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  1. Learning and Mathematics - Math Forum
    Newsgroup discussions among mathematicians, math teachers, and students of educational psychology on the Math Forum's newsgroup geometry-pre-college, inspired by recent work on how students learn mathematics. With five related annotated bibliographies. 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. Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) - University of Pittsburgh
    A multidisciplinary research center whose mission is to understand and improve learning by children and adults in the organizational settings in which they live and work: schools, museums and other informal learning environments, and workplaces. Fields of research include: Processes of Learning; Learning in Schools and Museums; Policy research; Outreach and Implementation; Learning and Technology; and Learning and Work. more>>

  4. MathEduc Database - ZDM
    MathEduc (formerly MATHDI) is the only international reference database offering a world-wide overview of literature on research, theory and practice in mathematics education. MathEduc also covers education in computer science on the elementary level. The scope includes literature for all school levels up to university education, teacher education, general and vocational education. About 500 journals from all over the world are evaluated as well as books and teaching material. MathEduc is edited by Gesellschaft für Didaktik der Mathematik (GDM), The International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI), and Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe in cooperation with Editorial Unit Debrecen Zentralblatt MATH, Hungary; ERIC, USA; FIZ Bildung, Germany; GPNTP, Russia; Pädagogische Fakultät Karls-Universität Prague, Czechia; PUBLIMATH, France; SANU, Serbia; SEIEM, Spain. more>>

  5. 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' readiness; supporting the learning of those who teach, coach, and mentor teachers; and making available information and data about teaching and ways to support the development of skillful instructional practice." The organization runs a streaming seminar series as well as elementary mathematics laboratory class sessions, often taught by TeachingWorks' director Deborah Loewenberg Ball, dean of the University of Michigan School of Education. Download PDFs of conference presentations such as "Building a Practice-Focused Teaching" and "Great Teachers Aren't Born. They're Taught." TeachingWorks grew out of the Teacher Education Initiative (TEI) at the University of Michigan (U-M). more>>

  6. Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) - Math Forum
    The Math Forum's page of resources on the TIMSS study. Initial findings, NCTM response, and more. more>>

  7. TIMSS United States: International Mathematics and Science Study - U.S. TIMSS National Research Center, Michigan State University
    The Third International Mathematics and Science Study represents the most extensive investigation of mathematics and science education ever conducted. Approximately 50 countries participated in this comparative survey of education focusing upon 9-year-old and 13-year-old students, and students in their last year of secondary school. The US TIMSS site offers papers and publications, a newsletter, press releases, overheads, and the database files for the International Curriculum Analysis Database, which may be downloaded by country. more>>

  8. Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) - School of Education, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
    One of the oldest and largest education research centers in the world, providing an environment where some of the country's leading scholars conduct basic and applied education research. The WCER roster includes nearly two dozen research centers and projects currently investigating topics germane to education, including the Diversity in Mathematics Education (DiME) Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT), an integrated program to develop and enhance the instructional workforce from kindergarten through graduate school. more>>

  9. Writings from the MegaMath Project (MegaMath) - Casey, Fellows, Koblitz; Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Documents containing classroom materials and discussions of mathematics pedagogy. The Los Alamos workbook; Lessons for math teachers; An hour in the classroom; Literacy lessons and mathematics learning; Computer science in elementary school; Combinatorially based cryptography for children; Classroom structures for human development. more>>

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  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. 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. The Benezet Centre - Richard Hake & Sanjoy Mahajan
    In 1929, Louis Benezet tried an experiment, "abandoning all formal instruction in arithmetic below the seventh grade and concentrating on teaching the children to read, to reason, and to recite." The experiment was successful; this site includes Benezet's ...more>>

  4. Bridging The Gap - Nicora Placa
    Blog by a former elementary and middle school math teacher pursuing a Ph.D. in teaching and learning. Posts, which date back to April, 2013, have included "The subway ad that changed my life," "Transforming the Teaching Profession: It starts with RESPECT," ...more>>

  5. California Mathematics Council (CMC)
    A professional organization of educators dedicated to improving classroom instruction in mathematics at all levels. Goals: to foster excellence in school mathematics curricula and instructional programs, including assessment and evaluation; to promote ...more>>

  6. CAUSEweb - Dennis K. Pearl, Director
    The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE) collects, reviews, develops, and disseminates resources for members of the undergraduate statistics education community. Resources include lesson modules for lecturers; computer ...more>>

  7. Center for Complex Systems Research - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    A research group studying the phenomena of systems with a large flow, such as turbulence and information flow on the Internet. Includes an outline of current research projects and outreach programs (can researchers "resonate" with at-risk kids?). ...more>>

  8. Center for Proficiency in Teaching Mathematics
    Strengthening the system of professional education that supports teachers of mathematics throughout their careers. The Center for Proficiency in Teaching Mathematics (CPTM) worked with teacher educators from 2- and 4-year higher education institutions, ...more>>

  9. The Center for Talented Youth (CTY) - The Johns Hopkins University
    A university-based initiative that promotes the academic experience of children with "extraordinary mathematical ability" worldwide. Links include opportunities for homeschoolers, summer and academic year educational opportunities, distance learning, ...more>>

  10. Center for the Development of Teaching (CDT) - Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
    A research and development center whose goal is to learn how teachers' practice can be transformed to support students' construction of knowledge. Currently focusing on mathematics and science teaching, the Center carries out research and action projects ...more>>

  11. Changing the Way We Teach Math - Kate Nonesuch
    This document is a manual for teaching basic math to adults. It sets out some "best practices" from the literature, then outlines some difficulties instructors may face in implementing them, and makes suggestions for overcoming those difficulties. There ...more>>

  12. Chris Fenwick's mathematics education (self-organised reading-to-learn) research and teaching page - Chris Fenwick
    Research material on mathematics education, from the perspective of a teacher of A-level mathematics students. ...more>>

  13. 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>>

  14. A comprehension tool for mathematics?: the Math Forum @ Drexel's Online Mentoring Guide - Renninger, Ray, Luft, and Newton
    Two studies of the Math Forum's Online Mentoring Guide (OMG) address whether and how online comprehension tools might support mathematics learning. In Study 1, the culture of the preservice teachers' (PTs') mathematics classroom and their work with the ...more>>

  15. Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences (CBMS)
    The Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences is an umbrella organization consisting of sixteen professional societies all of which have as one of their primary objectives the increase or diffusion of knowledge in one or more of the mathematical sciences. ...more>>

  16. Count Me In - Jo-Anne LeFevre, Director
    Research on the effects of culture and language on pre-school children's ability to learn to count and complete other early numeracy tasks. Participants include Turkish, Chinese and English speakers. Publications from the team of researchers from Carleton ...more>>

  17. 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>>

  18. 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>>

  19. CRUME'S First Volume - What Will Mathematicians Think? - Research Sampler: John and Annie Selden, Eds.
    A description of the first volume of Research in Collegiate Mathematics Education, first in a series of annual volumes (CMBS Issues in Mathematics Education, Vol. 4, 1994), in Undergraduate Mathematics Education Trends, January 1995. ...more>>

  20. 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>>

  21. Departamento de Didáctica de la Matemática - Universidad de Granada
    The University of Granada's Department of Mathematics Instruction features research groups, each with bibliographies of downloadable publications and other resources, on numerical thinking (pensamiento numérico), statistics education (educación ...more>>

  22. Department of Science & Mathematics Education: Research and Development - Univ. of Melbourne, Australia
    Read faculty research and learn about their projects and interests: children's understanding of statistical and probabilistic concepts; the negotiation of meaning in mathematics & science classrooms (The Classroom Project); the expression of algorithms ...more>>

  23. The Drills To Play - Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny
    An exploration of a detail found at the beginning of Kurt Godel's biography by John Dawson, how repetition and practice constitute an integral and necessary part of the learning process; that, by implication, one first conceives an idea, then proves it ...more>>

  24. Dynamic Geometry - Goldenberg, Scher; Education Development Center, Inc.
    To understand how students construct mathematical ideas in "Dynamic Geometry" environments (tools like Geometer's Sketchpad and Cabri), one needs clear characterizations of the mathematical "raw materials" embodied in the software and how students use ...more>>

  25. Early Algebra, Early Arithmetic - TERC and Tufts University
    The Early Algebra Project examines young learners as they express general relationships among numbers and quantities through written notation, tables, and diagrams. Download PDFs of class materials such as lesson plans and student worksheets; discuss ...more>>

  26. Early Mathematics Education Project - Erikson Institute
    "A solid early introduction to the 'big ideas' in mathematics can help a child succeed in school later on...." Read about Erikson Institute's teacher education workshops for foundational math, pedagogical research on the whole teacher approach by Jie-Qi ...more>>

  27. Ed Laughbaum, Ohio State University
    Research papers include Developmental Algebra with Function as the Underlying Theme; Graphing Technology - Tool of Choice for Teaching Developmental Mathematics; Using Data to Promote Mathematical Understanding; Sharp Corners, Rates of Change, Systems ...more>>

  28. Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) - Stanford University Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI)
    Multimedia computer-based courses in a variety of subjects, including mathematics and physics, for bright students of all grades, offered through the Stanford Continuing Studies Program. EPGY also researches computer-based distance learning instruction ...more>>

  29. The Elementary Pre-service Teachers Mathematics Project - Suzanne Chapin, Principal Investigator
    Improving pre-service elementary teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT). The Elementary Pre-service (EMP) Teachers Mathematics Project has developed dozens of lessons and corresponding support materials — including video, PowerPoint ...more>>

  30. Encouraging Mathematical Thinking, Discourse around a Rich Problem - Math Forum: Bridging Research and Practice Group (BRAP)
    This videopaper by the Math Forum's Bridging Research and Practice Group (BRAP) of teacher practitioners and Math Forum Staff opens a conversation around the use of discourse as a basis for encouraging students' mathematical thinking and supporting teachers' ...more>>

  31. ERIC Digests - Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)
    Digests are short reports on topics of prime current interest in education, targeted specifically for teachers, administrators, policymakers, and other practitioners, but generally useful to the broad educational community. Each offers an overview of ...more>>

  32. Ethnography at the Math Forum [PDF file] - Wesley Shumar
    A discussion of the author's research on teacher communities, networking, and professional development online through the Math Forum, and techniques used to study them. ...more>>

  33. Evaluating Long-Term Student Effects and Teacher Inservice Needs for Dissemination of the Interactive Mathematics Program (IMP) - Norman Webb
    Abstract of a report to the NSF by Norman Webb. The IMP curriculum integrates the four years of mathematics traditionally presented as separate courses in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and precalculus, and exposes students to concepts derived from ...more>>

  34. Focus on Mathematics - Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Boston University
    Focus on Mathematics (FoM) seeks to "improve student achievement by providing mathematics teachers with the content knowledge and skills valuable in their profession." FoM programs have included math expos and math fairs of student research projects; ...more>>

  35. 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>>

  36. Gateways to Advanced Mathematical Thinking (GAMT) - Michelle Manes; Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
    The goal of this project is to research the ways in which high school and college mathematics students come to acquire flexible understandings of essential concepts needed for analytic and algebraic thinking. Integral to this research effort is the development ...more>>

  37. High-Quality Mathematics Instruction: What Teachers Should Know - The IRIS Center
    Click through descriptions of standards-based curricula, evidence-based strategies, and effective practices for math teachers. See, in particular, the "Perspectives & Resources" module for questions and answers such as "What is high-quality mathematics ...more>>

  38. Horizon Research, Inc.
    A private research firm located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, that specializes in work related to science and mathematics education. Recent project include Looking Inside the Classroom, A Study of K-12 Mathematics and Science Education in the United ...more>>

  39. How Students Learn: History, Math, and Science in the Classroom - M. Suzanne Donovan and John D. Bransford, National Academies Press
    A volume that uses the latest research on cognition, teaching, and learning to address the practical questions that confront every classroom teacher. Leading educators explain in detail how they developed successful curricula and teaching approaches, ...more>>

  40. How-to Series - ERIC/AE; Bruce Thompson, Texas A&M Univ.
    This is a set of on-line, full-text books and booklets addressing practical evaluation, research, measurement, and statistical issues. The series started as a joint project of ERIC/AE and Bruce Thompson, Texas A&M University. We have since added other ...more>>

  41. How to Succeed in College Mathematics - Richard Dahlke
    A study and reference book based on the notion that "learning is best achieved when student and instructor roles are mutually supportive and based on sound learning principles." Drawing on educational psychology, pedagogical research, learning technologies, ...more>>

  42. The impact of dynamic geometry software on learning - Bryan Dye; MathsNet
    A paper that aims to measure the impact of use of dynamic geometry software on learning via the Internet; to compare various software packages, for example: Geometer's sketchpad, Cinderella, and Cabri-Geometre; and to measure the impact of "home learning" ...more>>

  43. The Impact of the Math Forum's Problem(s) of the Week on Students' Mathematical Thinking - K. Ann Renninger, Laura Farra, and Claire Feldman-Riordan
    Article in PDF format. Presented at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences 2000. ...more>>

  44. Impressions from ICME-9 - Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny
    Statistics on attendance (by country) at the International Congress on Mathematics Education held in Tokyo, Japan in August, and impressions of talks on the state of mathematics education in the year 2000. According to Mogens Niss (Denmark) who gave the ...more>>

  45. Improving Measurement and Geometry in Elementary Schools (IMAGES) - Research for Better Schools (RBS)
    Information and resources designed to help teachers develop a deeper understanding of geometry and measurement concepts and to assist in designing meaningful instruction for elementary students. Topics addressed include: cognitive and developmental issues; ...more>>

  46. Information Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) - Education Development Center, Inc.
    The ITEST program funds projects that provide opportunities for both school-age children and teachers to build the skills and knowledge needed to advance their study and to function and contribute in a technologically rich society. The ITEST program also ...more>>

  47. Institute for Learning - University of Pittsburgh
    Research-based curriculum, tools, and professional development designed to build the capacity of teachers, administrators, and systems to provide students with high quality instruction and learning opportunities. See especially What We Know, Principles ...more>>

  48. Institute for Mathematics and Education - The Arizona Board of Regents
    The Institute for Mathematics and Education (IM&E) supports local, national, and international projects in mathematics education that "focus on both the mathematics and the students, can be applied to current needs, build on existing knowledge, and are ...more>>

  49. Institute for Mathematics and Science Education - The Learning Sciences Research Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago
    The Institute for Mathematics and Science Education (IMSE) promotes efforts at the University of Illinois at Chicago to improve precollege and undergraduate education in math and science. Read about the development of curricula such as Math Trailblazers, ...more>>

  50. Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy (ISAL) - Penn State University, College of Education
    ISAL stresses the importance of connecting research to improving practice. Resources include software, publications, consulting services, and Web links. ...more>>

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