### External Links, Math 385

Practice problems for basic skills: PDF,
Mix and match

**Link** to the psychology
study on math anxiety in the classroom that we heard about from Gerardo Ramirez.

**Reference**: Beilock, S.L., Gunderson, E.A., Ramirez, G., & Levine, S.C. (2010). Female teachers' math
anxiety
affects girls' math achievement. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 107(5), 1060-1063.

**Library of virtual manipulatives**:
not that well-explained, but super-cool if you take the time to figure out the applets.

Here are the Michigan Grade Content Level Expectations (GLCEs) that tell you what
mathematical material is expected to be taught in which grade.

Online **soroban** (Japanese abacus), and a
**manual** for how to use it.

Some recent newspaper articles about education:

Building a Better Teacher (NY Times, 3/2010)
Singapore
Math (NY Times, 9/2010)

special report
on charter schools (LA Times, ongoing)

surprising new data about
study
habits (NY Times, 9/2010)