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  1. Constructivism and Education: A Shopper's Guide - Moses A. Boudourides
    A brief review of the various streams of constructivism in studies of education, society, science and technology: philosophical, cybernetic, educational, and sociological. A paper presented at the International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics Samos, Greece, July 3-6, 1998, by a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece. more>>

  2. Constructivism in the Classroom - Mathematics Education at the Math Forum
    The Math Forum's suggested sites on constructivism in math education, including projects and Web resources (conference sessions, articles, reports). See also our page of selected Internet sites with a constructivist orientation or that offer readings on constructivism. more>>

  3. Essays on Constructivism and Education - Tom O'Haver; Maryland Collaborative for Teacher Preparation
    An extensive collection of articles on constructivist teaching strategies, change in education, technology in the classroom, hypertext and cognitive flexibility, constructivist pedagogy readings, and more. more>>

  4. On Constructivism - Susan Hanley
    "The constructivist approach opens new avenues for learning as well as challenges for the teacher trying to implement it." Hanley outlines problems in traditional teaching methods, describes constructivism as a possible solution, and reviews research on constructivist teaching. Includes an appendix of ideas for creating constructivist lessons and a list of references. Provided online by the University of Maryland Collaborative for Teacher Preparation. more>>

  5. Radical Constructivism - Alex Riegler, Ed.
    People, organizations, and online papers that deal with radical, epistemological, psychological and educational constructivism and second order cybernetics. Includes general introductions, online books and papers, links, conferences, and a URL submission form. more>>


 
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  1. Applications and Misapplications of Cognitive Psychology to Math Education - Anderson, Reder, Simon
    A critical view of constructivism by three leading cognitive psychologists at Carnegie Mellon University. Decomposition and decontextualization; situated learning; constructivism; recommendations for research and instruction; overall conclusions; references. ...more>>

  2. APStatistics Dissertation - Kim Robinson, Clayton College & State University
    A qualitative research study focused on students' learning and their performance on the Advanced Placement Exam with respect to concept-oriented instruction as recommended by the AP Statistics Test Development Committee. Organized into chapters, including ...more>>

  3. A B Cron Portal - Auston B. Cron
    GeoGebra applets by a teacher who has taught high school and early college students since 1970, and uses his dynamic geometry animations and interactive sketches in his classes to teach angle sums; perimeters and areas of rectangles and squares; reference ...more>>

  4. BetterExplained - Kalid Azad
    Discover and share the "intuitive insights that make complicated ideas simple. Our 'ah-ha!' moments are different, and that's ok. There's no single way to explain an idea...." Preferring the construction of maps over the memorization of directions, the ...more>>

  5. Beyond the Individual-Social Antimony in Discussions of Piaget and Vygotsky - Cole, Wertsch
    A discussion of the ongoing debate about the relation between the ideas of Vygotsky and Piaget, emphasizing a cardinal difference between them: their views concerning the importance of culture, in particular, the role of mediation of action through artifacts, ...more>>

  6. A Bibliography of Mathematics Education - Paul Ernest, University of Exeter, U.K.
    A 1994 electronic bibliography prepared for students at the University of Exeter, U.K. Contents: Society, Diversity And Mathematics Education; The Learning Of Mathematical Topics; The Psychology Of Learning Mathematics; Teaching Approaches And Resources ...more>>

  7. Calculus, Concepts, Computers, and Cooperative Learning (C4L) - Ed Dubinsky, David Mathews, and Keith Schwingendorf
    "Constructivist learning theory in practice," following six principles: research into student learning is critical; conceptual understanding is primary, but calculations play a major role; the good use of technology can be valuable; cooperative learning ...more>>

  8. Carousel Numbers. A Lead-in to Number Theory - Gary Klatt; Univ. of Wisconsin - Whitewater; The Math Forum
    A connected series of four problems in elementary number theory that are ideal for discovery learning at several levels. Each problem generates interesting questions and conjectures, and their surprising connections add interest and allow each to shed ...more>>

  9. Center for Inquiry Based Learning - University of Michigan
    Promoting "the teaching and development of inquiry-based learning in mathematics." See, in particular, the Center's descriptions of undergraduate math and math education courses. ...more>>

  10. Classroom Compass - Adams, Powell, Assoc. Editors; Southwest Educational Development Laboratory
    A magazine published from 1994 to 2005, with ideas, activities, and resources for teachers interested in improving instruction in science and mathematics, and links to simple classroom activities with ideas about learning and instruction. Each issue presents ...more>>

  11. Constructivism and Mathematical Concepts - Pathways to School Improvement
    A discussion of constructivism as it relates to teaching mathematics. A list of reflective questions for teachers and references is included. ...more>>

  12. Constructivism and the Five E's: The pH Factor - Miami Museum of Science
    Constructivism is a philosophy about learning which proposes that learners need to build their own understanding of new ideas. To introduce the pH factor to students in a constructivist way, the Miami Museum of Science adapted their "Seven Es" (Excite, ...more>>

  13. Constructivism - Classroom Compass
    The winter 1994 issue of Classroom Compass explores this theory of learning, including a brief literature summary and suggestions for the constructivist classroom. Two instructional activities (Which Container Holds the Most? for younger children and ...more>>

  14. Constructivism in mathematics education - what does it mean? - John and Annie Selden; The Math Forum
    A presentation given at the Joint AMS/MAA Mathematics Meetings, January 1996, Orlando, Florida. Includes an annotated bibliography: Kinds of Constructivism. ...more>>

  15. Constructivism in Science and Mathematics Education - Michael R. Matthews
    Matthews discusses constructivism, its scope and influence, and looks at the particular case of New Zealand, in this article from the 99th Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education. ...more>>

  16. Constructivism: Vygotsky and the Internet - Mathematics Education at The Math Forum
    The ideas of Lev Semenovich Vygotsky have sparked considerable thought on the topic of constructivism. The Math Forum has collected a list of links to sites, projects, and articles about Vygotsky, constructivism, and the Internet, including comparisons ...more>>

  17. Constructivist Mathematics and Unicorns - Lee V. Stiff
    The then-president of NCTM lays out distinctions among various forms of constructivism, and how they relate to the Principles and Standards, in this 2001 article. ...more>>

  18. A Constructivist View of Science Education - University of Massachusetts Physics Education Research Group (UMPERG)
    Four premises of constructivism: knowledge is constructed, not transmitted; prior knowledge impacts the learning process; initial understanding is local, not global; and building useful knowledge structures requires effortful and purposeful activity; ...more>>

  19. Constructivist Views of Learning in Science and Mathematics (ERIC Digest) - Drew K. Ishii
    An examination of constructivism and its implications for the classroom, with web and print resources for additional study. ...more>>

  20. Contexts for Learning Mathematics - Catherine Fosnot
    Heinemann's supplemental series uses "carefully crafted contexts" and mathematical "situations" as starting points to support learning through investigations. ...more>>

  21. Dave's Mathematics, Education, Philosophy and Chreods Server - Dave Wilson
    Searchable math and mathematics education resources: an archive of preservice teachers' essays, the Teaching and Learning Enquiry Group, Chreods, a journal covering math education, and other writings. ...more>>

  22. Dipping math scores heat up debate over math teaching... - Bridget Murray, American Psychological Association (APA) Monitor
    ... psychologists differ over the merits of teaching children 'whole math'. An APA newsletter article that outlines the debate over the effectiveness of whole math, a demonstrative approach where manipulatives help children understand math concepts. "Some ...more>>

  23. Downloadable Articles, Papers & Materials - Michael de Villiers; Mathematics Education, Univ. of Durban-Westville, South Africa
    Articles by Villiers related to geometry and geometry education some in PDF format, including: An Extended Classification of Quadrilaterals; A Mathematical Treasure Hunt; Place Kicking Locus in Rugby; Sketchpad Solutions and Results; A Dual, and Generalizations, ...more>>

  24. Epistemology and Learning Group - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Constructionism asserts that knowledge is not simply transmitted from teacher to student, but is actively constructed by the mind of the learner, and that learners are particularly likely to create new ideas when they are actively engaged in making external ...more>>

  25. The Euclid Project - Dr. Robert E. Mason IV, The Dalton School
    Description of a math program that uses visualization, analysis, informal deduction, and formal deduction to engage students in the study of geometry in an integrated manner. For example, a 7th Grade Geometer's Assignment on circles uses the Geometer's ...more>>

  26. Excel Math - Brad Baker, Janice Raymond, et al.
    A curriculum that presents math in a spiraling fashion for kindergarten through sixth grade students. Features include self-correction through Excel Math's CheckAnswer system, which allows students to check their own work. Download a sample packet or ...more>>

  27. From Constructivism to Active Learning - Siegfried M. Holzer
    Summary of an essay defining constructivism and outlining its implications for education: active learning, authentic activities, students' views, authentic assessment, and innovative curriculum. Published in the hypermedia publication of SUCCEED: The ...more>>

  28. The handling of geometry definitions in school textbooks - Michael de Villiers; Mathematics Education, Univ. of Durban-Westville, South Africa
    Some historical background and a discussion of the value of students constructing their own understanding of mathematical proofs; misconceptions that arise from ready-made definitions; and the advantage of a constructivist approach, which allows pupils ...more>>

  29. Inquiry maths - Blair, Andrew; and Martin, Caitriona
    Inquiry prompts for topics related to number, algebra, and shape to use in secondary school mathematics. Accompanying notes support teachers who "want to make their lessons more open and, thereby, encourage student independence and leadership." ...more>>

  30. John Pais' Teaching Portfolio
    Helping students do math visually - from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy (STLCOP). An approach that seeks to refocus and reprioritize the learning goals of traditional precalculus and calculus courses, in order to make the material appealing and useful ...more>>

  31. Kinds of Constructivism: An Annotated Bibliography - Annie & John Selden; The Math Forum
    A bibliography prepared by Annie and John Selden as a supplement to "Constructivism in Mathematics Education - What Does It Mean?" - a talk they gave at the 1996 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Orlando, Florida. ...more>>

  32. Lev Semenovich Vygotsky Centennial Project - A.J. Lock, Dept. of Psychology, Massey University, New Zealand
    A 1996 site cataloguing resources on Lev Semenovich Vygotsky (1896-1934), marking the centenary of Vygotsky's birth by setting up the equivalent of a Web conference on his opus. The site invites people to submit a piece of around 1000 words as comments ...more>>

  33. The Logo Foundation
    A nonprofit educational organization devoted to informing people about Logo and supporting them in their use of Logo-based software and learning environments. The site includes links for workshops and seminars; books and videos; Logo software (at discount ...more>>

  34. Math Education References (NCREL) - Pathways to School Improvement
    A list of references relating to an article on constructivism, "Providing Hands-On, Minds-On, and Authentic Learning Experiences in Mathematics." From the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL). ...more>>

  35. Mathematics and Biology - Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny
    A discussion of evolution, inheritance, genes and mutation, the Prisoners' Dilemma, and how these and other biological themes relate to mathematics, with an applet that applies a genetic algorithm to solving the Toads and Frogs puzzle. An interactive ...more>>

  36. Mathematics in the City - The City College of New York
    A national center of professional development for K-8 mathematics education where "context, representation, and discourse are critical to learning." See, in particular, the summer institutes, workshops, and other professional development opportunities ...more>>

  37. Mathematics - WestEd
    Descriptions of WestEd's Science and Mathematics Projects, with supporting print and online resources: 24® Game Demonstration Project, California Mathematics Implementation Study, Evaluation of Interactive Multi-Media Exercises (IMMEX), Evaluation: ...more>>

  38. Mathetics (Learning and Mathematics) - Seymour Papert; Math Forum
    In Chapters 5, 6, and 7 of his 1993 book, The Children's Machine, Papert examines the art of learning, a topic that he contends has been widely ignored by educational researchers and practitioners. In Chapter 5 he introduces the concept of 'mathetics', ...more>>

  39. Mathwire.com - Terry Kawas
    Standards-based activities and worksheets that support a constructivist approach to learning mathematics. Browse resources by NCTM standard or math topic, which include enrichment topics, glyphs, instructional strategies, morning math routines, seasonal ...more>>

  40. MicroWorlds In Action - OpenWorld Learning
    MicroWorlds Logo resources: folders of theme-related MW projects of increasing difficulty, with mini-lessons and extension activities. FAQ, activity cards, vocabulary. Children or adults can learn programming in a flexible, constructivist fashion. ...more>>

  41. Midwest Consortium for Mathematics and Science Education (MSC) - North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL)
    A resource for mathematics and science instructional materials that provides direct technical assistance to state education agencies, intermediate state educational units, and local school districts. Activities reflect a commitment to learning based on ...more>>

  42. NCTM San Diego Sessions on Constructivism - Mathematics Education at the Math Forum
    A selection of presentations from the 74th Annual NCTM Meeting, 25-28 April 1996, San Diego, CA. ...more>>

  43. Number Strings - Imm, Kara; Lambert, Rachel; et al.
    A place to find new strings, post strings, get feedback on design or number choice, and discuss the pedagogy of number strings, a classroom routine based on "sets of related math problems, crafted to support students to construct big ideas about mathematics ...more>>

  44. Orlando Sessions on Constructivism - The Math Forum
    The 1996 AMS/MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings in Orlando, Florida featured presentations on constructivism. The goal: to disseminate innovative, successfully class-tested pedagogical theoretical view of how mathematics is learned. ...more>>

  45. Providing Hands-On, Minds-On, and Authentic Learning Experiences in Mathematics (NCREL) - Cathy Cook; Pathways to School Improvement
    A linked essay giving overview, background, and issues around constructivist theory and its implementation. "When educators begin to see learning as knowledge construction, they change their thinking about curriculum, instruction, and assessment, developing ...more>>

  46. Report to the President on the Use of Technology to Strengthen K-12 Education in the United States, March 1997 - President's Committee on Science and Technology
    A paper by the Panel on Educational Technology. Sections include: Introduction; Potential Significance; Hardware and Infrastructure; Software, Content and Pedagogy; Teachers and Technology; Economic Considerations; Equitable Access; Research and Evaluation; ...more>>

  47. Resources for Teachers - Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)
    The LHS at the Univ. of California at Berkeley has been a pioneer in pre-college science and mathematics programs that emphasize the "learning by doing" approach, offering many different types of educational programs for all ages. Each of the Lawrence ...more>>

  48. Seedbed - Tom O'Brien, ed.
    Throughout the 1980s, Seedbed published articles on "the intellectual growth of children, and teachers' participation therein." Editor Tom O'Brien described the publication as a practical one, "where teachers are the principal authors and where teachers' ...more>>

  49. Teachers Becoming Self-Directed Learners: A Work in Progress - Horwitz, Hallam; Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
    How the Annenberg Tuning Protocol is used by the Penn-Merck Collaborative for Science Education to foster a constructivist view of learning with reflective, internally motivated practitioners. The program involves a 13-month graduate course designed to ...more>>

  50. Teaching & Learning Perspective: Constructivism - John Pais
    Communicating Mathematics Using Heterogeneous Language and Reasoning. Mathematics is the science of patterns... Precisely how humans accomplish self-organization is still essentially unknown, but nevertheless has important consequences for structuring ...more>>


 
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