 RAND Education  RAND Corporation
A division of the RAND Corporation, RAND Education is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. In particular, see the RAND Mathematics Study Panel (RSMP), part of its Achievement for All research
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 The Rappin' Mathematician  Alex Kajitani
The Rappin' Mathematician provides teachers and students with rap songs about math. Two CDs available separately or together; samples and testimonials available free on the site.
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 Ratio and Proportion  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
If the ratio of boys to girls is 5 to 8 and there are 40 girls, which proportion should you use to find out the number of boys? A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test.
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 Reading a Protractor or a Ruler  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math Common Question
A selection of answers to questions about reading a protractor or a ruler, such as "What do the little lines on a ruler stand for?"
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 Readings and Poetry Selections for Mathematics in Poetry  JoAnne Growney, Bloomsburg Univ., Bloomsburg, PA; The Math Forum
Annotated bibliography for the contributed paper session, "The Scholarship of Humanistic Mathematics," AMSMAA Joint Meetings, Orlando, Florida, 1996.
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 Real World  Lesson Ideas: Math; Teachnet.Com
Activities: Buy Groceries; Plan Christmas Vacation; Credit Cards for Kids; Who's Average?; Carpet Your Classroom; Division from a Printer's Viewpoint.
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 Real World Math  Thomas J. Petra
Lessons that use Google Earth to teach math include Oil Spill Estimates and Scientific Notations; Iditarod Challenge and Typhoon Project; Four Color Map and Mazes & Labyrinths; Crop Circles and Fractal Measurement; Lunar Sports and Rockets. Each lesson
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 Real World Math Via the Internet  Wendi Fein, M.A., Heritage Online
K12 math using real world problems and data that will support interdisciplinary teaching of science, social studies, history and business. Teachers in this course take advantage of the Internet for class discussions and to access material, and prepare
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 Reasoning Mind  Reasoning Mind Inc.
Reasoning Mind is a nonprofit organization. It's also a core curriculum based on programs proven successful in Russia, China, and Singapore. A Reasoning Mind classroom combines a teacher and the computer, aiming to get kids so interested in math they'll
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 Reasons for Studying (Learning and Mathematics)  Susan Bobbitt Nolen; Math Forum
In this 1988 article, "Reasons for studying: Motivational orientations and study strategies," Susan Bobbitt Nolen, of the University of Washington, argues that in order to foster meaningful learning and effective study strategies, teachers should reduce
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 Recent Earthquake Teachable Moments  Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) is a university consortium sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), dedicated to the operations of scientific facilities for the acquisition, management, and distribution of freely available
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 Recherche dans MATHS France  Académie de Toulouse
Un moteur de recherche qui scanne tous les sites académiques en mathématiques.
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 Rectangle Perimeter and Side Length  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
A rectangle with a perimeter of 24 inches might have adjacent sides measuring: 6 inches and 4 inches; 11 inches and 13 inches; 9 inches and 3 inches; or, 2 inches and 12 inches? A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test.
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 Recursos Gratuitos para Imprimir  Daniel Ajoy
Recursos para ayudar a los estudiantes en sus tareas escolares. (The long division worksheets include two versions of the method.)
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 Reducing/Simplifying Fractions  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math Common Question
A selection of answers to questions about reducing and simplifying fractions, such as "How do you know when a fraction is in its simplest form?" and "What is the easiest method of reducing fractions to lowest terms?" and "Should fractions always be reduced
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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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 Renaissance Learning Math Software  Renaissance Learning, Inc.
A tool for educators that provides fresh exam and worksheet questions using algorithms to generate unique new permutations each time you use it. It is designed to meet the latest NCTM assessment standards for grades 512 using performance assessment questions
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 Renato Montemurro
Libri dall'inventore delle tabelline times table: L'insegnamento della matematica nella scuola elementare (La Scuola); La matematica dalla scuola dell'infanzia alla scuola elementare (La Nuova Italia); una guida didattica per l'insegnante della scuola
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 Report to the President on the Use of Technology to Strengthen K12 Education in the United States, March 1997  President's Committee on Science and Technology
A paper by the Panel on Educational Technology. Sections include: Introduction; Potential Significance; Hardware and Infrastructure; Software, Content and Pedagogy; Teachers and Technology; Economic Considerations; Equitable Access; Research and Evaluation;
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 The Republic of Mathematics  Gary E. Davis
The Republic of Mathematics™ was founded "to promote happy and productive mathematical experiences for all learners, democratize the learning and teaching of mathematics, and help empower students and teachers in their engagement with mathematics."
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 Research for Better Schools (RBS)
An educational R&D firm serving the MidAtlantic region, currently operating the MidAtlantic Eisenhower Consortium for Mathematics and Science Education. RBS offers educational development, evaluation, technical assistance, and training services
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 Research Ideas  George Gadanidis
Disseminating math education research through performance, and studying the process and impact of research performance. Funded by the Fields Institute, Random Acts of Math brings math ideas to young children and their parents. Music videos of the Math
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 Research in Math Education  Mathematics Education at The Math Forum
Research into the learning and teaching of mathematics: methods; K12 and college undergraduate education (articles, conference sessions); bibliographies; centers; studies; special interest groups; organizations and journals.
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 Research in Practice  Ben BlumSmith
A "math education research digest" by a former teacher, private tutor, and faculty member of Bard College's Master of Arts in Teaching program who went on to pursue his doctoral degree from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University.
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 Research  National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) offers resources that connect math education research to the classroom. Sections include: Research Presession, Clips and Briefs, Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME), Research Agenda
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 Resource Bibliography: Children's Trade Books in Math  Beth G. Newhouse, Department of Mathematics & Statictics, Arizona State University
A selected bibliography of books for kids that teach and reinforce math concepts, organized by topic: counting and number, number operations, large numbers, money, geometry, algebra, miscellaneous topics. Originally compiled by Dorothy Giroux and Denise
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 Resource Room (Math Central)  University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
French version: Centre de ressources. A service of Math Central that allows mathematics educators to share resources having to do with math teaching. Submissions are stored in a database that can be browsed by educational level and curriculum strand,
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 Resources for Teachers  Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)
The LHS at the Univ. of California at Berkeley has been a pioneer in precollege science and mathematics programs that emphasize the "learning by doing" approach, offering many different types of educational programs for all ages. Each of the Lawrence
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 Ressources en français  French Language Math Resources  Math Forum
Mathematics and math education resources available online in French, collected by the Math Forum. Categories: Articles and Publications (Includes excerpts from the journal abraCAdaBRI); Lessons, Activities, Teaching Materials (Lesson plans, online courses,
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 Rethinking Schools Online: An Urban Educational Journal
Founded in 1986 by activist teachers, Rethinking Schools is a nonprofit, independent publisher of educational materials that advocates the reform of elementary and secondary education, with a strong emphasis on issues of equity and social justice. Having
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 The Review Corner
Reviews of educational products for children, including software, books, music, videos and DVDs, toys, and games. Most of the math items are in the software section.
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 The Review Zone  Tina Velgos
Indepth software reviews for parents and teachers. CDROM Reviews in all major educational topic categories including Math and Science; also an alphabetical CDROM index of all titles reviewed, each title with the recommended age or grade level.
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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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 Rhythms and Ratios  Peter Appelbaum
Rhythmic patterns are used to help the student act as apprentice mathematician and citizen mathematician (reading the newspaper, responsible consumerism, etc.). Rhythmic Ratios observations and introductions include the Basic Pattern Idea; Something to
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 Right Brain  Tom Biesanz, Mister Numbers
Biesanz offers a system for learning times tables through worksheets and a CD. The site offers sample worksheets as well as videos that give an experience of the visual patterns in numbers.
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 Rinus Roelofs
Geometric sculpture, animation, structures, and "rhinoceros" (knots) by Roelofs, who exhibited as part of the Escher Centennial celebrations. After studying Applied Mathematics at the Technical University of Enschede (Netherlands), Roelofs earned a degree
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 A River Runs through It  Stephen Meehan and Maureen Nolan
A local river is the focus for this yearlong series of integrated mathematics and science units for gifted fourth and fifth grade students. Site includes a summary, scenario, internet reference links, and web pages by and for students. Part of the Handbook
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 Road Sign Math  Jamie Thingelstad
"Driving + Math = Fun." A game to play on the road, identifying signs that suggest basic or advanced arithmetic, or that display constants, sequences, or primes. See digital photographs of actual street and highway signs that meet the "RSM" rules. Submit
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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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 Robotics: Sensing, Thinking, Acting  The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, CA
An exibit designed to introduce the science behind the design and operation of robots. Features four exhibit areas: Universal Robots: History and Workings of Robotics; Machines and Man: Robotics and Ethics in the 21st Century; Robot Art: Four Bay Area
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 Rockin' the Standards
Musical recordings by a rock band led by a veteran elementary school teacher who takes the lyrics from common tunes and changes them to help kids remember what they've been taught in school. Each of the fourteen songs on the album "Rockin' the Standards
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 The Role of Calculators in Math Education  Heidi Pomerantz, Bert Waits for USI/CPMSA
This PDF article outlines the benefits of calculator use in mathematics classrooms from kindergarten through the university level, describing how calculators, when used appropriately, can be a tool for learning mathematics. The document has six sections:
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 Roles of calculators in the classroom  Pedro Gómez and Bert Waits
The site contains the extended papers of the conferences presented in the Topic Group 18 of the International Congress of Mathematics Education held in Seville in July, 1996. Papers are presented both as web pages and as PDF files.
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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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 Rolling and Learning® with trisquare dice  Creative Enterprises, Inc.
A book describing math games to be played with 14sided dice, suitable for grades K6 or 8. Order form available on the web.
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 Roman Numeral Conversion  InnoVision Technologies
Enter the Arabic number you want to convert to Roman, as long as it's less than 4000.
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 Roman Numeral Date Conversion Guide  Christopher Handy
A guide to deciphering Roman numeral year dates as commonly found in both modern and early printed books, including a Java applet that accepts Roman numeral input in the range 14,999 and converts it to Arabic form. The page explains the basic principles
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 Roman Numerals 101  Oliver Lawrence
The Romans used only seven letters; the combination of a letter and its position could represent any number. They also used a line above the letter, so the numbering system actually represents our own very closely, with fourteen different symbols. The
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 Roman Numerals and Dates  Paul Lewis
An illustrated introduction to Roman numerals, including Roman dates and calendar conversion, history and uses, a page on The Great 1999 Question, and a quiz. Three conversion tables are provided: Numerical 11449; Numerical 14502100; and Alphabetical
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 Roman Numerals Defined  Jim Loy
A listing of some common Roman numerals and a short explanation of how they work.
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