K-12math.info nominated for United Nations 2016 WSIS award.
The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) consisting of the
International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO),
the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
has announced the the list of 2016's WSIS nominees for e-learning. (February 2016)
From Google Analytics for January 12 – July 12, 2016: 80 countries visited the site with 235 returning visitors. The top 4 countries where: Russia [mostly through the UNESCO's IITE organization in Moscow], United States, United Kingdom and Brazil. K-12math.info is much honored by the continuing support the international community has given this project. Thank you.
Singapore Math K-8 is added
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishing company is handling the United States distribution of the Singapore Math program
under the series title of Math in Focus - Singapore Math. This k-8th grade series has been adopted for use
in California. (March 27, 2016)
Khan Academy links updated
Khan Academy links have been updated to get users closer to where the information is in the Khan Academy series.
Hopefully this will reduce search time.(September 6, 2015)
10 years of serving the global math community
K-12math.info (★★★★★ a 5 star Merlot education resource) celebrates its 10th year in serving the global education community
by providing over 140,000 pieces of information and 4,200 links on 1,000 of the most common terms and concepts used
in 222 elementary and secondary school mathematics textbooks and OER materials . All information is found without requiring the spelling of a single word,
nor the need to sign in. Thank you. (August 2005-2015)
1000 links to AAAKnow (AAAMath) materials added
AAAKnow.com is basically a copy of AAAMath.com but is able to function in more electronic environments.
Similar to Khan Academy materials these materials are being treated as supplemental or enrichment materials,
therefore a usage level of "1" for enrichment or maybe "2" for synonyms will be used. (July 20, 2015)
A global review underway
Last week a friend of K-12math.info passed on an observation that maybe there is a relationship between the significant increase by the international community of this site and that every 4 years
TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) does an evaluation of the world’s elementary and secondary school
mathematics programs. 2015 is the year! Thanks.
Over 660 Khan Academy(k-8) and CK-12(1-5) links added
In the last couple of months both Khan Academy and CK-12 have arranged a number of their videos
in grade level order. At this time it is doubtful that any teacher would treat the materials in their
present form as a primary source, like a textbook, but maybe as supplemental
or enrichment materials, therefore a usage level of "1" for enrichment or maybe "2" for synonyms will be
used in k-12math.info. Hopefully both developers will evolve text that students
can work with. Please note that at this stage, changes will occur, k-12math.info will try and keep up with them. (April 11, 2015)
Interesting start to 2015
2015 is off to an interesting start. Both CK-12 and Khan Academy are making movements in the lower grade areas. While neither
has declared they are developing textbooks for those grade levels, they are putting out sets of videos organized by those
grade levels which might become the bases for textbooks. What are your thoughts -
CK-12 1-5th grade
and Khan Academy K-8th grade (March 1, 2015)
McGraw Hill Additions
A special thanks to Contra Costa County Office of Education - Curriculum & Instruction Department in Pleasant Hill, California
for making the 2014 McGraw Hill/Glencoe 9th, 10th and 11th grade student mathematics textbooks available for reviewing (normally they
just work with k-8th grade materials). These materials will be added to this site in the next couple of weeks.
K-12math.info thanks them very much for their assistance. (November 8, 2014)
In the month of September Brazil accounted for almost a third of the users signing on to K-12math.info according to Google.
K-12math.info appreciates your interest. (October 20, 2014)
K-12math.info has updated the Ck-12 materials on this site. The technical modifications made in the last week by CK-12 will insure that sites
like this one and others who link or bookmark their materials will have the most current version of their materials. K-12math.info would like
to thank the CK-12.org for doing this. Much appreciated. To our users Thank you for your patience. (April 5, 2014)
A side trip!
K-12math.info over the holdays decided to play with its large base of information to determine what CK-12's "missing" kindergarten through fifth grade
mathematics textbooks might have as content if they were written now. The spreadsheets display the content, their distribution over the grade levels
and how they should be developed for each grade level. k-12math.info has to admit it was fun! Hope that you find it interesting. (January 8, 2014)
MERLOT gives teachingoermath a 4 star rating.
K-12math.info is very honored that MERLOT gave our website www.teachingOERmath.info a 4 star rating (out of 5).
"MERLOT is a free and open peer reviewed collection of online teaching and
learning materials and faculty-developed services contributed and used by an international education community."
(Please note this website k-12math.info is rated by the editors of MERLOT to be a top 5 star resource.)
Some old business resolved through the generosity of a user.
K-12math.info has updated and added to the McGraw-Hill (2002) content information. A donation from a user who wishes to remain anonymous of a set of McGraw-Hill/Glencoe textbooks (7th-11th grade) has helped to complete the 2002 series. As this site has no funding, such contributions are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your generosity. (November 22, 2013)
K-12math.info is very fortunate to operate so close to one of a few state sites which has copies of materials that the State of California will select for adoption in its k-8th grade school mathematics programs. The materials adopted will impact math learning in this state for many years. K-12math.info cataloged the content of Mcgraw-Hill's My Math k-8th grade (2013/2015) and an advance copy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Go Math k-8th grade (2015) because their materials provided a complete view of kindergarten through eighth grade mathematics learning and while both are based on using the standards their approaches were different.
K-12math.info has also updated the Standard’s section. And Australia’s standards with student learning evaluating criteria has also been added. (November 9, 2013)
THANK YOU - Bangladesh
With the 2013 school year, Bangladesh has become the first nation to create and implement an Open Access (OA) math curriculum for its elementary and secondary schools. The textbooks are in both the National Language and in English. And are free to download from the National Curriculum & Textbook Board website . K-12math.info has cataloged their content. (August 31, 2013)
Are we listening to what is going on in the World of Learning?
An observation made in the Youth Version of the 2012 UNESCO Education for All Global Monitoring Report by Ali Zayaan a 19 year old from Maldives "Even right now, many young people that can’t afford full schooling are able to access the
internet. They can use the internet (whether at home or somewhere public like a library) to learn at their own pace for free, even if they have to work in the daytime
or can’t afford or access regular schooling. If they want to get a qualification like a high school
diploma, then they just need to afford time and money for one or two days to attend an exam. This
lowers the cost barrier of pursuing an education a lot." December 4, 2012
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been added to grade level Standards Sections. At this time the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been adopted by 45 states in the United States. The International Baccalaureate (IB) , which has representation in 145 countries, applauds this move. November 29, 2012
What is needed to succeed in a profession?
Professor Kamran Sandhu in a recent UNESCO-UNEVOC e-Forum communication provided a link to a site that looks at many different professions, and the skills and requirements to be successful in them – O*net online. This site will be added to each of the grade (age) levels of Life ouside the classroom because different professions have different levels of educational competency to be successful in them. Good material developers have always been sensitive to local needs. November 27, 2012
K-12math.info continues to expand.
A recent check of Google's information on this site shows that k-12math.info continues to expand its user base around the world. Improving mathematical understanding is a world wide challenge. K-12math.info continues to help in these efforts.
The top 10 countries that have visited K-12math.info in 2012. Thank you October 17, 2012
1. United States
2. United Kingdom
3. United Arab Emirates
5. Saudi Arabia
NEW and EXPANDED!!
For the last year k-12math.info has been working on the problem of how to consolidate information that appears in paper textbooks with information from OER textbooks. Whether to write 1,000 HTML programs or to write one PHP program that could produce 1000 different screens (spreadsheets) of information were the choices. It turned out the later was much easier to write and it insured accuracy. Everything came together in the last week or so. Thanks for your patience.
The 10th and 11th grade CNX; and 8th through 11th grade CK-12 materials have been added.
Please remember that both CNX and CK-12 links can only be established at the module or chapter level. You may have to use your browser's find option to locate the specific information you are looking for. (April 29, 2012)
Interesting Web Statistics
Google had an interesting statistic on this website. During January, over a quarter of the people signing on are from outside the United States. Most from India, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. Thank you. Jim Kelly (Feb. 22, 2012)
Teaching OER Mathematics
Have begun to address the questions of going from a paper oriented elementary and secondary school mathematics program to one based in OER materials. I am presently outlining the materials to be covered. The website ( teachingOERmath.com and teachingOERmath.info have been reserved and will be populated in early 2012) will use OER materials as the primary resource. You can not teach OER math, without some of your own learning came from OER materials (hopefully projects like the OER university movement will provide a comfort level with OER resources). Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. (November 30, 2011)
Will Apple’s newly released iPhone 4S with siri (voice recognition system) allow an 8 year old ( 3rd grader ) to get a definition of the term FRACTION the evolution of classroom media just took an interesting turn !
(October 4, 2011)
Adding "Content by textbook in page number order"
One way to create OER textbooks is to examine the order in which terms appear in existing textbooks. K-12math.info is now adding "5. Content by textbook in page number order" which will do this. (November 24, 2010)
Content reviews of CK-12's Mathematics series have begun.
(October 5, 2010)
Where's the 12th grade?
Traditionally, materials in 11th grade Algebra II books are divided between the eleventh and twelfth grades. With additional materials, like advanced algebra and calculus topics, being added to the twelfth grade programs.
In the 1970/80's a list of about 800 additional terms were created and materials reviewed. The additional terms expanded the list of Logic and Topological terms and added terms from Analysis. The list in addition to the twelfth grade covered materials being used in colleges and universities. Cost in storing the data in paper form proved to be too expensive. Apple II versions of the information stored in random access text files formatted so that programs, written in Applesoft (and GWBASIC for PCs) could read them were created . In the 80's a limited number were produced because few educators and publishers desired to view K through second year college mathematics as a single continuously developing subject.
K-12math.info is considering the possibility of adding some of these materials.
Why is k-12math.info copyrighted?
Since December 2nd, 1972 when these efforts began (first in paper form, then on Apple II/PC floppys and now the world wide web), I pioneered the presentation of educational information in a spreadsheet format. The reason being to help users to "see" a lot of information (where and how used) and trends in a single page (or screen). Secondly it reduces the search time to locate information (this site has been a "search engine" since 1972!). Thirdly, since textbooks (paper and electronic form) are the source of knowledge for the learner (and teacher! ), they have always been and will continue to be this site's subject matter. This approach is what is copyrighted. Jim Kelly
Evolution of K-12math.info
WWW.k-12math.info's origins were the result of a shortage of funds for the development of the first resource guide for the first year comprehensive secondary schools mathematics program in Thailand. Originally the program called for a six week program allowing the 22 selected teachers to gather and create and practice teaching the materials. Funds from outside the country failed to appear thus reduced the already committed program to do its work in three weeks. The first year materials were written in Thai, which is the medium of instruction. The British Embassy Librarian and American Peace Corps quickly came forward and provided many resources as the availability of local resources in Thai were few. It was decided that the content of the resources would be cross referenced to the content in the first year materials. A detailed bibliography was developed before the program started, thus allowing the teachers to concentrate on adapting methods developed in English language settings to work in Thai settings. After numerous peer teaching sessions, a 179 page resource guide for the first year secondary comprehensive schools was produced.
If a single grade level bibliography helped reduced the time needed to develop materials, a broader based bibliographic system encompassing elementary and secondary school mathematics materials will accelerate the designing of new curriculum materials and translation efforts.
WWW.k-12math.info's in the "early years" came out as a series of memeographed publications. The information was displayed in spreadsheet format. The final edition was a trilingual edition, which had international distribution. Some discussion was had on setting up an international database of information within the UNESCO, unfortunately with the United States pulling out its support of the UNESCO the project died.
Shortly after the last paper edition came out (mid 1980's), the personal computer came upon the scene. Using Applesoft for the Apple II computers; and GWBASIC for the PCs a series of floppy disks were produced and distributed.
In 2005 K-12math.info went online in its present open format.