 The University of Chicago School Mathematics Program (UCSMP)
A K12 curriculum begun in 1983, with educational materials designed to bring the real world into the classroom, emphasizing reading, problemsolving, everyday applications, and the use of calculators, computers, and other technologies. Unnecessary repetition
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 Unsilence Students' Voices  Suzanne Alejandre
Article discussing how to provide an opportunity for all students to contribute to math classroom discussions. Originally published in the September, 2012, issue of the CMC ComMuniCator, journal of the California Mathematics Council, this article intersperses
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 Untangling the Mathematics of Knots (MegaMath)  Nancy Casey; Los Alamos National Laboratory
Fundamentals of knot theory for a wide range of levels  a variety of activities for exploring knots made from pieces of rope. Students can make and verify observations about knots, classify them, combine them, and find ways to determine if two knots
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 US2020
By organizing a million mentors from industry, this organization hopes to provide "uplifting moments of discovery to children through realworld, handson projects and academic coaching" in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The
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 U.S. Department of Education
Extensive and varied education information in categories including: educational initiatives (President's and Secretary's priorities), funding opportunities, student financial assistance, research and statistics, news and events, programs and services,
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 Use A Chair To Teach Math (SMILE)  Laura B. Reed, Rosa L. Parks School
A lesson designed to teach students some basic operations of math through measuring a chair. Sample questions: What size box would it take to mail the chair? Could two chairs fit in the same box? How many chairs could fit in this room? What area of space
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 Usenet FAQ Archive : Recreation : Puzzles  Netmeg Internet
Problems and puzzles, with solutions, from the rec.puzzles archives, in the categories: analysis, arithmetic, combinatorics, competition, decision, geometry, group, induction, instructions, language, logic, physics, pickover, probability, real life, references,
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 U.S. Geological Survey  U.S. Department of the Interior
Scientific factfinding and research organization of the U.S. Dept. of the Interior; the principal source of scientific and technical expertise in the earth sciences within the U.S. Federal Government. Includes The Learning Web, where Teacher Developed
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 Using Children's Literature in Mathematics  Elaine Young
A list of children's books (with authors) that can be used in math lessons.
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 Using Manipulatives  Math Forum, Teacher2Teacher FAQ
Answers to a frequently asked question: What role can manipulatives play in the classroom?
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 Using Technology to Enhance Engaged Learning for AtRisk Students (NCREL)  Barbara Means; Pathways to School Improvement
A "critical issue": An increasing number of educators are calling for high standards and challenging learning activities for atrisk students. New technologies can provide meaningful learning experiences for all children, especially those at risk of educational
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 Using Technology to Support Education Reform  Means, Blando, Olson, Middleton, Morocco, Remz, & Zorfass
1993 publication of the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U. S. Department of Education. Includes sections on educational technologies, support for student learning activities, support for teacher functions, effects on student achievement,
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 Using the Internet: Mathematics  Douglas Butler; Pearson Publishing (U.K.)
A 55page looseleaf book compiled to save teachers time finding excellent resources on the WWW and to provide a curriculumbased bank of ideas. Support activities do not demand that students have free access to the Web. The pack is divided into ten main
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 Using Virtual Manipulatives on the Web to Develop Number Sense  Margo Lynn Mankus
Java applets, activities, handmade manipulatives, and links related to the topic.
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 U.S. Metric Association (USMA), Inc.  Don Hillger; Colorado State University
A national nonprofit organization that advocates U.S. conversion to the International System of Units, which goes by the abbreviation SI, also called the modern metric system. The process of changing our system of units to the metric system is called
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 Utah Elementary Mathematics  David A. Smith
Blog of conceptual frameworks and other classroom resources for Utah educators implementing the Utah Core State Standards. Smith, the Elementary Mathematics Specialist at the Utah State Office of Education (USOE), has posted since October, 2013; and also
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 Valgetal (Falling Numbers)  Rinze Joustra
A PC (Windows 3.x/95/98/NT/Msdos) game that challenges players to complete basic math equations by controlling the placement of numbers falling into a container. (To make a column of 3 blocks, the number above must be the sum of the 2 numbers beneath.)
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 Valuing as the Key to Unsilencing  Suzanne Alejandre
"At the heart of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Initiative is the valued learner, a learner with an active voice in his/her own learning. Under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) practices and assessment many students' voices have fallen silent.... Valuing
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 VA Mathematics Standards of Learning  Virginia Department of Education
Standards for Virginia Public Schools, adopted 2009. The Standards of Learning for Mathematics identify the mathematics content that teachers in Virginia are expected to teach and students are expected to learn. Standards are identified for kindergarten
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 Vancouver Math Tutor  Vlad
Tutoring services for the Vancouver, B.C. (Canada) area; articles on tutoring; and algebra and probability materials used in tutoring.
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 Various Calendars  Jim Loy
An elementary introduction to the different calendars used throughout Western history (Julian, Gregorian), Ancient Egypt, and by the Mayans.
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 vectorkids: math flashards and learning tools  Rick Larson, vectorkids.com
This site is dedicated to providing learning tools for elementary and middle school students. Enjoy math flashcards to strengthen basic skills, increase proficiency, and increase test scores. Subjects include geometry, fractions, divisibility rules,
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 VedicMaths.Org  Clive Middleton, Kenneth Williams, and Mark Gaskell
Learn about the ancient system of mathematics of the Vedas through interactive tutorials, research and teaching articles, recommended books and websites, a list of sutras translated from the original Sanskrit, a calendar of events, newsletter, and references
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 Ventura Educational Systems
An online store offering product information on GraphPower, Geometry Toolkit, Probability Toolkit, Balancing Act, HandsOn Math Vols. 1, 2, and 3, Puzzle Logic, Algebra Concepts, Geometry Concepts, Coordinate Geometry, and more. The site provides links
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 Videodiscovery
A publisher and distributor of innovative multimedia products for educators and families. Laserdiscs and CDROMs for the K12 and college market. Product offerings now include laserdiscs with accompanying software, as well as CDROMs for both the school
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 Video Lectures in Mathematics  Jerry Farlow
An online pinboard gathering thousands of visual links to a broad range of math videos. Categories include applications of math; famous mathematicians; math education; math humor; math on TV, movies; STEM math initiatives; and "instructional: K12." Farlow
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 Videos for the Curious Mind  TMW Media Group
A catalog of educational videos, with teacher guides, to supplement classroom, home, or independent study. Tapes include Algebra Tutor, Geography, Understanding Science, the Tell Me Why Children's Video Encyclopedia series based on the books by Arkady
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 Views of the Solar System  Calvin J. Hamilton
A multimedia exploration of the Sun, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, meteorites, and more. Study the latest scientific information or the history of space exploration, rocketry, early astronauts, space missions, and spacecraft through an archive of
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 Visual Fractions  Richard E. Rand
A site with 19 Java programs that provide instruction and practice in identifying, renaming, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions. Number lines are drawn to demonstrate each example. Programs include: Identify Fractions; Identify Mixed
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 Visualizing Math
Tumblr of mathematical images begun June, 2013, by two high school students from Minnesota. Images have included "A panorama on a Möbius strip," "Fractal Trees by Robert Fathauer," "elegantly constructed proofs through visual inspection," "animation
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 Visual Math Learning: An interactive multimedia tutorial  Wayne Allen Bateman
An online tutorial, intended to teach students basic math concepts using interactive multimedia for aid in visualization. Proceed through the text (more sections are planned), or work with the individual exercises separately.
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 Voce Viva ScriviFacile  Danieli Alessandro, SLD Software (Scribit&Legit&Dicit)
Interactive software for the four basic operations and algebraic expressions, primarily in Italian. "Dimostrazione del software Voce Viva ScriviFacile, con sintesi vocale e con comunicazioni vocali interattive che guidano nello svolgimento delle divisioni
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 Volume and Surface Area (SMILE)  Charlotte Goldwater, Kenwood Academy
A lesson for grades K12 designed to teach students to understand the difference between surface area and volume. From the Geometry and Measurement section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative
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 Volume of Water in an Aquarium  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
How much water will fit in an aquarium that is shaped like a box and is 10 inches high, 6 inches wide, and 14 inches long? A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test.
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 Voyager Learning Math Solutions  Cambium Learning, Inc.
Math curricula and programs from "your comprehensive intervention partner": Inside Algebra, Voyager Online Algebra, Vmath Summer Adventure, VmathLive, Showtime! Math, Vmath, TeachingBOT, and TransMath.
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 Vygotsky's Distinction Between Lower and Higher Mental Functions and Recent Studies on Infant Cognitive Development  Eugene Subbotsky; Psychology Department, University of Lancaster, UK
One of the major theoretical advances of Vygotsky's approach to cognitive development was his thesis that human mental functions are social in origin. In making this claim, Vygotsky was confronted with the difficulty of reconciling it with the fact that
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 Walpha Wiki  Derek Bruff and others
As collaborative site to record how secondary and undergraduate math educators use WolframAlpha, or Walpha as it's called here, in the classroom. In particular, the authors are interested in how students might use Walpha themselves, as well as how teachers
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 WASL Math Prompts  Port Angeles School District, Washington state
Sample questions for the WASL, Washington State Assessment of Student Learning. Most questions have answers printed above the questions. Sample questions are offered for kindergarten through high school levels, organized by mathematical content, and accompanied
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 WatchKnowLearn  Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi
Thousands of free online math educational videos, categorized into topics such as mathematics for young learners, number operations, math in the real world, precalculus, math study skills and test prep, and history of math.
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 Water Tidbits: Questions and Answers  U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Topics covered include: Water use in the United States, USGS water data and measurements; Water use in your home; Chemistry and water. Links to other sites about water.
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 WatsonMath.com  Elaine Watson
A repository for ideas and links that support Watson's work as a K12 mathematics consultant, such as spreading the word about the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and how they can be implemented by classroom teachers. Posts, which date back
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 The Weather Calculator  National Weather Service, El Paso, TX
The El Paso National Weather Service Office's weather calculator provides temperature, moisture, pressure, and wind unit conversions for 16 different weatherrelated variables.
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 Weather Underground  University of Michigan
One Sky, Many Voices: resources for collaborative study of current weather events for K12 classrooms, afterschool groups, and athome learning. Gather data on weather information on the Web, current conditions around the world, historical weather patterns,
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 Weather Watchers  Noelle Kreider, Instructional Technology Development Consortium (ITDC)
An Instructional Technology Development Consortium project, this WebQuest for K2 students explores concepts of weather including: short term weather changes; the influence of weather on daily human life; the effects of severe weather on human life; learning
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 WebBased Mathematics Activities for the Early Years  Instituto de Informática Educativa (IIE), Universidad de la Frontera, Temuco, Chile
These materials are a translation of the Spanish materials created by the Instituto de Informática Educativa (IIE), Universidad de la Frontera, Temuco, Chile. The first and second units have been translated into English, and the third unit is available
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 The Web Classroom  Eagle Eye Web Masters
An educational site from Australia that provides lessons and tests to help students understand concepts in Mathematics and build language skills in English. Elementary and Middle School math pages offer Fun with Fractions, "What Number," Times Tables,
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 WebCrawler
Search the WebCrawler contentsindexed database by keyword  the contents of documents are indexed, not just their titles and URLs. You may include both general and specific queries. Or browse categories: Arts & Books; Autos; Careers; Computers &
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 WebMath: Instant Solutions to Math Problems
Instant solutions to math problems: look over the various links on the home page until you find a topic that seems to describe the math problem you're working on. Select a link then another and you will be presented with a blank form into which you can
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 Web Maths  Serge Henry
Un site pour les mathématiques scolaires, utilizant le multimédia (Flash) pour apprendre et comprendre les maths. Aussi, un forum pour poser des questions; l'aide en ligne.
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 Web Worksheet Wizard  High Plains Regional Technology in Education Consortium (HPRTEC)
Create a lesson, worksheet or class page on the World Wide Web with this webbased utility. Also, locate existing worksheets by keywords, dates, grade levels, or subjects such as math. Hosted by Advanced Learning Technologies in Education Consortia at
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