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  1. MathPro Press - Stanley Rabinowitz
    MathPro Press specializes in the publication of compendiums and indexes of mathematics problems. Purchase MathPro Press books of problems from math olympiads and contests. Link to math competition web sites; or browse a bibliography of books of problems ...more>>

  2. Math Reasoning Inventory - Scholastic
    An online formative assessment tool for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) math domains of number and operations. Watch Math Reasoning Inventory (MRI) clips of face-to-face interviews of students as they reason and explain their strategies, demonstrate ...more>>

  3. Maths? No Fear! - Matt Skoss
    Wiki for sharing practical ideas that engage kids in working as a mathematician, strategies for using Web 2.0 tools, and more. Become a member to access notes and other resources on the structure of maths tasks, problem solving, and more. ...more>>

  4. 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>>

  5. Math Thinking - David Wees
    "Sharing thinking about math from students": a collection of work by students that teachers have not taught them explicitly how to do. Wees elaborates that "the idea or technique a student uses does not itself have to be completely original, just new ...more>>

  6. Math Towers - Dr. Geoff Roulet, Queen's University
    Math-towers.ca is a website where groups of Grades 7 and 8 students can collaboratively explore open-ended mathematics problems. Students are presented with a problem context and provided with a laboratory, interactive tools and recording space to support ...more>>

  7. Mathy McMatherson - Daniel Schneider
    Blog by a public high school teacher in Tucson, Arizona, who graduated from the University of Arizona Secondary Mathematics Education Program. Posts, which date back to July, 2011, have included "Teaching as Creation," "Fixing Bugs Part 2: Algebra & ...more>>

  8. mikesmathpage - Mike Lawler
    Blog by a former math professor "writing about math with my kids." Posts, many with videos of Lawler and his children at a whiteboard, date back to November, 2013: "Day in the life of a home school dad," "Family Math and paper folding," "Fun with James ...more>>

  9. The NASA SCIence Files - NASA Langley Research Center
    A series of free instructional programs consisting of a broadcast, print, and online elements. Emphasizing standards-based instruction and problem-based learning, the NASA Sci Files motivate students in grades 3-5 to become critical thinkers and problem ...more>>

  10. The National Numeracy Strategy - Department for Education and Employment, United Kingdom
    The Standards Site: Numeracy. Frameworks for teaching mathematics from Reception through Year 7, key elements of the training materials that will support the U.K.'s Numeracy Strategy. Assessment in and planning the National Numeracy Strategy, schools ...more>>

  11. The Nuffield Foundation
    Math teaching and learning resources include freely downloadable Free-standing Mathematics Activities (FSMAs) and Applying Mathematical Processes (AMP) activities, a mix of investigations and practical explorations. The Nuffield Foundation works to improve ...more>>

  12. Off The Hypotenuse - Glenn Kenyon
    Kenyon started this blog in pursuit of "a good discussion of resources, ideas, and innovative ideas for teachers of Algebra." Humorous videos, comic strips, and posts, which date back to March of 2007, have included "Math Lessons learned from Karate," ...more>>

  13. Open-Ended Assessment in Math - Cooney, Thomas J.; Sanchez, Wendy B.; Leatham, Keith; and Mewborn, Denise S.
    Over 450 open-ended, field-tested assessment items, distributed more or less equally among elementary, middle school, and high school grade levels. The questions relate to five major content areas, based on the NCTM Standards: number and operation; probability ...more>>

  14. Open-Ended Math Problems - Gwenn Holtz and Mary Lee Malen, Levering School and the Franklin Institute
    An eight-month slate of open-ended problems for middle school students to solve in preparation for standardized testing. The authors have composed and selected problems that lend themselves to multiple solution paths, and then organized them into three ...more>>

  15. Ostrich Llama Count - Examining Solution Methods - Suzanne Alejandre
    Activity, alignments, directions, extensions, and activity sheets that detail five ways to solve the Problem of the Week (PoW) "Ostrich Llama Count." Originally published in the March, 2013, issue of the CMC ComMuniCator, journal of the California Mathematics ...more>>

  16. Overthinking My Teaching - Christopher Danielson
    Blog by a community college math teacher "interested in hard questions about teaching." Posts, which date back to July, 2009, have included "Wump hats," "An unnoticed rule for number language," "The end of word problems," "Cubeyness," "Cardinal and ordinal ...more>>

  17. Place-Value: Problem-Solving and Written Assessment Using Digit-Correspondence Tasks - Ross, Sunflower
    This study examined the effects of researcher-developed lessons on students' understanding of two- and three-digit numeration. Digit-correspondence tasks, often used for individual interview assessment of place value understanding, were adapted to be ...more>>

  18. Potent Problems - Institute for Studies in Educational Mathematics
    A database of problems that deepen understanding of mathematics through multiple answers, approaches to an answer, interpretations, extensions, perspectives on a mathematical idea, layers of complexity, or algorithms. Potent problem content topics include ...more>>

  19. Problems of the Week - Math Forum @ Drexel
    Our goal with the Problems of the Week is to engage students in non-routine, constructed-response mathematics investigations that integrate writing with problem solving in the math classroom. In addition to the Current PoWs and the Problems of the Week ...more>>

  20. Problem Solving Island - Samuel A. Rebelsky
    Challenging open-ended word problems on the topics of games, such as Blockade, Finger Multiplication, and The Word Pyramid; puzzles such as Error Correction, Error Detection, The Fake Coin, Friday the 13th, and Leap Birthdays; and problems based on figures, ...more>>

  21. Problem Solving - It Has to Begin with Noticing and Wondering - Hogan, Marie; and Alejandre, Suzanne
    Middle school teacher Marie Hogan observed as the Forum's Director of Professional Development modeled a full cycle of the Problems of the Week (PoWs) in Hogan's West Covina (CA) classroom. This co-authored article about their experience around the PoW ...more>>

  22. Project Search: Math - Buck Institute for Education
    Dozens of studies and summaries of research on project based learning (PBL) in math. The Buck Institute for Education (BIE) is creates and disseminates products, practices and knowledge for effective PBL. ...more>>

  23. PROMYS: The Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists - Boston University Department of Mathematics and Statistics
    PROMYS encourages ambitious high school students to explore the creative world of mathematics. Each summer, approximately 60 high school students from around the country gather on the campus of Boston University for six weeks of rigorous mathematical ...more>>

  24. 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>>

  25. Rich Maths Tasks to Engage - East Midlands Maths Network
    These teacher-made rich maths tasks in number, algebra, shape, and data handling emerged from a collaborative project run by Jon Stratford, Lead Practitioner for the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT): arrangements, clock face, chocolate dilemma, ...more>>

  26. Rich Starting Points for A-Level Core Mathematics - Jonny Griffiths
    Download PDF task files of 40 open-ended investigative activities for the A Level Pure Mathematics classroom: basic algebra, coordinate geometry, polynomials, curve sketching, uncertainty and inequalities, indices and surds, sequences and series, differentiation, ...more>>

  27. Robert Kaplinsky - Glenrock Consulting - Robert Kaplinsky
    Lessons consist of "The Challenge(s)," "Question(s) To Ask," "Consider This," and alignments to Common Core State Standards (CCSS): "How Can We Water All Of The Grass?" and "How Much Money Should Dr. Evil Demand?" and "How Did They Make Ms. Pac-Man?" ...more>>

  28. 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>>

  29. Stella's Stunners - Rudd Crawford
    More than 600 non-routine mathematics problems named in honor of the Dutch baroness Ecaterina Elizabeth van Heemsvloet tot Schattenberg. Each collection in the Stella Library contains five subsets, one for each course of Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, ...more>>

  30. Suffolkmaths.co.uk - Mark Greenaway
    Greenaway hosts a select collection of third-party resources in the public domain, many drawn from the UK's Department for Education (DfEs): teaching materials for Great Britain's different grade levels; problem solving documents on problem-solving strategies, ...more>>

  31. Supporting Sense-Making and Perseverance - Suzanne Alejandre
    Article about how the Math Forum's noticing and wondering not only values each learner, it "also works to engage all learners in finding their mathematical voice." Originally published in the March, 2013, issue of the CMC ComMuniCator, journal of the ...more>>

  32. teaching/math/culture - Ilana Horn
    Blog by a professor in Vanderbilt University's Teaching and Learning Department "interested in broadening our notions of mathematical competence. What do classrooms look like that are inclusive and incorporate rich mathematics?" Posts, which date back ...more>>

  33. Teaching Resources: Mathematics - McGraw-Hill School Division
    Activities and lesson plans for grades 1-6, linked to McGraw-Hill's program Math in my World; also MathTalk - conversations about key issues and teaching strategies (e.g. cultural diversity; manipulatives; technology; problem solving); and "Ask CyberScout!" ...more>>

  34. TeachingWorks
    Establishing a "professional system for the training of teachers" through "a common curriculum for professional training that focuses on high-leverage practices and on the subject-matter knowledge needed for teaching; performance assessments of teachers' ...more>>

  35. TheGeometryTeacher - Andrew Shauver
    Shauver, who teaches at a Michigan public high school in a one-to-one laptop program, blogs to "describe his own independent learning and to re-inspire the natural curiosity sometimes absent from the typical high school classroom." Posts, which date back ...more>>

  36. Theron J. Hitchman
    Scholarship and teaching by a professor of mathematics at the University of Northern Iowa. Hitchman's research focuses on differential and metric geometry, dynamical systems, and Lie theory, with particular interest in discrete subgroups of semisimple ...more>>

  37. To Accumulate a Rate — Integrate! - Kaleb Allinson
    Allinson teaches trigonometry and AP Calculus AB at Lake Stevens High School (WA), where he also serves as the math department head. He describes his blog as a venue to "help me reflect on my teaching.... and record the unique [ideas] I came up with for ...more>>

  38. Tools for Understanding - John Woodward; University of Puget Sound
    A resource guide for extending mathematical understanding in secondary schools, for educators who teach mathematics and are interested in integrating common technologies into their daily instruction. Onsite strands (Math Concepts with lessons related ...more>>

  39. Topics in Arithmetic and Elementary Mathematics - E. Lee Lady; University of Hawaii
    Materials used in a university course for prospective elementary school teachers, to teach them how to be interested in mathematics. Materials are in PDF and DVI, and include: representing numbers in other bases, divisibility tests, periodic decimal expansions, ...more>>

  40. UBUYACAR - Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction
    An online problem-based learning manual for students that poses the question: "You are interested in purchasing a new vehicle. What should your annual salary be to afford the car you want?" Students move through a problem-solving process. A Tutor's Manual ...more>>

  41. Unsilence Students' Voices - Suzanne Alejandre
    Article discussing how to provide an opportunity for all students to contribute to math classroom discussions. Originally published in the September, 2012, issue of the CMC ComMuniCator, journal of the California Mathematics Council, this article intersperses ...more>>

  42. Valuing as the Key to Unsilencing - Suzanne Alejandre
    "At the heart of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Initiative is the valued learner, a learner with an active voice in his/her own learning. Under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) practices and assessment many students' voices have fallen silent.... Valuing ...more>>

  43. What Does It Take to Be an Expert Problem Solver? - Annie and John Selden; Mathematical Association of America
    Organized into five sections: Expert-Novice Studies Have Often Concentrated on Textbook Problems; Solving Nonroutine Problems; Are Mathematicians Expert Problem Solvers? How Might One Teach Problem Solving? and The Importance of Affect. From the MAA's ...more>>

  44. Where to Start? - Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny
    A discussion of math education: the intent of the NCTM Standards, reflections on the history of constructivism, classroom practices (with a link to Marilyn Burns' Math Solutions page), and a simple applet for solving linear equations. An interactive column ...more>>

  45. window into a math classroom - Sadie Estrella
    A snapshot-driven blog subtitled "a glimpse into a math classroom once a day." Estrella's posts, enlivened with pictures of her students and of their work on classroom dry-erase whiteboards, have included "Trying Math Meta-Cognition," "More Arguing about ...more>>

  46. Without Geometry, Life Is Pointless - Avery Pickford
    "Musings on math, education, teaching, and research" by a teacher. Blog posts, which date back to May, 2010, have included "What Makes a Problem Great," "Habits of Mind," "My 6th Grade Version of Algebra," "Technology in School: Where's My Hovercraft? ...more>>

  47. Writing to Develop Understanding: The Math Forum @ Drexel's PoWs - Suzanne Alejandre
    What can we ask students about their problem solving that will help them the most? This article, originally published in the December, 2006, issue of the CMC ComMuniCator, journal of the California Mathematics Council, addresses that question by examining ...more>>


 
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