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A large collection of links to tutorials and references covering a wide range of mathematics topics. Calculators, games, and a daily fractal also included.
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Date Added to MERLOT: August 08, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: October 28, 2015
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Avatar for Aaron Jones
7 years ago

Aaron Jones (Student)

1. I spent about 30 minutes at the site and went through some of the tutorials on the pre algebra level. Some of those included tutorials on percentages, fractions, decimals, intro to radicals, order of operations, etc. 2. I found this site to be extremely helpful. The tutorials I chose to go through I understood and was able to get a better grasp on what I was trying to understand. It was very helpful in assisting my thought process. I like the step by step instruction. 3. This site is extremely useful for teaching and learning. It’s a great place to go to bury yourself in the math that you need to practice and learn. The amount of material on the site is immense. The tutorials are very helpful. It walks you through step by step and uses colors and pictures to help you better understand and learn. 4. This site is really easy to use. If your familiar with browsing the internet you will have no problem with this. At the bottom of every page there is a link that says “continued on the next page” which would of course take you to the next page of the tutorial. You can then choose to go to the main menu indicated by the big green triangles at the bottom of the page. It’s very intuitive.
Time spent reviewing site: 30 min

Avatar for Mike Lydon
7 years ago

Mike Lydon (Student) is an interesting resource. I spent about a half hour using the educational resources (playing the games) and thought that they were quite useful and entertaining. This website markets towards a younger audience. The quality of the content is good, really fun to explore. The design and graphics were marvelously constructed. You can tell that a lot of hard work and thought were put into it. I wish I had known about this resource in high school! Because of the versatility and the fun setting of the website I believe that it would be a great way to help kids and adolescents learn and do well in math. Playing games is a type of positive reinforcement in itself. Learning will definetly be enhanced by this positive and fun resource. Lastly this resource is highlighted by it's user friendlyness. Its as simple as clicking the subject you interested in and getting several fun, interactive educational games to play (and learn with).

Avatar for Dennis Waldbauer
12 years ago

Dennis Waldbauer (Student)

I spent about an hour on the site and had fun playing the games, some of them
took some thinking to complete them. Then there was one that no matter how many
times i tried to do it using the same numbers everytime, it just didn't come up
with the right answer. I guess by playing it for about four times, and thinking
it was my fault that it didn't answer right. Just made me try harder. I think
that it is a good teaching tool and that people learn things from the site. I
liked the fallowing games: Number fun #1, 2,and Genius test. I found that this
was a very fun, the use of numbers and letters to come up with the old sayings.
This site is easy to use and very fun to play, I think that it is a great
teaching tool and a fun site.The teaching and learning potential is there and
has good content for the user to lean and teach to others. The concept of the
math and the games is a great learning software.
Used in course

Avatar for xiomaris sierra
12 years ago

xiomaris sierra (Student)

I spent about 25 minutes browsing through this material. It was a fasinating. My
gosh there is a lot of information on here all fun things to read and games to
play that tend to look fun and interesting.The matmaterials had many topics to
read about that were educational for students parents and teachers and even for
pure enjoyment.This covers math, fracalsgames math lessons etc. You can learn
alot on this site cool because it has so many catogories to read up on
and it catches the interest of people with simply the coloring and how the site
was defined is enough for anyone to look further into educational information. I
found it easy to access this. Im glad i came to this site i could possibly see
myself searching this site for fun in the future.
Used in course

Avatar for Agnes Febles
13 years ago

Agnes Febles (Student)

The site was fun. I spent about 45 minutes on the site going to all of the
links and working on the differnt calualtions. Some of the link went over prime
numbers, wind shield factors,calorie burning, sales tax and savings. These
links were pretty basic except for the atmospheric pressure calculator. The
site was very colorful and eye catching. I would not consider it one of the
best learning tools as it does not show nor explain how the formulas are
calculated. It is simply a calculator, you just plug in the numbers and the
calculator gives you the answer. Simple as that. The site was user friendly
and very non-threatening. I recommend it for fun!

Avatar for M.C. Gordon
14 years ago

M.C. Gordon (Student)

This site was a lot of fun and chose it's name appropriately-very cool! It was
much more like playing than anything else. The look of the website was colorful,
easy to read, and simple. I spent 1 1/2 hours on this site playing: Brain
Benders (Bears & Fish),Genius Test #1, Number Fun #1, Find the Numbers, and Find
the triangles #2. I didn't score well on some of the games but it didn't slow
me down but made me want to play more. This is a good site for all age groups.

Technical Remarks:

This site uses a variety of math applications in a simple but challenging ways.
It was easy to use, visually exciting, and could be very instrumental in helping
kids play with math in a fun atmosphere.

Avatar for Barbra Bied Sperling
14 years ago

Barbra Bied Sperling (Staff)

While I was looking over this site it is so coloful. It is a great way for
junior high students to enjoy learning in math. There are many categories given
in the site. For instance, Algebra,Geomtry,Calculus,and even Trig. There are so
many puzzles to try like Brain Benders with the dice game. And, there is even an
Genius Math Test for the kids to try. There are certain lessons under Math
Lessons given with good explanations that kids can relate to so it would be more
interesting for them and can try one too. This is a great site as a tool for
kids to practice math at home. This site was very good and I was viewing it for
an hour.

Technical Remarks:

While viewing this site it was very easy to learn so any child can try it. There
wasn't any problems in which it was easy to get the page to come up on the
screen. However, some of the screens didn't come up while I wanted to try some
of the puzzles.

Avatar for Anthony Mariscal
14 years ago

Anthony Mariscal (Student)

Browsing Coolmath's site for approximately 45 minutes was relatively enjoyable.
The site starts from elementary algebraic concepts to the limits in calculus. By
simplifying each geometry, trignomotry, and algebra concept, the reader can
easily understand the math in its simplest form. For example, the Pythagorean
Theorem is broken down into its elements through visual aids and catchy phrases.
This site proves to be effective in its tutorial purposes, but teaching aid
would definitely be necessary.

Technical Remarks:

The site was easily accessible and the icons were very helpful in locating which
concept was needed to explore. In addition, the visuals were effective.
Used in course

Avatar for Mia Castellanos
14 years ago

Mia Castellanos (Student)

I explored this site for about 30 minutes. I want to know how come I have not
found this site until today? This is a great site for someone who is absolutely
ignorant when it comes to math -- that would be me! I learned what a
tessellation was, how damping functions are used in music. I enjoyed reading
everything on this site. I was able to relate many of the things such as
graphing lines and fractuals to math that I have already learned.

Technical Remarks:

Accessing was very simple. It was easy to bounce around, yet return
to previous pages if I wanted to. If you are the slightest bit familiar in
using a compute then it will be easy to access the Merlot site completely and
explore different categories, however, if one doesn't even know how to type in a
website, then they might have a problem exploring different web pages. I
recommend this site for students who have difficulties in math.

Avatar for Connye Paris
14 years ago

Connye Paris (Student) is a super fun site offering a variety of math related recreational
tutorials and puzzles! I selected Number Fun 2 ... walked thru all the
steps/questions asked, keep tally of my final number and then was truly shocked
that the game was able to guess my age :( - I liked it anyway! I was able to
maneuver around this site with extreme ease, including guidence & explanations
provided. I have never really experienced fun while learning about math related
subjects. I believe this site is geared towards a probability approach to math
with numerical speculation as a predictable success factor.

Avatar for   Carbajal
15 years ago

Carbajal (Student)

I spent about 45 minutes to an hour playing the games and the other programs
they had to offer. made math more fun to learn. People who go to
this site will definately enjoy math and will can learn a lot. I got to figure
out payments on loans, also go to figure out my Blood Alcohol Level. I
recommend this to every one.

Technical Remarks:

I did not find any technical problems

Avatar for   Navarro
15 years ago

Navarro (Student)

I spent two hours on the CoolMath website because it really is "cool". According
to the homepage, their goal is to make math fun and they really pull it off.
They have math mixed in with math games which make it more interesting. Their
fonts and colorful graphics make it appealing for kids because my six year old
daughter had me playing Connect 4 and 3-D Maze for almost an hour. The screen
caught her eye and she was hooked. She even bookmarked the site for her own
future use.

Technical Remarks:

The website is very easy to navigate. Aside from the games, the site also covers
serious math subjects such as fractal, functions, graphing, etc. The lessons
are very easy to follow and are very detailed. There is something for everyone
here because the site is divided into math levels and subject matter. There's
even a link for kids, parents, and teachers. I was kind of put off by the ad
banners and online store, but I suppose they need to support the website. That
is my only minor criticism. Other than that, the sight is very helpful and fun
at the same time.

Avatar for Ken Miguel
15 years ago

Ken Miguel (Student)

I never found math to be as fun as it is now after exploring the contents of I spent about a half an hour browsing and playing games that can
build a person's math mind. While I was on the site, I not only balanced my
check book for the day, but I also figured out my BAC(Blood Alcohol Level) would
be if I was to drink three beers, very interesting. So if you ever think that
math is boring, take a visit a and you will agree at the end of
your visit that math is indeed pretty cool!

Avatar for Wendi Clouse
15 years ago

Wendi Clouse (Student)

I spent quite a bit of time on this site (about an hour) playing different games
and reading through the resources. Not only is the information presented in a
fun and creative way; but also the site presents interesting concepts that drag
you in. This site would be very useful to anyone struggling to become motivated
for math. The site is easy to use, although a "search" capability would be

Avatar for Dan Elrick
15 years ago

Dan Elrick (Faculty)

I spent some time on this site and tried some of the activities. I am a big
believer that Math should be fun and could be taught in fun ways. This site gave
me the opportunity to experiment with math in different ways. Not only do you
get to try different math activities but they tell you how to study for math and
become a better math student. In my case that is helpful. The material is easy
to use and gives helpful hints incase you get stuck. Anyone who uses this site
will have fun and learn too. Bravo for this site!!!