- American Association for the Advancement of Science
This is the association for Project 2061, a national science standards document. Access to this and other information concerning science education is available.
- Annenberg Media/CPB Projects
The site lists free online learning activities, including information about all sorts of interesting uses of mathematics and science in the real world, resources for free and inexpensive materials from Annenberg, and information about funding opportunities. It is a tremendous resource.
Includes tool applets for base-ten blocks, pattern blocks, Cuisenaire rods, and fraction bars, and the Pythagorean theorem
- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
ASCD is an international nonprofit educational association that is committed to successful teaching and learning for all.
- Center for Implementing Technology in Education (CITEd): Math Matrix
CITEd's Math Matrix is a small but useful database of technology products that supports instruction in mathematics for students with special needs. Each product evaluation includes a link to the supplier's website.
- Count On
This site is sponsored by the National Grid for Learning and contains all sorts of resources in addition to applets for mathematics. Click on the Explorer button to find a number of applets as well as other useful features such as a mathematics dictionary. Check out other areas of this site as well.
- EdWeb Home Page
This site explores issues of education reform and contains links to online resources around the world.
- EQUALS and Family Math
The EQUALS program is dedicated to equal opportunity for females in mathematics and science. It publishes Family Math and other valuable resources. For those interested in issues surrounding gender equity and parental involvement, this is a good place to begin.
This is a site of links to information about standards-based curriculum materials for K-12 mathematics and science, information and articles on standards-based issues, information about TIMSS, and ideas for classroom use. Look especially at ENC Features.
- Math Archives
This page contains a very large collection of links to lessons, software, information (both public domain and commercial), and curriculum materials. Each of the hundreds of sites has a brief description. If you are looking for an Internet address for a mathematics resource, this may be a good place to look.
- Mathematically Sane
This is an important and unique website that provides evidence for and discussion of the success of standards-based initiatives in mathematics education. Its mission statement identifies the site as created by a "grassroots organization of teachers, administrators, teacher educators, parents, and mathematicians concerned about the future of mathematics education."
- Math Forum
Along with the NCTM sites, this may be your most important source of information and links to useful sites. The forum has resources for both teachers and students. There are suggestions for lessons, puzzles, and activities, plus links to other sites with similar information. There are forums where teachers talk with other teachers. Two pages accept questions about mathematics from students or teachers (Ask Dr. Math) and about teaching mathematics from teachers (Teacher 2 Teacher). Problems are regularly posted and solutions can be entered via the Internet. Information is available about software, and some can be downloaded free.
A comprehensive list of the many online resources and links available for using technology in math education.
This is a great site! A project of the Computer Research and Applications Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory, it is intended to bring unusual and important mathematical ideas to elementary classrooms.
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
The NCTM website is a must for every teacher of mathematics. It includes specific information for teachers, parents, leaders, and researchers. The home page changes almost monthly, providing up-to-date information about conferences, publications, news, and more. The site also provides a mechanism for joining the council, registering for conferences, purchasing publications and products, and linking to the Illuminations site (see separate entry). Members can access their journals online, subscribe to a special electronic journal, and renew memberships. You can choose to receive a monthly email update informing you of recent additions to the website.
- National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
This NSF-funded site is located at Utah State University. It contains a huge collection of applets organized by the five content strands of the Standards and also by the same four grade bands. You may not find all of these applets equally interesting or usable, but there is a lot more to like than not.
A new feature of the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives site is the eNLVM which includes e-modules, tutorials, lessons, field test opportunities, information for teachers, feedback for developers, and more.
- NCTM e-Examples
Many of these applets are referenced in and directly support the text of Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. They are also available on the CD version of the Standards. Most are also available on the Illuminations site.
- NCTM Illuminations
This is an incredible site developed by NCTM to provide Internet resources for teaching and learning intended to "illuminate" Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. You can find resources from lesson ideas to "math-lets" (applets designed to provide tools for developing understanding in mathematics). Also at this site are multimedia investigations for students and links to video vignettes designed to promote professional reflection.
- NCTM's Virtual manipulatives
The website for the NCTM organization. Provides reviews of commercially available software and internet based applets, especially focusing on virtual manipulatives. Many lesson ideas for teaching through standards based instruction are provided.
- Shodor's Project Interactivate
This site contains a huge list of applets that continues to grow. In addition, there are lessons and activities, many that include the use of applet. Applets (referred to as "activities") are arranged by content rather than grade level, so be sure to look through the full list. This is a valuable site, especially for teachers in the upper grades and middle school. A new feature is the Interactivate 2.0 (Beta).
- Texas Instruments
This page is the main education page of Texas Instruments. The site contains a plethora of information for math educators interested in using calculators in the classroom.
- The World Factbook
This page provides demographic information for every nation in the world, including population, age distributions, death and birth rates, and information on the economy, government, transportation, and geography. Maps are included as well.
- U.S. Census Data
Copious statistical information by state, county, or voting district.
- Using calculators in the elementary math classroom
This link provides a good activity for using calculators in the elementary math classroom. The lesson plan outlines student objectives and all materials needed, along with examples of the problems to be posed to students
- Using Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) within the Curriculum
This site comes from the book, Tips and Tricks for Using Handhelds in the Classroom, by Midge Frazel, and includes book excerpts and related links to sites that help educators using PDAs during instruction.