Thursday, June 23, 2011

Session 10: Pre-Algebra Concepts and Skills

Cool Math: Pre-Algebra
The main page for Cool Math is listed below and again here

The Khan Academy
All the videos are listed on the main page.  The categories are alphabetical, so Pre-Algebra is near the bottom of the page.  Find it after Physics and before Precalculus. 

Session 9: Algorithms for Whole Number Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division

The Many Ways of Arithmetic in UCSMP Everyday Mathematics
A solid introduction into Everyday Mathematics (Chicago Math).

Math-A Tube's Everyday Math Videos
A collection of videos demonstrating various alogrithms.

Everyday Math Parent Homeroom
A parent's guide to everyday math, with supplemental exercises for students to complete at home.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Session 8: Tools for Teaching the Problem Solving Process

Some links to George Polya's work on the Problem Solving Process...

From Syracuse University (1 page): PDF Summary 
From University of Utah (1 page): Web Summary

The full text (138 pages): How to Solve It PDF

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Session 7: Part 2 - You Tube links

Microsoft Excel Tutorial for Beginners #1 - Overview

Microsoft Excel Tutorial #2 - Get Started

Microsoft Excel #01: Introduction to Excel

Microsoft Lesson Plans: Mathematics

Session 7: Assessment

NJ Department of Education

NJ DOE Assessments Page

CAPA homepage

Single Quality Accountablity Continuum

District Accountablity and AYP
Achieve is an independent, bipartisan, non-profit education reform organization based in Washington, D.C. that helps states raise academic standards and graduation requirements, improve assessments and strengthen accountability.

Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.

Formative / Summative Assessment
Information and Examples

Sample Rubrics

Sample Mathematics Rubric: Spring Branch ISD Sample Math Rubric

The Center for Comprehensive
School Reform and Improvement

Center for CSRI homepage

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Session 6: Part Two - Linda's Links

Cool Math homepage
Cool Math is targeted to math learners from 13 to 100.  This homepage has links to related sites including:
     Cool Math for Kids designed for ages 3 - 12
     Cool Math Games for Little Kids for ages 3 - 5
     Cool Math Games for those over the age of 5

"Where you learn math by playing with it." 
Targeted to High School and Undergrad students (algebra and up), although the basic algebra section may work for middle school. 

Lessons for grades 5 and up.  This site uses Google Earth and "you will find lesson ideas, examples, and downloads for mathematics that embrace active learning, constructivism, and project-based learning while remaining true to the standards."
Requires registration and is free for the first 10 days.  After the 10-day trial it is $39.95 per year.  The scope of the site includes Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Art & Music, Life Skills, World Languages,  Research and Career Skills, and Health and Phys. Ed. 

Lots of interesting stuff – Escher, Fractals, lots of great links
A link to the main page will be posted under "differentiated instruction" as this site targets gifted students specifically.  

Xenia Community School District (Ohio) Math Links

Math Playground: puzzles, games, videos, etc. 
 A collection of games for grades 2 through 8. Includes word problems, logic problems, math games, and math videos. 


Free Math Videos
A collection of videos for middle grades (algebra, probability, geometry, and interest). Be prepared to wade through lots of ads. I was unable to enlarge the videos beyond their original (smallish) size. 
Math Vids homepage - this site tells what standards each video meets.
Crop Circles

(the links in the main page are tricky.  Move the mouse pointer to the very bottom edge of the word you are clicking.  The link will turn white.)

Lots of lesson plans for teaching fractals (free for 10 days)

Mathematical Sciences Digital Library of the Mathematical Association of America