Links and Information about Improving Math Instruction

I believe that students learn and retain math knowledge when teaching focuses on the conceptual understanding of a topic rather than the memorization of algorithms and rote practice. Below are some helpful resources that I have come across.

Presentations:

Math Class Needs a Makeover

Blogs:

dy/dan
Without Geometry, Life is Pointless
Action-Reaction
f(t)
MeTA musings
Think Thank Thunk


Sites:

The Math Forum Teacher Exchange - top-notch lesson plans, catagorized by grade level
Virtual Manipulatives
NEIU 19 Math Networking Wiki