# Resources

This page contains links to useful teaching resources and materials.

# NSF GK-12 Information

- Graduate STEM fellows in K-12 education, NSF site
- NSF GK-12 web site, maintained by AAAS
- An AAAS news article on the GK-12 program (March 2011)
- An AAAS article on
*The Power of Partnerships*[PDF]

# How to Bring Your Research to the Classroom

- Give a presentation on your research work.
- Organize a tour of a lab on campus (see options below), or bring pictures showing lab work and/or experiments.
- Tell the students how a mathematician thinks, approaches problem solving, and how s/he deals with mathematics in general. For instance, emphasize the importance of understanding mathematics as opposed to memorizing it; make it clear that it is normal (and in fact expected) to think about a mathematical problem before coming up with an answer, that asking "why" is a natural question, etc.

# Field Trip Options

- Biosphere 2, Visitor Information
- Applied Mathematics Experimental Laboratories, University of Arizona
- Mirror Lab, University of Arizona
- Flandrau Science Center, University of Arizona
- Sonia Kovalevski High School Mathematics Day, University of Arizona
- Visits to another school: elementary school students could visit a middle school; middle school students a high school; high school students could come to campus. Since we have fellows in each type of school, such trips should be easy to organize.
- Tour a dormitory on campus.
- Have students meet with a panel of undergraduates to discuss what it is like to be in college.

# Mathematics Teaching/Learning Sites

- Lessons
- High school lesson plans, from the Math Forum @ Drexel
- Algebra lesson plans, from The Online Teacher Resource
- Mathematics lesson plans, from the Awsome Library
- Lesson plans, from LessonPlans.com
- K-12 mathematics lesson plans, from the Yahoo! Directory
- Mathematics lesson plans, from Sites for Teachers
- K-12 teaching materials, from the Math Archives
- Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC)
- The Educator Reference Desk: resources and lesson plans
- Algebra Help: lessons, calculators, and worksheets
- PurpleMath, by Elizabeth Stapel
- Teachers' domain
- Khan Academy
- Thinkfinity: lesson plans and educational resources from the Verizon Foundation
- Lesson Plans Center from teAchnology
- Educator tools and lesson plans by ProQuest K-12
- Education World
- Quiz Hub
- THINQon Math
- MangaHigh.com
- Problems of the Week from math.com
- Problems of the Month, from Inside Mathematics
- Pete's Power Point Station, including activities for kids
- Arizona Geographic Alliance: geography lessons integrating mathematics and other content areas
- WorksheetWorks.com: basic skills worksheet generator; fractions, integers, pre-algebra, etc

- Software and Manipulatives
- HandyGraph
- Edu2000 America, Inc
- National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
- Interactivate
- Figure This (Math Challenges for Families)
- Digital Learning Sciences
- Project TRIG
- Wolfram Alpha (Mathematics examples)
- Wolfram Demonstrations
- Math Learning Center Apps
- Geogebra
- A free interactive calculator, from Desmos

- Education Sites
- Education Index
- Science and Engineering Indicators - 2012 State Data Tool (National Science Board)
- Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
- National Assessment Governing Board
- Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP)
- Arizona Department of Education
- Arizona Promising Practices

- Common Core
- Other
- Mathematics Pronunciation Guide, from the University of Wisconsin Waukesha
- Educational Games, from Nobelprize.org
- Biographies of famous mathematicians
- Web of stories
- UA BIOTECH Project
- Ask Kids
- Math Counts
- Mathematics Coaching/Specialist Resource (MCR), University of Louisville
- IDEAL, Arizona's e-learning Platform
- The Math Forum @ Drexel
- Project Based Learning for the 21st Century from the Buck Institute for Education
- Change the Equation, a consortium of companies that have pledged to "connect and align their work to transform STEM learning in the United States."
- Science Buddies, ideas for science fair projects
- Pictures related to mathematics, from Pinterest.com
- Mathematics ClipArt Collection, from the Educational Technology Clearinghouse
- Pictograms, from The Noun Project
- Tikz Mathematics examples

# Articles and Publications of Interest

- Never Say Anything a Kid Can Say!, by Steven C. Reinhart
- Building a Better Teacher, by Elizabeth Green
- Traditional K-12 Math Education, by Bill Quirk
- The effect of the 4MAT method (learning styles and brain hemispheres) of instruction on achievement in mathematics, by E. Tatar and R. Dikici
- Teacher Questioning to Elicit Students’ Mathematical Thinking in Elementary School Classrooms, by Megan L. Franke
*et al.* - Extending Research on a Math Fluency Building Intervention: Applying Taped Problems in a Second-Grade Classroom, by Sunny Windingstad
*et al.* - Designing Technology Activities that Teach Mathematics, by Eli M. Silk
*et al.* - Developing Effective Fractions Instruction for Kindergarten Through 8th Grade, IES Practice guide
- Improving Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4 Through 8, IES Practice guide
- Mathematics. The Most Misunderstood Subject, by R. H. Lewis, Fordham University
- STEM Vital Signs, from Change the Equation
- The Search For Analysts To Make Sense Of 'Big Data', by Yuki Noguchi
- Learning to Teach: Alternatives to Trial by Fire, by Nancy M. Trautmann
- Graduate Students' Teaching Experiences Improve Their Methodological Research Skills, by David F. Feldon et al
- Evaluation of the National Science Foundation Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) Program, by Julia Mitchell et al

# Videos of Interest

- Video produced by U. of Arkansas students on integrating activities in Science, Mathematics, and English courses
- Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover, from the TED web site
- Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers, from the TED web site
- Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes, from The Joy of Stats, BBC Four
*Between the Folds*, a movie on origami, PBS. More*Between the Folds*video clips, PBS- Videos on STEM careers, by companies participating in Change the Equation
- The nature of mathematics and the mathematics of nature, Sir Christopher Zeeman's 1978 Christmas Lecture

# MATH 593 Presentations

*Using Manipulatives in the Classroom*[PDF, PPT], by Brenae Bailey*Engagement Strategies*[HTML], by Cassidy Larkin*The Math Bus*, by Bruce Bayly. Information on the Physics Bus [HTML]*Smarter Together! Rigorous Mathematics for All Students through Complex Instruction*[PPTX], by Marcy Wood*Introduction to Service Learning*[HTML], by Krista Gypton*K-12 Mathematics Teacher Preparation: Local & Global*[PDF], by Cynthia O. Anhalt*Thinking Ahead: Applications to your profession*[PPTX], by Erin Dokter*Classroom Management*[HTML], by Mary Bouley*What Friends of Teachers Should Know About The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics*[PDF], by Cody Patterson*Depth of Knowledge & Common Core*[PPTX; Hess' Cognitive Rigor Matrix, PDF], by Claudia Gaxiola*Effective Questions*[PDF], by Mary Bouley*Learning about Learning...*[PPTX], by Deb Tomanek*Smarter Together! Rigorous Mathematics for All Students through Complex Instruction*[PPTX], by Marcy Wood. Handouts:*Communicating science and interviewing*, by Chris Cokinos

Suggested readings:- Developing Your Message for Reporters, from AAAS
- Chapter 8 of
*Taking Science to the People: A Communication Primer for Scientists and Engineers*, by Carolyn Johnsen *Climate scientists could learn something from U.S. poet*, by Christopher Cokinos*Escape from the Ivory Tower*, by Nancy Baron- Visit the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science

# Logos, Forms, and Templates

- Audio/Video/Photo Release Form
- NSF Logos
- UA Logos
- G-TEAMS Logo
- Letter to Parents Template (kindly provided by Michael Herzog)