STEM education is an intentional,
integrative approach to teaching and learning in science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics. Students become adept problem solvers,
innovators, and inventors who are self-reliant by asking
questions, investigating, making informed decisions about how they live
daily lives and engage in their vocations and communities.
Certification and Staffing Policy Guidelines (CSPG) that pertain to mathematics education certification and course assignment are CSPG 50 – Mathematics and CSPG
53 – Middle Level Mathematics.
Questions regarding certification requirements should be directed to Karen Turner,
Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality.
Ask Dr. Math
is a question and answer service for math students and their teachers. A
searchable archive is available by level and topic, as well as
summaries of Frequently Asked Questions (the Dr. Math FAQ).
S.O.S. MATHematics is a
free resource for math review material from Algebra to Differential
This is a study site for high school, college students and adult
learners. Get help to do homework, refresh your memory, or prepare for
is a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better
by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. All of
the site's materials and resources are available to anyone completely
free of charge.
HippoCampus is a project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and
Education (MITE). The goal of HippoCampus is to provide high-quality,
multimedia content on general education subjects to high school and college
students free of charge.
Math Playground is an action-packed site for elementary and middle school
students. Play a math game, solve a logic puzzle, and have some fun!
LearnZillion is a learning platform that combines video lessons,
assessments, and progress reporting. Each lesson highlights a Common
Core standard, starting with math in grades 3-9.
Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear
understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and
parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are
designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the
knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college
and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our
communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the
Illustrative Mathematics provides guidance to states, assessment
consortia, testing companies, and curriculum developers by illustrating
the range and types of mathematical work that students experience in a
faithful implementation of the
Common Core State Standards, and by publishing other tools that support
implementation of the standards.
CK-12 provides open-source content and technology tools to help
teachers provide learning opportunities for students globally. Free
access to high-quality, customizable educational content in multiple
modalities allow teachers, students and others to innovate and
experiment with new models of learning.
The Mathematics Assessment Program
(MAP)aims to bring to life the Common Core State Standards (CCSSM) in a
way that will help teachers and their students turn their aspirations
for achieving them into classroom realities.
COMPASS (Curricular Options in Mathematics Programs for All
Secondary Students) is a secondary school implementation project funded in part
by the National Science Foundation.
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
is a consortium of 22 states plus the U.S. Virgin Islands working
together to develop a common set of K-12 assessments in English and math
anchored in what it takes to be ready for college and careers.
Smarter Balanced is a state-led consortium developing assessments
aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English language
arts/literacy and mathematics that are designed to help prepare all
students to graduate high school college- and career-ready.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics supports
teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest
quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional
development, and research.
The Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics is
the statewide organization in Pennsylvania for teachers
of mathematics. Its primary purpose is to promote and support the
teaching of mathematics at all levels within the state of Pennsylvania.
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)
provides reliable and timely data on the mathematics and science
achievement of U.S. 4th- and 8th-grade students compared to that of
students in other countries. Additional TIMSS information is available
TIMSS and PIRLS International Study Center.
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest
nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's
students know and an do in various subject areas. Assessments are
conducted periodically in mathematics, reading, science, writing, the
arts, civics, economics, geography, U.S. history, and beginning in 2014,
in Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL).
The Council of Chief State School Officers
(CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public
officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in
the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense
Education Activity, and five U.S.
extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and
assistance on major educational issues. The Council seeks member
major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and
organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public.
Research for Better Schools (RBS) is a private, nonprofit
educational organization funded primarily through grants and contracts
from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation,
Mid-Atlantic state departments of education, and institutions of higher
education, foundations, and school districts. RBS' mission is to help
schools and other education organizations improve student learning,
teacher content and pedagogical knowledge, and operational
effectiveness. RBS carries out this mission by developing and delivering
high quality, useful, and evidence-based services and products.