# Free Math Education Materials

Information Age Education (IAE) is an Oregon non-profit organization working to improve education at all levels and throughout the world. IAE was established by David Moursund in 2007. Moursund is the founder of the International Society for Technology in Education, major professor or co-major professor of 82 doctoral students, author of many books and articles, and presenter at a great many conferences. See http://iae-pedia.org/David_Moursund.

Many of the IAE materials focus on math education, computers in math education, and brain science as it relates to math education. This *IAE-pedia* document lists some of the IAE math-related materials that are available for free download from the Web. These are written for preservice teachers, inservice teachers, and teachers of teachers. Some are also of possible interest to parents of students who are currently in school. To learn more about IAE, see http://iae-pedia.org/Main_Page.

For a complete list of free books available from Information Age Education see http://i-a-e.org/downloads/cat_view/37-free-ebooks-by-dave-moursund.html and http://i-a-e.org/downloads/cat_view/86-free-ebooks-by-bob-albrecht.html. Here are some recent IAE free books:

Sylwester, R., & Moursund, D. (August, 2012). *Creating an appropriate 21st century education.* Eugene, OR: Information Age Education. Download the PDF file from http://i-a-e.org/downloads/doc_download/243-creating-an-appropriate-21st-century-education.html and the Microsoft Word file from http://i-a-e.org/downloads/doc_download/242-creating-an-appropriate-21st-century-education.html. Note: This book is primarily about roles of cognitive neuroscience and computer technology in education.

Moursund, D. (July, 2012). *Using brain/mind science and computers to improve elementary school math education.* Eugene, OR: Information Age Education. Download the PDF file from http://i-a-e.org/downloads/doc_download/239-using-brainmind-science-and-computers-to-improve-elementary-school-math-education.html and the Microsoft Word file from http://i-a-e.org/downloads/doc_download/232-using-brainmind-science-and-computers-to-improve-elementary-school-math-education.html.

Albrecht, R. (July, 2012). *Mathemagical meanderings.* Eugene, OR: Information Age Education. Download the PDF file from http://i-a-e.org/downloads/doc_download/238-mathemagical-meandering.html. Download the Microsoft Word file from http://i-a-e.org/downloads/doc_download/237-mathemagical-meandering.html.

Moursund, D. (March, 2012). *Good math lesson planning and implementation.* Eugene, OR: Information Age Education. Download the PDF file from http://i-a-e.org/downloads/doc_download/230-good-math-lesson-plans.html and the Microsoft Word file from http://i-a-e.org/downloads/doc_download/229-good-math-lesson-plans.html.

Moursund, D., & Albrecht, R. (September, 2011). *Becoming a better math tutor.* Eugene, OR: Information Age Education. Download the PDF file from http://i-a-e.org/downloads/doc_download/208-becoming-a-better-math-tutor.html. Download the Microsoft word file from http://i-a-e.org/downloads/doc_download/209-becoming-a-better-math-tutor.html.

Moursund, D., & Albrecht, R. (2011). *Using math games and word problems to increase math maturity.* Eugene, OR: Information Age Education. Download the PDF file from http://i-a-e.org/downloads/doc_download/211-using-math-games-and-word-problems-to-increase-the-math-maturity-of-k-8-students.html. Download the Microsoft Word file from http://i-a-e.org/downloads/doc_download/210-using-math-games-and-word-problems-to-increase-the-math-maturity-of-k-8-students.html.

Moursund, D. (March, 2011). *Play together, learn together: STEM.* (The first edition of the book was titled *Expanding the science and technology learning experiences of children*). Eugene, OR: Information Age Education. Download the Microsoft Word doc http://iae-pedia.org/Good_Math_Lesson_Plans.ument from http://i-a-e.org/downloads/doc_download/213-play-together-learn-together-stem.html.Download the PDF document from http://i-a-e.org/downloads/doc_download/212-play-together-learn-together-stem.html. Download the first edition from http://i-a-e.org/downloads/doc_download/207-expanding-the-science-and-technology-learning-experiences-of-children.html.

For a complete list of free *IAE Newsletters* see http://i-a-e.org/iae-newsletter.html.

Tellin’ Ain’t Teachin’: The Need for Frequent Processing. See http://i-a-e.org/newsletters/IAE-Newsletter-2012-98.html.

Math Anxiety and Stress. See http://i-a-e.org/newsletters/IAE-Newsletter-2012-94.html.

Cognitive Neuroscience, Computers, and Math Education. See http://i-a-e.org/newsletters/IAE-Newsletter-2012-91.html.

Creating an Appropriate 21st Century Education: Using Computers to Translate Educational Theory into Practice. See http://i-a-e.org/newsletters/IAE-Newsletter-2012-84.html.

Creating an Appropriate 21st Century Education Part 2: Information and Communication Technology. See http://i-a-e.org/newsletters/IAE-Newsletter-2011-76.html.

Creating an Appropriate 21st Century Education Part 1: The Roles of Cognitive Neuroscience and Computer Technology. See http://i-a-e.org/newsletters/IAE-Newsletter-2011-75.html.

Tutoring in Informal and Formal Education Part 2: Tutoring in Math Education. See http://i-a-e.org/newsletters/IAE-Newsletter-2011-74.html.

Stress and Education Part 4: Technology-based Stressors in Math Education. See http://i-a-e.org/newsletters/IAE-Newsletter-2011-67.html.

Stress and Education Part 3: Stressors in Math Education. See http://i-a-e.org/newsletters/IAE-Newsletter-2011-66.html.

Assessing Student Achievement in Difficult to Assess Curricular Areas: Problem Solving. See http://i-a-e.org/newsletters/IAE-Newsletter-2011-59.html.

Science Is Repeatable and Accurate Measurements. See http://i-a-e.org/newsletters/IAE-Newsletter-2010-56.html.

Student and Adult Desires for Instant Gratification and Extrinsic Motivation are Significant Roadblocks to Improving Education. See http://i-a-e.org/newsletters/IAE-Newsletter-2009-24.html.

Past, Present, and Future Uses of Computers in Education. See http://i-a-e.org/newsletters/IAE-Newsletter-2008-03.html.

For a complete list of free *IAE Blog* entries see http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog.html.

http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/predictions-about-the-future-of-computer-technology.html

In Math Education and Other Disciplines: Asking the “Right” Researchable Questions. See http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/entry/in-math-education-and-other-disciplines-asking-the-right-researchable-questions.html.

Research-based Content and Pedagogy in Math Education. See http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/research-based-content-and-pedagogy-in-math-education.html.

Timed Math Testing Contributes to Math Anxiety. See http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/timed-math-testing-contributes-to-math-anxiety.html.

Stop Teaching Calculating, Start Teaching Math. See http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/stop-teaching-calculating-start-teaching-math.html.

Early Childhood Math Learning Predicts Future School Success. See http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/early-childhool-math-learning-predicts-furure-school-success.html.

Teaching and Learning to the Test. See http://i-a-e.org/myblog-admin/teaching-to-the-test.html.

Females Versus Males in Our Education System. See http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/females-versus-males-in-our-education-sysem.html.

Simulations Using a Supercomputer. See http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/simulations-using-a-supercomputer.html.

Intelligent Computer Tutor Systems. See http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/intelligent-computer-tutor-systems.html.

How to Fix Our Math Education System. See http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/how-to-fix-our-math-education.html.

Assessment of the New Math Standards. See http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/assessment-of-the-new-math-standards.html.

Comparing Human and Computer Brains. See http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/comparing-human-and-computer-brains.html.

Many of Our Students Are Weak in Critical Thinking. See http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/many-of-our-students-are-weak-in-critical-thinking.html.

Include Computational Thinking in Habits of Mind. See http://i-a-e.org/myblog-admin/include-computational-thinking-in-habits-of-mind.html.

Low Threshold, No Ceiling Programming Languages. See http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/low-threshold-no-ceiling-programming-languages.html.

Higher-order Thinking in Algebra II and in Reading Instruction. See http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/higher-order-thinking-in-algebra-ii-and-in-reading-instruction.html.

In Many Intellectual Tasks Computers Can Greatly Increase Productivity. See http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/in-many-intellectual-tasks-computers-can-greatly-increase-productivity.html.

Brain Science and Cognitive Neuroscience for Children and Teachers. See http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/brain-science-and-cognitive-neuroscience-for-children-and-teachers.html.

Modeling and Simulation in Science. See http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/modeling-and-simulation-in-science.html.

More About a Poor Way to Teach the Solving of Math Word Problems. See http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/more-about-a-poor-way-to-teach-the-solving-of-math-word-problems-.html.

Test Anxiety and Use of Non-test Methods to Measure Learning. See http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/test-anxiety-and-use-of-non-test-methods-to-measure-learning.html.

Research on How Exercise Improves Brain Functioning. See http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/research-on-how-exercise-improves-brain-functioning.html.

Improving Precollege Math Education: What a University Math Department Can Do. See http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/improving-precollege-math-education-what-a-university-math-department-can-do-.html.

Teaching Kids Real Math with Computers (17 Minute TED Video). See http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/teaching-kids-real-math-with-computers-17-minute-ted-video.html.

Home and School Environment—and Games—in Math Education of Kids. See http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/home-and-school-environmentand-gamesin-the-math-educati0n-of-kids.html.

Large Study Shows Females are Equal to Males in Math Skills. See http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/large-study-shows-females-are-equal-to-males-in-math-skills.html.

Some Things Brain Science Research Tells Us about Learning and Doing Arithmetic. See http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/some-things-brain-science-research-tells-us-about-learning-and-doing-arithmetic.html.

The Math Brain: Keith Devlin’s Chapter in the Book “Mind, Brain, and Education.” See http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/the-math-brain-keith-devlins-chapter-in-the-book-mind-brain-and-education.html.

Using ICT to Improve Education: Consider Three Questions Instead of Two. See http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/using-ict-to-improve-education-consider-three-questions-instead-of-two.html.

Setting Unreasonable Standards in Student Assessment. See http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/setting-unreasonable-standards-in-student-assessment.html.

Detailed Syllabus for a Grades 1-8 Teacher Education Course on Math Maturity. See http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/detailed-syllabus-for-a-grades-1-8-teacher-education-course-on-math-maturity.html.

Possible Futures of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education. See http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/possible-futures-of-science-technology-engineering-and-math-stem-education.html.

For a complete list of IAE-pedia documents see http://iae-pedia.org/index.php?title=Special:PopularPages&limit=250&offset=0.

Good Math Lesson Plans. See http://iae-pedia.org/Good_Math_Lesson_Plans.

Improving Math Education. See http://iae-pedia.org/Improving_Math_Education.

Math Education Free Videos. See http://iae-pedia.org/Math_Education_Free_Videos.

Math Maturity. See http://iae-pedia.org/Math_Maturity.

Math Education Quotations. See http://iae-pedia.org/Math_Education_Quotations.

Communicating in the Language of Mathematics. See http://iae-pedia.org/Communicating_in_the_Language_of_Mathematics.

Computational Thinking. See http://iae-pedia.org/Computational_Thinking.

Math Project-based Learning. See http://iae-pedia.org/Math_Project-based_Learning.

Brain Science. See http://iae-pedia.org/Brain_Science.

Math Education Digital Filing Cabinet. See http://iae-pedia.org/Math_Education_Digital_Filing_Cabinet.

Math Methods for Preservice Elementary Teachers. See http://iae-pedia.org/Math_Methods_for_Preservice_Elementary_Teachers.

Two Brains Are Better Than One. See http://iae-pedia.org/Two_Brains_Are_Better_Than_One.

Word Problems in Math. See http://iae-pedia.org/Word_Problems_in_Math.

Free Math Software. See http://iae-pedia.org/Free_Math_Software.

Math Problem-based Learning. See http://iae-pedia.org/Math_Problem-based_Learning.

Education for Increasing Expertise. See http://iae-pedia.org/Education_for_Increasing_Expertise.

Folk Math (Gene Maier). See http://iae-pedia.org/Folk_Math.

What is Mathematics? See http://iae-pedia.org/What_is_Mathematics%3F.

Math Word Problems Divorced from Reality. See http://iae-pedia.org/Math_word_problems_divorced_from_reality.

Information Underload and Overload. See http://iae-pedia.org/Information_Underload_and_Overload.

Math Education Wars. See http://iae-pedia.org/Math_Education_Wars.

History and Pedagogy of Mathematics. See http://iae-pedia.org/History_and_Pedagogy_of_Mathematics.

Mathematics and Visual Thinking (Gene Maier). See http://iae-pedia.org/Mathematics_and_Visual_Thinking.

On Knowing and Not Knowing Math. See http://iae-pedia.org/On_Knowing_and_Not_Knowing_Math.

## Suggested Readings

Jerry Becker distributes a wealth of math education information through his various mailing lists. See the articles he has disseminated through the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics distribution list at http://mathforum.org/kb/forum.jspa?forumID=204&start=0.

## Author

This page was developed by David Moursund.