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Special honors that are much appreciated:

2021 - United Nations honors k-12math.info for a third time.
The United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has announced this year’s 20 nominees (out of 139 global entries) for the United Nations ITU World Summit on the Information Society’s (WSIS) E-learning global award . K-12math.info is very honored to have been nominated and to have received almost 2,400 votes. Appreciate your support.

2018 - United Nations honors k-12math.info for a second time.
The list of 20 nominated projects for the 2018 United Nations ITU World Summit on the Information Society is out. Thank you for your continued support. [NOTE: On the 2021 Nominated Projects screen, select the down arrow next to WSIS Prize 2021 v for the previous year's nominations information.]

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.
About Merlot

2009: - Begun adding OER and Open Access math series materials to the website.

2005: - Went live on the Internet.

In 1999 was a panel session presenter at the annual meeting of the NCTM in San Francisco.

1980s: - Floppy disk period.

4. A letter from the UNESCO 1988

3. A screen from the Apple edition of the floppy disk edition.

2. In 1987 participated in the annual meeting of the NCSM in Los Angeles.

1. Between 1986-1989: Kinko's Academic Courseware Exchange distributes floppy disk versions of the paper information system.


1972-mid 1980s - Book version period.

5. Participated in a number of NCTM and ICME meetings.

4. In 1984, the Sole Propertorship MATHEMATICS INFORMATION SYSYEM was set up to handle the sale of materials.

3. A page from paper edition.

2. An unsolicited but much appreciated letter from Lola May. (1973) on the first paper edition.

1. 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)

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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.

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Thanks to those who made this site possible:

1. "Sputnik" which gave those of us who grow up with a single parent access to scholarships and Defense Education loans, without which it would not have been possible to have gone for higher education.

2. The American Peace Corps for allowing the developer to become aware of a problem which technology can help solve.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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 .

6. While the developer has been involved in mathematics all his life. Not only in education from teaching to provincial and national level education projects in several countries. He also, has an extensive background in manufacturing, banking and retail industries which has taught him the importance of timely and accurate information providing and the current communications technologies (ICT) to achieve it.

7. And to users and supporters who have given a life to this website. Special Thanks to Jane Moore [Editor, MERLOT Teacher Education], and those that help her to review materials. Also to the International Telecomunications Union (ITU) of the United Nations for its bringing together projects which are helping in global development.

8. Special thanks to the almost 2,400 who voted for K-12math.info during the March voting period at this year's (2021) United Nations ITU World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) annual meeting. Thank you very much.

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