SITES FOR TEACHERS AND LEARNERS
ALAN SELBY’S MATH APPETIZERS at
This Web page offers lessons for mathematics, featuring pattern—based reasoning, algebra, slopes, curriculum, and elements of reason.
COMPASS—CURRICULAR OPTIONS IN MATHEMATICS PROGRAMS FOR ALL SECONDARY SCHOOLS at http://www.ithaca.edu/compass/frames.html
This site assists schools, teachers, administrators, parent groups, and other continuity members and constituencies interested in improving secondary school mathematics opportunities and experiences for their students.
THE CORNELL THEORY CENTER MATH AND SCIENCE GATEWAY at http://www.tc.cornell.edu/Edu/MathSciGateway/
Intended for secondary school students and educators, this site provides an easy starting point for locating science and mathematics resources on the web. It is tailored to the needs of students in grades 9—12, with links to resources in subject areas such as astronomy, biology
DO MATH at http://www.domath.org/
Do math. . . and you can do anything! This site, provided as a service by NCTM, is designed to be a resource to parents of school children and community members.
THE EXPLORER at http://unite.ukans.edu/
A collection of educational resources (instructional software, lab activities, lesson plans, student-created materials... ) for K—12 mathematics and science education.
A site on FIBONACCI numbers and the GOLDEN SECTION is a useful resource for encouraging students into math, and is available at:
The coolest facts about the Fibonacci sequence,
references in popular culture, and places to get all the information you could
ever want about the Fibonacci sequence from Guide to Online Schools, http://www.guidetoonlineschools.com/library/fibonacci-sequence
THE HUB at http://ra.terc.edu/alliance/HubHome.html
Coordinated by TERC and funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the Regional Alliance provides professional development opportunities, technical assistance, and resources to schools seeking to improve their math, science, and technology programs.
LABPLAN at http://www.labplan.net/
Whether you're starting from scratch or redesigning what you've already got, Labplan can help your school come up with a lab that works. This interactive site walks you step-by-step through the 10 stages of creating a learning lab for science, math, or technology for Grades 9-12.
LEARN.CO.UK at http://WWW.LEARN.CO.UK/learnthings.htm
Free web-based materials for Math. & other subjects.
THE MATH FORUM at http://forum.swarthmore.edu/
Check it out. From this homepage you can access what seems an endless amount of information on mathematics. Some of the links include the teachers’ place, student center, research division, parents and citizens, and Ask Dr. Math, where students can seek advice on problem solving. One may also search by subject resources, math education, key issues in math, and forum features.
A huge collection of math problems, projects, and discussions on teaching and learning math from the MATH FORUM at http://mathforum.org/
Interesting discussions related to mathematics, its teaching and research at different levels are also available at the Math Forum at http://mathforum.org/discussions
THE MATH LEARNING CENTER at http://www.mlc.pdx.edu/
The Math Learning Center site gives teachers access to information about this non-profit organization’s curriculum materials, programs, and workshops that exemplify the
MATH PROBLEMS WITH A POINT
This site complements and supports existing curricula by providing a resource for teachers who use, or are only beginning to use, a problem-centered approach. This resource will also help parents and tutors support problem-based learning in out-of-school settings. Problems "with a Point" help students in grades 6-12 learn new mathematical ideas by building on old ones. While each problem or sequence has its focus on one mathematical idea, many show how it connects with another.
MILLENIUM MATHS PROJECT (MMP) at http://mmp.maths.org
MMP is a long-term project which aims to improve the understanding & enjoyment of math among school pupils & the general public.
MODELING MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS (MMM) http://mmmproject.org/index.html
Since time is always an issue for busy teachers, this NSF-funded project bring professional development to their desktop. Using video and Internet technologies, MMM models important ideas and strategies related to implementing state and national mathematics education standards for Grades 5-8.
A MODELING PERSPECTIVE ON MATH. PROBLEM SOLVING, LEARNING & TEACHING
The first link contains some interactive presentations for each chapter in a book on modeling by Lesh & Doerr (2003). The second link refers to two special issues on Models & Modeling for the International Journal of Mathematical Thinking and Learning, and the third one to a NSF funded Project of the Design Sciences for Human Learning, with Eamonn Kelly and Richard Lesh as Principal Investigators.
NCESKID'S SCIENCE & MATH at http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/eyk/
This site has 20 middle school mathematics items and 20 middle school
science items for students to use in self-testing their knowledge and
comparing it with international peers.
TEACHERS HELPING TEACHERS at http://www.pacificnet.net/~mandel/
The site contains weekly updated material in many subject areas and is divided up into content areas, classroom management, and a topic of the week. There is also a list of
other websites, a poem of the week, and a stress reduction moment of the week. You can also contribute lessons and enter any questions or problems if you wish.
TEACHING MATH RESOURCES
TEACHING TOOLS FOR ARITHMETIC, K-6
http://www.dessci.com/webmath/ provides a regularly updated report on "Math on the Web" providing a list of available sites for students and teachers to interact with, as well as a list of available technologies for writing and communicating math on the Internet, and Distance Learning & Authoring Tools.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR FIRST YEAR OF TEACHING at http://www.ed.gov/pubs/FirstYear/
Every first-year teacher has questions and concerns, and this site assists one with these topics by providing the results of a research study conducted with novice teachers.