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The Math Page
- Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus lessons. From Lawrence Spector from the Borough of Manhattan Community College, The City University of New York.
21st Century Problem Solving
- Sound problem solving concepts and examples that apply to grade school through graduate school and beyond.
A Different Place
- Gateway to standards-based mathematics education. Internet resources to improve teaching learning of school mathematics based on the NCTM Priniples and Standards for School Mathematics.
- A blog discussing matters relating to mathematics education, mainly at the tertiary level, with discussions on software, and sometimes from an Australian perspective.
An Invitation To Mathematics
- A free tutorial that explains difficult algebra, trigonometry and calculus concepts to beginning middle/high school students in a simplified way that they can understand and use.
Answering Mathematics Helper
- Exercise tool to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, trigonometry and fuzzy logic problems.
- Descriptions of a variety of topics from arithmetic to calculus using examples and historical connotations. Includes graphs and diagrams.
- Offers assistance in algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus. Contains real-world examples, detailed example problems, and interactive features. Internet Explorer 5.0+ on a Windows PC is required.
- Online mathematical high school. Includes sections of curriculum of elementary mathematics and practice tests.
Canadian Mathematical Society - Math Projects for Science Fairs
- Offers ideas for contestants for various topics such as numbers, time scheduling, games, geometry, and combinatorics.
- A network of teachers, educators and students interested in supporting and developing children's early graphic interpretations of mathematical concepts.
- A method of doing basic arithmetic using the fingers that is attributed to the Korean tradition.
Common Errors in Undergraduate Mathematics
- Describes the errors seen most frequently in undergraduate mathematics, the most likely causes and remedies. Avoid these in order to improve class performance.
Computer Based Math
- Project to rebuild mathematics education with computer-based computation.
- An amusement park of mathematics. Puzzles and number problems, fractals, geometry, calculus, algebra, online games, online calculators, and links.
Cornell University: Historical Math Monographs
- Digital images of many famous and important math texts Indexed by author and title.
- Features games, puzzles and competitions for all ages. Details of events, an online maths museum, newspaper and magazines. Resources for parents and teachers.
Create a Test
- Generates GCSE and IGCSE maths papers on request, for using in secondary schools.
- Tricks and rules for quickly calculating certain types of problems. Also has some entertaining trivia and facts that are nice to slip into casual conversation.
Cut the Knot: Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles
- Features instructional games and puzzles based on a variety of math topics. Includes more serious articles about the language of math and related links.
Cynthia Lanius: Fractals
- Features class exercises and lessons or making fractals. Includes explanation of this unique image and types of formulas that are used to create it.
- A personal account of the mathematical learning disability.
- Explains what this math learning difficulty is, signs of a child having this disease, and basic screening topics.
- Learning disability that inverts numeral digits, making it difficult to do basic math functions. Teaching and learning tips for memorizing formulas; working on exercises and taking tests; articles on learning disorders; links to related resources.
GCSE Maths Revision
- Features brief reviews of basic math concepts, from numbers and fractions to probability and statistics. Also, includes formula page and help forum.
Gelatinous Vector Components
- Meant for Grade 7-9 (age 12-14), younger and older. This experiment demonstrates the x and y components of a vector force.
- Common mathematical and logical errors.
Interactive Math Server
- Interactive exercises, online calculators and plotters, mathematical recreations. Available in French and English.
- MathMol (Mathematics and Molecules) is designed to serve as an introductory starting point for K-12 students and teachers interested in the field of molecular modeling and its application to mathematics.
Keith Devlin - The Math Guy
- The professor is a regular visitor to NPR's Weekend Edition, where he discusses math topics, both popular and theoretical. Includes links to NPR segments for this show since 1995.
MCA's Free Online Math Lessons
- Features selected learning modules for arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics and probability. Includes some resource links.
- Tutorial covers trigonometry, vectors, lines,complex numbers, cubic equations sequences and limits, continuity derivatives, minimum and maximum values, exponential and logarithmic functions, hyperbolic functions, finding roots of equations, integration, polar coordinates and integration.
- Free mathematics support materials for UK university professionals and students.
Math Forum Quick Reference
- Resources for teaching all levels of K-12 math.
- Tips and techniques for sixth grade math through high school, and offers one-on-one help for math students using a variety of methods.
- K-12 telecommunications project motivates students to use computer technology while increasing problem-solving strategies and communications skills. Posts challenges in four categories (k-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12) to trigger each registered team to pair up with another team and engage in a problem-solving dialog.
- Provides regular newsletters, survey data, a discussion group and conference details, as well as resource lists.
Math and Other Resources for New Chicago Teachers
- Links to resources on math and teaching math in Chicago public schools.
Math as Language
- A brief discussion of math lingo and how it is different from regular communications. Includes additional resource links.
Math in Daily Life
- Virtual exhibit looks at the ways people use math every day, from cooking to planning for retirement. Offers teachers labs and workshops.
- Homework help, tutoring, and formulas.
- For teachers and parents to download practice worksheets and tests to improve children's achievement. Competitions, children's pages and children's contributions.
- Participating students from all over the world work on open-ended word problems called MathWorld Interactive Challenges. During the cycle, students discuss, share ideas, meet each other, and ask questions on the he MathWorld Interactive Message Boards.
Mathematical Mental Representations
- Defense mechanisms against mathematics; recording interviews with pupils and teachers; motivation: anxiety; professor's tools.
- Critiques and concerns regarding various reform efforts, fads and trends in math instruction, described as "fuzzy math" or "New-New Math." Includes news from the "math wars" and resources for assessing different curricula.
Mathematics Learning and Assessment
- Sharing Innovative Practices. A report on innovations at various UK universities.
- Trigonometry identities and calculus rules for integration and differentiation.
- A mathematics-related, one-stop website for interactive lessons, puzzles, educational issues, terminology, help, projects and lessons.
- Offers math tutoring for kids from preschool to high school. Locations across the United States and in 15 countries around the world.
Maths Help for Students
- Dedicated to helping A level students understand various aspects of the mathematics course.
- An educational project of Los Alamos National Laboratory.
- Products designed for a mathematics curriculum by an educator and mathematician. Includes online activities for kids.
- Books, games, hints, tricks.
- Online resource for learners and teachers, featuring groups of themed problems, children's solutions and support for teachers.
- Mathematics online learning resource for students of secondary schools, high schools, colleges and universities.
- To create and then develop an environment for learning mathematics. Articles, software tools and links.
- Interactive site allows students to solve a real world problem using science and mathematics. Learn about vectors by using real-time weather maps and by tracking real planes flying in the U.S. skies.
- Web page for the newsgroup k12.ed.math. Contains the charter, FAQ and other information about the newsgroup.
- Those interested and involved in adult mathematical literacy may find helpful input at the numeracy discussion list.
Online Math Applications
- Free stock market game to learn how the market works. Using real time data from Wall street.
- Refresher programme at Loughborough University.
Primary Arithmetic, or Math
- Four booklets that one can easily copy: one of math games for ages 4-8, two about teaching early math, and one that is more general. Some worksheets, number charts.
Problem of the Week
- Creative and challenging math problems appropriate for high school students, updated often (usually weekly). Questions are archived.
- Contains modules for probability and statistics, discreet math, linear systems and advanced calculus. Developed by the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
- Using tools of yesterday, and tools specially created for this site, Ptolemy Ptools will give you geometry projects to do with your 3D computer games as well as projects to take outside and explore the world.
QELP Web Site
- Quantitative Environmental Learning Project (QELP) at Seattle Central Community College. Resources to integrate math and environmental science in college classrooms.
Reaching the Second Tier: Learning and Teaching Styles in College Education
- Discusses the study conducted by Sheila Tobias about two groups of science students that are separated by personal math class experience. Also, explains ways to discover a student's strong point as far as assimilating and processing knowledge.
- Contains tutorials covering algebra, geometry, calculus, differential equations, matrices, and complex variables. Reviews the most important results, techniques and formulas. Presented in worksheet format and require active participation. Includes practice quizzes and forum board.
- Proposes a democritization of the learning of calculus through a combination of technology and curriculum reform. Main focus is to make basic concepts accessible to a variety of students by using a more intuitive approach. Includes information about current school projects. Also, lists online publications (in PDF format).
Slates, Sliderules and Software - Teaching Math in America
- Covers the use of chalk boards, geometrical models, rulers, and, calculators and computers to assist the teaching of mathematical concepts. Explains the overseas influence in education and America's additional contribution to the use of these tools. Article is from the Smithsonian Institute.
Solid Gold Gnarly Math
- Aims at getting kids age 10-14 interested in mathematics. Reviews math books, Internet links, and software products. Offers a free newsletter and sample downloads. For parents, teachers, homeschoolers, and other adults, too.
Study Skills Online
- An electronic guide to some of the best ways to study by Martin Greenhow, Brunel University.
Super Maths World
- Interactive maths games.
Teachers' Lab - Patterns in Mathematics
- Teachers explore how patterns occur in numbers and in words in this interactive lab.
- A collection of case studies illustrating some innovative practices currently taking place in Higher Education Mathematics Departments across the United Kingdom. Ken Houston (Staff and Educational Development Association).
The Living Mathematics Project
- Working to apply recent advances in computer programming languages and the technology of the World Wide Web to construct a new medium for the communication of Mathematics. Includes links to several visualization sites. [Java.]
The Mathematics of Cartography
- Learning math through maps.
The Online Math Tests Home Page
- Contains interactive tests in algebra, geometry and trigonometry for students preparing to go to college.
The Online Test Page
- Interactive mathematics and verbal online tests.
The STIMULUS Project
- STIMULUS - peer assisted learning (PAL) through visits to schools. University students visit schools to share with school students their enthusiasm for science, engineering, computers, mathematics or medical sciences and, guided by experienced teachers, to assist the pupils in their school work.
The Student Support Centre (UK) Ltd
- Home based learning materials to supplement classroom work using Maths and English videos for ages 5-18. With over 40,000 students the results speak for themselves.
The Wonders of Vedic Mathematics
- An alternative way of learning mathematics based on Sanskrit religious texts.
- Free maths teaching and learning resources designed for both students and teachers in upper primary and lower secondary schools. Includes the "Starter of the Day".
Truth About Math Standards and Math Reform
- Essays opposed to NCTM Standards-based math reform, with a number of essays by Bill Quirk.
Vectors by the University of Guelph
- Explanations notations, arithmetic operations, rules and the relationship to Cartesian graphs.
- Visual Mathematics is a forum for the dialogue between artists and scientists.
- Interactive mathematics with Java applets and videos, written by a teacher, for the teaching and independent learning of secondary-level mathematics.
- Glossary of mathematical mistakes; quotes; puzzles and problems; links.
- Interactive exercises to learn basic maths including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Set up by parents of home schooled children.
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