RESOURCES

 

Mathematics Education Resources

 

 

Family Math

 

This program, available in English and Spanish, recognizes the importance of parents in the education of their children.

 

 

Curriculum Focal Points for Prekindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics

The Curriculum Focal Points from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) are the most important mathematical topics for each grade level. They comprise related ideas, concepts, skills, and procedures that form the foundation for understanding and lasting learning

 

XVI Simposio Iberoamericano sobre la Ensenanza de la Matematica

Castelln, Espana, 13 al 17 de septiembre de 2004 Matematicas para el siglo XXI

 

Mathematics Resources

 

Biblioteca National de Manipuladores Virtuales

 

This is the Spanish equivalent of the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NLVM) from Utah State University. Together they are a library of interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials, mostly in the form of Java applets, for mathematics instruction (K-12 emphasis). On any page of the website, users can easily switch between English and Spanish by using a drop-down menu.

 

Matematica Interactiva

This is the Spanish equivalent of the Shodor Education Foundation's Project Interactivate. The goals of the site are the creation, collection, evaluation, and dissemination of interactive Java-based courseware for exploration in science and mathematics.


Figure This| Resuelvelo!

The challenges are designed for middle school students to do at home with their families. You can download the problems in Spanish and English.

"The program is a joint project by NCTM, the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, and Widmeyer Communications.

Four Winds Indian Books

The Sacred Spaces Curriculum that Rich Sgarlotti and colleagues wrote for the Native American School Board Association has wonderful, culturally affirming activities, connected to NCTM and NSTA Standards, with lots of resources and recommended stories for each chapter.

Lo Shu y el Cuento del Emperador Yu

This story is part of the Lo Shu Activity written by Suzanne and Richard Alejandre and translated by Georgette Baker.

 

Matematica Para Todos

Desde El Uraguay para todo el mundo de habla hispana.

 

Mateo and Cientina

The Lawrence Hall of Science has launched the new Mateo and Cientina website, www.mateoycientina.org, named for the main characters in an NSF-supported educational cartoon series.  Through cartoons and activities, the website demonstrates how mathematics and science can be fun and educational for the whole family.

Math Tools: Technology Problems of the Week (tPoWs)

Technology Problems of the Week (tPoWs) are freely accessible, problem-solving challenges modeled on the Math Forum @ Drexel's Problems of the Week that take advantage of interactive mathematics tools such as Java applets, TI-Nspire, The Geometer's Sketchpad, Fathom, or spreadsheets. Eleven of the current tPoWs are available in Spanish.

 

Multicultural Math Fair

 

This site includes activities in Spanish and English for a math fair for middle school students. There are also a number of links for each of the activities.

 

Quien Quiere Pizza?

 

A fun way to learn about fractions written by Cynthia Lanius. Also available in English.

 

Vamos a Contar!

 

A fun, colorful set of counting activities by Cynthia Lanius. Also available in English.

 

General Resources

 

Barahona Center

 

This academic center at California State University, San Marcos that promotes literacy in English and Spanish. The Center endeavors to inform current and future educational decision-makers about books centered around Latino people and culture and about books in Spanish and their value in education of English-speaking and Spanish-speaking children and adolescents.

 

EBSCO

 

A Spanish title list that includes more than 4,000 periodicals available through EBSCO that are published in Spanish or both Spanish and English.

 

Recursos en Espanol

 

Links to a variety of Educational Resources for Spanish speakers.

 

Helping Your Child ...

 

A series of booklets, most available in Spanish, from the US Department of Education

 

 

Other Resources

 

Bayard Revistas

 

Site to subscribe to Caracola, Leo, Reportero DOC, or Okapi.

 

Grupo Editorial Armona

 

Site to subscribe to Barbie, Barney, and Cartoon Network magazines in Spanish.

 

Internet Picture Dictionary: Spanish

 

Browse by letter or category. Includes links to a variety of activities.

 

Juegos y Canciones para los Ninos

 

View the Songs and Games list near the bottom of the page.

 

La Bloga

 

Chicano literature review website founded by Rudy Ch. Garcia.

 

Mexico para Ninos

 

Links to history, government, explore, biodiversity, games, about Mexico, and news.

 

National Geographic en Espanol

 

The Spanish language version of the National Geographic magazine site.

 

Study Spanish Abroad: Directory of Spanish Language Schools

 

This website provides access to information on hundreds of schools throughout Latin America and in Spain where you can study Spanish.