In R. Collier’s words, “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” Now, we all know that. However… wouldn’t it be great if success is the sum of FUN efforts, repeated day in and day out?
Not really! Especially with these websites that we’ve found to aid you in building up foundational skills essential to success in the subject. Perhaps you’ve done numerous Mathematical sums as part of intensive drilling. But do you understand what you’ve practised? Here are SIX websites catering to different age groups so you can PLAY, not just practice Math!
1. XP Math
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Practice your guess and check skills by attempting to hack a smartphone. You could even master the concept of volume with concepts from Minecraft! What’s not to love?
Sheppard software caters to a slightly younger target audience with its “Pop the Balloon” sequence identification games and various interactive methods to tackle concepts in decimals, algebra and geometry. This would likely stir up interest in those who think they are inclined to hate numbers.
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3. Manga High
As it states, “Play math, love math!”
During your first few attempts at the games on the site, you might think that it’s all easy peasy. Through the stages, the missions become progressively challenging and then you realise that the objective of the game is meant to equip you with an understanding of the said theorem or concept be it for quadratics or angles.
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This one comes with a bonus, especially if you love science.
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Brilliant is meant to aid excellence in the mastery of science and math and its creator believes that learning should be interactive and bite-sized with learners having the chance to network, sharing their experiences on their attempts to understand mathematical and scientific concepts. Apart from an easily-navigable interface, Brilliant also practises what they put forth.
5. Get the Math
Get the Math gives us reasons to truly understand the subject because it can be applicable in fashion, videogames, music and … possibly almost every aspect of life! Watch videos uploaded on the site, then attempt the challenges put forth. It certainly beats assessment books doesn’t it?
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6. TedEd Math
Ahhhh TedEd. One of our favourite sites! If you’re really in the mood to chill and relax, just put on a TedEd video and get ready to be awed. We love this Bridge Riddle by Alex Gendler.
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