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Math Standards
National Standards
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Math Textbooks/Programs Info & Reviews [Untitled]
High School Math Texts
Holt Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry
Glencoe Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry
Core-Plus Mathematics Project CPM
Discovering Mathematics Series

Middle Grades Math Texts
Math Connect 6-8
Prentice Hall
Holt
Math Thematics

Elementary Grades Math Texts
Math Expressions
Math Connects
TERC Investigations
Bridges in Mathematics
Saxon
Singapore Math
Everyday Math



Washington State

Washing Mathematics Textbook Selection Process, Issues, Results
WA State Currirula Adoption Information and Documents
2008 WA State High School Mathematics Review Comparison: Looking at Mathematical Soundness

Washington Local District Adoptions
Seattle

Washington Math History

Where's the Math?

OSPI

Math Humor

Math Quotes

Math Bloopers

Math Reform Positions
Follow the Money
Constructivism, Deep Conceptual Thinking, Balance...
Calculators
Math Wars

Studies and Papers

Learning algebra
Eugene, OR October 17, 2009 H. Wu

A QUALITY MATH CURRICULUM IN SUPPORT OF EFFECTIVE
TEACHING FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

WILLIAM HOOK, WAYNE BISHOP AND JOHN HOOK 3 January 2007

A Close Examination of Jo Boaler’s Railside Report
by Wayne Bishop , Paul Clopton , and R. James Milgram

Microsoft Math Partnership YEAR 1 REPORT
JULY 2008 DUANE B. BAKER, Ed.D. GREGORY A. BIANCHI, Ed.D. KARI M. PETERSON, Ph.D. CANDACE A. GRATAMA, Ed.D. Prepared for the Microsoft Corporation and the Puget Sound Educational Service District
Baker Evaluation, Research, and Consulting, Inc (The BERC Group)

College-Preparatory Curriculum for All: The Consequences of Raising Mathematics Graduation Requirements on Students’ Course Taking and Outcomes in Chicago
Author(s): Elaine M. Allensworth, Ph.D. and Takako Nomi, Ph.D., Consortium on Chicago School Research University of Chicago

Minority Performance After A Remedial Mathematics Course
August 20, 1999
David Tello, University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC)
Faculty Mentor: Rodrigo Carramiñana, Ph.D., Mathematics

The Impact of Mathematics Specialists in Virginia
Dr. William Haver May 21, 2008
Committee on Education and Labor
United States House of Representatives


Good intentions are not enough
Richard Askey

The Role of Long Division in the K-12 Curriculum
David Klein R. California State University, Northridge
James Milgram Stanford University
Abstract
We discuss the role of long division in the K - 12 mathematics curriculum. We begin by reviewing the reasons that most math educators today depreciate the topic and other topics in the curriculum that derive from it, such as polynomial long division or polynomial factorization. Later we show that this view is simply wrong mathematically. The role of long division is not just to divide one rational number by another, but the algorithm itself contains the initial exposure of topics which become crucial in the core applications of mathematics in our society today. Following the introduction, we discuss methods for teaching long division in such a way that the underlying concepts can be understood by students. We then provide more details about the ways in which these concepts develop in later mathematics course, and why they are so important.


Long Division: A Touch-Stone for a Few Teaching Principles

Ron Aharoni

Algorithms
Greta Bornemann, George Bright, Boo Drury and Karrin Lewis,
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Team, OSPI


The Case For Long Division
Brian D. Rude, 2004

The Case Against Long Division
Anthony Ralston

BEYOND PEMDAS: TEACHING STUDENTS TO PERCEIVE ALGEBRAIC STRUCTURE
Ethan Michael Merlin, Master of Arts, 2008

“Order of operations” and other oddities in school mathematics
H. Wu September 13, 2007


BASIC SKILLS VERSUS CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING
A Bogus Dichotomy in Mathematics Education
BY H. WU AMERICAN EDUCATOR Fall 1999

The Effects of Interleaved Practice
KELLI TAYLOR and DOUG ROHRER 30 July 2009
Department of Psychology, University of South Florida, USA


The shuf´Čéing of mathematics problems improves learning
Doug Rohrer Kelli Taylor August 2006

What Should Be Taught in the Elementary Mathematics Curriculum
H. Wu June 2, 2007

Future High School Math Teachers and Upper Level Math Courses
Dr.Richard Hill Michigan State University

What (Future) High School Teachers Need to Know about Trigonometry
Dr.Richard Hill Michigan State University

The Mathematics K-12 Teachers Need to Know
H. Wu December 19, 2008

Mathematicians and Mathematics Textbooks for Prospective Elementary Teachers
Raven McCrory JANUARY2006 NOTICES OF THE AMS

Understanding and misunderstanding the Third International Mathematics and Science Study: what is at stake and why K-12 education studies matter
Abstract. The technical portion of this paper concerns a videotape classroom study of eighth
grade mathematics lessons in Japan, and how methodological design errors led to conclusions
that are refuted by the actual video data. We document these errors, and trace their distillation
into one- and two-sentence education policy recommendations articulated in U.S. government
position papers, implemented in classrooms across the U.S. and imported by countries around
the world. We also present the historical context needed to understand the misrepresentations
cited in support of questionable education policy.

Alan Siegel

Pattern MIS-recognition
By Jerome Dancis


News Articles and Related Information

Schools spent millions on now-optional new math
Nancy Badertscher February 24, 2011 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Subject Matters: Students struggle with math fundamentals
Sally Holland January 11, 2011 CNN

Is American math education lagging?
Sonam Shahani 03/01/2011 EducationNews.org

Back to basics for the “division clueless”
DECEMBER 6, 2010 | BY LISA WATTS

International Study Examines Parent Actions, Attitudes on Math Learning
Erik Robelen December 7, 2010 Education Week

What makes for a good math teacher?
Elizabeth Redden MARCH 21, 2010 The Hechinger Report

New biography published about maverick math teacher
John Saxon’s Story, a genius of common sense in math education by Nakonia (Niki) Hayes
15/05/2010 EducationNews.org

Stand and Deliver Revisited
The untold story behind the famous rise -- and shameful fall -- of Jaime Escalante, America's master math teacher.
Jerry Jesness from the July 2002 issue reason.com
Jaime Escalante died on March 30, 2010


Devlin's Angle
by Keith Devlin This provides links to articles by Keith Devlin

SCASD parents should do the math
Barbara S. Schaefer May. 01, 2010 The Centre Daily Times

Take It to the Limit
STEVEN STROGATZ April 4, 2010, The New York Times

New math? No, just a new method
February 23rd, 2010 Paul Nelson KSL.com

'Algebra-for-All' Push Found to Yield Poor Results
Debra Viadero February 9, 2010 Education Week

Girls may learn math anxiety from female teachers
RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, AP Mon Jan 25, 2010

Female Teachers’ Math Anxiety Impacts Girls’ Math Achievement
Sian L. Beilock, Elizabeth A. Gunderson, Gerardo Ramirez, and Susan C. Levine
Department of Psychology and Committee on Education The University of Chicago
Classification: Social Sciences: Psychology


Why American consumers can't add
December 29 2009 Bob Sullivan The Red Tape Chronicles

Math Gains Stall in Big Cities
JOHN HECHINGER DECEMBER 9, 2009 WSJ

College Students Who Can't Do Math Or Read Well
Sandra Stotsky and Ze'ev Wurman December 4, 2009 Minding the Campus

'Adding it Up' Part 3: Teaching Math Means Breaking It Down
Beth Fertig December 09, 2009 WNYC

UM system considers toughening math requirements
Applicants would have to take 4th math course, take math in senior year
childs.walker December 1, 2009 The Baltimore Sun


Majoring in Math Not Always a Classroom Plus
Sean Cavanagh November 25, 2009 Education Week

Study Finds NCLB Law Lifted Math Scores
By Mary Ann Zehr November 20, 2009 Education Week

Choosing and Promoting a Math Curriculum: Not as Easy as It Seems
Sean Cavanagh November 16, 2009 Education Week

Who Needs Mathematicians for Math, Anyway?
The ed schools' pedagogy adds up to trouble.
SANDRA STOTSKY 13 November 2009 City Journal


Do you understand my first-grade child's homework?
MARK FRAUENFELDER NOVEMBER 12, 2009 boingboing

More Oregon students are getting math
Betsy Hammond, The Oregonian November 07, 2009

The 'reform math' problem
Katharine Beals Nov. 9, 2009 The Philadelphia Inquirer

Noll: Understanding America's science and math literacy crisis
A. Michael Noll October 27, 2009

Read more: http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/understanding-americas-science-and-math-literacy-crisis/2009-10-27?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal#ixzz0VARRblqC

Some local schools look to Singapore to boost scores
MICHELE SAGER | The Tampa Tribune October 25, 2009

You do the math!
Shocked by the abysmal level of math instruction in the country, a group of math professors is now challenging the Education Ministry and trying to implement the Singapore method.
Aviva Lori 26/02/2003 Haaretz.com

Missouri drops plans for test for 'integrated math'
The Associated Press Oct. 22, 2009

An Interview with Deborah Ball and Bob Moses

Math in American High SchoolsThe Delusion of Rigor
Mark Schneider | AEI Online October 2009

How to Improve National Math Scores
By THE EDITORS October 15, 2009 The New York Times Opinion

2009 Mathematics Report Card
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Math shift is marked by division
Supporters say the retreat from rote exercises is raising scores in Pa. and N.J. Critics fear fundamentals are lost.
Connie Langland Oct. 9, 2009 THE INQUIRER Philly.com

New Tack on Math Promoted
Problem-Solving Is Focus of High School Guide

Sean Cavanagh October 6, 2009 Education Week

Failing our children
Ann Marie Banfield October 2, 2009 The Times Record

Algebra 2 Test Yields Poor Results in Year II
Sean Cavanagh September 30, 2009 Education Week

What’s Sophisticated about Elementary Mathematics?
Plenty—That’s Why Elementary Schools Need Math Teachers
Hung-Hsi Wu AMERICAN EDUCATOR | FALL 2009

Sixth-graders prepare for advanced math
Erica Dolson, Sentinel Reporter, September 23, 2009

Cape board discusses math curriculum
Leah Hoenen Sep 23, 2009 CapeGazette.com

Innovative math program boosts scores at O.C. schools
At the 64 elementary sites using the program, 13% of students scored 'advanced' or 'proficient' on standardized state tests, compared with 4.5% statewide. It's described as 'thinking in pictures.'
Seema Mehta September 15, 2009 Los Angeles Times

Botched Most Answers on New York State Math Test? You Still Pass
JAVIER C. HERNANDEZ September 14, 2009 Tthe New York Times

Have you researched your child’s math text lately?
Beth Schultz September 11, 2009 The Times Record


Making the grade: New math standards for teachers
Richard Bisk September 9, 2009 Boston.com

Discovery-based math makes a difference in performance of U.S. students
Michael Sparks September 6, 2009 The Seattle Times

Back to School/Do the Math: Counting too much on calculators
Forty years later, educators still debating their proper role
September 02, 2009 Bill Schackner, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Algebra, the birthplace and graveyard for many in math
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette September 01, 2009 Eleanor Chute Education News

Back to School/Do the Math: Difficulty understanding fractions can add up to a whole lot of trouble
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 31-8-09 Education News

Back to School/Do the Math: Latest 'new math' concept: Start early and make it fun
August 30, 2009 Eleanor Chute, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S. students behind in math, science, analysis says
Sally Holland CNN August 25, 2009

Editorial: Results show math, science aren't out of reach
August 24, 2009 The Dallas Morning News

Which math book to use? A passionate debate rages
Katherine Long Seattle Times August 16, 2009

NEW COURSE TEACHES MATH WITH PIZZA AND GAMES
Fun with fractions

LINDSAY FIORI August 10, 2009 The Journal Times

For Today’s Graduate, Just One Word: Statistics
STEVE LOHR August 5, 2009 The New York Times

MATHEMATICAL PREPAREDNESS OF INCOMING COLLEGE FRESHMEN
Preface by Lee May, Past Chair of the MD-DC-VA Section

A failing grade for Md. math
By Liz Bowie | liz.bowie@baltsun.com Sun 12 Jul 2009

An unlikely school emphasizes algebra
Chris MoranmmmUNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER July 4, 2009

State College Area school board renews math program
Ed Mahon Jun. 23, 2009 Centre Daily Times

Schwarzenegger's push for digital textbooks
The California governor wants to save money by dumping printed schoolbooks for online, open-source texts. But is it feasible?
Michael B. Farrell The Christian Science Monitor June 11, 2009


New report challenges assumption that mathematical ability is innate and not learned
Lorri Giovinco-Harte June 5, 2009 Examiner.com

‘Reform’ math for grade school needs reforming
Theodore Nutting June 5, 2009 Puget Sound Business Journal

'Response to Intervention' in Math Seen as Challenging
Educators Explore Advice Laid Out in New Federal Practice Guide on Topic
By Christina A. Samuels
June 16, 2009

A new approach to an old math problem
The state looks to balance traditional and reform methods to improve learning.
April 05, 2009 BY KRISTEN ALLOWAY Star-Ledger Staff New Jersey On-Line


Briefly, Why Taiwan's 1st in Math
March 15, 2009 Laura Varlas ASCD Community Blog

Algebra-for-All Policy Found to Raise Rates Of Failure in Chicago
By Debra Viadero March 6, 2009 Education Week

Math Tests For Five-Year-Olds?
NYC Proposal To Assess Kindergartners' Skills Stirs Debate Over Standardized Tests
NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2008 CBS Interactive Inc.


New York City's schools need math experts - not zeroes
BY ALFRED POSAMENTIER September 27th 2007 NYDailyNews

Racial Equity Requires Teaching Elementary School Teachers More Mathematics
Patricia Clark Kenschaft FEBRUARY2005 NOTICES OF THE AMS

How Not to Teach Math
New York’s chancellor Klein’s plan doesn’t compute.
Matthew Clavel 7 March 2003 City Journal


The New, Flexible Math Meets Parental Rebellion
ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS April 27, 2000 The New York Times

ABOUT EDUCATION; LEARNING MATH BY THINKING
By FRED M. HECHINGER The New York Times June 10, 1986




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