November 9, 2007
Volume 12 No. 45
 

In This Issue

Eric Weisstein's World of Scientific Biography

MASSIVE

Brain Boosters

 

Free Online
Opportunities

For teachers of students in grades 3-5:
Tools for Building Math Concepts

For teachers of students in grades 5-9:
Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning

For all students:
tPoWs

For students in grades 9-10:
the MathMentor

 

Eric Weisstein's World of Scientific Biography

http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/

The World of Biography briefly outlines the discoveries and advances of over 250 mathematicians, and includes links to publications with more historical details about the individuals. Each notecard-like bio puts a face to the entries in MathWorld, Weisstein's encyclopedic resource of mathematical terms.

Browse biographies of over a thousand scientists by nationality, gender, family (such as the Bernoullis, Bohrs, and Curies), and more.


MASSIVE

http://www.science-groove.org/MASSIVE/

The Math and Science Song Information, Viewable Everywhere (MASSIVE) database contains information on over 2500 science and math songs. Some of the songs are suitable for 2nd graders while others might only appeal to tenured professors.

MASSIVE is maintained by Greg Crowther, University of Washington, Science Groove, and the Science Songwriters' Association. MASSIVE is part of the National Science Foundation's National Science Digital Library (NSDL).


Brain Boosters

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/brainboosters/

Discovery Education's archive of challenging Brain Boosters are organized under:

  • Categorization
  • Lateral Thinking
  • Logic
  • Number and Math Play
  • Reasoning
  • Spatial Awareness
  • Word and Letter Play

 

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