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Mathematics Education Resources



Associations/Organizations

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the world's largest mathematics education organization, is dedicated to ensuring a mathematics education of the highest quality for all students. The council also publishes four professional journals, a monthly newsletter, and offers Standards-oriented teachers institutes.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.nctm.org/

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Bibliographies and Research Guides

Mathematical Connections to Children’s Literature
A selected list of books that suggest ways to introduce, extend, or reinforce mathematical concepts and problem solving skills and strategies using children's literature for students from Kindergarten through grade 8. These are all available in the Curriculum Materials Center of the David and Lorraine Cheng Library.
Grades: K - 8
http://cms.wpunj.edu/dotAsset/136114.pdf
Mathematics Education Resources
A selected list of resources for teaching mathematics from preschool to grade 12, available in the Cheng Library collection.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://cms.wpunj.edu/dotAsset/136112.pdf
Mathematics Education Videos
An annotated list of videos about mathematics for Grades 6-12. These videos are available in either VHS or DVD formats. Most are available in Media Services and can be viewed or checked out.
Grades: 6 - 12
http://cms.wpunj.edu/dotAsset/221614.pdf

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Lesson Plans and Teaching Activities

Bedtime Math
Created by a mother, Laura Bilodeau Overdeck, who invented math problems for her kids, this website includes math puzzles, many of them based on real life situations. Most puzzles are differentiated for "wee ones," "little kids" and "big kids."
Grades: PreK - 6
http://bedtimemath.org/
Coolmath.com
A lively collection of math games and puzzles, definitions of math terms, and examples of formulas from preschool through adult. Includes resources for algebra and geometry, Teaching tips and other resources also available.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.coolmath.com
FunBrain.com
Funbrain has more than 100 free educational games, online books, and comics. Created for kids ages preschool through grade 8, encourages the development of math, reading and literacy skills. Funbrain is published by Family Education Network, a part of Pearson
Grades: PreK - 8
http://www.funbrain.com
Illuminations
Created by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Illuminations is organized by Lessons and Interactives. Over 600 lesson plans and activities (virtual manipulatives, applets and games)that can be selected by grade level and either NCTM or Common Core Math standard.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://illuminations.nctm.org/Standards.aspx
Interactivate
Interactivate has collections of science and math activities, lessons, and discussions with interactive software to teach various concepts. The pull-down menus help you to focus your search. Searches can be limited by grade level, textbooks, and standards. Sponsored by Shodor, a nonprofit organization that provide materials and instruction relating to computational science.
Grades: 3 - 12
http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/
Math Forum @ Drexel
Resource center for mathematics education from preK through college. Includes lesson plans and activities, teacher discussion groups, and interactive resources. There are links to other math websites, and articles about math education.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://mathforum.org
Math Goodies
Mrs. Glosser's Math Goodies offeres interactive lessons, homework help, worksheets and forums. Over 400 pages of activities for students from grades 5 to 8, teachers and parents. Includes interactive calculators and links to tutoring services.
Grades: 5 - 8
http://www.mathgoodies.com
Math Pickle
Developed by Dr. Gordon Hamilton, Math Pickle focuses on creative problem-solving. Short videos describe the games and puzzles that are organized by grade levels. Very challenging!
Grades: K - 12
http://www.mathpickle.com/
Math World
An interactive mathematics encyclopedia created by Eric Weisstein. Written for high school through college level, MathWorld includes definitions, articles, formulas and games for algebra, geometry, probability and advanced mathematics topics.
Grades: 9 - 12
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/
National Science Digital Library
An extensive collection of links to websites and other online educational resources for teaching and learning. Searchable by topic, educational level, resource type and subject area. Entries include link, description, grade level and identify standards. The focus is on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects. Most resources are free.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://nsdl.org/
National Science Digital Library (NSDL)
Developed by the National Science Foundation the NSDL includes digital resources and collections such as the Math Common Core Collection, Science Literacy Collections, Science Refreshers and Bilingual Resources. The collections include digital learning objects, podcasts, lesson plans, and other teaching activities.
Grades: K - 12
http://nsdl.org/
Purplemath Algebra Resource
This is a middle school and high school math site with a sense of humor. Along with presenting helpful tips and explanations of a variety of basic algebra concepts, it includes sassy "how to suck up to your teacher" tips that are really basic notetaking and homework skills in disguise. Fun to read and learn.
Grades: 6 - 12
http://www.purplemath.com/
SimplySTEM
This wiki includes STEM program ideas from children's librarians. Organized by age levels, most pages are divided by "events" and "passive programming."
Grades: PreK - 5
http://simplystem.wikispaces.com
Students' Classroom
Sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) the Students' Classroom has mathematical learning activities to learn how to create and use graphs. Other activities include testing your knowledge, conducting surveys and an online magazine.
Grades: 4 - 8
http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/index.asp?flash=true

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Software and Media

Graphite
Availabe from Common Sense Media Graphite identifies apps, games, websites, etc. for preK-12 teachers. Created by teachers and for teachers the websites provides ratings and practical suggestions for using these resources in the classroom. Searchable by subject area, common core standard, and grade level.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.graphite.org

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Standards

Common Core Standards -- Mathematics
Adopted by New Jersey the Common Core Standards in Mathematics stress the conceptual understanding of mathematical practices. The standards are organized by both grade level and domain (groups of related standards).
Grades: K - 12
http://www.corestandards.org/math
Principles and Standards for School Mathematics
Developed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics were developed in 2000. If not a member of NCTM you may sign up for free online access for 120 days. A print copy of this document is also available in the Curriculum Materials Center of the Cheng Library.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.nctm.org/standards/content.aspx?id=16909

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Statistics

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)
TIMSS is a test administered every four years to students in grades 4 and 8 throughout the world. It provides comparative data on the mathematics and science achievement for students in more than 60 countries. This website includes examples of questions. The TIMSS International Data Explorer (IDE) enables users to create their own tables and charts. The next TIMSS data collection is in 2015.
Grades: 4 - 12
http://nces.ed.gov/timss/

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Other Resources

What Works Clearinghouse (WWC)
Developed by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), part of the U.S. Department of Education, this website identifies education practices that are based on reviews of education research. It includes a searchable database of research studies that have been reviewed.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/

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