Applets are java applications that are used online at a website. They can be used for students to explore mathmatical concepts, as well as during instruction as visual aids. Can also combine both approaches and have students use an interactive whiteboard in from of the class.


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Math Tools Most extensive site on this list. Applets are categorized according to subject (Pre-K throught college level courses) and then by topic. Great resource.
National Library of Virtual Mathematics Number Operations, Algebra, Geometry, measurement, and data analysis/probability. Each categorized by grade level. Great selection.
Shodor High quality interactive examples. Lots of other math resources.
Activities & Lesson Plans Collection of 279 applets categorized by subject..
University of MN Applets for Calculus.
Penn State Applets for geometric constructions and Calculus (extensive list).
Walter Fendt Primarily applets for Geometry. Good for illustrating concept and theorems.
Bournemouth University Applets focused primarily of functions (linear, conic, piecewise, etc.). Good for exploring changes to functions. Some examples contain accompanying worksheets for students to explore functions.
Metropolitan State College of Denver Animations for higher level concepts (Precalculus and above)
Home School Net Variety of applets and other online math resources from K through Geometry level.
Lake Tahoe Community College Applets that quiz students on concepts, providing hints if needed. Good for independent practice with immediate assessment.