Archive for the ‘Website Reviews’ Category

Algebra Help dot Com

April 5, 2009

I am always looking for sites where students can help themselves. In this modern age, we need students to realize the internet is a source for information and not just video games and music. I brought my students to the computer lab to search for sites that would help them on the Algebra problems I had assigned. They came across, a site with a bunch of helpful resources. Our favorite item was the equation calculator. With the equation calculator a student can type in an equation with a variable and receive step-by-step instructions on how to solve the problem. Since I require my students to show their work, this is a great resource for them to check their work at home.


Arcademic Skill Builders

April 2, 2009

If you don’t know about this site yet, go visit Arcademic Skill Builders immediately then come back and read the review. Seriously look at all the multi-player games, and that isn’t the normal multi-player sense. It should be called multi-computer, because that’s right you can get up to 8 students (or 7 and 1 teacher) competing on arithmetic skills at once.

Arcademic Skill Builders is coming out of the University of Kansas, so they must be doing something right with their funding. I wish they spent some money in marketing because every teacher should know about this site. And its free!!!

NSA: Collected Learning Units

April 1, 2009

Read a few of them, I’m sure you will be impressed. Come back to and write a review of the unit.

Hooda Math

March 22, 2009


Lets start with my website Hooda Math. I started this website back in August of 2008. I was getting ready for the year to begin, I had not found my job yet, and had no idea of my future. I figured I couldn’t plan so I would learn how to make math games in flash. I wasn’t that creative but knew we needed a free online version of Number Munchers the classic game that helped me memorize all of my math facts. I continued to make other games.

My wife had learned how to web design years ago at her old job, so she volunteered to design and maintain the site.

So, I had to add more content. I figured what do kids need for free online. I came up with short video math tutorials. I just started writing these recently after I ordered a electronic tablet. These have a ways to go, so please send me what you would like to be included.

In the games page, I began to add Hooda Math approved games, because kids are kids and they want to play fun fun games. So I wanted to make sure they were atleast playing games that I believe to use math thinking skills. To prove their relevance I have began to publish the worksheets I make my class fill-out when playing these games: Coffee Shop and Bloxorz, so far.

It also has a math links page and a contact form. I originally had a forum page, but now it will be changed to a blog link back to this blog.

please enjoy and tell your friends about Hooda Math.