Edel 531: Mathematics Resources on the Web

A "Keane" Selection of

Mathematics Education Resources on the Web


Table of Contents





Evaluation of

Mathematical Learning




Education Resources

Professional Organizations

  • National Council of Teachers of
    Mathematics (NCTM)

    Contains information on this important professional society for
    teachers of mathematics - its work, conferences, how to join... Be
    sure to click on the Hot Topics button to find out NCTM's stand on
    many issues.


  • NCSM

    National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics: Information on
    this professional organization for leaders in mathematics
    education. Be sure to look at "Links to Other Sites."

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Research Resources

  • CSLA

    This is a convenient way of finding references for your research.
    Spend time navigating this site. Take special note of the
    link to
    education databases
    . Also, you can look at our
    library catalog
    to find what resources are available there. If
    you are accessing this from your home, you will need to use
    telnet. Note the information given on the screen and on the course


  • CSLA
    Information Competence Web Site

    This web site has many resources that can help you gain skill on
    how to do electronic searches. Information on how to access the
    internet from your home computer can be found in the
    Internet Skills
    section. It even contains a link which enables
    you to download browser software (Netscape or Explorer). The
    Knowledge Resources
    section has an excellent tutorial of the
    essential steps you should consider when working on your research
    paper. Spend some time getting acquainted with this valuable site.


  • Accessing
    Library Databases from University or Home Computers

    This is a useful guide on how to use the electronic databases on
    the CSLA web site from home or in a lab on campus. You might want
    to print a copy.


  • Research

    The Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) and the
    major OERI-funded institutions (Centers, Labs, ERIC) have produced
    a substantial body of educational research and development
    information. It has a search engine for searching ERIC Digests -
    summaries of research on particular topics. This is a site which
    is accessed from the U.S.
    Department of Education
    web site.


  • Eisenhower Nat'l Clearinghouse
    for Math & Science Ed (Enc).

    The Eisenhower Regional Consortia serve 10 regions of the country
    and work to disseminate effective materials and teaching method.
    If you look carefully, you will even find full text articles on
    the mathematics reform. And it has a link to ERIC Digests also.
    They have a separate web site on the
    (The Third Internatonal Mathematics and Science Study). It has the
    full text of the
    Curriculum and Evaluation Standards and the Assessment
    (Click on Standards/Frameworks to access the full



    The North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL) is one
    of ten Regional Educational Laboratories. One of their projects,
    Pathways to School Improvement Internet Server, offers easy to
    find, concise, research-based information on school improvement.
    The Pathways server provides important information on a variety of
    categories including: Assessment, At-Risk Children and Youth,
    Goals and Standards, Governance/Management, leadership, Learning,
    Literacy, Mathematics, etc.


  • National
    Center for Education Statistics

    Contains important information on the state of education in the
    U.S. and other countries.


  • The
    Math Forum

    The Math Forum, is a virtual center for mathematics education on
    the internet. Funded by the National Science Foundation. Be sure
    to look at "Math Education: Innovations and Concerns" and "Key
    Math Issues" for valuable insights into views on the mathematics
    reform. There is a
    for easy access to the valuable resources included in
    this site.

    If you don't have software to get on the internet, they include

    software for accessing the internet.


  • TERC

    TERC is a nonprofit research and development organization
    committed to improving mathematics and science learning and
    teaching. Among the curricular materials they developed are
    Used Numbers: Real Data in the Classroom. Take some time to
    browse this valuable site and take a look at
    they provide.


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Evaluation of Mathematical

  • National Assessment of
    Educational Progress (NAEP)

    Government site that includes the results of this national
    assessment of the progress of students in K-12 mathematical


  • TIMSS Report

    With data on half a million students from 41 countries, the Third
    International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is the
    largest, most comprehensive, and most rigorous international study
    of schools and students ever.


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National & State Standards

  • NCTM
    Standards (1989) OnLine.

    On-line version of NCTM Curriculum & Evaluation Standards for
    Teaching Mathematics. Scroll to the Standards/Framework section
    and click to access the full text.


  • Standards 2000
    On-Line Discussion
    . The writing group of the new NCTM
    Standards wants input from teachers. Take a look at how the
    Standards will evolve and give your reactions.


  • California Math
    Standards Draft.

    The drafts of the Mathematics Standards developed by the State of
    California Academic Standards Commission


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Other Education Resources

  • APA Style

    The University Libraries of The University of Southern Mississippi
    site includes summary guidelines for APA style. This is the style
    required for your research papers for this course.


  • Equals and Family

    Since 1977, EQUALS programs have worked to increase access and
    equity in mathematics for students in traditionally
    under-represented groups. Gender and race, class and culture are
    issues that affect all students. FAMILY MATH is a program
    developed by EQUALS, at the Lawrence Hall of Science, University
    of California, Berkeley, California. The goal of FAMILY MATH is to
    encourage underrepresented groups (especially girls and minority
    students) to enter careers that use mathematics. FAMILY MATH is,
    of course, family-based.


  • CSUN
    Educational Resources

    Dr. Vicki Sharp's selection of curriculum resources. There are
    some problems with some of the url's, but it's worthwhile to visit
    if you have time to browse.


  • Education
    Sites on the Web

    Developed by the University of Manitoba. Among the links is one to
    interesting HyperStudio sites.


  • Educator's
    Web Guide

    This Scholastic Co. site includes links to information on how the
    world wide web works as well as how it is used in elementary and
    secondary schools. You can visit its "100+ Terrific Web Sites." Be
    aware this takes time to browse; hours can pass by easily.


  • Blue
    . Blue Web'n is a searchable database of outstanding
    Internet learning sites categorized by subject area, audience, and
    type (lessons, activities, projects, resources, references, &
    tools). There is a review process of the materials chosen to
    include on this site.


  • Classroom Connect

    This site includes links to information on K-12 Resources.


  • Webflier

    This site includes links to a wide variety of resources. It has
    resources across the curriculum. Check out the math games and
    teacher lesson plans.


  • SCORE. (Schools
    of California on-line Resources for Education). This is a valuable
    site with many useful teaching resources.


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Page Author:
Dorothy L.

Last Updated: September 3, 1998