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  1. Academic Exchange Quarterly
    The Academic Exchange Quarterly invites research on affective learning issues such as persistence, self-confidence, attitudes, anxiety, assessment, intervention, and pedagogy. Submissions are welcome from researchers, teacher action researchers, administrators and graduate students, as well as others engaged directly in teaching at the K-16 levels. Regular submission deadline is any time until the end of February 2004. All accepted submissions will be published in the Summer issue, June 2004. more>>

  2. Girls' Attitudes, Self-Expectations, and Performance in Math - Michelle Maraffi; Math Forum
    For those concerned about girls' negative attitudes and expectations in the study of mathematics who want to improve and increase girls' performance and learning in math: an annotated bibliography of articles and studies designed to give teachers and parents insight into the ways in which they can improve girls' attitudes and performance in math. (See also a short bibliography containing books on this subject from the Math Forum's Ask Dr. Math archives: Increasing Women's Participation in Math.) more>>


 
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  1. AngryMath - Daniel R. Collins
    Blog by an adjunct math lecturer at Kingsborough Community College who believes that "Math is a battle. It is a battle that feels like it must be fought ...," and for whom "math isn't beautiful or fun, but it is powerful, and that's what we need from ...more>>

  2. Basic Math Concepts and Fundamentals - R. H. Logan
    A series of readings and practice problem activities designed to alleviate "math anxiety," for those planning to take a science course but uncertain about the math preparation. Includes lessons and practice problems. The topics covered are especially ...more>>

  3. Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had - Tracy Zager
    Blog by a math teacher in Maine. Posts, which date back to October, 2014, have included "The Structure of Popovers," "Elementary Teachers as Math Learners," "Making Sense," "The Same Amount of Tall," and "Maya and Daphne Find Math in Their World." ...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. The Biggest Story Problem - Scott Laidlaw and Jennifer Harris, Imagine Education
    This independent documentary examines the "sudden drop in math scores and competency seen as students in the U.S. transition from primary to secondary schools." The film interweaves the stories of former teacher Scott Laidlaw, those participating in a ...more>>

  6. The Calculus Hater's Home Page - Jacob Walker
    A forum for people made miserable by calculus. Complaints, links to personal pages, and calculus humor pages. Includes links to helpful calculus resources on the Web. ...more>>

  7. Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
    An independent policy and research center improving teaching and learning. See in particular Quantway® and Statway®, the foundation's developmental math pathways for community college. ...more>>

  8. Center for Advancement of Learning: Learning Strategies Database - Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio
    Database of background information, purposes and advantages of various strategies, and descriptions of specific strategies themselves. Subject-specific strategies, including math, and a variety of general purpose strategies are available. ...more>>

  9. Characteristics of Gifted Children: Articles and Research - Carolyn K., Hoagies' Gifted Education Page
    Articles and reports on characteristics of gifted children: perfectionism, sensitivity, social skills and emotional skills, underachievement, and visual-spatial learning. ...more>>

  10. Cognition Learning and Development Lab - Nicole McNeil, University of Notre Dame
    The Cognition Learning and Development (CLAD) Lab studies how children think, learn, and solve math problems, in pursuit of the mechanisms involved in the development of quantitative reasoning, symbolic understanding, and problem solving. What basic cognitive ...more>>

  11. Color Mathematics - Erwin Gelber
    High school math software for algebra, geometry, and vectors - includes a graphic calculator, an equation solver, and more. Uses a color system for improved memory. ...more>>

  12. Computerorientierter Mathematikunterricht zur Diskussion - Christian Wagenknecht
    Computer-oriented Math Teaching. Lernen und Lehren mit dem Computer. Theory and practice with the computer. A paper in German by Wagenknecht on computers and math teaching; integrating the computer into the classroom; impediments (fear of computers, reluctance ...more>>

  13. Coping With Math Anxiety - B. Sidney Smith, Wendy Hageman Smith; Math Academy Online/Platonic Realms
    A "mini-text" concerning the potentially disabling fear of math. This site defines math anxiety, discusses its social and educational roots, addresses some widespread myths about math and learning math, and deals with possible strategies for overcoming ...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. Daniel Willingham
    From the author of Why Don't Students Like School? and When Can You Trust the Experts? (subtitled: "How to tell good science from bad in education"). See, in particular, Willingham's articles, such as "Why transfer is hard," "Why students remember or ...more>>

  16. Dave's Mathematics, Education, Philosophy and Chreods Server - Dave Wilson
    Searchable math and mathematics education resources: an archive of preservice teachers' essays, the Teaching and Learning Enquiry Group, Chreods, a journal covering math education, and other writings. ...more>>

  17. Don't Hate No Math - Elio Motella
    Advice for students, parents, and teachers. The document called "Lecture" includes sections such as "The causes of your troubles," "It's called metacognition," and "Mental models and propositional representations"; see in particular Part D, titled "An ...more>>

  18. Drawing on Math - Tina Cardone
    Blog by a public high school math teacher in Massachusetts who has participated in Boston University's PROMYS and the Institute of Advanced Studies' PCMI. Posts, which date back to August, 2011, have included "End of Year Reflections: Geometry Favorite ...more>>

  19. Explorations in Math
    A non-profit organization with a mission to build a sustainable math culture in elementary school communities. Based in Seattle, Washington, Explorations in Math (EIM) pursues goals such as "creating confidence and excitement for math in young children" ...more>>

  20. The Exponential Curve - Dan Greene
    A blog by a math teacher at Downtown College Prep charter high school (San Jose, California), where the students "... are primarily Latino, are far below grade level in their math and reading skills, and will be the first in their families to go to college. ...more>>

  21. Fail Early and Often - Andy Pethan
    Blog by a Rochester (Minnesota) teacher. Posts, which date back to December, 2013, have included "Mindset on failure," "Moneyballing employee hiring," "Cutting down feedback cycles," "Seeking in the MTBoS," and "TMC folks like to play." Pethan also offers ...more>>

  22. Finding Ways to Nguyen Students Over - Fawn Nguyen
    Nguyen blogs mostly about her teaching middle school math. Posts, which date back to November, 2011, have included "Teaching 101 -- How I Got Like This," "Puzzles and Brainteasers, Set 11," "Pi Day Activities," "Always Sometimes Never," "Using Excel for ...more>>

  23. Five Twelve Thirteen - Dylan Kane
    Blog by an eighth grade math teacher in Boston. Posts, which date back to October, 2012, have included "Assessment & Rigor," "Pythagorean Triples Function," "Construct Viable Arguments and Critique the Reasoning of Others," "Guatemalan Sinkhole," "Problem ...more>>

  24. 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>>

  25. Gardner's Multiple Intelligences - Po-Ching Wang; the Key School
    Howard Gardner, a Harvard psychologist, won a MacArthur Foundation genius grant in 1981. In his 1983 book Frames of Mind Gardner attacks the notion of generalized intelligence, identifying instead seven intelligences or areas of intellectual competence. ...more>>

  26. 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>>

  27. 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>>

  28. 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>>

  29. Infinite Tangents - Ashli Black
    This "secondary mathematics education podcast for teachers," begun in March, 2013, invites other high school math teachers to respond to prompts such as "How do you start your teaching day?" and "What would you like to get done in the times between classes?" ...more>>

  30. International Society for Mathematical and Computational Aesthetics (IS-MCA) - Prof. Michael Leyton, President (USA)
    IS-MCA is concerned with high-level formal research into the structure of art works, as well as the role of aesthetics in computer-aided design, scientific reasoning, software engineering, etc. The society is a division of the International Society ...more>>

  31. Jean Marie Linhart
    Courses taught, outreach activities, teaching statement and philosophy, and more from this Lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin. See, in particular, Linhart's web page on Success at Math, a PDF of her Mathematical Models of a Zombie Outbreak ...more>>

  32. Jo Boaler
    From the author of What's Math Got to Do with It?: How Parents and Teachers Can Help Children Learn to Love Their Least Favorite Subject. Watch a YouTube clip of Boaler teach using Inquiry Based Learning method, or click through her presentation entitled ...more>>

  33. K-12 Multimedia Math Education - Sparkle Productions
    Software and research: reports and articles are available, with print and web references and resources, in the Motivation and Learning Center, which provides suggestions for parents on increasing their child's intrinsic desire to learn. Their math materials ...more>>

  34. The K-12 View from Oregon - Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
    Comments by Sir Roger Penrose, Ivars Peterson, Ralph Abraham, and Keith Devlin at an Oct. 2 1997 "Math Summit" on the question: "Outline what you think is important in a mathematics education to prepare students for life in the next millennium." Education ...more>>

  35. 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>>

  36. Latest posts from Math - Teach For Us
    Math teacher blogs from the "network connecting Teach For America (TfA) corps members and alumni who share their stories about ensuring an excellent education for all children." Posts, dating back to July, 2006, have included "what do I need to do to ...more>>

  37. LD Online, the interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children
    A vast array of information on topics within the area of learning disabilities, LD In-Depth offers articles, research findings, and useful forums, including an area specifically devoted to dyscalculia, or learning disorders in math. See also 10 Tips ...more>>

  38. Learning Strategies Database: Content-Specific Learning Strategies for Mathematics - Center for Advancement of Learning, Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio
    Database of background information, purposes and advantages of various strategies, and descriptions of specific strategies themselves. Includes general tips and suggestions, information organization, substitution and memory strategies. ...more>>

  39. Les facteurs humains dans l'enseignement et la formation d'adultes - Jacques Nimier
    Mathematical mental representations; defense mechanisms against mathematics; recorded interviews with students and teachers. About motivation and anxiety. Thèmes divers: l'enseignement, la formation, les mathématiques, la psychologie, la ...more>>

  40. Mark Wahl Math Learning/Teaching Resources
    Math methods and activity books written by Mark Wahl for teachers, homeschoolers and parents (especially grades 3-9), as well as information on Wahl's customized teacher or parent workshops and conferences, and some math and education links. Specialties: ...more>>

  41. Math and Sciences Study Skills & Overcoming Test Anxiety Homepage - Cynthia Arem
    FAQs for those who are studying physics, chemistry, biology or mathematics and who wish to use more efficient, effective learning strategies, or those who get too anxious and tend to panic on tests. How can I improve my math study skills? What's the best ...more>>

  42. Math Attack: How to Reduce Math Anxiety in the Classroom, at Work and in Everyday Personal Use - Marilyn Curtain-Phillips
    A book with related card game and professional development. The book presents strategies for dealing with "math anxiety" and math phobias, in particular for those planning to teach mathematics at the introductory or high school level. Contents include ...more>>

  43. Math Ed Podcast - Samuel Otten
    "Conversations with math ed researchers": listen to interviews with mathematics education researchers about their recent journal articles and the research studies behind them. Hosted since November, 2012, by Samuel Otten, a professor of mathematics education ...more>>

  44. The Mathematical Brain - Brian Butterworth
    From his book The Mathematical Brain, Butterworth freely offers chapter ten, titled "From fear of fractions to the joy of maths." The sample chapter also includes a test to assess whether you think like a mathematician, and Butterworth's "three-step programme ...more>>

  45. Mathematics and Motivation - Liza Ewen; Math Forum
    An annotated bibliography offering a collection of articles, chapters and Math Forum discussions that begin to address how student motivation affects mathematics learning and instruction. The question of how to motivate students in the classroom has become ...more>>

  46. Mathetics (Learning and Mathematics) - Seymour Papert; Math Forum
    In Chapters 5, 6, and 7 of his 1993 book, The Children's Machine, Papert examines the art of learning, a topic that he contends has been widely ignored by educational researchers and practitioners. In Chapter 5 he introduces the concept of 'mathetics', ...more>>

  47. Math for Grownups - Laura Laing
    From the author of the book by the same title. Laing, a "self-proclaimed math evangelist," has blogged since May, 2011: "Math Secret #1: There’s More Than One Way to Skin a Math Problem," "Math at Work Monday: Kim the Copywriter," "Math at Work Monday: ...more>>

  48. MathFour - Bon Crowder
    Articles, interviews of fellow mathematician parents, narrated videos of paper-and-pen math techniques, and other resources for homeschooling and afterschooling parents. Crowder, an instructional strategist by day, seeks to get parents to feel "comfortable ...more>>

  49. Math Matters - Math Matters
    The goal of Math Matters is to help students develop a solid math foundation and prevent math anxiety. 7 M's of math (myths, memory, models, metaphor, meta learning, multimedia, miracles), brain research, MM software (CD-ROMs), and related links. ...more>>

  50. 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>>


 
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