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 Major Sources
    NCTM Standards (Standards 2000) - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
    NCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics is the compilation of the lessons learned and experiences gained over the years since the 1989 Standards were released. The site features include: an online version of the Standards (including illustrations, Java applets, and video clips); information about the Standards and the process used in their creation; information on the different formats available; previous standards; and related resources. more>>
    ERIC, Science and Math Education Digests
    Digests produced by ERIC/CSMEE are information sheets that highlight topics of interest in the fields of mathematics education. more>>
    Writings from the MegaMath Project
    Documents containing classroom materials and discussion of mathematics pedagogy. The Los Alamos workbook; Lessons for math teachers; An hour in the classroom; Literacy lessons and mathematics learning; Computer science in elementary school; Combinatorially based cryptography for children; Classroom structures for human development. more>>
 Magazines & Journals
    Children's Software Review
    A magazine that features reviews of educational software. The website has a database of children's software that may be searched by title, rating, grade level, copyright date, publisher, platform, or the subject that it teaches. more>>
    Classroom Compass
    Published by the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory. more>>
    Discover Magazine
    The monthly magazine of science and technology. Covers space, biology, health, medicine, AIDS, computers, new technology, the environment, astronomy, ancient life, archeology, evolution, physics, mathematics, ecology, and more. more>>
    Dragonfly Web Pages
    An inquiry-driven magazine published bimonthly during the school year, inspiring children to join with their peers and with scientists in national and international investigations. Dragonfly also publishes poetry, autobiographies, natural history essays, humor, artwork, and other creative expressions by children and by scientists. more>>
    ENC Focus Magazine
    Listings of teaching resources: visit ENC's Online Ordering Database to order single copies of ENC products. more>>
    Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME)
    Published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. more>>
    Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education - Kluwer
    A journal devoted to topics and issues involving the education of teachers of mathematics, serving as a forum for critical analyses of innovative programs, research, technology, assessment, teaching diverse populations, policy matters, and developments in teaching as these topics relate to educating mathematics teachers. more>>
    Mathematics Teacher Online - NCTM
    Mathematics Teacher (MT) is the official journal of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), devoted to improving mathematics instruction in grade 8 through two-year and teacher-education colleges. The online versions presents a sample of the materials available to subscribers to the printed version. NCTM does not publish the complete text of the MT on the Internet, but offers some articles online and provides an Issue Archive listing the contents of prior issues. Information and Guidelines and References for Contributors. more>>
    MidLink Magazine - Caroline McCullen
    "The Digital Magazine for Kids, By Kids." A bimonthly online magazine created by several middle schools and hosted by the University of Central Florida for children ages 10 to 15, linking middle schools around the world. Each magazine issue features student writing and electronic artwork organized around a new theme, and readers are encouraged to submit their own work for publication. The magazine also sponsors a variety of online educational projects in which all schools are invited to participate. An archive of back issues includes a number of math contributions. more>>
    Scholastic, Inc.
    A global children's publishing and media company in education and entertainment (curriculum, magazines, books, film, TV, and multimedia). Classroom activities and reproducibles (e.g. math) and more. more>>
    Science News Online
    The weekly newsmagazine of science. more>>
    Teaching Children Mathematics (NCTM)
    An official journal of the NCTM, TCM is a forum for the exchange of ideas and a source of activities and pedagogical strategies for mathematics education pre-K-6. It presents new developments in curriculum, instruction, learning, and teacher education; interprets the results of research; and in general provides information on any aspect of the broad spectrum of mathematics education appropriate for preservice and in-service teachers. Sample articles and a full subject, title, and author index. more>>
    Teaching Statistics
    A journal published three times a year for teachers of pupils aged 9-19. Includes articles on teaching statistics in mathematics, science, etc. and ideas and resources for teaching data-handling and probability. more>>
 Annotated Bibliographies - Math Forum
    Alternative Instruction and Alternative, Performance-Based Assessment
    Two annotated bibliographies designed to present ways in which assessment can be altered without drastic restructuring of class and curriculum. Portfolio-based instruction and assessment; concrete lesson plans and suggestions for practice.
    Cross-Age Tutoring
    Sometimes called "peer tutoring," cross-age tutoring occurs when a tutor is older than a tutee. Often participants will be "disadvantaged" or "at-risk."
    Girls' Attitudes, Self-Expectations, and Performance in Math
    Articles and studies designed to give teachers and parents insight into the ways in which they can improve girls' attitudes and performance in math.
    Mathematics and Motivation
    A collection of articles, chapters and Math Forum discussions that begin to address how student motivation affects mathematics learning and instruction.
    Limited English Proficiency Students and Mathematics
    Resources for mathematics teachers and others interested in how language may affect the thought, achievement and assessment of students of limited English proficiency, as well as these students' access to knowledge and education.

 Additional Resources
    Helping Your Child Learn Math - KidSource Online; Patsy S. Kanter, U.S. Dept. of Education
    An online book for parents of K-8 students (5-13 years old) with simple activities that parents can do with children to awaken interest in math and help children learn. These activities require only household items and are grouped by difficulty, and by where the activity takes place (at home, while shopping, or on the go.) They help teach: problem solving; computation; chance; understanding number value; estimation; comparison, measurement; value of money; telling the time; organizing and grouping like items; and graphical representations of real situations. Also an overview of the topic of parental education, an introduction to the book, Parents and the Schools, What Should I expect from a Math Program?, and resources for parents. more>>
    Online Columns (MAA) - Mathematical Association of America
    Links to recent articles and archives of past columns from math writers hosted by the MAA: Ivars Peterson's MathTrek and Math Muse; Devlin's Angle; Math Chat by Frank Morgan; Cut The Knot! by Alex Bogomolny, an interactive column using Java applets; and Math News from Science News. more>>
    Maths Net - Bryan Dye
    A collection of pages about mathematics education, information technology, the Internet, and "some straightforward 'sums'." Tips and downloads for logo, spreadsheets and graphs, winlogo, excel, omnigraph, and graphing calculators such as the Sharp EL9600 and the Texas Instruments TI-83. Also, articles such as software reviews, descriptions of math education sites and mailing lists, daily facts, and daily puzzles. Interactive resources employ VRML, Java, JavaScript or mouseovers to cover algebra and graphs, spreadsheets, and geometry. more>>
    Promising Practices in Mathematics and Science Education - 1995 (ENC)
    A Collection of Promising Educational Programs and Practices from the Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Regional Consortia. more>>
    Resource Bibliography: Children's Trade Books in Math - Giroux, Dwyer, eds.
    A selected bibliography of books for kids that teach and reinforce math concepts, organized by topic: counting and number, number operations, large numbers, money, geometry, algebra, miscellaneous topics. more>>
    What Does Research Say About Mathematics? R.A. Knuth and B.F. Jones
    An essay on children as problem solvers. The historical context of mathematics education in the United States; major shifts in mathematics curricula; important findings about mathematics and learning from cognitive science; principles related to mathematics understanding; important milestones in mathematics research; motivation for change in mathematics education; conditions necessary for change in mathematics education. With a glossary of terms and references. From the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL). more>>
    What Should I Look For in a Math Classroom? - MSEB
    A math classroom should provide practical experience in mathematical skills that are a bridge to the real world of jobs and adult responsibilities. This means going beyond memorization into a world of reasoning and problem solving. From the Mathematical Sciences Education Board of the National Research Council. more>>
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