Older & Misc. Links to Educational Research

This is "my list." It is rather random and poorly organized. See my main Math Education Research page.


  1. Books and articles
  2. Older & Misc.

1. Books and articles

Brain Research

Book: Ten Best Teaching Practices: How Brain Research, Learning Styles, and Standards Define Teaching Competencies [Paperback] (2000) by Donna E. Walker Tileston WIU call #LB1775.2.T54 10 Best Teaching Practices

Excellent Book: What Every Teacher Should Know About Learning, Memory, and the Brain [Paperback] (2004) by Donna E. Walker Tileston

Brain Rules - 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School. By Dr. John J. Medina, a developmental molecular biologist, who studies human brain development. Lots of interesting information and videos to help us, well, at work, home, and school. The Rules.

Understanding by Design

Understanding by Design (UbD - Grant Wiggins, President of Authentic Education) - Granted, But blog, The problem of problems in mathematics podcast. PowerPoint (quite lengthy and complete) by Wiggins on UbD.

Technology and Calculators

Thinking (And Talking) About Technology in Math Classrooms, E. Paul Goldenberg, Education Development Center, Inc. (2000) - "This [excellent] paper aims to help you decide how you stand on whether, when, and how to use computers or calculators, and how to maximize the gains and minimize the risks of their use."

2. Older & Misc.

Mathematical Proficiency for All Students: Toward a Strategic Research and Development Program in Mathematics Education (2003) The RAND Corporation.

Lesson Study Research Group

Information on Use Technology

Does more technology = more learning? By Alfred S. Posamentier

Information on the Use of a Modeling Approach to the Teaching of Mathematics

Stepping Stones to Mathematical Modeling - Indiana University

Bungee Barbie

Meaningful Mathematics Home - Joshua Paul Abrams

Mathematical Modeling: Teaching the Open-ended Application of Mathematics

A modeling perspective on students' mathematical reasoning about data Author: Doerr, Helen M; English, Lyn D Source: Journal for Research in Mathematics Education 34, no. 2 (Mar 2003): p. 110-136 ISSN: 0021-8251 Number: 307876021 Copyright: Copyright National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Mar 2003

Book: Symbolizing and communicating in mathematics classrooms : perspectives on discourse, tools, and instructional design / edited by Paul Cobb, Erna Yackel, Kay McClain. QA11 .S873 2000 <-WIU

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James R. Olsen, Western Illinois University
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updated: November 30, 2011