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EdReady currently hosts math collections for the following areas of coverage:
- Developmental Math, comprising 19 units of material. Fact sheet.
- Algebra 1, comprising 12 units of material. Fact sheet.
EdReady can also host custom coverage areas and associated collections. This documentation only covers the areas and collections that are available to everyone.
EdReady core collection:
These resources are chosen by default for the associated baseline assessments in EdReady. However, version administrators may choose a different collection as a default.
NROC Developmental Math – An Open Program
(displayed in EdReady as 'NROC Developmental Math' collection)
Each multimedia learning object in this collection covers a single topic in EdReady (119 in all), including modules on Arithmetic, Beginning Algebra, and Intermediate Algebra, and additional topical coverage for Geometry , Statistics, and Trigonometry.
Each learning object is composed of a variety of learning options, including topic-review questions, video lessons, worked examples, and additional practice and review problems. There is also a full, online textbook linked from each topic.
NROC Algebra 1 – An Open Course
(displayed in EdReady as 'NROC Algebra 1' collection)
This collection comprises the video lessons and worked examples from the NROC Algebra 1 course. The video lessons are oriented to high-school-aged learners, and the worked examples are performed by Sal Khan of Khan Academy.
Extensions to the core collection:
Some members like to reference subsets of the core collections as stand-alone resource options.
NROC Developmental Math – Text only
The online text associated with each topic is available as a free-standing resource, if desired.
These resources are made available under a Content Distribution Agreement with the copyright owner for a defined period of time. Access to this content shall be available to members for the period defined in the Content Distribution Agreement, which may vary by course.
NROC will make every effort to renew these Content Distribution Agreements to ensure continued access to this content, but access cannot be guaranteed past the current end date of the Content Distribution Agreement. End dates for current Distribution Agreements are listed after each collection name.
The Art of Problem Solving (available through 2033)
This collection of video lessons includes coverage of material on pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, and probability. Learn more about these videos and many other resources and activities at artofproblemsolving.com.
Phoenix College Collection (available through 2033)
This collection of video lessons includes topics in geometry and trigonometry. More videos for more advanced material are available on Hippocampus. All of the videos are performed by Phoenix Community College instructor James Sousa, who originally published these videos under the collection name“Math Is Power 4U.” Learn more at mathispower4u.yolasite.com.
STEMbite (available through 2033)
Andrew Vanden Heuvel uses Google Glass to discuss how various math-related topics can be seen all around us in our everyday world. More videos covering non-math topics are available on Hippocampus. These videos may help students who are struggling to make sense of how certain math topics might apply to their everyday lives. Learn more by visiting the STEMbites channel on Youtube.
WhyU (available through 2033)
This collection helps students to understand why math problems are structured and solved in the manner that students usually see. Students may find that these videos can take some of the mystery out of solving math problems, so that unknown problems can be tackled strategically rather than algorithmically. Learn more at WhyU.org.
Khan Academy (no current expiration date)
This collection includes many more of the videos available at Khan Academy than have been incorporated into our core EdReady materials. Students may benefit from seeing similar problems worked out several times. The full collection of Khan Academy worked examples and associated exercises is available at khanacademy.org.
PhET (no current expiration date)
Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations. PhET sims are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery. See all the sims at phet.colorado.edu.
Concord Consortium (no current expiration date)
Among the many projects managed by this organization, this collection includes standards-based activities that cover a huge variety of science topics and include time-tested math interactives. Their models and simulations can make complicated topics simple. Learn more at concord.org.