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August 2001
Updated JUNE, 2007

Explore Math
GRADE LEVEL: 6-8, 9-12, Advanced

Explore Math features interactive multimedia activities that cover topics from beginning algebra to pre-calculus.
The site has wide margins and soft colors, which make it neat and attractive. The multimedia activities require the Shockwave plug-in.
All the current activities are indexed on the main page. Each page has a top menu bar for navigating within the site.
Math teachers can use this excellent supplement with their students, or students can explore it on their own. The activities are highly interactive and come with a set of exploration questions that can challenge students at various levels of mathematical ability. Lesson plans that teachers contributed are available for each activity. Such complex topics as Absolute value, Points in the plane, Probability are explored in a way that makes learning them fun and painless. Included are a monthly scavenger hunt, Math in the News, and the opportunity for teachers to create their own course pages. Registration is required to use all the features, but it is free. This is one site math teachers will want to bookmark.

Reviewed by Hazel Jobe
Education World®
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