Math: Grades 6-8
Below are interactive, tech-enhanced online resources to help students practice the skills they will need for next generation assessments.

If you know of other appropriate resources, please submit them through our form here. Submissions will be reviewed and added to the collection.

Sample Assessment Items

Sample Assessment Items from PARCC
  • Link - Grade 6 EOY PARCC Practice Test
  • New - Link - Grade 6 PBA PARCC Practice Test
  • Link - Grade 7 EOY PARCC Practice Test
  • New - Link - Grade 7 PBA PARCC Practice Test
  • Link - Grade 8 EOY PARCC Practice Test
  • New - Link - Grade 8 PBA PARCC Practice Test
  • Link - Sample Test - 6 sample math questions for grades 6-8
  • Link - "Slider Ruler" assessment item
  • Link - "Speed" assessment item
  • Link - PARCC Test Tutorial - demonstration of the navigation, tools, and accessibility features available in the PARCC assessment system
Sample Assessment Items from Smarter Balanced - Requires Java
  • Link - Sample Tests - Training Tests, Practice Tests, and Performance Tasks
  • Link - Expressions and equations assessment item
  • Link - Integer expressions assessment item
  • Link - Problem solving assessment item
Sample Assessment Items from the Mathematics Common Core Toolbox - Requires Flash
  • Link - "Cake weighing" assessment item
  • Link - "Gasoline consumption" assessment item 1
  • Link - "Gasoline consumption" assessment item 2
  • Link - "Inches and centimeters" assessment item
  • Link - "Anne's family trip" assessment item
  • Link - "Spicy veggies" assessment item 1
  • Link - "Spicy veggies" assessment item 2
Other Sample Assessment Items
  • Link - Edcite - Use, copy, or modify thousands of user-created next generation assessment items, or create your own. Includes support for technology-enhanced question types including ELA passage highlighting, dynamic Math graphs, image labeling, and many more.

Resources by Tool

Calculator Resources
  • Link - Use an interactive calculator to solve a variety of problems (Mathsframe) - Requires Flash
  • Link - Using a Calculator web lessons - use an online calculator to solve a variety of problems including multiple choice, fill-in, and drag and drop questions (TV411)
  • Link - Simple pop-up calculator extension for Google Chrome that can switch between scientific and normal mode (Calc SS3)
  • Link - A simple online calculator - Requires Flash
  • Link - An online scientific calculator (Web2.0 Calc)
  • Link - Smarter Balanced Calculator for Grade 6 (Basic)
  • Link - Smarter Balanced Calculator for Grades 7 and 8 (Scientific)
Equation Editor Resources
  • New - Link - PARCC Equation Editor Tutorial
  • New - Link - PARCC Equation Editor Practice
  • New - Link - PARCC Equation Editor Guide
  • Link - Daum Equation Editor - Create mathematical expressions with a wide variety of symbols and functions. Also available as a Chrome Web App here - Requires Flash
  • Link - FastFig - A "word processor for math" that lets you create mathematical expressions as well as enter text, graphs, and images.
Graphing Resources
  • Link - General coordinates game (Shodor)
  • Link - Plot points on coordinate grid (NLVM) - Requires Java
  • Link - Grapher - graphing equations (NLVM) - Requires Java
  • Link - Desmos graphing calculator web app
  • Link - Graph TK graphing calculator web app
Protractor Resources
  • Link - Interactive angles teaching tool (Visnos)
  • Link - Measuring angles (Mathplayground) - Requires Flash
  • Link - Angle activities (Ambleside Primary) - Requires Flash
  • Link - Make and measure angles (Ambleside Primary) - Requires Flash
  • Link - Measure angles (Mr Nussbaum)
  • Link - Measuring angles (ABCYa) - Requires Flash

Resources by Topic

Expressions and Equations Resources
  • Link - Number Cruncher
  • Link - Function Machine - Requires Java
Fraction Resources
  • Link - Visualizing fractions - Requires Java
  • Link - Equivalent fractions - Requires Java
  • Link - Comparing fractions - Requires Java
  • Link - Adding fractions - Requires Java
  • Link - Fractions of numbers using a calculator - Requires Flash
  • Link - Fractions of amounts - shade to show - Requires Flash
Measurement Resources
  • Link - Fire Assessment - estimate portion of forest burned
Percent Resources
  • Link - Percent Grid - represent and name percentages - Requires Java

General Interactive Resource Sites
  • Link - Annenberg Learner Interactives
  • Link - The Concord Consortium STEM Resource Finder
  • Link - Geogebra - interactive geometry tool
  • Link - Illuminations Math Games
  • Link - Illuminations Math Interactives - Grades 6-8
  • Link - Mathsframe
  • Link - National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
  • Link - Shodor Interactivate

General Assessment Sites (not necessarily tech-enhanced)
  • Link - Illustrative Mathematics
  • Link - Engage NY - Annotated 2013 3-8 Mathematics NY State Test Questions
  • Link - Inside Mathematics