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This list offers good places to begin looking for elementary lesson plan collections or materials on which to base them. For more sites, see our page of individual elementary lesson plans, browse all lesson plans, or search the Library.

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  1. CIESE Online Classroom Projects - Stevens Institute of Technology
    Projects that use realtime data available from the Internet, and collaborative projects that use the Internet's potential to reach peers and experts around the world. The site lists currently sponsored projects by level, with an archive of past sponsored projects, each with a brief desciption and links to the National Science Standards and NCTM math standards it supports. Also at http://www.ciese.org/currichome.html. From the Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) at Stevens Institute of Technology. more>>

  2. ClarisWorks Graphing: Spreadsheet Lessons - Suzanne Alejandre
    Step-by-step directions for using ClarisWorks spreadsheets, helpful in exploring the differences between exponential functions and linear functions. Bar graphs, pie charts, pictograms, and other graphs for linear, polynomial, and exponential functions. more>>

  3. Exploring Data - Math Forum/USI
    Pages for finding and displaying data sets, designed to support workshops on statistics given by the Math Forum for the Urban Systemic Initiative in Philadephia and San Diego. Included are: links by level to relevant statistics Standards (NCTM, California, Philadelphia); lesson plans for collecting, analyzing, and/or displaying data; sources of data sets, general information, courses, and statistics software on the Web; and an "Oceans of Data" page with a data set (diving records) to download, instructions for making a ClarisWorks graph, suggested questions for discussion, and related 'ocean links' (NOAA, SeaWifs, tide tables, etc.). more>>

  4. Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)
    A site for finding federally-supported educational resources. There are subject listings (including Mathematics) and a search engine, favorite sites (reviewed by users), more sites for students, comments and feedback forms, and the opportunity to be a FREE partner in developing Internet-based learning modules and communities. more>>

  5. GirlTECH - Cynthia Lanius; Center for Research on Parallel Computation (CRPC)
    GirlTECH was a teacher training and student council program that encouraged young women to pursue careers in mathematics and science, offering intensive technology training to explore innovative teaching strategies for gender equity in the classroom through a training period at The Rice School and Rice University in Houston, Texas. GirlTECH lesson plans were designed by participating teachers to take full advantage of Internet resources and teach standard concepts in mathematics and sciences in new and exciting ways. The site includes lessons and Internet projects from 1995-2006. more>>

  6. Internet Lessons - Susan Boone; GirlTECH '95, CRPC, RUSMP
    Lessons with an Internet component, developed for GirlTECH'95, a program funded by CRPC Rice University and the RUSMP. A Functional Housing Market asks students to search the Internet for housing prices and compare them to the area of a house, thus deriving a linear equation. The Internet Pizza Server lets students order pizzas, calculating their area and determine the better buy. With Pop Clock, students look at the census site, study data and make predictions on future populations. Find the mean and median speeds for racers in the INDY 500. Study rates and speeds by using the Real-Time Traffic Report. more>>

  7. K-12 Teaching Materials (Mathematics Archives) - University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)
    An extensive list of Internet sites with significant collections of materials that can be used in the teaching of mathematics at the K-12 level. Organized into categories: lesson plans, schools, software and other K-12 Internet math sites. more>>

  8. Learner Online - Annenberg Media
    The Annenberg/CPB Project leads in helping schools and community organizations use telecommunications technologies to improve learning for all students. Since 1991 the Annenberg/CPB Math and Science Project has funded the development of print and electronic media that show concrete examples of good teaching and active learning in different settings, emphasizing communication and reform. Projects include the Math Collection and the Journey North. more>>

  9. Resource Room (Math Central) - University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    French version: Centre de ressources. A service of Math Central that allows mathematics educators to share resources having to do with math teaching. Submissions are stored in a database that can be browsed by educational level and curriculum strand, or searched by keyword. Also: mathematics glossaries, sites of particular interest to Saskatchewan teachers, and a CyberBibliography. Elementary, middle, and secondary level strands include: algebra, calculus, data management and analysis/consumer mathematics; equations and problem solving; functions; general; geometry; math history; measurement; numbers and operations; problem solving; ratio and proportion; subject integration; and trigonometry. more>>

  10. Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.
    A non-profit research and education organization dedicated to the advancement of science and math education, specifically through the use of modeling and simulation technologies. Interactive middle school lessons aligned with curricula are available through Shodor's Project Interactivate. For interactive models and curricular materials, the Foundation offers its MASTER: Modeling and Simulation Tools for Education Reform resources, including a galaxy simulation, simulated annealing, biomedical and environmental models, and a simulation of Edgar Allen Poe's "Pit and the Pendulum." Also available are summer and Saturday programs and workshops for kids; professional development opportunities through the Shodor Computational Science Institute; and an online Braille instruction program. more>>

  11. SMILE Program Mathematics Index - Science and Mathematics Initiatives for Learning Enhancement
    Over 200 single-concept lesson plans in the following categories: Geometry and Measurement, Patterns and Logic, Probability and Statistics, Recreational and Creative Math, Practical and Applied Math, Arithmetic, Graphs and Visuals, Algebra and Trigonometry, and Miscellaneous. These lessons may be freely copied and used in a classroom but they remain the copyright property of the author. more>>

  12. This is MegaMathematics! (MegaMath) - Nancy Casey; Los Alamos National Laboratory
    The frontier of mathematics is an exciting place, where mathematicians experiment and play with creative and imaginative ideas, many of them accessible to young children; others (infinity is a good example) whose profound mathematical importance is not widely known or understood. MegaMath is a project of the Computer Research and Applications Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory intended to bring unusual and important mathematical ideas to elementary school classrooms so that young people and their teachers can think about them together. more>>

  13. A Tour of Fractions - Math Forum
    The Web often seems more like a maze than an organized set of resources. To help you find what you need, the Math Forum presents a 'tour' of fractions, offering links to lessons, activities, and materials, questions and answers from Ask Dr. Math, and recommended software, grouped by level (elementary, middle school, high school). Material on fractals is included. more>>

  14. A Tour of Measurement - Math Forum
    A central resource for people teaching and learning about measurement. For teachers there are links to lessons and materials, questions and answers from Ask Dr. Math, and recommended software, grouped by level (elementary, middle school, high school). For students there are general reference materials and questions and answers from the Dr. Math archives. more>>


 

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