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Regional Center for Math and Science

Student Resources

 

Online Flashcard Websites

 

Quizlet
Quizlet
Students can make their own flash cards, or choose from millions of flashcards sets created by others. But that's just the beginning - once you've got flashcards, you can use several study modes including multiple choice tests and study games. You can add images and listen to audio, and even study on the go with one of dozens of Quizlet-compatible mobile apps. Students are the core of Quizlet. High school and college students, language learners, grad students, home school students, anyone studying anything. Quizlet makes it easy to create and share study materials, to study with a few friends or an entire class. And Quizlet is good for studying almost any subject, from languages and vocabulary to history to science and the arts.

 

StudyBlue
StudyBlue
StudyBlue is made for students. It empowers a generation of ambitious digital natives who expect and deserve high quality digital study tools. Nobody forces anybody to use it and nobody tells anybody they can’t. StudyBlue helps students learn better. Learn together. And get smarter.

 

Multi-subject Resources

 

Kahn Academy
Khan Academy
All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology.

Students can make use of the extensive video library, practice exercises, and assessments from any computer with access to the web.

 

Number2
Number2
Part of the larger KnowHow2GO family of websites, the Number2 link at left takes you to a test tutoring page where you can read through tutorials on subjects, then test your knowledge on quizzes. Don't feel like you did as well as you could have? No worries. The site will help you work on your weak spots. Worried about the ACT? You can practice the ACT at Number2.com as well!

 

Brightstorm
Brightstorm
A site filled with free homework help as well as tutorial videos on nearly any subject, brightstorm.com is staffed by real teachers from across the United States. The site also offers test preparation for the PSAT, SAT, ACT and AP tests via instructional videos.

 

HippCampus
HippoCampus
HippoCampus' main features are its wealth of video tutorials as well as links to various online widgets. By using the available widgets students are able to physically interact with many concepts that are otherwise strictly theoretical in nature and, in this way, get a hands-on experience with them. Linked into the video tutorials are many of those present on the Khan Academy website.

 

Wolfram Alpha
Wolfram Alpha
Wolfram Alpha is best described as a cousin of Google. However, whereas Google simply searches the internet, Wolfram Alpha actually synthesizes answers to questions and problems asked in addition to pulling together resources from across the web. Able to understand and interpret everything from general questions to complex algebraic equations, Wolfram Alpha is a fantastically useful multi-tool of the web.

To see the power of WolframAlpha, simply visit it and, on its search bar, click on the "Random" button or else on the Examples button to see a list of subjects Wolfram Alpha covers. Also, visit here to see an example of a complex calculus equation evaluated by WolframAlpha.

 

SOS Math
SOS Math
SOS Math is a free website that hosts a discussion board where you can ask for help with math problems. Arranged by subjects, the different threads can also serve as a handy reference for students stuck on a specific subject or problem. Registration is required, though the forums are free to use and are actively administered and moderated.

 

English Help

 

EnglishPage
EnglishPage
englishpage.com is a free reference and resource with interactive tutorials and games. It includes reference material on some of the more confusing and hard to understand parts of English such as Conditionals, Modals, Gerunds, Irregular Verbs as well as online dictionaries.

 

English Grammar 4U
English Grammar 4U
English Grammar 4U is a free reference and resource with interactive tutorials and games. It includes articles on many English topics. No registration is required to use the site. There's also a feature where users can "chat" with Egon the Dragon, an Artificial Intelligence program. It's pretty fun!

 

English Grammar 4U
Grammar Book
Grammar Book, in addition to its various references, has many worthwhile free quizzes. The quizzes, once graded, give feedback and corrective advice useful for better understanding of standard English usage. The site also allows for further resources upon subscription.

 

Word Dynamo
Word Dynamo
Word Dynamo, a service of Dictionary.com, provides several methods of learning, reviewing and self-quizzing vocabulary from nearly every subject area and standardized college entrance exam. You can save your progress through the various quizzes by either creating an account or signing in with your Facebook account. You can also create your own custom word list, along with related definitions, on which to quiz yourself.

 

Free Rice
Free Rice
Free Rice is a fun, interactive vocabulary building website. In its newest versions, FreeRice includes vocabulary lists in multiple langauges and subjects such as math and chemistry. FreeRice's vocabulary quizzes are also adaptive. That is, based on how you perform on its first list of words the program will give you challenging yet ability-appropriate words to follow. Moreover, every word you correctly define donates 10 grains of rice to hungry people worldwide via the United Nations World Food Program. So when you play not only are you helping build your vocabulary, but also helping to feed those in need across the globe.