About K-12math.info - Mission Statement
With a few mouse clicks, anyone helping a 7 year old to add whole numbers
will have immediate help. Page numbers and click on Internet links to OER/Open access content materials on
adding whole numbers for a 7 year old are provided. No more typing and endless searching!
This ever expanding website, k-12math.info , is a top 5 star MERLOT open access resource
(and 2016 United Nations' WSIS nominee in e-learning). Elementary and secondary school mathematics textbook
and grade level oriented OER series
like Singapore Math, Bangladesh Mathematics, Houghton Mifflin, McGraw-Hill,
Siyavula (South Africa/OpenSTAX ), CK-12, Khan Academy, A+ Click and others have been
cataloged to help locate where and how 1000 of the most common terms (like “adding whole numbers”) are used.
Over 4,000 OER/Open access links are provided.
k-12math.info is about the “What” and "Where" not the "How" and "Why" in math learning.
K-12math.info had its origins in a materials’ development project in Thailand in 1969/70. It has appeared in multilingual paper form
in the 1970/80’s. It next took the form of a series of floppy disks in 1980/1990’s with Kinkos handling one of its
best sellers. In August of 2005 K-12math.info went live on the Internet.
Comments on the 1000 terms used in K-12math.info:
1. The list of terms in K-12math.info has not changed in 45 years.
2. No list of terms is complete. But K-12math.info’s list provides enough reference points to aid in research and development of new materials.
3. No developer of elementary and secondary school math has or needs to use all 1,000 terms to have a successful program.
A learning community determines its needs (the "How" and "Why" in math learning).
4. K-12math.info has shown that while content and its distribution change very slowly, the mode of presentation is changing frequently ("new math" of the 60's/70's;"Back to Basics"; "Standards"; "Common Core", and more to come in the future).
5. Terms are grouped under headings to help in searching for them. And in some cases do not reflect the way the authors of materials group the terms.
Please note: www.K-12math.info is not affiliated with any other website of a similar name. K-12math.info has never been funded by any publisher of mathematics materials. On occasion publishers and users who find this website useful, have sent textbooks to be reviewed or gave me information on places where textbook series can be publically reviewed (San Francisco bay area) – always appreciated. Thank you.
The views expressed in K-12math.info are solely those of its creator: Jim Kelly contact at: k-12math(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
©1972 (paper), 1985 (APPLE II/PC), 2005(www), 2018 Jim Kelly - All Rights Reserved.