Following are the postings, as they originally appeared in the course forum area:
Following are suggested references which I have found useful:
(I have used the Tessellation and Symmetry Lessons from the above site)
Favorite Algebra I Text for an Urban Setting
Applebaum, Peter (1995). Popular Culture, Educational Discourse, and Mathematics, Albany: State University of New York Press.
Delpit, Lisa (1995). Other People’s Children Cultural Conflict in the Classroom, New York: The New York Press.
Ginsburg, Herbert P., Russell, Robert L. (1981), Social Class and Racial Influences on Early Mathematical Thinking, Rochester, University of Rochester.
Nelson, David (1993), Multicultural Mathematics, Teaching Mathematics from a Global Perspective, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Nieto, Sonia (2000) Affirming Diversity, The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education, New York: Addison Wesley Longman, Inc.
Oakes, Jeannie (1990), Women and Minorities in Science and Math, in Courtney B. Cazden (Eds.), Review of Research in Education, Vol. 16, pp. 153-222. Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association Publishers.
Rivera, Diane (1998), Mathematics Education for Students with Learning Disabilities, Austin: PRO-ED Inc.
Sleeter, Christine E. (1997) Mathematics, Multicultural Education, and Professional Development, Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, v28 n6 p680-96 Dec 1997.
Secada, Walter (1992), Race, Ethnicity, Social Class, Language, and Achievement in Mathematics, Handbook of Research on Mathematics Teaching and Learning, part IV, page 623-660, 1992.
Wilson, Patricia (1993), Research Ideas for the Classroom High School Mathematics, New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
Zaslavsky, Claudia (1996), The Multicultural Math Classroom, Bringing in the World, Portsmouth: Heinemann.
Preferred web sites are:
1. Ask Dr. Math and work the problem of the week Math Forum
2. A spot to practice Algebra problems Interactive Algebra Practice
3. More homework help and lessons Homework Help @ Math.com
4. A good resource for real world problems Cornell
The applet is linked from the instruction page: How to use the pattern program.
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The New Deal Network, http://newdeal.feri.org/, Good general compilation of New Deal resources including primary sources, photographs, and links to other sites.
America in the 1930s, http://xroads.virginia.edu/~1930s/home_1.html, Looks at the 1930s through the lens of different aspects of culture, including film, print, art, etc.
Roosevelt University's Center for New Deal Studies, http://www.roosevelt.edu/newdeal/, Compilation of photographs, oral histories, and other primary source documents on the New Deal.
A New Deal for the Arts, http://www.nara.gov:80/exhall/newdeal/newdeal.html, This site examines how the arts projects of the New Deal helped the art world reach a larger community.
The Mercury Theatre on the Air, http://www.unknown.nu/mercury/, Gives a history and clips from America's biggest radio show of the 1930s.
American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940, http://lcweb2.loc.gov/wpaintro/wpahome.html, A collection put together by the Library of Congress of work done by members of the Federal Writers' Project.
The New Deal Stage: Selections from the Federal Theatre Project, 1935-1939, http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/fedtp/fthome.html, This site is also compiled by the Library of Congress and includes work done for the Federal Theatre Project.
Federal Theatre Project Photographs, http://www.gmu.edu/library/specialcollections/ftpphoto.html, This site includes photographs of people working for the Federal Theatre Project.
Harold Lehman, the Artist, http://haroldlehman.com/home.html, This site includes a compilation of the work of Harold Lehman, a mural painter for the Federal Art Project.
The University of Georgia Libraries: WPA Theater Projects, http://www.libs.uga.edu/darchive/hargrett/wpa/theater.html, This site includes several photographs of productions sponsored by the WPA and done in the state of Georgia.
California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties, http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/afccchtml/cowhome.html, This site, compiled by the Library of Congress, includes information of folk music in the 1930s.
New Deal Cultural Programs: Experiments in Cultural Democracy, http://www.wwcd.org/policy/US/newdeal.html, This site provides a written research paper on the various cultural programs of the New Deal.
Picture America: Photographs of the Great Depression, http://www.corbis.com/FDR/fsa/map.html, This site is a compilation of photographs taken under Roosevelt's Farm Security Administration.
Cyber Sources for teachers, http://www.mcs.pvt.k12.ny.us/immigr/index.htm, This website provides a list of additional websites that would be useful for teachers studying immigration.
Immigration Issues, http://immigration.about.com/newsissues/immigration/, A general site about issues related to immigration.
English as a Second Language, http://esl.about.com/education/esl/mbody.htm, An issue many immigrant children and adults must face.
Cultural Adaptations to Life in the USA and Living Abroad, http://immigration.about.com/newsissues/immigration/msubcross.htm, A quick guide to some ways immigrants must adapt culturally to life in the US and other countries.
Immigration Related Books, http://immigration.about.com/newsissues/immigration/msubbook.htm, An easy site to visit to find some books related to immigration, including practical how to books on becoming a citizen to personal memoirs and novels.
Ellis Island Homepage, http://www.ellisisland.org/, The official homepage of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. and the museum. This page offers an opportunity to reconnect with your own immigrant heritage.
Immigration and the United States, http://www.usc.edu/isd/archives/ethnicstudies/immig_main.html, This page provides links to other sources specifically about immigration and the United States.
The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, http://www.libertynet.org/balch/, The Balch Institutes' homepage that connects your to the only museum, library, and archive dedicated to collecting and interpreting materials reflecting U.S. multicultural heritage.
Ethnic Images in Comics, http://www.libertynet.org/balch/comics/comics.html, An exhibition in the Museum of the Balch Institute that shows how immigrants are portrayed through comics.
Square Roots, http://genie.esu10.k12.ne.us/~dhartwel/difsquar.htm, A description of radicals
Factoring the difference of two squares, http://genie.esu10.k12.ne.us/~dhartwel/difsquar.htm, Methods of factoring
Factoring binomials, http://genie.esu10.k12.ne.us/~dhartwel/squarebi.htm, Methods of factoring
Factoring with a constant positive term, http://genie.esu10.k12.ne.us/~dhartwel/constpos.htm, Factoring methods
Factoring with a negative constant term, http://genie.esu10.k12.ne.us/~dhartwel/constneg.htm, Factoring methods
Scientific Calculator, http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/5292/calculator.html, Calculator
Cartoons, http://www.csun.edu/~hcmth014/comics/comic13.html, Cartoon on Pi
Cartoons, http://www.csun.edu/~hcmth014/comicfiles/allcomics.html, Cartoons with Math
This page was created by Howard Glasser in March 2000.
Subject: 5 senses sites
Date: Sun Mar 19 19:18:24 EST 2000
Nicki L. Pollock
Subject: Web Project
Date: Mon Mar 20 15:54:34 EST 2000
I am going to be working on a class webpage for my 7th grade life science class. My webpage search is in the very beginning stages, but here are some resources I'm looking at right now:
All About Birds, http://www.zoomwhales.com/subjects/birds/, This site is from Enchanted Learning.com - it provides general characteristics about birds and also has specialized topics.
All About Mammals, http://www.EnchantedLearning.com/subjects/mammals/, This site is from Enchanted Learning.com - it provides general characteristics of mammals and also has specialized topics.
The Life of Birds, http://www.pbs.org/lifeofbirds/, By David Attenborough and sponsored by PBS, this site takes you through many different aspects of birds such as their evolution and current ways of living.
50states.com: Official State Birds, http://www.50states.com/bird/, This site provides very in depth information about all of the state birds, including Pennsylvania.
Subject: Professional Resources
Date: Mon Mar 20 16:10:22 EST 2000
Subject: Writing in Math Links
Date: Sat Mar 25 16:16:31 EST 2000
by Gil Rosenberg
Links for Students:
Professor Steve Maurer wrote an as yet unpublished guide to writing math for undergraduates. He has links to several excerpts, which are useful and well written. Professor Maurer also gives information about obtaining a complete copy of the manuscript.
By Dr. Annalisa Crannell at Franklin & Marshall College, this page is useful for both students and teachers. In addition to providing many paper assignments she has used, the page also contains advice to students on writing style, use of the computer in writing math, and paper writing in general.
This is an excerpt from a study guide on the University of Oxford Mathematical Institute web page. It has more advice for students who want to improve their mathematical style and use mathematical terms, concepts, and symbols correctly in their writing.
More good ideas from people who know. You can download the file from the Illinois State University Mathematics Department.
Links for Teachers:
A small section of the many resources of the math forum, this page is the starting point for looking up questions, answers, and discussions on using writing in the teaching of mathematics. In the teacher2teacher section, these pages are primarily helpful for math instructors.
A guide for teachers to implementing a journal writing program in mathematics classes. Discusses why to use writing as well as how.
A summary of Joan Countryman's book, Writing to Learn Mathematics. The book discusses reasons for and methods of using writing in math classes. The book is worth reading, but lacking the that the summary is nice, too.
Here's a reference for the book:
Countryman, J. (1992). Writing to Learn Mathematics. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann
This is a bibliography of printed texts (journal articles, mostly in publications of the Mathematical Association of America). I haven't read them all and can't vouch for them.
By L. Diane Miller, this is an article which contain themes similar to those in Countryman's book: why and how one should use writing in math class.