Whether you’re trying to balance a checkbook, interpret sports statistics, increase or decrease the ingredients of a recipe, or even parallel park a car, you rely on your knowledge of mathematics to help complete many everyday tasks. As such, many schools are actively promoting numeracy—not just teaching mathematics but also how to apply it to various scenarios—so that students become comfortable and confident using math in their daily lives and are better prepared to tackle both the rigors of college and their future careers.
Infobase provides many tools that can help encourage numeracy in students. Here are some of them:
The World Almanac® for Kids
The recently relaunched, intermediate-level The World Almanac® for Kids features a “Math Corner” module with informative articles, student worksheets, videos, and Fun Facts. Topics covered in “Math Corner” include the number system, ratios and proportional relationships, expressions and equations, geometry, and statistics and probability; students can also find games designed to help them practice core math skills.
The award-winning Science Online database offers a comprehensive overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines, including mathematics—the “M” in STEM. Its Mathematics Topic Center is a virtual study guide that features a series of editor-selected overview articles on topics including algebra, applied mathematics, calculus, geometry, and probability and statistics along with suggested research topics, videos and animations, key tables and data, and a comprehensive mathematics timeline.
Learn360, the ultimate streaming multimedia resource for the K–12 educational market, features thousands of multimedia resources on mathematics, including videos, audio files, encyclopedia articles, activities, and interactives. Popular video series on math include Common Core Math 4 Kids and Real World Math, and users can find more than 140 printable handouts featuring step-by-step math problems with clear instructions and analyses. Learn360 also features mathematics interactives from Learnetic with clear learning objectives; organized sections consisting of animations, video clips, slideshows, images, and diagrams to explain key concepts; activities and quizzes to support applied learning, allow students to test themselves, and improve critical thinking; and Lesson Reports at the end to assess students’ work.
Classroom Video On Demand
Classroom Video On Demand features a wealth of high school-level material appropriate for basic through AP courses on mathematics, including:
- Hundreds of titles from integral CALC on calculus and geometry
- Accounting Fundamentals, an exclusive four-part series that provides an overview of accounting practices and concepts
- Mathematics Illuminated and Against All Odds: Inside Statistics, two series from Annenberg Learner that help demystify math
- Algebra Applications and Geometry Applications, two 10-part series from Media4Math that present an impressive array of real-world applications of algebra and geometry, covering the complete scope and sequence of both curricula.
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