 Deliberative Discourse Idealized and Realized: Accountable Talk in the Classroom and in Civic Life  Sarah Michaels, Catherine O’Connor, Lauren B. Resnick
An article in PDF format. Abstract: Classroom discussion practices that can lead to reasoned participation by all students are presented and described by the authors. Their research emphasizes the careful orchestration of talk and tasks in academic learning.
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 Demiregular Tessellations  Totally Tessellated
Color renditions and a real example of a demiregular tessellation. Templates allow you to print renditions of each tessellation suitable for coloring activities.
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 The De Morgan Journal  London Mathematical Society
The De Morgan Journal aims "to encourage academic mathematicians to reflect on current issues in mathematics education at all levels, from primary school to graduate studies; to encourage them to explore links between higher mathematics and elementary
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 Department of Science & Mathematics Education: Research and Development  Univ. of Melbourne, Australia
Read faculty research and learn about their projects and interests: children's understanding of statistical and probabilistic concepts; the negotiation of meaning in mathematics & science classrooms (The Classroom Project); the expression of algorithms
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 Descartes 3  Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport, Spain
Create interactive math lessons in web page format with this applet, or download any of more than 60 already created applets (ranging from "representing numbers on a straight line" to "tables and algebraic terms," from "geometry and a game of billiards"
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 Designing a Sustainable Standardsbased Assessment System  Don Burger; Midcontinent Regional Educational Laboratory (McREL)
Designing and implementing a sustainable standardsbased system that consistently yields high student achievement involves more than setting and measuring academic goals. Changing to a standardsbased system provides an
opportunity to reexamine the
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 Designing Effective Professional Development: Lessons from the Eisenhower Program  U.S. Department of Education
The second report of the National Evaluation of the Eisenhower Professional Development Program, Part B (State and Local Activities), a multiyear evaluation being conducted by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) under a contract with the U.S.
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 developer.com's collection of math Java applets  EarthWeb, Inc.
A browsable, searchable collection of links, authors, notes, and details about Java applets contributed to developer.com. Software is organized into the categories of basics and children's, fractals, games and puzzles, general, geometry, plotting, graphing,
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 Developing Educational Standards for Schools  Charles Hill; Putnam Valley Schools, New York
An annotated list of sites that have educational standards documents prepared by various states and professional organizations. View standards by subject area or U.S. state. There is a list of state education departments, and resource pages on: U.S. government;
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 Dictionary of Number Words  Intergalactic Power & Light
A dictionary of English language words, phrases, prefixes, suffixes, and
symbols that describe numbers. Cardinal Numbers, Ordinal Numbers, very large numbers, Noninteger Real Numbers, Numeric Ranges.
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 Didax Educational Resources
Didax publishes and distributes books, manipulatives, and software for math, reading, science, and art. The site offers free demo software, product descriptions, information requests, technical support, and current national educational standards. Didax
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 Digital Generation Unit Conversions  Digital Generation
Choose from 26 different categories of engineering and scientific units. Also available at http://www.webcom.com/legacysy/convert2/convert2.html and http://www.legacysy.com/~legacysy/convert2/convert2.html.
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 Digital Library: Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology Education (SMETE)  NEEDS
This site contains a searchable working prototype of a National Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education Digital Library; a prototype federated search for the math community and the American Mathematics Metadata Task Force (AMMTF);
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 Digital Library  The Exploratorium, San Francisco
The Exploratorium AtoZ. Archived webcasts, web cams, past exhibitions: stills, movies, sounds, and other experimental items. Online versions of a few of the Exploratorium's interactive exhibits; the Exhibit CrossReference  an experimental database
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 Digital Manipulatives: New Toys to Think With  Resnick, Martin, Berg, Borovoy, Colella, Kramer, Silverman; MIT Media Laboratory
Manipulative materials such as Cuisenaire Rods and Pattern Blocks enable children to explore mathematical and scientific concepts such as number and shape through direct manipulation of physical objects. Resnick et al. have developed a new generation
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 Dipping math scores heat up debate over math teaching...  Bridget Murray, American Psychological Association (APA) Monitor
... psychologists differ over the merits of teaching children 'whole math'. An APA newsletter article that outlines the debate over the effectiveness of whole math, a demonstrative approach where manipulatives help children understand math concepts. "Some
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 Disabilities and Math Anxiety  Math Forum, Teacher2Teacher FAQ
Answers to a frequently asked question: How can I help my child who has a physical or learning disability?
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 Discover Magazine  The Walt Disney Company
The monthly magazine of science and technology. Covers space, biology, health, medicine, AIDS, computers, new technology, the environment, astronomy, ancient life, archeology, evolution, physics, mathematics, ecology, and more. Available online: selected
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 Discussing Undergraduate Mathematics Education on the Internet  Steve Weimar for MAA Online; The Math Forum
Descriptions of good math discussion groups: what kinds of conversations you will find, how to access them, etc. Teaching and learning mathematics: MATHEDU, AMTE, MATHEDCC, DEVELOPMENTAL MATH. Topicspecific lists: MATHHISTORYLIST, APCALC, APSTAT,
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 Discussions  Math Forum
The Math Forum's discussions include mathematics and math educationrelated newsgroups, mailing lists, and Webbased discussions. Read recent and older messages, find out how to subscribe to a mailing list that interests you, read an MAA Online article
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 Distance Calculator Between Cities  Dan Gallagher
Enter two cities or countries and this CGI illustrates them on a scaled political map, calculates the distance between the two locations in miles and kilometers, and provides information about latitude, longitude, bearing, and airports. All latitude and
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 Dividing 12foot Boards  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
Lewis needs 1,500 boards to build a small rocket. Each board must be 3 feet long. If boards are sold in 12 foot lengths, how many boards must Lewis buy and cut into 3 foot pieces to get the 1,500 he needs? A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th
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 Dividing Decimals  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math Common Question
A selection of answers to questions about dividing decimals, including how to divide decimals with a remainder.
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 Dividing Decimals  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
Dividing decimals: What is 12.8 divided by .04? A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test.
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 Dividing: Fractions and Mixed Numbers  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
What is 1 1/2 divided by 1/2? A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test.
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 Dividing Fractions  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
How do you divide fractions? Say, 2/3 divided by 3/4.
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 Divisibility Rules  Calculation Tips & Tricks, The Math Forum
Tips for figuring out whether a number can be divided by the numbers 313, with a Spanish translation and an explanation of why the rules work by Robert L. Ward.
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 Divisibility Rules  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
How can you tell whether a number is divisible by another number (leaving no remainder) without actually doing the division? Why do 'divisibility rules' work?
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 Divisibility Rules to 50 and Beyond  Stephen D.T. Froggatt; Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
A quick way of testing primality of larger numbers: the idea of deleting the last digit and adding or subtracting a multiple of the digit from the remaining number can be generalized to test for divisibility by prime numbers up to 50 and beyond.
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 Divisibility War  Diane Reed
A game designed for secondary level students studying basic mathematics to use the divisibility tests to determine whether a number is divisible by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, and 10.
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 DLK MathsWork Software
Selfdifferentiating, topicspecific math software for Windows 3.1 and above, on number, shape and space, and data handling. All of the practice modules have on screen monitoring at three levels. Six problem modules designed to improve users' application
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 The Doctor X Amazing Griddable Multiplication Contraption  Gordon Anderson
Click a color from the left of this 10×10 JavaScript array, then paint the grey boxes with it to illustrate how rectangular area, multiplication, and the distributive property interrelate. As products color the grid, the column on the left dynamically
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 DO MATH...and you can do anything!  National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Features grade levelspecific mathematical activities that children can do with their families and on their own, as well as links to other sites where children can explore the connections between math and some possible career paths. Also includes a family
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 Dominoes Activity  Suzanne Alejandre
A classroom activity (similar to Pentomino + 1 = Hexomino; a variation on polyominoes) aligned to the NCTM and California Standards, to be explored through manipulatives (paper dominoes). Students explore whether it is possible to cover a 6x5 grid with
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 Doodal  Neil Thapen
Draw fractals freehand using a computer mouse: select a "brush size" to specify width in pixels, then click and drag in the large orange frame, the contents of which get copied in however many blue frames you specify. To rotate a blue box, click it while
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 Double Division  Jeff Wilson
Double Division is a method for doing manual division that reinforces the principles of division and gives students success with a less frustrating alternative. The online calculator shows and explains each step. Feedback from teachers who've used the
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 Doubling Pennies  Math Forum, a Classic Problem from the Ask Dr. Math FAQ
Which is more, a million dollars or a penny doubled every day?
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 Downloads  Mac  Mathematics  CNET Download.com
Search this site to find a particular piece of software for the Mac, or browse their mathematics listings.
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 Downloads  PC  Mathematics  CNET Download.com
Search this site to find a particular piece of software for the PC, or browse their mathematics listings.
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 A Dozen Reasons Why Schools Should Avoid Filtering  From Now On (FNO)
Why schools should not block access to particular sites: filters may not work very well;. they may work too well; they may increase attention to SMUT and spur motivation; their ongoing cost may block better programs from your students; they may create
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 Dragonfly Web Pages  Miami Univ. of Ohio with the NSTA
Dragonfly is an inquirydriven magazine published bimonthly during the school year, inspiring children to join with their peers and with scientists in national and international investigations. Dragonfly also publishes poetry, autobiographies, natural
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 Dr. Alfred Posamentier  Education Update, Inc.
Blog by the Dean of Education at Mercy College (New York). Posamentier's Posts, which date back to August, 2010, have included "A Power Loop," "The Unusual Number Nine," "The Irrepressible Number 1," "Enriching Mathematics Instruction, Rather than Teaching
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 Dramatic Results
This nonprofit educational arts agency improves students' academic confidence and performance "by stimulating curiosity and fostering creativity through a handson, artsbased approach to learning." Dramatic Results specializes in curriculum that integrates
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 DreamCalc for Windows  Andy Thomas
A freeware scientific calculator for Windows, intended to replace standard handheld calculators. Fully featured range of math, scientific, statistical & financial functions. Supports natural fractions, complex numbers, basen logic, unit conversions
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 Dr. Freemath  Bob Pawloski, Office of Internet Studies, University of Nebraska  Omaha
Archives of a project where elementary classes asked mathematics questions of the Omaha FreeNet, Project TEAM Internet (UNO), and the Technology Task Force of the Eastern Region Math and Science Coalition. Questions and answers range from "At the speed
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 Dr Mike's Math Games for Kids  Michael Hartley
Free printable and online math games for kids: traffic jam, times tables, magic square, magic hexagon, sugar sugar, Archimedean tilings, magical calculator birthday trick, and more. Newsletters include Monday Morning Math, with what math says about daily
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 Dynamic Number  KCP Technologies, Inc.
Classroomready activities of The Geometer's Sketchpad® for interacting with mathematical objects to develop deep understanding of number and early algebra concepts. Some of this content received support from the National Science Foundation (NSF)
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 Dyscalculator  Pind, Pernille; and Bjerre, Erik
A calculator app to help dyscalculics by showing quantities in multiple representations: as digits, as words, and (for comparisons) graphically. Dyscalculator also speaks figures aloud and rounds numbers. Developed for iPhone, iPad, and Android with the
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 Dyscalculia.org  R. M. Newman
Learn about dyscalculia: definitions, cognitive research, symptoms, diagnosis and best practices, classroom techniques, home learning aids, legal questions, papers such as "Developmental Perspectives on Dyscalculia: Implications for Teaching in the Middle
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 Dyslexia  George Row
A compensium of links to other WWW pages and discussion groups on Dyslexia: basics, organizations, bibliographies, archives, software, research; also special needs education in general; and pointers to general disability information.
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