Greg Anthony's PPT and Math links
Lots of helpful links.
Writing Guidelines for Math
We're told by teachers who know that many math folks will welcome the chance to examine this declaration of writing standards for written assignments in math. One teacher friend tells us: "As a math teacher who is often frustrated by the shoddy written work that I find in student notes or in handed-in assignments, I was very interested to read the benchmarks that someone took the time to think through. As always, our upfront work will pay off. Our students will be clearer about what exactly we want them to do. Equipped with that knowledge they might even meet our benchmarks!"
Creating a Supportive Math Classroom
More and more students are becoming afraid to try new things in case they fail, and mathematics, with its emphasis on 'right' or 'wrong' answers, can potentially reinforce these fears, argues Margaret Taplin. She looks at ways mathematics teachers can help to create a secure, supportive classroom environment in which students learn not to fear failure and to value mistakes as opportunities to learn and grow.
Middle School Teachers' Place - Working with Math Standards
Developed for math teachers by Drexel University. Includes lesson plans, many aligned with NCTM standards. Many related resources for math teachers.
Created by the Center for Advancement of Teaching, Xavier University, this site allows students to "ask the expert" questions about math that may even have the teacher stumped. The Archive of past questions is searchable by keyword, date and category. A collection of mind-boggling problems, contributed by users, can be found in the Best of the MathNerds section. (Education World)
Middle school math challenges for families. Developed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and other organizations, this site aims to make mathematics part of the everyday learning process outside of school. It targets parents of middle school-age children and provides them with a variety of math challenges to work on with their children.
Professor Freedman's Math Help
A mixture of sound, humour, color, animation and graphics with lots of help for the "math anxious" student. Its aim is to give students a self-directed and entertaining way to learn basic math and algebra. Developed for community college students, but teachers will find useful information about the needs of basic math students of all ages.
Offers free tutoring and advice to students, parents and educators looking for help with algebra and other sticky mathematics assignments. Students are expected to show their specific problem, the work they've done and to ask specific questions. "Tutors will not do your homework for you. Instead, they will help you to understand what you are doing."
The Mathematics Archives
This comprehensive homepage compiles Internet sites that contain significant collections of K-12 mathematics materials. Categories include lesson plans, schools with significant math projects and mathematics software resources.
College Preparatory Mathematics
The CPM mathematics program combines traditional mathematics education with a more contemporary focus on complex problem-solving. Studied by more than a million students in California. The CPM homepages explain the program. Favored by some middle school teachers of algebra.
The Guide to Math & Science Reform
A fully searchable database that includes concise entries on more than 1,200 projects, resources and organizations involved in K-12 math and science education improvement in the U.S. Funded by the Annenberg/CPB Math and Science Project. The Guide's "SAMI" feature includes opportunities for students to e-mail questions to science experts.
K-12 Internet resources for mathematics teachers and students from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Websites in Spanish for ELLs