The internet is a wonderful resource for information related to teaching
Mathematics. The level of information provided varies over all grades K-12,
through college or university, and beyond. There are sites that present
topics in Mathematics, pedagogical issues and questions, lesson plans, and
software reviews. Some interactive sites provide discussions for teachers,
homework help for students, and forums for parent questions. The sites listed
below have been selected for their depth of coverage, clear and concise
format, and the usefulness of the links provided by the site. The list has
been kept small on purpose but should offer you a good starting point in your
search for information on teaching Mathematics.
- The Math Forum is an excellent site for all grade levels. This site is especially well-organized with information both on Mathematics and on teaching Mathematics. Two useful features are: "Dr. Math" who answers questions about Mathematics; "Teacher2Teacher", a group of teachers who respond to questions about teaching mathematics.
- Convergence. a new magazine of the Mathematical Association of America, "where mathematics, history and teaching interact".
- UtahLink provides information for teachers on classroom materials, lesson plans, the Utah State Core Curriculum, professional development opportunities as well as links to individual school web pages and discussion sites for teachers and students.
- The MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive is one of the best collections on the history of Mathematics. This site provides a index for historical topics in Mathematics, links to biographies of men and women in Mathematics, lists of mathematical societies, and many other useful links.
- Math Archives offers information on topics in Mathematics as well as a database of Mathematics teaching materials and software.
- NASA Internet
Educational Resources provides space data, current shuttle information, lesson plans on mathematics, science, technology related to the K-12 classroom and resource lists.
- MathMol (Mathematics and Molecules)is a large and well-organized site with on-line lessons and tutorials on topics illustrating applications of mathematics in the areas of biology, chemistry, and physics.
- The Gateway to Educational
Materials Project is sponsored by The U.S. Department of Education's National
Library of Education, and is a special project of the ERIC Clearinghouse on
Information & Technology. This site provides a large searchable collection of
mathematics materials.
- The Curriculum Resources at
the Utah State Office of Education provides information on current professional development opportunities in Mathematics, Eisenhower Funds, and a quick
link to the Utah State Core Curriculum in Mathematics.
- PBS MATHLINEis a teacher resource service of public television utilizing the power of telecommunications to provide quality resources and services to teachers of mathematics
grades, K-12, using a blend of technologies including online communications and video.
- The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Educationis a large searchable database for resources, lesson plans, discussions on teaching Mathematics.
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- MegaMath is a project sponsored by Los Alamos Lab which is intended to bring unusual and exciting mathematical ideas, such as the concept of infinity, to elementary school classrooms so that young people and their teachers can think about them together. Both mathematical background and lessons plans are provided for many intriguing concepts that are accessible to young children.
- Teaching Children Mathematics is an official journal of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. 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.
- Proteacher is a teacher-created web directory that maintains discussion boards for the community of elementary educators in grades K-8.
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- Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School is an official journal of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics intended as a resource for middle school students, teachers, and teacher educators. The focus of the journal is on intuitive, exploratory investigations that use informalreasoning to help students develop a strong conceptual basis that leads to greater mathematical abstraction.
- The Mathematics Teacher is an official journal of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
The journal's focus is the improvement of mathematics instruction in grade 8 through two-year and teacher-education colleges.
- The Prime Pages is a wonderful site for information abut prime numbers, list of prime numbers, prime factorizations, software and indexs about prime numbers.
- Sieve of Eratosthenes, Prime Machine, Platonic Solids are some of the interesting applets along with useful background information on each of these topics on this site developed by Peter Alfeld, Mathematics Department, University of Utah. There is also a nice study guide for students,Understanding Mathematics.
- CHANCE is a wonderful site for anyone teaching statistics and probability. The site provides links to many data sets, articles in the news related to statistics and probability, and teaching aids and much more.
- The Geometry of the Sphere is a site which examines the geometry of a sphere in contrast to plane geometry. The site provides much useful and detailed information from a summer program for high school teachers and is organized by John C. Polking, Rice University.
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