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Projections and propaganda
In Map skills and higher-order thinking, page 9
Interestingly, until the mid-twentieth century, publishers of maps and textbooks resisted using new projections (many of which were, by then, quite old). Why? Maybe because they wanted to stick with what was familiar to people -- or maybe because Mercator...
Format: article/best practice
By David Walbert.
Quick Draw
In Problem centered math, page 2.3
An engaging math activity that helps students develop and talk about spatial reasoning.
Format: activity
By Grayson Wheatley.
Reading maps
In Map skills and higher-order thinking, page 4
Now that we understand a little of what it takes to create visual representations of data, let's look at the other end of the process. What are the skills necessary to "read" or interpret visual representations of data? Understanding representations...
Format: article/best practice
By David Walbert.
Research and strategies for problem-centered math
A bibliography of research-driven strategies for teaching problem-centered math at all grade levels.
Format: article
By Libby Montagne.
Resources for parents
In Math Common Core resources, page 3.1
According to the Mission Statement of the Common Core State Standards Initiative: The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do...
Format: bibliography
By Kay Middleton.
Science students get their hands dirty
Enter Carol Swink's classroom where students become scientists by conducting hands-on, inquiry-based investigations. By saving the textbook reading and lectures for last and doing experiments first, students master not only science content but math content too.
Format: article/best practice
By Waverly Harrell.
Setting the tone
Building a student-centered classroom culture starts on the first day of the school year.
By Victoria Lunetta.
Student presentations in the problem-centered classroom
In Problem centered math, page 2.2
The video clip below shows students presenting their solutions to a math problem. The students worked on the problem in pairs, and several pairs of students used different methods to reach different results. A discussion results among the students as to the...
By Grayson Wheatley.
Topics in Mathematics Education
In Preservice teacher education resources, page 4.2
Resources Specific to Math Math Teaching Methods Numbered Heads Together Numbered heads together is a cooperative strategy that offers an...
Format: article/teacher's guide
Why problem-centered learning?
The world our students will live and work in will require them to gather, organize, and interpret data in the process of finding solutions to complex problems. Problem-centered learning creates a model where the student becomes the thinker.
Format: article
By Mike Kestner.

Resources on the web

Balanced Assessments in Mathematics
This project provides over 300 mathematics assessment tasks for grades K-12. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: The Concord Consortium
Educational Technology Clearinghouse
A comprehensive resource for teachers interested in digital resources for curriculum areas, general education related resources, and reference materials. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Bureau of Instruction and Innovation, Florida Department of Education and the Florida Center for Instructional Technology, College of Education, University of South Florida
The Knowledge Loom
The Knowledge Loom is a Web-based resource for K-12 teaching and learning. It offers a searchable collection of practices on a range of topics with a special focus on professional development that includes research-based practices and examples... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: The Education Alliance at Brown University
NASA Education Teaching Materials
NASA Education has a rich selection of lesson plans and classroom activities for K-12 educators. Their search options allow for teachers to select a keyword, the grade level, type of resource, and subject. A counter shows how many items are available for each... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: NASA
NCTM Mathematics Teacher
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics was first organized in 1920, and today boasts more than 100,000 members. The organization is responsible for several publications as well as different professional development opportunities. This... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
The official site offers links to curriulum, policy, consultants, services and news from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: NC DPI
North Carolina Mathematics and Science Education Network (NC-MSEN)
Provides professional development to improve the quality of learning and teaching science and mathematics in North Carolina. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center
Provides support to North Carolina's K-12 teachers to help improve their students' performance in science, mathematics, and technology. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
On-Math - Online Journal of School Mathematics
These peer-reviewed short articles are published for all grade level educators. The articles are not just textual in nature, but include multimedia interactives as well as audio and video clips. The purpose is to be immersed in the subject at hand. Full... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Project Tomorrow
This website is an online resource for teachers and school ditricts to use to identify current practices and trends in math, science, and technology to aid in promotion of these curricular areas to students, families, and communities. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: NetDay