 Ralph A. Raimi Homepage  Ralph A. Raimi
The University of Rochester Professor Emeritus' notes on math education and nontechnical
writings with a mathematics theme include Whatever became of the New Math?; Have we forgotten the value of memory?, a comment on the New York Regents' Bexamination
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 Reactions to NCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics: Discussion Draft  University of Maryland
Math education graduate students' reactions to the NCTM's Standards 2000 draft. Each paper is accompanied by a brief abstract summarizing the content of the longer paper, which either takes exception to something written in the draft, develops a strong
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 The Recovering Traditionalist  Christina Tondevold
Blog by a "former middle school math teacher who learned, and taught, math the traditional way. That was until I realized that many of my students did not learn math the same way I did. So, I embarked on a journey to increase my understanding of mathematics
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 Reflections on Holes in Graphs and Reasoning  Zach Cresswell
Blog by a Michigan teacher of AP Calculus, Precalculus, and Algebra II who has taken graduate courses such as "Creativity in Teaching & Learning." Posts, which date back to May, 2013, have included "Trying a bit of '3 Act Math'"; "Multiple Methods for
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 REL Network
The network of ten Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs), serving geographic regions that span the nation, works to ensure that those involved in educational improvement at the local, state, and regional levels have access to the best available information
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 A Revolution in One Classroom: The Case of Mrs. Oublier  David K. Cohen
This journal article, which "probes the relationship between instructional policy and teaching practice," considers one California teacher's response to the state's mid1980s mandate to replace mechanical memorization with mathematical understanding:
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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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 Right Brained Math  Brandon Price
"Searching for divergence and creativity in all that mathy stuff." Price teaches algebra, geometry, statistics, and robotics at Austin's Khabele School, an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. His blog, which dates back to March, 2013, has
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 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. PacMan?"
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 The Roles of Interest and Mathematical Beliefs in Preservice Teachers' Learning to Mentor Online [PDF]  Ray & Renninger
Paper presented as part of a symposium, American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. A study of preservice teachers working with the Math Forum's Online Mentoring Guide.
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 Russian School of Mathematics
An afterschool math enrichment program "based on the best practices of advanced math schools in Russia and Europe and adapted to the US educational environment." Cofounded in 1997 by Inessa Rifkin and Irina Khavinson — who recall that, in the
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 Scaling Up Innovative Practices in Mathematics and Science  Carpenter et al.
Download a PDF of a research report that clarifies the meaning of the phrase "learning with understanding," describes the nature of successful professional development, and outlines how to scale successful practices. The research by Thomas P. Carpenter,
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 SchooltoWork (STW)  National STW Learning and Information Center
A system to prepare youth for the high wage, high skill careers of today's and tomorrow's global economy. Using federal seed money, States and their partnerships design the schooltowork system that makes the most sense for them. There is no single model.
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 SERVE
An education organization promoting and supporting the continuous improvement of educational opportunities for all learners in the Southeast United States. SERVE provides resources, services, and products in the program areas of assessment, accountability,
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 Show Your Thinking  Annie Forest
Blog by an instructional specialist in Illinois "passionate about giving all students an equitable math education, making thinking visible, purposeful tech, and teacher collaboration and reflection." Posts, which date back to October, 2013, have included
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 Sine of the Times: Dividing the Universe by Zero  Colin Graham
A collection of thoughts on math by an "eternal student" with an "eclectic educational background." Posts, which date back to June, 2010, have included "Creative ways of integrating more water in the body," "My first online manipulative  virtual origami,"
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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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 SINUS transfer  University of Bayreuth
Spurred by the outcome of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), Germany launched a nationwide "model programme for increasing efficiency in mathematics and science education." Between 1998 and 2007, more than 1800 of the
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 Some Materials for the Graduate Algebra Course  E. Lee Lady; University of Hawaii
Syllabus, course notes, and various proofs, in PDF, PostScript and dvi format. The course assumes that students know about groups, rings, and vector spaces, and covers all the topics in algebra commonly used by analysts and topologists, such as commutative
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 Survey of the Classes of 1997 Concerning Their High School Math Programs and How Well These Programs Prepared Them for College Math  Gregory F. Bachelis
A Bloomfield Hills School District (BHSD; Oakland County, Michigan) survey comparing the college performances of high school students with differing high school math programs, particularly in response to the the advent of the CorePlus Mathematics Project
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 The Teacher as Facilitator  Classroom Compass
The spring 1994 issue of Classroom Compass, Working for Reform, looks at the idea of teacher as facilitator  a basic part of the reformed classroom. Two classroom activities (one for young children, Mud Slide, the other for later grades, Stream Works)
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 The Teaching Gap  Stigler, Hiebert
A site supporting a book by James W. Stigler and James Hiebert in which they point out that teaching is a cultural activity. "Although there are teachers using extraordinary methods in all cultures, the extraordinary is not what defines most students'
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 That Math Lady  Mandy Casto
Blog posts, which date back to August, 2012, have included "A Smartphone Becomes a Teacher's Best Friend," "Math Misconceptions Malady," "Circle Math Foldable," "Using Comics to Communicate," and "How: The Most Important Question in Math." See the library
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 ThinkThankThunk  Shawn Cornally
Blog by an Iowa headmaster and teacher of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). See, in particular, Cornally's collection of posts on StandardsBased Grading (SBG) and ongoing series on Honors Calculus course lessons, titled "Calculus: A
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 TIMSS Resource Center  Midcontinent Regional Educational Laboratory (McREL)
Articles, teleconferences, sites, and other materials about the Third International Mathematics and Science Study.
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 Tim Stirrup  Tim Stirrup
Blog on mathematics education and technology. Posts, which date back to November, 2014, have included "On textbooks, marking and feedback"; "Ideas from Shanghai — using technology to teach mathematics"; "Growth mindset, mathematics and a problem";
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 Traditionalist Becoming NonTraditional  Christy Sutton
"It wasn't until I was already a teacher and took some math courses for Professional Learning that my rule following math approach was tested. Once I began my Masters Degree in K8 Math Ed from the UGA campus in Griffin my math world was really shaken
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 The Truth About Math Standards and InformationAge Math Reform  Bill Quirk
An antireform site offering a critical analysis of the NCTM Standards and TERC math.
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 Two Points of View  Tom O'Brien
"Children are not stones or recording devices. They are, first of all, sensemakers." In summarizing his work with practicing teachers on the four basic operations, the author responds to H. H. Wu's article, "What's Sophisticated about Elementary Mathematics?"
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 Under the Dome  Mike Wiernicki
Blog by a math coach and a consultant for Learner's Advantage. Posts, which date back to October, 2013, have included "A Number Talks Reflection — A Look Back Over the Past 3 Years ...," "Relevant Decimals Lesson," "The Penny Cube," and "Are Your
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 Using Technology to Support Education Reform  Means, Blando, Olson, Middleton, Morocco, Remz, & Zorfass
1993 publication of the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U. S. Department of Education. Includes sections on educational technologies, support for student learning activities, support for teacher functions, effects on student achievement,
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 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
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 Welcome to Steve's Blog  Steven Rasmussen
Blog of Steve Rasmussen, the CEO and President of KCP Technologies, between 20072008. Ideas, commentary, photos, and "adventures relating to mathematics education" included Rejuvenating the Mathematics Education Profession; Welcome to My Taxi Diaries
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 What Works Better than Traditional Math Instruction  Alfie Kohn
Chapter 9 from Kohn's 1999 book The Schools Our Children Deserve contains the subsections "Why the Basics Just Don’t Add Up," "Math Worth Doing," and "Inventing Facts," as well as an appendix entitled "The Hard Evidence: Math Results."
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