Math

Please send comments and additional suggestions to teachingandlearning@albany.eduWolfram’s Math World

This is a very extensive math resource/encyclopedia covering Algebra, Calculus, Discrete Math, Statistics and more.

Virtual Math Lab (West Texas A&M University)

This site provides tutorials for beginning, intermediate and college algebra as well as practice for the GRE math and other math placement tests.

Virtual Lab in Statistics (Rice University)

Provides access to an online statistics book with links to other statistics resources on the web, simulations and video, Java applets that demonstrate various statistical concepts, examples of real data with analyses and interpretation, and some basic statistical analysis tools.

Research has shown what most experienced mathematics teachers know: students can do well in a course and still exhibit surprising deficiencies in the understanding of concepts. The following items outline how a few universities have addressed this question.

Improving peer to peer learning and student engagement ( Saint Mary's College of California)

One professor outlines how he changed his classroom to increase engagement and focus on concepts rather than only on content. He includes examples of activities and videos of the class (The videos work better in Internet Explorer)

The “Good Questions” Strategy (Cornell University)

Can Good Questions and Peer Discussion Improve Calculus Instruction?

This article discusses the application of Mazur-style concept questioning and peer discussion into the calculus classroom. It discusses the use of clickers, but the focus is on good questioning.

International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education

Academic journal devoted to the publication of research articles on all aspects of mathematics education, published online three times in a year.

Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications

The journal provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences which contribute to the improvement of mathematics teaching and learning for students from upper secondary/high school level through to university first degree level. A distinctive feature of the journal is its emphasis on the applications of mathematics and mathematical modeling within the context of mathematics education world-wide.

The Mathematics Educator