The following websites provide information, resources and tools for educators, parents, decision makers and others interested in improving mathematics teaching and learning.
- YouCubed at Stanford University – Jo Boaler and her team provide up-to-date articles, tasks, online courses, and many other resources for students, parents, and educators.
- The Math Forum at Drexel University – People Learning Math Together is a multi-faceted online resource for educators and others interested in improving teaching and learning mathematics.
- Mathematically Sane provides current information, analysis, evidence and resources related to mathematics education reform.
- Figure This!, National Council for Teaching Mathematics (NCTM), provides resources for teachers as well as ideas and tools to recommend to parents/families and those interested in helping children learn mathematics.
Resource Listing from National Academy Press The National Academy Press provides reports and books with online readable and PDF files for the public from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council. Resources such as the following provide information and studies that examine issues in education:
- Adding It Up: Helping Children Learn Mathematics (2001)
- Everybody Counts: A Report to the Nation on the Future of Mathematics Education (1989)
- How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School (2000)
- Helping Children Learn Mathematics (2002)
- Improving Mathematics Education: Resources for Decision Making (2001)
- Knowing What Students Know: The Science and Design of Educational Assessment (2001).
Some listings from National Academy Press are available in readable format. Standards-Based Curriculum Summaries. This document describes 12 comprehensive mathematics curriculum programs for elementary, middle and high school to address the curriculum standards developed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Published by The K-12 Mathematics Curriculum Center at the Education Development Center, the summaries are intended to support teachers, schools and districts considering using the programs.
NCTM – NCSM position statements define current thinking on issues in mathematics education:
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) develop and share position papers on their respective websites. Position statements define each organization’s current thinking on issues in mathematics education. Archived statements present a historical perspective for the reader.
- Equity in Mathematics Education, NCTM 2008
- Improving Student Achievement by Leading the Pursuit of a Vision for Equity, Spring 2008. This entry is listed midway on the NCSM page.