# Best Tools

### CATEGORIES

Keys to Learning Math in Spite of Math Learning Difficulties | Math Illustrated & Explained | Dyscalculia Remediation Programs | Math Accessibility Aids | Algebra for Dyscalculics | Low-risk Algebra Classes | Creative Tools for Lessons & Demonstrations | Math Instruction - General | Math Visualization Tools | Math Manipulatives | Math Problem-solving Tools | Math Practice

## KEYS TO LEARNING MATH IN SPITE OF MATH LEARNING DIFFICULTIES

## DYSCALCULIA REMEDIATION PROGRAMS

### DYSCALCULIA.ORG's A MATH LOOK™

The language of Mathematics - illustrated and modeled.

Money is used to model the Base 10 Decimal System.

### CENTER FOR TEACHING & LEARNING MATHEMATICS

BLOG: The Language of Math by

**Professor Mahesh Sharma**, mathematician and dyscalculia expertFree Training on Dyscalculia Remediation: Tuesdays, 8 am to 9 am, Eastern Time.

Grades 1-5

A system of visual math lessons that teach basic math concepts through algebra, visually and intuitively. It was developed by dyscalculia expert and Harvard psychologist,

**Shad Moarif,**and his team of Universal Design for Learning Experts.The approach takes learners through CLSO: Concepts presented visually, with emphasis on the Language of Mathematics, then the Symbols used to represent the ideas, and lastly, the Operations used to solve problems.

The program builds math fluency by firmly establishing understanding and reasoning abilities.

### JUMP MATH PROGRAM FOR SLOW LEARNERS

https://www.jumpmath.org by

**Dr. John Mighton, Mathematician**Excellent math achievement in those with severe math learning disabilities.

K-8 Math Instruction for the hard to reach

Lots free & $100 or less for the whole program

Hands-On Kit

### MATHS EXPLAINED

https://www.mathsexplained.co.uk/topics.php by

**Dr. Steve Chinn**, mathematician, author, professorShort visual animations and explanations of difficult math concepts.

numbers, facts, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, area, perimeter, place value, decimals, percentages, ratios, algebra

Free - $1.25 ea., school licenses, individual subscription

Online Tool

### DYBUSTER DYSCALCULIA REMEDIATION PROGRAM

Swiss developed to improve math processing in dyscalculia students. Calcularis improves calculation.

Orthograph improves writing.

Home and school math & writing skill development with online games.

$99/ 6-months or $179/ year online access

### DYNAMO MATHS DYSCALCULIA REMEDIATION

designed for dyscalculic learners, ages 6 to 9

assess, plan, intervene, review

award-winning online modular programs

NumberSenseMMR® stages, correlated by the University of Oxford

Number Relationship, Number Magnitude, Number Meaning Framework

### TANG MATH

Complete, colorful, math system: books, cards, games, worksheets, videos.

### SHAPE MATH - VISUAL MATH INSTRUCTION

Learn to add, subtract, multiply, divide, fractions, time, and money with geometric shapes.

Dyslexia and Dyscalculia

Monthly subscription

Subscription Online Tool

### ST MATH

From MIND Research Institute, a math program developed by neuroscientists from Univ. of California - Irvine.

Dyslexics will appreciate the ST Math app, which visually represents and animates math concepts without words. It uses innate “spatial-temporal” reasoning to hold mental representations in short-term memory, for mental problem solving.

Requires a school subscription.

App

### KUSKE MATH - 4-GROUP MATH

Methods and Materials to teach number sense by assembling numbers with blocks into groups of 4 + adding on.

Complete program includes videos, worksheets, cards, blocks, mat, games to teach Integers, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division.

Multiplication Made Easy.

Scientifically designed to teach math skills to dyscalculic learners, ages 4 to 8.

Created by dyscalculia experts at

**INSERM-CEA Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit**, a leading research institute studying math cognition.Fun computer game to play with numbers, while training basic concepts of number and arithmetic

Number formats: concrete sets, digits, and number words

Counting: practice with numbers 1-40

Addition and subtraction in the range 1-10

Free downloadable game

It is a fun, fast-paced computer game that lets you play with 2-digit numbers, while training basic concepts of number and arithmetic.

Scientifically designed to teach math skills to dyscalculic learners, ages 5 to 10.

Created by dyscalculia experts at INSERM-CEA Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit, a leading research institute studying math cognition.

Basic calculation skills: addition and subtraction

Number formats: concrete sets, digits, and number words

The base 10 principle and the logic of multi-digit numbers

Free online tool or Android and Apple app

## MATH ACCESSIBILITY AIDS

### MODMATH APP - modmath.com

### SnapType App - snaptypeapp.com

### EQUATE IO - MATH MADE DIGITAL

**https://equatio.texthelp.com**(Chrome extension)Dictate, handwrite, or type. Formats and solves math expressions and equations, and solves .

### MATH TYPE, MATH FLOW, MATH VIEWER, MATH DAISY

Math Accessibility programs: MathType, MathFlow, MathViewer, MathDaisy.

Making math Accessible for those with disabilities.

Software (CD/DVD)

### VISION THERAPY TO IMPROVE MATH PERFORMANCE

Significantly improves math skills by developing ability to quickly recognize & enumerate small numbers of objects (subitizing) needed for numeracy & counting.

Free trial software (CD/DVD)

### ELEVATE - MEMORY IMPROVEMENT APP

Improve memory, mental math, and language with a personalized program.

Brain injury, dyscalculia, dyslexia.

Free app, but Pro has 15+ extra games.

## THE BRAIN'S ABILITY TO OVERCOME BARRIERS TO LEARNING MATH AND SCIENCE

Books by Dr. Jo Boaler and TedTalks - Ex. Mathematical Mindsets , Limitless Mind - YouCubed at Stanford University

Books by Dr. Judy Willis and TedTalks - Ex. Learning to Love Math, How Your Child Learns Best, Unlock Teen Brainpower, Upgrade Your Teaching: Understanding by Design Meets Neuroscience, Mind, Brain, & Education - R.A.D. Teach

Books by Dr. Barbara Oakley and TedTalks - Ex. Learning How to Learn, a Mind for Numbers, Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential - Barbara Oakley Website

## MATH ILLUSTRATED & EXPLAINED

### YOUCUBED - VISUAL, CREATIVE MATH INSTRUCTION - DR. JO BOALER -STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Algebraic problem solving, Visualization of mathematics, Making connections between representations and ideas

### MATH IS FUN - ILLUSTRATIONS - INTERACTIVE TOOLS - EXPLANATIONS

Exceptional illustrations, explanations, & interactive tools for Kindergarten-College-level math. Arithmetic, Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry, Physics, Calculus, Statistics.

Illustrated Math Dictionary, Interactive solvers for equations, graphing, circles, triangles, etc. Exceptional illustrations, explanations, & interactive tools for Kindergarten-College-level math. Arithmetic, Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry, Physics, Calculus, Statistics.

Free Online Tool

### MATH ANTICS - MATH ILLUSTRATIONS and EXPLANATIONS

Illustrated basic math concept videos + worksheets by Rob and Jeremy at Math Plus Motion, LLC.

Free Online or $20 per year.

### MATH UPGRADE- MATH ANIMATIONS - SONGS - LESSONS - MOTIVATION

Beautifully Illustrated and animated structured lessons with memorable music.

Easily advance through each class.

Free Summer School or $49 per course with 6-month access.

## ALGEBRA FOR DYSCALCULICS

By Plato Learning - Edmentum. Designed for students with learning difficulties. Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced Algebra Course for College.

One course for remedial and college-level Algebra.

Subscription Online Tool

### BOOTSTRAP WORLD ALGEBRA & GEOMETRY FOR VIDEO GAME CREATION

Bootstrap is a curricular module for students ages 12-16, which teaches algebraic and geometric concepts through computer programming. At the end of the module, students have a completed workbook filled with word problems, notes, math challenges, & video game they designed.

Makes Algebra real by teaching its use in video game programming.

Free Online Tool

## LOW-RISK ALGEBRA CLASSES

A beginner online college algebra class to learn about functions, polynomials, graphing, complex numbers, exponential and logarithmic equations, and much more, all through exploring real-world scenarios.

Take as an untimed free prep class or as a timed for-college-credit class.

Free Online Tool

## CREATIVE TOOLS FOR LESSONS & DEMONSTRATIONS

### Microsoft OneNote with Ink Math Assistant (Problem Solver)

Microsoft Mathematics 2019: -graphing calculator that plots in 2D and 3D, step-by-step equation solving, and useful tools to help students with math and science.

Video about OneNote Math Tools

### WEBSPIRATION Drag & Drop Creative Tool for Learning

Full of graphics to illustrate math, and all academic ideas easily.

Easy to use, ages 5 to 9 +, Math, All subjects.

Free trials or $10-$30.

Software (CD/DVD)

### INSPIRATION GRAPHIC ORGANIZATION LEARNING SOFTWARE

Organize, communicate, present! Full library of graphics, organizes writing.

All subjects. Age 10 - Adult

$70.

Software (CD/DVD)

### KID PIX LEARNING SOFTWARE - KIDS DRAG & DROP CREATIVE TOOL

Must have software! It's easy to be an artist with KidPix.

All Ages. Amazing graphic creative suite! All subjects.

Free Trial or $10.

Software

### PREZI FLYTHROUGH PRESENTATION MAKER

Make presentations with movie quality and effects with this easy free tool!

Interactive, Multimedia Presentations!

FREE

Online Tool

## MATH INSTRUCTION - GENERAL

### PLATO MATH SOFTWARE

Buy courses through homeschool co-op or have your school contract with Edmentum for credit recovery or credit-bearing developmental math courses in an online environment- K-8, Pre-algebra, Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Physics, etc.

Interactive, online, multimedia developmental math classes for credit. Algebra I & II, Geometry, Pre-calculus.

$15/ per month subscription.

Subscription Online Tool

### KHAN ACADEMY - FREE ONLINE LESSONS

Free algebra tutorials. Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything. Many subjects.

Algebra tutorials, Math Tutorials, K-College Level

Free

Online Tool

### JUMPSTART MATH SOFTWARE and APPS

Jump Start started with CD games & Math Blaster, and now has mobile apps.

Games for learning reading and math skills from preschool to middle school.

Free, $10/mo., $85/yr, $130 lifetime member.

Software (CD/DVD)

### MANGA HIGH MATH LEARNING VIDEO GAMES

Learn Math with Video Games!

Ages: 6 - Adult

Free

Online Tool

### ALEKS MODULAR MATH COURSES - HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE

Obtain individually targeted instruction correlated to the Common Core and all 50 states' standards. Implemented as a core or supplement, ALEKS creates dramatic learning outcomes.

K-12, College, Tutors, Teachers, Students

Free trial or up to $20/month per user.

Online Tool

## MATH VISUALIZATION TOOLS

An excellent collection of virtual manipulatives for learning math, language, music, time, money, algebra, writing, visual-spatial relationships.

### GISMOS - Online simulations that power inquiry and understanding

Math & Science simulations

K-12 + College Math

Free trial

Subscription Online Tool

### WOLFRAM ALPHA MATH SOLUTIONS & MATH VISUALIZATION TOOLS

Our goal is to accept completely free-form input, and to serve as a knowledge engine that generates powerful results and presents them with maximum clarity.

Mathematics, Step-by-step Solutions, Words & Linguistics, Units & Measure, Statistical & Data Analysis, People & History, Dates & Times Chemistry Culture & Media Money & Finance, Physics, Art & Design, Socioeconomic Data, Astronomy, Music, Health & Medicine, Engineering, Places & Geography, Food & Nutrition, Education, Materials, Earth Sciences, Life Sciences, Weather & Meteorology, Technological World, Sports & Games, Computational Sciences, Transportation, Web & Computer Systems

Software & Online Subscription

## MATH MANIPULATIVES

### HAND-TO-MIND LEARNING MANIPULATIVES

Excellent manipulatives for math and all subjects.

all subjects, Algebra

varies

Hands-On Kit

## MATH PROBLEM-SOLVING TOOLS

### MOD MATH APP

Free onscreen math app for drag and drop numbers and symbols on a grid, with color coding, sizing, and line options.

Addition, Subtraction, Fractions, Decimals, Multiplication, Division, Algebra, Geometry.

Free iPad app

### MATH WAY ONLINE MATH SOLVING TOOLS

Solve problems, get step-by-step solutions and explanation for Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Physics, Chemistry, Statistics.

Homework help for middle school through college.

FREE Online Tool

### MICROSOFT ONENOTE with INK Math Assistant

basic math to algebra and calculus problem solver with graphing

Windows and iPad

Video: How to Use OneNote for Math

### SWIFT CALCS ONLINE CALCULATORS & GRAPHING TOOLS

Enter math as it appears on paper, get instantaneous results, and share your calculations with colleagues and clients. No special syntax, no software, no headaches, no kidding.

Create and do math worksheets. For algebra and advanced math, engineering and science calculations.

Free online tool

### FX SOLVER ONLINE MATH PROBLEM-SOLVING TOOL

Online problem solving database & solver for engineering and science.

Engineering & Scientific problem solving.

Free online tool

### VCALC

A library of free calculators for every task: finance, construction, academic, math, calendars, ancient and international units of measurement, science, engineering, & hobbies.

Search the library to find the calculator already set up with formulas for specific tasks for nursing, physics, chemistry, engineering and business.

Free online tool

### WEB MATH ONLINE PROBLEM-SOLVING

Hundreds of instant-answer, self-help, math solvers, ready to provide you with instant help on your math problem in any math area.

Math Homework Help K-12+

Free online tool

### WOLFRAM MATH SOFTWARE

Powerful, professional software for math. Student edition.

High School + College Math

$140.

Software (CD/DVD)

## MATH PRACTICE

### REFLEX MATH

Games, visual stimulating way to gain automaticity in basic math facts.

Learn Math Facts with games: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division.

$35 per student per year

Subscription Online Tool

### COOL MATH ONLINE MATH GAMES & LESSONS

Free online lessons, practice, games for middle and high school level math.

Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Pre-calculus, Calculus, Math Anxiety

Free online

### COOL MATH 4 KIDS K-8 MATH LESSONS & GAMES WEBSITE

Complete fun, colorful animated lessons, practice and games covering elementary and middle school math.

Basic Math & Geometry Ages 2-15

Free online

### TEN MARKS FREE ONLINE MATH PRACTICE

TenMarks offers online math lessons and practice covering grades 3 to remedial college math. Mapped to state standards. Engaging.

Grades 3-12 & Remedial College Math

Free online

### IXL FREE MATH PRACTICE

Beautiful graphics, K-8 + ALGEBRA math practice games with tracking.

Math K-8 + Algebra Skills Practice

Free online tool

### VARSITY TUTORS FREE PRACTICE TESTS & FLASH CARDS

Free practice tests & flash cards for standardized tests.

Prep for GED, GRE, ACT, SAT, AP, Math, Reading, Statistics, all subjects.

FREE Online Tool