On Monday, the Mathematics Education Trust (MET) announced three new grant opportunities:
- Designing Innovative Lessons and Activities for Mathematics Teaching (K-8) - Teacher-Leader Professional Learning (Pre-K-12) - Fostering Support of Mathematics Learning in Multilingual Classrooms (Pre-K-12)
MET has also expanded the scope of two existing programs to allow for increased participation. Look for the two blue "Updated!" buttons on the full slate of opportunities:
Established 41 years ago by NCTM, MET channels the generosity of contributors through the creation and funding of grants, awards, honors, and other projects that support the improvement of mathematics teaching and learning.
Last summer, online marketplace Amazon unveiled a resource-sharing site designed to make it easier and faster for teachers to pinpoint relevant free resources contributed by peers, publishers, and partners such as the Newseum, San Diego Unified School District, EdLeader21, and the Maryland State Department of Education. Called Amazon Inspire, this treasure trove went public last week -- now requiring no invitations or special registration beyond an ordinary login to Amazon.com.
Search the 13,000+ math resources by keyword, or check the boxes in the left margin to specify content format and drill down to individual Common Core State Standards. For even finer granularity, click "See all filters," which reveals checkboxes for four levels of "depth of knowledge":
- assessment, such as diagnostic, formative, summative, portfolios, quizzes, and rubrics; - classroom management, such as calendars, classroom organizations, and contracts; - instruction, such as activities, demonstrations, games, homework, labs, lesson plans, projects, and worksheets; and - professional development, such as articles, books, manuals, and presentations.
Earlier this month, Amazon.com also updated its standards-based program for differentiated learning. TenMarks, last featured here three summers ago upon its acquisition by the online marketplace, now boasts a full new suite of Math Labs, which provide students immediate visual feedback; and become easier and more affordable to use.