Technology in the Secondary Math Classroom
Cool Math is a student-friendly website that provides detailed explanations the concepts of pre-algebra. The site also offers concepts from previous math courses as 'refreshers' for students. In addition, there are checkpoints that students can use for practice.
The Art of Problem Solving is a fantastic resource for instructional videos to use with students that are learning new concepts in pre-algebra. Although it was originally designed as a companion to the Art of Problem Solving textbook, it is an awesome tool for any pre-algebra student, regardless of the textbook being used!
Virtual Nerd is a compilation of short (less than 5 minutes) videos covering all of the necessary basics when it comes to learning algebra. Students can simply select the concepts that they are wanting to learn about and the video tutorials will be narrowed down to their specific needs.
Math TV is a great resource for algebra. It is a compilation of tutorial videos, but the unique feature is that there are multiple instructors for each concept. So, your student can select their teacher and if they still do not understand, they can select a different instructor to hear the material presented differently!
The Regents Prep site, created by the Oswego City School District, is a great resource for Geometry learners. Although intended for test preparation, their website offers thorough written explanations of Geometry concepts, sorted categorically. In addition to written lessons, the site also includes practice tests and activities for students to reinforce the lessons that they've read.
Online Math Learning has compiled videos from YouTube that teach a variety of Geometry concepts. The lessons are a combination of written explanations and multimedia with visual components to target a variety of learning styles. Additionally, they also have created online worksheets and activities that students can use to reinforce their knowledge.