematicians, parents, community leaders, and government and corporate representative. Our mission is to promote the continuing advancement in mathematics and science education of all people, with a particular emphasis on the needs of women and girls. The goal of the Math/Science Network is to increase the participation, retention, and advancement of girls and women in mathematics, science, and technology.
Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) Pathways to Science
The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. Pathways to Science is a project of IBP supporting pathways to the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This group places particular emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources. Use their website to find programs such as undergraduate summer research opportunities, graduate fellowships, postdoctoral positions, as well as resources and materials pertaining to recruitment, retention, and mentoring.
Math/Science Nucleus
Math/Science Nucleus is a non-profit (501(3)c), educational and research organization composed of scientists, educators and community members. It serves as a science resource center to assist school districts, teachers, and administrators. A major goal is to increase the science literacy of students in our school systems by enhancing the skills of teachers and administrators.
Mathcamp
This is an intensive 5-week-long summer program for gifted high school students designed to provide them with the opportunity to study advanced and unusual topics in a challenging and dynamic environment. There are regular courses, problem-solving sessions, small group tutorials, and lectures with opportunities for follow-up and discussion.
National Association of Math Circles
Mathematical Circles are a form of education enrichment and outreach that bring mathematicians and mathematical scientists into direct contact with pre-college students. These students, and sometimes their teachers, meet with mathematical professionals in an informal setting, after school or on weekends, to work on interesting problems or topics in mathematics. The goal is to get the students excited about the mathematics, giving them a setting that encourages them to become passionate about mathematics
National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science & Technology
The Consortium aims to foster and support specialized schools in mathematics, science and technology, and provide a forum for these schools to exchange information and program ideas. Each year the consortium holds a student conference in which "the leaders of tomorrow's scientific community may come to share ideas and concepts that may better the future. At such meetings, intelligent young people confront the burning problems of today's world with their fresh initiative. Here, leaders are born and minds are shaped."
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
The mission of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is to provide the vision and leadership necessary to ensure a mathematics education of the highest quality for all students. Founded in 1920, NCTM is the world's largest mathematics education organization, with more than 100,000 members and 250 Affiliates throughout the United States and Canada.
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science recognizes the top teachers in mathematics and science from across the country. Up to 108 teachers are chosen for the award every year, and winners receive a signed citation from the President of the United States and a trip to Washington, DC to attend the awards ceremony. Teachers in grades K through 12 are eligible.
Purdue University - The Center for Research and Engagement in Science and Mathematics Education (CRESME), (West Lafayette, IN)
The Center for Research and Engagement in Science and Mathematics Education (CRESME) focuses on improving science and mathematics education for students from preschool to college. The result is a powerful combination of skills for discovering distinctive ways to improve science and mathematics education.
Renaissance Learning
This distance learning program offers a self-paced math curriculum from first grade through first-year calculus. Pre-tests identify areas mastered and those still requiring work. Program does not provide any instruction, but generates worksheets with problems in areas which require further work.
Society for Science & the Public (SSP)
The mission of the Society for Science & the Public (SSP) is to advance public understanding and appreciation of science. A non-profit based in Washington, D.C., SSP encourages students, parents, teachers, and communities to explore the vast world of science. Through publications, programs, science fairs and scholarship competitions, SSP helps young people utilize and strengthen their knowledge of science, math, and engineering.
The Continental Mathematics League (CML)
Continental Mathematics League (CML) experiences are designed to maximize student opportunities to participate and improve problem solving capabilities. Students participate with other students in the same grade level from schools acrossthe United States. These activities may be conducted in class during regular school hours without any additional time or transportation requirements.
USA Mathematical Talent Search (USAMTS)
The USA Mathematical Talent Search (USAMTS) is a free mathematics competition open to all United States high school students. Students may enter the competition at any time of the academic year.
Organizations: State
Connecticut Association for Mathematically Precocious Youth (CAMPY), (CT)
This website is home to the Connecticut Association for Mathematically Precocious Youth (CAMPY) -- a nonprofit organization founded to provide educational opportunities for highly able mathematics students in Connecticut. The CAMPY website will link students with information about math enrichment programs and opportunities. Parents, teachers and students will be invited to use the messages boards to establish dialogues for exchanging information and resources. Teachers will be able to use the site challenge questions for enriching students or to dialogue with other districts about program modifications for gifted students.
Fame/Unite/Merit (DE)
"The FAME/UNITE/MERIT Program is designed to increase the effective participation of African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American youth in engineering and other science professions. In addition, the program provides accelerated academic enrichment instruction in mathematics, science, computer academic setting resembling a college engineering curriculum. The program also provides professional/personal development workshops, assistance in college selection and information on the engineering profession."
The Math Circle (MA)
The Math Circle is a "program of courses founded in 1994, designed for students who enjoy math and want the added challenge of exciting topics that are normally outside the school curriculum. Its teachers are experienced, committed, and enthusiastic. Our classes encourage a free discussion of ideas; while the courses are mathematically rigorous, the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed."
Printed Materials: Books
A Gebra Named Al
This book by author W. Isdell is for young adults. Julie hates algebra - until she meets Al, and the Periodic horses and they journey through the Land of Mathematics, where the Orders of Operations are real places and fruits that look like Bohr models grow on chemistrees. Wonderfully written and a joy to read, it's full of math and science basics made fun and accessible. This book is the stand-alone sequal to
The Chemy Called Al
.
A History of Pi
This book is about pi and how the part we know of pi was discovered. This involves some records from different regions of the world, such as Babylonians, Chinese and more. There is more information about mathematics in this book, such as calculating prodigies and trigonometry.
A Teacher's Guide to Using the Common Core State Standards With Mathematically Gifted and Advanced Learners
Written by authors Susan K. Johnsen Ph.D., Gail R. Ryser Ph.D., Susan G. Assouline Ph.D., this book provides teachers and administrators with practical examples of ways to build a comprehensive, coherent, and continuous set of learning experiences for gifted and advanced students. It describes informal, traditional, off-level, and 21st century math assessments that are useful in making educational decisions about placement and programming. Featuring learning experiences for each grade within one math progression, the book offers insight into useful ways of both accelerating and enriching the CCSS mathematics standards. Each of the learning experiences includes a sequence of activities, implementation examples, and formative assessments. Specific instructional and management strategies for implementing the standards within the classroom, school, and school district will be helpful for both K–12 teachers and administrators.
Academic Precocity: Aspects of Its Development
This book contains the first follow-up studies of more than 2,000 gifted seventh- and eighth-graders who are participated in the Johns Hopkins Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (SMPY). The contributors to the program assess the effectiveness of its screening and educational techniques, explore the relationship between precocity and social adjustment, and report on the success of SMPY-type programs in other locales.
Advanced Math for Young Students: A First Course in Algebra
Advanced Math for Young Students by Philip Keller provides an introduction to algebra, written for middle school and high school students. Emphasizing functions, graphs and equations, it demonstrates how the language of algebra is used, drawing examples from physics, chemistry and economics.
This is not a traditional "Algebra 1" book. It is designed to be used before (or during) a student's first algebra class, though it also introduces some concepts from Algebra 2 and Pre-calculus.
Algebra
The main part of this book from Isreal Gelfand and Alexander Shen is made up of math problems. Divided into sections devoted to different topics, 72 chapters cover such subjects as the multiplicaiton of negative numbers, the division algorithm, addition in the decimal number system and converting a rational expression into the quotient of two polynomials.
Algebra and Trigonometry: Graphs and Models Graphing Calculator Manual Package
This is a calculator manual with many examples for the TI-82, TI-83, and TI-83 plus. It is usually sold with the book
College Algebra Graphs and Models
.
Algebra With Pizzazz!: Practice Exercises for the First Year Algebra
Puzzles and games present algebra as a fun and enjoyable experience. This book contains reproducible activity pages on a variety of topics.
All Math Words Dictionary
This book is a dictionary designed for students of pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra in middle school and high school. It is designed using the four 'C's: Concise, Complete, Correct and Comprehensible.
An Adventurer's Guide to Number Theory
This book offer an historically oriented introduction to number theory, including properties of numbers, primes, perfect numbers, quadratic forms, numbers as abstract concepts, and classical discoveries of number theory. It is written for readers with an understanding of arithmetic and beginning algebra.
Apple Fractions
This book by author Jerry Pallotta uses a variety of different apples to teach kids about fractions. Playful elves demonstrate how to divide apples into halves, thirds, fourths, and more. Young readers will also learn about varieties of apples, including Golden and Red Delicious, Granny Smiths, Cortlands, and even Asian Pears.
Aptitude Revisited: Rethinking Math and Science Education for America's Next Century
American students' dwindling aptitude in math and science have become newsworthy lately, often culminating in debates about test scores. Author David Drew reiterates the concern that American youth is not being prepared for an emerging, competitive international market. Based on his research, Drew argues that the poor, minority students, and young women are not encouraged in mathematics, thus widening the gap between the under and over classes. His recommendations challenge superficial political arguments with potentially valuable solutions.
Archimedes and the Door of Science
This book is about the life and works of Archimedes, the Greek mathematician who enriched mathematics and all branches of science. The author discusses Archimedes work, his discoveries and the knowledge later based upon it. The book includes simple and humorous illustrations and diagrams enhancing the reader's understanding of Archimedes' concepts.
Books & DVDs by The Mathemagician, Dr. Arthur Benjamin
Would you like to learn how to perform amazing feats of mind? Dr. Arthur Benjamin, the Mathemagician, will show you how in his latest book, Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks.
Breaking Through: Helping Girls Succeed in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
In this book, topics ranging from how role models can make a difference to finding non-stereotypical toys and taking trips that inspire STEM discovery and engagement are illustrated with research evidence and real-life examples from girls and women. Regardless of a daughter's age (from birth to young adulthood), parents will find tips they can immediately use to help combat the gender imbalance in STEM areas.
Calculus by and for Young People (ages 7, yes 7 and up)
This book by Don Cohen, is outstanding because it takes the mumbo-jumbo out of traditionally taught calculus and makes the ideas accessible to ANYONE, not just to math whizzes. The technical vocabulary and symbolic notation can always be learned later. This book introduces the important ideas of calculus with simple, natural language and, most helpful of all, illuminating graphics.
Calculus the Easy Way
This book covers all the essentials of a first-year calculus course, including derivatives, integrals, trignometric functions, natural logarithms, exponential functions, and an introduction to differential equations.
Challenging Problems in Geometry
The book is broken down into several chapters. The first chapter contains the problems, the next are the solutions, followed by hints to the problem, and finally an appendix of useful theorems and formulas. The useful theorems are mostly the results of Euclid's Book 1 and 3, and the immediate consequences of those theorems, e.g., the sum of the angles of a convex quadrilateral is 360.
Challenging Units for Gifted Learners: Teaching the Way Gifted Students Think - Math
This book is part of the "Challenging Units for Gifted Students" series designed to help teachers provide the stimulating curricula that will nurture this potential in school. The units presented in this series are based on research into how gifted students actually think differently from their peers. This math book includes units that ask students to develop a financial portfolio; use math, science, engineering, technology, and art to design and build a miniature golf course; develop games based on probability; and run a real-life small business.
Concepts in Competitive Mathematics, Second Edition
This short reference book contains fundamental concepts crucial to solving math competition problems such as those found on the Mathematical Association of America's AMC 10, AMC 12, and AIME, as well as those found in local or regional competitions. Full of formulas as well as examples and solutions, this book shows how specific problems can be best solved in order to succeed in math competitions. Topics include Number Theory, Combinatorics, Probability, Statistics, Sequences and Series, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Coordinate Mathematics.
Concepts of Modern Mathematics
This book uses humor to illuminate new math; groups, sets, subsets, topology, Boolean algebra and more.
Developing Math Talent: A Guide for Educating Gifted and Advanced Learners in Math
This mathematics textbook is a comprehensive parent and teacher guide for developing math talent among gifted students of elementary or middle school age. Several strategies are given such as identifying mathematically gifted learners, advocating for gifted children with math talent, designing a systematic math education program for gifted students, and more!
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Developing Mathematical Talent: A Guide to Challenging and Educating Gifted Students in Math
This book offers a focused look at educating gifted and talented students for success in math. More than just a guidebook for educators and parents, this book offers a comprehensive approach to mathematics education for gifted students of elementary or middle school age.
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Developing Mathematically Promising Students
Comprises 34 contributions that, collectively, explore the possibilities for the recognition and nurturing of mathematically gifted students in grades K-12. Specific topics include the use of awards programs, the cultural challenge facing gifted girls, what teachers can learn from students' reasoning, international perspectives, the definition of talent, curricular strategies, and connecting parents to the schools.
Differentiating Instruction in Algebra 1
This book provides ready-to-use resources for Algebra 1 students. It is divided into four units: introduction to functions and relationships; systems of linear equations; exponent rules and exponential functions; and quadratic functions.
Differentiating Instruction with Menus for the Inclusive Classroom: Math
This book provides numerous types of leveled menus that lower and on-level elementary-aged students can use to demonstrate learning through a method of their choice. Menus with similar formats but geared towards varying ability levels allow teachers to differentiate easily.
Elementary Algebra
This basic Algebra I textbook is unique in that it uses a literary and game-like approach to introduce each new topic and concept in algebra. Many cartoons are used to illustrate various concepts, as are excerpts from literature. The program uses traditional exercises. An optional teacher's manual is also available.
Emblems of Mind: The Inner Life of Music & Mathematics
New York Times music critic Rothstein examines the underlying formal connections between music and math. In an elegantly written, original inquiry, Rothstein's uncanny insights in this intensive exploration will startle and reward the literate layperson, including those with no technical knowledge of either music or math.
Encouraging Your Child's Math Talent: The Involved Parents' Guide (The Involved Parents' Guides)
Michael J. Bosse and Jennifer V. Rotigela authored this comprehensive, helpful guide to supporting a child's mathematical talent. The authors guide parents in recognizing advanced math ability in their children, working with the school system and tips for connecting a child's math ability to his or her everyday interests.
Everyday Mathematics
The K-6 Everyday Mathematics curriculum encourages teachers and students to go beyond arithmetic--to explore more of the mathematics spectrum by investigating data gathering and analysis, probability, geometry, patterns and algebra. Mathematics is integrated into other subject areas and becomes part of the ongoing classroom routines, outdoor play and transitional moments.
Everything You Need To Know (Book Series)
Written by Anne Zeman and Kate Kelly, this book series includes titles such as
Everything You Need To Know
about American History; about World History; about Geography; about Math Homework; about English; and many more.
Exploring with Squares and Cubes
These 33 explorations of polyominoes and cubes use a "lab" approach to help students discover patterns and relationships. Activities include sorting arrangements of squares, finding linear and branching sequences, designing pentomino puzzles, and using Soma Cubes. This book provides teacher notes and blackline masters.
E-Z Algebra (Barron's E-Z Series)
This algebra text is written in the form of a fantasy novel, with the story's characters solving problems by using algebra. Readers discover the hows and whys of equations, negative numbers, exponents, roots and real numbers, algebraic expressions, functions, graphs, quadratic equations, polynomials, permutations and combinations, matrices and determinants, mathematical induction, and imaginary numbers.
Family Math
How can parents help their children with math at home? With more than 300 pages of lively activities, this book represents one of the greatest strides taken to involve parents in the mathematics education of their children. Using easy instructions and simple objects such as beans, blocks, pennies, buttons, and string, parents and kids solve problems together.
Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem
This popular account tells the story of the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem, sometimes called the mathematical event of the century. Andrew Wiles' solution in 1993 (after seven years of solitary work) electrified the world of mathematics. After a flaw was discovered in the proof, Wiles had to work for another year to correct it.
Five in a Row
The three volumes of the Five in a Row curriculum provide 55 lesson plans covering social studies, language, art, applied math and science. Designed for a homeschool setting, these lessons would also be appropriate in a conventional school. Although the original Five in a Row was designed for children ages 4 to 8, families of profoundly gifted children will find these guides more appropriate for the preschool years. The accompanying Five in a Row website offers sample lessons, an online newsletter, and curriculum user discussion boards.
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
This book was originally published in 1880 and imagines a two-dimensional world inhabited by sentient geometric shapes who think their planar world is all there is. But one Flatlander, a Square, discovers the existence of a third dimension and the limits of his world's assumptions about reality and comes to understand the confusing problem of higher dimensions. This book contains accessible and explanations of geometry and physics for the curious non-mathematicians.
Fractals, Googols, and Other Mathematical Tales
Written by Theoni Pappas, this book includes short stories and discussions which introduce math concepts such as decimals, tangrams, number lines, and fractals.
From Crystals to Kites: Exploring Three Dimensions
The properties of three-dimensional figures spring to life as students build straw models, investigate polyhedra, create tetrahedral kites, and find the volume of prisms and pyramids. Students are encouraged to problem solve, find patterns, and talk about their discoveries throughout. This book also includes teacher notes, blackline masters and patterns.
G Is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book
Fro grade 6 and up, this book ranges from exponents to light years to numbers found in nature. This smorgasbord of math concepts and trivia makes a perfect classroom companion, or gift, for the budding young mathematician. Math students will be drawn in by the author’s trademark wit.
Games of No Chance (Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Publications)
This book deals with combinatorial games, games not involving chance or hidden information. The first part of this book is accessible to anyone, regardless of background. For those who want to delve more deeply, the book also contains combinatorial studies of chess and Go; reports of computer advances such as the solution of Nine-Men's Morris and Pentominoes; and new theoretical approaches to such problems as games with many players.
Geometry for the Classroom
This textbook is a broad preparation in elementary geometry. It works on developing fundamental concepts first on the intuitive level, then more rigorously, followed by slightly more advanced material through a combination of exposition and guided discovery.
Geometry the Easy Way
This book explains the principles of plane geometry and includes practice exercises and model problems. "Easy Way" books are designed to make their subjects easy to understand and are suitable both as self-teaching guides, as brush-up books for test preparation, and as classroom supplements. This newly updated edition covers the "how" and "why" of geometry, with step-by-step examples, practice exercises (with solutions), and more than 700 drawings, graphs, and diagrams.
Geometry: Seeing, Doing, Understanding, 3rd Edition
This geometry book by Harold Jacobs is an educational book that brings fun and geometry into one great subject. Suitable for either classroom use or self-paced study, this book uses innovative discussions, cartoons, anecdotes, examples and exercises that unfailingly capture and hold student interest.
Getting into Area: Hands-On Problem-Solving Activities for Grades 3-6
Real-life topics from architecture to sewing assure these 21 "discovery activities" make sense. Students use Pattern Blocks, tessellation patterns, geoboards, and dice to explore area and perimeter and make connections to multiplication, fractions, and decimals.
Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
Interdisciplinary book explores the patterns and symbols in the works of mathematician Kurt Godel, artist M.C. Escher, and composer Johann Sebastian Bach--and more. Pulitzer Prize winner. Topics Covered: artificial intelligence (AI) history and theories, strange loops and tangled hierarchies, formal and informal systems, number theory, form in mathematics, figure and ground, consistency, completeness, Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry, recursive structures, theories of meaning, propositional calculus, typographical number theory, Zen and mathematics, levels of description and computers; theory of mind: neurons, minds and thoughts.
Goods of the Mind - Competitive Mathematics for Students series
This series provides practice materials and short theory reminders for students who aim to excel at problem solving. Material is introduced in a structured manner: each new concept is followed by a problem set that explores the content in detail. Each book ends with a problem set that reviews both concepts presented in the current volume and related topics from previous volumes. The series forms a learning continuum that explores strategies specific to competitive mathematics in depth and breadth. Full solutions explain both reasoning and execution. Often, several solutions are contrasted. The problem selection emphasizes comprehension, critical thinking, observation, and avoiding repetitive and mechanical procedures.
Great Books of the Western World
This collection of books represents a large portion of the Western canon: Homer, the Athenian playwrights, the early Greek philosophers, Rome, early Christianity, Renaissance, Reformation, Enlightenment, early American political philosophy, and Victorian literature up until the end of the 20th century. This series provides extensive original documents on science, mathematics, government, philosophy, literature, and much more.
Hands-on Math: Ready-to-use games and activities for grades 4-8
Here's a super treasury of 279 exciting math games and activities that help students learn by engaging both their minds and their bodies. Dispensing with tired "rote" learning and memorization, Hands-On Math! uses fun-filled exercises that encourage your students to think and reason mathematically.
How to Ace Calculus: The Streetwise Guide
This book is like having an older sibling tell you all the secrets about learning Calculus. Although it is written by three college professors, the book has a great sense of humor and boils calculus down to the very essentials. This is intended as a supplemental text but could be used by a profoundly gifted child who just wants to know the nuts and bolts of calculus.
Introduction to Tessellations
This clear introduction to tessellations and other intriguing geometric designs help students explore polygons, regular polygons and combinations of regular polygons, Escher-type tessellations, Islamic art designs, and tessellating letters. Step-by-step directions for creating tessellations support discussions of the symmetries and transformations involved. The companion book of overhead masters contains more than 270 patterns students can use to create and analyze polygonal, regular, demi-regular, and demi-regular tessellations; star polygons, tessellating curves; and polyominoes.
Jane and Johnny Love Math: Recognizing and Encouraging Mathematical Talent in Elementary Students
For parents and educators, this book delineates methods of addressing the needs of mathematically talented students younger than 12. The approaches described are based on the authors’ experiences with hundreds of talented students. They discuss educational options allowing students to move systematically through the elementary math curriculum while matching the curriculum to the students' abilities and achievements. The book includes problem sets from the Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary Schools as well as practical ideas for classroom teachers, mathematics mentors, and parents.
Journey Through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics
This book is a captivating collection of essays of major mathematical achievements brought to life by the personal and historical anecdotes which the author has skillfully woven into the text. This is a book which should find its place on the bookshelf of anyone interested in science and the scientists who create it.
Key to Algebra Series
This is a series of workbooks covering topics from integers through graphing, square roots and quadratic equations. Each topic is introduced and explained briefly, then followed by exercises to practice the new skill.
Key to Fractions
These self-paced, self-guided workbooks by S. Rasmussen are for grades 4-12 and motivate students to succeed. Do you have students who have never mastered fraction concepts or who need a good review? Key to Fractions covers all topics from basic concepts to mixed numbers and is written with secondary students in mind. Minimal reading is required, so students can easily work independently or in small groups. There are four book levels available.
Knots and Surfaces: A Guide to Discovering Mathematics
In most mathematics textbooks, the most exciting part of mathematics--the process of invention and discovery--is completely hidden from the reader. The aim of Knots and Surfaces is to change all that. By means of a series of carefully selected tasks, this book leads readers to discover some real mathematics. There are no formulas to memorize; no procedures to follow. The book is a guide: its job is to start you in the right direction and to bring you back if you stray too far. Discovery is left to you.
Life of Fred book series
This is a series of math and language arts books in which each text is written in the style of a novel with a humorous story line. Each section tells part of the life of Fred Gauss and how, in the course of his life, he encounters the need for math and language arts. Written by Dr. Stanley Schmidt with the intent to make the subjects come alive, the series covers grade levels beginning in Kindergarten and expanding all the way to college-level material.
Math & Music: Harmonious Connections
Written for those who wish to understand more about the dynamics of sound and music. This book traces the history of music and its origins in math.
Math Connects Program (Book Series)
This series, for students from pre-K through grade 6, presents math skills based on grade level standards. Each concept is clearly explained visually and auditorily at the top of the page and then the child can practice as needed. There are tests at the end of each chapter to measure progress.
Math Curse
Math Curse is a book of one girl's story of how that curse can be broken. "Did you ever wake up to one of those days where everything was a problem? You have 10 things to do, but only 30 minutes until your bus leaves. Is there enough time? You have 3 shirts and 2 pairs of pants. Can you make 1 good outfit? Then you start to wonder: Why does everything have to be such a problem? Why do 2 apples always have to be added to 5 oranges? Why do 4 kids always have to divide 12 marbles? Why can't you just keep 10 cookies without someone taking 3 away? Why?"
Math Education for Gifted Students
This
Gifted Child Today Reader
by editors Susan Johnsen and James Kendrick, offers information about how to differentiate for mathematically gifted students, as well as tried-and-true instructional strategies to employ, including tiered lessons, distance learning, and activities combining architecture and math.
Math for Kids & Other People Too!
This book by author T. Pappas is for ages 9-12 and helps kids discover what mathematics is all about--not dreary, repetitive computations, but concepts brought to life by stories, puzzles, and challenges. With a section dedicated to puzzles, games, and tricks, and more than 100 illustrations packed into a large-sized format, this book is just the ticket for demystifying math and getting youngsters interested.
Math Games (Gifted and Talented)
Math Games
takes children beyond addition and subtraction, and challenges them with an entertaining collection of logic problems, numbers riddles, and shape puzzles that expand their understanding of math.
Math Logic Mysteries
With this book from Marilynn Rapp Buxton, students can have fun building their math skills while trying to solve challenging puzzles. Mathematical skills covered include measurement, number operations, geometry, probably, gractions, decimals, percentages and algebra. Also included, is a detailed how-to section for teaching logic puzzles and an in-depth answer key. Grades 5-8.
Math Olympiad Contest Problems for Elementary and Middle Schools
This book is intended to help 4th to 8th grade students learn to solve tricky multi-step problems similar to ones on the SATs. The book provides the actual problems from previous years as well as the solutions.
Math Puzzles and Patterns for Kids
This book by Kristy Fulton explores the "math logic puzzles" concept in puzzle solving. Students are taught the basic premises behind each challenging puzzle: real-life patterns and puzzles such as Fibonacci's triangle, tangrams, and Sudoku. Resources for teaching math patterns are also included. For grades 2-4.
Math Wizardry for Kids
Kids needn't be math geniuses to enjoy this book, but they might develop into mathematicians through its more than 200 puzzles and games. Illustrations highlight details of different projects. Each project comes complete with a list of materials and specific directions that children can follow on their own. Some history of mathematics is also included, which can be expanded using additional materials. A glossary, and a section for parents and teachers help make this book ideal for use as a classroom math supplement.
Mathemagics: How to Look Like a Genius Without Really Trying
Amaze and mystify your friends! Dr. Benjamin has performed his "art of rapid mental calculation" for audiences of all ages and levels of mathematical sophistication, and now he reveals his secrets to you. Actually, most of these calculation and memorization techniques are fairly commonly known, but Benjamin explains how to perform them to great effect. He uses simple algebraic proofs to show how the tricks work and often adds an anecdote about how he "discovered" an interesting trick. This is a book to ignite mathematical confidence and curiosity. A word of warning, though: despite the subtitle, it will take some dedicated practice to master these tricks.
Mathematical Brain-Teasers
This book includes 150 mathematical puzzles, including coin and change problems, relative ages, time and distance, and 40 alphametics—innovative letter substitutions.
Mathematicians Are People, Too: Stories from the Lives of Great Mathematicians
For grades 3-7, the stories in Volume One of this series focus on moments of mathematical discovery experienced by Thales, Pythagoras, Hypatia, Galileo, Pascal, Germain, and still others. There is also a Volume Two. Fifteen illustrated vignettes per book introduce students to great mathematicians from various cultures.
Mathematicians Are People, Too: Stories from the Lives of Great Mathematicians, Vol. 2
This nonfiction chapter book highlights a different mathematician in each chapter. It relates the humanness of the individual as well as the mathematical discovery or theory associated with the individual. The book features both men and women equally, including Omar Khayyam, Albert Einstein, Ada Lovelace, and others.
Mathematics and motivation: An annotated bibliography
This annotated bibliography features 18 resources related to mathematics. All are relevant to motivation, although only about one-third focus exclusively on motivation. The list includes many books and articles. Online articles and discussion groups include links.
Mathematics: A Discrete Introduction
This book is an introduction to mathematics—in particular, it is an introduction to discrete mathematics. There are two primary goals for this book: students will learn to read and write proofs, and learn the fundamental concepts of discrete mathematics.
Mathematics: A Human Endeavor
This text, first written in 1970, treats mathematics as a language, wholly within each human being's grasp to discover and learn. Chapters are broken up into individual lessons, enabling the book to be used for multiple students at different levels and abilities.
Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers
This book is about the history and survey of mathematics. It covers systems of numeration to differential equations and lots more in between.
Men of Mathematics
This book provides a classic introduction to the history of mathematics and lives of great mathematicians from Zeno to Cantor.
Middle Grades Mathematics Project
Middle Grades Mathematics Project is a series of teacher resource books with unique teaching guides and blackline masters designed to help teachers develop students' problem-solving skills via activity-oriented mathematics. The series includes five books:
Mouse and Elephant; Factors and Multiples; Similarity and Equivalent Fractions; Spatial Visualization;
and
Probability.
Middle Grades Mathematics Project Grades 5-8
Dr. Ann Lupkowski Shoplik highly recommends books from this series. They are wonderful for teachers as well as homeschoolers. This series includes a number of activities for the students, and it's great for the teachers--very well-organized, lists of materials, "teacher talk," "student talk," etc.
More Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School
This sequel to the original collection of brain twisters and math puzzles challenges young readers with puzzlers that include "How much is PEPPERS + PIG LIPS?" and "If Jenny's shirt has sparkles on it, will Todd have egg in his hair?"
Numbers and Geometry
Written by John Stillwell, this book is an account of the area of mathematics where three main fields - algebra, analysis, and geometry - meet. The aim of this book is to give a broad view of these subjects at the level of calculus, without being a calculus (or a pre-calculus) book. Its roots are in arithmetic and geometry, the two opposite poles of mathematics, and the source of historic conceptual conflict. The resolution of this conflict, and its role in the development of mathematics, is one of the main stories in the book. The key is algebra, which brings arithmetic and geometry together, and allows them to flourish and branch out in new directions.
One Two Three . . . Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science
Author George Gamow, one of the greatest 20th century physicists, tends to get forgotten these days with his books now more than 40 years old. Some, like his history of 20th century physics, may seem dated in light of the discoveries since then, but there's still magic in the pages, whether explaining the wonders of infinite series, or how to locate a hidden pirate's treasure chest using imaginary numbers. Unlike many modern popular science writers, Gamow didn't shy away from showing the math - he could explain in a way that an elementary school child could understand. A wonderful book for the child or adult who isn't afraid to think.
Packaging and the Environment
The MESA Series combines essential pre-algebra topics with exciting hands-on science explorations to motivate students in both mathematics and science. This book for ages 4-8 uses materials and group collaboration to solve open-ended problems. Students make connections between classroom and real-world mathematics and science. These easy-to-use Teacher Resource Books include activity overviews, background information, reproducible activity masters, and assessment strategies.
Passport to Learn: Projects to Challenge High-Potential Learners
Designed for gifted students in grades 4-8 as an around-the-world adventure, the activities in this book by Jacqueline Melin emphasize creativity, problem solving, inquiry, and critical thinking in the fields of math, language arts, leadership skills, social studies, and science. Projects include writing a fairy tale using jargon and cliches, studying and composing wartime songs, designing a Martian space colony, and inventing secret codes using binary, octal, and hexadecimal systems. Bonus miles are logged as each project is completed, encouraging self-directed students to focus and develop their independent study skills.
Patty Paper Geometry
Patty Paper Geometry includes dozens of activities that foster cooperative learning, increase students' geometric vocabulary, and motivate kids to read, write, and talk about geometry. Constructions are performed more accurately and geometric discoveries are made faster with patty papers. At the end of their investigations, students have discovered most of the properties of geometric figures studied in high school geometry courses.
Perfect 800: Advanced Strategies for Top Students - SAT Math (Updated ed.)
Perfect 800: SAT Math gives advanced students the tools needed to master the SAT math test. Covering areas including arithmetic concepts, algebra, geometry, and additional topics such as probability and weighted average, the book offers exposure to a wide range of degrees of difficulty in a holistic approach that allows students to experience the “real thing,” including the impact of time constraints on their performance.
Picturing Math
This unique book uses picture books to teach elementary students math concepts. Author Colleen Kessler feels strongly that all students should be challenged to experience and learn new things every day. She covers problem solving, geometry, algebra, measurement and probability. Grades 2-4.
Pleasures of Counting
Ranging from the design of anchors and the Battle of the Atlantic to the outbreak of cholera in Victorian Soho, this text describes a variety of lively topics that continue to intrigue professional mathematicians. Relatively simple terms and ideas are used.
Primary Grade Challenge Math
For grades 1-4, this book offers material that goes beyond calculation skills for children who enter the primary grades already knowing basic concepts. This curriculum allows parents and teachers to instill a deeper level of mathematical understanding and thinking skills in young children while nurturing a love of mathematics.
Problem Solving Through Recreational Mathematics
This book is the heavyweight champion of problems in recreational mathematics, containing a large number of very detailed problems in many areas. The presentation strategy is to develop the topic by using problems followed by an explanation followed by a detailed solution. The chapters are largely independent, so it is possible to pick and chose the topics for a course. Do not let the word recreational in the title lead you to believe that these problems are bunnies. With hundreds of problems, detailed solutions to the demonstrations and hints for most included, this is a resource unlike all others.
Real Life Math Mysteries: A Kid's Answer to the Question, "What will we ever use this for?"
For grades 4-10, this book helps students discover the excitement and challenge of using their problem-solving skills to solve an array of real world math problems. Drawn from interviews with working people in professions ranging from zookeeper to horse stable owner, the problems in this book stimulate student interest.
Real World Algebra: Understanding the Power of Mathematics
This text book by Edward Zaccaro provides a fun and easily comprehended way to learn algebra. Filled with cartoons, drawings, and real-world problems, this book is a great tool to motivate and encourage the elementary student.
Schaum's Outline of Trigonometry
This study guide focuses entirely on plane trigonometry. It summarizes the geometry properties and theorems that prove helpful for solving trigonometry problems. Also, where solving problems requires knowledge of algebra, the algebraic processes and the basic trigonometric relations are explained carefully.
Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School
By Louis Sachar, this book is a collection of 50 hilarious stories, each filled with brainteasers, designed to painlessly teach math skills. The stories are from the Wayside School, where students laugh as much as they learn.
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table: A Math Adventure (Sir Cumference Series of Math Books)
Written by Cindy Neuschwander for ages 4-8, this book is more than just a math adventure; it has a bit of history, too. The author teaches some basic geometry lessons while relating some of the King Arthur legend. King Arthur, assisted by his knight (guess who) Sir Cumference, finds the perfect shape for his table. Some of the other books in the series are written for older students.
Slides, Flips and Turns
An introduction to motion geometry, this book encourages students to explore the result of a slide, flip, or turn. It also develops an awareness of symmetry as students complete abstract symmetrical designs. As the students analyze the result of a motion, they develop logical thinking. The resource includes a section on definitions (with illustrations) of motion geometry terms, 48 activities, reproducible blank grids, and a table of contents.
Spatial Reasoning Puzzles That Make Kids Think!
Designed to engage even the most reluctant math learner, in this fun and challenging book, students must conquer four types of logical and spatial reasoning puzzles (Slitherlink, Hashiwokakero, Masyu, and Yajilin). The rules for each type of puzzle are very different, but easy to understand. The challenge is for students to apply their critical thinking skills to new situations and develop new strategies for solving each puzzle. Teacher support is provided for solving the puzzles and also for helping students to create puzzles of their own.
Splash! Monitoring and Measurement Applications for Young Learners
This book is a mathematics unit for high-ability learners in kindergarten and first grade focusing on concepts related to linear measurement, the creativity elements of fluency and flexibility, and the overarching, interdisciplinary concept of models. The unit consists of 13 lessons centered on the idea of designing a community pool. Students examine the question of why we measure, the importance of accuracy in measurement, and the various units and tools of measurement.
STEAM Education for Gifted Students! Upper Elementary Through Secondary Levels: Combining Communication and Language Arts with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Harry Roman presents detailed lessons for integrating STEM Education with Communication and Language Arts. Some examples of lessons are: Critical Workplace Skills, Writing Away to Companies, Technology Reporting, Invention and Communications, Writing an Operating Manual, What Makes a Good Oral Presentation?, A Technical Paper, and The Teacher as Communicator. The book also contains sections for teachers to record their Notes, Ideas and Reflections.
STEM Education for High-Ability Learners: Designing and Implementing Programming
This book focuses on the rigorous articulation of quality STEM education programming to develop STEM talent among high-ability and gifted learners. The intent is to provide a comprehensive resource for educators designing and implementing each of the supports within STEM education by providing a discussion of each critical component for inclusion in a planned, coherent, and high-quality sequenced system.
STEM Robotics in the Gifted Classroom: Meet ROBO-MAN! Upper Elementary through Secondary Levels (STEM Education for Gifted Students)
In this book, Harry Roman discusses the history of robotics, current robotic applications, robot design and math, STEM robot challenge lessons, and classroom robotic activities. The book contains many specific suggestions for use by teachers of the gifted in presenting an integrated STEM robotics program.
STEM to STEAM Education for Gifted Students: Using Specific Communication Arts Lessons with Nanotechnology, Solar, Biomass, Robotics, & Other STEM Topics
In this book, the authors present detailed lessons for integrating Eight STEM Education Areas with Communication Arts Lessons. These detailed lessons emphasize writing essays, descriptions and poems, and completing various exercises related to the following STEM Areas: Nanotechnology, Solar, Internet, Inventing, Music, Electric Vehicles, MOOCS, Biomass, and Robotics. The Appendices contain further information about the importance and promise of STEM Education.
STEM-Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education for Gifted Students: Designing a Powerful Approach to Real-World Problem Solving for Gifted
Harry Roman's book discusses Planning and Implementing STEM Education Programs for Gifted Students. This is an Essential Book for Parents and Educators which contains many specific suggestions for use by teachers of the gifted in presenting an integrated STEM program. The book covers numerous topics such as the roots of STEM, the study of engineering, importance of math and math activities for the gifted, employee skills, creativity & imagination in the lab, STEM challenge problems, technology education, and applications to the business world.
Super Smart Math - 180 Warm-Ups and Challenging Activities
In Super Smart Math challenges, author Rebecca George helps students to think critcally while providing activities and problems that become increasingly difficult as the students progress through each section. Organized by mathematical topics for grades 5-8.
Tangramath
Designed for use by a wide range of age and ability levels, the activities in this book are examples of the variety of ways in which tangram shapes can be used to reinforce mathematical concepts. This book may serve as a workbook by itself to be used by one student proceeding at his or her own rate in an individualized setting, or a teacher may extract certain sections of the book to duplicate for use with an entire class. Suggested open-ended activities are listed at the then of each of the three sections in the book.
The 10 Things All Future Mathematicians and Scientists Must Know (But Are Rarely Taught)
Edward Zaccaro presents this book full of classroom lessons, readings and discussion starters. It reveals the things our future mathematicians and scientists must know in order to prevent tragedies such as the Challenger explosion and the failure of the Mars Orbiter.
The Adventures of Penrose the Mathematical Cat
Written by Theoni Pappas for ages 9-12, Penrose is a cat with a knack for math who takes children on an adventurous tour of mathematical concepts from fractals to infinity. When the fractal dragon jumps off the computer screen and threatens to grow larger than the room itself, Penrose must find out if fractal patterns can work in reverse, getting smaller instead of larger.
The Book of Numbers
The Book of Numbers lets readers of all levels of mathematical sophistication understand the origins, patterns, and interrelationships of numbers.
The Cartoon Guide to Statistics
This is an excellent introductory textbook to statistics. Highly recommended and particularly valuable for visual-spatial learners!
The Chemy Called Al
This book blends fantasy with learning, weaving science and math facts into a fast-paced adventure story. When Julie travels to the Land of Science, she meets Al the Chemy-lion, discovers the relationship between alchemy and science, learns more about the Periodic Table, explores the States of Matter, and ultimately uses her knowledge of chemistry to save her friends from danger. This book is a stand-alone sequel to
A Gebra Named Al
, reuniting Julie with the "Periodics."
The Heart of Mathematics: An Invitation to Effective Thinking
The power and attractiveness of the subject of mathematics is often hidden from students who are in introductory courses. In this new, innovative overview textbook, the authors put special emphasis on the deep ideas of mathematics, and present the subject through lively and entertaining examples, anecdotes, challenges and illustrations, all of which are designed to excite the student's interest. The underlying ideas include topics from number theory, infinity, geometry, topology, probability and chaos theory. Throughout the text, the authors stress that mathematics is an analytical way of thinking, one that can be brought to bear on problem solving and effective thinking in any field of study.
The Joy of Mathematics: Discovering Mathematics All Around You
This is the first book with the second that follows titled
More Joy of Mathematics: Exploring Mathematics All Around You
. For teachers, these are a marvelous pair of resource books. For those who teach grammar school, and must teach all subjects, these books give a fresh approach to a subject they are not always comfortable with. For students, they are a great source of interesting math problems.
The Mathematics of Ciphers: Number Theory and RSA Cryptography
A revised and updated translation of a work originally published in Portuguese in 1997. It introduces the algorithmic aspects of number theory and its applications to the study of codes, and of code-breaking.
The number devil: A mathematical adventure
This is one devilishly good book for math fans and math phobes alike. By Hans Magnus Enzensberger, it is exactly the book folks are always looking for, wringing their hands and saying, 'Why aren't there more books that show the fun and imaginative parts of math?' Well, here is that book—full of the dreamlike beauty and power of math in a form that most anyone can understand.
The Penguin Book of Curious and Interesting Numbers
Loaded with information, light-hearted and well written, this book describes and defines lots of interesting numbers--factorials, hexidecimals, triangular numbers, pi, primes, etc.
The Problem Solver
The series provides 10 logical and easy to apply approaches to problem solving, with challenging practice problems that allow students to choose, apply, and reexamine appropriate strategies. The materials can be used to supplement the regular math program for grades 1-8.
The Secret of Teaching Science & Math Through Music
Dr. Frank's thought-provoking book provides evidence that children that are given the opportunity to play a musical instrument tend to do better scholastically.
Transition In Mathematics (University of Chicago School Mathematics Project)
A very descriptive pre-algebra textbook. All kinds of fun activities, and it applies the mathematics to the real world. The book maintains math fundamentals in an engaging format while exploring new approaches to standard exercises.
Trigonometry the Easy Way
This is an excellent, well written guide to trigonometry with concepts clearly and simply explained. It discusses laws of sine and cosine, trigonometric functions, inverse functions, conic sections, polynomial approximation and more.
Twists and Turns and Tangles in Math and Physics: Instruction Material for Developing Scientific...
This book provides activities and exercises in a variety of topics in mathematics and physics with an approach focused on problem solving and logical thinking.
United We Solve: 116 Math problems for groups, grades 5-10
Math need not be a lonely endeavor! This is a collection of 116 mathematics problems designed especially for groups. The problems focus on proportional reasoning, spatial visualization, and learning to generalize from patterns -- central pillars of any math curriculum. The book includes help for the teacher, a topics grid, and connections to several high-quality middle-grades math programs.
Using John Saxon's Math Books: How Homeschool Parents can Successfully use Them - and Save Money!
Author, Art Reed, has taken his more than 20 years of experience with Saxon Math books and put this experience and knowledge into a 132-page guide to assist homeschool educators in their successful use of Saxon math books – from Math 54 through calculus and physics. Answers are provided to questions such as: How are the high school courses correctly transcripted?; Does the Saxon high school student receive credit for geometry – and when?; and, Do Saxon math books still offer an excellent math curriculum?
Using the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics with Gifted and Advanced Learners
This book provides teachers and administrators examples and strategies to implement the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) with advanced learners at all stages of development in K–12 schools. The book describes—and demonstrates with specific examples from the CCSS—what effective differentiated activities in mathematics look like for top learners.
Young Women of Achievement: A Resource for Girls in Science, Math, and Technology
This useful guide will provide motivation for girls considering careers in science, mathematics, and technology. If you are a girl or young woman who has an interest in science or think you might, this excellent guide, full of highly useful information, will start you on the path toward realizing your career dreams.
Printed Materials: Online Documents
Learning and Understanding: Improving Advanced Study of Mathematics and Science in U.S. High Schools
The full text of this book is available online through the National Academies Press website. This book assesses programs for advanced studies for high-school students in the United States and examines the impact of advanced studies programs on the educational system, such as how they are key to admission at higher education institutes and how the quality of these programs can be enhanced.
Printed Materials: Periodicals/Reports & Studies
Plus Magazine
"Plus is an internet magazine published five times a year which aims to introduce readers to the beauty and the practical applications of mathematics. Whether you want to know how to build a sundial, how to keep your messages safe or what shape the universe is, it's all here. So take a look at our latest issue, explore the archive and browse our careers library to see where maths can take you! "
Residential Schools of Mathematics and Science for Academically Talented Youth: An Analysis of Admission Programs
The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented conducted research to analyze and evaluate the procedures used in selecting youth for state supported residential schools of mathematics and science. Authors Fathi A. Jarwan and John F. Feldhusen offer ways to discover the correlations between admission programs and students grade point average.
Schools & Programs: College Affiliated
Accelerated Mathematics Studies (AMS) Stream - Brock University (Ontario, Canada)
The Accelerated Mathematics Studies (AMS) stream is a personalized program for exceptional students at Brock University in Ontario, Canada. This mathematics stream provides advanced students with the opportunity to complete a degree in mathematics in just three years.
Center for Precollegiate Education and Training - University of Florida (UF-CPET) (Gainesville, FL)
This program promotes interaction between teachers, students, graduate students, researchers and industry stakeholders in science and technology education and training. Some programs include: Dual Credit Enrollment, Excursions in Science, Mini Medical School, Science Information for Teachers, Summer Science Institute and more.
Florida Polytechnic University (Lakeland, FL)
The mission of Florida Polytechnic University is to prepare 21st century learners in advanced fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to become innovative problem-solvers and high-tech professionals through interdisciplinary teaching, leading-edge research, and collaborative local, regional and global partnerships.
Gifted & Talented Education (GATE), The Honors College at Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
The various Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) programs offered through Michigan State University (MSU) are dedicated to promoting differentiated educational programs for students in grades 7-12. Mathematics Science and Technology (MST) is a two-week residential program for academically talented students. CHAMP is a regional program for students highly gifted in mathematics. ISHALL is an accelerated, intensive two-year course in literature and language designed to meet the curricular goals and merit standards of high school English, grades 7-10, in two years. Plus, there is also a dual enrollment program, a Michigan-Shiga Exchange program, a CSI Forensic Science program and several others listed on the website.
Glenn T. Seaborg Center at Northern Michigan University (Marquette, MI)
The Center is both a department in the Northern Michigan University College of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Michigan Network of Mathematics and Science Centers funded by the Michigan legislature. A major component of the Center’s activities are in programs for K-12 students, teachers, and the community. As a Michigan mathematics and science center, the Seaborg Center is accountable in six areas: leadership, student services, professional development, curriculum support, resource clearinghouse services, and community outreach.
MathOnline - University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (CO)
MathOnline allows gifted high school students the opportunity to take college courses, earning transferrable college credit upon successful completion of them. The courses are identical to the traditional courses offered to students on campus. Homework is completed on the same schedule as on-campus students, submitted through email or fax. There is no difference in tuition for in-state or out-of-state students.
MIT PRIMES (Cambridge, MA)
MIT PRIMES (Program for Research in Mathematics, Engineering and Science for High School Students) is a free, year-long after-school research program serving high school students who live within driving distance from Boston. Program participants work with MIT researchers on exciting unsolved problems in mathematics and computer science.
MIT PRIMES-USA (Cambridge, MA)
PRIMES-USA (Program for Research in Mathematics, Engineering and Science for U.S.A. high school students) is a free, year-long research program for high school juniors from across the United States. PRIMES-USA students will work on original research projects in mathematics provided by MIT faculty. Projects will be mentored by MIT graduate students via the Internet, using software and hardware tools for online collaboration.
Stanford Math Circle (Stanford, CA)
The Stanford Math Circle offers quarter-long sessions for local, elementary-, middle-, and high-school students who are interested in math. Math circles are weekly gatherings of students working on problems involving complex and advanced mathematical topics, guided by mathematicians and educators. The weekly meetings take place on Thursdays on Stanford University’s campus.
State University New York at Buffalo (SUNY) - Gifted Math Program (Buffalo, NY)
The Gifted Math Program is an enrichment program for students in grades seven through 12 at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Students commute to the University twice weekly to study an enriched and accelerated program of mathematics in grades seven through 10, and university level courses in discrete mathematics and calculus in grades 11 and 12. They can accumulate a total of 22 semester hours of university credit for successful participation.
University of Wisconsin, Regional Center for Math and Science (RCMS) (Green Bay, WI)
The RCMS is a federally funded, six week residential pre-college program, designed to enhance and enrich high school students' understanding of science, mathematics, and the nature of scientific research. The Center's emphasis is on the health sciences. Careers in medicine, nursing, physical therapy, medical research, and the like, will be explored.
Schools & Programs: Independent
Art of Problem Solving Academy
Math students have trained with Art of Problem Solving's textbooks since 1993. Each year, over 15,000 students take classes in the AoPS Online School. Through AoPS Academy's after-school, weekend, and summer programs, the depth and rigor of the AoPS curriculum is brought to the classroom. The AoPS Academy curriculum is carefully designed to prepare students for the rigors of advanced university classes and highly competitive careers. In math and language arts classes, they stress both the fundamentals and extending those fundamentals to advanced applications.
Gifted LearningLinks Program (GLL) at the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern
Gifted LearningLinks (GLL) offers engaging gifted online courses and programs, including family programs, enrichment, core essentials, honors, and AP® courses for gifted and talented students in kindergarten through grade 12. Eligible home schooled, elementary, middle or high school students can accelerate and broaden their knowledge base any time and any place. GLL courses provide rigorous, individualized instruction helping gifted students to achieve their educational goals.
Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (IMACS) - (Multiple Locations)
IMACS is designed to give children a competitive edge by teaching them how to think critically using logic and reasoning. Headquartered in Plantation, Florida, IMACS offers after-school and weekend classes for gifted and talented 1st-12th grade students in math enrichment, computer programming and virtual robotics, electronics, university-level mathematics, and university-level computer science.
Classes are held at various locations throughout South Florida and at affiliate locations in North Carolina, St. Louis, and Connecticut
. Some IMACS locations also offer a fun-filled Hi-Tech Summer Camp. Secondary school students not able to attend a local teaching center may take foundational courses through Elements of Mathematics: Foundations (
EMF
) or university-level courses through
eIMACS
, both of which are online.
Math and Music Studio
John Rosasco has a math tutoring and consulting business in Los Angeles that specializes in acceleration of gifted math students. As a musical composer and a mathematician, John believes that math should be taught to gifted students as an art form. From his viewpoint, a math lesson is similar to a piano lesson or a voice lesson. John teaches his students to memorize, perform and create in math, much like how a music teacher coaches and trains an artist to perform.
Proof School (San Francisco, CA)
Proof School is for students with a genuine love for math, computer science, and making things -- and who want to learn with like-minded peers. The best-fit students are internally driven to pursue mathematical sciences, not externally pushed. They are students excited by the opportunity to spend 2.5 hours on math in school every day. They are students open to new ideas, persistent with projects and problems that are challenging and inspiring. They are students interested and ready in areas outside of mathematics, be it music, laboratory sciences, history, or literature.
Talcott Mountain Academy for Science, Math & Technology (Avon, CT)
This small private school is for "intellectually excited" students and focuses on science, math & technology. It has its own weather station including Doppler, TV station, hypospherium, planetarium, observatory and state of the art computer labs. The 4th through 8th grade program has been well established for over 15 years, and the Primary school (grades K-3) opened in 2000.
The Episcopal Academy (Newtown Square, PA)
The goal of this school is to provide students with a challenging curriculum designed to develop their intellectual powers. It is intellectually challenging; it requires integrity, a strong work ethic, motivation, and a willingness to seek help when needed.
Schools & Programs: Math & Science Programs
Areteem Institute
Areteem Institute is an educational institution that develops and provides in-depth and advanced math and science programs for K-14 (High School, Middle School, Elementary School, and 2-year college) students and teachers. The Areteem Institute offers online classes, summer programs and teacher training. Students may attend the Areteem Institute part time or fulltime through these options: live and real-time face-to-face online classes; self-paced classes by watching the recordings of the live classes; and summer intensive and winter boot camps.
Arizona Academy of Science Phoenix Charter School
Located in Phoenix, AZ, this charter school uses the latest in technology and a hands-on approach to cater to middle and high school students. Using small class sizes, this school places an emphasis on math and science while focusing on individual learning needs.
Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM) (New York City, NY)
Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM) is a nonprofit organization based in New York City that seeks to find low-income, high-performing math students. The mission of Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM) is to create pathways for underserved students to become scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and computer scientists. BEAM Scholars are provided with organizational help, academic counseling, academic help, mentorship, and support to enable them to attend advanced academic programs through high school. BEAM Scholars are immersed in deep mathematical experiences through rigorous summer programs and challenging, enriching year-round activities.
C THE World Academy (Fairmont, WV)
This organization offers enrichment camps and classes for middle and high school students during school breaks as well as private classes for homeschoolers. Their mission is to enrich students in the areas of science, math and critical thinking skills. C THE World is designed to develop students' STEM-based knowledge through a system of logical, yet creative steps.
Chesapeake Math Program
This program offers math and science clubs, classes, and contest opportunities to students in Maryland, D.C., and northern Virginia. They sponsor teams for many programs, both national and local, at the high school, middle school, and elementary school levels, and we offer scholarships or small grants in math and the sciences. Began as the Howard Area Homeschoolers in 2001, the program soon expanded to include students from all types of schools, including public, private, and charter schools.
Cooperative Highly Accelerated Mathematics Program (CHAMP) (MI)
This Michigan State University Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program is available to students in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, and Shiawassee Intermediate School Districts in Michigan. Mathematically gifted students are able to complete the required four years of high school math in two years through CHAMP. Students meet on Thursday afternoons each week on the MSU campus.
Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology (Alexandria, VA)
Cora Kelly School for Math, Science, and Technology offers exciting and challenging instructional programs. The school curriculum is organized around mathematics, science and technology laboratories and reading/language arts department that focuses on the Four Block Balanced Literacy. Though we are a math, science and technology magnet school, our "foundation program" is Four Blocks. Our belief is that literacy is the gateway to success in every other curriculum area.
DeBakey High School for Health Professions (Houston, TX)
Designed in partnership with the Baylor College of Medicine as a rigorous four-year health professions magnet program, this school is designed to prepare students to go to top universities. A five year mathematics sequence and competitive AP program develops students with an essential academic foundation. The four year health sciences program gives students practical experience with health professionals in the Texas Medical Center and in the classroom.
eIMACS - e-Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science
eIMACS, the distance learning division of the Institute for Mathematics & Computer Science (
IMACS
), is dedicated to delivering the highest quality interactive math and computer science classes for gifted and talented secondary school students. University-level, online courses include Advanced Mathematical Logic, University Computer Science, AP Computer Science, and Test Prep for the AP Computer Science and AP Calculus exams. eIMACS is based in Plantation, Florida, and serves students from across the US and around the world, including homeschoolers, students without access to AP Computer Science, and students who want to study advanced math and computer science at their own pace. For high school level courses for talented middle school-aged children, consider Elements of Mathematics: Foundations (
EMF
).
Elements of Mathematics: Foundations (EMF)
EMF is a self-contained, self-study program from the Institute for Mathematics & Computer Science (
IMACS
) that allows gifted and talented students to complete all of middle and high school mathematics except calculus before leaving middle school. The EMF curriculum exposes students to subject areas not found in the standard curriculum such as operational systems, set theory, number theory, abstract algebra, and probability and statistics. For university-level, online courses in computer science and mathematical logic, consider
eIMACS
.
Georgia Academy of Aviation, Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (GAMES), (Cochran, GA)
GAMES is an accelerated program for juniors and seniors on the Middle Georgia College campus in Cochran, Georgia. The program gives students the opportunity to spend their last two years of high school at Middle Georgia College, during which they will earn their high school diploma AND their Associate Degree in fields of math or science. Rising high school juniors and seniors are eligible for the program as long as they meet the stringent admission criteria.
High Technology High School (Lincroft, NJ)
The curriculum emphasized at this public high school includes mathematics, science and technology.
Idea Math (Various Locations)
The IDEA MATH program was created to help talented students who want to advance their problem solving skills - both to expand their mathematical horizons, and to maximize their performance in math competitions. They offer the following for students entering 6th to 12th grade: weekend program; winter program (AMC 123); summer program; and an online program.
Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth Online Distance Courses (CTYOnline)
The Center for Talented Youth (CTY) has served the needs of academically gifted students worldwide by providing challenging programs matched to their abilities. CTYOnline distance courses offer eligible students opportunities to accelerate and enrich their learning at home or at school. Students can take advanced math, for example, without having to take a bus to a high school or college and without having to miss other classes at their local school. CTYOnline offers gifted students in grades pre K-12 challenging academic course work throughout the year.
Maine School of Science and Mathematics (Limestone, ME)
The Maine School of Science and Math is simply unlike any other school in the state. At the MSSM you can learn science from practicing scientists, be part of a math department that has nearly a 100% pass rate on Advanced Placement Exams, get two semesters of college credit in computer science while still in high school, learn how to build (and sleep out in) a snow shelter during our Sub-Arctic Themed Weekend, attend lectures given by archeologists from the Smithsonian Institution, get published in a literary or math journal, sit up nights discussing the different sizes of infinity with your friends, . . .
Math in Focus - The Singapore Approach
Math in Focus offers the authentic Singapore math pedagogy with fewer topics taught in greater depth at each grade level. The program features visual representations and modeling strategies to solve complex problems; a consistent concrete-pictorial-abstract progression; and strong development of both conceptual understanding, place value, and computational fluency so students that understand the “how” as well as the “why.”
Math Prize for Girls
Sponsored by Advantage Testing Foundation as the largest monetary math prize for girls in the world, Math Prize for Girls is a math competition targeting high school girls who excel in science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM). The goal is to encourage young women with exceptional potential to become the mathematical and scientific leaders of tomorrow.
MathBootCamps
This website features instructor led courses run in small groups with students recieving multimedia lessons everyday (for the seven day bootcamps) or once a week (for the sixteen week courses which is the length of a semester). Each lesson contains tons of worked examples and practice problems.
Russian School of Mathematics (Various Locations)
The Russian School of Mathematics is an award-winning, afterschool math program for K-12 students. The RSM programs help children of all levels build a solid math foundation and develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Their systematic curriculum and approach is based on the best practices of math schools in the former Soviet Union and Europe, adapted to the U.S. educational environment. More than 15,000 students attend branches across the country in a variety of after school and summer programs ranging from day camps to sleep away camps. Online courses are also available for students in locations without a physical branch.
Treasure Valley Mathematics & Science Center (TVMSC) (Boise, ID)
The Treasure Valley Mathematics & Science Center (TVMSC) is a unique learning community that offers opportunities in mathematics and science education unlike those found in traditional school settings. The curriculum is specifically designed for students with a strong interest/desire to excel in mathematics and science. A key focal point of the instructional program will be activities that require students to work as a member of a research team. Students will collaborate in posing questions, designing experiments, acquiring and analyzing data, and finally, presenting their findings. The Center will run a half-day junior high program and a half-day senior high program.
University of Minnesota Talented Youth Mathematics Program (UMTYMP) (Minneapolis, MN)
UMTYMP provides a challenging alternative for Minnesota’s talented mathematics students in grades 6-12. The highly accelerated courses are specially designed to provide these students with an intense academic experience that will stimulate their mathematical interest and abilities. The program, offered through the University of Minnesota School of Mathematics Center for Educational Programs (MathCEP), is partially supported by an appropriation from the State of Minnesota. Students currently in grades 5-7 are identified and recommended by their schools as eligible for entering UMTYMP at the Algebra level. The University of Minnesota also offers affiliated
Summer Enrichment
and
Saturday Enrichment
programs.
Schools & Programs: Public
Army Educational Outreach Program
Through AEOP, the Army continues its long tradition and strong commitment to the advancement of STEM education and literacy. Leveraging its most valuable assets – world-class scientists and engineers and research facilities – AEOP offers our nation’s youth and teachers a collaborative, cohesive portfolio of opportunities that effectively engage future workforce generations in meaningful, real-world STEM experiences, competitions and paid internships. From elementary school through graduate school, students of all proficiency levels, interests, social and economic backgrounds are encouraged to participate in real-world STEM experiences while also engaging with Army-sponsored mentors.
Blair Science Magnet (Silver Spring, MD)
The Magnet Program is designed to offer accelerated, interdisciplinary courses in science, mathematics, and computer science for highly able students particularly interested in these subjects.
Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center (KAMSC)
The Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center (KAMSC) delivers a challenging, accelerated education in mathematics, science and technology to selected students, grades 9 - 12 in Kalamazoo County. Students can apply to the program in the eighth grade, and if accepted, spend a half-day at KAMSC in intensive mathematics, sciences and/or computer courses.
NetMath
This distance learning program offers only college-level math courses to high school students as well as college students from all over the world. It uses Mathematica, which allows students to truly explore and understand mathematical concepts.
Saturday School For Scholars and Leaders - Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA)
This summer program is for grades K-8 and is taught by educators from the Atlanta, Georgia area. Saturday is not your typical day for school but participants in Georgia State University's Saturday School for Scholars and Leaders are not your typical students. Since 1975, parents and school personnel have identified scholars and leaders to participate in this special Saturday program. Each session, Atlanta area educators teach a variety of enrichment classes, ranging from the fine and applied arts to math and science, designed to challenge participants at all levels.
The Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter in Massachusetts (Marlborough, MA)
This charter school offers students the opportunity of a classical education experience with an emphasis on technology, science and math. Students are held to high standards in a rigorous academic setting.
Union County Magnet High School (Scotch Plains, NJ)
The curriculum emphasized at this public high school includes science, mathematics and technology. The school attempts to help students become self-directed, responsible, and productive individuals within the changing landscape of society.
UW-Whitewater/UT-Dallas PURPLE COMET Middle/High School Mathematics Meet
This is an online mathematics competition for teams of up to six students conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the University of Texas at Dallas. The meet is open to all middle and high school students in North America, including home-schooled students. A registration form, rules and practice contests are available on the website.
Schools & Programs: Saturday Program
University of Minnesota - Saturday Enrichment (Minneapolis, MN)
MathCEP offers enrichment Saturday programs during the school year that provide grade 5-7 students with opportunities to learn and enjoy mathematics. The primary objective is to offer innovative activities focused on a variety of mathematics topics that take students further than a standard school curriculum. Each program encourages participants to explore mathematics and its scientific applications from different perspectives based on specific mathematics themes. The University of Minnesota also offers the affiliated
Summer Enrichment
program and the
Talented Youth Mathematics Program (UMTYMP)
.
Summer Programs: International
AwesomeMath Summer Program (Various Locations)
A three-week intensive summer camp for mathematically gifted students from around the globe. An initiative in response to parents and teachers of bright students who have not yet shone at the Olympiad level, as well as of those who would like to expand what they have learned in programs such as MATHCOUNTS. These talented students wish to hone their problem solving skills in particular and further their mathematics education in general. Many of our participants seek to improve their performance on contests such as AMC10/12, AIME, or USAMO.
Boston Leadership Institute (Boston, MA)
The Boston Leadership Institute selects outstanding high school students for three-week programs each summer. Students develop high-level research skills and subject matter expertise that strengthen credentials valuable for college admission. Boston Leadership Institute programs are led by top teachers from leading high schools with experience teaching high-achieving students. Many of these teachers have won major teaching awards and/or hold advanced degrees. Students may apply online or request a phone interview. Students excelling in honors or advanced STEM classes are encouraged to apply.
Summer Programs: MidAtlantic Region
Advanced Studies Leadership Program (Buzzards Bay, MA)
A 3-week summer college-like residential experience that emphasizes leadership and development and project oriented instruction in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) areas and the humanities for high achieving students from the Cape Cod Collaborative member districts.
ESF Camps (NJ & PA)
With locations in Lawrenceville and Moorestown (NJ) and Chestnut Hill and Haverford (PA), this three-week experiential summer program is "a voyage of discovery" where campers choose their own path, selecting their favorite Major from a broad range of options, including Animal Advocates, Design, Law, CSI/Forensics, Sports Business, Medicine, and Community Service.
MathILy (Bryn Mawr, PA)
Located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, MathILy is a summer program for high school students designed for students to spend five weeks in Pennsylvania honing their math skills. MathILy is comparable in level and intensity to selective programs such as Mathcamp, SUMaC, HCSSiM, PROMYS and the Ross Program.
NASA SHARP Program
Students will do apprentice work with industry- or university-based mathematics, science, and engineering (MSE) professionals and participate in "hands-on" research. They will live on a college campus, participate in enrichment activities and meet other NASA SHARP apprentices from diverse backgrounds. NASA SHARP aims to establish individual working relationships between students and active researchers in aerospace-related fields, and to strengthen the nation's and the government's efforts to recruit and sustain underrepresented students in science and engineering fields. The Program offers aerospace-focused researchers and other science and engineering professionals the opportunity to serve as mentors to such students (16 years of age or older) who are rising eleventh and twelfth graders with interest and potential in science and engineering.
Virginia Governor's School for Math, Science & Technology
Governor’s School programs are summer programs that last for four weeks at different college campuses. The purpose of Governor’s School is to provide not only an academically enriching experience. but also one that fosters personal growth and development.
West Virginia Governor's School for Math and Science (GSMS) (Charleston, WV)
The West Virginia Governor's School for Mathematics and Science (GSMS) is a summer residential program providing academic enrichment in the areas of science and math for current 7th and 8th graders living in and attending school in West Virginia. West Virginia University and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank will be the sites for GSMS in 2010. Central research themes are chosen each year, and the enhancing activities broaden students' understanding of the role of scientific research in society.
Young Scholars Program In Discrete Mathematics (Rutgers, NJ)
"The Rutgers Young Scholars Program in Discrete Mathematics is designed to encourage talented students to consider careers in the mathematical sciences. Selected students participate in an intensive four-week academic program that provides a challenging introduction to discrete mathematics- a new and growing area of the mathematical sciences with many applications on the cutting edge of modern research. During the program, you will develop and enhance your problem-solving abilities by applying mathematical concepts to a wide range of problems. You will also meet distinguished professionals in the field of discrete mathematics who will serve as role models and mentors and help you decide if mathematics is the right field for you. Teaching assistants who are embarking on their own careers in mathematics will provide additional academic support. You will also have an opportunity to participate in a year-long research project."
Summer Programs: Midwestern Region
All Girls All Math: Summer Mathematics Camp for High School Girls (Lincoln, NE)
The Summer Mathematics Camp for High School Girls provides a stimulating and supportive environment for girls to develop their mathematical ability and interest. Camp participants learn about the exciting mathematics of Chaos and Codes. The girls will work with female mathematics professors and graduate students, and interact with peers who share an interest in mathematics. They live in University of Nebraska-Lincoln residence halls and are chaperoned by a female mathematics graduate student.
Central Honors Institute (Columbus, NE)
Central Honors Institute (CHI) at Central Community College in Columbus, Nebraska, is a one-week residential academic camp for Nebraska students who have completed the sixth or seventh grades and have demonstrated academic accomplishments, leadership and maturity among their peers. During the week, students choose to follow a particular academic track, either math or media/communications, led by CHI faculty.
Fermilab Target Program (Batavia, IL)
Fermilab’s TARGET: Science and Engineering Program is a highly competitive paid summer internship opportunity for high school sophomores and juniors who have strong interest and demonstrated aptitude for mathematics and the sciences, physics, in particular.
Gifted Resource Council Summer Academies (St. Louis, MO)
The Gifted Resource Council’s Summer Academies offer a variety of two-week academic day camps in the St. Louis area. Children interact cooperatively with other academically talented children during hands-on, thought-provoking camp sessions. Choose from six Summer Academies: Academy Americana re-creates a significant period of time from American history; Ancient Academy re-visits exciting eras of ancient history; ECO Academy entrepreneurs create and run an environmentally friendly business; Space Academy cadets launch their own rockets and explore the significance of robotics as they study space; and in Jr. Science Searchers and Math, Marvels & More students delve into oceans, rainforests, math, science and creative expression. These full-day sessions are for students completing kindergarten through eighth grade. Participants may attend two, four or all six weeks. Before/after care is available.
Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program (MOSP)
The Math Olympiad Program was created when the United States began participating in the International Mathematical Olympiad in 1974. The goals of the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program (MOSP) include providing a mathematics program for about 25 very promising students who have risen to the top on the American Mathematics Competitions. The rigorous curriculum and daily schedule of the MOSP is designed to achieve the goals of the program. The MOSP will give students extensive practice in solving mathematical problems which require deeper analysis than those solved by students in even the best American high schools. Full days of classes and extensive problem sets gives students thorough preparation in several important areas of mathematics which are traditionally emphasized more in other countries than in the United States.
Mathematics Education for Gifted Secondary School Students (MEGSSS) (MO)
This program provides St. Louis and Rolla-based summer and after-school programs for middle school students highly talented in mathematics, defined roughly as those scoring the 98th percentile. Nominations for the program are accepted through May for a 10-day summer introductory program. The Summer MathJam program also offers math challenge and enrichment for math-talented students in the 90th percentile. Financial aid is available. Project MEGSSS bridges the gap between elementary and high school mathematics for mathematically talented middle school students. Coursework is offered to MEGSSS-qualified students for up to 3 years, including summer programming, which also serves as excellent enrichment for students unable to commit to an after-school program.
Michigan State University (MSU) - Mathematics Science and Technology (MST) (East Lansing, MI)
This Michigan State University (MSU) Mathematics Science and Technology (MST) program is a two-week residential program for academically talented students who are currently in Grade 7, 8, or 9. The goal is to match the intellectual abilities of talented adolescents with rigorous and challenging course work which provides enrichment, but does not duplicate or accelerate course work in the K-12 curriculum. The program is held each July and financial assistance is available.
Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth (VAMPY) (Bowling Green, KY)
VAMPY is a 3-week residential Summer Program for very bright students who are currently enrolled in grades seven through ten and is designed to provide a balance of educational, cultural, and recreational experiences for high ability young people.
Summer@IMSA - Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (Aurora, IL)
Science, mathematics and technology take the center stage in Summer@IMSA programs as students utilize discovery, exploration and problem-solving in innovative ways. Programs are being planned for numerous locations in Illinois. These programs are for all students entering grades 3 through 10, who have an interest or passion for math and science.
The Ross Mathematics Program (Columbus, OH)
The Ross Program at the Ohio State University is an intensive course in math for pre-college students. This Program is sponsored by the University in partnership with the Clay Mathematics Institute. During the eight weeks of this summer program, students are immersed in a world of mathematical discovery.
University of Minnesota - Summer Enrichment (Minneapolis, MN)
MathCEP Summer enrichment programs for students entering grades 3-12 are held in the Twin Cities at the University of Minnesota. The common purpose of these programs is to keep young students interested in mathematics. Programs do this in three ways: first, by immersing students in mathematics coursework; second, by introducing students to positive role models; and third, by fostering friendships. The University of Minnesota also offers the affiliated
Saturday Enrichment
program and the
Talented Youth Mathematics Program (UMTYMP)
.
University of Minnesota Duluth - REU Mathematics Research Program (Duluth, MN)
This mathematical "summer camp" on the Duluth campus, one of the several dozen math REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) programs funded by the National Science Foundation at colleges and universities around the U.S. In operation since the late 1970s, the Duluth program is the oldest and perhaps best known of the math REUs. Twenty-two Duluth participants have been Putnam fellows, and 21 have been members of International Mathematical Olympiad teams.
Summer Programs: National
AIM: Academically Interested Minds (Flint, MI)
AIM (Academically Interested Minds) is a five-week residential pre-college summer program which began in 1984 and has continued to thrive over the years. The program is designed to augment Kettering University's efforts to reach a greater number of multicultural students who have a strong interest in the areas of engineering, math, science and business. There is no cost to the student.
Areteem Institute's Math Zoom (Various Locations)
Math Zoom is the flagship program of Areteem Institute, which offers several residential camps on various college campuses throughout the country throughout the summer. Areteem Institute’s historic Math Zoom Summer Camp offers an opportunity for bright and mathematically gifted students to expand their mathematical horizons, improve problem-solving skills, explore areas in advanced mathematics, make friends with talented students from around the United States and some foreign countries, and develop well-rounded skills for a future professional career. Students between the ages of 12 to 17 are encouraged to apply for any of Areteem's opportunities.
Camp Invention
Camp Invention is a nationally recognized summer day camp that integrates science, math, history, and the arts. This one-week program fosters creativity, teamwork, inventive thinking skills, and science literacy by enabling children to learn through fun hands-on experiences, subject immersion, and discovery. The enrichment program consists of five activity-oriented thematic modules designed to enhance the students' learning and understanding.
Epsilon Camp (St. Louis, MO)
This camp is a two-week summer residential program serving promising young mathematicians and their families through an intensive student program and parent workshop. The mission of Epsilon is to meet the learning needs of students ages 7-11 with extreme intelligence and a love of mathematics by exposing them to suitable content, pedagogy, peers and mathematicians. At least one parent must attend with the child and additional family members are also welcome. Epsilon also offers four need-based financial assistance awards and two full need-based scholarships for students to attend.
MathPath (Various Locations)
MathPath is a summer camp for students, middle school age, showing high promise in mathematics. The camp shifts to a new campus each year.
Summer Math Camps and Programs for High School Students
This is a website from the American Mathematical Society that has a list of different math and science programs around the U.S.
Summer Programs: Northeastern Region
Acera Summer STEAM Camp (Winchester, MA)
Launched in 2015, the Acera summer program extends rich STEAM learning experiences available at the school to the summer months. Open to both Acera and non-Acera students in elementary and middle school, this program offers unique opportunities for STEAM exploration and growth, and engages students in hands-on, contextual learning across disciplines.
Boston College Experience (Boston, MA)
This six-week residential program is offered to rising high school seniors. The goal of the program is to provide students with a college experience by taking college-level courses and living on the Boston College campus. Students are able to take a math, writing, or general studies focused program.
Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics for mathematically talented high school students (HCSSiM) (Amherst, MA)
The Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics is a rigorous math program that is both demanding and expanding. Participants are expected to spend a major portion of each day actively engaged in learning, doing, and sharing mathematics.
Lehigh University Summer Engineering Institute (SEI) (Bethlehem, PA)
Open to residents of PA, NJ, NY, VA, OH, MD, or DE, this is a four-week summer residential program of intensive classroom study and research for exceptionally talented, rising high school juniors and seniors. SEI provides enrichment experiences in the fields of engineering and technology. A major goal of the program is to encourage young talent to pursue careers in these areas and other STEM disciplines, thereby fostering global competitiveness in engineering and technology and other STEM disciplines.
MathILy-Er (Eugene, OR)
MathILy-Er is a companion program to
MathILy
. It is intended for students who are earlier—in either chronology or mathematical development—than MathILy, and is meant to prepare students for future participation in MathILy (or other national/selective mathematics summer programs) in future years.
Programs in Mathematics for Young Scientists - PROMYS (Boston, MA)
For those interested in joining 80 mathematically ambitious high school students, 20 counselors, research mentors, faculty and guest lecturers for six weeks of rigorous mathematical exploration, Boston University's Programs in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS) offers students full and partial need-based financial aid. PROMYS seeks to provide an environment for young people that will arouse their curiosity and encourage a deep personal involvement with the creative elements in mathematics.
Vermont Governor's Institute on Engineering (Burlington, VT)
The University of Vermont's College of Engineering and The Governor's Institutes of Vermont host an annual UVM/GIV Engineering - Summer Institute. Students will explore career opportunities in aerospace, biomedical, civil, mechanical and electrical engineering.
Vermont Governor's Institute on Mathematical Sciences (Burlington, VT)
This summer program allows students to take on advanced math challenges, learn about real-world applications of math and interact with professional mathematicians from the academic and business worlds.
Wharton Moneyball Academy - Julian Krinsky Summer Program (Philadelphia, PA)
This summer program allows participants to dive into the world of sports analytics and statistics. Experience sports and their stats like you never have before. Sponsored by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton Sports Business Initiative (WSBI), the Wharton Moneyball Academy is a summer program that provides an opportunity for talented rising high school juniors and seniors to study sports analytics at the Wharton School.
Summer Programs: Northwestern Region
BioQuest Academy (Seattle, WA)
BioQuest Academy offers students a two week summer immersion program in a real-world lab setting with exposure to some of the most advanced research in the field of infectious diseases. The rigorous curriculum is designed to prep students for STEM education in college settings. If you are a rising senior in a Washington public school who is interested in furthering your scientific education in college, BioQuest could be a great opportunity to advance your academic pursuits.
Math & Music
The Math & Music CD-ROM is an interdisciplinary program relating the practical value of fundamental math skills to the basic elements of music. The program will help students build the mathematical foundation necessary to understand algebra and appreciate diverse musical forms.
Summer Programs: Southern Region
Accelerator - North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (Durham, NC)
The Accelerator summer program at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) offers advanced science and math courses enabling students to explore biotechnology, aerospace engineering, automation, and more. Early Accelerator courses are offered for 7th- through 9th-grade students, and involve a one-week residential experience at NCSSM. Accelerator courses are offered to 10th- through 12th-grade students, and begin with two weeks of online study followed by one-week on campus. In 2017, they will offer 32 courses choices in two locations; their Durham campus and the campus of Brevard College in Western, NC.
Residential Junior Summer Math Camp - Texas Tech (Lubbock, TX)
The Junior Summer Math Camp Residential Program is designed for students currently in 6th-8th grade. The students stay in a residence hall at Texas State University during the two weeks, and attend classes every day. Each group of four students is supervised by a counselor (undergraduate mentor). The residential program includes recreation in the afternoon, supervised study groups in the evenings, and special guest lectures.
Tennessee Governor's School for Emerging Technologies at Tennessee Technological University - Cookeville (Cookeville, TN)
The Governor’s School for Emerging Technologies is designed to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through study of current topics in biotechnology, nanotechnology, information technology, and other emerging technologies. The school capitalizes on partnerships with a unique array of high technology research and development organizations located across the State of Tennessee to provide students with the opportunity to learn from leading researchers and experience cutting-edge research facilities through weekly field trips.
Texas Mathworks (San Marcos, TX)
The mission of Texas Mathworks, a center for innovation in mathematics education at Texas State University, is to develop model programs and self-sustaining learning communities that engage Texas K-12 students from all backgrounds in doing mathematics at a high level. Summer math camps and after school programs include undergraduate counselors mentored by more experienced math teachers, who themselves are being trained as teacher-leaders for their districts.
Summer Programs: Western Region
California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS) (Muliple Locations, CA)
COSMOS is a four week intensive science and mathematics enrichment program. Each student chooses one 4-week core course and two 2-week supplemental courses along with a science writing course. Courses offered at COSMOS are designed to introduce students to subjects that are typically not offered in high school, such as, automotive engineering, optical science, and number theory. On a typical day, students attend courses, participate in labs or course-related field trips and attend their selected courses. COSMOS is available on the following University of California campuses: Davis, Irvine, and Santa Cruz.
Colorado Math Camp (Denver, CO)
Colorado Math Camp is for elementary or middle school students who love math, and want to improve their math problem-solving and math-contest abilities. Students can sign up for Math Contest Mini-Camps with beginner and advanced sessions in July. The vision for these camps came from the National MathCounts Competition. In Colorado, these camps provide the opportunity for motivated math students to work with experienced coaches in a fun and engaging setting.
Idaho Junior Engineering, Mathematics, and Science (JEMS) Summer Workshop (Moscow, ID)
The University of Idaho College of Engineering sponsors the annual Idaho Junior Engineering, Mathematics, and Science (JEMS) Summer Workshop for students who have completed their junior or senior year of high school. The focus of the workshop is to expose students to engineering problems within technical and social contexts, and to encourage them to enroll in college. Students will participate in lab exercises, field trips, computer exercises, and recreational activities.
Prove it! Math Academy - University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
Prove it! Math Academy is a residential summer math camp at University of Colorado Boulder for talented students 14 to 18 years old. This camp serves as a bridge between programs/contests that emphasize computational abilities and those that expect students to be well-versed in proof writing.
SPARC Math (Berkeley, CA)
SPARC is a math summer program that helps talented high school students apply their quantitative thinking skills to their lives and the world. The curriculum covers topics from causal modeling and probability to game theory and cognitive science. But the focus of SPARC is on applying the same quantitative and rigorous spirit outside of the classroom, by challenging students to ask: how can we understand our own reasoning and behavior?; how can we think more clearly and better achieve our goals? High school students are eligible to apply, or if you are at least 14 years of age and not yet enrolled in college. If you do not meet these criteria contact SPARC to discuss exceptions. International students are welcome.
Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) (Stanford, CA)
SUMaC welcomes an elite group of talented current 10th and 11th graders from around the world for intensive study in advanced mathematics. SUMaC leads students on a journey in advanced mathematics through lectures, guided research, and group problem solving. Living in a residential social environment centered on mathematics, students explore current lines of mathematical research, the historical development of important areas of mathematics, and applications across scientific disciplines.
Websites & Other Media: Apps
DragonBox
This application is a math game that allows students to click, drag and drop cards to solve 100 puzzles. It is highly recommended for its training pack to drill and be really an ace in algebra.
Efofex - EmPower Program
Many students with physical disabilities find mathematics and science extremely difficult to write. The equations and graphics are too difficult to construct with standard tools. Efofex products are designed to make the jobs of mathematics and science teachers easier, but many students with special needs have found that they also provide the assistance they need.
FlashToPass
This app provides free math flash cards. It allows students to practice adding, subtracting, multiplication and more.
Plus.HappyNumbers.com
This is a K-2 math supplement designed to promote higher-order thinking and non-routine problem solving. It's designed to be free, challenging, and fun at the same time.
Tinkr Math
This application is a game that kids can play on the go, combining education with fun. Answer ten math questions correctly, and your child helps the sailor bring his boat to shore with whale sightings and shark encounters along the way.
Websites & Other Media: Commercial
5K Learning
This is an online reading and math program for students in grades K-5. 5K Learning provides assessment of reading and math skills, award winning lessons and progress reports for parents. The site has a free worksheet center and numerous sample lessons.
ALEKS
ALEKS is a web-based math tutor. By knowing exactly which math concepts the student has mastered, which are shaky, and which are new but within reach, ALEKS enables the student to work on those concepts the student is most ready to learn. ALEKS closely interacts with the student, continuously updating its precise map of the student's knowledge state. ALEKS combines the advantages of one-on-one instruction and evaluation with the convenience of being on-call, on your computer, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The cost is $17.95 per month. Free 48 hour trial.
Boxer Introductory Algebra, Boxer Intermediate Algebra and Boxer Trigonometry
Boxer math offers three home versions of their online course subscriptions including Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Trigonometry. You can compare BoxerMath to their state's math standards to see how much of the state curriculum is covered by BoxerMath.
Carnegie Learning
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, and operating with a full-time staff of more than 50 educators, course developers, managers and support staff members, Carnegie Learning's mathematics courses now serve students across the United States and abroad.
CybeRShala
This online Singapore Math and Science Tutoring company conducts live interactive classes using video conferencing technology to teach students mathematics and science from the comforts of their homes. All teachers are highly qualified and well trained in these curriculums.
Excel Math
Excel Math is a mathematics curriculum for Kindergarten through sixth grade students that has been successfully used in classrooms since 1976. Mathematical concepts, or threads, are woven into a single smooth and coherent strand of curriculum. Students are repeatedly given practice in the concepts, so that they retain them and develop a solid foundation on which to confidently build their mathematical skills.
Exemplars
Exemplars offers differentiated, classroom-tested, standards-based assessment and instruction materials. Exemplars pioneered the field of providing performance assessment tasks that meet national standards to improve assessment AND instruction.
Expandagon Construction System
This building system allows you to build a shape that can unfold and transform into a different, expanded shape by pressing any set of Magic Points. It is a 3-dimensional approach to geometry of solids.
ExploreLearning
This website contains hundreds of interactive math and science activities. The simulations, called Gizmos, are for teachers and students grades 6-12 and are designed to supplement pre-existing state and national curriculum standards. There is also an ExploreLearning newsletter. The cost of each specific workshop varies; however, a 30-day trial period is offered.
Hands-on Math
A catalogue that contains every manipulative needed to help the visual spatial student mathematician, from abacus to yardstick. Escher panels and tangrams are found here, as well as origami math, and math through literature books.
It's About Time
It's About Time is a leading educational publisher of middle and high school inquiry-based science and math programs supported by the National Science Foundation. These challenge-driven programs increase student achievement because they motivate and engage, develop critical thinking, give students the skills to work collaboratively, and the ability to apply what they have learned.
IXL Learning - Mathematics & Language Arts
IXL is a fee-based website that provides comprehensive, standards-aligned math and language arts practice for K–12. Students can take on challenges that help them master the skills necessary to perform up to their state’s standards. The website offers unlimited problems and over 1,000 topics, ranging from Pre-K through 12th grade. The website also offers a reports component that teachers and parents can use to monitor student progress.
K5 Learning
This is a online math and reading enrichment program for kindergarten through fifth grade allowing students to work independently with more than 3,000 lessons. Their philosophy about gifted students as stated on their website is that gifted children should work at their skill level, not grade level. It is recommended that gifted students complete thefree online reading and math assessments. Then, each student is placed in the lessons according to their skills, not their grade levels. A gifted child may be placed several grades ahead in particular skill areas. The K5 material is typically suitable for gifted kids in a younger age range (pre-k to grade 3/4).
Key Curriculum Press and Geometer’s Sketchpad®
Key Curriculum Press, now known as Geometer’s Sketchpad®, offers a wide variety of resources for middle and high School math and science including: supplemental materials, puzzles and posters, professional resources, software, and textbooks.
Mathematica
Mathematica is a tool that performs simple calculator operations, large-scale programming and interactive document preparation. It is used in scientific research, engineering analysis and modeling, technical education from high school to graduate school, and anywhere else quantitative methods are used.
MathHelp.com
MathHelp.com offers comprehensive tutoring covering fifth grade math to Algebra 2, math test prep courses ranging from the SAT to the COMPASS placement test to the ASVAB military test, as well as complete homeschooling math courses. The company continuously develops new lessons, adapts its lessons to the latest delivery platforms, and expands its offerings. The company now
Mighty Math Cosmic Geometry
Students explore attributes of shapes and solids, constructions and transformations, 2D and 3D coordinates, and the relationships between length, perimeter, area, and volume.
Miquon Math Materials
This series of workbooks, published by Key Curriculum Press, is targeted at K-6 homeschooled students. The material is not specifically designed for the gifted, but students can utilize advanced grade materials. As part of the coursework, students build models for concepts to prepare them for written work.
Pieces of Learning
Pieces of Learning staff, with expertise in Differentiation, Standards-Based Teaching Activities, Assessment, Underachievement, and Gifted and Talented Education, publish supplemental Activity Books to improve student thinking and questioning skills, encourage creativity in the language arts, promote critical thinking in math and science, explore character education, present research skills and provide enrichment in social studies. Teacher Resource book topics include differentiation, assessment, achievement, motivation, and teaching strategies.
Power Algebra and Power Geometry
Power-Algebra offers two unique courses – a homeschool course for in-home instruction, and a classroom course, designed for the high school teacher. The course was designed to help students who are struggling with math.
Singapore Math & Science Books
Singapore Math offers series of books on both math and science appropriate for classroom use and homeschooling. There are six different series of math programs from pre-school to college and two levels of science: primary and lower secondary. They offer textbooks and workbooks as well as teacher's guides. Offers placement tests, placement guides, scope and sequence, answer keys and online forum help.
Stevenson Learning Skills
This company publishes the Stevenson Language Skills Program, Stevenson's Essential Grammar, Stevenson's Cursive Writing and other materials for teaching basic skills to both regular and learning disabled students.
Studyworks
Discover the math and science behind everyday activities. Meet people who use math and science as they work and play. Delve into algebra, geometry, or precalculus. Enjoy our online games and puzzles. Keep up with the latest news. Explore all we have to offer at StudyWorks! Online.
The Critical Thinking Company
The Critical Thinking Company's products help students achieve better grades and higher test scores through critical thinking exercises in reading, writing, math and science lessons. Students carefully analyze what they are learning, producing deeper understanding. Over time, students who practice critical thinking learn to apply it throughout their education and life.
The Geometer's Sketchpad
This software is very useful for making complex geometric ideas understandable. It allows you to construct geometric figures, create fractals, and design polished presentations. Sketchpad is a dynamic construction and exploration tool that enables students to explore and understand mathematics in ways that are simply not possible with traditional tools—or with other mathematics software programs.
The Great Courses
The more than 500 Great Courses are crafted for lifelong learners with engaging, immersive learning experiences in a wide variety of subjects from science and mathematics to philosophy, history, literature and economics to cooking and photography. The world’s greatest teachers have a team of experts who collaborate on crafting a customized and entertaining educational journey that’s both comprehensive and fascinating. There are no exams. No homework assignments. No prerequisites. Customers can choose the format that fits their life: video or audio, discs or digital. Watch on a television, laptop or tablet, or listen to audio files on a mobile device.
Think Through Math
Think Through Math combines live teacher support, unique student motivation, and engaging adaptive instruction in a web-based learning system that is proven to help students learn—and love—math!
Websites & Other Media: For Educators
NOVA Education - Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
NOVA Education tailors NOVA's digital resources for educators in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics including life science, earth and space science, and physical science. The free educator library is produced according to teaching standards and includes videos, audio segments, lesson plans, and interactives designed to facilitate effective classroom integration.
Websites & Other Media: For Fun
24 Game
This is a mathematical card game for grades 1-9 and consists problem-solving math-card games that can be played solo, by two people, or in teams. Each box of cards includes three levels of difficulty.
ALFunStuff.com
This website allows students to choose between thousands of free printable logic puzzles with grids and educational games such as crosswords puzzles, wordsearches, codeword puzzles, sudokus and more. Most of the free typing games are available in eight different languages.
coolmath
This site is an amusement park of math with many math games, puzzles and information.
Curious Math
This website is full of fun and interesting math facts, tricks and trivia.
Equations: The Game of Creative Mathematics
This kit inclues five mathematics-based games. The basic game uses the arithmetic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, exponents and roots. Advanced rules cover additional operations, various number bases and higher mathematics.
Girl Scouts - Girls Go Tech
Girls Go Tech combines math, science, and technology to provide girls with the resources to explore career options, play educational games, and understand the role these subjects have in the world and their direct environment.
Go Figure
Have fun exploring the wonderful world of mathematics! This is a website dedicated to showing the elegant side of math, the kind that gets less attention than it deserves. Math is not just about rote calculations: it’s about analytical thinking and creative problem-solving, and that’s what makes it so fun!
Kids Know It Network
Kids Know It Network's mission is to provide quality educational activities, products, movies, music, games, articles, textbooks, learning programs, lesson plans, worksheets and distribute them free of charge.
Kids.gov
Brought to you by USA.gov, Kids.gov is the official kids' portal for the U.S. government. This site links kids, parents and teachers to U.S. government information and services on the web from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids. Kids.gov is organized into three audiences: Grades K-5, Grades 6-8, and Educators. Each audience tab is divided into educational subjects like Arts, Math, and History. Within each subject, the websites are grouped as either government sites (Federal, state, military) or other resources (commercial, non-profit, educational). The sites listed under the other resources category are maintained by other public and private organizations. When users click on these links, they are leaving Kids.gov and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside websites.
Math in Daily Life
This website features mathematical concepts applicable to daily life. It includes math in activities such as home decorating and cooking, and explores the universal language math provides across borders and cultures.
Math Playground
Play with Numbers and give your brain a workout.
MathsNet.com
This website provides math puzzles and other animated games to challenge gifted students. From acronyms to chess, this interactive website has over 80 different puzzles for students to choose from.
Meet the Mathemusician!
This website was developed by Dr. Larry Lesser to support his mission in increasing awareness and interest in mathematics. He tapped his singer-songwriter background to yield an additional formula for information dissemination -- math-and-music demonstrations and math songs! The latter have proven especially unique and popular, generating media coverage from Savannah to Melbourne, catapulting Lesser from virtual obscurity to relative obscurity!
NRICH - University of Cambridge
The NRICH Project started in 1996* and is based in the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education. NRICH is part of the Millennium Mathematics Project, which was set up in 1999 and is based in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences at the University. The NRICH project (the largest of the programmes within the MMP) is led by Jennifer Piggott, a Lecturer within the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge. The NRICH Project encompasses the main NRICH website (www.nrich.maths.org), publishing free mathematics enrichment resources for pupils of all ages, online resources including discussion forums and mathematics thesaurus, associated face-to-face outreach activity running pupil workshops, extra-curricular masterclasses throughout the UK and primary mathematics lectures at the Royal Institution, London development and provision of Continuing Professional Development courses for teachers a related research programme.
Raise Smart Kids
Raise Smart Kids provides a unique range of different math problems to help interested and gifted students develop outstanding capabilities in mathematics. We equip them with thinking skills that provide life-long benefits, and improve their chances of admission to top universities.
SMATH
This board game requires players to make equations that can be horizontal or vertical and points are scored by making correct equations. This game is a math version of Scrabble, with numbers and addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division signs instead of letters.
Sum Swamp - Board Game
This game teaches addition and subtraction skills while players take a journey through the Sum Swamp by adding and subtracting dice numbers.
The 24 Game
This game is based on a simple idea, but presents a considerable challenge: create the number 24 from the four numbers on a game card. You can add, subtract, multiply and divide and can use all four numbers only once.
The Ultimate Resource on the Fibonacci Sequence
This article, posted on the Guide to Online Schools website, highlights cool facts about the Fibonacci sequence, references in popular culture and places to get all the information you could ever want about the Fibonacci sequence.
Zometool
Zome is a unique 31-zone system that takes ball-and-stick construction to its highest level. It models spatial structures representing hyperspaces of up to 31 dimensions, geodesic space-frame structures and molecular models, including quasicrystals and Fullerenes.
Websites & Other Media: Informational
A Broadly Based Analysis of Mathematical Giftedness
This resource links you to a quantitative research study on the relation of gender and mathematics among the gifted by the University of Illinois. The study found substantial male superiority among seventh and eight grade students at extremely high levels of mathematical talent.
A+ Math
This web site was developed to help students improve their math skills interactively. Includes games, flashcards, flashcard creator, homework help, puzzles and worksheets.
Algebraonline.com
This website connects people to a variety of algebra resources. There is an Alegebra Problem Solver, Free Tutorials, and links to other valuable information.
Aplusmath.com
This website was developed to help students interactively improve their math skills. Visit the game room and play exciting games like Matho and Hidden Picture...Test your math skills with our Flashcards! Try out the Math Word Find puzzle.
Archimedes and the Computation of Pi
This website allows you to study Archimedes' construction graphically and interactively. It also gives some interesting information about this famous ancient Greek mathematician and inventor.
Ask Dr. Math
This online curriculum resource includes links to math resources, math problems and challenges, frequently asked questions (with explanations) and a homework hotline.
AwesomeMath.org
This website has several resources for students interested in mathematics, including a math journal, a math forum and a year-round math program. These resources are all based off the AwesomeMath Summer Program (AMSP). The AwesomeMath Year-round program (AMY) gives students another opportunity to work on their problem solving skills and mathematical concepts throughout the school year. AMY extends and strengthens the knowledge students acquired at AMSP.
Calculus-Help.com
This site includes a weekly practice problem that is "answered in plain, everyday English the following week." Also includes Fun Calculus Stuff, an Interactive Cheat Sheet and hosts an online Super Bowl of High School Calculus.
Catering for Mathematically Gifted Elementary Students: Learning from Challenging Tasks
This article written by James Watters emphasizes the need to challenge gifted students in mathematics. He gives a theoretical background to the nature of the learning task and the role of the teacher using several examples. Read more to find out how you can challenge gifted students in the field of mathematics!
Chance News
This site allows students to review and critically evaluate media resources. Chance News is a monthly newsletter which takes news and popular media articles and discusses the statistics in them.
Developing Our Brightest Minds: Report from the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth
This report from Vanderbilt University reveals the complex mix of factors that create intellectual leaders: cognitive abilities, educational opportunities, investigative interests and old-fashioned hard work. Just one of the findings indicate that differences in ability exist even among this elite group. The findings contradict a widely held belief in educational literature that there is an "ability ceiling;" in other words, that differences are moot among the very top students
Electronic Teaching Assistance Program (eTAP)
eTAP is a non-profit education corp., whose purpose is to provide K-12 curriculum for the core subjects of Mathematics, English, Science, and History on the world wide Internet. The instructional material is designed to assist students, teachers and parents. The Lessons can be used for students’ instruction and for parents and teachers as an aid to help their children and students.
EqWorld
This international, scientific educational website presents information on solutions to various classes of ordinary differential, partial differential, integral, functional and other mathematical equations. It also outlines some methods for solving equations, includes interesting articles, gives links to mathematical websites, lists useful handbooks and monographs, and refers to scientific publishers, journals, etc.
Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics
MathWorld is a comprehensive and interactive mathematics encyclopedia intended for students, educators, math enthusiasts and researchers. It is continuously updated to include new material and discoveries.
Figure This
This site is a math challenge for middle schoolers to do at home with their families, formatted as a set of challenges that cover algebra, geometry, measurement, numbers statistics and probability. New challenges are posted each month.
Game Theory
This site offers information for anyone interested in game theory, specifically the application of game theory to a range of disciplines, including economics, business, political science, computer science, etc. Several things are provided specifically for educators, a list of relevant textbooks, lecture notes used by other educators and links to forms of entertainment with game theoretic themes.
GiftedSources.com
This website provides links to a number of gifted websites, including a listing of professional associations and news publications. There is also a listing of specific subject matter links on such topics as math, science and social studies.
High School Journal of Mathematics
This is a quarterly journal published by students of high school age that has three purposes: publish high-quality research from high school age students; publish informative and interesting articles to bring mathematics to a larger audience of people; and give opportunities such as editing, publishing, and perhaps just reading mathematical work high school age students.
IDEAL Solutions for STEM Acceleration
The Inventory for Decisions about Educational Acceleration and Learning (IDEAL) Solutions for STEM Acceleration is a web-based system that provides student-centered feedback to inform decisions about academic acceleration in STEM fields. The program draws upon their expertise in the area of academic acceleration and have capitalized specifically upon the wide-ranging information available through the Institute for Research and Policy on Acceleration (IRPA). IRPA is part of the Connie Belin & Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development.
Illuminations - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
lluminations is a project designed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and supported by the Verizon Foundation. NCTM serves as a content partner for Thinkfinity, the Verizon Foundation's free online professional learning community, where Illuminations is the primary contributor of resources for teaching and learning mathematics for pre-K through 12 gradess.
Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles
This site offers a variety of games, puzzles, facts, and thoughts regarding math. It also offers math instruction including K-12 math curriculum development.
Internet Scout Project
Internet Scout Project has focused on research and development projects that provide better tools and services for finding, filtering and delivering online information and metadata. Reference over 20,000 reports on Science, Language, Research, Education, Geology and more.
Jason Project
This online curriculum details the multi-disciplinary scientific expedition projects by researchers affiliated with the Jason Institute. Jason offers curriculum packages for instructors and homeschoolers with students in 4-9th grades, with online access and live video interactions between students and the researchers in the field. The projects look at Earth's physical systems and the technology that we use to study those systems.
Learning to Multiply - Teacher2Teacher.org
On this site, teachers and parents will find resources about about teaching mathematics. T2T grew out of the Ask Dr. Math® service and can be best described as a peer-mentored question-and-answer service.
Living Math
This website is dedicated to sharing math resources for learning, exploring and enjoying math in a dynamic and holistic manner, for all ages. This site was created and compiled by a homeschooling mother of four. It provides links to lesson plans, co-ops, articles, ideas and reviews.
Making Mathematics
From 1999-2002, Making Mathematics matched students and teachers in grades seven through 12 with professional mathematicians who mentored their work on open-ended mathematics research projects. Although this program has ended, materials are still posted to the website for parents, students, teachers and mentors including mathematics projects, a teacher handbook, and a mentor handbook with information on pursuing mathematics research projects with middle- and high school students.
Manipula Math with Java
This site features interactive math programs and animation that help you grasp the meaning of mathematical ideas. The material presented on this site is for middle school students, high school students, college students, and all who are interested in mathematics.
Math Mistakes
This site is dedicated to the identification and correction of common math mistakes. Also includes puzzles and problems in arithmetic, algebra, geometry and logic, as well as links to other math and related critical thinking resources.
Math Worksheets Land
This website contains more than 4,000 PDF files that total over 12,000 printable pages related to numerous math worksheets on topics such as algebra, multiplication, percentiles and more.
Mathematically Correct
This online curriculum is a great reference for those searching for a good math curriculum. It reviews every major math curriculum and gives a grade for various textbooks, provides a history of math education and explains the pitfalls of the new "fuzzy math".
Mathematics and Dyslexia
This is a brief article on the LD Online website about the problems some dyslexics may encounter with mathematics. The article touches on the fact that those teaching math to dyslexic students need to have an understanding of "the nature of dyslexia and how it affects learning, not only in written language, but also in mathematics."
Mathematics Department at Phillips Exeter Academy
This is a link to a website that has various mathematical problem sets for "higher level" math students. The problem sets are available to download in Adobe PDF format.
'Mathematics for All' Must Include High-Ability and Highly Motivated Students
This article written by Glenda Lappan and hosted on the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) website, advocates the need for gifted children to be challenged in their course work, specifically in mathematics. She stresses the importance of using outside resources for children to read and study on their own. Lappan states that mathematics clubs can provide extra opportunities.
Mathematics Lessons - Rice University
This online curriculum website, hosted by Rice University's Math Department, offers math lessons for every level, from counting to calculus.
Mathematics Pentathlon
"The Mathematics Pentathlon is a program of interactive problem-solving games, supportive curricular and instructional activities, and evaluation and assessment instruments. This program provides a highly motivational format for developing and practicing important mathematics concepts and skills while strengthening strategic thinking/problem-solving abilities. A critical feature of this program is the linkage of arithmetic reasoning with geometric/spatial and logical/scientific thinking."
MathLab.com
This is a great hands-on website for students learning about Euclidian geometry. With the help of a virtual straightedge and compass, students are given the opportunity to practice drawing lines and circles. There is also a listing of useful sample activities.
Maths Doctors - QR Worksheets
QR Worksheets are a UK-based Open Education Resource for GCSE and A level maths teachers and pupils. More than 250 interactive QR Worksheets with their online video tutorials are designed to make both teaching and learning maths easier - and they're free and easy to use anytime, anywhere, with access via phone and computer.
MathStories.com
This site helps elementary and middle school students improve math problem solving and critical-thinking skills. It has more than 6,000 math word problems for children to enjoy!
MathWorld
"MathWorld is a comprehensive and interactive mathematics encyclopedia intended for students, educators, math enthusiasts, and researchers. Like the vibrant and constantly evolving discipline of mathematics, this site is continuously updated to include new material and incorporate new discoveries."
NASA - For Educators
This section of the NASA website is dedicated to educators. Search hundreds of resources by subject, grade level, type and keyword. These lesson plans and teaching materials support a STEM curriculum. Also, browse STEM-related professional development opportunities, webinars, workshops, and ways for educators and their students to get involved with NASA.
NASA Education
NASA's education program strives to "inspire and motivate students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics" by supporting education in the Nation's schools and to "engage the public in shaping and sharing the experience of exploration and discovery" by supporting informal education and public outreach efforts. NASA's commitment to education places special emphasis on these goals by increasing elementary and secondary education participation in NASA projects; enhancing higher education capability in STEM disciplines; increasing participation by underrepresented and underserved communities; expanding e-Education; and expanding NASA's participation with the informal education community.
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics
This website offers just what the name implies -- interactive math. Learning and understanding mathematics, at every level, requires student engagement. Mathematics is not, as has been said, a spectator sport. Too much of current instruction fails to actively involve students. One way to address the problem is through the use of manipulatives, physical objects that help students visualize relationships and applications. We can now use computers to create virtual learning environments to address the same goals.
Natural Math
This website provides a variety of resources related to early multiplication. The website provides a multiplication course for students, access to a book on the topic, a blog, forum and more.
Nobelprize.org
This site is an introduction to past and present Nobel Laureates with articles written by Laureates, biographies, autobiographical essays and photos and video footage. Fascinating information into the lives of these accomplished intellectuals.
Project 2061
This website by the American Academy for the Advancement of Science is based on the initiative to advance literacy in science, mathematics and technology. Featured are sections on Curriculum Materials; Testing & Assessment; Research on Teaching & Learning; and Family & Community. It includes an array of resources such as curriculum and textbook evaluations, article links, and suggestions for reform.
Project M3
Project M3, Mentoring Mathematical Minds, was a 5-year collaborative research effort of faculty at the University of Connecticut, Northern Kentucky University, and Boston University and teachers, administrators, and students in 10 schools of varying socioeconomic levels in Connecticut and Kentucky. A team of national experts in the fields of mathematics, mathematics education, and gifted education created a total of 12 curriculum units of advanced mathematics. This website, maintained by the University of Connecticut, provide smathematics education through a series of online learning units geared toward educators, students and parents.
Science News for Students
This website is devoted to science news for children of ages 9 to 14. The goal is to offer timely items of interest to kids, accompanied by suggestions for hands-on activities, books, articles, web resources, and other useful materials.
Shmoop
The Shmoop website offers free learning guides, online courses, college readiness prep, and test prep. The website also provides subscription-based test preparatory services and practice examinations. They also offer a Careers page and College 101 section. Thousands of schools around the world use Shmoop as part of their curriculum.
Sing about Science & Math
This database contains over 2000 songs about math and science and is part of the National Science Foundation's National Science Digital Library. The variety of songs are suitable from second graders to professors.
Socratic.org
This website is a free, open resource designed to make learning easier, with access to great, contextual teaching when needed. Socratic allows users to ask and answer questions around the world, earn karma for answers and get thanked, and level up and unlock badges along the way.
SOS Mathematics
This website is a free online resource for math review material from algebra to differential equations! Get help with homework, refresh your memory, prepare for a test and more. Browse more than 2,500 pages filled with short and easy-to-understand explanations - from simplifying fractions to the cubic formula, from the quadratic equation to Fourier series, from the sine function to systems of differential equations.
Statistical Assessment Service (STATS)
This site critically evaluates how scientific, quantitative and social research is presented in the popular media. It is easy to read and a great way to learn about probability and statistics and see how they work in everyday life.
Statistics on the Web
This site offers a list of high quality statistics online links that include educational resources, texts, online courses and professional organizations.
STEAM-Powered Classroom
This website provides a number of resources for homeschoolers and educators. It’s emphasis is student-led, project-based learning in a hybrid (both home- and public-school) environment.
STEMtube
STEMtube is a website where students can post their science, technology, engineering, and math photos and video links to share with each other. It can help students develop projects and expand on their ideas.
STEMworks Database
Change the Equation (CTEq) is proud to host the STEMworks database of programs that deepen young people's learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Visitors can search the database by: Program Content Areas and Types, Target Audiences, Grade Levels, Program Launch Dates and Program Locations.
TechTrekers Math Sites
This site features links with brief comments about every facet of mathematics, elementary to college to obscure (math about dates, monster math, etc.). Also offers educational materials for teachers, games and puzzles, etc.
The Math Forum at Drexel
This site is a complete mathematics center for users of all ages. Several areas provide information on math education including "key issues" in math (i.e. Gender Equity & Mathematics) discussed for teachers and students as well as "resource" areas by math subject from kindergarten through college.
The Secret Lives of Numbers
The authors of this site conducted an empirical study to determine the relative popularity of every integer between zero and 1 million. The resulting information exhibits an extraordinary variety of patterns which reflect and refract our culture, our minds and our bodies.
TI Calc
This is a great site for owners of Texas Instruments graphing calculators. The archive includes games, math and science programs and utilities. Ticalc.org also includes links to other websites about TI calculators.
Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study was developed to gauge how close the U.S. was to its goal of being first in the world in math and science achievement by investigating the math and science progress of eighth grade students in 38 countries. Preliminary results suggest that although the U.S. is trailing many industrialized countries, the U.S. does have some of the best schools in the world. The study also points to a wide disparity in achievement between suburban and low income urban schools.
Web Resources, Mathematics
"Web Resources are links to other Internet sites that will help students, teachers, and parents in their mathematical endeavors. They provide additional resources for homework help, test preparation, teacher support, history of mathematics, and more."
WisWeb
WisWeb is the website of the Freudenthal Institute for secondary education (students of 12 to 18 years old). The main focus of the site are applets; small computer programs that run over the internet.
World of Science
This site offers an encyclopedia of mathematics, chemistry, physics and astronomy that gives a complete definition of the item you are looking for and relevant examples.
Websites & Other Media: Learning Tools
Bedtime Math
With two books, a website, a smartphone app and a daily math problem, Bedtime Math continues to grow in popularity. Bedtime Math is a nonprofit dedicated to helping kids learn to love math through daily math word problems, each with several ways of solving it based on the user's mathematical skill level. The books are: Bedtime Math: A Fun Excuse to Stay Up Late and Bedtime Math 2: This Time It’s Personal.
Brilliant.org
Brilliant.org is a free online mathematics and science problem solving website for bright young students around the world. It offers personalized mathematics and physics problem sets and quizzes, as well as access to international community of more than 2 million students, educators and enthusiasts, including olympiad champions, international science fair medalists, high school teachers, and university professors.
Chalk Dust Company Math Video Learning
This DVD series provides mathematical lectures and examples of problems supporting the lecture. A textbook/workbook and solution guide comes with each course.
Challenge Math Online
Challenge Math is designed for upper elementary students who are seeking to improve their problem solving, logic reasoning and analytical skills, seeking challenge in math beyond regular school curriculum and preparing for national math competitions. Challenge Math gives out 2 assignments with 5 challenging problem solving questions each every week. Problems are non-routine problem solving questions that are adapted to many math competitions.
Cynthia Lanius Lessons: A Fractals Lesson
This website explores the mathematical concept of fractals by providing their unique properties using Sierpinski’s Triangle, the Jurassic Park Fractal and the Koch Snowflake.
Descartes' Cove Math Series
This interactive 6-CD set contains hundreds of challenging problems, generates detailed reports of student performance and provides the learner with a personal journal to record thinking strategies for each problem.
Didax Educational Resources - Kathy Richardson
This website offers learning tools in language arts, character education, and math developed by Kathy Richardson, one of America's leading elementary math educators.
Euclid Lab
Euclid Lab offers Camp Euclid, a mathematics research program for high school and middle school students, Euclid Jam, a POLYMATH-inspired math circle "jam" focused on unsolved problems in mathematics, an online tutoring service, and Unsolved:, a blog about solution-defying, unsolved problems in mathematics
Future School Online Learning Systems
Using a three-step study program, the Future School Online Learning Systems specialize in the subject areas of Math and English using a customizable study plan where parents and students can receive instant feedback. Their interactive online mathematics course assists students with all areas of mathematics: from basic concepts including numbers, shapes and time through to advanced theory in algebra, trigonometry, calculus and more. Students can study at a level appropriate to their abilities and progress at their own speed.
Geometry Online
This page on the math.rice.edu website, offers a series of lessons as well as an “SAT-Type” quiz. The lessons cover a glossary of geometric terms, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' standards, the history of geometry, and various puzzles and shape identifying excercises.
Grade Builder Algebra
A fun way to learn basic algebra, both concepts and applications. In a game-show type setting, the user selects questions, completes math problems, gets points, gets additional "lives", and attempts to avoid "death by algebra".
Greg Tang Math
This website offers numerous books, games and programs, all designed to help children and adults improve their mathematical abilities.
Hands-On Equations
This website uses an innovative system of manipulative "weights" to teach the theory behind algebraic math. On the site are several products, including a teacher's guide (video available separately), three levels of study, classroom sheets, answer key and student manipulatives.
Hands-on Math Activities For Kids
This website is for parents looking ways to help children master key math skills with easy, hands-on math activities to more advanced games and puzzles. Use the boxes on the left to narrow searches by grade or filter by specific categories to find the perfect math activity for K-12 students.
Hippocampus
HippoCampus is a project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE). The goal of HippoCampus is to provide high-quality, multimedia content on general education subjects to high school and college students free of charge. HippoCampus content has been developed by some of the finest colleges and universities in the world and contributed to the National Repository of Online Courses (NROC), another MITE project.
Homeschool Math Online
This website offers a series of free, online math courses geared toward homeschooled students. Topics include pre-algebra, algebra, algebgra 2 and geometry.
Hooda Math
Hooda Math is a website designed by a math teacher that includes games, tutorials and worksheets. Every game on HoodaMath.com is personally screened by a former public school mathematics teacher as well as approved by thousands of other school teachers.
LIVE Online Math
LIVE Online Math offers math classes, workshops, and tutoring via LIVE, real-time sessions. Students meet “face to face” with the teacher and participate in a web meeting where video, audio, and an interactive whiteboard are used for learning activities. Classes meet regularly and offer a high degree of collaboration between students (in a small group setting). Tutoring is usually a 1 on 1 learning environment, but a custom program can be put together for a small group. Tutoring can also take on the form of a personalized learning program. All ages are welcome and services are currently offered through Algebra II. Video-based courses will be offered for the 2010-2011 school year.
Math Blaster Series
Master the basics with Math Blaster math worksheets, puzzles, games and children's educational software.
Math Workshop Deluxe
This game has math, problem solving, art, and things that are just fun.
Math.com - World of Math Online
This online resource provides homework help, practice problems, a tutoring guide, information on calculators, and fun mathematical games and puzzles for students. Levels range from basic math principles and pre-algebra to calculus and advanced topics.
MathMedia Educational Software
This computer courseware is curriculum-based math software. These math programs are self-paced, interactive and instructional with help just a click away. Each math program provides in-depth instruction from which students can self-teach and practice with lots of understandable math help. The detailed explanations in this math software are in the solutions to the practice problems. Printable math worksheets are available for each section in the "Arithmetic Series". Comprehensive pre- and post-tests are available for the basic math series.
Math-U-See
This mixed-media math program utilizes interlocking, colorful blocks and fraction overlays to teach math, along with review and reinforcement. The Math-U-See curriculum provides a balanced approach to instruction by simultaneously emphasizing computation skills and conceptual understanding.
MIT-K12
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) created this project containing numerous videos full of educational content, driven by a series of questions: How can we change the perception of the role of engineers and scientists in the world? What can MIT do, right now, to improve STEM education at the K12 level? What if MIT became a publicly accessible “experiential partner” to the country’s K12 educators? What if MIT students generated short-form videos to complement the work those educators are already doing in their classrooms and homes? MIT seeks to illustrate that the best spokespeople in the battle to engage young people in science and engineering are other young people.
Multiplication Plus™ Circus of Patterns
This unique tool for educators presents a diverse range of mathematical concepts, from simple addition to complex numerical relationships. Students of all ability levels will be challenged by Multiplication Plus™ Circus of Patterns through solving problems by recognizing patterns with three basic components: the Whole Number Chart, the Decimal Chart, and the Fraction Chart. The more advanced Discovery Chart and Sequence Chart augment the basic charts and round out the Circus of Patterns series.
Online Math League
The Online Math League offers three fun, challenging math contests throughout each school year. Contests are offered in levels ranging from 2nd grade and up through Algebra. The contest content is aligned with state & national standards, including problems of varying difficulty so all students are appropriately challenged.
Open Culture
Open Culture compiles free cultural and educational media resources for public use. Some resources include over 950 free online courses, 550 free audio books, 600 free eBooks, free language learning resources, and more.
Princeton Review: Algebra Edge
This program comes with 2 CD-ROMS. The box says: Practice what you're learning in class with content that adjusts to over 60 textbooks. Reinforce key topics playing hilarious and fun games. Get help on lessons and encouragement from five different onscreen coaches. Learn one step at a time, study for an exam, or skip ahead, all at your own pace. Enhance learning with visual and audio aids and real-life examples.
Prodigy Game
Prodigy Game lets students learn math for free. Join more than three million students, teachers and parents using these free math game for grades 1-8.
Scootpad
Tailor learning for individual students through Scootpad, which offers complete coverage of common core standards math and language arts in grades K-8.
Scratch (MIT)
This website is designed for those interested in computer programming. Children are given the opportunity to create software and cartoon simulations and share them over the web. Designed for children ages 8 and up, Scratch can be useful for teaching mathematical and computational ideas.
Student Guide
StudentGuide.org is a collection of useful resources for students to assist their scholastic goals. This website contains articles on hundreds of student-related topics to help them improve their study habits, writing skills, organizational and analytical skills.
Study Geek
At StudyGeek.org experienced math tutors will assist students with free math homework help online. StudyGeek tutors have at least a master's degree or Ph.D. in their respective subject, and have been trained for a few weeks to ensure they can use online tutoring resources to prepare subjects like calculus, graphic, equations, matrices, geometry, algebra, trigonometry and more. Students can use these lessons for free to assist with understanding of a particular math concept.
TabletClass System
The TabletClass concept is much more than simple math videos; it is a remarkable educational system that duplicates what is taught in the classroom. The result is a tested and proven master online learning program that gives the student extensive math instruction as if they were personally being taught by the math teacher.
The Khan Academy
Khan Academy offers hundreds of free practice exercises and instructional videos for differentiated learning. Their personalized learning dashboard empowers students to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. KA tackles math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Their math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. KA has also partnered with institutions like NASA, Pixar, The College Board, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.
Virtual Math Lab (VML) - West Texas A&M University
If you need help in College Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, or preparing for the math part of the THEA, ACCUPLACER or general GRE test, this is the right place. Note that you do not have to be a student at West Texas A&M University to use any of these online tutorials. They were created as a service to anyone who needs help in these areas of math.
Vroot and Vroom
This CD-ROM is part of an interactive series based on the latest syllabus. It accompanies Singapore Math grades 3 and 4. Its dynamic environment and meaningful activities serve to enhance the learning of mathematical concepts and skills, and foster positive attitudes towards mathematics.
YouCubed
YouCubed is a nonprofit organization providing free and affordable K-12 mathematics resources and professional development for educators, parents and students. This resource is created by a Stanford University math specialist.