Useful sites for maths teachers:
  • youth stats site


  • Khan academy - source of video clips of teaching a huge range of ideas/skills/concepts

Joel Dodd at Coastal Taranaki school
Now with 59 videos covering maths NZC Levels 4 and 5.All videos are live embedded Flash, with download links to 3gp (phone format) versions, and featuring a new embedded Facebook page.

  • Sites for interactive maths games

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Family Maths Charitable Trust


  • Mathematics Pacific Experience
The resource 'Mathematics Pacific Experiences' which includes maths activities mainly targeted at curriculum levels 3-6 is now freely available online. The authors are very grateful that the NZAMT website has made the resource available to teachers, as it is no longer available in hardcopy form. Each activity can be downloaded separately as a word document, allowing modifications to suit the students they are being used with. The weblink is through the NZAMT website
ht Click on Pacific resource on the left hand side to find the activities. The final two pages of the document A_Title_Page.doc have a grid matching the mathematics content of the activities to the mathematics strands. As the resource was originally published in 2003, some of the hyperlinks may no longer be current. It is planned that new activities will be added to this resource over time. Please contact if you are interested in contributing activities.

All New Zealand schools and teachers are eligible for free access to the Assessment Banks.

  • Cool Math

Coolmath has a ton of cool math games and puzzles, lots of really clear math lessons (arithmetic, fractions, decimals, algebra, etc), fractals, geometry, tesselations and more. Tons of very cool math stuff for kids, teens, parents and teachers too!

  • AAA Math

AAA Math features a comprehensive set of interactive arithmetic lessons. Unlimited practice is available on each topic, which allows thorough mastery of the concepts. A nice feature is the topics are separated by grade level from K-8.

  • Math Baseball

You choose the type of math game you wish to play (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) and pick a level, then you get a math problem. Enter the answer to the problem and hit the "swing" button. If your answer is correct, you will get a hit. If your answer is wrong, you will get an out. Baseball makes math fun.

  • Math Playground

Action-packed math site for elementary and middle school students featuring math games, math word problems, math worksheets, logic puzzles and math videos.

  • Ask Dr Math
    Ask Dr Math is a question and answer service for math students and their teachers. A searchable archive is available by level and topic, as well as summaries of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

  • S.O.S. Mathematics
S.O.S. Mathematics is your free resource for math review material from algebra to differential equations! The perfect study site for high school and college students and adult learners. Get help to do your homework, refresh your memory, prepare for a test ... Browse more than 2,500 math pages filled with short and easy-to-understand explanations.

  • - The World of Math Online
Free math lessons and math homework help from basic math to algebra, geometry and beyond. Students, teachers, parents and everyone can find solutions to their math problems instantly.

  • AplusMath
Interactive educational math activities for grades K-12. Includes math games, worksheets, flashcards and more.

  • Math Cats

This site is the cat's meow for kids math. You'll find activities and calculators for: place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, conversions, measurement, estimation, probability, statistics, fractions, decimals, co-ordinate geometry, real-life math, crafts and activities, on-line math art and geometry, math games, puzzles and more.

  • Gapminder World

Gapminder World has been updated with the latest available data on carbon dioxide emissions but data on CO2 emissions are collected so slowly that the newest data is from 2006. The new data reveals that 2006 was the year when China passed the US as the country with the largest total CO2 emission. However, the average american still emits four times as much CO2 as the average Chinese.
The folk at Gapminder are constantly updating the list of indicators and are trying to make the coverage as complete as possible. They have several indicators covering all UN member states plus anumber of other territories. Several of these indicators go back to 1800, and a few go further back to 1600. For suggestions on new indications, please send an email to You can also find links to a full list of the current indicators and the option to download the list to Excel. Some recently added indicators include:
- Which country has the most billionaires?
- Dramatic increase in girls' age of marriage.
- Income poverty still widespread in poor countries.
There are also some very worthwhile video clips you can dowload.

  • Maths 300
Do you use the three step planning method of Research, Reflect, Collect? When using textbooks to drive the curriculum, these three steps are often the last three before the classroom door. When using Maths300 or Maths With Attitude it can't be that way. For more information, go to:

  • a site with lots of images worth exploring**