# MATHEMATICS TEACHING RESOURCES

To teach mathematics well one must have a real interest in the subject along with a strong grasp of mathematical ideas well beyond the level at which one teaches. In addition, one must have a good understanding of how young people learn and think about mathematics, what their questions and problems are at different stages of growth. It is our goal to provide you with these skills in our program.

**If you are interested in attending graduate school, you may want to consider the Master of Science in Mathematics Teaching.**

## TEACHING PROFESSION

## PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AT TH

- Math Teachers' Circle
- Summer Workshop for Teachers

## RESOURCES FOR TEACHING MATHEMATICS

The internet is a wonderful resource for information related to teaching m athematics. 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. 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.

Shodor: interactive activities and instruction materials. The Math Forum is an excellent site for all grade levels. 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. The MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive is one of the best collections on the history of mathematics. Math Archives offers information on topics in mathematics as well as a database of teaching materials and software. NASA Internet Educational Resources and MathMol 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 provides a large searchable collection of mathematics materials. PBS MATHLINE

Proteacher is a teacher-created web directory that maintains discussion boards for the community of elementary educators in grades K-8. Another list of resources - games, tutoring, articles.

Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School is an official journal of the NCTM intended as a resource for middle school students, teachers, and teacher educators. The Mathematics Teacher 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 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 andCHANCE is a wonderful site for anyone teaching statistics and probability. The Geometry of the Sphere is a site which examines the geometry of a sphere in contrast to plane geometry.

Creative Publications (K-8), Summit Learning (K-12), Tessallations: Creative Combinations of Math, Art, and Fun (K-12), Key Curriculum Press (9-12), Sunburst Technology (K-12), Geogebra is a freeware useful for teaching algebra, geometry and calculus. The site has Wiki pages with lesson plans and other ideas. Online courses is a collection of various courses: open source.

If you are interested in attending graduate school, you may want to consider the Department of Mathematics' Master of Science in Mathematics Teaching.