Illuminations offers virtual manipulatives, applets, games, other math resources

Illuminations is a site presented by The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics in order to increase access to high-quality standards-based math resources. The site, which offers interactive and ready to implement materials for PreK to 12th grade, allows users to search by grade level, topic, or standard, making it user friendly for parents and teachers alike. There are tons of resources including virtual manipulatives, applets, and games that are sure to keep learners engaged. In order to keep students feeling connected and entertained, encourage them to try the Calculation Nation game, an online math strategy game that allows students to play against opponents from all across the world. To keep kids thinking critically, try the Brain Teaser section of the site, which provides mathematical puzzles along with solutions.