 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 "threestep programme
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 A Mathematician's Musings  Ethan Weker
Blog by a Menlo Park (CA) teacher of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and precalculus. Posts, which date back to September, 2014, have included "When We Make Math Look Too Easy"; "Math as a Historically Collaborative Effort"; "When Plans Go Awry"; "Brainstorming
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 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
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 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',
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 Math for Grownups  Laura Laing
From the author of the book by the same title. Laing, a "selfproclaimed 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:
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 MathFour  Bon Crowder
Articles, interviews of fellow mathematician parents, narrated videos of paperandpen math techniques, and other resources for homeschooling and afterschooling parents. Crowder, an instructional strategist by day, seeks to get parents to feel "comfortable
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 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 (CDROMs), and related links.
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 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
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 mathontheedge  Sarah Caban
Blog by a K12 math coach from Maine who shares "... excerpts from lessons where teachers and students arrive at the edge of what they understand. I invite you to comment. What do you notice? What would you do next? How would you push the edge?" Posts,
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 The Maths Magpie
"Loving shiny teaching resources and ideas  mathematical or otherwise." Blog posts, which date back to July, 2013, have included "What students see versus what the examiner sees," "Maths Vocabulary activities," "Posters for BODMAS / BIDMAS Misconception,"
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 Math Teacher Mambo  Shireen Dadmehr
Blog by a veteran high school teacher in Texas. Posts, which date back to January, 2005, have included "TAKS TAKS TAKS," "English Practice in Math Class," "Fraction Song," "Reviewing Angst," "Spaghetti Sine Curves," "Blocks & Pieces," "Memory Wheel,"
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 Math  Teaching Channel
Browse and search Teaching Channel's video showcase of inspiring and effective math teaching practices in America's schools. Topics include class culture, engagement, differentiation, collaboration, "new teachers," and Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
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 Math with Bad Drawings  Ben Orlin
Blog by a high school teacher in Oakland, California, "about the things I like [and] also about the things I can't do," in the hopes that their "juxtaposition captures the contradictory state of the teacher, of the mathematician." Posts "owning up to
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 The Math Wizard  Susan Kennison
A book on teaching and learning math from the top down instead of the bottom up. Kennison contends that this approach is crucial to spreading numeracy, and catching those students who otherwise fall through the cracks into thinking they can't do math.
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 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 &
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 The Median Isn't the Message  Stephen Jay Gould
A personal story of statistics and "stretching the truth with numbers"; according to Steve Dunn, "the wisest, most humane thing ever written about cancer and statistics. It is the antidote both to those who say that, 'the statistics
don't matter,' and
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 Metacognition (Learning and Mathematics)  Alan Schoenfeld; Math Forum
In his 1987 book, Cognitive science and mathematics education, Schoenfeld wrote a chapter called "What's all the fuss about metacognition?" in response to a challenge from mathematicians (among them Joe Crosswhite, Henry Pollak, Anna Henderson, and Steve
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 Michael Serra
From the author of Discovering Geometry: An Investigative Approach and Smart Moves: the Games and Puzzles series; videos such as DG Investigations and "How to Teach Math Anxiety"; articles and handouts on cooperative learning; speaking engagements and
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 More Meaningful Math  Monika Schwarze
An international project to motivate students ages 12 to 16 with problems that show the importance of mathematics in real life and related to other subjects, and to enrich their teachers' methodology. Browse the file archive of freely downloadable documents
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 Musings from Mrs. Galvan  Regan Galvan
Blog of "thoughts on teaching math and on promoting social, emotional wellness among my students and colleagues" by a selfdescribed fan of students creating digital portfolios in math. Posts, which date back to February, 2013, have included "Geometry
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 NativeNet
Public discussions designed to promote dialogue and understanding regarding indigenous peoples of all parts of the world. NativeNet hosts a number of conversations on education; one topic discussed in October, 1996 was Teaching Mathematics and Native
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 NewtonsWindow.com  Suzanne Sutton
For students, families, teachers, and homeschoolers as they learn and teach math. NewtownsWindow.com offers math challenge excursions online, summer learning activities, and educational gifts and ideas. With suggestions for reinforcing concepts at home,
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 Number Loving Beagle  Megan Schmidt
Blog by a high school teacher in Minnesota who also serves as the head of her math department. Posts, which date back to September, 2013, have included "Aha for patient problem solving"; "Creating Mathematically Curious Students"; "A Speedy Makeover for
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 Numbers Made Meaningful™  Naomi Halpern, TSI Productions
A collection of number literacy stories and games that gives preK children meaningful, tangible contexts to help them make sense of the abstract world of number symbols. Zero & Friends teaches children the names, personalities, values and relationships
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 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,"
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 one good thing
Blog by a group of "dedicated, fascinated, hardworking, inspiring" secondary teachers who believe that "every day may not be good, but every day there is (at least) one good thing worth sharing. Here are our stories." Posts, which date back to January,
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 OnlineCollegePrep.com  Robert Hackworth
Distance learning courses in reading, writing, math, and study skills. A free online arithmetic course is available for adults needing help to prepare for precollege and collegelevel math instruction. A real instructor instructs and leads the course.
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 Pairing Like Students for Perseverance in Problem Solving  Marie Hogan
Article about how one particular duo of eighth grade PreAlgebra students, paired by ability level, overcame a contentious start to work together and "reach new heights of problemsolving proficiency." Originally published in the March, 2013, issue of
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 Pat Kenschaft's Home Page  Patricia Clark Kenschaft, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Montclair State University
From the host of the weekly callin talk radio show, Math Medley (19982004): links to her books, such as Mathematics for Human Suvival, Winning Women into Mathematics, and Math Power: How to Help Your Child Love Math Even If You Don't, the first book
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 powersfulmath  Brooke Powers
Blog by a Kentucky middle school teacher sharing "some of the ways I try and bring math to life for my students." Posts, which date back to February, 2014, have included "Standards Based Grading When You Can't Really Standards Based Grade," "Why I Always
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 Productive Struggle
Group blog, with most contributions by secondary math and science teachers, that aims to "push teachers to learn in the same way that we push our students to learn" and "work together to make our struggles productive." Posts, which date back to March,
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 Professor Freedman's Math Help  Ellen Freedman
A mixture of sound, animation, humor and personal advice dealing with math anxiety for the adult student and community college learner. The site includes tutorial lessons, math assignments, study skills tips, information on learning styles, an online
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 Reason and Wonder  Michael Fenton
Blog by a Fresno (California) junior high and high school mathematics teacher. Posts, which date back to March, 2013, have included "Estimation 180 Rocks"; "Quadratics Matching Activity, Take 2"; "Solved the Student Engagement Problem Yet? Me Neither";
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 Rebecca Newburn
Links to this California teacher's Math 7 blog, and to her professional blog, a "fusion of best teaching practices, integrating technology and increasing compassion in and outside of the classroom." See also Newburn's select compilation of explanations,
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 Recipes for Pi  Anna Weltman
Blog born partly "out of a mixture of enthusiasm and anger about the ways that the world learns and shares math." Posts, which date back to February, 2012, have included "Tinker, Tinker, Algebra Student"; "Beauty Is a Math Art Class"; "The Mathematics
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 Reflections in the Plane  Bridget Dunbar
Blog by an instructional resource teacher in a middle school in Maryland. Dunbar describes herself as having "loved math my entire life" and a person who does not "remember having a bad teacher — only teachers who made me love math more. I even
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 Reflections of a Techie  Marsha Ratzel
Reflections "on using 21st century technologies to amplify learning," as blogged by a selfdescribed nerd who teachers middle grades math. Posts, which date back to July, 2003, have included "Finding the Little Truths of Math"; "Rational numbers need
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 ReLearning To Teach  Justin Aion
Blog by an eighth grade teacher who "decided that I want to be a better educator. These are my exploits and thoughts as I strive to rediscover my passion and purpose." Posts, which date back to August, 2013, have included "Problem Solving, Vocab and Frustration";
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 The Republic of Mathematics  Gary E. Davis
The Republic of Mathematics™ was founded "to promote happy and productive mathematical experiences for all learners, democratize the learning and teaching of mathematics, and help empower students and teachers in their engagement with mathematics."
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 Resource Room (Math Central)  University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
French version: Centre de ressources. A service of Math Central that allows mathematics educators to share resources having to do with math teaching. Submissions are stored in a database that can be browsed by educational level and curriculum strand,
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 Rice University School Mathematics Project (RUSMP)  Wells, Papakonstantinou; Rice University Center for Education
A project established to serve as a bridge between the Rice University mathematics research community and Houston area mathematics teachers. It sponsors a variety of professional development workshops, fosters reform efforts, encourages the effective
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 Sara VanDerWerf
Blog by a longtime teacher of secondary mathematics in the Minneapolis Public Schools and past president of the Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM). VanDerWerf spent several years leading mathematics at the district office and curates
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 Science Daily: Research Shows Homework Does Boost Academic Achievement; but Overemphasizing Grades and Performance May Lead to Cheating  American Psychological Association
This article, from the ScienceDaily Magazine site, describes an investigation into the effect of homework and grade emphasis on academic achievement of students and selfreported rates of cheating.
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 SCORE! Educational Centers
An educational and entertaining site for parents and educators, with helpful articles on motivating and communicating with K8 kids, questions and answers, handson activities, interactive message boards, and a store.
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 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'
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 Singapore Math  Yan Kow Cheong
News and updates on Singapore Math from Cheong, a math coach, writer, editor, and life member of the Singapore Mathematical Society (SMS) and the Association of Mathematics Educators (AME) whose author credits include "Mathematical Quickies & Trickies."
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 Some Things I've Written  Jennifer Gutbezahl
Research from the author's doctoral studies in social psychology. Gutbezahl's dissertation focused on how attributions for success and failure in mathematics affect how well students do in math class: "How Negative Expectancies and Attitudes Undermine
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 The Space Between the Numbers  Breedeen Murray
Blog by a math teacher and writer "about how these two aspects are inextricably linked together in my own person, and maybe in yours, too." Posts, which date back to June, 2010, have included "PinkSlip to Private School," "SBG, Hold the G," "A Different
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 square root of negative one teach math  Amy Gruen
Blog by a high school math teacher in Kansas. Posts, which date back to December, 2010, have included "Stations Review and Practice," "The Loop for Logs," "My Thoughts On Homework," "Everyone Failed (and What's Up With Probability?)," "Visualizing Volumes,"
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 Susan C. Levine  The University of Chicago
Biography, courses, and more about Levine, the codirector of the Center for Early Childhood Research. Her freely downloadable articles include "Early puzzle play: A predictor of preschoolers' mental rotation skill"; "The role of parents and teachers
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