Criteria for a good mathematics site for schools
[05 Sep 2006]
I came across this interesting Evaluation Check List for Free Math Web Sites
The criterion that caught my eye was:
Advertisements: Are there advertisements on the math web site? Are they age- and content-appropriate? Do the advertisements offer to do students’ homework for a fee-(yes, there was a math site which had such an ad)?
I suggested that the author of the page has a look at my Interactive Mathematics and then I said:
I think it passes all of your criteria! Thanks for your time. BTW, I have Google advertising on my site. Right now, on your page, I see ads like “Need help with homework?”, “Online math help”. The problem is, without checking every ad that appears, we don’t know which ones offer paid help for homework.
I do worry about the quality of the companies that advertise on my sites. If you see any that show poor academic integrity, please let me know.