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Mr. Benzel’s Favorite Math Resources. Key to Symbols A (Algebra and Arithmetic)- Any site/book marked by an A means that the resource is focused on Algebra skills. Choose a resource labeled A if you need some practice with Algebra or want some sources to study for your ECA. G (Geometry)- Resources marked as “G” area the Geometry level and will be good sites to check out to gain a different perspective on the material from what is gained from class. + (Challenge) - Need a challenge? These resources are excellent if you are searching for some challenge problems or getting ahead on the material for the next level of math course. Be daring, stretch your mind. Students of Geometry Honors, please check these out Video Lessons: The appeal of video lessons is that you can see problems being worked out and explained. As long as you have a computer, you can start and stop at anytime and go at whatever pace you want. KhanAcademy (A/G/+) - This is the industry standard video site. The videos are neatly done and there are numerous examples of concepts. You can also gain practice by doing online practice. The practice problems range from adding/subtracting numbers all the way to Calculus Math Dude (A)- (http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/itv/mathdude/)Want some practice with Algebra? Want to be entertained by the ultimate math geek? Watch the Math Dude for some lively Algebra entertainment. YouTube (A/G/+)- One thing you may want to try is to search the concept we are learning and find a video that is most engaging to you. Most of the videos are going to be factually correct and accurate. Yay Math (A/G/+)- Hilarious and enthusiastic math instructor teaches a wide range of math concepts covered in the Algebra and Geometry math courses. Textbook: Our textbook is a competent textbook with lots of great practice problems! If learning out of your textbook is your style, just ask Mr. Benzel and he’ll hook you up. Of course, you will need to sign it out and return it to me. While I make my own materials and my own lessons, I try to follow the textbook pretty closely. Practice Problems: Practice makes perfect, here are some great resources I use to find practice problems: KutaSoftware (A/G/+)- If you want a large amount of practice problems, go to KutaSoftware. While there are no worked out examples or explanations, there are numerous problems for you to work on. LetsPracticeGeometry (G) - I LOVE this. For each topic in Geometry, there is a packet of explanations, sample problems and plenty of practice problems. A math teacher out in California came out with these wonderful handouts with worked out examples colored by great humor. Online Tutorials with Worked Out Examples (Some Have Practice Included)- Go this route if you want to see a lot of example problems worked out, have links to relevant activities and explanations. Purple Math (A/G) (http://www.purplemath.com/) – This site offers dense, but thorough explanations on concepts we will be learning. It is also wonderful for Algebra review. If the text is a difficult read, you’ll want to focus on the example problems and see how they are worked out. Henrico Algebra (A) (http://teachers.henrico.k12.va.us/math/hcpsalgebra1/modules.html)- This is site has various modules that are perfect for a review of Algebra concepts. It has links to PowerPoint, activities and handouts that will help you master the concept. Kendall Hunt Discovering Geometry (G/+) http://math.kendallhunt.com/x19356.htmlThis site has short lessons/tutorials, Geometric construction activities and relevant practice problems. You will likely have to search through the chapters to find the concept that we are working. I believe the search is worth it though. MathIsFun (A/G) http://www.mathsisfun.com/ - This site has an awesome name. It has Algebra/Geometry lessons that have great visuals to help you understand. For Fun!- Sometimes we need puzzle problems or games. This will help build your thinking and will provide you with a mental workout. Cool Math Games (A) http://www.coolmath-games.com/ - Brush up your Algebra skills and arithmetic skills through playing games. What better combination is video games and math? Stella’s Stunners (+)http://ohiorc.org/for/math/stella/problems/- This is the site of one of my math teacher friends in Ohio. These problems are not typical and require a great deal of thinking. But if you complete these problems without looking at the answers, you will be prepared to excel in courses like AP Calculus or college level math courses. Euclid Elements (+)- This book is the original Geometry book written by the mathematician Euclid itself. Think you are really good at math? Try reading some Euclid and impress your friends. Brilliant.com (+) - Want a challenge? Want to see if you can solve really interesting and difficult math problems. Want to learn the thinking that can score you high on the SAT, then this site is for you. The end result is brilliance.