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    Math Education
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    Internet Mathematics Library
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    Key Issues for the Mathematics Community
    Read about the social issues faced by math teachers, students, and professors.

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Useful Material Elsewhere on the Internet

    EXTEND: 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 Classroom?
    A relevant article produced by the Mathematical Sciences Education Board of the National Research Council.

    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 Technology Journal.

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