# Resources

## Class/teacher/school Web pages

Pages for classes/teachers/schools that some of my students are in

- Lexington Public Schools
- LPS snow day info
- Lexington High School
- Program of Studies (PDF)
- Math Dept
- Faculty directory
- SuccessNet Plus (awful name!) integrated math e-texts
- Final exam archive
- New Math Courses for Class of 2016 (pdf)
- TI-83/TI-84 Calculator information

- Clarke Middle School
- Holt McDougal Online (Algebra 1 book)
- Lucy Lockwood
- Josh Frost, Clarke Math Team

- Diamond Middle School
- Math Team (with sample team tryout packets)
- TeacherWeb
- Tatyana Finkelstein

- McCall Middle School, Winchester
- Arlington, AHS, Math Dept, Algebra 2
- Harvard Extension: Harry Lewis' Bits

## Misc

- Please put up copies of this flyer wherever you think it might be appropriate
- Printable graph paper (two pages so you can print two-sided)
- "Figured out" not figured out; figures not out, a letter to the Globe about some shocking assumptions made in a book review of pictures of mathematicians
- my ed school portfolio, more or less
- Keywords (blatant pandering to search engines)

## Math links

- Common Core Standards
- Khan Academy
- Dan Meyer's Curriculum Needs A Makeover TED talk (12 min) and blog
- Wolfram Alpha: Ask it anything!
- Hung-Hsi Wu's papers on mathematics education
- Experiencing Maths, lots of cool experiments with math concepts
- Wolfram MathWorld, a great encyclopedia of mathematics

## Software tools

- Open source software in education
- My GeoGebra page
- desmos online graphing calculator
- Virtual manipulatives: Virtual manipulatives are computer simulations of real-world things that can help us understand mathematics. Here are some of the ones I've used.
- National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
- Positively Negative, an online number line I wrote to play with adding, subtracting and multiplying negative numbers (requires Java)
- Algebra balance scales, in which we solve equations using a balance beam (version with negatives)
- Algebra Tiles, in which we use rectangular and square tiles to understand the distributive law

## Courses

Here is a growing collection of resources for some courses I tutor.

- Algebra
- Positively Negative, an online number line I wrote to play with adding, subtracting and multiplying negative numbers (requires Java)

- Statistics
- StatSoft Electronic Statistics Textbook
- Colorado State's Statistics guide
- For Today’s Graduate, Just One Word: Statistics (New York Times)

- Physics
- AP Calculus
- AP Computer Science A (AP Computer Science AB has been discontinued)
- College Board info
- Development tools
- Java SE Development Kit (JDK) (download something named "JDK 6 Update whatever" or similar and maybe "Java SE 6 Documentation")
- Mac users should use the JDK from Apple instead

- BlueJ integrated Java development environment, a great environment in which to learn Java
- Eclipse IDE for Java, from the Eclipse Foundation
- CodingBat,
a free site of live coding problems to build coding skill in Java, and now in Python (example problem), created by Nick Parlante who is computer science lecturer at Stanford. The coding problems give immediate feedback, so it's an opportunity to practice and solidify understanding of the concepts.

- Java information at Sun

- Java SE Development Kit (JDK) (download something named "JDK 6 Update whatever" or similar and maybe "Java SE 6 Documentation")

- Other programming languages/environments
- Squeak
- Squeakland: home of Squeak Etoys
- Scratch
- Robocode
- StarLogo
- Baheyeldin's teaching kids programming
- Turing Machine simulator

- Course/grade management systems
- PSAT
- SAT
- ACT
- MCAS
- HiSET/GED
- Massachusetts uses the HiSET test from ETS for high school equivalency.
- GED Testing Service (no longer used in Massachusetts)

## Math leagues

- Wikipedia article: Math Teams in Lexington Public Schools (Massachusetts)
- Continental Mathematics League (source of assessments used at Diamond Middle School)
- Intermediate Math League of Eastern Massachusetts (IMLEM)
- MathCounts
- The Math League, with good sample contests (NEML, New England Math League etc.)
- MAA American Mathematics Competitions

## Math programs

- The Math Club
- The Russian School of Mathematics
- MIT KEYS for 11-13-year-old girls
- Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

## Summer programs

- PROMYS at Boston University

Jon Dreyer • Math tutor • Computer Science tutor • www.passionatelycurious.com

781-696-2614 •
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Lexington MA 02421-6228 • email