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 Printables: Student Handouts - The Learning Network PDF format printable handouts. Browse by grade or subject; check out the featured handouts; or search for a topic of your choice. Other resources also available through the Lesson Planning Center links on the site. ...more>> The Private Eye - Kerry Ruef A hands-on, investigative teaching approach that attempts to stimulate the wonder of looking closely at the world, thinking by analogy, changing scale, and theorizing. It uses everyday objects, a jeweler's loupe, and a series of simple questions, which ...more>> Proactive Play - Punitha Jayaraman Articles on cognitive development research into, and activities to improve, spatial skills. Posts, which date back to October, 2012, have included "Hari Builds with Construction Set," "Piaget and van Hiele: Compare, Contrast and My Thoughts ...," "Hari's ...more>> Probability and Statistics - Math Forum Links to some of the best Internet resources for probability and statistics: classroom materials, software, Internet projects, and public forums for discussion. ...more>> Probability in the Real World - Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ An introduction to the uses of probability in everyday life, including: weather forecasting, flipping coins, batting averages, lightning strikes, and the lottery. ...more>> Probability - Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ An introduction to basic concepts. ...more>> Probability of Getting Doughnuts - NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project A box of doughnuts contains 4 glazed, 3 cream-filled, and 2 jelly doughnuts. What is the probability of getting a cream-filled doughnut, eating it, and then getting a glazed doughnut? A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency ...more>> Probability: Rolling Dice - NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project Probability: If a die is rolled 18 times, how many times is the number 2 expected to come up? A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test. ...more>> Problem-Attic - EducAide Software Thousands of questions from New York State Regents exams, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), academic competitions, and other test banks. Sign up for a free account ...more>> The Problem of Points - Isaac Reed An age-old gambling problem led to the development of probability by French mathematicians Pascal and Fermat in the 17th century. ...more>> Problem of the Month - Grovedale Secondary College, Grovedale, Victoria, Australia Elementary level problems posted monthly for local elementary school students. Examples include: Sums of square numbers; Trial and error spacial arrangement problem; Sums of whole numbers; Jokes/Riddles in code; Order of operations using number cards; ...more>> Problem of the Week Articles - the Math Forum @ Drexel These three published articles give context to using the Math Forum's Problems of the Week with students: Writing to Develop Understanding: The Math Forum @ Drexel's PoWs; Problems of the Week Engage Students with Special Needs; and The Impact of the ...more>> Problem of the week - Stephen Sproule An index of sites offering Problems of the Week, organized by level: elementary, middle grades, high school, and advanced. Sproule appraises PoW sites according to whether or not they include solutions and archive past puzzles. ...more>> Problems of the Week - Math Forum @ Drexel Our goal with the Problems of the Week is to engage students in non-routine, constructed-response mathematics investigations that integrate writing with problem solving in the math classroom. In addition to the Current PoWs and the Problems of the Week ...more>> Problem Solving (SMILE) - Marilyn McCree, District 12 A lesson that uses a grocery store in the classroom to teach students to solve word problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication or division. From the Practical and Applied Math section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the ...more>> Problem Solving Strategies - Finlay McQuade, Boğaziçi University (Turkey) Strategies for solving problems, each illustrated with sample math challenges and worked solutions: draw a diagram; make a list; guess and check; divide and conquer; look for a pattern; start at the end. Also available in Turkish. ...more>> Professional Development in a Technological Age: New Definitions, Old Challenges, New Resources - Cathy Miles Grant This paper looks broadly at the field of professional development and the underlying principles that guide current approaches. The paper suggests specific issues that come with the process of supporting teachers in technology use, and concludes with a ...more>> Professional Development Program: Learning Math Together - the Math Forum @ Drexel Four types of professional development options: (1) Customized professional development offers opportunities for close collaboration and support over time. (2) Online professional development courses: six-week courses based around the Problem of the Week ...more>> Professional Development Programs for Grade K-12 Teachers of Mathematics - The State University of New Jersey - Rutgers Read about and apply for summer institutes such as Institutes for New Teachers of Mathematics and Science, Helping All Students Succeed in Grades 7-12 Mathematics, the Leadership Program in Discrete Mathematics, and the DIMACS Connect Institute; conferences ...more>> Professional Development - Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI) Learn about the T3 Teacher Leader Cadre Program, on-site systemic professional development; T3 Outreach Program, short term, on-site professional development; T3 international and regional conferences; free online courses for professional development; ...more>> Professor B - Professor B Enterprises, Inc. Arithmetic CDs, algebra books, and other products and services that aim to structure math ".. so it becomes as connected and flowing as a story." ...more>> Professors Rethinking Options in Mathematics for Prospective Teachers (PROMPT) - Humboldt State University Mathematics Department A program funded by the National Science Foundation to bring together mathematics faculty members from across the country to explore the question, "How can we prepare elementary school teachers to teach for the future rather than the past?" The purpose ...more>> Professor Warwick Sawyer - Mark Alder Articles by the author of Mathematician's Delight: "Things and Unthings - An approach to negative numbers," "The Contribution of Music to Mathematical Discovery," "Some Thoughts on Education and Mathematics," "Saturday Morning Mathematics in Cambridge," ...more>> Progetto Rhoda - Emilio Brengio "Numeri con qualità." Software (.exe) per la didattica della matematica nella scuola elementare: problemi; operazioni; geometria; logica; procedure e verifiche; poligoni, angoli, perimetri, e aree; e giochi. ...more>> Program Information Guide Service (NCBE) - The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language (NCELA) Short monographs that provide school-based personnel with information on innovative practices for working with linguistically and culturally diverse students: bilingual and ESL, language minority, immigrants, etc. The National Clearinghouse for English ...more>> Project 2061: Science Literacy for a Changing Future - American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) A long-term initiative to reform K-12 education nationwide so that all high-school graduates will be literate in science. The project is creating a coordinated set of reform tools and services—books, CD-ROMS, on-line resources, and workshops. This site ...more>> Project-Based Learning (Learning and Mathematics) - Blumenfeld, Soloway, Marx, Krajcik, Guzdial, & Palincsar; Math Forum In this 1996 article, "Motivating project-based learning: Sustaining the doing, supporting the learning," Blumenfeld and her colleagues at the University of Michigan describe project-based learning and the benefits of using long-term projects as part ...more>> Project IMPULS - Tokyo Gakugei University Project IMPULS (Project for International Math-teacher Professionalization Using Lesson Study) offers opportunities and ideas for mathematics teachers using lesson study. The library includes lesson study about positive and negative numbers; division; ...more>> Project Search: Math - Buck Institute for Education Dozens of studies and summaries of research on project based learning (PBL) in math. The Buck Institute for Education (BIE) is creates and disseminates products, practices and knowledge for effective PBL. ...more>> Projects for Project-Based Learning (PBL) - WestEd Regional Technology Education Consortium (RTEC) Designed to provide web-based support for teachers, parents, and children who are interested in project-based learning (PBL), design, and invention. Exemplary Projects has lesson plans, ideas, information, and links to PBL resources, and can be used by ...more>> Prongo.com Free online games, such as Batter's Up Baseball and Lemonade Larry, for practicing arithmetic, investing in the stock market with real time stock prices, using logic to guess a number and decipher secret codes, and more. Themes of other games include ...more>> A Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem - Isaac Reed One of the most famous theorems in mathematics, the Pythagorean theorem has many proofs. Presented here is one that relies on Euclidean algebraic geometry and is thus beautifully simple. ...more>> A Proof that e is Irrational - Isaac Reed A proof by contradiction that relies on the expression of e as a power series. ...more>> Properties Glossary - Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ What is an operation? What is an identity? What are the associative, commutative, and distributive properties? What is the property of closure? What is the inverse of something? ...more>> The Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom - Roy Pea, Larry Cuban, Bay Area School Reform Collaborative, TAPPED IN Nationally recognized experts on the subject, Dr. Roy Pea and Dr. Larry Cuban offer their insights in this transcript of speeches each gave to a gathering of organizations that fund school reform projects. A transcript of questions and answers from the ...more>> ProTeacher - ProTeacher A teacher-created resource site for elementary schoolteachers, offering lessons and materials, education news, links for finding schools, news and weather, and a reference desk. An index of links to information on various academic subjects includes Mathematics ...more>> Providing Hands-On, Minds-On, and Authentic Learning Experiences in Mathematics (NCREL) - Cathy Cook; Pathways to School Improvement A linked essay giving overview, background, and issues around constructivist theory and its implementation. "When educators begin to see learning as knowledge construction, they change their thinking about curriculum, instruction, and assessment, developing ...more>> Proving Pi (SMILE) - Gwendolyn D. Williams, Paul Robeson High School A lesson designed to show the ratio of pi by revolving a circle one complete time, and to teach students why the ratio is true. From the Geometry and Measurement section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics ...more>> Psychosemiotic Theory and Educational Practice - Alice Leonard Walkerdine and Corran's (1979) paper showed how psychosemiology may account for developmental data as a potentially fruitful alternative to the better known stage theories, like that of Piaget. They argued that learning mathematics is an ideal activity ...more>> Publishing or Programming? A Framework for the Development and Presentation of Work by Children on the World Wide Web - Judy Keiner A paper to be presented at SIGGRAPH97, Los Angeles, August 8th 1997, involving process writing approaches, and including three criteria for evaluating Web pages. Also links to example sites. ...more>> Pure Numbers Daily Blog New equations every day, made of the individual numerals in the date. Daily entries in this blog, launched on 11 October, 2012 (10/11/12), preserve the order of the individual digits using arithmetic, geometry, trigonometry, combinations and permutations, ...more>> Purplemath - Your Algebra Resource - Elizabeth Stapel Algebra modules provide lessons, practical tips, hints, worked examples, and point out common mistakes in basic triangle length (trigonometry) values, calculators (what model to buy), canceling units, domain and range, exponents, factoring quadratics, ...more>> Puzzlemaker - Discovery Education A puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized puzzles, including math squares and number blocks, online, or buy a CD with editing tools and other extras. ...more>> Puzzle Page - The Black Stump Ltd. More than 150 links to puzzle sites on the Web. A new site is added each week. ...more>> Puzzler - Franklin Institute Online Puzzles from the inQuiry Almanack Puzzle Archive: e.g. Cryptograms, January, 1998. Coded messages hide famous quotations. A clue is offered to begin breaking the code, and an answer key is provided. One puzzle a month from March of 1995 through July of ...more>> Puzzlers - Bryan Clair, University of Chicago A collection of Clair's favorite puzzles (no discussion or answers are provided): The Nine Dots; Weighing Coins; The Dollar Hotel, Planning an Orchard; The Math Department; Tea and Cream; Bugs on a Square; River Crossing; More Crawling Bugs; The Unexpected ...more>> Puzzles, & Riddles - The Contest Center - Frank Rubin Hundreds of puzzles and mathematical problems ranging from kindergarten through post-doctoral levels. For the easier puzzles, answers are provided on the site; names of those who submit correct solutions to harder problems are posted. See also Puzzles ...more>> Puzzle Up - Binary Arts Corporation A collection of others' Java puzzles, baffler and logic questions, "for serious puzzlers," best of the week, and mazes and mysteries, each organized into the three different skill levels of young, brisk, and expert. Also, information on the company's ...more>> PuzzleWise - Test Best International, Inc. A supplemental program consisting of math crossword puzzles, each clue of which links directly to state and national grade-level math skill expectations. The site offers samples, testimonials, prices, and a free newsletter. ...more>> Puzzle Workshop - maths online - University of Vienna, Austria Make your own interactive "jigsaw," or multiple choice puzzles, to save and run on your own computer or to publish on the web. The Applet puzzle creation page requires Java; the Test puzzle creation page allows greater use of mathematical symbols. ...more>>
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