Where do teachers find good math resources?

I asked google this query “math websites for teachers to use in the classroom?” and  this is what they told me:

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In doing some reasearch, I learned that some of what they show is “programmed” into the way Google runs it’s queries.

Their goal is to find the sites that help answer the question that is asked. And there is seemingly no way to get your site on the short list.

Of course in looking at the list of sites I wondered why none of the sites I typically go to, or would think to go to, or know of for that matter, are on the shortlist.

I wondered where NCTM was. I wondered where AMTE was. I wondered where AMTNYS (or any other state-level resource).

To tell you the truth, I thought at the top of the list would be Pinterest.

(I saw one of my students have a Pinterest site up in class the other day with pictures of statistics and probability titles. The activities weren’t directly posted, just a catchy sketch or title or image. It was pleasing to look at the site. I’ll have to ask her about it next class.)

Here are a few sites I’ve happened upon recently that inspire me… What are your favorite sites?

  • I really enjoy exploring this site. Megan and Yana have a very active blog, and easy to access resources that directly link practices for students and research in the learning sciences  http://www.learningscientists.org/
  • Lindsay has a very nice artistic site. I’m inspired by her sketchnotes, and easy to follow tips for tapping into a more creative flow. http://lindsaybraman.com/
  • Heather does a nice job of sharing research, theory-based designs to inform teaching, – and she blogs on writing! https://hthrlynnj.com/ 

Interested in helping me crowdsource? I’d love to hear from you in the comment below, or take this brief, anonymous survey.

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