At one time, the best resources for learning maths were good text books, but things have moved on since then. Maths websites and blogs are not only more versatile, but they can also be kept more up to date. There are maths websites for a wide range of needs, many of which are blogs that will keep you up to date with the best resources and techniques, whether your need is for basic learning tools or information about the latest research. Here are ten of the best.
Frequently updated blog giving resources for learning, as well as discussions of different approaches to learning maths. There's everything from fun facts to tests you can practice with.
Chalkdust describes itself as " a magazine for the mathematically curious". It provides articles, features and pictures covering problems and puzzles presented in a fun and informative way.
A blog written by a maths teacher, offering a variety of thoughts and ideas that can provide new ways for teachers, parents and students to look at learning maths. He even uses football problems to engage students.
Featuring problems, videos and general advice, this is a blog for secondary maths students, including those taking Further Maths A-level, combining solid learning with fun.
Describing itself as "the family maths charity", Maths on Toast provides both posts and activities that help children find maths fun while they learn, whether that's with schools, families or community organisations.
This is not so much a blog as a series of textbooks and workbooks designed around the Maths National Curriculum, as well as providing a variety of support for teachers and students.
Published by the University of Surrey, this provides reports on mathematics research at the university. The blog will be useful for advanced students and teachers.
Also for advanced students and teachers, the Lincoln School of Maths & Physics provides a Maths & Physics News blog reporting on research, talks and seminars, as well as setting occasional challenges.
Whether you're studying at school, at university or at home, you're likely to find valuable resources among these websites for helping you learn maths. However, resources on their own won't take you through the study programmes you'll need to pass exams, whether they're SATs or for a degree. The best way to improve your maths is through one-to-one private tutoring. Why not register with TutorExtra to find out what tutors are available for your level?