 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
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 DareWare: Educational, Multimedia and Java Games
Educational games and multimedia products (free demo versions downloadable), Java games, "This Week in U.S. History", and a brief list of other shareware sites.
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 Database of Number Correlations  James Barton
Partitionings, prime factorizations, polygonal numbers, and other data about each of the numbers one through one thousand, as well as connections to "various material and occult phenomena." See also Barton's magic square that has interesting prime factor
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 Datamath Calculator Museum  Joerg Woerner
Historical calculators and educational toys, primarily from Texas Instruments. History of calculators, technical details, many interesting sidelights, including downloadable emulators.
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 Dave's Math Tables: Areas, Volumes, Surface Areas  David Manura
Formulas for and diagrams of: areas of polygons (square, rectangle, parallelogram, trapezoid, circle, ellipse, triangles); volumes of polyhedra (cube, rectangular prism, irregular prism, cylinder, pyramid, cone, sphere, ellipsoid); surface area (cube,
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 The David Mulhall Centre  David Mulhall
Site with resources and suggested treatments for people with Dyslexia, Dyscalcula, Dyspraxia and Attention Deficit Disorder. Extensive site, linking to The David Mulhall Centres in London and the UK.
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 Davitily Math Problem Generator  Nguyen, Ly; and Pardue, David
Create worksheets and tests, including options for multiple choice, printable versions, and answer keys. Click to insert preworded questions in basic math, algebra, and geometry, the parameters of which vary randomly. Requires JavaScript. Also available
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 Decimal Coins of the UK  Tony Clayton
The change to decimal coinage: Decimalisation Day. DDay was February 15th 1971. On that day the United Kingdom changed from the centuries old tradition of using 12 pence to the shilling and 20 shillings to the pound to a new decimal 100 new
pence to
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 Decimal Places on a Number Line  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
Decimal places: On a number line, which of the following numbers would be the farthest to the right? 0.001, 0.0015, 0.00099, 0.0005. A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test.
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 Decision Development Corporation
Software for K12 students and teachers, for all platforms. Math software included separately and as part of other product lines. (Gigamath Playground and Junior Gigamath Playground offer word problem practice for ages 714 and 48 respectively; Ellen
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 Decision Making Information  Model Education Systems Associates: MESA, Inc.
MESA specializes in the development, implementation and use of decision support systems and related quantitative information resources, especially quantitative tools for research, evaluation and policy analysis directed toward children and their living
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 Delaware State Data Center  Delaware Economic Development Office
A focal point for the distribution of census information in Delaware and for the dissemination of other information from the federal government, state government and other sources, coordinating the use of census and other data for economic development.
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 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.
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 Demiregular Tessellations  Totally Tessellated
Color renditions and a real example of a demiregular tessellation. Templates allow you to print renditions of each tessellation suitable for coloring activities.
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 The De Morgan Journal  London Mathematical Society
The De Morgan Journal aims "to encourage academic mathematicians to reflect on current issues in mathematics education at all levels, from primary school to graduate studies; to encourage them to explore links between higher mathematics and elementary
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 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
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 Descartes 3  Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport, Spain
Create interactive math lessons in web page format with this applet, or download any of more than 60 already created applets (ranging from "representing numbers on a straight line" to "tables and algebraic terms," from "geometry and a game of billiards"
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 Designing a Sustainable Standardsbased Assessment System  Don Burger; Midcontinent Regional Educational Laboratory (McREL)
Designing and implementing a sustainable standardsbased system that consistently yields high student achievement involves more than setting and measuring academic goals. Changing to a standardsbased system provides an
opportunity to reexamine the
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 Designing Effective Professional Development: Lessons from the Eisenhower Program  U.S. Department of Education
The second report of the National Evaluation of the Eisenhower Professional Development Program, Part B (State and Local Activities), a multiyear evaluation being conducted by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) under a contract with the U.S.
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 developer.com's collection of math Java applets  EarthWeb, Inc.
A browsable, searchable collection of links, authors, notes, and details about Java applets contributed to developer.com. Software is organized into the categories of basics and children's, fractals, games and puzzles, general, geometry, plotting, graphing,
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 Developing Educational Standards for Schools  Charles Hill; Putnam Valley Schools, New York
An annotated list of sites that have educational standards documents prepared by various states and professional organizations. View standards by subject area or U.S. state. There is a list of state education departments, and resource pages on: U.S. government;
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 Developing Quality in Mathematics Education  Christof Höger
Download Microsoft documents of short word problems and their solutions, each categorized by age and tested for use in the classroom. Developing Quality in Mathematics Education (DQME) received support from the European Commission. Also available in Danish,
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 Dictionary of Number Words  Intergalactic Power & Light
A dictionary of English language words, phrases, prefixes, suffixes, and
symbols that describe numbers. Cardinal Numbers, Ordinal Numbers, very large numbers, Noninteger Real Numbers, Numeric Ranges.
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 Didax Educational Resources
Didax publishes and distributes books, manipulatives, and software for math, reading, science, and art. The site offers free demo software, product descriptions, information requests, technical support, and current national educational standards. Didax
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 Digital Generation Unit Conversions  Digital Generation
Choose from 26 different categories of engineering and scientific units. Also available at http://www.webcom.com/legacysy/convert2/convert2.html and http://www.legacysy.com/~legacysy/convert2/convert2.html.
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 Digital Library: Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology Education (SMETE)  NEEDS
This site contains a searchable working prototype of a National Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education Digital Library; a prototype federated search for the math community and the American Mathematics Metadata Task Force (AMMTF);
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 Digital Library  The Exploratorium, San Francisco
The Exploratorium AtoZ. Archived webcasts, web cams, past exhibitions: stills, movies, sounds, and other experimental items. Online versions of a few of the Exploratorium's interactive exhibits; the Exhibit CrossReference  an experimental database
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 Digital Manipulatives: New Toys to Think With  Resnick, Martin, Berg, Borovoy, Colella, Kramer, Silverman; MIT Media Laboratory
Manipulative materials such as Cuisenaire Rods and Pattern Blocks enable children to explore mathematical and scientific concepts such as number and shape through direct manipulation of physical objects. Resnick et al. have developed a new generation
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 Digital Promise
Improving the opportunity to learn for all Americans, and accelerating innovation in education, through technology and research. Initiatives include Digital Promise Schools, in partnership with Verizon; the League of Innovative Schools; educator microcredentials,
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 Dipping math scores heat up debate over math teaching...  Bridget Murray, American Psychological Association (APA) Monitor
... psychologists differ over the merits of teaching children 'whole math'. An APA newsletter article that outlines the debate over the effectiveness of whole math, a demonstrative approach where manipulatives help children understand math concepts. "Some
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 Disabilities and Math Anxiety  Math Forum, Teacher2Teacher FAQ
Answers to a frequently asked question: How can I help my child who has a physical or learning disability?
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 Discover Magazine  The Walt Disney Company
The monthly magazine of science and technology. Covers space, biology, health, medicine, AIDS, computers, new technology, the environment, astronomy, ancient life, archeology, evolution, physics, mathematics, ecology, and more. Available online: selected
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 Discovery and Conjecture  Kim Van Duzer
Blog by a 2nd grade teacher at a public school in Brooklyn, New York. Van Duzer, who cofounded the NYC Math Lab, describes hereslf as "especially interested in teaching math in ways that encourage sensemaking and joy, in creating equitable math communities,
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 Discussing Undergraduate Mathematics Education on the Internet  Steve Weimar for MAA Online; The Math Forum
Descriptions of good math discussion groups: what kinds of conversations you will find, how to access them, etc. Teaching and learning mathematics: MATHEDU, AMTE, MATHEDCC, DEVELOPMENTAL MATH. Topicspecific lists: MATHHISTORYLIST, APCALC, APSTAT,
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 Discussions  Math Forum
The Math Forum's discussions include mathematics and math educationrelated newsgroups, mailing lists, and Webbased discussions. Read recent and older messages, find out how to subscribe to a mailing list that interests you, read an MAA Online article
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 Distance Calculator Between Cities  Dan Gallagher
Enter two cities or countries and this CGI illustrates them on a scaled political map, calculates the distance between the two locations in miles and kilometers, and provides information about latitude, longitude, bearing, and airports. All latitude and
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 Dividing 12foot Boards  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
Lewis needs 1,500 boards to build a small rocket. Each board must be 3 feet long. If boards are sold in 12 foot lengths, how many boards must Lewis buy and cut into 3 foot pieces to get the 1,500 he needs? A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th
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 Dividing Decimals  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math Common Question
A selection of answers to questions about dividing decimals, including how to divide decimals with a remainder.
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 Dividing Decimals  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
Dividing decimals: What is 12.8 divided by .04? A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test.
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 Dividing: Fractions and Mixed Numbers  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
What is 1 1/2 divided by 1/2? A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test.
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 Dividing Fractions  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
How do you divide fractions? Say, 2/3 divided by 3/4.
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 Divisibility Rules  Calculation Tips & Tricks, The Math Forum
Tips for figuring out whether a number can be divided by the numbers 313, with a Spanish translation and an explanation of why the rules work by Robert L. Ward.
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 Divisibility Rules  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
How can you tell whether a number is divisible by another number (leaving no remainder) without actually doing the division? Why do 'divisibility rules' work?
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 Divisibility Rules to 50 and Beyond  Stephen D.T. Froggatt; Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
A quick way of testing primality of larger numbers: the idea of deleting the last digit and adding or subtracting a multiple of the digit from the remaining number can be generalized to test for divisibility by prime numbers up to 50 and beyond.
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 Divisibility War  Diane Reed
A game designed for secondary level students studying basic mathematics to use the divisibility tests to determine whether a number is divisible by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, and 10.
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 DLK MathsWork Software
Selfdifferentiating, topicspecific math software for Windows 3.1 and above, on number, shape and space, and data handling. All of the practice modules have on screen monitoring at three levels. Six problem modules designed to improve users' application
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 The Doctor X Amazing Griddable Multiplication Contraption  Gordon Anderson
Click a color from the left of this 10×10 JavaScript array, then paint the grey boxes with it to illustrate how rectangular area, multiplication, and the distributive property interrelate. As products color the grid, the column on the left dynamically
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 DO MATH...and you can do anything!  National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Features grade levelspecific mathematical activities that children can do with their families and on their own, as well as links to other sites where children can explore the connections between math and some possible career paths. Also includes a family
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 Dominoes Activity  Suzanne Alejandre
A classroom activity (similar to Pentomino + 1 = Hexomino; a variation on polyominoes) aligned to the NCTM and California Standards, to be explored through manipulatives (paper dominoes). Students explore whether it is possible to cover a 6x5 grid with
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 Doodal  Neil Thapen
Draw fractals freehand using a computer mouse: select a "brush size" to specify width in pixels, then click and drag in the large orange frame, the contents of which get copied in however many blue frames you specify. To rotate a blue box, click it while
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