The name of this week's website is Hotmath. How can maths be called hot, you'll ask. Maths-phobes like me might beg to differ but the creators of the site do think that it is. In any case, www.hotmath.com was created by a group of college professors and high school teachers, and teachers are always liable to think of their subject as hot!
But seriously, the creators have spared no efforts in making this site as useful as possible ' homework help with actual problems from algebra, geometry and calculus.
The homepage sports a reader-friendly look with a simple layout, nice, readable fonts and minimal graphics. The website is divided into six subject categories along with other miscellaneous sections like mathgames, etc. The main menu bar is at the top of the home page and each of the subsequent pages has links back to the homepage.
Hotmath is a great resource for teachers, students, and parents. Though you have to register yourself to access some of the resources, whatever is free is well worth a visit. Students needing extra help will find step-by-step solutions for actual problems. When I say step-by-step, it really means that each step of the solution will unfold with a click of your mouse.
Of course, students are encouraged to try out problems themselves with pencil and paper before checking the solution. Each solution is written in easy-to-understand language so that students can concentrate on the problem rather than the language.