Links to Helpful Math Websites
Click on the name of the website for the link to the page.
Math Department Homepage - The homepage of the Math Department. Follow the link to find resources for the math classes taught at FVTC. From the Math Department Mission:
The mission of the Math Department is to provide quality educational
experiences to prepare students for employment that meets their needs and the
needs of the community they serve with a practical math foundation, so that they
may recognize and apply math concepts in their lives, their program courses, and
in their careers.
We strive to provide students with the tools to develop clear, logical,
analytical thinking skills and to foster in students an awareness of the need
for lifelong learning. We also strive to support all the program needs at FVTC
and are constantly working to upgrade the curriculum to meet the needs of the
Khan Academy - From Khan Academy's about page:
A free world-class education for anyone anywhere.
The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We're a not-for-profit with
the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class
education to anyone anywhere.
All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you
are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the
classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in
earthly biology. The Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you
completely free of charge.
Wolfram Alpha - An online calculator capable of solving equations, systems of equations, formulas, etc. From Wolfram Alpha's about page:
Wolfram|Alpha introduces a fundamentally new way to get knowledge and
answers—not by searching the web, but by doing dynamic computations based on
a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods.
Interact Math - A website that is tied to many of the textbooks used in the Math Department. It contains many sample exercises and includes immediate feedback on those exercises. From Interact Math's about page:
InterAct Math is designed to help you succeed in your math course!
The tutorial exercises on this site give you interactive
practice doing the end-of-section exercises in your Addison-Wesley and Prentice Hall textbooks.
Each exercise provides these learning aids:
- An interactive Guided Solution (or "Help Me Solve This!") steps you
through the exercise and gives you helpful feedback if you enter an incorrect answer.
- A Sample Problem or ("View an Example") steps you through a problem
similar to the exercise you are working on.
- Similar Problems that refresh with new numbers. You can retry an
exercise many times and receive different numerical values each time.
Your work will be tracked for only as long as you keep your browser open. Be sure to print out your results if you want to record them!
Purple Math - From Purple Math's main page:
Purplemath's algebra lessons are written with the student in mind. These lessons emphasize the practicalities rather than the technicalities, demonstrating
dependable techniques, warning of likely "trick" questions, and pointing out
common mistakes. The lessons are cross-referenced to help you find related
material, and a "search" box is on every page to help you find what you're