Mathematics is something to be loved and not feared. If taught well, one is able to observe the beauty of Math in all its aspects. Math is a part of our daily life in one form or the other. Just an observation is needed to know it. Mastering the numbers is a complicated process, but not an impossible one. You cannot get 100% hold of what is being taught in the classroom. If you want to tighten your grip, you can take help of amazing math blogs available on the internet free of cost.
There is an endless number of Math blogs over the internet, but not all of them are really helpful. Here, I am trying to enlist a number of popular blogs and some general Math blogs. Take a look at all of them to decide which one meets your need best.
Math-Blog: It is a blog by Antonio Cangiano, who was an employee of IBM. It was a personal blog to start with, but the early success motivated to accept external submissions also. This blog is dedicated to submit high-quality and easy to follow articles on Math.
Interactive Mathematics: This blog explores the joys of mathematics and educates the people about the same. The major USP of this blog is its power to explain the relation of mathematical concepts to the real world. There is endless interactive applet on this blog that helps to explore the mathematical concepts in an interactive and interesting way. The site claims to have more than 10,000 visitors every day.
Math Solutions: This blog provides learning services to educators. This blog is specifically dedicated to educators. The blog aims to improve a teacher's effectiveness in math instruction. If you want help, the experts from the Math solution can come to you and work at your place. They try to develop their blog content keeping in mind the curriculum and program running at the school level.
Yummy Math: This blog was created by Brian Marks. This blog again emphasizes ways to bring real-life association with mathematical concepts. They perform the activities and write the blog in correspondence with the NCTM Process Standards. They also try to design their content in line with the CCSS standards for Mathematical Practice.
MathFour: This is a free website. It has dynamic content for teaching Maths effectively in the classrooms. It has its origin in Texas but scatters to the need of the global math audience. There is written, audio as well as video content on the blog. Special video services are created by Bon Crower, who have taught Maths to over more than 15,000 adults.
Math only Math: This blog takes into consideration the mental status of students of certain age groups. Each age group demands different methods of teaching as per their mental status. This is very aptly understood by the makers of this blog. However diversified the background would be, all the students will find something interesting on this blog for sure. The blog tries to touch almost every topic of mathematics. The blog gives you access to various exercises for practicing different concepts of mathematics.
Bit-player: This is a blog by Brian Hayes. Brian himself defines the purpose of the blog in the words ‘An amateur's outlook on computation and mathematics.' He has developed this blog to write about its adventure and experiences that he has gathered over the years by working in the field of computing, technology, math, and science. He has written many essays in some of the famous journals of America like ‘Scientific American' etc. All of his essays are available free o cost on his blog for the readers. It is not just a math blog. It covers a wide variety of topics like photography, neurosciences, modern life, physics, etc.
American Mathematical Society: This website aims to make advanced research in the field of Math. It serves as a connection between different mathematical communities around the globe. They organize meetings, conferences and awareness programs. They also publish journals and provide professional services worldwide.
Mathbabe: This blog has been developed and maintained by Cathy O'Neil. He is mathematician, but of ‘non-academic' types. If you ever read an article on the blog, you will find that it is difficult to find such a blog which is a blend of effective writing skills and a perfect mathematic mind. It is more instructive and interactive and distinguishes itself by distancing from the hard maths.
Tanya Khovanova’s Math Blog: Tanya Khovanova, who is the founder of this blog is actually a freelance mathematician. She is a mathletics coach in Massachusetts. The bloggers and nerds of math have given her the title of ‘the smartest person on Earth.’ The title has been given on the basis of reading made by people on her blog. There are many endless widgets on the website that can be used to enhance your mathematical skills like ‘Number Gossip’ etc. The USP of the blog is its entertainment value rather than the informative value.
A theorem of the Day: The blog is especially based on explaining the theorems. There is different theorem on the blog every day. The theorem can be from any field of mathematics. There is one more additional feature attached to the blog. There is a ‘further reading’ link attached to every theorem. This is given in the context that if someone needs to research more on the theorem, this link can be used by them to research on the theorem. Though the matter on the site is not o very high standard, it is at least very informative and educational for sure.
Futility Closet: The man behind the blog is Greg Ross. He has made all the attempts to make this blog as interesting as possible. To tell you the truth, this is not a sort of educator’s blog or pure math blog. This is inspirational for all those who love math. The new information that is being added on this blog attracts the attention undisputedly. Once you open the blog, you will be glued to it.
LogicRoots – Reinventing How kids practice Math: This is a student-centered blog. It is not meant for the learning of the teachers. But teachers can take help of this blog if they want to instruct their child about the new concepts of math with the help of board games and math activities. There are endless math activities included on the blog for the practice.
Blog in engineering mathematics: As the name suggests, this blog is focused to help students with engineering mathematics. Teachers and students both can get advantage of this blog. Here, you will find the notes on engineering mathematics in blog style. The approach of the blog is to maintain the fun in learning and teaching the understanding of mathematics. On average, they publish around 3 posts each month.
Mathfour.com: The frequency of posts on this blog is less. It is just one post every month. But the posts are likely to attract the attention of all math lovers. The blog has been developed by Bon Crowder. The blog especially focuses on explaining the math terms to the students and make the kids familiar with the relation that everyday things and processes have with that of the math concepts that they learn.
Denis Gaskins| Helping Families to learn and enjoy math together: Denis Gaskin is a motivated mom who wants other parents to learn the subject in all its richness so that they can direct their kids well. She defines Math as Ice cream, you get to taste more and more flavors than you expect. Rote memory and rules make the math boring for students and parents need to learn that and explore the different aspects of teaching the mathematical aspects. Denis Gaskin here helps the parents. She posts about 3 articles per month on this blog.
Walking Randomly: This is not purely a math-based blog. This blog covers various other general subjects such as computer science etc. He has written various posts on the use of technology to assist higher-level mathematics. Real-world experiences are entwined in the posts. It arouses the interest of the reader as they can relate the math concepts with their life. There are endless posts on this post to assist its reader.
Math ∩ Programming: The name of the blog is all-inclusive. The special sign in the middle is of an intersection. So we can read the name of the blog as the intersection of math and programming. This is actually a blog of Jeremy Kun. Jeremy was in love with finding the solutions to the programming problems. His search and research have motivated him to create and develop Math ∩ Programming blog. The blog is like an encyclopedia of mathematical solutions to computer science problems.
Dy/dan: Dan Meyer is the founder of the blog. He was a former math teacher. He is constantly trying to bring about some reforms in the mathematics education methodology and system. See, Meyer was a teacher who tried to teach math to those kids who didn’t like math. All his experiments are included in this blog. Even an average person can easily understand the concept of math with the help of this blog. There are some amazing video posts also on this blog.
The Aperiodical: This is a sort of math magazine blog. Those who are interested in learning the math concepts will find the stuff displayed here as very interesting. It publishes a post on a weekly basis. About 3 posts per week are the frequency. Three authors run this blog: Katie Steckles, Peter Rowlett and Christian Lawson-Perfect. They have developed various columns to distribute their content accordingly. Some of the famous columns are Travel in a mathematical world, Puzzlebomb, Blackboard Bold, Arty Maths, MathsJam, etc.
Mr. Elementary Math: It is a resource blog for K-5 educators. The blog has in abundance the math ideas and strategies. Most of the posts on this blog are written by the creator of this blog Greg Coleman. He writes about 1 post per month. Educators can search the blog with the help of problems. There are different segments in the blog like number sense, multiplication, and division math ideas, addition and subtraction, etc. So the teachers can search accordingly.
I Speak Math: This blog is an attempt to integrate math and technology. This blog has been linked to a bigger math blog universe by the comment threads. The comments are usually posted by the founder of this blog i.e. Julie Reulbach. She is supposed to have helped many writers and readers and has created a huge community of them. Basically, the founder of the blog is an algebra teacher. But she loves to teach other concepts as well. She constantly works to bring about improvements in math education.
MIND Research Institute Blog: This blog emphasizes on enhancing the learning experience by visual learning. It revolutionizes the Math Education. There are varied forms of information that we get on the blog like STEM insights, ST Math tips, classroom strategies, etc. In a week, they provide about 2 posts. A look at the blog is enough to know the quality of content provides with this blog.
Let’s Play Math: This is an inclusive blog. It serves the interest of the students of preschool as well as the students learning pre-calculus. The author of the blog Denis Gaskin considers Math as playing with the ideas. On the blog, he has included all, from notes on math to the math games.
Math for love: This is a blog for both the teachers of Math as well as students. The content on this blog is entertaining as well as educational. The blogger even writes Guest blog for NY Times. One of the famous write up of this blog is ‘5 principles of extraordinary math teaching’.
Z’s opinion: Here, Z stands for Dr. Doron Zeilberger. Zeilberg has proved expertise in the use of algorithms and computers for quick math problem-solving. He got his name famous or his works in hypergeometric and combinatorics. The high stature of the professor does not make the explanation of the concepts any complicated. Just a little math knowledge can help us to understand the complex math problems with ease.
The n-Category Cafe: This is not a blog of some specific writer. About ten different writers work on this blog. The involvement of ten different people with different approached to the math problem-solving techniques do not let the blog to become monotonous for sure. I personally liked this blog as it covers the everyday teacher concerns to all the symbolic logic problems and advanced math problems.
Logic Matters: The blog is running since 2006. This is a blog of one of the veteran Cambridge philosophy professor, Mr. Peter Smit. Peter with his over 40 years of experience in the field of math is mostly interested to write on the topics that related to logic, LaTeX programming, and skepticism.
Baking and Math: This is a blog which deals with the high-level math concepts. The discussion on this blog usually moves around the complex math concepts and complexity involved in making home-baked goods. It has been developed and maintained by a Ph.D. student who is a baking enthusiast for sure.
Joel David Hamkins: The editor of this blog is Joel David himself. The major focus of the writer is on the philosophical and mathematical logic. Author’s extensive experience with large cardinals has been shared on the blog very profusely. He publishes around 3 posts per month. Those who are interested to learn the interaction of the central set-theoretic concepts will find this blog particularly useful. But those who have a general interest in Math will not find anything of interest on this blog.
My Math Education Blog: This blog has now been named as Henri’s Math education blog. Henri was a math teacher in K-12. In his blog, he discusses all the general as well as complicated mathematical concepts, from counting to calculus. He develops a curriculum as well. You will find endless instructional material on his site.
Math Coach’s Corner: This is a blog by Donna Boucher who was a teacher in grades 2-5. Her experience and research have made her an instructional math coach. Her belief that Math concepts can be learned with ease and remembered for a lifetime only if it is made a fun activity. You will find that on her blog she presents the Math concepts in the most engaging manner. Students and teachers both find her blog highly impressive. She is not a mathematician of a high kind, but her blog is interactive and engaging for sure. She posts about 2 times a month.
Pennsylvania Mathematics Initiative: This is not just a simple blog for sure. It is a site for the professional development program for teachers. This is an excellent place to deepen the mathematical understanding of teachers. Being a teacher demands a lot of preparation and proper instruction method. This blog helps you to understand and sharpen mathematics instruction skills.
Surrey Mathematics Research Blog: This is a research blog which shares insightful knowledge on mathematical concepts being researched on the University of Surrey. Around about 3 posts are shared on this blog per week.
Basic Mathematics Blog: This is a blog which provides free lessons on varied aspects of mathematics like algebra, consumer math, geometry, and arithmetic. You will find abundant interactive math material on the blog ranging from math games, algebra solver to math worksheets.
Math with Bad Drawings: As the name suggests, the blog makes abundant use of drawings/cartoons, etc. for the discussion of mathematical concepts. The drawing attracts the attention of all. The way in which it uses the drawing as a copious metaphor is just amazing. To understand what I am talking about, you need to visit the blog at least once. This is a blog by Ben Orlin. There are about 3 posts each month on this blog.
The Endeavour- Statistical consulting, expertly applied math, data analysis: This is a blog by John D.Cook, who helps make companies take a decision on the basis of data that they actually have. The blog is self-contained and provides insight into a variety of mathematical concepts. The write-ups on the blog are precise and covers both the technical as well as non-technical content.
Stephen Wolfram Blog: This is a personal blog of Stephen Wolfram. He is the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research. He is known to have developed the Wolfram Language. The topics covered on the blog are very vast. There are many popular sub-categories in which the blog is divided, like Artificial intelligence, Computational Thinking, Historical Perspectives, Software Design, etc. There are more than 20 categories of such kind.
Math Geek Mama: This blog has been developed by Bethany. She shares free math teaching resources and math game and fun activities to help the children in better learning. She seems to be very passionate about math and this reflects in her blog too. She publishes at least one post each week.
On Teaching and Learning Mathematics: This blog seems to be specifically designed for the teachers. The blog provides commentary and resources related to learning and teaching of mathematics. The blog covers a wide range of ideas. The blog publishes about 2 posts per month. There is no one contributor to the blog. Various people provide their contribution to this blog.
Russian School of Mathematics Blog: This is a blog by Russian School of Mathematics. Though the blog covers all the general and complicated aspects of the Math, it specifically focuses on the math enrichment of higher grade students of up to K-12. In their blogs also the major emphasis is on the development of the core fundamentals and logical thinking.
Mr. Barton Maths Blog: This is a blog by one of the TES Maths adviser Mr. Barton. He shares a lot of podcasts on his blog and shares techniques to solve math problems effectively. There are various blog categories like TES, Diagnostic Questions, and Autograph, Podcasts and My blog posts and articles in which he posts the articles. If you look at his blogs, you will find one thing or the other that attracts the attention of the reader. He posts at least one post every month after a good research.
Flying Colors Maths: This is a blog by Colin Beveridge. He is a successful author of many books including Math For Dummies books. He is open to any kind of Math question at any time. The blog posts of Colin are very friendly and reflects his professionalism. He makes at least 2 posts per week. ‘Ask Uncle Colin: A Fishy Derivative’ is one of the best examples of his mathematical and blog writing skills.
Math Misery: The title of the blog is quite misleading. It says ‘Math Misery', instead of through its blog posts and other content it conveys that Math is not misery for sure. Math is fun. It is useful and practical. The title just conveys the general feeling that people have about math. The blog is informative as well as educational. The articles are very interesting to read. There is a blog post per month.
Robert Kaplinsky – Glenrock Consulting: Robert, the author of this blog, has specialization in Common Core State Standards for Math. The author provides a problem-based learning experience which relates to the real world. He posts about 3 posts per month which are really interesting to read.
The Intrepid Mathematician: The tag line of the blog is ‘Reading, writing, and arithmetic'. This is a blog by a professor at Ryerson University in Toronto, Mr. Anthony Bonato. The author is quick-witted and on his blog, he writes on a variety of subjects ranging from popular culture, current events, his adventures he experienced while trying to become a science fiction writer, etc. The varied topics covered by the author are very interesting to read. On average, he writes 3 posts per month.
Cambridge Mathematics News: As the name clarifies, the blog related to Math education in Cambridge. Cambridge Mathematics tries to grasp the best world-class math education for one and all. The site uploads about 1 post per month. Though the frequency of posting is less, the quality it provides in unmatchable.
That’s Maths: The blogs on this site are actually published in the Irish Times. The articles are written with well carved out objectives. The blog itself speaks aloud about its objectives. Some of the important objectives of the blog are: inspire interest in the subject, demystify mathematics, discuss a range of technological applications, update about recent developments in the field of mathematics.
Mr. Mathematics: This is a blog by Jonathan Robinson and the blog was started back in Autumn 2012. The major aim of the blog according to Jonathan is to share learning and teaching resources for school education. For this purpose, they have designed various activities group work tasks and interactive files, etc. Jonathon posts about 2 posts each month.
Mathrecreation: This is a blog by Math enthusiast, Dan. On the blog, he shares what he does for fun. He says that this blog writing helps him get further and develops more interest. The play way technique that he uses with Math is really enjoyable. He posts about 1 post per month. The fan following of this blog is less but the blog is good.
Wonder in Mathematics: This is a blog by an enthusiastic math teacher Amie Albrecht. She is a senior lecturer at the University of South Australia. She has given the title to the blog ‘Wonder in Mathematics' because she used to wonder about various things like how students learn and how teachers let them learn. She wonders even about the Math as well. If you read her blogs, you will come to know that mostly she writes about practical industry-inspired challenges. There is a good collection of blogs that you can archive very easily.
Solve my Maths: This blog is more famous for Puzzles than Math information. The author loves the concept of the puzzle to motivate students to learn difficult problems with ease. The author of this blog posts about 1 post per month. You can access all the previous blogs from the well-categorized archives.
Educating Now – Nikki’s Blog: This blog is specifically designed for teachers to help them prepare and deliver the lessons in a way that can change the lives of many. The graphical presentation and the discussion about the latest developments and new teaching examples make this blog excessively interesting. The author posts about 2 posts per month.
Mean Green Math: This is again a blog by a teacher John Quintanilla for the betterment of teachers. The major aim of the blog is to address the Whys of Math. The teaching, learning and lesson plans provided here are beyond the boundaries of the Textbook. The blog is open to comments and it keeps the discussion constructive and civil to help all. The author of the blog believes that the students must be given all the opportunities to see Math in a fresh and new light. There are various blog posts here that motivate students to explore patterns, generate their own solutions, experience and make connections between representations. The site is full of spreadsheets that help to learn the concepts easily.
Creativity in Mathematics: This is a blog by very famous mathematician Vince Matsko. He had many angles to his personality. He was an artist, a programmer, blogger, puzzle designer, and educator. He posts about 1 post every week after good research work. His blog is really interesting to read.
Engaging Maths: This is a blog of Mrs. Catherine who is an Associate Professor at Western Sydney University. The Ph.D. work of Catherine focuses on engagement with mathematics. She is motivated to found problems with teaching practices and finding the solutions of the same. She has shared the same in many of her posts on her blog. She posts about 1 article per month on this blog.
Intellectual Mathematics: This is a Math blog by Viktor Blasjo. When you open his blog, you will find that the blogs are categorized well in different categories and there is a separate tab for different kinds of problems. Manifesto, Calculus, Podcast, Geometry, History of Mathematics, BookReviews, etc. are the major tabs under which his whole blog is categorized. The blogs are very interesting to read. He publishes about 1 post per month.
Roots of Unity: This is a blog by a girl who didn't like math until junior college year. But later with good coaching and direction, she developed a deep interest in mathematics. For the writer, the Roots of Unity is a place where she writes about that Math which she finds beautiful and inspiring. Along with Math, she covers some other science topics also. She has shared all her experiences on this blog. There are about 3 posts per month on this blog.
CUNY Math Blog: This is a blog by the City University of New York. This is a blog by mathematics educators, researchers, and students for the same. The students and teachers discuss anything they find important including mathematics as the main subject. The blog extensively supports the use of mathematical symbols.
Kids Math Teacher: This is a blog by Lucy Ravitch, who is an educator herself. This is a blog for elementary age kids and not for the high school students. The author has even published her book. The blog is interesting to read if you are yourself an elementary school teacher. Here, there are endless activities for kids, themes, resources, etc. for free.
Mathematics Rising…. Among other things: This blog discusses the emergence o mathematics. The author is of the perception that Math has grown out due to the body's contact with the world. The blog endeavors to examine the relationship of Math with art, science, cognitive sciences, neurological sciences and much more. This blog of the Joselle DiNunzio Kehoe is a little complicated for an average reader.
Natural Math: This is an excellent blog for families, learning groups, math circles, etc. The blog aims at providing multi-sensory experiences to the children. The blog claims that even a 5-year-old can learn calculus easily if directed properly through sensory experiences. There are various ways in which the blog spreads knowledge. Courses, local events, crowdsourced books, etc.
Math Tech Connections: The blog is created by Mrs. Santillana, who has experience of more than 10 years in classroom education. The aim of her blog is to provide readers with quality and creative resources to save time and enhance the learning and teaching experience. She publishes about 1 post per month.
Onlinemath4all: If you are a classroom learner or if you have a kid, this blog is definitely going to help you in providing unforgettable learning experiences. The math content found on this blog is highly valuable. There are many types of math calculator available here for the use of kids and parents. In a week, the author publishes about 34 posts.
The Math Learning Center (MLC): This is a blog maintained and developed by the nonprofit organization the purpose of which is to serve the education community. The main aim of the blog is to enable individuals to develop confidence and the ability to solve mathematical problems. The blog posts are very interesting and interactive for math learners. The titles are sure to attract your attention.
Jeffrey Watson – Secondary mathematics blog: The blog motivated to re-think about the mathematics instruction in the classroom. The blog posts like ‘Fostering quality interactions in the classroom', ‘Opportunities gained.. or lost' etc. are some of the good blog posts to read.
Institute for Mathematics and Computer Sciences: This blog has been developed by eIMACS, who run various courses on online computer science and math. The blogs are also dedicated to the objective of the institution i.e. to motivate students to think critically using reasoning and logic. The site provides high-level material to keep even the most talented students engaged in the best possible ways.
Success – A Teacher in search of the classroom: As the name suggests, this is a blog spot of a teacher. The name of the teacher is Glenn. He is a teacher at the University of Nevada. The author describes the motive of the blog in his own words, ‘This is a blog about the trials and tribulations that are taking place in my attempts at making an impact on the math education and now the education of my education learners.' The blog post is sure to attract readers. The author publishes about 1 post per month
New York Times The Learning Network Blog on Mathematics: This is a famous blog by the New York Times. There are endless lessons on different subject areas on this site. The content can be used by teachers to adapt their lesson plans accordingly. There is something for students also on this site. From opinion questions to News Quiz to Test Yourself, there is ample content for students to practice. The content on the blog is most imaginative.
Chalkdust Magazine| A Magazine for the mathematically curious: This is a magazine and not a journal or textbook. All the articles of this magazine are a present a blog post on their site. They upload those articles, pictures, and features related to Math that they find funny or thought-provoking. You can even order this magazine from this site or read the articles online directly from this site.