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  1. Mathematical Communication - Mathematical Association of America
    Resources for engaging undergraduate students in writing and speaking about mathematics, whether for the purpose of learning mathematics or of learning to communicate as mathematicians. General principles of mathematical communication range from research on communication and its pedagogy, to precision and rigor; and from notation to types of proof, proof-writing strategies, and proof elegance. Learn how to plan for math lab classes, the Moore method, inquiry-based learning, and other courses; find model assignments on delivering presentations and on writing, examples of good math writing and good math presentations, and tips for revising writing, facilitating peer critique, engaging the audience, listening to mathematics, and providing feedback. See, in particular, suggestions in response to the question, "How can I objectively grade something as subjective as communication?" Originally a project of the M.I.T. Department of Mathematics, Mathematical Communication received an NSDL grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to make the site public, and is now hosted by the Mathematical Association of America as part of MathDL. more>>

  2. A Short Guide to Writing Mathematics - Stephen B. Maurer; Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics, Swarthmore College
    A guide to mathematics writing for college students who want to learn mathematical style - math majors or prospective majors, or students who will go into other quantitative fields and expect to communicate with mathematics in their careers. You may contact the author to download the book; in addition, Advice on Note Taking, and Common Word Errors in Writing Mathematics (examples of ways students misuse key mathematical words like "equation") are online, together with the Table of Contents down to the subsubsection level (in plain text format). more>>

  3. Writing in Mathematics - Dr. Annalisa Crannell; Franklin & Marshall College
    Dr. Crannell's Guide to Writing in Mathematics, the checklist she uses, and writing assignments from her Pre-Calculus and Calculus I, II, and III classes. Contents include: Why Should You Have To Write Papers In A Math Class?; How is Mathematical Writing Different?; Following the Checklist; Good Phrases to Use in Math Papers; Helpful Hints for the Computer; and Other Sources of Help. more>>

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  1. 6+1 Trait Writing (NWREL) - Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
    A scoring guide (rubric) not specifically for mathematical writing, but useful nonetheless. Subjects included: ideas and content, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions. Also links to other Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory ...more>>

  2. Accountable TalkSM - Lauren B. Resnick and Megan Williams Hall with the Fellows of the Institute for Learning
    Excerpt from an "e-book" introducing the Principles of Learning. Includes audio clips and video examples with transcripts and suggested discussion questions. ...more>>

  3. American Institute of Mathematics
    The American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) "expands the frontiers of mathematical knowledge through focused research projects, sponsored conferences, and the development of an on-line mathematics library." See, in particular, the nonprofit organization's ...more>>

  4. Assessing Mathematical Proficiency - Alan Schoenfeld
    Downloadable Cambridge University Press volume of a 2004 conference held by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) that brought together a diverse collection of stakeholders in mathematics assessment to examine the goals of assessment and ...more>>

  5. 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>>

  6. 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>>

  7. Carl's Teaching Blog - Carl Oliver
    Blog by a New York City transfer school teacher "documenting the steps I take, and the progress I make, towards becoming the best teacher I can be." Posts, which date back to April, 2014, have included previews of Oliver's lessons for the week and "Carl's ...more>>

  8. Communication and Collaboration - The Partnership for 21st Century Skills
    This page details the communication and collaboration skills framework from P21, and links to additional resources: Web Index for Communication Resources (an online index of many communication related topics and resources), Engauge overview of communication ...more>>

  9. Conferences on the Teaching of Mathematics (CTM) (Mathematics Archives) - Husch, et al., Editors
    Currently includes presentations and contributed papers from the Fifth Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics held on June 21-22, 1996 in Baltimore, MD and the Sixth Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics held on June 20-21, 1997 in Milwaukee, WI. ...more>>

  10. Contrasting Cases - Star, Jon R.; Rittle-Johnson, Bethany; and Newton, Kristie J.
    Evaluating the value of students explaining contrasting examples. With funding from the Institute for Education Sciences and the National Science Foundation (NSF), this project compared learning from contrasting examples to learning from sequentially ...more>>

  11. 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>>

  12. 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>>

  13. 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>>

  14. 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>>

  15. Discovery and Conjecture - Kim Van Duzer
    Blog by a 2nd grade teacher at a public school in Brooklyn, New York. Van Duzer, who co-founded the NYC Math Lab, describes hereslf as "especially interested in teaching math in ways that encourage sensemaking and joy, in creating equitable math communities, ...more>>

  16. 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>>

  17. EnVision: A tool for live web-based communication in the mathematical sciences - Marco Pollanen
    EnVision is a Web-based whiteboard-chat program that assists in the live communication of mathematical content. It has been used to conduct online office hours in introductory courses. It allows students to log in anonymously and thus reduce anxieties ...more>>

  18. Expressionism - Aleksey Onopriyenko, MathDonalds.com
    A WYSIWYG browser-based editor (MathML + JavaScript) of mathematical expressions which is also capable of rendering images (e.g. in PNG format). ...more>>

  19. 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>>

  20. 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>>

  21. Following Learning - Simon Gregg
    Blog by a primary teacher at the International School of Toulouse (France). Posts, which date back to October, 2013, have included "playground prime numbers"; "Numbers that reconcile"; "Intuition and slow thinking"; "Popup cuboids"; "The Prisoners' Dilemma"; ...more>>

  22. 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>>

  23. Future of Math - Jamie Tubbs
    This site supports the use of blogs, digital cameras, digital portfolios, discussion forums, spreadsheets, and other digital media to enhance student understanding of mathematics. Find suggestions on how to teach with journals, problem-solving, learning ...more>>

  24. gealgerobophysiculus - Evan Weinberg
    Thoughts on teaching, learning, and "the crazy process of having fun doing both with students." Posts, which date back to September, 2011, have included "How China Keeps Me Learning: Part I," "Lens Ray Tracing in Geogebra," "Take Time to Tech – Perspectives ...more>>

  25. Getting Johnny and Susie To Read (their mathematics books): Teaching and Learning (MAA) - Mathematical Association of America
    Articles about how to get students to read math texts and how to help them to read mathematics generally: Requiring Student Questions on the Text, by Bonnie Gold; How I (Finally) Got My Calculus I Students to Read the Text, by Tommy Ratliff; Helping Undergraduates ...more>>

  26. 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>>

  27. The Language of Mathematics - Warren Esty; Montana State University
    A book and core-course at Montana State University. Site provides a description of the philosophy behind the book, the methods used in the book and course, research results from studies of both, and information on ordering the book. Also a bio of the ...more>>

  28. Lower School LEGO Projects - The Blake School, Minneapolis/Hopkins/Wayzata, MN
    LEGO Logo projects are integrated into the science and computer curriculum of the Blake School. Students in the second grade study levers, third graders study pulleys, fourth graders study gears, and fifth graders combine their previous studies into a ...more>>

  29. Making Mathematicians - Holly Young
    Lessons, activities, book recommendations, and more from a Nevada educator who provides professional development on the "ACE" method (Answer the question; Cite details, show computation; Explain all steps) of answering constructed response questions. ...more>>

  30. Math Conferencing - Kira Walker, Brockton Elementary; Teacher Learning Collaborative (TLC), Antioch University, Los Angeles
    Kira Walker, an experienced teacher of elementary English learners using writers' workshop, writing conferences, and other literacy strategies, decided to work on teaching mathematics to English learners by applying some of the same literacy strategies. ...more>>

  31. 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>>

  32. 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>>

  33. Mathematically Accountable Talk - Phil Daro, Lauren Resnick, adapted by Art Duval
    This page summarizes some ideas about mathematically accountable talk, and offers some key questions and phrases to use. ...more>>

  34. Mathematical Resources on the Web - Mathematics Department, University of Florida
    A list of mathematics links, organized by resource type, including professional and pedagogical sources. ...more>>

  35. Mathematics as an Ill-Structured Discipline (Learning and Mathematics) - Lauren Resnick; Math Forum
    In this paper, published in the 1988 book The teaching and assessing of mathematical problem solving, Lauren Resnick of the University of Pittsburgh proposes using everyday language in the classroom, so that students can gain a more conceptual, coherent, ...more>>

  36. Mathematics - WestEd
    Descriptions of WestEd's Science and Mathematics Projects, with supporting print and online resources: 24® Game Demonstration Project, California Mathematics Implementation Study, Evaluation of Interactive Multi-Media Exercises (IMMEX), Evaluation: ...more>>

  37. Mathematisches Woerterbuch
    Bidirectional German-English glossary of technical mathematical terms, organized by subject. Explanatory text in German. ...more>>

  38. Math in Motion: Origami in the Classroom, K-8 - Barbara Pearl
    Workshops and a book which use an interdisciplinary and manipulative-based approach to teaching mathematics, supporting the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) and unfolding a positive attitude toward math and learning. Barbara Pearl developed ...more>>

  39. Math Minds - Thornburg, Nancy; and Gray, Kristin
    Blog by K-5 math specialists, one Nationally Board Certified in Early Childhood, the other in Middle Childhood. Thornburg and Gray teach Intensive RTI groups and enrichment groups in grades K-5 daily. Posts, which date back to April, 2013, have included ...more>>

  40. The Math Place - Frank Sobierajski and Mickey Jo Sobierajski
    Narrated PowerPoint presentations, problems, and video files of student solutions -- some with references to versions published in journals such as Mathematics Teacher and supporting documents such as Geometer's Sketchpad sketches: Newton's Square Root ...more>>

  41. Math Talks - Fawn Nguyen
    Number talks (NTs) by Nguyen's middle school students. Several student observations follow each mental math prompt, which include "Estimate 8235 divided by 71"; "Would you rather....?" and "Are there more inches in a mile or seconds in a day?" and "Which ...more>>

  42. 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," ...more>>

  43. Matthew J. Saltzman's Home Page - Matthew J. Saltzman
    A study guide for basic math courses, titled "How to Survive Your College Math Class (and Take Home Something of Value)," includes sections on study skills, reading and understanding mathematics (featuring "An Equation is a Sentence," "Deriving Conditions ...more>>

  44. McSquared - Audrey McLaren
    Blog of "a teacher's real-time journey into Web 2.0" for "anyone who loves to teach, loves technology but feels easily overwhelmed by it, nevertheless feels compelled to learn how to use it, needs things explained real slow like, is not afraid to ask ...more>>

  45. MOTIVATE - Univ. of Cambridge, UK
    MOTIVATE is a project incorporating a series of videoconferences, run by the Millennium Mathematics Project at Cambridge. The objectives of MOTIVATE are: to enrich the mathematical experience of school students, to broaden their mathematical horizons, ...more>>

  46. 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 self-described fan of students creating digital portfolios in math. Posts, which date back to February, 2013, have included "Geometry ...more>>

  47. The National Numeracy Strategy - Department for Education and Employment, United Kingdom
    The Standards Site: Numeracy. Frameworks for teaching mathematics from Reception through Year 7, key elements of the training materials that will support the U.K.'s Numeracy Strategy. Assessment in and planning the National Numeracy Strategy, schools ...more>>

  48. 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," ...more>>

  49. One, Two.. Infinity - Marian Small
    PDFs of presentations from the professional development consultant and author of Making Math Meaningful to Canadian Students K-8, More Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Secondary Mathematics Instruction (9 - 12), Eyes on Math: A Visual Approach ...more>>

  50. Ostrich Llama Count - Examining Solution Methods - Suzanne Alejandre
    Activity, alignments, directions, extensions, and activity sheets that detail five ways to solve the Problem of the Week (PoW) "Ostrich Llama Count." Originally published in the March, 2013, issue of the CMC ComMuniCator, journal of the California Mathematics ...more>>

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