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Mathematics Education:

A Summary of Research, Theories, and Practice

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Integrating the Use of Technology

The Province of Alberta's ICT curriculum specifies what students are expected to know and be able to do with respect to technology. It has a broad perspective on the nature of technology, how to use and apply a variety of technologies. Alberta Education:
http://www.learning.gov.ab.ca/ict/pofs.pdf

Alberta Education - Professional Development Teaching Technology across the Curriculum:

http://www.learning.gov.ab.ca/technology/bestpractices/pdf/pdfortechnology.pdf

The Province of Manitoba's Technology as a Foundation Skill Area: A Journey Toward Information Technology Literacy aids curriculum developers, teachers, and administrators in understanding the role of information technology as a foundation skill area in classroom teaching, learning, and assessment. Manitoba Education and Training:
http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/ks4/docs/support/tfs/pdfed_tech.pdf

LEARN - Using Technology for Learning: A Planning Guide provides ideas, tools, and examples to teachers who are integrating technology into the classroom. It has a structured process for technology planning placing the emphasis on pedagogy rather than equipment:
http://www.qesn.meq.gouv.qc.ca/sca-dpp/tftp/pdf/techplan.pdf

Ontario Knowledge Network for Learning outlines strategic directions it believes are needed to ensure the province's future success in ICT-enhanced education:
http://oknl.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/pdf/1_1_3.pdf

Foundation for Atlantic Canada Technology Education Curriculum:
http://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/k12/curriculum/documents/teched/te_found_nf-lab_full.pdf

International Society for Technology in Education provides teacher preparation for using technology as a tool in the classroom:

http://www.iste.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=NETS

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Math Sites to use with Students

TIMMS - Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study is an interactive math challenge by grade level.
http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/eyk/index.asp?flash=true

Math game show with Hypatia and Pythagoras provides a series of number, algebra, data handling, and shape, space and measurement games:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/mathsfile/index.shtml

NCTM Math applets are ready-to-use interactive tools to create, describe and analyse patterns: http://standards.nctm.org/document/eexamples/chap4/4.1/Part3.htm

An assortment of interactive math problem solving and logic games:

http://www.counton.org/

Aunty Math has weekly challenges for people who love math:
http://www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org/aunty/index.html

Adventures in Mathematics e-magazine has a variety of math activities to extend math classroom learning or to try at home:
http://www.mathadventures.com/samples.html

http://www.mathadventures.com/ma/Contents/ma.html

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives offers a large selection of interactive math applets for number and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, data analysis and probability:
http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/topic_t_1.html

Appetizers and Lessons for Mathematics and Reason has study tips, guides to learning and teaching math, and an array of all things math: http://www.whyslopes.com/

A+ Math provides interactive math problems to improve math skills:
http://www.aplusmath.com/

Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles provides over 150 math puzzles:
http://www.cut-the-knot.com/algebra.shtml

The Shodor Education Foundation's, Project Interactive provides exploration activities of math concepts:
http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/

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Professional Development Sites

Internet Mathematics Search is a search engine for mathematics documentation:
http://mathschallenge.net/show.php?section=internet_search

Math Central provides an Internet resource for both math teachers and students with a resource room, teacher talk, enrichment activities, math quandaries and queries and a bulletin board:
http://mathcentral.uregina.ca/

Math Forum provides resources, materials, activities, person-to-person interactions, and educational products and services to enrich and support teaching:
http://mathforum.org/

Math Forum Technology and Mathematics Education:
http://mathforum.org/library/view/2104.html

Learning and Teaching Support Network has educational resources that support and enrich learning and teaching mathematics:
http://ltsn.mathstore.ac.uk/index.shtml

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Mathematics Organizations

Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group is a group of mathematicians and math educators who discuss mathematics issues:
http://cmesg.math.ca

Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences promotes research, education and training in cooperation with businesses:
http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/

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

British Columbia Association of Mathematics Teachers
http://bctf.ca/bcamt/

Mathematics Council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association
http://www.mathteachers.ab.ca/

Saskatchewan Math Teachers’ Society
http://www.smts.ca/

Manitoba Association of Mathematics Teachers

http://www.mamt.mb.ca/

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Cross-Curriculum Sites for Students

Index of Biographies of International Mathematicians from 500 BC to 1957 including more than 50 female mathematicians:

http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/BiogIndex.html

More women of math:
http://www.cs.yale.edu/homes/tap/past-women.html

Chronology of Mathematicians:
http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/mathhist/chronology.html

History of Math by region:

http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/mathhist/earth.html

Math Stories has over 7,000 NCTM compliant math word problems:
http://www.mathstories.com (This site has controlled access.)

Building big explores what it takes to construct large structures including: bridges, domes, skyscrapers, dams and tunnels:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/index.html

Maya Math shows a number systems based on 20 digits:
http://www.michielb.nl/maya/math.html

Data Analysis is an online collaborative site that allows students to share information about water usage:
http://www.k12science.org/curriculum/drainproj/information.html

Math Careers is an index of career interviews
http://plus.maths.org/interview.html

Coolmath.com has links to sites for students who want a career in math:
http://www.coolmath.com/careers.htm

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