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Mathematics : Mathematics Research and Teaching Areas

Mathematics and Math Education

Sample Teaching Areas

Mathematics Education Articles on ERIC.ed.gov

Use the following links as starting points for exploring the literature of math education as found on the ERIC.ed.gov website. Be sure to use the left-hand side options to filter by "descriptor," "education level" or "What Works Clearinghouse Rating."

To get full text of any of the articles found on ERIC, copy the article title and return to the Drexel Libraries website to paste into the big "Articles & More" searchbox on the front page.

Professional and Trade Associations

AMS
The American Mathematical Society: furthers the interests of mathematical research, scholarship and education, through publications, meetings, advocacy and other programs.

AMTE
Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators: devoted to the improvement of mathematics teacher education

MAA
The Mathematical Association of America: focuses on mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level.

NAM
National Association of Mathematicians: promoting excellence in the mathematical sciences and the mathematical development of all underrepresented minorities.

NCTM
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: supports and advocates for the highest-quality mathematics teaching and learning for each and every student.

SIAM
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics: Applied math, in partnership with computational science, is essential in solving many real-world problems.

Books to Share with Children to Encourage Math Awareness

PICTURE BOOK

Math Curse, by Jon Scieszka, Viking, 1995. 32p. $17.99. Preschool - grade 2. (ALA Notable Children’s Books)

The day after a student hears her math teacher say, “You know, almost everything in life can be considered a math problem,” she wakes up with a math curse and everything going on in her life seems like a math problem. For example, getting dressed: “You have 3 shirts and 2 pairs of pants. Can you make 1 good outfit?” Then things start to get whimsically out of hand, as she asks herself, “If an M&M is about one centimeter long and the Mississippi River is about 4000 kilometers long, how many M&Ms would it take to measure the length of this river?” But she does find out how the curse can be broken.

CHILDREN/TWEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL

The Lost Key: A Mystery with Whole Numbers, by Melinda Thielbar, Graphic Universe, 2010. 45p. Gr. 3-5. Manga Math Mysteries series. (Library Media Connection Editor’s Choice)

A quartet of students taking Kung Fu together have a problem. Joy was entrusted with the key to the school. But the key is stolen and the school ransacked. So Joy, Adam, Sam, and Amy all must work together to figure out what happened and solve the theft, using logical approaches and plenty of math. Manga-influenced artwork with American-style colors.

TEEN

The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure, by Hans Magnus Enzenberger, 2010. 264p. $11.35. Gr. 5-8. (ALA Notable Children’s Book)

Robert hates math in school, but then he has a series of dreams in which a being calling itself the Number Devil escorts him into the world of mathematics. Through journeys narrated with wordplay, festive colors, and playful tone, Robert comes to understand all kinds of numbers and explores further into mathematical theory with fascination.