The Math Forum
Like CES, the Math Forum is collaborative, built by and for math teachers. The Math Forum is a long-standing, immense library of tools, curricula, teaching techniques, assistance, analysis, and opportunities for interaction to improve math teaching and learning. Run by Drexel University’s School of Education, the Math Forum serves teachers and learners with some for-fee services and many free resources. The Math Forum is terrific for personalization, providing materials suited to individual learners as well as the big picture of group curricula along with lesson exchanges and active online discussions on a wide range of math education topics.
The Math Forum
3210 Cherry Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
Rethinking Mathematics: Teaching Social Justice by the Numbers, edited by Eric Gutstein and Bob Peterson, published by Rethinking Schools in 2005, serves as a clarion call to educators seeking to integrate social justice with meaningful, academically challenging mathematics learning. Though the accompanying website isn’t a substitute for the book, it provides a generous selection of excerpts and worksheets.
1001 E. Keefe Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Mathematical Association of America
Though primarily devoted to undergraduate-level math, the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) serves as a guide to the world of college math into which our students are entering. The MAA spreads into the world of K-12 education with its Common Group reports describing the MAA’s efforts to encourage and facilitate discourse between mathematicians and educators to improve K-12 mathematics teaching and learning. SIGMAA QL, its quantitative reasoning interest group, is an exciting resource for deepening mathematics literacy and understanding.
The Mathematical Association of America
1529 Eighteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1385
The K-12 Mathematics Curriculum Center
The K–12 Mathematics Curriculum Center aims to help teachers and administrators make thoughtful, informed decisions about mathematics curricula. If you’re seeking or considering adopting a new curriculum, the Center’s resources will be crucial to your decision. The Center offers a range of ways to examine the potential of various curricula – video overviews, research reports, teacher narratives, and summaries.
K–12 Mathematics Curriculum Center
Education Development Center, Inc.
55 Chapel Street
Newton, MA 02458-1060
Center for Proficiency in Teaching Mathematics
Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Center for Proficiency in Teaching Mathematics (CPTM) focuses on two questions: What mathematical knowledge and skill is needed for the effective teaching of mathematics? How can teachers develop and learn to use this knowledge and skill in their professional practice? CPTM sponsors events, study groups, research projects, and in-depth study and training opportunities aimed at improving K-12 and collegiate math education.
105 Aderhold Hall, College of Education
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-7124
Math for America
Math for America (MfA) runs the Newton Fellowship and Master Teacher Programs, generous high school teacher training programs for aspiring and mid-career educators. MfA’s website is a useful clearinghouse of resources related to mathematics education, student achievement, and teacher quality, with a strong practical section on teaching math in student-centered ways.