 Steve Leinwand
Publications, presentations, blog, and more by a Principal Research Analyst at American Institutes for Research (AIR). Freely download articles such as "Moving Mathematics Out of Mediocrity," "High Leverage Mathematics Instruction Practices," "Making
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 Steven Strogatz  The New York Times Company
Mathematics from an adult perspective  from the basics of math to the baffling  by Steven Strogatz, a professor of applied mathematics at Cornell University. This New York Times series is not meant to be remedial, but rather to give readers a better
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 The STIMULUS Project  Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
STIMULUS gives Cambridge University students the opportunity to assist experienced teachers in local schools, where they help weekly in mathematics, science, computing, information technology, design technology, and personal, social & health education
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 Strategic Directions in Computer Science Education  Allen B. Tucker, Bowdoin College, Editor
From ACM Computing Surveys, 1996. Abstract: This report identifies major issues and challenges in computer science education across a wide range of institutions. It includes suggestions for improving the quality and effectiveness of computer science and
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 Strategy Acquisition and Application (Learning and Mathematics)  Siegler, Jenkins; Math Forum
In this 1989 article, "Strategy Discovery and Strategy Generalization," Robert S. Siegler and Eric Jenkins of CarnegieMellon University discuss how children acquire and apply strategies, looking closely at a small group of students over a long period
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 Strawberry Macaw's Puzzle Page
Although simple, this collection of four logic puzzles provides a challenge for students of any age. The interactive puzzles are: The Fox, the Duck, and the Bag of Corn; The Three Gallon and Five Gallon Cans; The TwentyThree Matches Game; and The Game
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 Strings on Your Fingers  Michael P. Garofalo, Red Bluff, California
Links to a host of Web sites, including Web and print bibliographies, with suggestions for where to learn more about string figures and Internet links.
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 Students' Classroom  National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
This site for students includes links to Find Your School; College Search; What Are Your Chances?; Create a Graph; Fun Facts; Games & Activities; Mascot Game; Quiz; Glossary; and References. See also Dare to Compare, which presents hundreds of questions
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 Students' Interest for and Work with AppletEnhanced Word Problems  Renninger, Sinclair, Hand, Stohl, Alejandre, and Underwood
Article from the International Conference on Learning Sciences archive, Proceedings of the 6th international conference on Learning sciences. Abstract: Study of student interest for and work with interactive nonroutine mathematics problems (ESCOT Problems
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 Studio 4 Learning Math  Studio 4 Networks Inc.
Free online videos that explain topics in algebra, basic math, calculus, differential equations, geometry, prealgebra, precalculus, statistics, and trigonometry. Join Studio 4 Learning's Tutor Corps to share videos of your own.
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 studio:ludens  Wouter Walmink and Alexander Rulkens
Free online tools that "let you play with your own creativity," designed by two Dutch industrial and interaction designers in Eindhoven. Create your own patterns with Repper; your own tessellating coasters with Epa:kato; your own fractals and other complex
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 Studying Mandelbrot Fractals  Suzanne Alejandre
What is a fractal? A definition and a Java applet to help in exploring the Mandelbrot set, redrawing small areas to fill the fractal screen and noticing how the images compare. Also links to other sites with fractal information for middleschoolers.
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 Studying Polyhedra  Suzanne Alejandre
What is a polyhedron? A definition and a Java applet to help in exploring the five regular polyhedra to find how many faces and vertices each has, and what polygons make up the faces. Also links to a page of information about buckyballs, stories written
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 Study Island
Internetbased standardsmastery products, based on state standards. Subscriptions are available for single classes through districts, with individual subscriptions available for GED products.
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 Style Line: Wheel Trim and Simulators for the 21st Century
Wheel covers to investigate for reflectional and/or rotational symmetry.
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 Subject:Mathematics  Wikibooks
This Wikimedia project for collaboratively writing opencontent textbooks also produces, under its Wikijunior project, ageappropriate nonfiction children's books illustrated with photographs, diagrams, sketches, and original drawings.
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 Success for All
Curriculum driven by cooperative learning that focuses on individual pupil accountability, common goals, and recognition of team success, all with the aim of getting learners "to engage in discussing and explaining their ideas, challenging and teaching
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 Successful STEM Education  EDC, Inc.
Information, events, and resources that highlight promising practices and tools in support of effective K12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in schools and programs. Resources of this National Science Foundation (NSF)
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 SuccessMaker mathematics courses  Pearson Education, Inc.
A learning environment combining a management system, assessment, and curriculum resources to provide administrators, teachers, and students with tools to improve academic performance. Also available from http://www.pearsonschool.com/index.cfm?locator=PSZk99.
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 Sudoku  PedagoNet
Sudoku online. New puzzles generated regularly; archive of past puzzles.
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 Sudoku Shuffle  ridiculopathy.com
Play a Flash version of Sudoku online or print out one of these logic puzzles. Choose a level of difficulty and whether to play with number tiles or letter tiles.
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 Sudoku Widget  Brian DeBoer
Macintosh OS X users familiar with Dashboard use its miniapplications to perform common tasks and get fast access to information. The Sudoku Widget by Brian DeBoer generates random puzzles with four different levels of difficulty, has the option to show
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 Suffolkmaths.co.uk  Mark Greenaway
Greenaway hosts a select collection of thirdparty resources in the public domain, many drawn from the UK's Department for Education (DfEs): teaching materials for Great Britain's different grade levels; problem solving documents on problemsolving strategies,
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 SumBlox  Dave Skaggs and Kelly Threadgill
"The higher the number, the taller the block." The height of these wooden building blocks for each of the integers 110 represents their value. Vertically stacking different numbers to identical heights reveals the equivalence of number families; piling
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 SUMMA: Strengthening Underrepresented Minority Mathematics Achievement  Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
A program intended to increase the representation of minorities in the fields of mathematics, science and engineering and improve the education of minorities. Information about the program, its contributors and projects. Includes a database of biographies
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 Summer of Math  Christopher Danielson
A subscription service to "infuse creative math into your family's play all summer long." Each curated box contains math tools and toys crafted out of American hardwood with a laser cutter by Danielson, a curriculum designer and former teacher who works
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 SummerSchoolMath
Math computation resources for children to practice math facts either as a school year supplement or summer "mathloss" preventer. Onepage, 100problem addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division worksheets utilize "the timetested principle
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 SUMS Online Mathematics  SUMS ONLINE Limited
Eighty core activities in handling data, shape and space, calculations, and numbers. Trial sample activities in the playground: Fraction Monkeys, Bracket Basics, Fruit Picker (angle rotation), Place Value Darts, Hidden Craft (grid positioning), Division
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 SumTree Order of Operations Calculator  Martin Bradley
SumTree is a shareware program designed for parents and teachers as an educational tool which will interest children in arithmetic and illustrate the correct order to work out sums.
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 Suntex First in Math  Suntex International Inc.
Play sample games of 24 online for free, or purchase a site subscription and register for access to a full range of interactive 24 games. Learn more about First in Math classroom kits, school kits, and the McDonald's restaurants First in Math League.
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 SuperKids Educational Software Review  Knowledge Share LLC
Reviews of educational software in many categories, including math (see Math Software For Young Students and Math Software II). Reviews are comprehensive, including information about price and product support as well as general usability issues. A Math
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 Super Maths World  P. and R. May
Topicbased multiple choice assessment with a videogame feel. Yearlong subscriptions available for schools/districts, with a reduced rate for small schools and individual customers. Some activities are free to guests.
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 Supporting ELLs in Mathematics  Stanford University
Materials that illustrate how Common Corealigned math tasks can support math instruction and language development for English Language Learners (ELLs) in elementary, middle, and high school. Learn about the development of this material from Stanford
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 Supporting SenseMaking and Perseverance  Suzanne Alejandre
Article about how the Math Forum's noticing and wondering not only values each learner, it "also works to engage all learners in finding their mathematical voice." Originally published in the March, 2013, issue of the CMC ComMuniCator, journal of the
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 Surface Area of a Cone  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
What is the approximate surface area of a cone whose slant height is 6 inches and whose radius is 3 inches? A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test.
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 Surface Area of a Rectangular Solid  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
What is the surface area of a rectangular solid whose length is 6 centimeters, depth is 5 centimeters, and height is 4 centimeters? A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test.
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 Surfaces (Geometry and the Imagination)  Conway, Doyle, Gilman, Thurston; The Geometry Center
A surface, or 2manifold, is a shape any small enough neighborhood of which is topologically equivalent to a neighborhood of a point in the plane. For instance, a the surface of a cube is a surface topologically equivalent to the surface of a sphere.
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 Surfing The Net with Kids: Math  Barbara J. Feldman
The author is a newspaper columnist who collects, reviews, and rates, and sorts by subject internet sites for kids. The site is searchable, and includes various subject areas, a weekly email newsletter, and items for parents and teachers.
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 Susan C. Levine  The University of Chicago
Biography, courses, and more about Levine, the codirector of the Center for Early Childhood Research. Her freely downloadable articles include "Early puzzle play: A predictor of preschoolers' mental rotation skill"; "The role of parents and teachers
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 Suspension Rates at U.S. Schools  Regents of the University of California
Bar graphs of suspension rates at the nation's schools, based on data from the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights Data Collection. Select grades, state, and district(s) to see public school disciplinary information according to race,
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 Sybilla Beckmann Kazez
Biography, books, projects, papers, and presentations of the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Mathematics at the University of Georgia (UGA). Originally researching arithmetic geometry, Beckmann now considers the mathematical education
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 Sylvan Learning Center
Math help and tutoring, tailored to meet academic goals and needs. Sylvan's teachers create custom learning plans based on assessment, with ongoing evaluations and program updates to continue challenging students. Search by geography to find a center
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 SymmeToy  Hank Hufnagel
A Windows program for creating paint patterns, symmetry roses, tessellated art, and symmetrically decorated 3D polyhedron models. The program is easy to learn, fun to use and includes extensive online help. Appropriate for all ages, but especially for
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 Symmetric Patterns at the Alhambra, with Math Problems  Susan Addington, David Marshall
The Alhambra is a walled city and fortress in Granada, Spain, built during the last Islamic sultanate on the Iberian peninsula, the Nasrid Dynasty (12381492). The palace is lavishly decorated with stone and wood carvings and tile patterns on most of
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 Symmetry and Orbifolds (Geometry and the Imagination)  Conway, Doyle, Gilman, Thurston; The Geometry Center
Given a symmetric pattern, what happens when you identify equivalent points? You get an object with interesting topological and geometrical properties, called an orbifold... hearts, paper dolls, wave patterns, quotient orbifolds, Moebius bands.
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 Symmetry and Pattern: The Art of Oriental Carpets  The Textile Museum/Math Forum
In this online exhibit, the study of symmetry is used to analyze patterns in Oriental carpets. A joint project of The Textile Museum and The Math Forum.
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 Symmetry  Science Museum of Minnesota
Patterns in Nature  butterflies and moths are symmetrical, with two equal sides. Symmetry means balanced proportions. Mrs. Schmidt's class spotted symmetry everywhere! Make your own butterfly using the pattern and instructions provided.
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 Symphony Math  Symphony Learning
Focused on the concepts behind quantity, partstowhole, hierarchical groupings, and repeated equal groupings, this subscription product first screens students at risk for math failure or on the borderline; then sets benchmarks, providing baseline diagnostics
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 Systematic Mathematics  Paul Ziegler
This videobased home school math curriculum promises to "repair [the] essential foundation for your more experienced student, or create a solid math foundation for younger students." Each module consists of dozens of short lessons, delivered via DVD,
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 System Dynamics in Education Project (SDEP)
System dynamics is a method for studying the world around us. It deals with understanding how complex systems change over time. Internal feedback loops within the structure of the system influence the entire system behavior. Math materials are available
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