Mangahigh.com is one of the first games-based-learning sites, where students learn Mathematics via purpose-built casual games that balance fun and learning. It was founded by an experienced team of mathematicians and game specialists.
The games on this platform are adaptive (they dynamically adapt in difficulty to the ability of the student) and automatic (they have a meta-objective that the players strive to achieve by repeating a simple step (game mechanic) over and over again). They are designed to develop students' ability and curiosity to observe, hypothesize, test, evaluate, conclude and refine ideas. Finally, they provide powerful contexts often bringing out the 'real-world' application of the topic at hand, so increasing the students' interest in the content.
Games are structured with objectives: a bronze medal demonstrates a basic understanding of the key teaching objectives of the challenge. This includes a competence with typical/standard applications of the topic. A Silver and Gold medal demonstrate a secure understanding of the teaching objective and a competence with non typical/extension applications of the topic.
The educational content within Mangahigh is based on the national (UK) curriculum and is delivered through its proprietary educational games.
The site is targeted towards 7-16 year olds but is open for anyone to play. All available games are free to play and enable kids to to develop mathematical knowledge and skills in the context of total involvement. The games are grouped in numbers, algebra and shape and there is a section designed for younger children. There is also a quiz dedicated to the same topics mentioned above, with structured exercises.
Mangahigh also promote school-to-school bilateral competitions. The service is called Fai-To (read more about it on the website).
Wolfram Education Portal
The Wolfram Education Portal is a project that provides teachers and students with the opportunity to use dynamic interactive course material developed to enhance the teaching and learning experience. The portal focuses on Maths teaching.
The sign-up is free and allows access to all the resources and courses.
Each course include a dynamic textbook. The chapters and contents within each textbook are enhanced with interactive computable document format (CDF) objects and widgets (CDF is a format containing graphs, charts, plots, objects, etc. that allows real time manipulation for a deeper understanding of the concepts being presented). It is possible to navigate each course through the chapter view which displays all the concepts included in that chapter or through the library view, which allows users to search through the entire collection of lesson plans: chapters, demonstrations and widgets.
The portal also includes additional resources for teachers and students that can access them by visiting the resources page and identifying themselves as a teacher or student. Resources include videos, educational product information, links to CDF and demonstrations as well as direct links toward education communities, newsletter signups and more.
HippoCampus was designed as part of Open Education Resources (OER), a worldwide effort to improve access to quality education for everyone. HippoCampus content has been developed by some of the finest colleges and universities in the world and contributed to the National Repository of Online Courses (NROC), another MITE project. NROC makes editorial and engineering investment in the content to prepare it for distribution by HippoCampus.
Lots of resources, presentations and videos, can be browsed by topic: Arithmetic, Algebra & Geometry, Calculus & Advanced Math, Statistics & Probability, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science, Economics, History & Government, Psychology, Religion.
BrainNook is an online platform containing over a hundred educational games based on important concepts in the critical foundational subjects of Math and English Grammar, mostly appropriate for children 6 to 11 years old but suitable for any age.
Elementary school children can play these games while exploring colorful virtual worlds, safely competing and interacting with other children, and solving puzzles. On the website there are also sections specifically for parents and teachers, who can use it as a tool to keep their students learning even outside the classroom.
A Maths Dictionary for Kids / Maths Charts
A Maths Dictionary for Kids and Maths Charts are two websites developed by Jenny Eather.
A Maths Dictionary for Kids is an animated, interactive online math dictionary for students which explains over 600 common mathematical terms and math words in simple language.
Maths Charts is a collection of over 200 printable maths charts suitable for interactive whiteboards, classroom displays, math walls, student handouts, homework help, introduction and consolidation of mathematical topics and other math reference needs. The maths charts include definitions and examples covering Numbers, Operations on Numbers, Fractions, Decimals, Percent and Percentages, Ratios and Rates, Beginning Algebra, Data and Statistics, Probability, Geometry, Measurement, Time and Money.