Math Ed Web Sites
Here are some web sites of interest to math educators. Feel free to contact
me at firstname.lastname@example.org with
suggestions or corrections. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: I do not maintain any of the sites in the links below,
nor am I or the University responsible for their content or opinions. I
maintain this list only in the hope of providing resources for present and
Standards and accountability, state and national
Government and professional organizations
- MAA, the Mathematical Association of
Devoted to mathematics teaching and research, especially
- NCTM, the National Council of
Teachers of Mathematics
The national professional organization for math
- TEA, the Texas Education
State agency responsible for K-12 education in Texas.
- the U.S. Department of Education
National agency sponsoring education initiatives.
K-12 math curriculum materials
Professional journals, books and other readings
Teaching Children Mathematics, NCTM's magazine for elementary grades
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, NCTM's magazine for middle
grades math teachers
Mathematics Teacher, NCTM's magazine for high school math teachers
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, NCTM's research journal
- ERIC Database
The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), a federally-funded
national information system, includes a searchable database of articles and
books on education.
- CGI geometry article, http://220.127.116.11/Publications/WCER_Highlights/Vol.6_No.4_Fall_1994/ Geometry_engages_students.html
This article presents a geometrical aspect of CGI.
- CGI perspective, http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/content/cntareas/math/ma3cgi.htm
This page, taken from the Pathways site (see below), contains audio and text explaining CGI briefly, by teachers who use it.
Online resources for teachers
- printable grid paper
- Learn NC has a page on conducting student interviews.
- "Cool Math" by Karen, http://www.coolmath.com
Lessons, links, pictures, puzzles and fractals, by a math teacher.
This is a favorite of most of the teachers who've browsed this list.
A must-see. Coolmath now has spinoff sites
- Cynthia Lanius/CEEE home page, http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/
A classroom math teacher and now the director of Rice University's Center for Excellence and Equity in Education (CEEE), she has lots and lots of math exploration pages, including A Fractal Geometry Unit, Geometer's Sketchpad Pinwheels, The Million $ Mission, Power Cards, Mathematics of Cartography, I Love Calculus, Fractions Lesson, Geometry Online, Artist turned mathematician, Algebra/Calendar Fun.
- E-examples to accompany NCTM's (2000) Principles and
These electronic examples feature Java applets and discussion providing
activities for children in K-12 classrooms.
- The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education, http://www.enc.org
Math and science resources, including lessons and activities, classroom
links, reform links, etc.
- Internet Math Lessons Database, http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/html.f/resource.php
A database of math lesson plans for all grade levels involving
computers and/or the Internet (includes a number of applets).
- Lesson PlanZ, http://LessonPlanZ.com
Lesson plans for all subjects, pre-K--12.
- Mathematics Archives, http://archives.math.utk.edu/
Teaching materials, software, WWW links organized by Mathematical Topics, and more. Searchable.
- Mathematics TEKS Toolkit, http://www.tenet.edu/teks/math/
This site is intended to provide resources for implementing the mathematics Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and for improving mathematics programs in Texas. The site is developed and maintained by the Texas Statewide Systemic Initiative (SSI), as the Texas Education Agency's designated Mathematics Center for Education Development.
Includes "Clarifying Activities" for TEKS and a huge resource section.
- Math Forum home page, http://forum.swarthmore.edu/
Numerous math and math education resources.
- Math Forum - Ask Dr. Math, http://forum.swarthmore.edu/dr.math/
Students and teachers can ask math questions.
- Math Learning Center at Portland State University,
The math education group at PSU produces some outstanding math curricula,
including Bridges in Mathematics (K-2 curriculum),
Box It Or Bag It (K-2 resource),
Opening Eyes to Math (3-4 curriculum),
Visual Mathematics/Math Alive! (5-8 curriculum),
Math and the Mind's Eye (5-9 resource).
- Math Stories, http://www.mathstories.com
This site has loads of story problems for use with all grades, classified by grade level, difficulty, etc.
- Mega-Mathematics, http://www.c3.lanl.gov/mega-math/
Stories and activities for K - 12 students, presented by Los Alamos National Labs.
- NCISLA, http://www.wcer.wisc.edu/ncisla/
The National Center for Improving Student Learning and Achievement
in Mathematics and Science is a research center at the University of
Wisconsin which does, and has done, lots of studies on how children learn math
and science. Teacher resources include the CGI project materials, a digital
(online) library of good math and science activities, and math and science
curricula (not online).
- Pathways to School Improvement, http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/pathwayg.htm
This site, sponsored by the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, provides a vast network of text, audio, video and web resources for all content areas. The math content area page is at http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/ma0cont.htm.
- PBS Mathline, http://www.pbs.org/learn/mathline/
PBS Mathline has elementary, middle and high school math projects.
- PIGS Space: Cooperative Networking, http://cspace.unb.ca/nbco/pigs/
Math (and other) lesson plans for grades 3 - 8, plus facilities for online student collaboration.
- Quia (Quintessential Instructional Archive), http://www.quia.com
Contains activities, games, quizzes, tools for all ages, all subjects,
and in 15 languages.
- Teachers.Net Lesson Exchange, http://www.teachers.net/lessons/
Searchable database of lesson plans and games from around the world.
- TERC, http://www.terc.edu
This non-profit educational organization has produced such outstanding products
as the elementary math curriculum Investigations in Number, Data and
Space and the DMI (Developing Mathematical Ideas) professional
development materials. From their home page, click on "Mathematics Education"
and then select the project of interest from the menu.
- Texas Education Network (TENET), http://www.tenet.edu
The purpose of the TENET Web is to provide the most useful, up-to-date resources for the Texas education community, including teachers, administrators, parents and students.
There are sections on News and Announcements, Opportunities for Educators, Resource Center, Educators' Forum, K-12 Schools on the Web, Customer Support, and About TENET.
- Texas Instruments Educational Resources page, http://www.ti.com/calc/docs/resource.htm
Mostly related to technology (principally TI graphing calculators) in the classroom.
You can also just try http://www.ti.com/calc/docs/
- 21st Century Problem Solving, http://www.hawaii.edu/suremath/home1.html
These Web pages provide examples of problems solved using reliable problem solving methods, discussion of the principles of reliable problem solving and an evolving encyclopedia of solved problems in mathematics, physics and chemistry. The main focus is on pre-college algebra.
Online resources for exploring math
- Annenberg/CPB Channel, http://www.learner.org/channel/
This channel, available by satellite and on many cable systems, broadcasts educational programming, including many of the Annenberg/CPB videos showing exemplary math lessons.
- Biographies of Women Mathematicians, http://www.agnesscott.edu/lriddle/women/women.htm
- Calculus graphics, http://www.math.psu.edu/dna/graphics.html
These are excerpts from a collection of graphical demonstrations developed for first year calculus.
- The Center for Science Education at U.C. Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory,
wealth of science information, including lots of detailed lesson plans for all
sorts of science lessons, especially astronomy.
- The Fractory, http://library.thinkquest.org/3288/fractals.html
Learn all about fractals online. (Cool graphics.)
- The Geometry Center (University of Minnesota),
Includes course materials, interactive web and Java applications, downloadable software, links, and lots more.
- History of Math page, http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/mathhist/
This site has a timeline of mathematics, mathematicians, and important
mathematical discoveries, with pages for each.
- History of Mathematics Archive, http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk:80/~history/
Includes mathematician biographies, chronologies and more.
- Interactive Mathematics Online, http://library.thinkquest.org/2647/
Online explorations of algebra, trig, geometry, chaos and make-your-own stereograms.
- Martindale's 'The Reference Desk: Calculators Online', http://www.martindalecenter.com
The amount of information on this site is truly humbling. One tiny section of
it, online calculators, includes links to all sorts of online calculators, for
example: "The Lye Calculator will calculate the amount of lye (either sodium
hydroxide or potassium hydroxide) required to convert the specified amount of
fats and oils to soap."
- Mathematical Quotation Server, http://math.furman.edu/~mwoodard/mquot.html
- Mathematics Information Servers at Penn State, http://www.Math.psu.edu/MathLists/Contents.html
- Mathwright Library, http://www.mathwright.com
For MS Windows only. The Mathwright Library is a free collection of
interactive mathematics and science books that you bring to your own desktop
from the web, and then read at your leisure. Once you join the Library by
downloading their Library Player 2000, which operates the books on your
computer, you may come here whenever you like to add to the private collection
on your own computer, or to discuss ideas with other visitors to the library.
- Online Geoboard, http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_172_g_2_t_3.html
Virtual geoboard applet.
- PlaneMath, http://www.planemath.com/
Activities for students, related to aeronautics and math.
- Yahoo's Math Index, http://www.yahoo.com/text/Science/Mathematics
Contains numerous math-related links.
Last updated 09 September 2008