TheMathPage was created by a teacher at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. TheMathPage site includes 2 full courses:
- Skill in Algebra
- Skill in Arithmetic
The courses contain 32-39 lessons each and are written in easy-to-understand language. There are problems for a student to complete, but there is not a space in which to write out the problem. For example, below you'll see pink highlighted areas. That's what a student sees when on the page, until he/she mouses over the pink highlight, making the answer (green text) appear. I made two answers appear, below:
I'm considering the algebra course for our 15yo, who is quick to figure things out and does not like being bogged down by a textbook with its pages full of problems to solve. He got it; he wants to move on. Still, he'll need to prove that he retained the knowledge, so if we use this course, I think I'll occasionally send him over to an algebra test site (do you know of one?).
TheMathPage does not claim to have full courses in the following maths, but does cover them to some degree:
- Plane Geometry
- Real Numbers
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Thanks, Lori. That’s a rather thorough, piece-by-piece coverage of arithmetic and algebra. We use books for some of this now, but none explain the actual processes as well as this, so I’ll view it as a good backup when we’re trying to explain a new concept.
Linda Bullock says
You might use some of the ACT or SAT sites to find algebra practice problems. That way you get double use of your time. Also Math Kangaroo has some awesome problems to put any level math to use. Fun and challenging.
Lori Seaborg says
Great thoughts, Alice!
Lori Seaborg says
Thank you for sharing those testing sites!
Sarah Smith says
Khan Academy http://www.khanacademy.org/ is a collection of literally hundreds (1600+) of math and science topics. What started as a pet project to help his neices and nephews has turned into a world-wide phenomenon.
Basically, any math topic you might need tutoring on — from basic arithmetic through calculus and economics — is presented in short, clear videos. He uses humor and is very non-threatening.
My 12-year old daughter is math-phobic, but she readily will watch one of these ~10 minute videos and then she understands the topic. It is my most used and most valuable FREE resource. Check out a few random topics and see if you don’t love what he is doing.
He has a feature where you can sign up and track your lessons. We have not used this feature, just jumped in and informally listened in. [My only connection to this site is that I love it and it has helped my child understand the concepts.]
Hi Lori: I hope I win the free canvas print. I have a son who is a senior this year and the print would be awesome.