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    Mathematics & Science Reports

    • National Mathematics Advisory Panel Final Report, March 2008
      • After 2 years of work, the National Mathematics Advisory Panel has released its report and findings regarding curricular content, learning processes, teachers and teacher education, instructional practices, instructional materials, assessment, and research policies and mechanisms.
    • The Opportunity Equation
      • The “opportunity equation” means transforming education in the United States so that every student reaches higher levels of mathematics and science learning. Read a report from the Carnegie Corporation on transforming mathematics and science education for citizenship and the global economy.



    Mathematics & Science Resources for Teachers

    • Anytime, Anywhere Chemistry Experience
        This website provides a number of guided chemistry experiments for college freshmen taking distance education courses that use easily obtained materials .
    • Afterschool Curriculum Choice: Mathematics Resources, from SEDL

    • Bytesize Science
        The American Chemical Society maintains this website that has a variety of videos that demonstrate intriguing scientific discoveries.
    • Consumers Guide to Afterschool Science Resources, from SEDL

    • Communicating in the Language of Mathematics
        2008 article on the IAE/Science Factory website by University of Oregon's emeritus professor, Dave Moursund.
    • GeoGebra
        GeoGebra is a free and multi-platform dynamic mathematics software for learning and teaching arithmetic, geometry, algebra and calculus. The idea behind GeoGebra is to connect geometric, algebraic, and numeric representations in an interactive way.
    • Got the HOTS for Inquiry?
        A free digital workshop presented by Gail Wortmann that focuses on increasing student learning by integrating inquiry and Higher Order Thinking Skills (H.O.T.S.) into instruction, discusses how to incorporate inquiry and the revised Bloom's Taxonomy into student assessment, disaggregates the "scientific method" and connects it to inquiry, and discusses assessments for inquiry and H.O.T.S.
    • Encouraging Girls in Math and Science
        A free practice guide developed by the Digital Teacher Workshops Teacher to Teacher Initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
    • Illuminations: Resources for Teaching Math
        Activities and lessons from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Also contains information about NCTM's Standards for School Mathematics and links to hundreds of exemplary online resources.
    • Images on the Web for Astronomy Teaching: Image Repositories
        Site lists and reviews 61 websites with astronomical images.
    • Improving Mathematics Education
        Extensive website with articles and resources; developed by Dr. Dave Moursund, University of Oregon.
    • Internet Mathematics Library
        Resources categorized by mathematics topic, resource type, mathematics education topic, and educational level. Members of the Math Forum have total access to materials, but majority of resources are available to all.
    • Lab Out Loud
        Lab Out Loud is a podcast and blog that discusses science news and science education with leading scientists, researchers, science writers and other important figures in the field. Supported by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
        MangaHigh is game-based math. Play computer games that require you to use mathematics to succeed while it reinforces your application of mathematical concepts to various game scenarios.
    • Math Education Free Videos
        This is a project of Information Age Education (IAE) and the Eugene-based Science Factory museum/planetarium that links free math videos in encyclopedia fashion. See also other No Cost Educational Videos from the same website.
    • The Math Forum at Drexel University
        The Math Forum is a leading center for mathematics and mathematics education on the Internet.
    • The Math Learning Center
        Headquartered in Salem, Oregon, The Math Learning Center offers standards-based professional development, curriculum materials, and resources to support learning and teaching.
    • The Math Page
        Learning scenarios that integrate math and science; concept development tools; explorations and virtual labs from Nadina Duran-Hutchings, Texas A&M University.
    • Math Resource Database
        Searchable database of math resources from Maryland's Thinkport website.
    • MERLOT
        Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) has 20,000+ learning objects and materials searchable by discipline.
    • The Montana Mathematics Enthusiast
        Publication of the Montana Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Check out Monograph 1: International Perspectives on Social Justice in Mathematics Education (January 2007) for an article co-authored by PSU's Swapna Mukhopadhyay and Brian Greer.
    • NASA Science
        New website from the National aeronautics and Space Administration, including expanded "For Educators" and "For Kids" pages for learning the science behind NASA missions.
    • NIH Curriculum Supplements
        The NIH Curriculum Supplements are interactive teaching units that combine cutting-edge science research discoveries from the National Institutes of Health. Supplements are available for Elementary, Middle School and High School levels and are aligned to State standards.
    • National Science Digital Library (NSDL)
        NSDL, in partnership with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), offers a series of free online professional development web seminars for K-5 educators.
    • National Science Foundation (NSF)
        NSF is an independent U.S. government agency responsible for promoting science and engineering through research programs and education projects.
    • Oregon Mathematics Teacher Updates from ODE
        The Oregon Department of Education publishes monthly e-newsletters that provide teachers and other educators with information about professional development opportunities, teacher and student competitions and awards, lectures and exhibitions. Past issues are posted here, or you can subscribe to have the Mathematics Teacher newsletter emailed to you.
    • Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium
        Oregon Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) has numerous programs to support space science and engineering education from middle school through graduate school.
    • Oregon Science Teacher Updates from ODE
        The Oregon Department of Education publishes monthly e-newsletters that provide teachers and other educators with information about professional development opportunities, teacher and student competitions and awards, lectures and exhibitions. Past issues are posted here, or you can subscribe to have the Science Teacher newsletter emailed to you.
    • Organizing Instruction and Study to Improve Student Learning
        This Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Practice Guide draws on the best available evidence/expertise to aid teachers in organizing instruction and study materials to facilitate learning and remembering, particularly in content areas.
    • Portland Public Schools Curriculum Web Pages
        These pages provide resources dealing with standards, assessment, instructional materials and teaching strategies in the various content areas.
    • Practical Uses of Math And Science (PUMAS)
        70 examples of how K-12 math and science topics can be used in interesting settings, including everyday life. Written primarily by scientists and engineers; NASA project.
    • Principles and Standards for School Mathematics
        These content and process standards for mathematics instruction were developed by the National Council of Teqchers of Mathematics (NCTM) in 2000.
    • Radical Math
        Radical Math is a resource for educators interested in integrating issues of social and economic justice into their mathematics classes and curriculum. Website has searchable resources of over 700 lesson plans, articles, charts, graphs, etc.
    • SCORE Mathematics Lessons
        SCORE is Schools of California Online Resources for Effectiveness. Teacher-created lessons for K-7 or 8-12 are graded and linked to CA and NCTM standards.
    • Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement (SMILE)
        Links to nearly 900 K-12 lesson plans in biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics.
    • STEM Education Resource Center
        Links to pK-12 lessons and activities from PBS. You can search the PBS database of nearly 4,000 STEM resources, or print a STEM Resource Round Up.
    • Selected Technology, Entertainment, and Design (TED) Talks
        This webpage from Eugene-based Information Age Education and The Science Factory links to some exemplary talks by experts in various science and education fields that are part of the entire collection of more than 500 videos that you can find at the TED website.
    • Shodor: A National Resource for Computational Science Education
        Site contains numerous interactive Java-based course elements for exploration in science and mathematics, K-12; tools, computational science education resources, and more.
    • The Ocean and the Bay
        This Thinkport website focuses on Maryland state standards and east coast scenarios, but has many links to other science websites. Scroll down to "Lesson Plans" to find numerous lesson plans and science resources.
    • The Whale Class
        Developed by faculty and teachers associated with the University of Georgia College of Education, "the Whale Class is an exploration of situated learning, the implications for teaching, the focus is on using communities of practice, reflective judgment, reflective practice, multiple intelligences and constructivism principles as a way to engage and deliver instruction."
    • What Works Clearinghouse
        The What Works Clearinghouse is a project of the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences. WWC reports provide reviews and information about the effectiveness of educational interventions. There is a topic area for elementary and middle school mathematics, but none for science.



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