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January 2006: Math in the Media - the American Mathematical Society
Browse highlights of news coverage about mathematics in this monthly web publication from the AMS. Math in the Media includes: Tony Phillips' Take on Math in the Media; Math Digest, summaries of articles about mathematics in the popular press; and reviews of books, plays, and films about mathematics.

February 2006: What's the Problem? Geometry & Art through the Ages - Indianapolis Museum of Art
Find the geometry in art with this online museum exhibit. "Geometry & Art through the Ages" introduces some of the ways artists have used lines, polygons, and volume to express ideas and emotions. Test your understanding by answering questions about the use of geometry in art; then check your performance with the "Print Results" button. Check your understanding through questions about the use of geometry in art. Results are printable for use as a worksheet or extra credit. Both this high school version and the middle school version include glossaries and references.

March 2006: Technology PoWs - the Math Forum @ Drexel
Creative, non-routine problems that take advantage of interactive mathematics technology, modeled on the Math Forum's Problems of the Week (PoWs). Students share their solutions, and then "self-mentor" using carefully designed hints, checks, and suggestions for further investigations. Available in English and Spanish. The problems are housed in our Math Tools project, through which you can discuss, rate, and review them, or find related lesson plans, stories, activities, and support materials. Math Tools is a community digital library for the use and development of software for mathematics education.

April 2006: CAUSEweb: The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education - Dennis K. Pearl, Director
CAUSE offers teaching resources, professional development materials and opportunities, and research findings for undergraduate statistics educators. Explore the Resources section for lecture examples, teaching methods, content studies, and materials, software, and tools for use in the classroom or outside it. Browse the Professional Development pages for workshops, webinars, and conferences, suggestions on conducting a workshop, and further online readings. Look through the Research section to get started on your research project, read others' results, and browse descriptions of ongoing projects. CAUSEweb is an NSF-funded part of the National Sciences Digital Library (NSDL).

May 2006: Early Algebra, Early Arithmetic - TERC and Tufts University
Early Algebra is an approach that teaches algebra ideas through elementary mathematics topics, so that students become comfortable with abstractions much earlier. The Early Algebra Project researches such ideas with students in grades 2-4 to find out what works in the classroom, and develops useful classroom activities. The site offers research articles in PDF format, and fifty-one class activities as Word documents.

June 2006: Illuminations - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has redesigned its Illuminations website, improving navigation and search. The site features: online activities for home or classroom; lessons, some with online activities, aligned to NCTM standards; the NCTM standards themselves (full document available to NCTM members), with examples of applets addressing each standard, and video reflections on teaching with the standards; and hundreds of exemplary online resources chosen by an editorial panel.

July 2006: MSPnet: The Math and Science Partnership Network - TERC
The Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Program is a major research and development effort to understand and improve the performance of K-12 students in mathematics and science. MSPnet is their electronic community. Learn about individual partnership projects; browse and search the library of over 400 articles; visit web sites of educational reform organizations; explore tools for assessment, evaluation, and professional development; read about conferences, and more. Guests may view but not participate in online MSP events such as online conferences and discussions.

August 2006: NRICH: Enriching Mathematics - University of Cambridge, U.K.
A trove of math problems for students in the U.K.'s key stages 1 through 5 (ages 5-18). Students may send in their answers; older challenges feature highlighted student solutions. Use the Maths finder to browse archived problems by date or topic. Hints, related articles, games, and a thesaurus tool are available for all problems. Ask NRICH is a forum for math discussions as well as notices of events, ideas about the site, and conversations about math and math teaching. NRICH also provides professional development and on-site courses for teachers in the U.K.

September 2006: Math Open Reference - John Page
A free online geometry reference providing interactive animations of geometry topics in Java and JavaScript. With a glossary, quizzes, simulations such as "how to read a protractor," and a quadratic function explorer Java applet. The author welcomes feedback on this work-in-progress.

October 2006: NSDL Middle School Portal: Math Pathway - National Science Digital Library (NSDL); the Ohio State University
Middle school math resources from the NSDL: Narrow your selection by subject, or choose from selected "Explore in Depth" or "Quick Take" topics. Weekly updates.

November 2006: Kali - Jeff Weeks
Make your own tessellation, and study the math behind it. Kali is software for exploring symmetry and tiling. Intended for everyone from the very young (even those who don't yet read) through high school students. Kali runs on both Windows and Macintosh; the Windows version is available in twelve languages. Based on Nina Amenta's Kali for Unix.

December 2006: Seeing Math Secondary: Interactives - The Concord Consortium
Interactive Java tools designed to clarify key mathematical ideas at the middle and high school levels. Each interactive shows real-time connections between a symbolic expression and its visual representation, so that changes in a function's parameters, for example, are instantly reflected in its graph--and vice versa. Current interactives include: Qualitative Grapher; Piecewise Linear Grapher; Linear Transformer; Function Analyzer; Quadratic Transformer; System Solver; Plop It! (averages); and Proportioner. Free; use them online or download them for offline use.

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