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  1. Collaborative Learning Discussion Archive - Math Forum
    A special project hosted by the Math Forum, this discussion concerned collaborative learning, its definition, its effects on teachers and students, administration and assessment issues, and materials and resources. The discussion began as e-mail conversations, and was archived by the Math Forum to ensure an opportunity for all to participate without missing segments of dialogue. The bulk of the conversations were over by late spring 1997. more>>

  2. Cooperative Learning - Classroom Compass
    The fall 1994 issue of Classroom Compass looks at some aspects of cooperative learning and ways it can be implemented in the classroom. Two instructional activities, one providing suggestions for elementary students (Pumpkin Exploration) and one for higher grade classrooms (Choosing a Company Site), accompany excerpts on estimation and statistics from the NCTM Standards. With a reading list/bibliography. more>>

  3. What Is the Collaborative Classroom? (NCREL) - M.B. Tinzmann, B.F. Jones, T.F. Fennimore, J. Bakker, C. Fine, and J. Pierce
    New learning and thinking curricula require collaboration. An article that addresses shared knowledge and authority among teachers and students; teachers as mediators; heterogeneous groupings of students; teacher and student roles; interactions; challenges and conflicts; the research base; and examples of collaborative instruction. With references. North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), Oak Brook, 1990. more>>


 
  All Sites - 57 items found, showing 1 to 50

  1. The Academy of Inquiry Based Learning
    A "big tent" community of instructors, teachers, and supporters of inquiry-based learning (IBL), the Academy of Inquiry Based Learning (AIBL) supports the education of students "deeply engaged in rich mathematical tasks who have ample opportunities to ...more>>

  2. Accountable TalkSM - Lauren B. Resnick and Megan Williams Hall with the Fellows of the Institute for Learning
    Excerpt from an "e-book" introducing the Principles of Learning. Includes audio clips and video examples with transcripts and suggested discussion questions. ...more>>

  3. Beyond Traditional Math
    Blog by a teacher who "was appalled to be handed a math book in which all instruction was whole group," and who subsequently "went on a mission to change and move beyond that traditional model of math in the elementary classroom." Subtitled "Fostering ...more>>

  4. 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>>

  5. CC (Concord Consortium) Library: Papers - Robert F. Tinker
    From Robert F. Tinker, Director of the Educational Technology Lab of the Concord Consortium, a nonprofit, research and development organization dedicated to furthering the technology revolution worldwide through innovations in hardware, software, learning ...more>>

  6. 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>>

  7. cognitive acceleration - Cognitive Acceleration Associates
    Cognitive acceleration (CA) emphasizes "'big ideas' or organizing conceptual strands in mathematics, rather than procedures and algorithms." Published collections of math lessons include Thinking Maths, Primary Cognitive Acceleration through Maths Education, ...more>>

  8. Collaborative Mathematics - Jason Ermer
    Videos for connecting "a worldwide community of mathematical problem solvers" and "cultivating a productive attitude toward challenging problems: one of creativity, resourcefulness, self-confidence, and perseverance." Two- and three-minute-long challenges ...more>>

  9. Collaborative Maths Resources - Collaborative Learning Project
    Freely downlaod PDFs of "talk-for-learning" lesson plans such as "12 and 24 hour Card Sorting" (clock times), "Buy a Ted" (collect all the parts of a teddy bear, which introduces the concepts such as exact amounts and making change), "Factors Four in ...more>>

  10. Communication and Collaboration - The Partnership for 21st Century Skills
    This page details the communication and collaboration skills framework from P21, and links to additional resources: Web Index for Communication Resources (an online index of many communication related topics and resources), Engauge overview of communication ...more>>

  11. Conferences on the Teaching of Mathematics (CTM) (Mathematics Archives) - Husch, et al., Editors
    Currently includes presentations and contributed papers from the Fifth Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics held on June 21-22, 1996 in Baltimore, MD and the Sixth Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics held on June 20-21, 1997 in Milwaukee, WI. ...more>>

  12. Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) - Michigan State University
    A project funded by the NSF to develop a complete mathematics curriculum for the middle grades (6-8), one rich in connections among the various topic strands of the subject, between mathematics and its applications in other disciplines, between the planned ...more>>

  13. Cube-It - Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
    A math group activity: you will need fifty cubes per group. Gather sugar cubes, wooden cubes, units from Dienes blocks or Cusinaire rods, or any manipulative that has a cubical shape. Students will: estimate the dimensions of the largest cube that can ...more>>

  14. Daily Dose of Teaching Awesome - John Mahlstedt
    Blog by a math teacher in the Bay Area who also coaches track and basketball at his middle school. Posts on his "journey to find and document at least ONE good thing everyday of the school year" date back to January, 2014: "Desmos Brings the Noise," "Central ...more>>

  15. Deliberative Discourse Idealized and Realized: Accountable Talk in the Classroom and in Civic Life - Sarah Michaels, Catherine O’Connor, Lauren B. Resnick
    An article in PDF format. Abstract: Classroom discussion practices that can lead to reasoned participation by all students are presented and described by the authors. Their research emphasizes the careful orchestration of talk and tasks in academic learning. ...more>>

  16. Electronic Games for Education in Math and Science (E-GEMS) - British Columbia, Canada
    Archives of a collaborative effort by scientists, educators, and professional video game and educational software developers to do research on and develop teaching materials that integrate video games and computer-based explorations with existing classroom ...more>>

  17. E-Mail Math - Elizabeth Murphy
    Using the Internet for a global exchange of student-written math story problems. Grade 4 students participated in an enrichment project entitled Cross Cultural Story Problems in Math from December '94 to May '95. Students received story problems from ...more>>

  18. 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>>

  19. Fermi Questions - Sheila Talamo
    Fermi questions emphasize estimation, numerical reasoning, communicating in mathematics, and questioning skills. Students often believe that "word problems" have one exact answer and that the answer is derived in a unique manner. Fermi questions encourage ...more>>

  20. First Day of School - Math Forum, Teacher2Teacher FAQ
    Answers to a frequently asked question: What do you do on the first day of school? ...more>>

  21. Focus on Student Practice - Suzanne Alejandre
    Article about how students worked on the Problem of the Week (PoW) "Wooden Legs" in a way that developed the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Mathematical Practice of "making sense of problems and persevering in solving them." This article, originally ...more>>

  22. for the love of learning - Joe Bower
    "Assessment is not a spreadsheet — it's a conversation." Describing his early teaching practice as "focused on power and control," Bower has followed three principles since 2004: "students should experience their successes and failures not as reward ...more>>

  23. Future of Math - Jamie Tubbs
    This site supports the use of blogs, digital cameras, digital portfolios, discussion forums, spreadsheets, and other digital media to enhance student understanding of mathematics. Find suggestions on how to teach with journals, problem-solving, learning ...more>>

  24. Games for Math and Social Skills - Suzanne Alejandre
    A collection of links to games for building math and social skills such as cooperation, collaboration, listening, teamwork, and give-and-take. ...more>>

  25. Grouping Practices (NCREL) - Pathways to School Improvement
    "Grouping practices - especially tracking - often have the effect of reducing equity." This article explores the negative effects of tracking and touches on cooperative learning. From the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL). ...more>>

  26. hazeymath's Blog - Dianna Hazelton
    Blog by a high school teacher of algebra, probability, statistics, and trigonometry. Posts, which date back to October, 2013, have included "Graphtastic," "Unit Circle Awesomesauce," and "Collaboration Struggles." ...more>>

  27. Infinite Sums - Jonathan Claydon
    Blog by a high school math teacher in Houston, Texas, who "decided the corporate engineering world was not for me, so now I joke around with teenagers and teach them math. And soccer." Posts, which date back to June, 2011, have included "Standards Based ...more>>

  28. Interactive Learning (Learning and Mathematics) - Brown, et al.; Math Forum
    In a chapter entitled "Interactive learning and individual understanding: The case of reading and mathematics" in the 1991 book, Culture, schooling, and psychological development, - Brown, Campione, Reeve, Ferrara & Palincsar discuss learning in which ...more>>

  29. International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM) (Mathematics Archives) - Przemyslaw Bogacki, Managing Editor
    Home site of the Electronic Proceedings of the International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (EPICTCM), an annual conference sponsored by Addison-Wesley (on this site are conferences from 1994-1998). Papers are presented through an ...more>>

  30. Just Tell Me the Answer | "Never!" - Matt Owen
    Blog by an algebra and physics teacher who believes students "have a real chance at understanding if I'm just willing to let them struggle." Posts, which date back to August, 2012, have included "Answering 'the Question,'" "Flipclass Reflections So Far," ...more>>

  31. Kagan Publishing and Professional Development
    Publications and teacher training to provide children with the situations in which they behave most cooperatively. In addition to greater cooperation, Kagan's "structures" aim for greater academic achievement, improved ethnic relations, enhanced self-esteem, ...more>>

  32. Making Learning Real - Nashville State Technical Community College and WGBH Educational Foundatio
    Videos, professional development, and other resources for teachers already teaching Problem-Based Case Learning (PBCL) or considering such instruction grounded in real-time workplace situations. PDFs available for free download include a Need to Know ...more>>

  33. Math Conferencing - Kira Walker, Brockton Elementary; Teacher Learning Collaborative (TLC), Antioch University, Los Angeles
    Kira Walker, an experienced teacher of elementary English learners using writers' workshop, writing conferences, and other literacy strategies, decided to work on teaching mathematics to English learners by applying some of the same literacy strategies. ...more>>

  34. Math Department Problem Sets - Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter NH
    Six problem sets, with glossaries, by the Phillips Exeter Mathematics Department. See also a description and student testimonial of the Harkness method. ...more>>

  35. MathEd.net - Raymond C. Johnson
    Blog begun in October, 2009, by a math education graduate student. Dedicated to "building bridges between research, policy, and practice," Johnson's posts have included "Patterns of Patterns," "RYSK: Erlwanger's Benny's Conception of Rules and Answers ...more>>

  36. Math Ed Reprints - John T. Baldwin
    Papers in several formats: postscript, Latex, zipped, and some html. "Russell's Paradox" (with Olivier Lessmann); "An American Example of High School-University Cooperation" (with Roberta Dees); "Encouraging cooperative solution of mathematics problems ...more>>

  37. Math Education Page - Henri Picciotto
    Math education articles by the author, with an emphasis on algebra. A New Algebra: Tools, Themes, Concepts, an article that summarizes the pedagogical and curricular thinking behind ATTC; Early Mathematics: A Proposal for New Directions, a chapter in ...more>>

  38. Mathematically Accountable Talk - Phil Daro, Lauren Resnick, adapted by Art Duval
    This page summarizes some ideas about mathematically accountable talk, and offers some key questions and phrases to use. ...more>>

  39. Mathematics Learning Forums - Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
    The Mathematics Learning Forums offer teachers the opportunity to do mathematics with their students and talk about mathematics with their colleagues through on-line seminars. The forums are designed to help teachers introduce new mathematics teaching ...more>>

  40. 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>>

  41. Math Horizon (Learning and Mathematics) - Deborah Ball; Math Forum
    Deborah Ball of Michigan State University teaches math education in the College of Education and as part of her research offers a math class in a local elementary school. In this 1987 article she examines the challenge of creating classroom practices ...more>>

  42. Math Motivation - Michael Sakowski
    Answers to the question "Where will I ever use algebra?" Examples of how "the process of learning higher mathematics provides valuable skills in deductive reasoning and symbolic reasoning, in addition to math skills used directly in science and engineering ...more>>

  43. MathSugarOff - Priscilla Bremser
    "Notes on mathematics teaching and learning at all levels" by a Middlebury College mathematics professor who works with K-8 teachers in the Vermont Mathematics Initiative (VMI) professional development program and conducts her undergraduate classes with ...more>>

  44. Michael Serra
    From the author of Discovering Geometry: An Investigative Approach and Smart Moves: the Games and Puzzles series; videos such as DG Investigations and "How to Teach Math Anxiety"; articles and handouts on cooperative learning; speaking engagements and ...more>>

  45. Mr. Orr is a Geek.com - Jon Orr
    Blog by a Chatham, Ontario (Canada) secondary school math teacher. Posts, which date back to February, 2009, have included "Gr. 11 Quadratics Functions in the real world," "Grade 12 – Mind Map for Project," "Grade 9 Pentominoes," "Grade 11 – Exponential ...more>>

  46. The Pai Intersect - Jimmy Pai
    Blog by an Ottawa (Canada) secondary mathematics teacher and graduate student in education. Posts, which date back to August, 2012, have included "Understanding Fraction Division #2 - Part 1," "$100 Tablet Project," "Spiraling through the curriculum," ...more>>

  47. Pairing Like Students for Perseverance in Problem Solving - Marie Hogan
    Article about how one particular duo of eighth grade Pre-Algebra students, paired by ability level, overcame a contentious start to work together and "reach new heights of problem-solving proficiency." Originally published in the March, 2013, issue of ...more>>

  48. Panitz cooperative learning and WAC web page and much more - Ted Panitz, Cape Cod Community College
    Workshops, articles, and other resources on cooperative learning and pedagogy. ...more>>

  49. sarah-marie belcastro's home page - Sarah-Marie Belcastro
    From one of the authors of Making Mathematics with Needlework: "I seem to have become a topological graph theorist while I wasn't looking. I am also interested in convex and combinatorial geometry, algebraic geometry, topology, algebra, the geometry of ...more>>

  50. SINUS transfer - University of Bayreuth
    Spurred by the outcome of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), Germany launched a nation-wide "model programme for increasing efficiency in mathematics and science education." Between 1998 and 2007, more than 1800 of the ...more>>


 
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