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There are many sites out there – these are a few to get you started… 

* = recommended

Khan Academy - This site is very well done and has an extensive list of math videos and practice problems

General Math Advice

  • http://www.csupomona.edu/~rosenkrantz/skills2.htm#anchor683213 - Thorough site with A LOT of useful information *
  • http://mathcs.slu.edu/undergrad-math/success-in-mathematics
  • http://www.math.utah.edu/~alfeld/math.html
  • http://www.math.utah.edu/~alfeld/math/polya.html - Polya approach to solving problems
  • http://www.coolmath.com/

Study Skills, Suggestions, etc.

  • http://academic.cuesta.edu/acasupp/as/700index.htm - good page with info from Nolting *

Study Skills Surveys – see where you’re at and what you need help with

  • http://www.purplemath.com/stdysrvy.htm *

Homework Guidelines

  • http://www.purplemath.com/guidline.htm - list of guidelines for homework
  • http://www2.yk.psu.edu/learncenter/acskills/homework.html - list of good practices

Math Help Sites (Don’t use as a crutch!)

  • http://www.math.com – Homework Help tab is a good resource. Glossary too!
  • http://www.webmath.com - use quick jump for help with various problems
  • http://www.fractionreference.com/

Math Anxiety

  • http://www.math.com/students/advice/anxiety.html

Miscellaneous

  • http://www.mathpower.com/brain.htm - goofy website, but interesting info on R/L brain
  • http://mthwww.uwc.edu/wwwmahes/files/math01.htm#ref11 – Expansive Catalog
  • http://mathforum.org/dr.math - Good archive of math stuff…

Math Instruction

  • http://amby.com/educate/math -
  • Amby's Math Instruction, Reinforcement, and Learning Activities site offers a range of arithmetic, geometry, and algebra information in interestingly different formats, including tutorials, word problems and practice quizzes with immediate feedback.
  • *Of particular interest is a flip-through slide show on the order of operations prefaced by a word to the wise: before doing any computation, determine the operation & then follow instructions for that operation. Also included are fun graphical activities using the area of circles.

Ask Dr. Math, college-level archive.

  • http://www.mathforum.com/library/drmath/drmath.college.html

This website is a good resource for understanding algebra word problems:  http://www.onlinemathlearning.com/algebra-word-problems.html