Other Sites

This page provides links and custom search boxes for information on math, learning, teaching and assessment.

General Math, Grades K-3

Computational Fluency Videos from Stow-Monroe Falls City Schools

Adding two digit numbers

Subtracting two digit numbers

General Math, Grades 4-12

The National Center for Education Statistics keeps track of all kinds of information about education in the United States. Try out the questions tool from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to explore a database of released questions in a range of school subjects, see what students in grades 4, 8 and 12 are likely to know and can do, try out actual questions administered to students in the NAEP assessments, and learn how the NAEP questions are scored.

EducationCorner.com - a comprehensive education guide for students, parents and educators.

High School Math Resources for Students & Teachers - resources listed on the site for the Columbia North High School GED Online Diploma web site. Thanks to Lydia Jackson-Burns for suggesting this link!

Calculus, High School and College Levels

MIT OpenCourseWare

MIT provides free lecture notes, exams and more from a large and growing number of their courses. Lots of the courses come with free video. No registration required.

Highlights of Calculus with Gilbert Strang

This course was developed especially for high school students at MIT.

AP Calculus Exam Prep Material

Searchable material from MIT's introductory courses that students can use to prepare for either of the calculus AP exams

18.01 Single Variable Calculus (MIT Online Course, Professor David Jerison)

An introductory course for MIT freshman who did not take calculus in high school.

18.02 Multivariable Calculus (Professor David Jerison)

This is David Jerison's sequel to 18.01. This version doesn't have video, but Denis Auroux's version of 18.02 does.

calculus.org: The Calculus Page at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A treasure trove of help for students and instructors, including tips for studying and teaching and links to sites with calculus exams, tutorials and courses, demonstrations, problems, help with software like Mathematica, online texts, and more.

Montessori Information

The search box below is tied to some good sources of Montessori-specific information.

Montessori Stuff

The search box below is tied to providers of Montessori materials and other products for the Montessori classroom. Some of them have free downloads. For a list of all the sites behind this search box, see "Links to Montessori Stuff" below.

Books on Montessori Theory and Practice

There are a number of free, searchable books on the internet by and about Montessori. For books you can hold in your hand, see my Book Recommendations.

Online Books by Montessori

  • The Montessori Method, 1912. This book is required reading for students preparing teach Montessori at any age.
  • Pedagogical Anthropology, 1913. This was actually written before The Montessori Method. It was translated into English and published in the United States after Montessori's method became popular here. In Italy, early pedagogical studies were based on anthropology rather than psychology. This work reflects the anthropometry and scientific racism that were rampant in anthropology at the time. As anthropology matured and Montessori gained experience with children all over the world, her views changed. Montessori was an Italian delegate to UNESCO in 1950 when UNESCO issued their well known statement on The Race Question and had made statements of her own reflecting her revised views on the subject. In The Mismeasure of Man, Stephen Jay Gould presents a thorough discussion of the history of misconceptions regarding human measurement, including brief discussions of Montessori's early ideas on pages 139 and 152. Unfortunately, he only sites the views Montessori expressed in Pedagogical Anthropology and not those she expressed later in life. Pedagogical Anthropology is not a part of standard Montessori training or recommended reading. As a result, most Montessorians are not familiar with this part of Montessori's early thinking. Present day Montessorians support Gould's take on human measurement. Montessorians familiar with this early work would probably argue that Montessori's views later in life were much closer to Gould's than the ones expressed in Pedagogical Anthropology.
  • Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook, 1914.
  • Spontaneous Activity in Education, 1917. Most recently published as the first volume of The Advanced Montessori Method.
  • The Advanced Montessori Method: The Elementary Material, 1917. Most recently published as the second volume of The Advanced Montessori method.


Online Books About Montessori

Here are some of the Progressive Era books about Montessori that are available for free online.

Related Online Books and Sites

Here are free online books that give background on the intellectual scene in Europe during the early years of Montessori's career.

From Kant to Croce: Modern Philosophy in Italy

Books by or about Dewey

Books on Educational Research

Links to Montessori Stuff

Below is a list of all the sites included in the search engine behind the "Get Montessori Stuff" search box

Montessori Research

It's exciting to see the high quality of some of the Montessori research that's come out in recent years. Below are my favorites. Most of them are available for free online from anywhere. If any links lead you a site that tries to charge you for an article, you can probably still get the article for free by going online at a local university and accessing the article through the university library's system.

General Education Links