Here is a collection of resources that I have found useful.
(For those looking for resources regarding the teaching and learning of mathematics based on the Common Core State Standards…click here.)
This organization is a voice for change in education. It asks the “Why?” question and pushes those in education to think beyond the system and to really think about what is best for the students and the society we want them to be productive members of. The website promotes the Rethinking Schools publications and magazine. I especially encourage people to check out Rethinking Mathematics: Teaching Social Justice by the Numbers for anyone who wants to do more in the mathematics classroom.
Radical Equations: Civil Rights from Mississippi to the Algebra Project by Robert Moses & Charles Cobb
I return to this book over and over when I think about why I do the work that I do. Moses was a leader in the civil rights movement in the 1960’s and has translated that work into fighting for every student’s right to the common property of mathematics.
Multiple Intelligence Profile by David Lazear
I have used the “Quick On-Line MiQ Profile” with my secondary students as a way of identifying how they are smart. It sends a message that we all have assets and we need to use them to learn mathematics.
Free dynamic mathematics software that works on multiple platforms.