Relating to the Web-based Mathematics Education (WME) framework.
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Topic Module (TM)
A basic building block of WME sties, it consists of an module
index page leading to a set of Active Lessons (AL).
A TM is at a certain grade level and used by a certain school.
To make TMs and ALs easily relocatable and interoperable
is a prime goal of WME.
Active Lesson (AL)
A single web page (together with all associated style sheets, PHP code,
to teach/learn a particular concept or technique in a specific
topic area such as "fraction" or "algebra".
An AL belongs in some TM. A TM may have a good number of ALs
to teach a topic at a certain grade level.
Lesson Page (LP)
An AL consists of a sequence of sections called Lesson Pages to
supply educational content (including text, graphics, and customization
parameters) such that, as a whole, they provide lesson content for an AL.
The AL provides client-side navigation support to switch among LPs by
Developers can drop an LP into any AL for it to work.
Model WME Site
The exact structure and organization is under active design.
The model site will demonstrate a standard way to organize a
WME site for any school. The model
site architecture calls for a suggested organization of the site;
with directories representing grade levels which contains
TM sub-dirs which contains AL sub-dirs.
Distributed Mathematics Assessment Database (DMAD)
A database distributed at WME server sites that collects assessment
questions contributed by teachers to be shared by others.
Teachers can import (edit) questions retrieved from DMAD to be used
for student assessment purposes and can contribute original assessment
questions back into DMAD.
Mathematics Education Markup Language (MeML)
An XML application the defines element for organizing AL content
and accessing WME services (remote and local).
WME service access follow the MESP protocol.
A program that delivers, by MESP, specific mathematics
education functionalities or user interactions to any AL.
and executed by the Web browser.
A remote WME service can be invoked through a URL from anywhere on
Mathematics Education Service Protocol (MESP)
A protocol followed by WME services to receive requests and
The name of an experimental MeML plugin being developed at ICM/Kent.
Woodpecker is a client-side MeML processor that can, among other
things, transform MeML to a displayable page for the browser
and can control/manage interactions between the displayed
page and WME services.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Internet Accessible Mathematical Computation (IAMC)