Brightstorm: Math: Free Online Math Videos

Grades 7 & up, with parental supervision

Brightstorm is a company that finds and films the best math teachers and creates engaging lessons around those teachers’ videos. The company sells test preparation programs, however, as an outreach to new customers, they offer over 2,000 FREE videos that teach math from Algebra through Calculus.

For example, as an Algebra student, you can watch a series of lessons on quadratic equations and functions. In each lesson, the concept is explained. Then, the student is presented with three more videos that present problems and explain solutions.

The lessons I watched were taught by a quirky and charming young woman instructor with a unique style and flair for teaching math. (Don’t miss her demonstration of setting “The Quadratic Formula” to the tune of Pop Goes The Weasel.)

When you get to the site, use the “Subject” menu to select the math topic of interest:

- Algebra
- Geometry
- Algebra 2
- Trigonometry
- Precalculus
- Calculus

Click on any one and a new window opens with a menu of topics in that category. Click on the topic of interest to access the lessons. When you click on a lesson, the first video in the series will launch, but you will be required to register (it’s free) to watch the entire video. Registered users can watch as many math videos as many times as they like.

As the website explains, “The power of a great teacher in action is undeniable.” Thanks to technology, students can learn math from some of the best teachers available – wherever and whenever they want.