Resources
Problem Solving
 NCTM – problems to ponder
 nRich – specialists in rich mathematics
 Galileo – math fair problems
 Math Central – problems of the month
 Hersam – brain teasers
 Question of the Day – mixed bag
 Crux – CMS problem solving journal
 Neurological Nasties – secondary school student focused
 Feynman – long division puzzles
 BrainBashers Â brain teasers, puzzles, riddles, and more
 Daily Skyscrapers – my favorite BrainBasher game
 Brain Teasers IÂ – a brain teaser a day (not all appropriate)
 Brain Teasers IIÂ – a brain teaser a day (not all appropriate)
 TestFunda IÂ Â – puzzle of the week
 TestFunda IIÂ Â – puzzle of the week
 TestFundaÂ IIIÂ – puzzle of the week
 Vur@li’s Blog – brainteasers and puzzles
 Stella’s Stunners – more than 600 nonroutine problems
 Brilliant – solve and discuss thousands of problems
 Would You Rather? – asking students to choose their own path
 ThreeAct Math Tasks – from Dan Myer
 World’s Hardest Easy Geometry Problem – easy to start …
 NCTM IlluminationsÂ – activities
 Math PickleÂ – problems from the ages … for kids
 Numberplay – from the NYT
 Mathematics Contest ArchiveÂ – from Waterloo
 TIMES Modules – from Australian curriculum
 Project Euler – 454 number problems
 Amusements in Mathematics – by Henry Ernest Dudeney
 Problem of the Day Archive – University of Waterloo
 Thinking Mathematically (2nd edition) – Mason, Burton, & Stacey
Mathematical Thinking Games
Teaching Resources
 Literacy Centers for Kindergarten – design and use
 Scootle – Australian curriculum resources
 National STEM Centre – UK lessons for STEM
 ESSO Family Math Resources – helping parents
 Topics in Elementary Mathematics – teaching teachers
 Free Online Graph Paper – not just squares
 MathmasterÂ – videos and worksheets for many topics
 PhET – interactive simulations
 Foundations & PreCalculus Math 10 – SD#43
 Math Videos – Minkusbc
 Ryynablog – lesson resources for math 712
 Graphing Stories – watch the video then graph the story
 Math Circles – from Waterloo Mathematics
 MathmasterÂ – videos and worksheets for many topics
 Nix the Tricks – a guide to avoiding bad shortcuts
 Instructional Activities – activities for the classroom
 Root 7 – high quality math resources
 WNCP Orchestrated Experiences – a resource/lesson bank
 NLVMÂ – national library of virtual manipulatives
 Tips for TeachersÂ – NCTM resource
 National Numeracy Resources – from the UK
 StandardsBased Grading – Shawn Cornally
 Tiered Instruction and Assessment – theory to resources
Blogs and Select Blog Posts
 I used to think …Â – blog post by Shelley Wright
 I Love ChartsÂ – check out the categories
 Terrible AdviceÂ – blog post on Byte Size Biology
 Math MistakesÂ – discuss and understand student errors
 dy/danÂ – Dan Myers
 Pedagogy UnboundÂ – aÂ place to share practical strategies
 Elements of Math – Steven Strogatz in the NYT
 The Reflective Educator – David Wees
 ThinkThankThunk – Shawn Cornally
Compilation Sites
 MathMovesUÂ – everything from games to competitions
 Mathematical FictionÂ – a list of over 1000 books, plays, films, etc.
 Math in Children’s LiteratureÂ – love2learn2day
 Math and Children’s LiteratureÂ – Let’s Read Math!
 Mathematics in the MoviesÂ – downloadable movie snippets
 MMDB – mathematical movie database
Apps and Technology
 Learn Maths with Beluga – number concepts (ages 494)
 MangaHigh – a gamesbased math teaching resource
 Top 100 Tools for Learning IÂ – 2013
 Top 100 Tools for Learning IIÂ – 2013
 iPad Mathematics – using Doceri
 Dictionary of Numbers – Google Chrome extension
 Vernier Video Physics – Apple app
 Tracker – video analysis and modeling tool
 Sideric – sensor tools for iPhone
 Wuzzit Trouble – mobile game with problem solving
 Virtual Manipulatives – from emaths
 The Scale of the Universe IÂ – slide the scale
 The Scale of the Universe IIÂ – slide the scale
 PsychicÂ – Flash Mind Reader
 Primatives – a nice factorization applet
 3DTin – 3 dimensional constructions
 MathAmaze Â online, multiplayer quiz game
 Stock MarketÂ – virtual stock market game
Mathematics
 NumberSpiralÂ – from simple to abstract
 NumbersÂ – Radiolab podcast
 Factorization DiagramsÂ – program factorization diagrams
 What If?Â – answering your hypothetical questions with physics
 Trachtenberg SystemÂ – system of rapid mental calculation
 Angular SizeÂ – xkcd
 The Root of Our ProblemÂ – introducing roots
 World of MathematicsÂ – interactive eBook
 12 Days of Pascal’s Triangle ChristmasÂ – seasonal and interesting
 Cut the KnotÂ – interactive mathematics miscellany and puzzles
 Searching PiÂ – find any string of numbers
 A Walk Through Mathematics – a video anthology
 Pi Day – not just once a year
 Types of Numbers – Encyclopedia of Science
Interesting Articles
 Commensurable TrianglesÂ – by Richard Parris
 How Owls Swivel Their Heads – by Jonathan Amos
 The 12 Most Controversial Math Problems – from Business Insider
 9 More SuperControversial Math Facts – from Business Insider
 Mathematician’s Delight – by W. W. Sawyer
 Finding the Beauty in Math – by Holly Korbey
 On Course Articles – archive of the On Course Newsletter
 67 Worst Teaching Mistakes – from On Course
 Teaching Isn’t Rocket Science. It’s Harder – Ryan Fuller
 Amusements in MathematicsÂ – Henry Ernest Dudeney
Interesting Videos
 Vi Hart – not just doodling
 Lily Serna – Amazing Maths Solution on Letters and Numbers
 Dance, Factors, Dance – animated factorization diagrams
 Ancient Math of Ethiopia – amazing methods of calculation
 Math Pickle – problems and techniques
 Twig – accuracy and estimation

Origami Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem – Vi Hart
 The Known Universe – from the Himalayas to space and beyond
 Numberphile – nice collection of YouTube videos
 Area of the Circle – proof without words
 How Rich are You? – wealth inequality in America
 History of Mathematics – Draw My Life
 The Order of Operations is Wrong – minutephysics
 Base Number Jokes Explained – Numberphile
 Wait a Minute, Does Math Actually Exist? – Gizmodo
 Kid Snippets: Math Class – as imagined by kids
 How to Arrange a Train – a counting problem
 I will Derive – spoof song
 Calculus Rhapsody – spoof song
 A Hand Full of Sand – from Local Hero
 Homer Simpson vs. Pierre de Fermat – Simon Singh
 Introducing the Book – parody
 Introducing the Map – parody
 Putting on Einstein’s Glasses – mathematical lens
 Paper Sizes Explained – NumberHub
 Is Punishment or Reward More Effective? – from Veritasium
 How Old is the Shepherd? – the problems with word problems
 5 NumbersÂ – Simon Singh for the BBC (audio)
 1+2+3+ … = 1/12 – from Numberphile
 History of PiÂ – in sand art
 Pi is WrongÂ – Vi Hart doodle
 Debt Limit – nice sense of scale
 3×3 – calculating basketball
 Nature by Numbers – Fibonacci
 Sh*t Math Students Say – sad but true
 New Math – Tom Lehrer
Interesting Talks
 Ken Robinson – schools kill creativity (TED)
 Ken Robinson – bring on the revolution (TED)
 Ken Robinson – changing education paradigms (RSA)
 Sugata Mitra – the child driven education (TED)
 Dan Meyer – mathematics curriculum makeover (TED)
 Daniel Pink – surprising truth about motivation (RSA)
 Benjamin Zander – classical music with shining eyes (TED)
 Hans Rosling – best statistics ever (TED)
 Al Bartlett – arithmetic, population, and energy (lectures)
 Spoken Word Â I Will not Let an Exam Result Decide my Fate
 Spoken Word Â Why I Hate School but Love Education
 Ramsey Musallem – 3 Rules to Spark Learning (TED)
 Arthur Benjamin – The Magic of Fibonacci Numbers (TED)
 Simon Singh – The Simpson’s and their Mathematical Secrets (Google)
Mathematics in the Real World
 Workplace Mathematics – 6 examples
 Maths in Work – when are we ever going to use this?
 Careers in Math – MAA resource
 Get the MathÂ – algebra in the real world
 Math in Careers – Futures Channel microdocumentaries
 Culturally Situated Design ToolsÂ – teach mathematics through culture
 Math CareersÂ – make your career count
 Building Better Math ProjectÂ – BCIT
 Cre8atemathsÂ – real life problems (free registration required)
Miscellaneous