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- 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
- 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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