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MATHEMATICS 1321:
Mathematics for Elementary
School Teachers I

Marge Peters . (630) 942-2337 . petersm@cod.edu


1: FIND BOOKS!

In the Library Catalog search for: Mathematics--Study and teaching--Elementary

2: USE MATH TEXTBOOKS

The Library has a good collection of mathematics textbook sets with teacher's editions in the CURRICULUM shelving section (on upper level, turn left and go to last section of low shelving.) You will find ideas for teaching concepts plus enrichment ideas.

3: TEACHER MAGAZINES HAVE GREAT IDEAS

The following titles have lesson plans:
Teaching Children Mathematics (pre-K-grade 6)
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School (grades 6-8)
Instructor (covers all curriculum areas)
Young Children (Preschool to primary--all curriculum areas)

4: MATH TEACHING STREAMING VIDEO FROM learner.org
Look for the VoD symbol next to a video on workshops on how to teach math K-high school to see the streaming video

5:THE INTERNET

• Gateways:

Math Forum
Click on Educators tab. Look for resources under Primary & Secondary and General Interest. Check Teacher Exchange, Activities and Projects, Individual Lesson Plans and Collections of Lesson Plans.
http://mathforum.org

Mathematics Archives: K-12 Teaching Materials
http://archives.math.utk.edu/k12.html

Illuminations: NCTM Standards-Based Lessons
Click on both Lessons and Web Links (unfortunately, many dead links)
http://illuminations.nctm.org/

• Internet Sites for Lesson Plans:
Be sure to click on "printable version" link to bring up a page that will actually print. If command is not present on page, print as usual (File: Print).

Lesson Plans Page
Click on "Printable Version" to print text
http://lessonplanspage.com/

LessonPlanz.com
Notice the ratings
http://lessonplanz.com/

Teach-nology.com
Click Lesson Plans tab, then choose Math; many links to Illuminations lesson plans, Beacon Lesson Plan Library, Florida
http://www.teach-nology.com/

Teaching Ideas
Lesson plans from British teachers. Click on "Maths" to see topics covered.
http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/

Search Engines and Directories:

Yahoo is an example of a human-indexed directory of the internet, along with search engine features http://dir.yahoo.com/
Look at the left column. Choose Science. Type in term and click button for "Just this category."

Search engines , such as Google, or Ask.com match key words via software programs called "robots" or "spiders". See links from Library Home Page. Most programs only require the entry of all terms wanted--it only returns pages that include all of your search terms. For a better search, use quotation marks ("....") around phrases.

Helpful site for information on mathematics topic development:
Check the Yahoo Directory under
Science>Mathematics>Education>K_12>Curriculum_Standards

For Illinois Learning Standards see Mathematics on right column:
http://www.isbe.net/ils

 

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