Useful links

These are just some links sent my way over the last few months that I thought you might enjoy.
  • Teach Banzai is an online system for financial education. It sounds really interesting! Students can set up various "jars" (budgets), enter transactions (real or fictional), and continue using the system for life if they so wish. It's all free and there are lesson plans offered.

  • SpaceTime TV
    Watch educational videos online from full length documentaries to short video clips featuring shows from PBS, National Geographic, and the History Channel. They've done a good job of collecting the best free science and history videos. I can just imagine how difficult and time-consuming it'd be to find those if you went searching on YouTube an other video sites yourself.

  • Dimensions
    Interesting movie - which is available totally free online - about how mathematicians can visualize the fourth dimension. Some of that stuff will give you "mathematical vertigo", but some of the chapters are easy enough for middle schoolers on up, teaching about stereographic projection, the difference between 2nd and 3rd dimensions, complex numbers, and more.

  • Math Problem Generator
    On this site you need to browse through a collection of problems and add them one by one to your worksheet so it is slow - BUT the problem collection includes prealgebra, algebra, high school geometry, proportions, statistics, probability, algebra 2, and SAT (inc. word problems in all of the categories), many of which you won't find on many of the other worksheet sites.


Alison said…
I'm not exactly a math whiz. Both my kids told me yesterday though that they're enjoying homeschool math this year so I must be doing something right! What is wrong with American math? I'm convinced there is something fundamentally different and I was blogging on that today. Any insights?
Morgan said…
I'm one of the creators of Banzai ( and I am very interested in receiving feedback from homeschool parents! Please don't hesitate to contact me at morgan[at]teachbanzai[dot]com.
Maria Miller said…
Colors and distractive photos are one part of the problem, but not the main one necessarily. Check out this article:

Is you math curriculum coherent?

It talks about how the material is organized over the school years in typical US curricula. It often ends up that a year's math has tons of topics to go through, none of them done in-depth.
samy_aadam said…
Math Problem Generator
I came across this great site. It offers a wide variety of arithmetic
worksheets. It has a lot of problems covering: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Percents, Conversions, Decimals and Negative Numbers.
It worksheets cover Kinder garden age all through high school.

Besides Arithmetic, it has other features like: Phonics, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Literature, Arithmetic, History, Economics, Mythology and Rhetoric.

Visit this site and it will change your child's life forever.

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