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HyperMath is a growing collection of examples of applied mathematics with links to their applications to problems in physics and astronomy. It is not systematic or complete in any sense, but is a collection of foundation mathematics principles and applications which were collected as the need was encountered in developing the HyperPhysics material.

ARSI-UK Library
The following materials are available for loan from the library at the University of Kentucky Resource Collaborative.

Materials List

Please contact Jennifer Lemmings at
or call (888) 257-4836 to borrow materials. Be sure to note the Material ID of the item you wish to borrow.

A monthly column describing mathematical activities and curiosities. The columns are especially appropriate for middle school students.

Earth Science Curriculum Pilot Opportunity
The American Geological Institute (AGI ) invites teachers in grades 6 through 8 to apply for the 2003-2004 National Pilot Test of Project CUES: Constructing Understandings of Earth Systems. CUES is currently under development by AGI through funding from the National Science Foundation. In the Winter of 2002-2003, the first two units of CUES were pilot tested in twelve classrooms across the nation. We are now accepting applications for the National Pilot Test
of the entire curriculum through May 31st.

Please visit our web site at:
to access general information about the pilot test, the selection criteria, and the application form. AGI invites you to apply for this program, and greatly appreciates your help in distributing this announcement (and attached flyer) to middle school teachers in your area.

Recommended Trade Books for Science K-12
The books that appear in this annotated bibliography were selected as outstanding science trade books published in 2001. They are intended primarily for kindergarten through twelfth grade. They were selected by members of a book review panel appointed by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and assembled in cooperation with The Children’s Book Council (CBC). NSTA and CBC have cooperated on this bibliographic project since 1973.

Bridging the Watershed
Bridging the Watershed is a partnership between Washington DC area schools and the National Park Service that uses the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay watersheds as "learning laboratories." The Students section of this site has
some great interactive activities that help students learn how to identify plants and ecosystems, determine stream health based on macroinvertebrate identification, and understand the perils of migratory fish. This is a great Web site with a broad range of information suitable to a variety of different age levels and interests, yet with enough detail to make each section stand alone. This site is also reviewed in the June 14, 2002 NSDL Life Sciences Report.

Interactive Periodic Table
This table gives historical information as well as details about the element.
A faster loading version that uses Flash animation is also available if you have the plug-in.

Science Education Suppliers Guide from NSTA
The National Science Teachers Association has cataloged in one place all the major suppliers of science education materials.

Education Web Adventures
This site offers interactive on-line learning modules, games, and simulations in art, science/nature, history/geography for grades three and up. Current science adventures allow students to design a space station, lead a search for other life in the universe, journey through Africa?s ituri Forest, transform a barren plain into a healthy prairie, and more.

Dragonfly TV
Also Featuring DragonflyTV Interactive Web Site and Scientific American Explorations Companion Magazine
(Excerpts from Dragonfly TV press release)

Picture this: kids, lungs on fire from screaming, gathering data on the first gut-wrenching drop of a roller coaster. Imagine more kids, listening to hip-hop, and figuring out how to get electricity from a cow. Visualize other kids tracking the anatomy of a burp.

The first season of 13 weekly episodes premiered on PBS stations nationwide Saturday, January 19.

DragonflyTV?s formula is simple: it?s real kids, doing real science. They are not performers, and they don?t read from a script. Showcased in fast-moving videos with wall-to-wall music, DragonflyTV is a totally new, totally kid-centered approach to scientific discovery, learning, and wonder. DragonflyTV is devoted entirely to science for kids ages 9-12.

DragonflyTV doesn?t just end when kids reach for the remote. Each program is filled with hands-on activities and investigations to do when the TV?s off. In fact, the TV show is only the first step in a wide science-media package, which includes:
* features even more information about the investigations kids see on the show, and gives them a place where they can share discoveries, ask questions, and get tips on how to make their projects better.
*Scientific American Explorations: A colorful, animated pullout section featuring Dragonfly experiments, riddles, and other material will highlight the magazine?s Winter and Spring 2002 issues.
*Teacher?s Guides: Educators at Miami University of Ohio will create classroom materials to accompany the show. The guides will be distributed in the journals of the NSTA.

NSF Funded High School Instructional Materials
Earth Science:
Earth System Science in the Community (EarthComm),9-12,

Physical Science:
Active Physics, 9-12,

Chemistry in the Community (ChemCom), 9-12,

Comprehensive Conceptual Curriculum for Physics (C3P), 9-10,

Introductory Physical Science (IPS), 9,

Minds-On Physics, 11-12,

Life Science:
Biology: A Community Context, 9-12,

BSCS Biology: A Human Approach, 9-11,

BSCS Biology: A Molecular Approach (Blue Version), 10-11,

BSCS Biology: An Ecological Approach (Green Version), 9-11,

Insights in Biology, 9-10,

Integrated Science:
Ecology:A Systems Approach, 9-12,

Global Lab, 9,http://www.globallab/

Prime Science, 9-10,

Science in a Technical World, 9-12,

SEPUP:Issues, Evidence & You, 9,

SEPUP: Science and Sustainability, 10-12,

Under Development:
Astrobiology:The Search for Life, 9-12,

Chem Discovery, 10-12,

Exploring Earth, 9-12,

Hands-On-Physics, 11-12,

Living By Chemistry, 10-12,

Science that Counts in the Workplace, 11-12,

Voyages Through Time, 9-10,

Newly Funded Projects:
BSCS Science: An Integrated Approach, 9-11,

Foundation Science, 9-10,

Figure This
Family Math for Middle School Students
Figure This! Mathematics Challenges for Families provides interesting math challenges that middle-school students can do
at home with their families.

Eighty Figure This! mathematical challenges will be released throughout the campaign, with three-to-four challenges posted
each month.

Each challenge features:
* a description of the important math involved * a ?Try This? section
* a note on where the math is used in the real world * additional related problems with answers
* a hint to get started * questions to think about
* complete solutions * fun facts related to the math
* resources for further exploration

To help families support their children?s math studies, Figure This! has family support materials including:
* sample questions to ask teachers and administrators about the school setting
* information on how to prepare students for continuing education
* suggestions to help with math homework
* information on the changes in mathematics education
* examples of math in literature
These resources, designed especially for families, are in the Family Corner.

Geometry for All Ages (9-12)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics presents a brand-new series that translates the Principles and Standards into action—rich with practical, teacher-tested activities and complete with a CD-ROM for more information. For complete descriptions or to order: Call: (800) 235-7566 or visit the NCTM website at

(Go directly to the Geometry book section.)

Navigating through Geometry in Grades 9-12 (with CD-ROM) By Roger Day, Paul Kelley, Libby Krussel, Johnny W. Lott, and James Hirstein 180 pp. approx. $33.95 Member price: $27.16

Geometry for All Ages (6-8)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics presents a brand-new series that translates the Principles and Standards into action—rich with practical, teacher-tested activities and complete with a CD-ROM for more information. For complete descriptions or to order: Call: (800) 235-7566 or visit the NCTM website at

(Go directly to the Geometry book section.)

Navigating through Geometry in Grades 6-8 (with CD-ROM) By David K. Pugalee, Jeffrey Frykholm, Art Johnson, Hannah Slovin, Carol Malloy, and Ron Preston 114 pp. approx. ISBN 0-87353-513-8 $24.95 Member price: $19.96

Geometry for All Ages (P-5)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics presents a brand-new series that translates the Principles and Standards into action—rich with practical, teacher-tested activities and complete with a CD-ROM for more information. For complete descriptions or to order: Call: (800) 235-7566 or visit the NCTM website at

(Go directly to the Geometry book section.)

Navigating through Geometry in Prekindergarten-Grade 2 (with CD-ROM) By Carol R. Findell, Marian Small, Mary Cavanagh, Linda Dacey,Carole E. Greenes, and Linda Jensen Sheffield 98 pp. ISBN 0-87353-511-1 $24.95 Member price: $19.96

Navigating through Geometry in Grades 3-5 (with CD-ROM) By M. Katherine Gavin, Louise P. Belkin, Ann Marie Spinelli, and Judy St. Marie 144 pp. ISBN 0-87353-512-X $29.95 Member price: $23.96

K-12 NSF-sponsored Science Curriculum
Each of the NSF-sponsored curricula approaches standards-based science instruction in a unique way. Each curriculum below is linked to a brief description; a longer, more substantial profile of the curriculum; and publication information.

Sense and Dollars
Maryland Public Television's Sense and Dollars applies mathematics to other subject areas and teachers middle and high school students the basics of personal finance and economics.

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)
Offers resources for learning about earth-friendly approaches to transportation, including lessons on model solar cars, electric cars, and travel solutions to global warming.

NCTM's Academy
Offers resources and professional development opportunities that educators can use to guide their students to rewarding experiences with mathematics.

Mathematics Curriculum Center
The K-12 Mathematics Curriculum Center is funded by the National Science Foundation to inform and assist schools and districts as they select and implement standards-based mathematics curricula.

The Web's first subscription service that lets you create custom topographic maps and download them right to your desktop. You can make maps to your specifications any time and any place you need them, using the same high-quality data you see here on the TopoZone.

The Math File Game Show
Uses animated games to teach topics in number, data handling, algebra, and shape, space, and measurement. The site includes printable worksheets and information for teachers about the topics.

Leon The Chameleon
These animated movies, for ages 2-12, give students practice in basic computation as they use addition and subtraction to guide Leon through his adventures.

Color Math Pink
Designed to help improve girls' mathematics achievement, offers tutoring connections and opportunities, online mathematics dicsussions and more.

Moon Phase Calculator (MPC) for Teachers
The MPC shows the current phase of the moon. It also provides a variety of additional information that you may find useful.

Ohio Math Works
An interactive, multimedia project that shows students in grades 7,8,9 how industry professionals use mathematics in their careers.

HS Science Teachers Free Science Posters and Teacher Gu
View posters, read what they have to offer, and learn how to obtain the posters and guides for free!

Cell Division and Movement
Discover how cancer and other cells move and view a time-lapse video of cell division and growth with activities for students! Site offers activities for students to use with time-laps video on cell division.

Graphing Calculators Guide
The Guide was developed by the Appalachia Eisenhower Regional Consortium for Mathematics and Science Education at AEL, in collaboration with the Center of Excellence for Science and Mathematics Education (CESME) at the University of Tennessee at Martin.

WNetSchool Designed to help grades K-12 teachers use the Internet effectively in the classroom. Created and maintained by THIRTEEN/WNET, the New York Public Broadcasting Station, offers teachers opportunities and more.

PBS Scienceline Maintained by the Public Broadcasting System (PBS), this site provides online professional development materials for science teachers. Each month, the site focuses on a different area of science providing background information and teaching ideas.

Mathematics of Cartography Here?s a great opportunity to integrate map-making and math. Cynthia Lanius created this well-done interdisciplinary tutorial on map-making. It isn?t too heavy on the graphics and it?s great for middle schoolers.

Illuminations This site was created by the national Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). It provides online information and activities to support and demonstrate how the new mathematical standards, PRINCIPALS AND STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL MATHEMATICS can be implemented.

Foundations of Science This site links students to online science resources in earth and space science, biological and life sciences, and physics and biochemistry. Sample topics include cell and molecular biology, anatomy and physiology, and more.

Cool Science For Curious Kids
Cool science for curious kids: Supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute?s Precollege and Science Educations Program this site is designed to help children in grades K-3 appreciate the enjoyable and practical aspects of science.

Math Cats
Math Cats:
A site for children that promotes open-ended and playful explorations of important math concepts. Older Cats (teachers, parents) will find an idea bank of math activities and resources suggested by teachers, and may subscribe to the Math Cats News, a free twice-monthly e-mail newsletter featuring Math Cats site updates, annotated listings of other math sites that promote creative explorations, suggestions for family math activities and classroom activities, and good ideas from other educators. Suitable for years 4 to 6, selectively with Year 3, and possibly Year 2- also suitable for any adult who enjoys mathematics and design.

Habitat Ecology Learning Program
HELP- comprehensive live science program for upper elementary school students related to endangered species and their habitats. The program is designed for students of all ability levels in grades 4-6. The goal of HELP is to increase student knowledge of the science of ecology by (a) sustaining teacher use of inquiry-based instructional strategies and (b) integrating the educational richness of community zoos and other life science centers with classroom instruction. The HELP curriculum includes five modules spotlighting the major habitats of the world: rain forests, temperate forests, deserts, grasslands, and wetlands. A sixth module, ?How Nature Works,? provides and overview of key ecological concepts that enables students to understand the habitat modules. Web site:

Great Explorations in Math and Science
(GEMS)- supplemental enrichment program for students from preschool through 8th grade. GEMS provides teachers with more than 70 teacher?s guides, support documents, and pedagogical handbooks; professional development opportunities; an active Web site; and a national support network of GEMS Leaders and Associates and over 45 regional sites. GEMS units feature an inquiry-based, guided-discovery, student-centered approach to learning. An assessment component is in place for the entire series. Web site: http://www.lhs.berkeley,edu/GEMS/

Event-Based Science
Event-Based Science-supplemental program for students in grades 6-8. It offers an innovative, modular approach to middle school science education, using videotaped television news coverage of real events (e.g., Oil Spill, Hurricane, Outbreak, First Flight) to establish relevance and context. From the event flows a problem, the solution to which requires students to learn relevant science concepts. World Wide Web support for EBS modules includes links to sites with specialized information and data, as well as to internal pages designed to provide teachers with ongoing help in implementing the program. Web site:

Developmental Approaches in Science, Health and Technol
(DASH)- comprehensive K-6 program. It reaches the spectrum of learners found in typical classrooms through over 650 interconnected, developmentally appropriate, hands-on activities that are aligned with national standards. The goal of DASH is to engage students in the excitement of questioning and making sense of things unknown, inventing and building to solve problems, and caring for themselves through their experiences in science, health and technology learning. Dash activities at each grade level are organized into ten content clusters: learning; time, weather, and sky; animals; plants; food and nutrition; health and safety; way finding and transportation; energy and communication; conservation, recycling, and decomposition; and matter, space and construction. Program content is sequential and spiraled, to promote reinforcing multi-year development of concepts and skills. Students work inside and out of the classroom as a research community, modeling the real interrogated into instruction. Each activity has a portfolio-building product, and each grade level has a concept and skill inventory for students self-assessment. Web site:

Modeling Instruction in High School Physics
Modeling Instruction In High School Physics- grounded on the thesis that scientific activity is centered on modeling: the construction, validation, and application of conceptual models to understand and organize the physical world. The program uses computer models and modeling to develop the content and pedagogical knowledge of high school physics teachers and train them to be leaders in science teaching reform and technology infusion in their schools and districts. The program relies heavily on professional development workshops to equip teachers with a teaching methodology. Web site:

Foundational Approaches in Science Teaching
(FAST)-a sequence of three inquiry science courses designed specifically to address the developmental needs of students ages 12 to 15. The three courses are: (a) FAST 1, The Local Environment; (b) FAST 2, Matter & Energy in the Biosphere; and (c) FAST 3, Change over Time. In each course, content is organized into three strands called physical science, ecology, and relational study. Relational study focuses on the interrelationships of the science disciplines and the interactions of science and society. The principal objectives of FAST are to develop knowledge of concepts that are foundational to modern science and to develop laboratory and thinking skills, such as using symbolic tools employed in science, engaging in scientific inquiry, and using scientific knowledge for making decisions. Web site:

Yucky Site
Our Yucky teaching units (for grades 3-8 and K-2) correlate with the science topics that your students love on the Yucky Site. They are designed to align with your curriculum's scope and sequence and with national standards. So take your pick, there?s plenty here to keep your class busy!

Where in the World Are You?
Ginger Kastor of the University of Illinois presents this free project in which students in grades 4 through 9 can research critical information about their town (climate, latitude/longitude, crops grown, religions practices, typical living space, natural resources, etc.), submit it to the project. Once all classes have submitted their data, students will then answer quiz questions about the characteristics of the participating classes? locations around the world. You start gathering your town?s data this Fall and have it submitted to Ginger by January 9, 2002. The project concludes next March 13th.

The Why Files
Science behind the news. The Why Files attempts to remove those barriers and portray the world of science for what it is, an important human endeavor conducted by ordinary people. We cover issues of science, health, environment and technology from a unique perspective. Using news and current events as a springboard to explore science and the larger issues it raises, we hope to show science as a human enterprise and a way of looking at the world. Beyond portraying the outcomes of science, our overarching goal is to explain the process, culture and people that shape it.

Global Human Traits Survey
Our Lady of Peace School in Canada is hosting this project in which middle and high school students gather and tabulate data on all kinds of human characteristics based on genetic traits. There?s a great page showing different traits and a data collection form to help facilitate the information gathering process. The online form for entering your school?s data makes the posting of your findings extremely easy, and the Information and Communication Technology Outcomes offers all kinds of benchmarks for linking this project to your curriculum standards.

Elementary Math Teachers
Learn about sclae and structure with eight great activities.

Hands-On Universe and Hands-On Solar System
Hands-On Universe (HOU) is an educational program that enables students to investigate the Universe while applying tools and concepts from science, math, and technology. Using the Internet, HOU participants around the world request observations from an automated telescope, download images from a large image archive, and analyze them with the aid of user-friendly image processing software. The Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley, is the educational center for the HOU project.

The Particle Adventure
the fundamentals of matter and forces. An interactive tour of quarts, neoteninias, antimatter, extradimensions, dark matter, acoclerators and particle detectors. This site allows you to explore the world of fundamental particles and forces and then to investigate the experimented evidence and techniques.

Sunflower Science Discovery Curriculum for Children
introduces teachers and students to the world of scientific exploration and problem solving. Geared toward students in grades 2-6, the science units on plants, air, water and the human body, present information and experiments in stimulating graphic formats and pose interesting and relevant questions for children based on current scientific developments. This supplemental curriculum places science learning in context and promotes environmental responsibility. Web site:

Throughout history, algebra has been a cornerstone of mathematics, and it is one of the central themes of Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. Algebraic thinking should be fundamental to the basic education of all students, beginning in the earliest years. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics presents a brand-new series that translates the Principles and Standards into action—rich with practical, teacher-tested activities and complete with a CD-ROM for more information.

Navigating through Algebra in Prekindergarten–Grade 2 (with CD-ROM) By Carole Greenes, Mary Cavanagh, Linda Dacey, Carol Findell, and Marian Small 2001 90 pp. ISBN 0-87353-499-9 $24.95 Member Price: $19.96

Navigating through Algebra in Grades 3–5 (with CD-ROM) By Gilbert J. Cuevas and Karol Yeatts 2001 89 pp. ISBN: 0-87353-500-6 $24.95 Member price: $19.96

Navigating through Algebra in Grades 6–8 (with CD-ROM) By Susan Friel, Sid Rachlin, and Dot Doyle 2001 92 pp. ISBN: 0-87353-501-4 $24.95 Member Price: $19.96

Navigating through Algebra in Grades 9–12 (with CD-ROM) By Maurice Burke, David Erickson, Johnny W. Lott, and Mindy Obert 2001 96 pp. ISBN: 0-87353-502-2 $24.95 Member Price: $19.96

For complete descriptions or to order: Call: (800) 235-7566 or visit the NCTM website at

TERC Science Curriculum Units
TERC is offering the pre-publication version of its new web-based,content-rich Leveraging Learning science curriculum units. Designed for students in grades 2-8, The units can be accessed at no cost at:

The units integrate hands-on and online classroom activities and assessments. They also support mastery of standards-based science content and process.

The Leveraging Learning units cover topics such as acid rain, groundwater, solar energy, the human digestive and circulatory systems,and pets. With titles like "Is Our Surface Water in Danger?", each unit focuses on a
central question that leads to exploration of important environmental and social issues.

The units supplement a core science curriculum and incorporate online letter and data sharing, display and analysis. The units are also designed for flexibility. Teachers can do activities one after the other, or spread
them out over a semester or full year. A carefully designed Teacher's Guide for each unit and all necessary materials are available from the site.

The NASA  "Why?"  Files
The NASA "Why?" Files is a series of instructional programs consisting of a television broadcast, print, and on-line elements. Emphasizing standards-based instruction, problem-based learning, and science as inquiry, the series seeks to motivate students in grades 3-5 to become critical thinkers and active problem solvers. Each program supports the national mathematics, science, and technology standards and includes a 60-minute television broadcast (divided into 4, 15-minute "teachable" parts), a companion educator’s guide, web-based activities and materials, and information about NASA programs, facilities, and researchers. This program’s web site is

PBS Science TeacherSource
Teacher source lesson plans and activities for science

Mathematics of Cartography
Here's a great opportunity to integrate map-making and math. Cynthia Lanius created this well-done interdisciplinary tutorial on map making. It isn't too heavy on the graphics and it's great for middle schoolers.

Math Forum - Probablity and Statistics

Math Forum - Geometry

Math Forum - Discrete Math

Math Forum - Calculus

Math Forum - Algebra

Math Never Dies
Problem solving simulation for middle school and up covers algebra, geometry and trigonometry.

Math Goodies
This site is a teacher-centered collection of lessons, puzzles, worksheets, software recommendations, tutorials and professional networking designed to help busy teachers.

History of Math
This site brings together biographies and chronologies of the historic of Math so that you can share with your class the stories behind the functions and concepts of the discipline.

Graphing Calculator Activities
A collection of ready-to-use lessons for the family of TI products from the old faithful TI 15 through the TI 82/83 graphing calculators and the CBL/CBL2.

Science K-12
A site full of biographical information about male and female contemporary inventors.

Absurd Math
Fabulous set of interactive adventures emphasizing pre-algebra skills and concepts.

Lots of interactive activities for teaching and reinforcing Math skills.

A hands-on weather activity for grades 7-12.

The Ultimate Periodic Chart
Education materials on natural resources for the Mineral Information Institute.

National Geographic Society
Lesson plans, maps, and online adventures for students.

The Space Place
Kids learn how to "make spacey things" and "do spacey things."

Contains the web's first interactive topography map of the entire United States.

Human Genome Project
Series of modules related to the HGP.

Water On The Web
To train high school and first-year college students to understand and solve real world environmental problems.

The Human Genome Project
Exploring our molecular selves, educational kiton genetics for the nation's schools. To request a kit, visit

Games for kids
Information, games, quizzes, jokes and other activities related to agriculture, nutrition, math and statistics, animals and insects, soil conservation, and protecting the environment. A time-line traces the interesting history of agricultural advancements.

Lots of cool images, information, and activities on weather, climate change, oceans, coasts, satellites, and space.

Space news and space-related careers. Includes information on working and living in space, spacecraft, space missions, and space and earth science. Learn about what NASA scientists do through profiles and on-line chats, read field journals from space, and play games lots of cool images, information and activities on weather, climate change, oceans, coasts, satellites, and space.

Interactive Periodic Table
Great Chemistry Reference for Students using the Periodic Table.

Science Education Index
Science Subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics and more.

MathMol Science (Grades 3-5)
Learn about Atoms, Matter, and Water.

Roots and Shoots
Program sponsored by Jane Goodall Institute to promote care and concern for environment, animals and human.

Internet Astronomy School
Get linked to the Blossoms of Science at the Sea of Galilee.

Drinking Water: Kids' Stuff
Teaches kids about the importance of safe drinking water.

Saving Sea Turtles
Learn About Sea Turtles and tracking their movement.

KidsWeb Science Section
Links to Museums, history and other science topics.

Yahooigan's Science Homework Helper
Get that helping hand in Science.

Yahooligans: Best Site for Kids
Surf-safe for students.

Kids 2000: Science
A huge index of Excellent Web Sites in Science.

The Thinking Fountain
Improve your student's thinking skills in science.

Frank Potter's Science Gems
Need a good science topic? Find it here!

NASA Connect
Show how math and science relate to space science in your class.

Science Lessons 4-8
Spotlighted here are science lessons and activities from grades 4-8.

CNN's Sci-Tech
Links to official NASA sites, quizzes, and coverage of space science and exploration.

Beakman's Place
Where kids can view Beakman-esque science demonstrations and find answers to questions.

This interactive resource teachers about the planet earth, natural resources, ecology and its care.

Space/Weather/Earth/and Oceans
Each section provides instructional and resource materials.

Adventure in Botany
Detective LePlant leads students grades 4 and 5 on a interdisciplinary adventure.

Stellar Site
Cool facts and space images.

Endangered Species
Learn about species that are close to extinction and ones that have already vanished!

Interactive exhibits, science news, real audio interviews and at-home science activities.

Cool Science
Features five activities adapted from science and children's museums.

Resource on Physics
Houses a collection of tutorials and concepts on physics.

Brain and Spinal Cord
Experiments and activities on exploring the brain and spinal cord.

Tools for Understanding Mathematics
A site for middle school and high school educators who wish to integrate common technologies into their instruction.

Math Brain Teasers and Puzzles
Have students solve mathematical puzzles. Changes every week!

A site devoted to exploring some of the more entertaining, lesser-known areas of mathematics.

Yahooigan's Math Homework
Links to help students learn their math using the web.

Math Central
K-12 site with lesson plans, glossaries and more!

Frank Potter's K-College Math Site
Contains general math through upper level calculus and more!

Math Baseball
Test your math smarts at all levels with this mind exercising.

Upper secondary level tutorials.

Wide variety of mathematics topics, software and teaching materials.

Math Journal
Tips, lesson plans, and advice.

PBS Math TeacherSource
Teacher source lesson plans and activities for math.

Show-Me Center
Information and resources for selection and implementation of standards-based middle grades mathematics curricula.
Complete information on butterflies including illustrations and printouts.

Complete dinosaur information including printouts and fact sheets.

Recommended Videos and Software

These listings of videos and software comprise recommendations of the UK Collaborative to support the identified mathematics courses. Each of the videos is single source and can be purchased without undergoing bidding. The software can generally be purchased from several sources although some, e.g., Sunburst, is single source.

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Algebra I:
Algebra II:

Supplemental Instructional Materials

These listings provide ancillary materials (taskcards, blackline masters, etc.) recommended by the UK Collaborative to support mathematics instruction for the indicated course or grade level. In some instances a list will include some items in boldface type. Such boldface items are "highly recommended" for purchase and use in instruction.

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Algebra I:
Algebra II:

Recommended Math Manipulatives

Each of these lists provides the minimum configuration of math manipulatives that ARSI - UK Collaborative - recommends be available to classroom teachers for mathematics instruction. Most of the manipulatives are readily available from a number of suppliers (ETA, Cuisenaire Company of America, etc.). A few, however, are single source and can be purchased without bidding.

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Algebra I:
Algebra II:

Puzzles, Projects, Electron Microscope Images, and Links--one to UK's Department of Entomology(Activities are mostly elementary, however there are some great higher level links.)

Teacher2Teacher Whether you need ideas on helping students to memorize multiplication tables or tackle geometry proofs, this site can help.

Professor Bubble
This site gives information about bubbles in the following areas: solutions, questions, history, references, games , forum, www links, and purchases.

Math Online
Lesson Plans for K-12. It's chock-full of fresh approaches to tough concepts like pi and probability. You'll also find a "problem of the week," where elementary students pose a math question for high school students to answer.

Interactive Chemistry Toolbox This site has a wealth of resources that can be used for the teaching of Chemistry including periodic tables, quizzes, information on gas laws, compounds, elements, and many other chemistry topics.

PEAnut Geometry Activities
These activities are based on the freeware program, Wingeom, available on the Philips Exeter Academy web site. Must download all Win... programs for it to run.
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Mega Math Networks
This site provides opportunities for your students to explore the world of topology through games and puzzles. Have them explore networks and graph theory.

Geometry Activities from University of Minnesota
Middle school and high school geometry teachers can get ideas and activities for their geometry lessons that incorporate technology, e.g., Geometer's Sketchpad.

Recommended Library Books for High School Math
As ARSI has conducted mathematics reviews in high schools, one of the findings is that the library often does not have current books available to students that are specific for mathematics or if they are available they are often outdated. Here is a list of suggested books that your school can consider purchasing to increase the number of mathematics related books available to students.
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Videos for Loan
The Curriculum Technology Resource Center at Cedar Lakes in
Ripley, WV has available videos for loan. Some of the new
ones pertaining to science are:
Engineering Technology: Balsa Wood Bridges
Engineering Technology: Weight & Balance of an Aircraft
Fundamentals of Aeronautics Technology
Lever, Wheel & Axle, Pulley
Inclined Plane, Wedge, Screw
Energy and Work
IBM-CD ROM: Multimedia Aeronautics Fundamentals
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Site contains resources for the STARLAB as well as information about it. Includes Project Star materials and many others. Also includes workshops and funding ideas.

TeacherVision Resource Page
Contains many links to many reference and curriculum sites, testing and improving student achievement, graphic organizers, clip art, a free Internet gradebook, letters to parents, enrichment activities, special education, grants, and much more.

Read to Succeed in Science and Math: A Bibliography
Based on 1995 AAAS bibliography of books; book list divided by biography, story books, and hands on science books.

AAAS Science Books and Videos
The American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) list of children's science books and videos, arranged by science subject topic. Description includes grade appropriateness and ordering information.

This NCTM-endorsed site gives thought-provoking problems for middle school students to work together with their families. It includes real-life applications and extensions.

Recommended Library Books for Middle School Math
As ARSI has conducted mathematics reviews in middle schools, one of the findings is that the library often does not have current books available to students that are specific for mathematics or if they are available they are often outdated. Here is a list of suggested books that your school can consider purchasing to increase the number of mathematics related books available to students.
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Recommended Library Books for Elementary Math
As ARSI has conducted mathematics reviews in schools, one of the findings is that the library often does not have current books available to students that are specific for mathematics or if they are available they are often outdated. Here is a list of suggested books that your school can consider purchasing to increase the number of mathematics related books available to students.
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Math Curriculum Outline (Kentucky)
The following templates provide a method for teachers/curriculum developers to integrate topics and align current courses to Kentucky's Core Content for Mathematics
Assessment, version 3.0.

* All of these files are in Rich Text Format, which can be
read by most word processors.

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Middle School:
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Algebra I:
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USA Today Education Page
USAToday offers a education page for teachers based on news headlines. It also offers a homework posting page, a daily lesson plan, a chat room, tips room and many other possibilities for teachers.

The Gateway to Educational Materials
This Gateway allows you to search for materials using key words; it provides links to hundreds of sites.

Middle School Level Math Software Sites
Archives, reviews, and publishers of middle school software.

High School Level Math Software
This site offers links for algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, geometry, and probability and statistics software.

Elementary School Level Math Software
This site lists individual programs and packages, publishers, and collections and archives of math software.

Math, Science & Technology Lessons
This site provides math lessons, forms, lesson plans, and activities.

Minnesota Internet Site
This page provides Internet access to public schools, grades K-12, in Minnesota. Also includes a section on instructional resources. Must click on Minnesota e-Schools logo.

Pathways to School Improvement
Pathways page of the North Central Regional Education Laboratory includes such topics as assessment, math & science links, parent and family involvement, professional development, technology and much more.

North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL)
The math area of the NCREL web site that includes features such as a "Trip Planner Inventory" that helps you analyze the math curriculum and point you to specific resources within Pathways.

The Learning Kingdom
Offers links to games such as: Eleven Times, a game that teaches how to multiply two-digit numbers by 11 & Blankety-Five Squared, a game that teaches how to square numbers that end in 5. It also offers online learning at a cost of $9.95 per student per month.

Computer generated puzzles forms to help create 10 kinds of computer-generated puzzles, including number blocks, math squares, and word searches.

Through the Glass Wall
Through the Glass Wall is an NSF funded project that evaluates math software and games.

QUEUE is a great catalog of 93 pages of educational CD-ROMs. Previews are available.

NASA Kentucky Educational Resource Center
The NASA Educational Resource Center at Murray State University
has available posters, lithograph pictures, curriculum units, slides and videos. Most of the items are free with the exception of the videos and slides which are available at a modest cost. There is a comprehensive listing of what is available on the NASA Educational Resource Center web site with the exception of the curriculum units. You must contact the center directly to find out what curriculum units are available for your particular grade level. Items can be ordered through the Center by sending an e-mail, calling or sending a letter.

Outline Maps
A collection of downloadable outline maps.

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