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 Library
    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 on-line 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 handout.


  • 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 Basic Internet Skills section. It even contains a link which enables you to download browser software (Netscape or Explorer). The Accessing 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 Syntheses
    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 TIMSS (The Third Internatonal Mathematics and Science Study). It has the full text of the NCTM Curriculum and Evaluation Standards and the Assessment Standards. (Click on Standards/Frameworks to access the full text).


    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 table. for easy access to the valuable resources included in this site.
    If you don't have software to get on the internet, they include some 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 theresource links they provide.


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Evaluation of Mathematical Learning

  • 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 learning.


  • 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 Documents

  • 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 Guide
    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 Math
    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 Web'N. 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. Keane

Last Updated: September 3, 1998