Special Interests

Here are a few links, all connected with some of my professional and personal interests.

Links to Mathematics and Mathematics Education Organizations:
——National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
——Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics (PCTM)
——Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE)

——Pennsylvania Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (PAMTE)
——International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (IGPME)
——North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME~NA)
——Mathematical Association of America (MAA)

——School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA)

Millersville University of Pennsylvania Mathematics Education Programs:
——Mathematics Department
——Bachelor of Science in Education
——Master of Education in Mathematics

Professional Development Resources to Enhance Knowledge of the Standards:
——PA Common Core Standards and Assessment Anchors
——Common Core State Standards
——Inside Mathematics
——Implementing the Mathematical Practice Standards
——Why U.S. Students Need Common Core Math: In a video available on YouTube, Jo Boaler provides research evidence on the reasons why the Common Core State Standards are needed in the United States. It addresses the tasks and questions used in mathematics classrooms, mindset, problem-solving, and advancement and tracking.

Resources for Why Become a Mathematics Teacher and What to do With  a Mathematics Degree:
——Get The Facts Out (A website that contains facts about the teaching profession, information about how to become a teacher, and recruiting resources)
——What Do Mathematicians Do?
Teaching Mathematics:
——Figure This!
——NCTM Illuminations
——NCTM resources for teachers (lessons and problems)
——Texas Instruments activity exchange
——National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (This is a great collection of virtual manipulatives for various mathematics topics at all levels of K-12.)
——WisWeb (A collection of applets)
——Math Fun Facts

——The link to The Math Forum@Drexel offers a rich search facility for more mathematics education resources, problems, homework help, etc.
——Geometer’s Sketchpad Lessons
——Geometer’s Sketchpad Classroom Activities
——A collection of websites of various applications of calculators
——Free Online Math Games 
——Interactive Mathematics–Learn math by playing with It
—–Lesson Plans Hub–Free online lesson plan template
—–Free graphing calculator allows you to plot the graph of your equation online and also lets you save or print an image of your graph
——The Complete History of Calculators for Kids
——Math Games and Lessons Related to Money and Finance (Scroll to the bottom for a list of various math games) 
Miscellaneous:
——Mastering the STEM MATH Olympiad and other Math Competitions (Tips and tricks for mathematics competitions)