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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:

Alberta Education - Professional Development Teaching Technology across the Curriculum:

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:

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:

Ontario Knowledge Network for Learning outlines strategic directions it believes are needed to ensure the province's future success in ICT-enhanced education:

Foundation for Atlantic Canada Technology Education Curriculum:

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


Math Sites to use with Students

TIMMS - Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study is an interactive math challenge by grade level.

Math game show with Hypatia and Pythagoras provides a series of number, algebra, data handling, and shape, space and measurement games:

NCTM Math applets are ready-to-use interactive tools to create, describe and analyse patterns:

An assortment of interactive math problem solving and logic games:

Aunty Math has weekly challenges for people who love math:

Adventures in Mathematics e-magazine has a variety of math activities to extend math classroom learning or to try at home:

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives offers a large selection of interactive math applets for number and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, data analysis and probability:

Appetizers and Lessons for Mathematics and Reason has study tips, guides to learning and teaching math, and an array of all things math:

A+ Math provides interactive math problems to improve math skills:

Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles provides over 150 math puzzles:

The Shodor Education Foundation's, Project Interactive provides exploration activities of math concepts:


Professional Development Sites

Internet Mathematics Search is a search engine for mathematics documentation:

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:

Math Forum provides resources, materials, activities, person-to-person interactions, and educational products and services to enrich and support teaching:

Math Forum Technology and Mathematics Education:

Learning and Teaching Support Network has educational resources that support and enrich learning and teaching mathematics:


Mathematics Organizations

Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group is a group of mathematicians and math educators who discuss mathematics issues:

Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences promotes research, education and training in cooperation with businesses:

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics:

British Columbia Association of Mathematics Teachers

Mathematics Council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association

Saskatchewan Math Teachers’ Society

Manitoba Association of Mathematics Teachers


Cross-Curriculum Sites for Students

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

More women of math:

Chronology of Mathematicians:

History of Math by region:

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

Building big explores what it takes to construct large structures including: bridges, domes, skyscrapers, dams and tunnels:

Maya Math shows a number systems based on 20 digits:

Data Analysis is an online collaborative site that allows students to share information about water usage:

Math Careers is an index of career interviews has links to sites for students who want a career in math: