Online help almost always begins in the form of a question generated by you, the user. So what questions do you have? Good questions are always the first hurdle in the online world, but the second hurdle is how to deal with the results of your question. Type "linear equation" into google and you'll get about 2.5 million hits, but the quality of those hits will vary.
This page is intended to provide a set of links that I have found helpful for me and hopefully will help you sift through the exponentially growing amount of data available online. The first place you might start is with a "math" search engine rather than just google. I recommend starting with Wolfram|Alpha's search engine:
OR a custom search engine that I made with google.
After trying some searches of your own, check out the different groupings of links in the picture below. The image below is a link to a whole host of helpful links. If there is a site missing that you know of or a site that you particularly enjoyed please let me know by leaving a comment below or by sending me an e-mail! If the image-link below is to overwhelming, I have narrowed the links down and sorted them in a more traditional way following this image.
Online Notes, Study Aids, and Videos
- Paul's Online Math Notes: This site holds the online notes of a professor ranging from Algebra II up through and beyond Calculus.
- Purple Math: Misson of this website is "Helping students gain understanding and self-confidence in algebra"
- Brightstorm: contains thousands of videos on math and science arranged by class and topic
- S.O.S. Math:free resource for math review material from algebra to differential equations.
- Math.com: The World of Math Online: Offers both question and answer forums as well as online practice opportunities.
- Khan Academy Videos: Over 2,000 videos meant to teach and reteach any students willing to watch.
- Math Forum: High School Study Center: The Math Forum is perhaps the most extensive math education site on the web. Its high school section includes problems of the week, the popular Ask Dr. Math, and more.
- National Library of Virtual Manipulatives: The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NLVM) is an NSF supported project that began in 1999 to develop a library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials, mostly in the form of Java applets, for mathematics instruction (K-12 emphasis).
- Illuminations: A site developed by the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) intended to provide unique ways to "illuminate" math concepts.
- Interactive: Interactive's goals are "the creation, collection, evaluation, and dissemination for interactive Java-based courseware for exploration in science and mathematics."
- Wolfram Alpha's online graphing calculator--Recommended.
- WebGraphing is a set of online graphing tools that is tailored to specific types of graphing needs.
- Utah State University Graphing Applet: Includes a nice set of tutorials and investigations to help you become familiar with the applet and function behavior.
- Holt McDougal Graphing Calculator: A popular mathematics textbook publisher developed an easy to use graphing calculator for you to use!