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Subject:

FW: Self Testing in Maths.

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Jim Abrams <[log in to unmask]>

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Middle Level Mathematics Network <[log in to unmask]>

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Sat, 2 Nov 2002 17:26:17 -0500

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Doesn't this look interesting??

Jim Abrams

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From: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Sat, 02 Nov 2002 14:51:18 -0500
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Self Testing in Maths.

*************************
What is below was received from Bob Kansky  ...  we thank him.
*************************
The recent email from Patsy Wang-Iverson regarded the NCESKIDS website:

http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/eyk/

That site has 20 middle school mathematics items and 20 middle school
science items for students to use in self-testing their knowledge and
comparing it with international peers.

There is a similar (but more extensive website) that was started two
years ago by the Council on Competitiveness.  Now covering both
mathematics and science at both the middle and high school levels,
that site is up and running at:

http://www.getsmarter.org

The Council created a website to use TIMSS-like items to challenge
those who needed to refine their skills in mathematics and science.
The Council itself, based in Washington, D.C., was founded in 1986 by
John Young, then-president of Hewlett Packard. It is a nonprofit
association of leaders from business, universities and labor that
works to set a national action agenda for U.S. leadership in the
global marketplace, technological innovation and education.

The Getsmarter website offers free self-assessment and career and
education tools for elementary, middle school and high school
students.  Its features are:

- The REAL Challenge - a test similar to that administered to
students in over 40 countries for the Third International Mathematics
and Science Study. Visitors receive the results of their test-and how
they rate compared to students around the world-instantly and
confidentially.

- Educational Games - tutorials that help to improve math and science
skills of all site visitors. Math Safari takes the elementary level
user on a geometric adventure while the middle school Mastery Science
Theater asks: what is the Wizard of Osmosis?

- MSTV - short for Math and Science Television, is the high school
section of the site that offers real world examples of math and
science in action. Many different modules allow students to continue
to dig deeper to find as little or as much information as they desire.

- Students' Page - links to many other grade appropriate, informative
math and science websites.

Although it was designed for use by secondary school students, the
Getsmarter site may also have uses with teachers.
********************************************
--
Jerry P. Becker
Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL  62901-4610
Phone:  (618) 453-4241  [O]
             (618) 457-8903  [H]
Fax:      (618) 453-4244
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