Resources: Basic Math
Anno's Math Games Volumes 1, 2 &
These books are wonderful for young children, though older kids and
adults often find them delightful, as well. They provide thought provoking puzzles and
projects often emphasizing the idea of perspective.
The Book of Cards for Kids
by Gail MacColl
Simple instructions for 35 card games.
How Much is a Million?
by David M. Schwartz
With Steven Kellogg's amusing illustrations, this book
illustrates enormous numbers - a million, a billion, a trilllion!
If You Made a Million
by David M. Schwartz
Shows how much a million dollars really is, how much it
earns in interest, and how checks work.
Math Wizardry for Kids by
If your child loves math games, puzzles and problems, this is
the perfect book! Over 300 pages of cool math wizardry!
by Kjartan Poskitt
the Horrible History series, the Murderous Maths series is actually quite a
lot of fun. Lots of humor, cartoons, and general silliness. Very cool. And, don't forget the
Murderous Maths website!
how an abacus
works. Play around with an online abacus.
See general math resources.
timed arithmetic drills.
Database of math tricks. Very cool!
from NASA's Space Place
Learn how NASA's spacecrafts communicate using only 1's and
0's. Try your hand at deciphering binary code!
to work out the combination to the lock.
delightful flash games are lots of fun for younger kids.
Math tricks and trivia
Interactive Math Dictionary
Check out the categories listed on the right.
A magic square is a grid in which each square contains a number. All
columns, rows and diagonals add up to the same sum. Learn about the history of magic squares, as
well as about reflection, rotation and more! Create your own magic square!
Math Tricks and
The Math Tutor
The MegaPenny Project
"What would a billion (or a trillion) pennies look like?" Starts with one penny and
reaches one quintillion!
each building of Moneyopolis and show off your math and money skills. Every section you complete
will earn Xerbie another part to fix his spaceship and help him get home."
Lots of Internet games.
Multiplying on Fingers
"It works for every multiplication from
6x6 to 10x10!"
National Library of Virtual
Don't know your multiplication facts? No worry. Try Russian Peasant
These were popular a few
years back and are still being sold. Usually colorful and kinda chunky, they illustrate the way
Legos, Legos and more Legos
And don't forget
Bionicle, Technic, and other cool Lego categories!
Tape meaures / rulers /
"My Hero, Zero," "Three Is a Magic Number"
and more. You can find these on cd/cassette or dvd/vhs.