This is a collection of over 20 fun and challenging math activities created by Cynthia Lanius, the executive director of the Center for Excellence and Equity in Education at Rice University. The activities range in level from grade school to adult. Many of these lessons are designed to be used in the classroom or at home with a teacher or parent leading the way. However, students can perform these...

QuickMath is one of the most useful sites for common but tedious mathematical calculations. It is a free "online calculator that solves equations and does all sorts of algebra and calculus problems." Separated into many different functional sections, this handy tool can simplify expressions, evaluate symbolic integrals, plot equations, and much more. When inputting a problem into QuickMath for it...

This online toolkit consists of a series of modules "designed to help a linear algebra student learn and practice a basic linear algebra procedure, such as Gauss-Jordan reduction, calculating the determinant, or checking for linear independence." Each module is completely interactive and allows the user to input custom values and parameters. The modules are divided into four separate categories,...

Under the motto, "Show me how, now!" Algebasics is a fine online mathematics instructional resource that takes young and old alike through the basics of algebra. The breadth of the material is divided into sixteen sections, which begin with, well, "the basics", and proceed all the way to a section on applying algebra to real-world situations. Each section asks users to solve a number of problems...

Located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Stout is part of the state's vast university system. Under the direction of Dr. Jeanne Foley, the Math Teaching and Learning Center has created a number of helpful instructional activities for students and educators. First-time visitors to the site will want to start by looking over their recent report on combining technology with...

For students in college-level math courses, revisiting algebra can be a challenge, and learning for it the first time can prove to be tricky as well. This website, created by Professor John Miller of the City College of the City University of New York (CUNY) contains a very helpful tutorial application that can help students master different aspects of algebra. This application features...

Located in lovely Bellingham, Washington, Whatcom Community College serves a diverse population from all across the state and beyond. Their math center has developed this rather nice collection of math links that include helpful test-taking hints, online exercises, and resources for teachers looking to find new ways of exploring everything from geometry to measurement. While the site doesn't have...

The introduction to this site remarks, "If you need help in college algebra, you have come to the right place." Their statement is accurate, as the staff members at the West Texas A&M University's Virtual Math Lab have done a fine job creating a series of online algebra tutorials for students and anyone else who might be returning to the world of algebra. First-time visitors should look at their...

The online math center at Whatcom Community College is intended for a range of audiences, particularly students looking for additional assistance on a variety of math subjects from geometry to calculus. The materials offered here are divided into five areas: Learning Math, Teaching Math, Math Resources, Calculators, and Math Events. This first area offers visitors a look over high-quality links to...

Most math teachers will agree that the way to learn Algebra is step-by-step. Yet many textbook answer keys offer answers without telling students how to actually solve the problem. Enter MathPapa, the online web app that helps students learn to think through algebraic equations. Readers may like to begin with the Algebra Lessons section where they can learn the system from the ground up. In...