According to the British Columbian curriculum, “Students learn by attaching meaning to what they do and need to construct their own meaning of mathematics. This meaning is best developed when learners encounter mathematical experiences that proceed from the simple to the complex and from the concrete to the abstract. The use of a variety of manipulatives and pedagogical approaches can address the diversity of learning styles and developmental stages of students, and enhance the formation of sound, transferable, mathematical concepts.” (Curriculum documents- Page 11). The following websites provide opportunities to practice various concepts in math in a fun way that relates to the British Columbian curriculum.
Brain Pop (Grade 3 to 5)
Brain Pop, an educational website, is an excellent resource for junior and intermediate students. On this site, there are over one hundred educational videos delivered in French, English, and even Spanish! There are several videos concerning mathematics; more specifically, algebra, geometry, data management, and measurement, among others. it may be necessary to sign up for a free trial in order to access all the materials.
The MATHadores Café, an interactive website created by TFO, received the Canadian New Medias Prize for kids in 2007 for its creative approach to mathematics. In the MATHadores Café, students are encouraged to practice their math skills through fun activities in French.
Caramax (Grade 1 to 3)
Aimed at preschool and elementary students, Caramax is a French website that offers several different mathematical and musical activities to stimulate your child. Parents must register in order to explore this site an fully take advantage of its educational activities.
Cat’s Family (Grade 4 to 6)
The Cat’s Family website was created in 2003 in order to help students practice and learn different mathematical concepts through entertaining games and activities. While some of the resources, such as Numé Cat’s, Alpha Cat’s and Time Cat’s, do need to be purchased, this website offers a quantity of free, interactive games intended for elementary school students to help learn math through play.
Champion Math (Grade 1 to 5)
Champion Math is an interactive French site that invites children between the ages of four and ten to practice their mathematical skills through various enjoyable exercises. While the Champion math website follows the French curriculum, the learning activities offered do complement the British Columbian curriculum as well and provide students with supplementary exercises to enhance math skills. Two different levels of exercises are provided for each grade.
DIMAF (Grade 6 to 8)
DIMAF is a French-English dictionary devoted to mathematics terminology. This comprehensive dictionary even contains a few illustrations to help clarify the definitions of more difficult concepts. If your child is in French immersion, it is important that they know the words and mathematical expressions in French in order to correctly complete exercises.
Figure This (Grade 2 to 4)
Figure This is an online resource that encourages families to tackle challenging math problems as a team, in an attempt to show both parents and children that math can be a both fun and challenging subject for all ages.
Flash Maths takes a thematic approach to learning math, exposing different concepts through themes such as `Bon appétit`, À toi de juger´ (You be the judge), `La sortie de fin d’année´ (The end of year outing), and `À la billetterie´(At the ticket office). Flash Maths is a fun way to for your child to practice math online through interactive learning activities.
Go Maths (Grade 5 to 8)
The Go Maths website is intended for students between the ages of 11 and 15. Go Maths offers a series of interactive math exercises and games of varying difficulty to help your child learn to do mental arithmetic. Printable activities, exercises, and thematic coloring pages with different math problems are also provided to help your child make progress in mathematics while having a good time.
IXL Math (Grade 1 to 12)
IXL Math is considered to be one of the best websites for math learners from kindergarten to grade six. The IXL Math site lists the math skills expected for each grade level and provides exercises to help your child acquire them.
Les jeux de Lulu, le lutin malin (Grade 1 to 3)
The Lulu website offers learners 4 years of age and older a wide variety of fun, mathematical games that focus on addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills. The large collection of games help studentsto improve their memory and mental arithmetic skills.
Link to Learning (Grade 7 to 9)
Link to Learning, as the name suggests, provides several different links to Canadian sites with an educational focus where learners can practice algebra, geometry, data management and probability, and other math skills. Math Frog
Math Frog is a bilingual site produced by the University of Waterloo that provides students between grades four and six with a wide selection of fun math games. Math frog offers a variety of educational activities that complement the curriculum and allow students to practice and review math skills.
Math et Moi (Grade 2 to 4)
The Momes website offers students between the ages of 7 and 11 `Math et Moi´, an interactive game that reviews the basics in math by providing exercises in addition, substraction, multiplication, and division. Players can choose the level of difficulty as well as the number of cards to be used in each game.
Mathovore (Grade 7 to 10)
Mathovore, a French site, offers online courses that follow the French curriculum to high school students. For those in need of assistance, there is an online math forum on the site. Mathovore even suggests a series of entertaining math activities and provides links to other interesting math sites to support learning.
Le Matou matheux (Grade 1 to 12)
With Matou matheux, your child can access several different interactive and educational math exercises. Intended for both elementary and secondary school students, this website provides a series of games and exercises for each strand of the mathematics curriculum. Although this website follows the curriculum of France, the exercises offered reinforce the concepts studied in the British Columbian curriculum.
Récréo Math (Grade 5 to 7)
Récréo Math is dedicated to making math learning fun. On this website, students will find a myriad of fun math activities designed to improve their problem-solving skills.
Sudoku (Grade 3 to 4)
Your child can now play sudoku, a challenging number-placement puzzle, free online! The goal of the game is to complete a square grid divided into a number of cells (often 9 squares by 9 squares), so that the numbers from one to nine only appear once in each row and column. Sudoku is a great puzzle game that allows children to improve their problem-solving skills while having fun! On this site, there are a variety of sudoku grids for all levels.
Vidéo-maths (Grade 7 to 10)
On the Vidéo-maths website, high school-level math exercises are explained through free videos. The explanations are easy to understand, and the videos are of good quality. While this educational website is free, registration is required in order to access all of the resources available.
Wired Math (Grade 7 to 10)
A bilingual site produced by the University of Waterloo, Wired Math aims to help students from grade seven to nine learn math in an enjoyable way. The Wired Math website provides students with a large collection of supplementary exercises, activities, and games to help support learning, motivate students, and increase confidence in math.