Mathematics for Elementary

**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)

**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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