Internet Resources of Interest to Parents

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Excerpts from a search of the Forum Internet Mathematics Library

  • The Educator's Reference Desk - Information Institute of Syracuse
    Resources and services for the education community. From the creators of AskERIC, the Gateway to Educational Materials, and the Virtual Reference Desk, the Educator's Reference Desk offers 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses.

  • DuPage Children's Museum
    A hands-on, activity-driven museum near Chicago. At the museum, find the math in art and the art in science. On the Web, explore Aunty Math: "Aunt Mathilda" posts a math challenge for elementary level students, in story form, drawn from her own interactions with her niece and nephews. Students can write in with their answers and get back comments from Aunty Math or others. There are also archives of past problems, and tip sheets for parents and teachers, as well as extensions to other subjects built into the stories. The site also includes exhibit descriptions, a history of the museum, and directions and hours.

  • Family Math - Institute for Mathematics and Science Education
    A program to encourage underrepresented groups (especially girls and minority students) to enter careers that use mathematics. A Family Math course lasts approximately 6 weeks. At every session, approximately 25 people (counting parents and children) come to a supportive agency in their community. A leader teaches the group some enjoyable games that the families can play at home. Usually, there are about 4 "openers" to play with as families arrive, and then three or four family games, taking a total of about 90 minutes. Families go home, play the games, and come back again to learn some more games and activities.

  • Learning Multiplication Facts - Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
    Tips for parents, teachers, and students for different ways of learning to multiply.

  • SMART: Science and Mathematics Advancement and Resources for Teachers - Los Angeles Educational Partnership
    A program designed to help teachers in Los Angeles County (California, USA) develop their professional teaching skills and content knowledge. Links for Teachers, Students, Businesses and Institutions, Parents, and Community Members. Includes the SMART Catalog, a comprehensive compendium of articles, teacher resources and professional development programs in Los Angeles County. Also see Mathematics Frameworks.

  • The Global Schoolhouse
    A site for teachers, parents, teens, and kids, with articles on telecommunication in the classroom, contests, events, projects, an alphabetical site index, and an annotated list of all articles. Formerly called FrEdMail (Free Educational Mail), GSN is a major contributor to the philosophy, design, culture, and content of educational networking on the Internet and in the classroom, and is an initiator of the ThinkQuest program.

  • The Review Zone
    In-depth software reviews for parents and teachers. CD-ROM Reviews in all major educational topic categories including Math - Science; also an alphabetical CD-ROM index of all titles reviewed, each title with the recommended age or grade level.

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