## Useful Math Links

Below are some potentially useful websites (checked and approved by Mr. Grant) for additional math help. If you know of a phenomenal resource which you would like Mr. Grant to add to this site, please email him.

Looking for Mr. Grant and Ms. Ross' Trigonometry Presentation? Click here for the Polar Graphing Exploration!

Khan Academy: Founded by Salman Khan to tutor his cousins, Khan Academy has grown from its humble beginnings. It now employs multiple video-creators, has significant backing from the Gates Foundation, Google, and others, and all around is a great success story. The (new) general format is: watch a video on a topic, and then do some practice problems on that topic. There are usually several sub-categories within a topic, but nothing too overwhelming. You don't have to register for a (free) account, but it helps to save your progress. Use the search bar on the upper right of your screen to help navigate the site. Topics range from elementary mathematics up through (and beyond) Calculus.

Purple Math: This site is founded, and run, by Ms. Elizabeth Stapel. It averages millions of visitors per year, and does a fantastic job of putting all types of math in simple terms, with good, straight-forward examples. Purple Math provides help for 5th grade math up to Algebra 2 (and basic Trig), along with most Standardized Tests.

Although not a website, here is a hilarious video for Algebra 1.

CollegeBoard AP Calculus AB Student Page: Many of the tests you take across your high school career are actually under the shadow of the large corporation known as College Board. Included in its control are the SAT, PSAT, and AP Exams. The link will take you to the Student Page for AP Calculus AB. If you would like the BC page, click here. If you have not yet made an account with College Board, do so now. You can access it by choosing the "Log In" link on the upper right of your page. You should do this by your sophomore year, as most of you will take the PSAT at that point. This is also the website you use to access your AP results, normally released electronically around the beginning of July. Also on the Calculus page are the released Free Response Questions (FRQs) from every year since the AP Test began back in the 1960s, as well as several practice Multiple Choice tests. Browse around the website to get a feel for all of the resources offered.

Teaching Calculus: Put together by Lin McMullin, a consultant from College Board and a long-time Calculus teacher, Teaching Calculus offers resources for both students and teachers alike. As students, you will probably find the "Videos" tab at the top the most useful. Mr. McMullin gives a 10 - 30 minute talk on every pertinent topic throughout the AP Calculus curriculum. You might find it helpful to watch each video at the beginning, or end, of a unit in your classes to glean a little extra information.

Paul's Online Math Notes: Perhaps you could think of Paul's website as the "Purple Math" of Calculus, though I'm not sure which came first. Paul is a professor at Lamar University, in Texas. His website actually goes from Algebra up through Calculus, but I've linked you directly to the Calculus I webpage. (Note: Calculus 1 generally correlates to AB Calculus, and Calc 2 with BC Calculus; not a perfect comparison, but usually the one made.) His notes are well organized, with examples of varying difficulties, but always well explained. In fact, if you like Lamar University well enough, you can actually inquire into their online degrees here.

Master Math Mentor: Stu started this website years ago, and has put together worksheets, notes, and activities that are free to download. His answer keys cost money, but that helps keep everything secure, which is nice! Specifically, check out his Step-By-Step section, PowerPoints, and Exams.

__Disclaimer__: Mr. Grant is not liable for any content that is "non-school appropriate". It is his hope that everything is student-friendly, and he picks the sites to be that way. If, for some reason, the website changes its content, or adds something that you take offense to, please let Mr. Grant know so he can remove the link.__TRIGONOMETRY & PRE-CALCULUS RESOURCES__Looking for Mr. Grant and Ms. Ross' Trigonometry Presentation? Click here for the Polar Graphing Exploration!

**GENERALLY HELPFUL WEBSITES**Khan Academy: Founded by Salman Khan to tutor his cousins, Khan Academy has grown from its humble beginnings. It now employs multiple video-creators, has significant backing from the Gates Foundation, Google, and others, and all around is a great success story. The (new) general format is: watch a video on a topic, and then do some practice problems on that topic. There are usually several sub-categories within a topic, but nothing too overwhelming. You don't have to register for a (free) account, but it helps to save your progress. Use the search bar on the upper right of your screen to help navigate the site. Topics range from elementary mathematics up through (and beyond) Calculus.

**ALGEBRA 1 WEBSITES**Purple Math: This site is founded, and run, by Ms. Elizabeth Stapel. It averages millions of visitors per year, and does a fantastic job of putting all types of math in simple terms, with good, straight-forward examples. Purple Math provides help for 5th grade math up to Algebra 2 (and basic Trig), along with most Standardized Tests.

Although not a website, here is a hilarious video for Algebra 1.

__CALCULUS WEBSITES__CollegeBoard AP Calculus AB Student Page: Many of the tests you take across your high school career are actually under the shadow of the large corporation known as College Board. Included in its control are the SAT, PSAT, and AP Exams. The link will take you to the Student Page for AP Calculus AB. If you would like the BC page, click here. If you have not yet made an account with College Board, do so now. You can access it by choosing the "Log In" link on the upper right of your page. You should do this by your sophomore year, as most of you will take the PSAT at that point. This is also the website you use to access your AP results, normally released electronically around the beginning of July. Also on the Calculus page are the released Free Response Questions (FRQs) from every year since the AP Test began back in the 1960s, as well as several practice Multiple Choice tests. Browse around the website to get a feel for all of the resources offered.

Teaching Calculus: Put together by Lin McMullin, a consultant from College Board and a long-time Calculus teacher, Teaching Calculus offers resources for both students and teachers alike. As students, you will probably find the "Videos" tab at the top the most useful. Mr. McMullin gives a 10 - 30 minute talk on every pertinent topic throughout the AP Calculus curriculum. You might find it helpful to watch each video at the beginning, or end, of a unit in your classes to glean a little extra information.

Paul's Online Math Notes: Perhaps you could think of Paul's website as the "Purple Math" of Calculus, though I'm not sure which came first. Paul is a professor at Lamar University, in Texas. His website actually goes from Algebra up through Calculus, but I've linked you directly to the Calculus I webpage. (Note: Calculus 1 generally correlates to AB Calculus, and Calc 2 with BC Calculus; not a perfect comparison, but usually the one made.) His notes are well organized, with examples of varying difficulties, but always well explained. In fact, if you like Lamar University well enough, you can actually inquire into their online degrees here.

Master Math Mentor: Stu started this website years ago, and has put together worksheets, notes, and activities that are free to download. His answer keys cost money, but that helps keep everything secure, which is nice! Specifically, check out his Step-By-Step section, PowerPoints, and Exams.