- Mission Statement
- Honors and Opinions
- FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
- Technical Notes
Honors that have kept k-12math.info going:
2018 - United Nations honors k-12math.info
The Final report on the 2018 UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is out.
For the second time k-12math.info [page 168 ] is one of two projects from the United States nominated for the e-learning award.
K-12math.info hopes that it will continue to serve the global community. Thank you.
2017 - K-12math.info honored to be a UN WSIS Prizes Ambassador.
From the WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society) Project Office in Geneva, Switzerland:
"WSIS Prizes continues to serve as the unique opportunity for ICT4D [Information and Communications Technologies
for Development, which is an initiative aimed at bridging the digital divide].
... K-12math.info is a WSIS Prizes Ambassador by recognizing and continuing to contribute in this process.
We are proud to have k-12math.info as part of this special community.”
2016 - United Nations honors k-12math.info.
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 criteria and list of 2016's WSIS nominees for e-learning.
2014 - MERLOT honors K-12math.info.
MERLOT Editor Review has give
a 5 star rating to this sustaining open access education resource.
1999 Panel session presenter at the annual meeting of the NCTM in San Francisco.
1980s: - Floppy disk period.
1. A letter from the UNESCO 1988
2. A screen from the Apple edition of the floppy disk edition.
1987 Participated in the annual meeting of the NCSM in Los Angeles.
1986-1989: Kinko's Academic Courseware Exchange distributes floppy disk versions of the paper information system.
1972-mid 1980s: - Book version period.
1. Participated in a number of NCTM and ICME meetings.
2. An unsolicited but much appreciated letter from Lola May. (1973) on the first paper edition.
3. A page from paper edition.
4. The first copyright associated with the search and information display format which is the
procedure that has been used in all media used to provide elementary and secondary school mathematics content information.(1972)
1969/1970 - The seed was planted while on Peace Corps special assignment in Thailand.
The efforts of 22 teachers to produce teaching materials for the first year comprehensive secondary schools
had to be shortened from six weeks to three weeks. The British Embassy and American Peace Corps
quickly came forward and provided many resources (all in English). Cataloging the content was done.
A 179-page teaching resource in Thai was produced. A page from the resource.
Thanks to those who made this site possible.
K-12math.info would like to thank a number of organizations and people who have made this project possible:
1. The American Peace Corps for allowing me to become aware of a problem which technology can help solve.
2. SUNY in Buffalo, Ohio State University Education Library, Chicago Public School textbook repository, Contra Costa County Office of Education (Pleasant Hill, California, US) and to the many developers of OER materials that maintained an open door (open access) walk in policy to their materials.
3. To the developers of HTML and the World Wide Web (and a government) that allows a single person to launch projects like this with minimal costs and bureaucratic interference.
4. To American taxpayers who funded education programs that allowed even people in their mid sixties like me to learn new skills like writing HTML programs. Special thanks goes to Robin Wood, the teacher who went beyond course objectives and allowed me during class time to start developing some of the screens that would become this website .
5. And to users and supporters who have given a life to this website.
What should educators expect from online information sources?
While the developer of k-12math.info has been involved in mathematics for many years, he also has an extensive background in manufacturing,
banking and retail industries. It is interesting that if these industries had the information technologies
that educators are living with, they would fail! In industry if we need to look at different lessons
[examples, activities, exercises…etc.] for teaching division of decimals to a 12 year old we would have
it quickly so that the learning opportunity would not be lost. Presently it takes too long
to find information in the field of education.
K-12math.info provides a faster way to search for and display (and link to) age appropriate resources.
The formation of an international non-profit foundation to help improve mathematics understanding and learning needs to be formed.
The foundation’s focus will be on elementary and secondary school mathematics.
Some of the activities will be:
- The foundation will continue to use its' copyrighted information displaying format
unless more efficient and/or economical methods are developed.
- Expand the cataloging efforts, like obtaining the SMP materials from England and other elementary and secondary school student mathematics textbook series (paper or OER ).
- Expand the international efforts. Hire consultants in non-English speaking learning communities to expand this site’s efforts.
- Get the services of a programmer to help:
Adding additional terms (adding two new lists for Analysis, and expanding the existing Logic, topology,
transformation geometry and other lists) that would take k-12math.info [name change!] through the first 2 years of college/university mathematics to provide a complete grounding in mathematics textbooks.
Encourage the development of k-12science.info, k-12language.arts.info, k-12class_management.info and similar websites to help improve materials development.
- Give a little “form” to this site, as k-12math.info has only been concerned with “function”
(how to get information to the user quickly).
- To organize the materials so that changes can be handled quickly.
- To give flexibility to the system so that users can create bibliographic lists or in the case of OER or OA (Open Access) materials
download those links so that the user can create their own modules, chapters, books or even textbook series. Give the user the
ability to create!
- Templates to design materials quickly, with automated checks on content use and distribution.
- Expand the capacity of hand held devices to access information systems like K-12math.info.
Please send comments to: k-12math(at)sbcglobal(dot)net