Five College America Reads/Counts Program

America Counts

America Counts is a new initiative from the Federal Government to improve the math skills of children. It works the same as America Reads, with schools, after-school programs, libraries, etc., taking part as tutoring sites, though America Counts is for children preschool through the 9th grade. America Reads is for children preschool through the 6th grade.

If you are interested in tutoring math and/or reading, look for a tutoring position on the jobs page and see if the site is in need of math tutors. As a tutor for America Counts, you will be required to attend the same trainings as America Reads Tutors: an Overview Training Session, the Extended Training Workshop and one of the Special Topic Sessions. Other training and support will be provided by the site that has hired you as a math tutor. You also may tutor both reading and math if you choose.

Please visit the Federal Government's Department of Education web site for more information on America Counts.

Also check out these sites:

www.nctm.org
This is the website of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, a leading professional organization for and by teachers of math in the U.S. An important tenet of the NCTM is that "Every child can learn math."

www.nwrel.org 
This is the website of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, called NWREL for short. There are many math resources there, as well as links to the other "education labs" in other parts of the country.

www.learner.org 
This is the Annenberg website, and it is designed for use by teachers and programs like national service programs. There is a list of "freebies" you can download that includes math activities for students.

Other sites that have free materials for you to download are:

http://math.rice.edu/~lanius
http://www.numeracyhour.com 
http://www.schoolexpress.com 
http://www.mathgen.com