**Looking for an "Alternative Algebra Perspective?" **

These are the sites that I have "bookmarked"
on my computer. When I am looking for new ideas for class, I found
these resources useful. Most have directories and organized links
to help find information about specific topics. A good "Web sleuth"
should be able to find the answer to ANY math or algebra question
somewhere within these pages. Collectively, resource directories
like this represent the largest collections of mathematical information
in the world -- but don't take my work for it, check some of these sites
out for yourself!

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****442 Manually Selected Algebra
Resources** This
listing, because of the sheer volume of resources, may not as
"user-friendly" as some, but it does have it all.

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****Algebra
1 Study Guide for Parents and Students**
The companion site for an
Algebra 1 textbook – effective presentations on a variety of topics.
The study guides are .pdf files. On the left is a navigation bar for
online, interactive resources.

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****Algebra
Help: Free Math Lessons**
This well organized site delivers exactly what the title proclaims.

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****Algebra
Review in 10 Lessons **This is the
review of Algebra in 10 lessons. These tutorials are viewed in the PDF
format. This requires that you have Acrobat Reader 3.0 or greater, which
you can obtain by clicking on the Get Adobe Reader icon. The tutorial
will not function correctly unless you have Version 3.0. or greater.

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****Algebra.help**
Begin by reading one of Algebra.help’s lessons. Then find help with
your homework using step-by-step calculators, and test knowledge using
interactive worksheets. All content on algebrahelp.com is accessible
free of charge! Extensive collection of topics.

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****Amby's Math Instruction,
Reinforcement, and Learning Activities**
Well organized site with a
variety of topics all logically outlined on the homepage – cute kitty
graphic too! This maintains a collection of useful links too.

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****American
Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges Online Algebra Resources**
Collection of links to prepare
and help students for success in post-secondary algebra.

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****BMCC Math
Tutorials** These
tutorials are designed to serve as a quick reference and general review
source for basic mathematics skills and knowledge. The topics covered
within these pages include basic concepts, which need to be mastered to
succeed in higher-level math courses. The color choices are kind of odd
and this site might be difficult to read on some computer monitors,
especially if one is colorblind.

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****Center
for Technology and Teacher Education: Math Activities **Math
with MS Excel, while designed for educators, students can benefit from
seeing practical application of math procedures using
"real-world" software.

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****Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for
Mathematics and Science Education**
Lesson plans, math and science links and more. This is a well-maintained
site. ENC's funding from the U.S. Department of Education will end in
September 2005. ENC products and services will then be available by
subscription. Take a look at it now, while its available FREE!

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****Free University
Project** Online study
guides and practice tests and a variety of lesson and learning links.

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****Fusion:
Educators Using Technology**
Another math with MS Excel site that is designed for educators. Students
can benefit from seeing practical application of math procedures using
"real-world" software.

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****Home School Math**
A comprehensive math resource site for home schooling parents and
teachers: find a home school math curriculum guide, free worksheets,
math e-books for elementary grades, an extensive link list of games,
interactive tutorials & quizzes, and teaching tips. The resources
emphasize understanding of concepts instead of just mechanical
memorization of rules.

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****Instructional
PowerPoints** HUGE
assortment of downloadable PowerPoint presentations – all prepared by
professional educators. This listing covers MUCH more than just math and
algebra – great resource for other subject areas too. Includes a
link for a FREE, downloadable PowerPoint Viewer so that presentations
can be viewed on computers without PowerPoint.

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****Interactive
Mathematic Miscellany and Puzzles**
Large collection of activities that reinforce a wide variety of math and
algebra skills – be sure to scroll down the comprehensive listing! On
the left are more of the same type of interactive activities for a
variety of other subjects.

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****Internet
Links for Mathematics**
From Dartmouth College, a large collection of links for many topics –
this URL will take you to the "Math" links. Scroll up and down
and you will find many more resources for a variety of classes and other
fields of interest.

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****Internet4classroom’s
Links for Secondary Math Teachers**
While designed to help teachers integrate Web resources into the
classroom, students can find a great deal of help here too. This is the
secondary resource page, elementary and topical indexes are also
available.

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****Introduction
to Algebra** This is the
resource Web for mathleague.com – there are many great resources here.

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****Introduction
to Math and Spreadsheets **MS
Excel, and other spreadsheet software, is ideal for applying math
concepts. Perhaps this site is more useful to educators than typical
students, but there are some good illustrations of math concepts here
and computer enthusiasts might find some interesting ways to practice
math.

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****Introductory
Algebra/Mathmax** This
is the companion Website for another Beginning Algebra text. The topics
are organized slightly different, but the presentation is fairly
consistent to UW-W’s Beginning Algebra class.

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****Math
Archive: Algebra Links**
A large collection of online resources for many topics in algebra.

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****Math Forum @ Drexel University**
Great site, full of resources – features "Dr. Math" and
more! Virtually any topic or question can be found among these
well-organized links.

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****Math
Help for the GRE**
Extensive collection of lessons on basic skills, including algebra. Very
detailed, step-by-step presentation of procedures and concepts in a
variety of math-related subject areas. There is a link to the Main GRE
prep page, which offers support for a variety of other academic and
test-taking skills.

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****Math
Homework Help: Algebra**
A searchable database of resources from Oakland Community College.

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****Math Index**
Comprehensive set of resources for many, MANY math concepts and topics.

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****Math Resources for
Educators** I include
these types of sites because I know I am working with some education
majors. Students can also find helpful links at these types of sites.
Links are organized by topics. Be sure to check out the section INTERNET
PAGES TO MATH SITES – many student-oriented resources there.

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****Math
Sites** Games, puzzles
and MORE – be sure to scroll down to the resource sections that are
organized by typical math course titles.

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****Math.com: The World of Math Online **Large
collection of links, organized by different math topics (check out the
navigation bar on the left). Many step-by-step procedures and
interactive practice activities.

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****Math2.org**
Many online resources for different math subject areas, all organized by
categories. There is also a "comment board" where you can post
your reflections and questions.

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****Mathematics**
Absolute huge list of math resources organized by topic, including
algebra -- great sites for students and teachers.

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****Mathematics
Support for All Subjects**
Created by Mathcentre, this site offers what the title suggests – very
comprehensive.

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****Mathematics: Springfield
Technical Community College**
This web page contains the course syllabus, class notes, homework
assignments, exams, e-mail among students, e-mail between the professor
and students, and internet chats, links to other sources of help and
much more.

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****Mathematics
Bookshelf** Wikibook’s
online "reference works to use to build books" project.
Members contribute resources – interesting concept that is still being
developed. So good material and links here now and it is growing.

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****MathNotes**
This site offers two types of resources to help strengthen understanding
of the mathematics and algebra: InterAct Math software tutorials and
Numbers in the Real World Web problems.

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****Math World**
Claims to be the "Web’s most extensive mathematics
resource." Big claim, but could be true – includes a
"headline" feature that emphasizes math in current events. An
index for math topics is on the left navigation bar.

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****National
Association for Numeracy and Mathematics in Colleges (NANAMIC) Resources**
Another large collection of
links organized by a variety of topics – especially useful for adult
learners and post-secondary curriculum.

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****Purplemath’s
Internet Links: Online Lesson Sites**
Purplemath’s site (purplemath.com) is itself an outstanding math
resource. This collection of links to additional resources puts
purplemath.com "over the top."

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****Quadratic
Equation Calculator**
From Math.com; if you are the student that works best if you can review
your answerers as you go along, this site is for you! Enter the
coefficients for the Ax2 + Bx + C = 0 equation and Quadratic Equation
will generate the solutions. On the left navigation bar are many more
links for other resources and tools.

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****QUIA: Interactive
Flashcards -- Adding and Subtracting Positive and Negative Numbers**
While QUIA is a subscription
service for teachers and students (I think it is free), this link will
take you directly to a flashcard review to practice adding and
subtracting negative numbers. THIS IS A COMMON PROCEDURAL ERROR IN
BEGINNING ALGEBRA. The flashcards are simple, but this review is
important to master.

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****Quiz Me!**
Online, interactive quizzes organized by subject – a great way to
review and practice to do well in Beginning Algebra or your next math
class.

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****SLAC
– Course Tutorials**
This site contains a collection of resources for the math courses at San
Antonio College. The tutorials are available in PowerPoint format and as
printable .pdf study guides.

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****Subject Library for
Mathematics** About.com’s
directory of math resources – pretty comprehensive.

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****Teaching
Resources for Practicing and Prospective Teachers**
While primarily a site for educators, students can find some effective
resources here too.

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****Teach-Nolology:
Algebra** A portal to a
world of math resources and activities on the Internet. Designed for
teachers, but students can find great links here too.

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****The Mathematics
Learning Center at LAS**
Many basic and higher-level math resources here along with strategies
for dealing with "math anxiety" and other important study
skills.

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****Toying
With Reality: Java and VRML**
*Virtual Reality: Modeling with Math, and a little Java *Adds
dimensions of depth & time and the active choices of participating
visitors. Well-designed Java applets can grab and involve people,
instead of isolating them as constrained, passive and uninvolved
spectators.

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****Understanding Algebra**
A free, online text by James Brennan of Boise State University. It is
well written and organized by chapters that cover specific algebraic
skills. This presentation compliments UW-W’s Beginning Algebra class
and would be a great site to check periodically. A link provides a
printable, downloadable copy of all the material on this site.

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****Washington
State University: Materials for Math Classes**
A site that tries to provide high school students with access to
materials that will prepare them for post-secondary math courses. There
are many good resources here for a Beginning Algebra class.

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****Web
Resources: Online Tools for Math**
This collection of links includes a terms search Merriam-Webster’s
dictionary. Well organized and a variety of topics are covered.

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