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  1. Alternative Instruction and Alternative, Performance-Based Assessment - Jane Ehrenfeld; Math Forum
    Two annotated bibliographies designed to present ways in which assessment can be altered without drastic restructuring of class and curriculum. Some of the articles and books referenced have links to portfolio-based instruction and assessment, and can therefore provide resources for teachers interested in pursuing portfolio systems in their classrooms. All of the articles are math-related, and many give concrete lesson plans and suggestions for practice. more>>

  2. Learning & Mathematics Discussion Sessions - Math Forum
    Newsgroup discussions inspired by recent work on how students learn mathematics among mathematicians, teachers of mathematics, and students of educational psychology that occurred on the Math Forum's newsgroup geometry.pre-college. Much of the work around ideas that form the basis of the NCTM Standards indicates that the traditional classroom needs to be changed if more effective learning (learning that is more conceptual and less formulaic) is to take place. Summaries of articles posted to the group include implications for classroom practice. Annotated bibliographies include: Alternative Instruction and Alternative, Performance-Based Assessment; Cross-Age Tutoring; Girls' Attitudes, Self-Expectations, and Performance in Math; Limited English Proficiency Students and Mathematics; Mathematics and Motivation. more>>

  3. Math Learning Center (MLC) - Gene Maier
    A non-profit Oregon-based educational organization that develops and publishes curriculum materials, provides continuing education for teachers, consults with educational agencies, and provides opportunities for parents and others to become knowledgeable about alternatives in mathematics education. Products and services include publications and teaching supplies (books, manipulatives). Materials are typically teaching guides designed for sensory-rich, highly interactive, textbook-free classroom settings, stressing visual thinking entailing the use of models, sketches and other graphic representations. Curricula include Bridges in Mathematics; Algebra Through Visual Patterns; Opening Eyes to Mathematics; Visual Math and Math Alive!; Number Corner; Box It or Bag It Mathematics; and Story Boxes. Conferences, seminars, and workshops are listed, and a searchable catalog is provided. more>>


 
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  1. 2 Pi Productions - Jake Scott
    Instructional math rap includes the original songs "Triangle Experts," "Special Right Triangles," "Graphing Trig Functions," "Quadratic Formula," and "The Best Pythagorean Rap Ever." Lyrics include "The cosine is sine with a phase shift of pi/If you think ...more>>

  2. 360 Degree Math - Sean Kavanaugh
    "What if there was a way to make the thinking of each student visible to the teacher throughout the lesson?" 360 Degree Math classes begin with the teacher personally greeting each student as she enters the classroom ("The Exchange"); students solving ...more>>

  3. Andrew M.H. Alexander
    JavaScript by Alexander includes "the gear seer," which shows not just bike gear ratios but gear inches and meters development. Input wheel and tire size to see speed at a given cadence. This bicycle drivetrain visualizer further compares different drivetrains, ...more>>

  4. Association for Experiential Education (AEE)
    An international membership organization with roots in adventure education, committed to the development, practice, and evaluation of experiential learning in all settings: education, recreation, outdoor adventure programming, mental health, youth service, ...more>>

  5. Avoiding Weapons of Math Destruction
    "Reflections from a student teacher." Blog posts, which date back to September, 2012, have included "First Week Excitement," "The Flipped Classroom," and "The Challenge of Open-Ended Questions." ...more>>

  6. Classroom Conversation (Learning and Mathematics) - Nicholls, Hazzard; Math Forum
    In their 1993 book Education as Adventure, John Nicholls and Susan Hazzard explore students' understandings of the nature and point of school learning and the idea that students are valuable critics of the classroom curriculum and their own learning. ...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. Cognitive Apprenticeship (Learning and Mathematics) - Collins, et al.; Math Forum
    In a chapter entitled "Cognitive apprenticeship: Teaching the crafts of reading, writing, and mathematics," in the 1989 book Knowing, learning, and instruction: Essays in honor of Robert Glaser, Allan Collins, of BBN Laboratories, and John Seely Brown ...more>>

  9. Collaborative Learning - Mathematics Education at The Math Forum
    A collection of links to collaborative and cooperative learning resources on the Web, including articles, discussions, and teaching techniques that emphasize collaboration. ...more>>

  10. Course Materials Online - College of Education, San Diego State University
    Courses online in Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education; Education; Educational Technology, including multimedia development and distance education. Also humanistic and social aspects of teaching, from the School of Teacher Education. ...more>>

  11. Cross-Age Tutoring - Marah Fortson; Math Forum
    An annotated bibliography: articles to help teachers deal with a classroom of learners with different abilities, different strengths and weaknesses, who are at different levels academically, behaviorally, and socially. The task of the teacher is a challenge, ...more>>

  12. Decision Development Corporation
    Software for K-12 students and teachers, for all platforms. Math software included separately and as part of other product lines. (Gigamath Playground and Junior Gigamath Playground offer word problem practice for ages 7-14 and 4-8 respectively; Ellen ...more>>

  13. Devising channels that nurture ingenuity and creativity in mathematics classes. - Helen Christensen; Loyola College; The Math Forum
    Summary of a presentation given at the 1996 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Orlando, Florida. Original projects and individual journals can challenge students who are more linguistically oriented, and who crave expression for their ingenuity and creativity ...more>>

  14. Digital Mathematical Performance - Gadanidis, George; Borba, Marcelo; Hughes, Janette; et al.
    Watch video, live-acted dramatic storyboards, and animations of how people "perform" mathematics: Flatland, "Help Me, Fermi," Should Parallel Lines Never Meet," "The Pleasure of Making 10" (linear equations), "The Waiter" (the missing dollar problem), ...more>>

  15. DimensionU
    Creators of educational software that put the action adventure fun of mainstream video games in a learning environment that prepares students for high stakes exams. First person shooter games Dimenxian, Evolver, and Meltdown contain 3-dimensional virtual ...more>>

  16. Doing Mathematics - Bryan Meyer
    Blog by an eleventh grade math teacher at a project-based learning (PBL) school pursuing a Masters Degree in Teacher Leadership. Posts, which date back to February, 2012, have included "What Bowflex Can Teach Us about Assessment," "Habits of a Mathematician," ...more>>

  17. 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>>

  18. Fifth-Grade Empathy ... For Plants - William E. Ray; Kodak
    Children were introduced to this project by taking them outside Pinoak Elementary School, Oil City, PA, in March and having each pair of them select a living plant specimen. Buds were noticed as being a part of each plant and were the plant parts which ...more>>

  19. freemathtexts.org - Alain Schremmer
    Original texts that emphasize a very few but very powerful ideas; appeal to common sense and make no assumption of any kind about the students; and focus on helping readers convince themselves about mathematics. Written for use in developmental mathematics ...more>>

  20. The Geometer's Sketchpad Bibliography - Key Curriculum Press
    This bibliography lists publications that concern the software application the Geometer's Sketchpad, Dynamic Geometry in general, and the mathematical and educational contexts in which they are relevant: research, reviews, and applications. ...more>>

  21. Geometry Everywhere - Betty R. Allen; Kodak
    An activity intended to make students more aware of geometric shapes and lines in objects around them. Students were divided into five groups, four to photograph geometric shapes and concepts at home, on the farm, in town, and at the lake, and one group ...more>>

  22. The Greatest Math Teacher Ever - Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
    An article about the individual who, Devlin suggests, could justifiably be described as the American university mathematician who, through his teaching, has had the greatest impact on the field of mathematics... He was a pioneer in one of the most important ...more>>

  23. HASTAC Initiative - Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory
    HASTAC ("haystack") is a network of individuals and institutions inspired by the possibilities that new technologies offer us for shaping how we learn, teach, communicate, create, and organize our local and global communities. HASTAC is open to anyone; ...more>>

  24. Humanistic Mathematics - Mathematics Education at The Math Forum
    The idea that teaching, learning, and creating mathematics issues from the same psyche as literature, aesthetics, and music has attracted, since 1986, a worldwide network of people who share this belief. The existence of the Humanistic Mathematics Network ...more>>

  25. I Choose Math - Justin Lanier
    Blog by a high school teacher in Brooklyn Heights. Posts, which date back to August, 2011, have included "SBG: Affective Quizzing," "Free-Choice Time: Origins," "Introducing Proof Using Formal Systems," and "Math is Personal: A smOOC about Meaning, Sharing, ...more>>

  26. 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>>

  27. inQuiry Almanack - Franklin Institute
    A magazine about inquiry-based learning. Regular features, a surprise spotlight of the month, favorite sites, the latest in science news, what's new at The Franklin Institute, experiments, and a puzzle. Archives are online beginning in March, 1995. ...more>>

  28. The Insight Method of Teaching Math - Robert Frick
    How and why to teach math via mental models, as articulated by a cognitive psychologist who describes the "learning is memory" approach as "a disaster and a tragedy." See, in particular, Frick's sample problems: reverse arithmetic, expressing patterns, ...more>>

  29. 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>>

  30. The Interactive Mathematics Program (IMP) - Chicago, Univ. of Illinois
    A Model for Mathematics Education Reform. A four-year, problem based mathematics curriculum for high schools, to meet the needs of both college-bound and non-college-bound students. IMP is designed to replace the four-course sequence typical of most high ...more>>

  31. The International Netcourse Teacher Enhancement Coalition (INTEC) - The Concord Consortium
    An online professional development course that introduces inquiry-based teaching and learning to mathematics and science classrooms: network-based netcourses are designed to engage teachers in their own investigations, supplying skills, a knowledge of ...more>>

  32. Investigations in Number, Data, and Space (TERC) - Testbed for Collaboration, Eisenhower Regional Consortia
    A K-5 mathematics curriculum with four major goals: to offer students meaningful mathematical problems; emphasize depth in mathematical thinking rather than superficial exposure to a series of fragmented topics; communicate mathematics content and pedagogy ...more>>

  33. Kumon Math & Reading Centers
    Individualized, self-paced, mastery learning programs for math and reading, offered at the center or by correspondence. The Kumon method emphasizes practical skills rather than theoretical concepts and focuses on self-learning. Students receive daily ...more>>

  34. langer.kogut.math
    "One year, two math teachers in Boston decided to throw everything out the window and start from first principles. Here's what happened...." Blog posts, which date back to March, 2013, have included "An Illustrative Example -- Version Kogs/Whole Child" ...more>>

  35. Make it Happen! - Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
    An approach that aims to improve middle school education for students with diverse learning abilities. Interdisciplinary teams of teachers design and implement inquiry-based I-Search Units and integrate technology in meaningful ways to benefit students. ...more>>

  36. The Map is Not the Territory - Malke Rosenfeld
    Blog by a traditional percussive dancer (Appalachian style flatfooting and clogging and Canadian step dancing) who "teaches the math that directly relates to the process of making rhythm and patterns with the feet." Posts about the mathematics of percussive ...more>>

  37. Math Camp - Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
    For four weeks [in 1996], 98 students housed at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) mixed mathematics with field trips, tennis, swimming, volleyball, and a host of other activities. It was a unique summer camp that kept them busy listening to lectures, ...more>>

  38. 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>>

  39. 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>>

  40. Mathematical Connections - Whittle, Luoma; Dept. of Learning Support, Augusta State University
    "Exploring the Interplay Between Mathematics and the Humanities." A forum for exploring the interplay between mathematics and the humanities, including, but not limited to, the relationship between mathematics and the arts, anthropology, history, literature, ...more>>

  41. Math Out of the Box - Bill Moss
    A K-5 mathematics curriculum by the College of Engineering and Science at Clemson University, published by Carolina Biological Supply Company, Inc. Read about the learning cycle that Math Out of the Box uses to foster inquiry-based learning. See presentations, ...more>>

  42. Maths Outdoors - Juliet Robertson
    Blog posts from an education consultant "passionate about getting children outside." Posts on learning math outside with a kinesthetic emphasis, which date back to September, 2008, have included "Leaf Logic," "Investigating Right Angles with Sticks," ...more>>

  43. Mathworld - Matt Bowling
    The author developed this math story to act as a structure for the California second grade math curriculum. He finds it to be a big motivator to kids who are not usually interested in math. ...more>>

  44. The Nature of Mathematics - Ouida B. Kinzey; Kodak
    A description of how students created a mathematical slide show based on research projects. Colorado State Standard addressed: students develop number sense and use numbers and number relationships in problem-solving situations and communicate the reasoning ...more>>

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

  46. Project Based Learning Pathways - David Graser
    A blog about real life projects suitable for college math courses such as algebra, finite math, and business calculus. Most of these applied math projects include handouts, videos, and other resources for students, as well as a project letter. Graser, ...more>>

  47. Qwizdom
    Qwizdom's wireless handheld technologies and student response system let teachers instantly assess students' comprehension and identify their misconceptions and errors, in parallel, without having to facilitate multiple voices or single out "quiet" students. ...more>>

  48. Re-Inventing Fourth-Grade Mathematics - Jack J. Lopez; Kodak
    A series of four related activities through which students acquired a firm, active knowledge of some of the basic terminology of Euclidean geometry, learning the vocabulary for describing various geometric shapes and transformations. Students photographed ...more>>

  49. The Seaborg Center - C. Wozniak, Northern Michigan University
    The Glenn T. Seaborg Center for Teaching & Learning Science and Mathematics reflects Seaborg's belief that, in today's world, each citizen must have a solid base in the understanding of and appreciation for scientific concepts and the technology to ...more>>

  50. Sessions on Humanistic Math at the AMS/MAA Joint Meetings - The Math Forum
    The 1996 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Orlando, Florida featured presentations on the scholarship of humanistic mathematics. ...more>>


 
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