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Math Related Publications

Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations



Mathematics
Understanding University Success: Work Samples


A project of the Association of American Universities
and The Pew Charitable Trusts



2003
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Doing the Math:
Are Maryland’s High School Math Standards
Adding Up to College Success?

BY GABRIELLE MARTINO, PH.D., WITH W. STEPHEN WILSON, PH.D.
Examining the Alignment Among Maryland’s Voluntary State Curriculum
for High School Mathematics, the Algebra I High School Assessment,
and the Accuplacer College Placement Tests



PUBLISHED BY
The Abell Foundation
111 S. Calvert Street, Suite 2300
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
www.abell.org

A P R I L 2 0 0 9


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The Preparation of Elementary Teachers in
Mathematics by America’s Education Schools

Full report
June 2008



National Council on Teacher Quality
NCTQ
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The State of State MATH Standards 2005


by David Klein
With Bastiaan J.Braams,Thomas Parker,
William Quirk,Wilfried Schmid,

and W.Stephen Wilson


The Thomas B.Fordham Foundation



Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations




An A-Maze-ing Approach To Math

A mathematician with child learns some politics


By Barry Garelick

Spring 2005
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Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations
Curriculum Focal Points
for Prekindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics

A Quest for Coherence



The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc.
NCTM


2006
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Transition Mathematics Project (TMP)
College Readiness Mathematics Standards
Washington State


A collaborative project of K-12 schools, community and technical colleges
and baccalaureate institution
s


Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations
AN INTERIM REPORT ON COMMON CORE, NAEP,
TIMSS AND PISA • OCTOBER 2009



Sheila Byrd Carmichael, W. Stephen Wilson, Chester E. Finn, Jr., Amber M. Winkler, and Stafford Palmieri


Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations




Mathematics 2009

The Nations Report Card

NAEP




October 2009

Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations
Answering Your Students' Why Questions in Mathematics



Why can’t we divide by zero?
Why is a negative times a negative a positive?




Dr. Randy Philipp


Brad Fulton




Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations


Lost in Eighth-Grade Algebra
September 2008

Special Release
The 2008 Brown Center Report
on American Education:




by:
TOM LOVELESS
Director, Brown Center on
Education Policy
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations





A group of Washington math educators, parents,
mathematicians, and science professionals have
established the following proposed mathematics
standards to clarify what knowledge,
understanding, and skills are essential for world-
class K-12 math education.
Produced at no cost to the tax payers.
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations



The Second Derivative:
International Benchmarks in Mathematics
For U.S. States and School Districts




Gary W. Phillips, Ph.D.
Vice President & Chief Scientist
AIR
®
June, 2009
www.air.org
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations


Ask the Cognitive Scientist

Is It True That Some
People Just Can’t Do Math?





By Daniel T. Willingham


AMERICAN EDUCATOR
WINTER 2009–2010
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations




Why Race to the Middle?
First-Class State Standards Are Better than Third-Class National Standards



A Pioneer Institute White Paper



Ze’ev Wurman and Sandra Stotsky
February 2010
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations

Mathematicians and Educators Investigate
the Mathematics Needed for Teaching (K-8)
Critical Issues in Mathematics Education Series, Volume 2


Mark Hoover Thames
2006

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
Berkeley, CA


Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations


BREAKING THE CYCLE:
AN INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON
OF U.S. MATHEMATICS
TEACHER PREPARATION



INITIAL FINDINGS FROM THE TEACHER EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT
STUDY IN MATHEMATICS (TEDS-M) IN THE UNITED STATES


THE CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN MATH AND SCIENCE EDUCATION
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

April 2010
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Washington State



Transition Mathematics Project (TMP)
College Readiness Mathematics Standards




2010
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Developing Effective Fractions Instruction
for Kindergarten Through 8th Grade


IES PRACTICE GUIDE
WHAT WORKS CLEARINGHOUSE
NCEE 2010-4039

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

September 2010
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations

WHAT ARE THE REASONS BEHIND
THE SUCCESS OF FINLAND IN PISA?


The PISA survey tells only a partial
truth of Finnish children’s
mathematical skills

Severe shortcomings in Finnish
mathematics skills

M A T I L D E
Matematik i Norden: Finland
NYHEDSBREV FOR DANSK MATEMATISK FORENING

NR 29 DECEMBER 2006








Race to the Top and Common Core State Standards


Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations


Why Race to the Middle?
First-Class State Standards Are Better than Third-Class National Standards

A Pioneer Institute White Paper

Ze’ev Wurman and Sandra Stotsky
February 2010
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations



Fair to Middling

A National Standards
Progress Report

by

R. James Milgram and Sandra Stotsky

A Pioneer Institute White Paper No. 56

March 2010


[Untitled]

The Emperor’s New Clothes
National Assessments Based on Weak
“College and Career Readiness Standards”

A Pioneer Institute White Paper No. 61

by

Sandra Stotsky and Ze’ev Wurman
May 2010


Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations




Common Core’s Standards
Still Don’t Make the Grade
Why Massachusetts and California
Academic Destinies
Must Regain Control Over Their Academic Destinies


by

Sandra Stotsky and Ze’ev Wurman


A Pioneer Institute White Paper No. 65
July 2010
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Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound FoundationsNow What? Imperatives & Options for“Common Core”
Implementation & Governance

Chester E. Finn, Jr. & Michael J. Petrilli
October 2010 Fordham Institute
with
Paul E. Barton
Jeb Bush
David T. Conley
Pasquale J. DeVito
David P. Driscoll
Michael W. Kirst
Paul E. Lingenfelter
Paul Manna
Neal McCluskey
Mark Musick
Rod Paige
Judith A. Rizzo
Andrew J. Rotherham
Mark Schneider
Robert B. Schwartz
Eric J. Smith
Michael D. Usdan
Gene Wilhoit










Standards and Benchmarks
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations


The Development of National
Educational Standards
An Expertise

Published by
Bundesministerium
für Bildung und Forschung /
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Publications and Website DivisionD-11055 Berlin

German Federal Ministry of Education
Februar 2004
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INTERNATIONAL LESSONS
about NATIONAL STANDARDS


by
William H. Schmidt,
Richard Houang,
and Sharif Shakrani

August 2009



The Thomas B. Fordham Institute
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Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations

Mapping State Proficiency Standards Onto NAEP Scales: 2005-2007


Research and Development Report
October 2009

Victor Bandeira de Mello
Charles Blankenship
American Institutes for Research
Don McLaughlin
Statistics and Strategies

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
NCES 2010-456
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Benchmarking for Success:

Ensuring U.S. Students Receive
a World-Class Education



A report by the National Governors Association,
the Council of Chief State School Officers, and Achieve, Inc.


Copyright 2008

Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations



International
Benchmarking
Toolkit



Education Commission of the States


Barbara A. Thompson

2009
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The State of State MATH Standards 2005


by David Klein
With Bastiaan J.Braams,Thomas Parker,
William Quirk,Wilfried Schmid,
and W.Stephen Wilson


The Thomas B.Fordham Foundation
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations

The State of
State Standards — 
and the Common 
Core — in 2010

By

Sheila Byrd Carmichael,
Gabrielle Martino,
Kathleen Porter-Magee,
and W. Stephen Wilson
With Daniela Fairchild,  
Elizabeth Haydel, Diana Senechal,  
and Amber M. Winkler

Foreword by Chester E. Finn, Jr.  
and Michael J. Petrilli
JULY 2010
THOMAS B. FORDHAM INSTITUTE


Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations


International Benchmarking:
State Education Performance Standards


Gary W. Phillips, Ph.D.
Vice President and Chief Scientist

AIR

October 2010

American Institutes for Research
www.air.org


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Reform
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THE TEST OF TIME

Diane Ravitch

EDUCATION NEXT
SPRING 2003
A Nation at Risk was an historic document—for its time.
Now we know that while its findings were dead on,
its reform agenda relied too much on the existing system
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations



National Teachers’ Unions and the
Struggle Over School Reform



July 2009


William L. Taylor
Crystal Rosario


Citizens’ Commission on Civil Rights








Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations



A Blueprint for Reform


The Reauthorization of the
Elementary and Secondary Education Act



United States Department of Education
March 2010
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations

NCLB’s Ultimate Restructuring Alternatives:
Do they Improve the Quality of Education?



William J. Mathis
Associate Professor (adj)
University of Vermont


April 2009

The Great Lakes Center for Education Research & Practice

http://greatlakescenter.org/docs/Policy_Briefs/Mathis_Restructuring.pdf




Tests, Testing, and Assessment
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations

The Proficiency Illusion

October 4, 2007
by John Cronin, Michael Dahlin, Deborah Adkins, G. Gage Kingsbury


"The Proficiency Illusion" reveals that the tests that states use to measure academic progress under the No Child Left Behind Act are creating a false impression of success, especially in reading and especially in the early grades.


The Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations



Mapping State Proficiency Standards Onto NAEP Scales: 2005-2007


Research and Development Report
October 2009

Victor Bandeira de Mello
Charles Blankenship
American Institutes for Research
Don McLaughlin
Statistics and Strategies

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
NCES 2010-456
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations


Why The
WASL*
is so Awful!


*Washington Assessment of Student Learning

Published by:
Citizens United for Responsible Education
http://www.CureWashington.org
January, 2006
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Has Student Achievement
Increased Since 2002?
State Test Score Trends Through 2006–07








Center on Education Policy
JUNE 2008
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American Diploma Project
Algebra II End-Of-Course
Exam: 2008 Annual Report






August 2008
ACHIEVE
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State Test Score Trends Through 2008-09, Part 1
Rising Scores on State Tests and NAEP




Center on Education Policy


September 2010











Teachers, Teacher Education, and Professional Development


Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations
[Untitled]

Human Capital in Seattle Public Schools:
Rethinking How to Attract, Develop and Retain Effective Teachers

The National Council on Teacher Quality
2009

Partner and local funder
This report is funded by a grant from the Alliance for Education.
Additional funding was provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation.
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Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations




Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations


AMERICA’S TEACHERS ON AMERICA’S SCHOOLS
PRIMARY SOURCES:

A PROJECT OF SCHOLASTIC AND THE BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION



This report is a collaboration of Scholastic and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

2010
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Closing the talent gap:
Attracting and retaining
top-third graduates to
careers in teaching
An international and market research-based perspective

September 2010

Byron Auguste
Paul Kihn
Matt Miller
McKinsey & Company






Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations



Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations






Achievement Gap, Racial Disparity, and Poverty
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations



Racial Disparity in Education:
Questions WSIPP and
Policy-makers Should Consider
September 2006



AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF WASHINGTON FOUNDATION


Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations




They Have Overcome:
High-Poverty, High Performance Schools in California


By

Lance T. Izumi, J.D., Matt Cox, K. Gwenn Coburn

September, 2002

©pacific research institute
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How Black and White Students
in Public Schools Perform in
Mathematics and Reading on
the National Assessment of
Educational Progress
Statistical Analysis Report

July 2009

Alan Vanneman
Linda Hamilton
Janet Baldwin Anderson
NAEP Education Statistics Services Institute

Taslima Rahman
National Center for Education Statistics
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations


Lost Opportunity:

A 50 State Report
on the
Opportunity to Learn
In America


2009



WWW.SCHOTTFOUNDATION.ORG
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Addressing the Achievement
Gap for African American
Students in Tacoma Public
Schools


Final Report to Superintendent and Board of Education
of Tacoma Public Schools

Submitted by:
Dr. Thelma Jackson
Foresight Consulting

September 10, 2009




21st Century Skills
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations


A Nation of Opportunity: Building
America’s 21st Century Workforce


U.S. 21st Century Workforce Commission
21st Century Workforce Commission



Year 2000



Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations



Defining a 21st Century Education


By Craig D. Jerald

for the

Center for Public Education

July 2009


Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations


“21st-Century” Skills
Not New, but a Worthy Challenge

By
Andrew J. Rotherham and
Daniel T. Willingham


AMERICAN EDUCATOR
SPRING 2010






College & Career Readiness, Higher Education, High School Curriculum, Graduation, and Diplomas
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations


ALIGNED EXPECTATIONS?
A CLOSER LOOK AT COLLEGE ADMISSIONS AND PLACEMENT TESTS



Aligned Expectations? A Closer Look at College Admissions and Placement Tests is an Achieve report that examines what admissions and placement tests measure with recommendations for K-12 and higher education policymakers. (April 2007)
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations



ACT National Curriculum Survey ® 2005–2006


New Study Points to Gap Between U.S. High School Curriculum
and College Expectations
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Ready or Not


Creating a High School
Diploma That Counts


The American Diploma Project

Achieve, Inc.
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations

Diploma to NOWHERE




A HOAX IS BEING PLAYED ON AMERICA. THE PUBLIC
BELIEVES THAT A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA SHOWS THAT
A STUDENT IS READY FOR COLLEGE-LEVEL ACADEMICS.
PARENTS BELIEVE IT TOO. SO DO STUDENTS.

Remediation rates for several state presented.

Strong American Schools
2008


Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations



Measuring Up 2008

The National Report Card
On Higher Education




The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
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Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations




The 5th Annual AP ®
Report to the Nation


February 4, 2009


The College Board
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The 5th Annual

AP® Report to the Nation

Washington Supplement


February 4, 2009


The College Board
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The Great
Graduation-Rate
Debate


Christine O. Wolfe
for the
Thomas B. Fordham Institute


July 2009
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What will they learn?

A Report on General Education Requirements at 100
of the Nation’s Leading Colleges and Universities


American Council of Trustees and Alumni

2009
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Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations
August 2008
Jason Amos


Alliance for Excellent Education
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Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations


Understanding University Success


A report from Standards for Success

A project of the Association of American Universities
and The Pew Charitable Trusts

David T. Conley, Ph.D.
Director
2003
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Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations

High School
Coursetaking

Findings from
The Condition of Education

2007


U.S. Department of Education
NCES 2007-065

June 2007


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Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations


Raising Rigor, Getting Results

Lessons Learned from AP Expansion




David Wakelyn, Ph.D.
Program Director
Education Division
NGA Center for Best Practices


August 2009
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations


2006 Closing the
Expectations Gap



An Annual 50-State Progress Report on
the Alignment of High School Policies
with the Demands of College and Work


February 2006
Achieve, Inc.
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2007 Closing the
Expectations Gap



An Annual 50-State Progress Report
on the Alignment of High School Policies
with the Demands of College and Work


April 2007
Achieve, Inc.
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations



2008 Closing the
Expectations Gap



An Annual 50-State Progress Report
on the Alignment of High School Policies
with the Demands of College and Careers


February 2008
Achieve, Inc.
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations


2009 Closing the
Expectations Gap



Fourth Annual 50-State Progress Report
on the Alignment of High School Policies
with the Demands of College and Careers


February 2009
Achieve, Inc.
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations


2010 Closing the
Expectations Gap



Fifth Annual 50-State Progress Report
on the Alignment of High School Policies
with the Demands of College and Careers


March 2010
Achieve, Inc.
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Other Education Related Reports
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations




EDUCATING
RESEARCHERS

BY ARTHUR LEVINE


The Education Schools Project
April 2
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Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations

San Francisco Bay Area
KIPP Schools


A Study of Early Implementation and Achievement
FINAL REPORT






Center for Education Policy
SRI International
2008
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Bay Area KIPP Schools
A Study of Early Implementation
First Year Report 2004–05




March 2006



SRI International
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Leaders and Laggards:
A State-by-State Report Card on Educational Effectiveness



Institute for a Competitive Workforce

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

February 2007

Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations


Creating a Curriculum for

the American People

Our Democracy Depends on Shared Knowledge


By E. D. Hirsch, Jr.



AMERICAN EDUCATOR
WINTER 2009–2010
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World Class


The Massachusetts Agenda
to Meet the International Challenge
for Math- and Science-Educated Students

June, 2005

Mass Insight Education
Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations


What Works?
Creating Successful Public Schools


By Marsha Richards

August 2005



A Publication of the Evergreen Freedom Foundation
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Washington State K-12
Science Learning Standards

Prepared by
Mary McClellan, Science Director
Dr. Cary Sneider, Facilitator


Teaching and Learning Science Office
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Mary McClellan, Science Director

OSPI
June 2009


Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations


Strong Leaders Strong Schools:
2009 State Laws


By
Sara Shelton



National Conference of State Legislatures
May 2010


Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations


THE OPPORTUNITY EQUATION


Transforming Mathematics and
Science Education for Citizenship
and the Global Economy


2009

Carnegie Corporation of New York and Institute for Advanced Study
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Multiple Choice:
Charter School Performance in 16 States



2009CREDO



CenterforResearchonEducationOutcomes(CREDO)























































































































































Articles by Barry Garelick
Barry Garelick is an analyst with the U.S. EPA and lives in the Washington DC area. He plans to teach math when he retires in a few years and has completed his course work for a teaching credential. He majored in mathematics at the University of Michigan.


The Educationist View of Math Education
Guest post on Jay P. Greene's Blog Jan. 20011

Discovery learning in math: Exercises versus problems Part I

Discovery learning in math: Exercises versus problems Part II


Miracle Math

A Textbook Case in Textbook Adoption

One Step Ahead of the Train Wreck

It Works for Me: An Exploration of "Traditional Math": Part I

It Works for Me: An Exploration of "Traditional Math": Part II

It Works for Me: An Exploration of "Traditional Math": Part III

An A-Maze-ing Approach To Math
A mathematician with a child learns some politics

Singapore Math: Simple or Complex?
November 2007 John Hoven and Barry Garelick in Educational Leadership

A TALE OF TWO COUNTRIES AND ONE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Doing the Fox Trot with Cathy Seeley
(current president, NCTM) July 18, 2005 EducationNews.org

Confessions of a Math Major

Living in a Post-National Math Panel World




Saxon Math Warrior a website with information about the book A Math Warrior's Almanac by Nakonia (Niki) Hayes.