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 vismath - vismath GmbH A shop of math manipulatives organized into "Build & Construct" (such as Fat Brain Toys, Itsphun, Papercraft, Pattern Blocks, Plus-Plus, and Zometool); "See & Observe" (films, Mathematician's Dice, Playart magnetic sets, postcards, and wooden polyhedra); ...more>> 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 ...more>> 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 ...more>> 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. ...more>> 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 ...more>> Volume and Surface Area (SMILE) - Charlotte Goldwater, Kenwood Academy A lesson for grades K-12 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 ...more>> 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. ...more>> 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. ...more>> Voyager Sopris Learning - Voyager Sopris Learning, Inc. Research-based curricula, targeted interventions, assessments for Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS), positive school climate resources, and professional services to educators working with preK-12 students who have special needs ...more>> 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 ...more>> Walpha Wiki - Derek Bruff and others As collaborative site to record how secondary and undergraduate math educators use Wolfram|Alpha, 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 ...more>> 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 ...more>> 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, pre-calculus, math study skills and test prep, and history of math. ...more>> 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. ...more>> WatsonMath.com - Elaine Watson A repository for ideas and links that support Watson's work as a K-12 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 ...more>> 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 weather-related variables. ...more>> Weather Underground - University of Michigan One Sky, Many Voices: resources for collaborative study of current weather events for K-12 classrooms, after-school groups, and at-home learning. Gather data on weather information on the Web, current conditions around the world, historical weather patterns, ...more>> Weather Watchers - Noelle Kreider, Instructional Technology Development Consortium (ITDC) An Instructional Technology Development Consortium project, this WebQuest for K-2 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 ...more>> Web-Based 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 ...more>> 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, ...more>> WebCrawler Search the WebCrawler contents-indexed 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 & ...more>> 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 ...more>> 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. ...more>> 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 web-based utility. Also, locate existing worksheets by keywords, dates, grade levels, or subjects such as math. Hosted by Advanced Learning Technologies in Education Consortia at ...more>> Weekend Projects—Picnic Geometry - Make Podcast This video shows how to build an icosahedron out of paper plates, cups, or plastic sheeting—and pack some geometry into your next picnic! MAKE's accompanying post provides step-by-step instructions for assembling icosahedra from picnic supplies. ...more>> Welcome to Steve's Blog - Steven Rasmussen Blog of Steve Rasmussen, the CEO and President of KCP Technologies, between 2007-2008. Ideas, commentary, photos, and "adventures relating to mathematics education" included Rejuvenating the Mathematics Education Profession; Welcome to My Taxi Diaries ...more>> West Contra Costa Unified School District Mathematics Center - Kennedy High School Common Core mathematics resources, presentations, instructional videos, lessons, mathematics applets, parent guides, and other materials developed by the Richmond (California) school district. ...more>> The Western Reserve Reading Project - The Ohio State University With over four hundred pairs of twins participating in annual data collection sessions over the past ten years, the Western Reserve Reading Project (WRRP) explores how the environment affects children's ability to learn "by evaluating how genes and environmental ...more>> WGCU-TV: The Faculty Lounge - SW Florida Public TV, Ft. Meyers/Naples, FL Tools to help use the Internet in the classroom. Annotated lists of links: topics include: Copyright and the WWW; Distance Learning; Financial Aid and Scholarships; FTP; Gopher; Grants; Job Hunting on the Internet; Magazines, Newspapers, and 'Zines On-Line; ...more>> Whales: A Thematic Web Unit - Kimberlye P. Joyce, Curry School A thematic unit for cooperative learning across the K-5 integrated curriculum; an interactive resource for teachers, students and parents. Teacher Resources (Bibliography, Book Reviews, Glossary, Homework Suggestions); Student Activities (Whale Research, ...more>> What do we know about mathematics curricula? - Alan Schoenfeld, Journal of Mathematical Behavior In the absence of either large-scale empirical proof of success or the existence of compelling and documentable standards, there is reason to be cautious. The traditionalists are nervous for good reason. It should be noted, however, that the resistance ...more>> What Good is Math? - Peck, Rosser, Pifer; University of Richmond A site designed to show middle school students how math is useful. Examples are drawn from everyday experience; topics include art, finance, grades, sports, planning a party or a trip, and cooking. Created by pre-service math teachers. ...more>> What, How, and the Web - Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny More on place value. "There is an obvious confusion there between two questions, what to teach and how to teach it. Does the failure of the New Math to present a specific topic necessarily imply that teaching this topic has no merit? The New Math has ...more>> What If... - Clare Williams, Deputy Head; Four Dwellings Infant School, Birmingham, U.K. Some Mathematical Challenges for Key Stage One: part of the Year of Numeracy sponsored by the Birmingham City Council's Education Department. Questions posed such as: 1. What if you started writing numbers at 1… What is the biggest number you could get ...more>> What is a Fractal? - Alan Beck; Glyphs The word "fractal" was coined less than twenty years ago by Benoit Mandelbrot, whose work, The Fractal Geometry of Nature, first introduced and explained concepts underlying this new vision. Mandelbrot derived the term "fractal" from the Latin verb frangere, ...more>> What Is the Collaborative Classroom? (NCREL) - M.B. Tinzmann, B.F. Jones, T.F. Fennimore, J. Bakker, C. Fine, and J. Pierce New learning and thinking curricula require collaboration. An article that addresses shared knowledge and authority among teachers and students; teachers as mediators; heterogeneous groupings of students; teacher and student roles; interactions; challenges ...more>> What Should I Look For in a Math Classroom? - Mathematical Sciences Education Board (MSEB) A set of practical guidelines, with explanations of their relevance. From the Mathematical Sciences Education Board of the National Research Council. ...more>> What's Noteworthy on Learners, Learning & Schooling - Mid-continent Regional Educational Laboratory (McREL) "The major challenges for educational reform today are putting the pieces together to create sustainable systemic change and scaling up systemic reform to encompass all schools, all programmatic areas, all levels of schooling and diverse social contexts." ...more>> What's Sophisticated about Elementary Mathematics? - Hung-Hsi Wu "The characteristics of coherence, precision, and reasoning are not just niceties; they are a prerequisite to making school mathematics learnable." In this American Educator article originally published Fall, 2009, the author goes on to unpack whole number ...more>> what's your favourite number? - Alex Bellos Enter your favorite number and the reasons for your choice. Part of a research project concerning how humans relate to numbers, this international survey is being conducted by Alex Bellos, author of Alex's Adventures in Numberland and Here's Looking At ...more>> What Work Requires of Schools - Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) The Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) was asked to examine the demands of the workplace and whether today's young people are capable of meeting those demands as they enter employment. In carrying out this charge, the Commission ...more>> What Works Better than Traditional Math Instruction - Alfie Kohn Chapter 9 from Kohn's 1999 book The Schools Our Children Deserve contains the subsections "Why the Basics Just Don’t Add Up," "Math Worth Doing," and "Inventing Facts," as well as an appendix entitled "The Hard Evidence: Math Results." ...more>> What Works Clearinghouse Reviews of the effectiveness of educational intervention programs, products, practices, and policies. Among other curricula, the WWC has reviewed studies of the Middle School Math Curricula interventions Cognitive Tutor, Compass Learning, Connected Mathematics ...more>> Where to Start? - Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny A discussion of math education: the intent of the NCTM Standards, reflections on the history of constructivism, classroom practices (with a link to Marilyn Burns' Math Solutions page), and a simple applet for solving linear equations. An interactive column ...more>> Which One Doesn't Belong? - Mary Bourassa Also known as Imposter Sets, "Which One Doesn't Belong?" provides thought-provoking puzzles, each with many different, correct ways of identifying the exceptional shape, number, graph, or equation from the colorful 2 × 2 grid of similar ones. ...more>> Which Polygon Sides are Parallel? - NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project Which of these line segments are parallel? Two adjacent sides of a triangle; Two adjacent sides of a pentagon; Two opposite sides of a rectangle; Two radii of a circle. A diagram and a detailed answer are provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency ...more>> Which Problem Equals 25 Percent? - NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project Which problem has an answer of 25 percent? 1) 10 is what percent of 50? 2) 25 is what percent of 75? 3) 25 is what percent of 125? 4) 20 is what percent of 80? A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test. ...more>> Whole Language Approach in Solving Word Problems (SMILE) - Barbara Thomas, Langston Hughes School A lesson that uses the story of the Three Little Pigs to teach students to formulate addition and subtraction problems of whole numbers; relate everyday language to mathematics meaningfully; use problem-solving approaches to investigate and understand ...more>> Wholemovement - Bradford Hansen-Smith Bradford Hansen-Smith presents the art and geometry of folding circles. As he explains, "Everything we know about geometry, mathematics, and all spatial arrangement and organization of matter is demonstrated by cutting into the wholeness of the sphere. ...more>> The Why Files - University of Wisconsin An electronic exploration of the issues of science, math, and technology that lurk behind the headlines of the day, presenting those topics in a clear, entertaining and accessible manner. Provides a bimonthly feature on the science of everyday life, archived ...more>>
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