About the Workshop
Links and Resources
Other Annenberg Learner Sites: www.learner.org
to Win," "Cooking by the Numbers," "Population Growth" and
more in this eight-part series. Lesson plans and links on
subjects ranging from probability to geometry.
workshops covering patterns and functions, data, geometry,
whole numbers, ratio and proportion, algebra, and the future
of math with lesson plans and a lot of links.
Geometry and patterns are featured in this series of professional
development workshops for teachers.
Staff Development Council
site includes guidelines for what defines a quality staff
development program, with extensive examples of successful
Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
the latest version of the NCTM standards, plus articles and
links to the Council's online publications, including the
monthly "News Bulletin" and "Math Teaching in the Middle School"
large, searchable collection of excellent math resources,
from math news to teaching resources. Home of "Ask Dr. Math,"
an online math question-and-answer service for students, including
"Why Study Math?"
Lots of information on math education reform, standards, professional
development and TIMSS, plus lesson plans, links, math puzzles
list of resources, updated monthly and organized by topic.
GEM Gateway to Educational Materials
Managed by the National Library of Education, this site provides
teachers with one-stop access to Internet-based educational
resources: lesson plans, curriculum units, etc.
Cornell Math & Science Gateway
A great source for links to many other useful
Lesson plans, career resources, homework help,
puzzles and quizzes.
Lot of interactive math lessons, plus a chat
room on Real-World Connections.
Middleweb: Exploring Middle School Reform
This site examines the challenges of middle
grades reform with a special focus on urban middle schools.
The site includes news and resource links, plus 10 best Web
sites for teachers. The sites feature great lesson plans,
examples of inquiry-based learning, and assistance on curriculum
design and developing Web-based activities. The "Diary of
a Middle School Teacher," updated weekly, is a fascinating
look at the thought, effort and care required of educators.
Helping Your Children Learn Math
Good resources for parents, including sections
on "What our Children are Learning" and "How Will Math Look
in Your Child's Classroom?"
The Knowledge Loom
This site profiles schools that are using professional development
to make a difference for kids. Check out the research and join
the online discussion.
The Teaching Gap: Best Ideas from the World's
Teachers for Improving Education in the Classroom
Excerpts from an excellent book by Jim Stigler and James Hiebert,
based on the TIMSS research that stimulated development of The
Missing Link series. Ideas, advice and links to other TIMSS-related
TIMSS Resource Center
An excellent starting place for learning more
about TIMSS, which inspired The Missing Link series. With
links to video clips of classroom practice, detailed research
findings, and helpful materials for teachers and curriculum
Jobs for Kids Who Like Math
The Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook helps kids understand
what it takes to be an engineer, accountant, mechanic, cashier,
architect, computer scientist, etc.
Figure This! Math Challenges for Families
Dozens of engaging, everyday problems, including
"Why are most manhole covers round?" and "How much money is
your time worth?" Designed for students and families to do
Math Across the Curriculum
Dartmouth College's multidisciplinary program
integrates math into everything from music and Earth science
to architecture and engineering.
Using Student Work
Looking at Student Work
An excellent introduction from the Annenberg
Institute for School Reform, includes a primer, general guidelines,
tips and links to many other sites with student work samples.
A View from Chicago
Catalyst, a newsletter that focuses on Chicago school reform.