The Learning Commons
There are many different studying resources that exist for Mathematics and Statistics. Listed below is a large collection of different websites that we have found that provide various resources that relate to Math and Stats skills. These are not ordered in any particular way, so feel free to browse through the entire collection.
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
This website contains online manipulatives that are available in the Learning Commons. These free manipulatives can be used for at-home practice. For example, you can find pattern blocks for use in explaining fractions and base blocks in different bases.
One tutor wrote, “This website is awesome for Math or any subject! It contains video tutorials that cover topics like Linear Algebra, quadratics, polynomials, etc. This website is free to utilize and you can setup an account either with Facebook or a Google account. I could see students struggling in Geometry, Algebra, Calculus, and other Math courses using this to reinforce or learn the material. It would be a great bonus to utilize as an outside resource.”
One tutor wrote, “I find this to be super helpful with Math homework. It is easy to use and will help show how to work out problems for the students. However, it should be used with caution.” Wolfram Alpha is a very powerful website that can solve virtually any problem. However, this tool is not available during quizzes and exams, so this website should be used for checking solutions only. This website can also be used similar to Wikipedia or Ask.com.
One tutor wrote, “This is a link for an online graphing calculator. This would be beneficial for students who may not have a graphing calculator for one reason or another. Even though they cannot use this in class, it would aid them in doing homework or take-home quizzes.”
Yahoo! Answers is a free Question & Answer service. You only need to have a Yahoo! account in order to utilize this service. Beware that answers are provided by the general public, not experts or computers, so the answers may not always be correct.
This website contains many valuable features. There are “Learning Forums public forums to post questions and have mathematical conversations. There is an entire section of lessons explaining concepts up through and including Precalculus. Additionally, the site contains reviews of online tutoring resources, sample quizzes, and a guideline for completing homework in a format that your instructor will love.
This website is another public forum to ask and answer questions related to Math and Physics. The forum guidelines dictate that if you post a homework question, you must post the question, any and all relevant information, and at least one attempted solution or explanation of the problem. This is NOT a free answer factory.
This is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. It contains audio/video lectures, lecture notes, homework ( and solutions),an online textbook, and interactive simulations. The topics covered include Algebra, Calculus, and Probability and Statistics. This resource has value for both the student and the tutor, as the lessons can help explain concepts and the homework can provide additional practice problems.
This website contains worked-out solutions to multiple problems, including explanations. There are also sample exams, some of which contain solutions.
MathTV.com is a website similar to Khan Academy. Through searching by topic, you can view video lessons by several different people on each topic. Each sample question is explained by multiple people, so you can choose which presenter you wish to listen to.
This website contains text and video explanations of concepts through Mathematics, Science, and Business. Most topics also include flash cards, practice problems, and additional resources.
This website “…has many videos that go from the basics of Algebra up through Calculus, Discrete, Linear Algebra, and more.”
St. Louis FRED
This is an informational website for Federal Reserve Economic Data. This is a great resource for anybody in the Business program working with Economics.
Grapher (MAC application)
Grapher is a graphing calculator application included on Mac computers with OS X 10.4 or later. The website listed here is a guide for using this program. This program has been described as “easier than Maple.”
Microsoft Mathematics (Office add-in)
Microsoft Mathematics is an add-in for Word and OneNote that allows you to plot 2D and 3D graphs, calculate results, and solve equations in the Word document or OneNote notebook. This website takes you to the download center for this free add-in if you do not have it installed already.
This website has lessons for different topics, some of which are video lessons. The site also contains sample quizzes and a solver function. The content is limited to Algebra and Geometry.
One tutor wrote, “This website has various links that will take you to other portions of the site, all of which are filled with study tips, note taking techniques, stress reducing tips, test taking strategies, etc. This website seems extremely easy to navigate as well as beneficial in the information that it provides. I could easily see myself recommending this site to students who need study tips or academic tips in general. Not only would I recommend it for them, I could also see other tutors using it to assist their own learning.”
Just Math tutoring
One tutor wrote, “This website also provides a large amount of videos that students can watch online that will help them understand mathematical operations. There are videos for algebra, trig, and calculus. These are open to the public for free and easy to utilize. The tutorials are easily understood. You get to watch the speaker work out the problems as he explains the thinking behind it. Good recommendation for students, especially the ones who come in for math help because they don’t understand the concepts.