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This site has taken a brief hiatus since last summer. New updated links will arrive soon! Until then, please send your recommendations and notes about links that are no longer active to Peter Appelbaum.

 

Featured Sites Fall 2006:

Coming soon!

 

 

Summer 2005:

·        International Commission for the Study and Improvement of Mathematics Education, CIEAEM 57, in Palermo, Changes in Society: A Challenge for Mathematics Education, http://math.unipa.it/~grim/cieam/conv_cieam_05.htm

·        Connecting Math to our Lives Project/ Conectando las matemáticas a la vida http://equity4.clmer.csulb.edu/netshare/gdeklerk/gln/about.html

·        Andrew Nestler’s Guide to Mathematics on the Simpson’s http://homepage.smc.edu/nestler_andrew/SimpsonsMath.htm

 

 

Featured Sites Spring 2005:

Have you noticed “crazy weird math people” are the rage in popular culture these days? Why? How might this impact on our work in schools?

Numb3rs Fridays at 10:00 pm on CBS ... http://www.cbs.com/primetime/numb3rs/ 

Committed , 9:30 pm Tuesdays on NBC  http://www.nbc.com/Committed/

Monk, 10:00 Fridays on USA, is our best example of problem solving? http://www.usanetwork.com/series/monk/

Recent films:

 21 Grams, The Butterfly Effect

Not as recent but still relevant:

Pi (paranoid fantasy)

The Cube  and its sequel, Hypercube (horror flicks)

Enigma (Hollywood dramamath)

A Beautiful Mind (fictionalized biopic that has interesting and misleading elements) 

Good Will Hunting (images of math support clichéd gender depictions)

Alex Kasman’s Mathematical Fiction Website: http://math.cofc.edu/faculty/kasman/MATHFICT/default.html

 

æ Previously Featured Sites

 

 

The Regular List:

Math in the News Project http://gargoyle.arcadia.edu/appelbaum/newsproject.htm

Tools for Understanding http://www.ups.edu/community/tofu/home.htm

The Shell Centre, University of Nottingham http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/education/shell/

The Maths Room – Virtual mathematics resource room. http://sunflower.singnet.com.sg/~okheng/

NCTM Illuminations Website http://illuminations.nctm.org/index2.html

The Algebra Project. http://www.algebra.org/index.html

Biographies of Women Mathematicians http://www.agnesscott.edu/lriddle/women/women.htm

Association for Women in Mathematics http://www.awm-math.org/

Teaching with Original Historical Sources in Mathematics http://www.math.nmsu.edu/~history/

FLM  For the Learning of Mathematics (Journal) http://flm.math.ca/

Educational Studies in Mathematics http://www.kluweronline.com/issn/0013-1954/contents

 

April is Math Awareness Month! http://www.mathaware.org/

Research for Better Schools – Pennsylvania Math & Science Events http://www.rbs.org/mathsci/states/pa/calendar.shtml

Encouraging Mathematical Thinking: Discourse around a rich problem – From the Math Forum http://mathforum.com/brap/wrap/

Moving from Telling to Listening in Mathematics (Brent Davis) http://www.phenomenologyonline.com/articles/davis.html

Eisenhower National Clearinghouse: Exemplary and promising programs report.http://www.enc.org/professional/federalresources/exemplary/promising/document.shtm?input=CDS-000496-496_toc

Show-Me-Center Middle Grades Math Curricula. http://showmecenter.missouri.edu/

Math Forum Problems of the Week. http://mathforum.org/pow/

MegaMathematicsLos Alamos National Laboratory http://www.c3.lanl.gov/mega-math/menu.html

 

 

Mathematically Correct: the people who are concerned about current reforms in mathematics education. http://www.mathematicallycorrect.com/

Mathematically Sane response http://mathematicallysane.com/home.asp

Math Wars in the Wall Street Journal.  http://mathforum.org/epigone/amte/zhigoipah

“The Guide” to math and science reform: Annenberg. http://www.learner.org/theguide/

 

 

Platonic Realms. http://www.mathacademy.com/pr/index.asp

Cut-the-Knot: Interactive math miscellany. http://www.cut-the-knot.com/

Figure This! Math challenges for families http://www.figurethis.org/index40.htm

Bamdad’s Math Comics. http://www.csun.edu/~hcmth014/comics.html

Sodaplay! Indescribable virtual world of experimentation and creativity http://www.sodaplay.com

Playground – animated environments for learning project http://k1.ioe.ac.uk/playground/frame_f.htm

Bill Nye the Science Guy http://billnye.com/

Beakmaniac’s World http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/Set/4567/ 

SMARD: Secondary Mathematics Assessment Database. http://smard.cqu.edu.au/

European Research in Mathematics Education Volume I. http://www.fmd.uni-osnabrueck.de/ebooks/erme/cerme1-proceedings/cerme1-proceedings-1-v1-0-2.pdf

MacTutor History of Mathematics Archives http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/

Eric Weisstein’s World of Mathematics http://mathworld.wolfram.com/

NRICH Mathematics Enrichment Club http://www.nrich.maths.org.uk/

POP Mathematics – whatever got your teacher excited about math? http://archives.math.utk.edu/popmath.html

Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art. Music, and Science. http://www.sckans.edu/~bridges/

 

Setgame. http://www.setgame.com

Juggling Links. http://www.free-dome.org/orr/PassingPage/Personal/links.htm or http://www.cincyclubclub.com/juggling_links.html

Origami Links. http://www.origami.com/index.html or http://www.origami-usa.org/ or http://origami.ousaan.com/

Sewing Links. http://sewing.about.com/

Kite Links. http://coda.co.za/kites_and_kite_flying/home.html or http://www.kitepower.com/links.html

Quilting Links. http://home.att.net/~susanBinKC/cornucop/qlnktop.html or http://art-smart.ci.manchester.ct.us/fiber-quilts/fiber-af-am-quilts/fiber-af-am-quilts-intro.html

Kente Links. http://www.ghana.com/republic/kente/ or http://www.nmafa.si.edu/exhibits/kente/top.htm

Ron Eglash’s African Fractals. http://www.rpi.edu/~eglash/eglash.dir/afractal/afractal.htm 

Paper Airplane Links. http://www.zurqui.co.cr/crinfocus/paper/air-enlace.html , http://www.cdli.ca/CITE/paper.htm, http://www.kidsturncentral.com/links/airplanelinks.htm, http://www.cyberbee.com/paper.html.

Weaving & Knitting Links. http://www.camillavalleyfarm.com/other/links.htm

String Figures Links http://personal.riverusers.com/~busybee/main.htm or  http://www.isfa.org/ or http://www.frontiernet.net/~steve_glimpse/ or http://www.darsie.net/string/ , and especially http://dine.sanjuan.k12.ut.us/string_games/index.html or http://website.lineone.net/~m.p/sf/menu.html

Math in Daily Life http://www.learner.org/exhibits/dailymath/

Number Watch – the guide to wrong numbers in science, media and politics http://www.numberwatch.co.uk/

Sumfun – the trail of the math slug http://webhome.idirect.com/~sumfun/

 

Fermi Problems: http://www.vendian.org/envelope/dir0/fermi_questions.html or http://www.jlab.org/~cecire/garden/fermiprob.htmlhttp://www.jlab.org/~cecire/garden/fermiprob.html

Some math webquests. http://www.wfu.edu/~mccoy/NCTM99/

 

 

Botball: Robots in Education http://www.botball.org/

Lego Mindstorms http://mindstorms.lego.com/ ; see also http://www.crynwr.com/lego-robotics/education.html

Robotics and Girls – A Promising Alliance http://www.ercim.org/publication/Ercim_News/enw53/muellerburg.html

Robotics Education at Carnegie Mellon http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~roboed/

KISS Institute for Practical Robotics http://www.kipr.org/index.html

 

Math Forum Web Units. http://mathforum.org/te/index.html

 

MathnotesAn English to Spanish Glossary. http://www.mathnotes.com/aw_span_gloss.html

Mathematics Equals Opportunity. http://www.ed.gov/pubs/math/

Ethnomathematics on the Web. http://www.rpi.edu/~eglash/isgem.dir/links.htm

International Study Group on Ethnomathematics. http://www.rpi.edu/~eglash/isgem.htm

 

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. http://www.nctm.org

Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics. http://www.pctm.org/

Pennsylvania Department of Education Mathematics Website, including Standards. http://www.pde.state.pa.us/math/site/default.asp?g=0&c_and_iNav=|3161|

Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey. http://www.amtnj.org/

New Jersey Mathematics Coalition. http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/nj_math_coalition/

New Jersey Mathematics Curriculum Framework. http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/nj_math_coalition/framework.html

Research Council on Mathematics Learning. http://www.unlv.edu/RCML/

Association of Teachers of Mathematics http://www.atm.org.uk/

Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers http://www.aamt.edu.au/

Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group http://publish.edu.uwo.ca/cmesg/

 

Mathematics education into the 21rst century project. http://math.unipa.it/~grim/21project.htm

Science Friday online. http://www.sciencefriday.com/

The Geometry Center. http://www.geom.umn.edu/

 

Riverdeep Interactive Learning. http://www.riverdeep.net/

Unofficial TI-Calculator Homepage http://www.ticalc.org/

Key Curriculum Press. http://www.keypress.com/

University of Chicago School Mathematics Project. http://social-sciences.uchicago.edu/ucsmp/

TERC. http://www.terc.edu/

Math Solutions Publications. http://www.mathsolutions.com/

Connected Mathematics Project. http://www.math.msu.edu/cmp/

Middle School Mathematics through Applications (MMAP). http://mmap.wested.org/

Core-Plus Mathematics Project. http://www.wmich.edu/cpmp/index.html

Interactive Mathematics Program (IMP). http://www.mathimp.org/

Math Maven’s Mysteries http://teacher.scholastic.com/maven/index.htm

 

John Allen Paulos http://www.math.temple.edu/~paulos/

Clifford Pickover http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/pickover/home.htm

Ian Stewart http://members.aol.com/istewjoat/homepage.html

Penrose’s Corner (Theoni Pappas) http://www.mathproductsplus.com/Penrose.html

Martin Gardner: Gathering for Gardner: http://www.g4g4.com/ ; interview: http://www.csicop.org/si/9803/gardner.html

Dennis Shasha http://www.cs.nyu.edu/cs/faculty/shasha/

Rudy Rucker http://www.mathcs.sjsu.edu/faculty/rucker/

Marilyn Burns Math Solutions publications http://www.mathsolutions.com/

Paul Ernest and the Philosophy of Mathematics Education Journal http://www.ex.ac.uk/~Pernest/

Valerie Walkerdine Trading Card http://www.theorycards.org.uk/card23.htm

 

Featured Sites Fall 2004:

The Nature of Proof in Today’s Classrooms. http://www.montanamath.org/TMME/TMMEv1n2brev2.pdf . A recent review of a classic in mathematics education.

NCTM Eastern Regional Conference, Baltimore, October 14-16. http://www.nctm.org/meetings/baltimore/. More than 300 sessions and workshops covering all grades.

MathnotesAn English to Spanish Glossary. http://www.mathnotes.com/aw_span_gloss.html

Botball. http://www.botball.org/ Robotics in Education, from the KISS Institute.

 

Featured Sites Summer 2004:

Opensecrets. http://www.opensecrets.org/ Track how and where the money flows in current and recent elections.

Idea-a-day. http://www.idea-a-day.com/ Sometimes silly, often feasible.

Arcadia University Department of Education http://gargoyle.arcadia.edu/education/

Arcadia University Department of Computer Science and Mathematics http://gargoyle.arcadia.edu/math&compsci/index.htm

 

Featured Sites Spring 2004:

Jim Millar’s Fractals with Pattern Blocks  http://home.comcast.net/~patternblock/

Mathematical Moments, brought to you by the American Mathematical Society http://www.ams.org/ams/mathmoments.html

Choosing a High School Math Curriculum, by Jo Boaler – IMP or not? http://www.stanford.edu/~joboaler/curriculum/index.html  (other Jo Boaler publications: http://www.stanford.edu/~joboaler/pubs.html)

April 21-24 2004 – NCTM Conference in Philadelphia! http://www.nctm.org/meetings/philadelphia/index.htm

10th International Conference on Mathematics Education, Denmark, Summer 2004 (Including a mathematical circus!)  http://www.icme-10.dk/

 

Featured Sites Fall 2003:

SodaPlay – the world of creative play. http://www.sodaplay.com/

Ensuring Equity and Excellence in Mathematics http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/content/cntareas/math/ma100.htm

Weaving Gender Equity in Mathematics reform http://www.terc.edu/wge/

 

Spring/Summer 2003 Featured Sites:

NCTM Annual Meeting comes to Philly in April 2004. Start planning now so that you’ll be able to make it! http://www.nctm.org/meetings/philadelphia/index.htm

NCTM Illuminations – Selected Web Resources: search by standard and grade! http://illuminations.nctm.org/swr/index.html

Math Central http://www.siast.sk.ca/~tel/pdf/44.pdf

Canadian Mathematics Education Resources http://www.aldershot.ednet.ns.ca/curriculum/CanadianResources/canadiansubjects/math.html

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) – first “results” report from 1999 Video Study. http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2003/timssvideo/

World’s Largest Math Event! Start Planning! http://www.nctm.org/wlme Math Awareness Month: http://mathforum.org/mam/03/

MathArt Webquest by Barbara Lierly and Elaine Sullivan http://u2.lvcm.com/esullivan/webquest.html

Those Math Wars are heating up once again. Mathematically Sane is a new addition http://mathematicallysane.com/home.asp (See Mathematically Correct, Annenberg’s guide to reform, and related sites down below)

Math in the News Project! Come join us for a rollicking ride! http://gargoyle.arcadia.edu/appelbaum/newsproject.htm

Studio 360 Numbers, Theorems and Truth Day http://www.wnyc.org/studio360/show041302.html

Math in the Movies  http://world.std.com/~reinhold/mathmovies.html

Mathematics and the Media at the Math Forum http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/media.html

Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS) http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/education/MARS/

 

2002 Featured Sites:

Eric Gutstein, middle school teacher, getting students to “read their world” <Links no longer active?> http://www.rethinkingschools.org/Archives/16_04/Math164.htm and http://www.rethinkingschools.org/Archives/15_03/Map153.htm and http://www.teachersforjustice.org/analyzing_map_projections.htm

Sodaplay! Indescribable virtual world of experimentation and creativity http://www.sodaplay.com

String Figures Links http://personal.riverusers.com/~busybee/main.htm or  http://www.isfa.org/ or http://www.home.eznet.net/~stevemd/stringar.html or http://www.darsie.net/string/ , and especially http://dine.sanjuan.k12.ut.us/string_games/index.html or http://website.lineone.net/~m.p/sf/menu.html

MathnotesAn English to Spanish Glossary. http://www.mathnotes.com/aw_span_gloss.html

Learning Math Through Literature, by Ellie Cooper <link no longer active?> http://207.103.104.211/

PBS Cyberchase. http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/

Mathematics Education and Society – third annual conference. http://www.congress-consult.com/mes3/index.html  (second conference: <link no longer active?> http://correio.cc.fc.ul.pt/~jflm/mes2/programme.html)

Math Medley – online broadcast with Pat Kenschaft http://www.webct.com/math/viewpage?name=math_medley

Breaking Away from the Math Book by Pat Baggett & Andrzej Ehrenfeucht http://math.nmsu.edu/breakingaway/

 

 

Thanks to the following people for suggesting good web resources:

Jessica Kulick

Bob Klein

Melinda Smith

 

Last updated: Sep. 2004

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