This site contains several helpful resources about math education including the process of math teaching certification, scholarship, awards, and grants opportunities, and membership in professional societies and research opportunities. This site is very useful for teachers, math education researchers, and graduate students who are interested in getting their teaching certification. In addition, the purpose of this site is to share a common interest in improving the quality of teaching and learning mathematics disciplines with online resources, and to encourage prospective math teachers.
Type of Material:
This site can be used in introductory seminar for math education graduate students, and it can also be used as a reference site for a math education class.
It works on all browsers including smart phones and does not require any plug-ins, Java, HTML, and Flash.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
For current and prospective K-12 math teachers to learn about the most useful resources about math education that are available by the Math Education Community partnered with MERLOT II.
Target Student Population:
Math teachers, math education professors, and college math students who are currently doing their undergraduate or graduate degree in math education and are considering math teaching as a career choice.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Math Education or Math Teaching Course.
This site is well-organized, and it contains lots of helpful guides and descriptions for many math education resources. The home page has six main tabs: Teacher Resources by topic and grade 6 – 12, Financial Resources; Professional Communities; Relevant Regulations; Research Opportunities. It includes extensive links to MERLOT material and has a link for project submission.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The resources in this site will greatly encourage teachers, math education researchers, and graduate students to look at the available research, awards, scholarships, and grants opportunities by the math education community. In addition, fresh college math graduates will use this site to start the process of becoming certified math teachers.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
This site has a summary of each topic, and it is very easy to use the site because it consists of each topic organized by sections. Therefore, people who are interested in the available resources in the site they just need to click on their section of interest to look at all related resources. It facilitates easy access to a wide range of materials.
Other Issues and Comments:
Some links need to be updated.
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