Math is Fun offers mathematics in an enjoyable and easy-to-learn manner, believing that mathematics is fun.

#### In the Classroom

The Math is Fun home page is organized into Math strands for the earlier grades, and Algebra, Calculus, and Physics for older students. There are additional categories for puzzles, games, a dictionary, activities, and worksheets. There is also a Math Tools link to interactive tools and calculators, and an active forum for posting questions and sharing ideas – this does ask for user registration.

In addition to the general search feature, there are several other ways to search the site, such as using the index that is organized into age levels, by Common Core Standard, or by the site’s curriculum guide which aligns to international standards.

#### The Learning Resources

Math is Fun does not aim to provide lesson plans but rather to explain Math topics as clearly and explicitly as possible. And, the site does this with a wonderfully consistent approach and page design throughout, using lots of white space to set things apart, so that the user can anticipate what to expect. Topics are supported with colorful illustrations, numerous and varied examples, explanations of what-ifs and why-not, step-by-step walkthroughs of a process, interactive tools, other ways to approach or explain something, things to notice and ways to avoid confusion, interactive practice problems, and links to additional information.

The Dictionary entries are fully illustrated and link to site resources for further study and exploration.

In the Games and Puzzles sections, there are some familiar offerings (e.g., Tower of Hanoi), logic games, number skills games, science and Physics games, and a variety of puzzle types.

The Activities section has hands-on activities for home and school, as well as ideas for math projects. Math Is Fun resources can be used in a variety of ways. The resources can support students who need extra help or explanation, as a support for parents and even teachers who want to understand a topic better, and to provide tutorials for students at school or at home. As a Math reference, it is invaluable.

*Spotlight Review by Marcia Williamson, Knovation Content Curator former media center specialist and teacher, and Patty Blake, Knovation Content Manager, former English teacher, high school assistant principal, middle school principal, adjunct professor, assistant superintendent and lastly, superintendent. After leading school districts for 15 years, Patty chose this role at Knovation as her way of staying connected to students and serving districts across the country. She enjoys collaborating with districts to transform their curricula for the 21 century.*