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  1. Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge - Science and the National Science Foundation (NSF)
    The annual Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge encourages cutting-edge efforts to visualize scientific data. Co-sponsors Science Magazine and the National Science Foundation (NSF) select winners in each of five categories: photographs, illustrations, ...more>>

  2. Science Cheerleaders
    Professional cheerleaders pursuing science careers who "playfully challenge stereotypes, turn everyone onto science by encouraging participation in citizen science activities, and inspire young women to consider careers in science, technology, engineering ...more>>

  3. Searching For New Mathematics - Ivars Peterson
    Peterson points out that nonmathematicians interested in keeping up with contemporary mathematical research face daunting obstacles: the high level of abstraction, unenlightening notation, and the format of journal papers all conspire to make any foray ...more>>

  4. The Secret Garden of Maths - Micky Bullock
    Blog by a secondary school maths teacher (Forest School, London, UK) that aims to provide "maths to the masses," with a preference for illustrations via GeoGebra. Bullock describes his "paranoia [as] rooted in the average person's contemptible indifference ...more>>

  5. simpsonsmath.com - Sarah J. Greenwald and Andrew Nestler
    The animated sitcom The Simpsons "contains over a hundred instances of mathematics, many designed to expose and poke fun at innumeracy," which make it "an ideal source of fun ways to introduce important concepts to students, and to reduce math anxiety ...more>>

  6. singingbanana.com - James Grime
    YouTube videos, "lazy microblog," and social networking hub of Enigma Project Officer James Grime, who "hopes to explain to kids and general audiences why he love his maths so much, to challenge some of the public's misconceptions, and to explain why ...more>>

  7. Soft Mathematics: The Mathematics of People - Keith Devlin
    Keith Devlin describes the blending of mathematics with other disciplines, an approach that is increasingly being adopted in the study of people and their actions. ...more>>

  8. Spark! Learning Lab - Putnam Museum
    This permanent exhibit at Davenport's science museum features a gravity wall, Bernoulli blower, SMARTboard technologies, and other hands-on exhibits for exploring the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) of electrical circuits, construction ...more>>

  9. Spreading Memes - Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny
    First of a series of interactive columns for MAA Online that use Java applets to simulate a puzzle or mathematical problem, one not stated directly since the applets are intended to be such that the right answer to an as yet unstated problem should be ...more>>

  10. Stand-up Mathematician - Matt Parker
    Parker uses funny presentations and hands-on activities to "make people more excited about maths." Watch videos of his comedy routines, including "Skills for bills," in which he introduces the notion of "standard meal units" for calculating each person's ...more>>

  11. StatLit.Org - Milo Schield
    Hundreds of articles on statistical literacy, quantitative literacy, numeracy, quantitative reasoning and statistical reasoning. See also StatLit's recommendations of introductory books; news on recent and upcoming events; and reviews of grants. ...more>>

  12. Steven Strogatz
    Research, teaching, publications and more by Strogatz, Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University. Best known in the academia for his 1998 Nature paper on "small-world" networks, which he co-authored with his former student ...more>>

  13. Steven Strogatz - The New York Times Company
    Mathematics from an adult perspective -- from the basics of math to the baffling -- by Steven Strogatz, a professor of applied mathematics at Cornell University. This New York Times series is not meant to be remedial, but rather to give readers a better ...more>>

  14. Talk of the Nation, Science Friday - Ira Flatow, National Public Radio
    An edited version of a radio program that aired on September 9, 1994. Science Friday host, Ira Flatow, interviewed guests Keith Devlin, Dean of Science at St. Mary's College, and William Dunham, math professor at Muhlenberg College. ...more>>

  15. These are Times that Try Mathematicians' Souls - David Brooks
    Spurred by the Unabomber arrest, David Brooks, Science Editor, says it's time to stand on our desktops and shout to the world: "Say it out loud, I like math and I'm proud!" Previously published in The Telegraph (Nashua, NH). ...more>>

  16. TI Graphing Educator Guide - Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI)
    The educatorís guide to the benefits of using graphing calculators for classroom assignments and homework, including sections on research and what to say to parents. ...more>>

  17. The Two-Headed Quarter by Joseph Ganem - Chartley Publishing, LLC
    A companion site to The Two-Headed Quarter, written by a physicist scrutinizing day-to-day financial decisions, such as "How far should you drive to buy cheaper gas?" and "Is money saved when you buy on sale?" and "How far should you drive to save money?" ...more>>

  18. Two Points of View - Tom O'Brien
    "Children are not stones or recording devices. They are, first of all, sense-makers." In summarizing his work with practicing teachers on the four basic operations, the author responds to H. H. Wu's article, "What's Sophisticated about Elementary Mathematics?" ...more>>

  19. Vagn Lundsgaard Hansen
    A personal home page with links to: a mathematical story "I am the greatest," solving and proving/explaining the isoperimetric problem for quadrilaterals; Mathematics and the Public - some experiences with the popularization of mathematics; and Mathematics ...more>>

  20. Visual Insight - American Mathematical Society
    A "place to share striking images that help explain advanced topics in mathematics," as edited by John Baez. Twice monthly posts, which date back to August, 2013, have included "Atomic Singular Inner Function," "Catacaustic of a Cardioid {6,3,3}," "Honeycomb ...more>>

  21. Web of Stories
    Watch life stories of "people who have influenced and changed our world," such as Nobel laureates and eminent scientists -- or record your own stories. Video biographies available through the Web of Stories' flagship channel "Lives" include mathematician ...more>>

  22. West Contra Costa Unified School District Mathematics Center - Kennedy High School
    Common Core mathematics resources, presentations, instructional videos, lessons, mathematics applets, parent guides, and other materials developed by the Richmond (California) school district. ...more>>

  23. We Use Math - BYU Mathematics Department
    From actuary to urban planner, read short descriptions of the scores of careers that use math -- or log in to submit your own career entry. Each occupation's write-up includes its salary range, educational background, the specific math courses it requires, ...more>>

  24. What's Going On During Mathematics Awareness Month - Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
    "This year's theme is mathematics and biology. Two important examples of how mathematics is used in biology are: in developing computer models of the human heart, which are helping us to understand how the heart works and, more importantly, how it goes ...more>>

  25. What Should I Look For in a Math Classroom? - Mathematical Sciences Education Board (MSEB)
    A set of practical guidelines, with explanations of their relevance. From the Mathematical Sciences Education Board of the National Research Council. ...more>>

  26. What's Sophisticated about Elementary Mathematics? - Hung-Hsi Wu
    "The characteristics of coherence, precision, and reasoning are not just niceties; they are a prerequisite to making school mathematics learnable." In this American Educator article originally published Fall, 2009, the author goes on to unpack whole number ...more>>

  27. What the Media Look for in a Math Story - Kathleen Holmay
    A summary of comments by Shirish Date, Reporter, Orlando Sentinel; Samantha Eaddy, Public Information Officer, U. of Central Florida; and Keith Devlin, Saint Mary's College, Moraga, CA. A discussion organized by Richard H. Herman and Kathleen Holmay of ...more>>

  28. Who Wants to Be a Mathematician - American Mathematical Society
    In the game show "Who Wants to Be a Mathematician," high school students compete for cash and prizes by answering multiple choice mathematics questions. Read about past performances of the game; view videos of games played in Danvers, MA, at Danvers High ...more>>

  29. Why Do Math? - The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
    A showcase for exciting mathematical and computational science topics at an introductory collegiate level. Short popular science articles that illustrate the innovative uses of math in yachting, cochlear implants, neuroscience, space travel, tomography, ...more>>

  30. Why Isn't There a Nobel Prize in Mathematics? - Peter Ross
    Ross writes that Garding and Hormander state, "The true answer to the question (of the title) is that, for natural reasons, the thought of a prize in mathematics never entered Nobel's mind." Nobel's final will of 1895 bequeathed $9,000,000 for a foundation ...more>>

  31. Why Study Math? How to Study Math - Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
    Why do we need to learn math? When are we ever going to use it in real life? Math study tips. ...more>>

  32. Why Teach Mathematics? - Harold Brochmann
    A series of articles addressing the questions Why do we have to learn this stuff? Why do we teach mathematics? Is the mathematics we teach relevant? Why is teaching mathematics so difficult? ...more>>

  33. The Wonders of Mathematics - Galileo Educational Network Association
    Scores of different puzzles tailored for use in school math fairs. See also photo displays of recent math fairs. ...more>>

  34. World Mathematical Year 2000
    On May, 6th, 1992, in Rio de Janeiro, the International Mathematical Union declared that the Year 2000 will be the World mathematical Year. The Declaration of Rio sets three aims: the great challenges of 21st Century; mathematics, a key for development; ...more>>

  35. World Year of Physics 2005
    The World Year of Physics 2005 is a United Nations endorsed, international celebration of physics. Events throughout the year highlighted the vitality of physics and its importance in the coming millennium, and commemorated the pioneering contributions ...more>>

  36. Yummy Math - Brian Marks and Leslie Lewis
    Topical math activities that relate to happenings in our world. PDFs, Microsoft Word documents, and Excel spreadsheets have offered prompts and tables on topics ranging from the oil spill in the gulf to the Academy Awards; from the Super Bowl to the Chilean ...more>>


 
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