How to Participate in the Math Forum
- Join the Forum - Weekly Electronic Newsletter
- Find out what the Math Forum is all about, and get involved! Keep up to
date on Forum activities by subscribing to our electronic newsletter.
- As a parent, you are the most profound teacher of your children. Our newest
service, Teacher2Teacher, is here to answer your questions about
the ways your children learn math.
Forum Resources of Interest to Parents and Citizens
- Math Discussion Groups
- Participating in (or just reading) public discussions at the Forum will make
you aware of the topics that mathematicians, math educators, and math students
- Math Education
- There's a lot of activity currently centered around reforming math
education. You might want to look at our Math Education pages for information on
a variety of concepts and practices.
- Internet Mathematics Library
- Looking for something specific? Use the Forum Internet Mathematics Library,
an annotated, searchable database of math-related materials on the Web. For
example, see an excerpt of a search conducted on the
- Key Issues for the Mathematics Community
- Read about the social issues faced by math teachers, students, and professors.
- Student Center and Teachers' Place
- You might also wish to browse through our special resources for students
Useful Material Elsewhere on the Internet
Expectations of Mathematics Education
- A national Internet forum on math education, EXTEND has begun a discussion on expectations
of math education. Issues addressed include concerns about the relation of skills to
understanding, connections with other disciplines, and preparation for employment.
- What Should I Look For in a Math
- A relevant article produced by the Mathematical Sciences Education Board of the National
- Helping Your Child Learn Math
- This document, by Patsy Kanter for the U.S. Department of Education, features math
activities for children ages 5-13 (and their parents). For another presentation
of this material, see the
pages from KidSource Online.
- The New HomeWork
- This article presents family activities designed to help children identify reliable
Internet sources, notice bias, resist propaganda and develop their own independent ideas
based upon research. From the February 1997 edition of FromNowOn.Org: The Educational