 Tracking  Education Week on the Web
Should schools  as the engine of democracy  provide relatively similar curricula for all students? Or should they instead sort students by skill levels and prepare them for their different roles as adults? A discussion of the pros and cons of tracking,
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 Traditionalist Becoming NonTraditional  Christy Sutton
"It wasn't until I was already a teacher and took some math courses for Professional Learning that my rule following math approach was tested. Once I began my Masters Degree in K8 Math Ed from the UGA campus in Griffin my math world was really shaken
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 Traditional Schooling: Articles and Research  Carolyn K., Hoagies' Gifted Education Page
Articles and reports on traditional schooling issues: Academic Acceleration; Advocacy; Bullies; Curriculum Adjustments; Early (or late) Kindergarten; Educational Theories; Grouping; Individualized Education Profiles (IEPs); Mentors; Success Stories; Testing
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 Traffic Jam  Math Forum
Equal numbers of people face each other with one open slot between them. Everybody faces the open slot. If there are 6 people there will be 7 slots, 6 of
which must always have people in them. People must attempt to exchange places without turning around.
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 Traffic Signs  Richard C. Moeur
Graphics of the most commonly used traffic signs in the United States, useful for challenging students to find symmetrical signs (in addition to polygons).
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 Transformations  David A. Reid
A transformation is a onetoone mapping on a set of points. The most common transformations map the points of the plane onto themselves, in a way which keeps all lengths the same. These transformations are called isometries. Another common sort of transformation
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 Transparent Media  Transparent Media, Inc.
Commercial software company offering shareware software for fraction exploration, as well as other free downloads and commercial products.
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 Transum  John Tranter
Activities, puzzles, problems, investigations, "starters of the day," "shine + write" prompts to project on a whiteboard for students to then write on as part of a whole class exposition, Flash games, and more.
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 Triangle with one 90degree Angle  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
A triangle with one 90 degree angle is always: an equilateral triangle; an acute triangle; an obtuse triangle; or, a right triangle? A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test.
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 Tribute to Invariance  Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny
As a competitive activity, the Squares and Circles game is not very challenging in itself. That is to say, the outcome of the game does not depend on how the game proceeds. The challenge is to come up with this realization and establish its veracity.
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 A Tribute to Miro  Kathy Sederquist, Namaste Art Center
Students learn how contemporary artists work by doing a painting in the style of the Catalan artist Joan Miró. The basic lines in drawing, including vertical, horizontal, diagonal, and curved, are reviewed through experimentation.
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 Tricks for Learning Math  Math Forum, Teacher2Teacher FAQ
Answers to a frequently asked question: What are some math tricks and mnemonic devices I can use with my students?
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 Trigonometry (S.O.S. Mathematics)  Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, Univ. of Texas at El Paso
An online course: learning units presented in worksheet format review the most important results, techniques and formulas in college and precollege trigonometry. Trigonometry: Angle Measures, Trigonometric Functions (magic identity, Addition Formulas,
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 Triumph of the Nerds: A History of the Computer  Robert X. Cringely; PBS Online
A companion Web site for the Public Broadcasting System television special hosted by Robert Cringely, "Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires." Learn how youthful amateurs, hippies, and selfproclaimed "nerds" accidentally changed the world.
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 The True Size Of ...  Talmage, James; Maneice, Damon
Putting the Mercator projection into perspective, one place at a time. Search the world for names of countries, provinces, and U.S. states by name, then drag outlines of them around to compare the actual areas of the land masses.
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 The Truth About Math Standards and InformationAge Math Reform  Bill Quirk
An antireform site offering a critical analysis of the NCTM Standards and TERC math.
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 The Truth Tree's Math and Logic Board  Bob Scott, Ron Savori
A collection of math and logic problems, from Pascal's Pizza Parlor and Leaning Ladders to The Old Lady and the Eggs and The Rickety Table Disaster. Register to solve these and other problems and compete with other visitors to The Truth Tree.
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 Tumblehome Learning
Makers of educational products such as Lost in Tangrams and  through a partnership with TERC, with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF)  Mixing in Math (MiM) cards, gameboards, and books.
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 TurnOnCCMath.net  Confrey, Jere, et al.
Learning trajectories that unpack the K8 Common Core State Standards (CCSSS) for Mathematics from the standpoint of student learning, and elaborate the underlying scientific research in mathematics education. Click on a hexagon or a trajectory for detailed
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 Tutor.com  Tutor.com, Inc.
Onetoone realtime help from professional subject experts and librarians. Students looking for homework help may check if their local library or afterschool center offers free tutor.com tutoring; try tutor.com personal online tutoring free for a week;
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 The Tutor House: math  Adrianne Meldrum
Tutoring elementary and middle school students, Meldrum would often "hunt the Internet for tips and helps on teaching concepts to my students. I find great stuff, but I wanted somewhere central that other tutors like me could find them...." Every Wednesday
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 Tutorial World  Strategic Thinking Business P/L Singapore
Provides two sample printable worksheets covering a variety of topics for
preschool and primary grades from 1 to 6. Registered users (approximately
US $11.10) have access to more worksheets and also answer sheets.
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 TutorIT Math Skill Tutors  Intelligent Micro Systems, Ltd's (DBA Scandura)
Adaptive tutorials that identify what a math student does and does not know  and then provide the information needed by that student to master the skills taught. Packages include basic facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division), algorithms
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 TutorLinker: The Most Innovative Tutor Network  TutorLinker.com
TutorLinker uses online map system so people who are looking for local tutors can easily find their location and compare with other tutors. All services are currently free.
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 TutorMatch  TutorMatch.com
A tutoring referral service for educators and students. Professional and skilled tutors offer academic assistance and skills development, geared to the learning styles of their students. Tutoring options include face to face meetings or individualized
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 TutorNEXT  tutorNEXT, Inc.
Oneonone, individualized tutoring sessions in math and English. An enrichment program in math, and free printable math worksheets, are also available. Full listing of services on the site.
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 TutorTeddy.com
Online tutoring sessions across grades in arithmetic, algebra, statistics, probability, calculus, geometry, and trigonometry. The TutorTeddy.com site also freely offers more than a hundred chalkboard video lectures and worked problems.
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 Tutor World Online
This online tutoring service sells homework help and SAT preparation packages. The Tutor World Online journal posts free primers in math.
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 tutpup
Basic arithmetic questions for children to solve while racing against each other, anonymously, as a clock counts down. The site shows what you got right and wrong, and how your performance compares with your opponent's on each question. The games run
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 TuvaLabs  Tuvalabs LLC
Common Corealigned math learning units based on "topics, news stories, and significant events occurring in student's life outside school," such as sports and nutrition.
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 TuxMath  Tux4Kids
This freely downloadable arcade game challenges students to protect the penguin's igloos by solving arithmetic problems.
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 Twenty Tosses (TEAMS)  Jeannie Toshima; TEAMS Distance Learning, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Toss a coin twenty times, and share class results. Students predicted how many heads or tails they might get if they toss a coin 20 times; tossed coins 20 times and recorded their results; compared their predictions with the actual results; teachers collected
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 Two Points of View  Tom O'Brien
"Children are not stones or recording devices. They are, first of all, sensemakers." In summarizing his work with practicing teachers on the four basic operations, the author responds to H. H. Wu's article, "What's Sophisticated about Elementary Mathematics?"
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 Two Trains  Math Forum, a Classic Problem from the Ask Dr. Math FAQ
Two trains leave different cities heading toward each other at different speeds. When and where do they meet?
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 Typing Math  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
How should I type exponents? What about square roots? Why not use tabs? May I send attachments?
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 UberSmart Math Facts  David Kocur
UberSmart Math Facts is a flash card program intended to help kids memorize the basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. Site also has printable worksheets for noncomputer practice. Try it free for 30 days or purchase a license.
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 UC Museum of Paleontology  University of California at Berkeley
Online exhibits, education and outreach programs, catalogs and collections, and links to other science and museum sites. Paleontology incorporates many different kinds of data from different fields. Search for type specimen data from the museum's Catalogs
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 UCSB Department of Mathematics Center for Mathematical Inquiry  Regents of the University of California
Developing "inquirybased learning approaches in the teaching of mathematics and a research base that examines teaching and learning through inquirybased practices." See past workshops, course materials for University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB)
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 UK Mirror Service  Joint Information Systems Committee, Higher Education Funding Councils, UK
Formerly HENSA, this national software archive service benefits the higher education and research community in the UK, funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee of the Higher Education Funding Councils. It maintains copies of electronic archives
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 The Ultimate Puzzle Site  van Gassel, Heijmans, van Veldhoven
A site in English and Dutch by three Dutch students. Contents include: Various Basic Puzzles and Riddles (no mathematics); Harder Puzzles and Riddles (no mathematics); Mathematical and Logicdeductional Puzzles with solutions; BrainTeasers; and Complex
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 ULTRALAB  Anglia Polytechnic University, U.K.
A research centre that writes software for learners of all ages and researches all aspects of the use of technology in learning. Reports, papers, and articles; 'old' software and hardware computing archive.
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 Ululab
Makers of Slice Fractions, a wordless puzzle through ice and lava to clear a path for a woolly mammoth. Also available in French.
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 Uncle Bob's Puzzles  Robert & Claire Mead, Haverhill, NH, USA
Math and logic problems (no solutions); if you have questions, want a hint, or want to submit a solution you're invited to email the author. Asterisks indicate greater difficulty: Blind Cowboy; A Game of Catch; The Next Three; Grandpa's Birthday; Square
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 Understanding (Learning and Mathematics)  Greeno, Riley; Math Forum
In their 1987 article, "Processes and Development of Understanding," James G. Greeno of Stanford University and Mary S. Riley of San Diego State University examine why younger children seem to lack the ability of older children to solve mathematical word
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 Understanding Mathematics: From Counting to Calculus  Keith Kressin, K Squared Publishing, Inc.
A comprehensive book for anyone who desires clear and concise math explanations, written for a nontechnical audience to cover the math fundamentals normally taught from first grade through college (for more information, see the Table of Contents).
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 Understanding 'Rate' Word Problems  Rick Garlikov
A conceptual explanation of doing various kinds of math "rate" problems (e.g., "distance/speed/time" problems, problems involving combining work done by different agents working at different rates of speed, quantity/proportion problems, etc.).
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 Understanding Temperatures  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
These were the low temperatures recorded for January 15 in these cities: Minneapolis:  6 degrees; Cleveland: 5 degrees; Fargo: 11 degrees; Chicago: 2 degrees; Milwaukee: 3 degrees; Detroit: 1 degree. Which city had the low temperature closest to 0
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 Under the Dome  Mike Wiernicki
Blog by a math coach and a consultant for Learner's Advantage. Posts, which date back to October, 2013, have included "A Number Talks Reflection — A Look Back Over the Past 3 Years ...," "Relevant Decimals Lesson," "The Penny Cube," and "Are Your
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 Undusting Napier's Bones  Alexandros Diploudis; HeriotWatt University, UK
Biographical information about the Scottish mathematician John Napier, generally considered the inventor of logarithms, with a Java simulation of Napier's bones, a method for performing arithmetic operations by the manipulation of rods (called "bones"
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 The Uniform Polyhedra  Roman Maeder
A shortened version of the notebook Polyhedra.ma from Illustrated Mathematics [Gloor/Amrhein/Maeder95]. Uniform polyhedra have regular faces and congruent vertices. Allowing for nonconvex faces and vertex figures, there are 75 such polyhedra, as well
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