 Eric Digest 104: Block Scheduling  Karen Irmsher
A 1996 article, with a bibliography: What's wrong with the traditional day? What is Block Scheduling? What are its advantages and challenges? What advice do experts have for making the change?
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 ERIC Digests  Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)
Digests are short reports on topics of prime current interest in education, targeted specifically for teachers, administrators, policymakers, and other practitioners, but generally useful to the broad educational community. Each offers an overview of
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 Eric Weisstein's World of Scientific Biography  Eric Weisstein. Wolfram Research
The World of Biography briefly outlines the discoveries and advances of over 250 mathematicians, and includes links to publications with more historical details about the individuals. Each notecardlike bio puts a face to the entries in MathWorld, Weisstein's
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 Esri
Developers of geographic information systems (GIS). Math education books include GIS Tutorial, Fun with Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and the series Our World, which features software, lessons, data, and assessments. ESRI's ArcLessons library freely
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 Essays on Constructivism and Education  Tom O'Haver; Maryland Collaborative for Teacher Preparation
An extensive collection of articles on constructivist teaching strategies, change in education, technology in the classroom, hypertext and cognitive flexibility, constructivist pedagogy readings, and more.
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 Esumz  Patrick Calahan and Laura Wexford
Tutorials, assessment, progress reports, and live help for elementary mathematics. Free demo available.
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 Ethnography at the Math Forum [PDF file]  Wesley Shumar
A discussion of the author's research on teacher communities, networking, and professional development online through the Math Forum, and techniques used to study them.
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 Ethnomathematics  Nancy Casey
Ethnomathematics is the study of mathematics which takes into consideration the culture in which mathematics arises. Mathematics is often associated with the study of "universals"; however, it is important to recognize that often something we think of
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 The Euro  European Central Bank
On January 1, 2002, euro banknotes and coins were put into circulation. This site has sections for: euro banknotes and coins, getting ready for the euro, information for organizations, a children's zone, background to the euro, and news and events.
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 Evaluation Rubrics for Websites  Loogootee Elementary West, Loogootee, Indiana
Separate rubrics for primary, intermediate, and secondary grades, for children to use in evaluating sites, with a list of links to Webevaluating resources primarily for adults, steps to follow when creating Web pages, tips for announcing pages, and activities
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 Every Day Counts with PFK Consultants  Pasty F. Kanter
An elementary math education company offering staff development workshops based on author Patsy F. Kanter's "Every Day Counts" family of products (published by Great Source Education Group). The workshops focus on making math a daily activity, encouraging
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 Everyday Mathematics: A Parent's Handbook K5  Oswego School District
Classroom routines, standards by grade level, examples, glossary, and other resources. Learn about number families, number stories, games such as factor captor, and algorithms such as addition by partialsums, subtraction by countingup, lefttoright,
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 Everyday Mathematics Glossary  Ann Arbor Public Schools
Terms used in the Everyday Mathematics program and essential to the program. To find the proper definition of a term, choose the letter it begins with.
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 Everything Is Mathematical  RBA Contenidos Editoriales y Audiovisuales S.A.
Based on the series of books, published weekly in association with The Times and presented by Marcus du Sautoy, which aims to demonstrate clearly how mathematics shapes the world around us. Blog posts, which date back to September, 2012, have included
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 Examining How Mathematics is Used in the Workplace  Annie and John Selden; Mathematical Association of America
Abstracts of studies on how much mathematics is used in various occupations: Mathematics in Automobile Production; Proportional Reasoning by Nurses; Modeling the Mathematics of Banking; Mathematical Models as Seen by Biologists; How do Scientists Interpret
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 Excel Everywhere.com  Framtidsforum I&M AB
Automatically converts a spreadsheet into a goodlooking and calculating web page. It can be used to present mathematics on the web, and for creating selfcorrecting tests. Teachers can get free licenses for student projects, so that these can be presented
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 ExcelGrade eLearning
Online tutoring in math, science, and English, using a proprietary headset and whiteboard. Details, including testimonials and pricing, on the web.
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 Excel Math  AnsMar Publishers, Inc.
Excel Math is a mathematics curriculum for Kindergarten through Sixth grade students. Students are repeatedly given practice in the use of the concepts, following their introduction, so that they retain them and develop a solid foundation on which to
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 Excel Math  Brad Baker, Janice Raymond, et al.
A curriculum that presents math in a spiraling fashion for kindergarten through sixth grade students. Features include selfcorrection through Excel Math's CheckAnswer system, which allows students to check their own work. Download a sample packet or
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 Exclusive Educational Products  Exclusive Educational Products
Order math resources and manipulatives for the curriculum of Ontario, Canada, as listed by grade or by the strands of number sense, measurement, patterning and algebra, geometry, data management, and assessment. Virtual workshops include samples from
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 Exemplars
Exemplars is meant to assist teachers, schools and districts implement authentic assessment and problem solving in their classrooms and to meet the challenging new standards developed in mathematics, science and humanities at the national, state and local
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 Exercises in Imagination (Geometry and the Imagination)  Conway, Doyle, Gilman, Thurston; The Geometry Center
How do you imagine geometric figures in your head? Most people talk about their threedimensional imagination as 'visualization', but that isn't exactly right. A visual image is a kind of picture, and it is really twodimensional. The image you form in
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 The Exhibitionists  National Museums Liverpool
The site uses simple examples to give a basic outline of life behind the scenes at the museums, and all the math problems that curators solve as they plan and present exhibitions. The prices and measurements in the puzzles are made up to give viewers
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 Exit 10A  Joe Schwartz
"Trying to make math meaningful in an elementary school somewhere off the New Jersey Turnpike." Posts, enlivened by classroom photos, date back to December, 2013: "A Mathematician's Lament," "Building Number Sense," "Fun and Games in Fifth Grade," and
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 Expectations of Mathematics Education  EXTEND  Perspectives on Mathematics Education
Links to articles about society's conflicting expectations for the goals (ends) and pedagogy (means) of school mathematics. Concerns about the relation of skills to understanding, about connections with other disciplines, and about preparation for employment.
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 Explorations in Math
A nonprofit organization with a mission to build a sustainable math culture in elementary school communities. Based in Seattle, Washington, Explorations in Math (EIM) pursues goals such as "creating confidence and excitement for math in young children"
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 The Exploratorium
Home page of San Francisco's museum of science, art and human perception. Online exhibits, cool sites, archives, sport and science, and the digital library (the Exploratorium AtoZ).
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 Exploratorium's Science of Baseball  The Exploratorium
Interactive (Shockwave) exhibits from San Francisco's science museum include Fastball Reaction Time (can you hit a 90mph fastball?) and Scientific Slugger (see what makes a home run: vary the angle of the ball, bat speed, and pitch speed, then watch
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 Exploratorium's Science of Cycling  The Exploratorium
Organized into seven sections. Introduction: What is the Science of Cycling? The wheel: Why do road bikes have thin tires, while mountain bikes have fat tires? Drives and gears: What is a gear ratio? And how do gears help make the bicycle so efficient?
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 Exploratorium's Science of Hockey  The Exploratorium
This site takes you inside the game: you'll hear from National Hockey League players and coaches, as well as leading physicists and chemists. Divided into seven main sections: the ice (why is ice slippery?), skating (what are the mechanics involved in
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 Exploratorium's Skateboard Science  The Exploratorium
Watch a webcast (RealPlayer) of professional skateboarders performing as an Exploratorium staff physicist explains the physics behind this extreme sport; also, an interview with a skateboard designer, and a Flatland Freestyle demo. "Trickscience" looks
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 EXTEND: Perspectives on Mathematics Education  Exxon Education Foundation
EXTEND is a national Internet forum on mathematics education intended to involve new constituencies, engage new voices, and examine new perspectives. Major topics are explored through forum reports, position papers, and reader commentary. Issues include
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 The Eyeballing Game  Matthias Wandel
Test your ability to "eye up" geometric figures with this timed Flash challenge. First consult the help documentation to correctly calibrate your monitor resolution and aspect ratio; then click and drag the blue ray or point to accurately construct the
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 Eye on Education  WGBH Boston
An outreach effort by WGBH in Boston, including resource materials, broadcast specials, and an expanded Web site to help parents more actively advocate for their children. Resources for students, teachers, and parents, including lesson plans, Boston high
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 Eye Opener Series  Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles, Alexander Bogomolny
A collection of Java applets that illustrate and thus help to solve or prove various math problems: Euclid's Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem; Construction problem; Disappearing Lines puzzle; Sam Loyd's fifteen; Sliders puzzle; Lucky 7 puzzle; Happy 8
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 Ez Math Trix  J.R. Grandhe, MD
A video explaining: tips on addition, subtraction, multiplicaion, division, and squaring; tricks involving playing cards, dice, dominoes, and the calendar; an easy way to calculate time; and fun with numbers and math games. Available in DVD or VHS (2
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 FactMonster: 2006 Winter Olympics  FactMonster.com; the Learning Network
The Fact Monster site, created as part of Information Please from Pearson Education, offers a variety of interesting links for the Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, taking place February 10  26. The site includes olympic history, sports previews, a timeline,
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 FactMonster: Math  FactMonster.com; the Learning Network
Almanac of information on numbers, measurement, tables and formulas, and money; with special features and online games and quizzes.
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 The Fall and Rise of StandardsBased Education  Marzano, Kendall; Midcontinent Regional Educational Laboratory (McREL)
A National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) Issues in Brief. A brief historical overview that puts the standards movement in the context of recent education reform efforts and surveys some of the problems that have arisen in the development
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 False Proofs, Classic Fallacies  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
What's wrong with proofs that say 1+1 = 1, or 2 = 1?
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 Famdays
A famday is a day on which the combined ages of family members add up to a whole number of years  in a sense, a family birthday, a reason for a celebration that contributes to strengthening family ties. Students can compute famdays for their families
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 Family Finance  Utah State University Family Finance
PowerPoint presentations for selfguided study: financial attitudes, values & goals; budgeting; creating your financial information binder; and how to budget your money. Other resources from the Utah State University Cooperative Extension agency include
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 Family Math Classes  EQUALS, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley, CA
A program to encourage underrepresented groups (especially girls and minority students) to enter careers that use mathematics. A Family Math course lasts approximately 6 weeks. At every session, approximately 25 people (counting parents and children)
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 Family or Child First?  Math Forum, a Classic Problem from the Ask Dr. Math FAQ
In a twochild family, one child is a boy. What is the probability that the other child is a girl? Discusses the difference between choosing the child first and choosing the family first, and why they're mathematically different.
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 Family Village School  Waisman Center, University of WisconsinMadison
Resources related to education for families with a child who has disabilities, plus additional resources JUST FOR KIDS. Pages with links to sites for: Advocacy and Public Policy; Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities; "Disability Awareness"
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 Famous Paradoxes  Isaac Reed
Zeno's Paradox and Cantor's Infinities.
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 The FANS Project  The New Jersey Mathematics Coalition
"Families Achieving the New Standards" in Math, Science and Technology Education is a parent outreach project, with the goals of informing parents about the New Jersey standards in mathematics, science, and technology; involving parents in helping their
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 Fascinating Folds: Origami
A premier supplier for Origami and the Paper Arts with books, papers, and related products. Online ordering of supplies is available. Origami and Paper Products for sale include books, papers, videos, CDs, related products (cards, bookmarks, tshirts),
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 Fast Facts (Math On Line)  D. Kell; Mercer County Community College
Link listings for math concepts, from whole numbers and fractions to advanced equations, logic, and probability.
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 Fast Food Combinations  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
How many possible combinations can be made from a special menu of eight items?
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