These original materials have been created to help teenagers who need to learn or review basic math skills, from multiplication facts through algebra. They are mostly Acrobat* (pdf) files, plus gif's and jpeg's, designed to be printed out on standard 8 1/2 by 11 paper, then three-hole punched to fit a three-ring binder. They are for reference during initial teaching and later for reinforcement and review.

They can help students succeed at three critical points:

  1. Passing Algebra I, a California high school graduation requirement
  2. Passing the California High School Exit Exam, also a graduation requirement
  3. Doing well on the community college math placement test, thus avoiding mandatory remedial math classes which won't count towards an A.A. degree or transfer to CSU or UC

Feedback is welcome. Send comments, questions or suggestions to:
Joel Harrison, teacher, Orange County Department of Education

All materials are posted on the Orange County Schools Educators Association website. Start at

*Note to Macintosh users: Printing Acrobat files from a Web browser such as Safari or Firefox can get stuck. Save the Acrobat file first, then open it in Adobe Acrobat Reader to print it.

* Download free Adobe Reader software

  • Polyhedron models
    Print out, cut, fold, and paste: dodecahedron, icosahedron, octahedron, tetrahedron, cube, trapezohedron
  • California Mathematics Framework Summary
    Simplified outlines
    • Methodology
      How to teach math effectively: assessment, instruction, classroom management, administration
    • Curriculum
      What to teach: basic skills, problem solving, logical reasoning
  • Prototype Javascript Math Quiz
    simple HTML template for interactive multiple choice quiz, with percent score
  • Math Jokes.
    Approved by the American Council of Mathematical Humor