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Mark's MATHEMATICS EDUCATION LINKS

MATHEMATICS STANDARDS and STATE-LEVEL SITES

NCTM
Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
California Department of Education
MathWorld (excellent online reference guide for mathematical terminology and concepts)

ALGEBRA
Virtual Manipulatives
Math Activities from Florida - great stuuf!
Analyzing Smoking and Lung Cancer (using scatterplots, least squares regression lines, …)
Marilyn Burns’ Lessons for Algebraic Thinking (two sample lessons for each book) 
Coolmath Algebra Games
Online applets from Geogebra
Research Articles by the Early Algebra Project
I Love Math - A teacher's site with lots of great lessons and notes for being an effective teacher of math!
Algebra Lab Gear – complete textbook and lessons that approach algebra through manipulatives and visual representations
Algebraic Reasoning game with balance scales
Resources for Algebra (and other mathematics courses)
More resources for Algebra (and other mathematics courses)
Lessons and Activities for the TI Calculators

GEOMETRY ONLINE INVESTIGATIONS/ACTIVITIES
Interactive Math Puzzles and Applets
Relationships between Area and Perimeter 
Geometry Gallery of Imaginary Animals
Online interactive Geometry text
Full text of Euclid's Elements with interactive applets,
Online Manipulatives
Space and Shape in Geometry - Annenberg Teachers' Lab

BLOGS & NEWSLETTERS
CA Online Math Ed Times (COMET) by mathematics educator Dr. Carol Fry Bohlin
dy/dan Dan Meyer's blog - awesome ideas for conceptually-oriented teaching from Dan Meyer
Fires in the Mind - examples of student-driven mathematics learning
Exponential Curve (by teacher Dan Greene)
http://mathmamawrites.blogspot.com/ (by college mathematics instructor Sue VanHattum)
http://busynessgirl.com/category/math/ (by college mathematics instructor Maria Anderson)

TEACHING CASES ONLINE

Inside Teaching videos and reflections (K-12 and all content areas)
Florida teachers using interactive, hands-on lessons in mathematics
Model lessons in middle school mathematics (w/ videos)
Using Interactive Whiteboard Technology to Engage Learners of Mathematics (clips and resources)
Case study of high school teachers teaming to increase student achievement
Rebecca Tatistcheff (mathematics) and Patrick Reimer (special education), teachers at Community School for Social Justice in Bronx, New York City

ASSESSMENT RESOURCES
Web-based "audits" of math knowledge in several content strands http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/interactive/ttaaudits/default.htm
NZ Diagnostic Tests http://www.nzmaths.co.nz/numeracy/SNP/Interview.aspx  [8-12] http://www.nzmaths.co.nz/numeracy/2007numPDFs/pdfs.aspx  [K-7]
Math tests in Spanish (grades 1-Calculus) http://www.sectormatematica.cl/pruebas.htm
Here is a neat website that uses released items from the TIMSS http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/eyk/
Also using TTMSS items, this site lets you select specific grade level and content strands http://www.getsmarter.org/index.cfm
Oregon Math Assessment Rubric http://educationnorthwest.org/
Exemplars from New Zealand's Math Standards http://www.tki.org.nz/r/assessment/exemplars/maths/index_e.php
Balanced Assessment offers open-ended items http://balancedassessment.concord.org/

CARTOONS & JOKES
Bamdad's Math Comics
Andrej and Elena Cherkaev's Math Jokes

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
http://assist.educ.msu.edu/ASSIST/classroom/managing/indexman.htm
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/teaching-methods/classroom-management/6711.html
http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-6400.html
http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-6283.html

COMPETITIONS
Math Counts - middle school mathematics contest
Math Video Challenge - students create a two-minute video about math and compete nationally!
ASA Statistics Poster and Project Competitions - for elementary through high school
Mathematics Projects - non-competitive but really good projects!

CURRICULUM/LESSON PLANS (various content areas)

Mathematics Developmental Curriculum - Key concepts and skills K-9 with links to lesson activities and misconceptions
Select Math (connects grade 6-Algebra II content to virtual manipulatives)
Junior High Math Interactives (video and flash activities) from Alberta, Canada
Project Ideas for Pre-Algebra, Algebra, and Geometry
Activities for Math Lessons offers great ideas for helping students develop understanding (grades K-8)
Performance Stations for Mathematics Grade 6Grade 7Grade 8Grade 9
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence 
Mathematics, Science, and Technology lessons
InterMath Links to Online Mathematics Activities
Math Forum Library http://mathforum.org/library/
PBS Mathline (online video clips of math lessons – all grades)
PBS Teacher Source
Textbook Revolution, free online textbooks
National Repository of Online Courses
MIT offers hundreds of FREE course websites, some with video (see Dr. Lewin's Physics lectures!)

DICTIONARIES
Spanish-English Math Dictionary 
English-Spanish glossary with visual examples

EQUITY AND ACCESS

SACNAS Biographies of Mathematicians and Scientist of Color
Teaching Math through Culture
Ensuring Equity and Excellence in Mathematics
Model of Essential Supports for Student Learning

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS and SPANISH LANGUAGE
Teachers' Guide to Teaching Mathematics for English Language Learners - outstanding! http://www.tsusmell.org/
Well-organized site with Spanish language resources for learners of math: http://www.disfrutalasmatematicas.com/
Another site with Spanish language resources for mathematics learners: http://www.cientec.or.cr/matematica.html

FAMILIES AND MATH ACTIVITIES
School Math Night Ideas - Awesome collection of pre-formatted tasks for families to enjoy during Math Night!
Figure This - Interesting math challenges that middle-school students can do at home with their families.

HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS
History of Mathematics by David Joyce at Clark University

LEARNING THEORIES
Adding It Up: Helping Children Learn Mathematics (an online book from www.nap.edu)
State of the Art: Transforming Ideas for Teaching and Learning Mathematics by Carol Lacampange
Constructivist Learning Theory

MANIPULATIVES/ ON-LINE TOOLS
Animations from New Zealand's Math Standards http://www.nzmaths.co.nz/
WisWeb - Over 100 applets for middle school and high school math topics http://www.fi.uu.nl/wisweb/en/
List of online math applets and activities organized by content strand from Education Development Center http://www2.edc.org/mistm/
Interactive Teaching Programs (applets) from the UK http://www.taw.org.uk/lic/itp/index.html
Interactive Math http://www.intmath.com/
Geogebra - Free dynamic mathematics software for schools that joins geometry, algebra and calculus http://www.geogebra.org/cms/
Lessons made with Geogebra: Online applets from Geogebra: http://www.geogebra.org/en/wiki/index.php/English
Online Tools for Algebra Readiness Lessons http://www.neirtec.org/activities/math_portal.htm
Thinking Blocks develops a modeling approach to word problems http://www.thinkingblocks.com/
Seeing Mathematics: Online Tools for Visual Representation http://seeingmath.concord.org/sms_interactives.html
Project Interactivate (Shodor Center) http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html
NCTM Selected Online Math Tools http://illuminations.nctm.org/
Wolfram Middle School Math Demonstrations (need to download free Mathematica player) http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/topic.html?topic=Middle%20School%20Mathematics&limit=20
Interactive Math on the Web (a ton of content-specific websites) http://www.globalclassroom.org/ecell00/javamath.html
Activities and Demonstrations from Math Warehouse http://www.mathwarehouse.com/interactive
Weblinks from author of Pictorial Mathematics, Guillermo Mendieta http://www.pictorialmath.com/resources.html
Excellent site with lesson plans for Integer Bars to explore fraction, decimal, and percent representations http://arcytech.org/java/integers/
Several Online Applets for Math Learning http://arcytech.org/java/
NCSM Links to Journal Articles about Using Mathematical Tools http://www.ncsmonline.org/
Using Virtual Manipulatives to Develop Number Sense http://mason.gmu.edu/~mmankus/talks/nctm2000/nctmch00.htm
Types of Manipulatives (K-8) http://jeffcoweb.jeffco.k12.co.us/isu/math/mathsd/materials/uses.htm

MOTIVATION
http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/students/learning/lr200.htm
http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/rpl_esys/thinking.htm
Why do we need to learn algebra? Plus lots more links... http://teachers.sduhsd.k12.ca.us/abrown/resources.htm
Futures Channel http://www.thefutureschannel.com/
Brainology - Fixed vs. Growth Mindset http://www.brainology.us/

NUMBER SENSE
Number Concepts: Teams Distance Learning (LAUSD) http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/amy/number/5-6/5-6.html
Virtual Manipulatives http://www.matti.usu.edu/ma/nav/index.jsp
Exploring Fractions with a Java Applet http://www.arcytech.org/java/patterns/
Five Rules of Fractions using Pattern Blocks http://www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/pleasanton/MathWeb/Grade4and5/Fractions/UsingPatternBlocks/UsingPatternBlocks.html
Fractions with Pattern Blocks http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Patterns/
Introduction to Fractions for Primary Students http://mathforum.org/varnelle/knum.html
Rational Numbers Relationships Using Excel http://www.teacherlink.org/content/math/activities/ex-ratio/
Tour of Fractions http://mathforum.org/paths/fractions/
Understanding Fractions (from Neufeld Math) http://www.neufeldmath.com/download/
Worksheets: http://www.neufeldmath.com/ss/
Visual Fractions http://www.visualfractions.com/

PROBABILITY
Probability by Surprise
Probability Problem Bank - created by math student teachers at University of Virginia
Virtual Manipulatives

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Improving Learning in Mathematics (6 CDs of content online including video clips)
Online Video-based Content Courses for Middle School Math Teachers
Increasing Your Mathematics and Science Content Knowledge http://www.goenc.com/
Online Journal of School Mathematics http://my.nctm.org/eresources/tocgraphic.asp?journal_id=6
Looking Inside the Classroom: A Study of K-12 Mathematics and Science Education in the United States (May, 2003)
Modeling Middle School Mathematics Video Showcase

SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS
Dyscalculia
Learning Disabilities in Mathematics
Math Learning Disabilities

STATISTICS
American Statistical Association Education site - tons of great materials for K-12 teachers!

TECHNOLOGY
Center School District's Technology Site (Great stuff!)
Graphing Calculator Activities
Fractals Unit for Elementary and Middle School
NCTM Interactive Online Investigations
Tech Powered Math blog – great activities for graphing calculators from algebra through Calculus 

VIDEOS OF/ABOUT MATH
Futures Channel (inspired by teacher Jaime Escalante of Garfield HS)
Math in Real Life - TED Talks
MathFlix

WRITING TO LEARN MATHEMATICS
MathWire Writing in Math
Writing in Mathematics ideas from West Virginia Dept of Education