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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
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.
• 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).
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
For Illinois Learning Standards see Mathematics on right column: