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  1. Games on Graphs (MegaMath) - Nancy Casey; Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Students use algebraic methods to explore, model, and describe patterns and functions involving numbers, shapes, data, and graphs in problem-solving situations and communicate the reasoning used in solving these problems. Graphs, stories and games provide scenarios for games that student can play on graphs. Also Three for the Money: The Degree/Diameter Problem, an unsolved problem for students to work on, and other games that can help students increase the range of possibility for games that they can invent on graphs. Big Ideas and Key Concepts include pages on Graphs; Properties of mathematical objects; Modeling; and Abstraction. more>>

  2. Mathematical Modeling - Thomas E. Kelley, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, Metropolitan State College of Denver
    Description of course projects that emphasize learning mathematics through work on open-ended problems that have no "one correct solution," requiring the construction of a proposed mathematical model and designed to motivate students' learning of mathematics by having them work in groups of three or four on significant and relevant applied problems that require an extended effort on the part of the group. Problems are chosen so that the students gain knowledge of and experience using various areas of mathematics. From the Rocky Mountain Teacher Education Collaborative (RMTEC). more>>

  3. Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.
    A non-profit research and education organization dedicated to the advancement of science and math education, specifically through the use of modeling and simulation technologies. Interactive middle school lessons aligned with curricula are available through Shodor's Project Interactivate. For interactive models and curricular materials, the Foundation offers its MASTER: Modeling and Simulation Tools for Education Reform resources, including a galaxy simulation, simulated annealing, biomedical and environmental models, and a simulation of Edgar Allen Poe's "Pit and the Pendulum." Also available are summer and Saturday programs and workshops for kids; professional development opportunities through the Shodor Computational Science Institute; and an online Braille instruction program. more>>

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  1. b's law - Brian Lawler
    Blog begun March, 2011, by a professor of math education at California State University San Marcos. Posts, which "try to disrupt," have included "continued reaction to tracking," "The Problem of the Skateboarder Problem in IMP," "A Deconstruction of Learning ...more>>

  2. 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>>

  3. Graph Theory Tutorials - Chris K. Caldwell
    A series of short interactive tutorials introducing the basic concepts of graph theory, designed with the needs of future high school teachers in mind and currently being used in math courses at the University of Tennessee at Martin. An Introduction to ...more>>

  4. in pursuit of nerdiness
    Blog by a middle grades and high school math teacher, formerly in the South Bronx, currently in the Netherlands teaching both within the Dutch national curriculum (in English) and within the International Baccalaureate Middle Years & Diploma Programs. ...more>>

  5. Maryland Virtual High School of Science and Mathematics (MVHS)
    Maryland students and teachers use the Internet to collaborate with peers in carrying out visually compelling, computational science explorations. Classroom projects and ideas include collaborative projects, system dynamics activities, and computational ...more>>

  6. MASTER Tools: Modeling And Simulation Tools for Education Reform - Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.
    Interactive models and curricular materials, including: a galaxy simulation, fractal modelling tools, an energy minimization program using simulated annealing, biomedical and environmental models, a graphing tool with animation option, and a simulation ...more>>

  7. Mathematics Curriculum Overview - Massachusetts Academy of Mathematics and Science
    The philosophy behind teaching mathematics at the Massachusetts Academy of Mathematics and Science, with an emphasis on mathematical modeling. ...more>>

  8. Reflections of a Techie - Marsha Ratzel
    Reflections "on using 21st century technologies to amplify learning," as blogged by a self-described nerd who teachers middle grades math. Posts, which date back to July, 2003, have included "Finding the Little Truths of Math"; "Rational numbers need ...more>>

  9. The Sands of Time - Troy Jones
    The author uses ridges in piles of salt to model geometric concepts. This page features an article (PDF format), PowerPoint presentation, Geometer's Sketchpad file, and textbook reference for a classroom exploration of such concepts. ...more>>

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