Assistive Technology (AT) for doing Mathematics.
Below you will find great online resources for learning and communicating mathematics.
Apps for Onscreen Math:
Math Is Fun.com (a free site with exceptional math explanations, illustrations, and interactive tools, Kindergarten to Calculus).
MathWay.com (free online math environment for problemsolving: basic to calculus).
MathGiraffe's Collection of Interactive Math Visualization Apps
GeoGebra is free graphical math software combining algebra, geometry and spreadsheets. Elementary through college levels.
The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html) at Utah State University is a collection of webbased interactive virtual math manipulatives and concept tutorials. Examples: base 10 blocks, pattern blocks, and algebra blocks. Each has instructions, activities, lessons. Searchable / cataloged by NCTM standards and grade level.
ALEKS.com Learn at your own pace with ALEKS as your personal tutor. 24/7 instruction. Math, Science, & Business course library. ALEKS uses artificial intelligence (AI) to map the details of each student's knowledge. ALEKS "knows," at each moment, with respect to each individual topic, whether each student has mastered that topic. If not, ALEKS knows whether the student is ready to learn the topic at that moment. ALEKS uses this knowledge to make learning more efficient and effective by continuously offering the student a selection of only the topics she is ready to learn right now. This builds student confidence and learning momentum. Students visually track their progress. Shodor Education Foundation (shodor.org/interactivate/) is a web portal with interactive math tools and curriculum for intermediate and middle school. Features: Interactive lessons, virtual math manipulatives, dictionary, activities. Search by grade level or subject.
Academy of Math® is an awardwinning systematic and completely webbased intervention solution that helps atrisk elementary, middle and high school students develop computational fluency and achieve significant gains in math proficiency. by EPS Educators Publishing Service.
The Math Forum at Drexel University (mathforum.org) has a digital catalog of math activities and discussion forums. Search by math topic, grade level, technology type, and resource type.
AAA Math (aaamath.com/aaamath.htm) features a comprehensive set of interactive arithmetic lessons. Unlimited practice for thorough mastery. K8. Free online or purchase CD for $25.
Talking Calculators for the math challenged and the visually impaired:
See more information on the Texas School for the Blind web site (tsbvi.edu/math/).
Basic and scientific Screen Readers with TexttoSpeech engines designed specifically to read mathematical equations and/or output to Braille. See MathMatrix (techmatrix.org).(a) MathTalk Scientific Notebook with MathPad; (b) Math Player by DesignScience, free addon, browsers read aloud math equations and expressions; (c) Virtual Pencil Arithmetic and Virtual Pencil Algebra allows the LD and VI to navigate, manipulate, and demonstrate mastery of basic math & algebra. KarisMath offers free interactive video lessons and practice for basic math and algebra subjects. Concepts are taught visually then transition slowly to symbols and operations. This works where typical math training has failed. Try the fun KarisCafe FaceBook Application at http://apps.facebook.com/kariskafe/ . Karismath makes math concepts visible, accessible and usable. Learners go behind the numerical surface of mainstream Math to explore visual constructs of concepts. The use of visual scaffolding traces this natural path of learning. Initially using imagery but no numbers, the for those the program gently moves learners to abstract concepts and mathematical operations. $2 lesson downloads. Requires Flash.
The Number Race: Remedial Software to learn basic numeration skills & The Number Catcher. More 4 Monkey: Develop Number Sense (iPad App based on research at Johns Hopkins University.)x
