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Welcome to Transformation 2013's STEM resource page. We hope you find valuable resources around STEM education. If you have a great STEM resource you would like added, please contact us.

General Math Resources

General Math Resources

123helpme.org
A service that will help you solve complex problems, build a variety of logical conclusions and provide quality materials that will be based on thorough and up-to-date literature, according to the standard and your wishes.

TEA Mathematics
Texas Education Agency:  This site will provide you with information on curriculum, assessment, rules, etc.

TEA Released TAKS Tests
Texas Education Agency:  This site will provide you with Released TAKS Tests.

Mathematics TEKS Toolkit
The UT Dana Center provides resources for implementing the mathematics TEKS and strengthening mathematics education in Texas.  Includes instructional materials and support.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a public voice of mathematics education, providing vision, leadership, and professional development to support teachers in ensuring mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students.

Texas Instruments-Educational Technology
Texas Instruments provides products, downloads, classroom activities, and professional development for educators.  Geared toward middle and high school math and science.

Region IV Mathematics Benchmark Assessments
Mathematics Benchmark Performance Assessments are designed to assess student mastery as a result of TEKS-based instruction and to serve as an indicator for student success on TAKS. Instructional rubrics that analyze a student's conceptual knowledge, procedural knowledge, and communication skills are included.  The assessments are a free resource to educators, parents, and students. Tasks grouped by grade level that address the concepts of main idea, summarization, characterization, plot understanding, text comparisons and connections, and inferential thinking are available on both the public and administrator sites.

Smart Teaching TAKS Materials
Smart Teaching:  Dallas County schools and its partner school districts (Carrollton-Farmers Branch, Garland, Highland Park, and Richardson) have developed these materials to assist you in better understanding the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test.  The team has analyzed every question on the 2003, 2004, and 2006 released tests so that you can easily see:

  1. Detailed analysis of every TAKS item
  2. Why correct answers are correct?
  3. What kinds of distracters/incorrect answers were used? How did students think/compute that caused them to answer incorrectly?
  4. What information will help teachers focus their instruction more specifically?

Create A Graph
Free graph creator.

Green Eclipse Teacher Tools
Green Eclipse: free puzzles creator.

World Clock
World Clock that presents real time data/statistics.

The Quantile Framework for Mathematics
Quantile Framework for Mathematics:  tool for linking assessment with mathematics instruction.

Rubistar
RubiStar is a free tool to help teachers create quality rubrics.  Templates are available to help get you started.

Computational Science Resources
Shodor Foundation: provides curriculum materials, faculty development, and student enrichment opportunities to advance science and math education through the use of computational science, modeling, and technology.

Learner.org Teacher Resources
Provides free teacher professional development in a wide range of curricular areas; specific mathematics areas include: Learning Math: Measurement K-4; Learning Math: Number and Operations K-4; Private Universe Project in Mathematics K-4; Teaching Math: A Video Library K-4; Learning Math: Patterns, Functions and Algebra 5-8; Learning Math: Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability 5-8; Learning Math: Geometry 5-8; The Missing Link: Essential Concepts for Middle School Math Teachers 5-8; Teaching Math: A Video Library 5-8; Insights into Algebra 1: Teaching for Learning 9-12; Teaching Math: A Video Library 9-12; Against All Odds: Inside Statistics; Algebra: In Simplest Terms.

InterMath
is designed to help middle school teachers deepen their understanding of math concepts. More than 200 "recommended investigations" are offered for teachers to solve and then modify for use with students. They're presented in 13 units: patterns, functions and equations, graphing (algebra); circles, quadrilaterals, triangles, polygons, 3-D objects (geometry); fractions and decimals, integers, ratio and percent (number concept); statistics and probability (data analysis). (University of Georgia, National Science Foundation)

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High School Math Resources

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives:  A library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives and concept tutorials…mostly in the form of JAVA Applet.  Geared to Pre-K through 12.

Advanced Placement Strategies
AP Strategies provides resources for teachers and students with regards to Advanced Placement coursework.

AP Central
offers more than 60 one-page examples of how science and math can be used in interesting settings and everyday life. Topics include clouds (why they float), social security benefits (algebra), Pythagoras theorem (cabinet corners), ice sheets and sea level, logarithms, matching birthdays (statistics), natural selection and a scavenger hunt, photons, traffic signals (probability), seasons (causes), volcanic clouds, wind chill (algebra), and more. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

Wolfram Math World
Wolfram Math World is “the web’s most extensive mathematics resource.”  Provides background information, notes, interactive activities for Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Probability & Statistics, etc.

Box Plot
Box plots and histograms interactive tool.

Special Graph Paper
Free Conic Graph Paper.

Exploring Data
Exploring Data provides curriculum support materials for teachers of introductory statistics.

Winplot
Winplot--Free Graphing Software—is a general-purpose plotting utility, which can draw and animate curves and surfaces presented in a variety of formats.

Winplot Tutorials
Free instructional videos for Winplot by Steve Simonds.

Incompetech
Free Online Graph Paper.

All Level Mathematics Lessons
Fun, free math lessons by Cynthia Lanius.  Geared to K-Calculus.

TEA Geometry Module
Geometry Module-Rice University: The Geometry Module effectively assists teachers in developing a deeper understanding of the underlying concepts that support the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in Geometry and helps teachers develop the pedagogical tools necessary to provide their students the opportunity to meet Texas’ challenging state content and student performance standards.

Homemade Algebra Tiles
Homemade Algebra Tiles: provides a free template for creating your own Algebra Tiles and provides links to activities for using the tiles.

IRS Interactive Tax Program
Internal Revenue Service: free, interactive, instructional tax program.  Excellent tool for a finance or Math Models class.

Mathsnet
Mathsnet:  excellent resource with links to tons of math resources…curriculum, puzzles, games, articles, books, etc.

Cycloids/Spirographs/Famous Curves
Free numbers, patterns, curves, and topology lessons.  Topics include Prime Numbers/Magic Squares, Clock or Modular Arithmetic, The Golden Ratio, Fibonacci Numbers, Binary Numbers, Pascal’s Triangle, Conics, Moiré Patterns, Line Designs and Curve Stitching, Curves of Constant Width, Cycloids/Spirographs/Famous Curves, and Fractals.

Online Math League
Academic Leagues: get your students involved in fun, inspiring math and science online competitions.  Open to grades 2-12.

Texas A&M Distance Learning PreCalculus course
PreCalculus Course Design Texas A&M.

Geometric Terms Games
QUIA Geometry Terms: matching, flashcards, concentration, and word search links for geometry terms.

Oswego City School District Exam Prep
Oswego City School District Exam Prep:  resources, lessons, and practice for Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Earth Science, Physics, Chemistry, and Living Environment.

Web Sudoku
Free online Sudoku.

TI Calculator site
TI Calculator tutorials & other helps.

Region IV Graphing Calculator site
offers more than 60 one-page examples of how science and math can be used in interesting settings and everyday life. Topics include clouds (why they float), social security benefits (algebra), Pythagoras theorem (cabinet corners), ice sheets and sea level, logarithms, matching birthdays (statistics), natural selection and a scavenger hunt, photons, traffic signals (probability), seasons (causes), volcanic clouds, wind chill (algebra), and more. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

Beacon Learning Center classroom resources
Beacon Learning Center: provides classroom resources, lessons, and student activities.

Learning.com Interactives
“Interactives” provides educators and students with strategies, content, and activities that can enhance and improve students’ skills in mathematics (Math in Daily Life and Statistics) and other curricular areas. 

Statistical Online Computational Resources
The goals of the Statistics Online Computational Resource (SOCR) are to design, validate and freely disseminate knowledge.  The Resource specifically provides portable online aids for probability and statistics education, technology based instruction and statistical computing.  SOCR tools and resources include a repository of interactive applets, computational and graphing tools, instructional and course materials.

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Middle School Math Resources

Cool Math Sites
Math resources, games, puzzles, problems, brain teasers, and links to additional content area web sites. Middle and high school focus.

Dositey
Free interactive lessons, exercises, worksheets, educational games, open-ended questions in Elementary and Middle School Math, Language Arts, and more.

Fun Brain
offers more than 60 one-page examples of how science and math can be used in interesting settings and everyday life. Topics include clouds (why they float), social security benefits (algebra), Pythagoras theorem (cabinet corners), ice sheets and sea level, logarithms, matching birthdays (statistics), natural selection and a scavenger hunt, photons, traffic signals (probability), seasons (causes), volcanic clouds, wind chill (algebra), and more. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

Math Dictionary for Kids
An animated, interactive dictionary of over 500 mathematical terms and concepts that engage and involve students in understanding math vocabulary…Grades 2-10.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
A library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives and concept tutorials…mostly in the form of JAVA Applet.  Geared to Pre-K through 12.

Fun Mathematics Lessons
Fun, free math lessons by Cynthia Lanius.  Geared to K-Calculus.

Homemade Algebra Tiles
Provides a free template for creating your own Algebra Tiles and provides links to activities for using the tiles.

Mathsnet
Excellent resource with links to tons of math resources…curriculum, puzzles, games, articles, books, etc.

Learner.org Interactives
“Interactives” provides educators and students with strategies, content, and activities that can enhance and improve students’ skills in mathematics (Geometry 3D Shapes and Metric Conversions) and other curricular areas. 

Online Math League
Get your students involved in fun, inspiring math and science online competitions.  Open to grades 2-12.

Teacher Quality Grant Program
Teacher Quality Grant—University of Houston:  Middle School Mathematics Curriculum. Aims to strengthen teacher mathematics knowledge of Number, Algebra, and Measurement.

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