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  1. Centre for the Popularisation of Mathematics - Ronnie Brown, School of Mathematics, University of Wales, Bangor
    The Centre's goal is to present Mathematics to as wide as possible an audience, and to give an impression for mathematics of its objects of study, methodology, successes and applications, enjoyment, and the wider context. Includes the WWW version of the travelling exhibition: Mathematics and Knots, using the theme of knots to show some of the basic methods of mathematics, with master classes and a bibliography. Also an exploration of John Robinson's Symbolic Sculpture and its mathematics, with Ronald Brown. more>>

  2. Key Questions - Key Issues in Mathematics at the Math Forum
    Links to Web resources addressing questions such as: Why should the public support mathematics? Why is a research mathematics program necessary for graduate science programs? Why are we well-suited to teach mathematics to scientists and engineers? Why should people major in mathematics? What is a math degree good for? Why should students take mathematics courses? How can we answer when young students ask, "What good is math?" more>>

  3. Math Awareness Month (MAM) - Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM)
    Mathematics Awareness Month - formerly Math Awareness Week (MAW) - is held each April to increase public understanding of and appreciation for mathematics. Since 1991, yearly themes and activities at the local, state, and regional levels have included mathematics and the environment, manufacturing, medicine, symmetry, decision making, the Internet, imaging, biology, oceans, "math spans all dimensions," and the human genome. Online essays, print posters, and web resources elaborate on the annual theme. Coordination for Mathematics Awareness Month is provided by the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics, which includes the American Mathematical Society (AMS), the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). more>>

  4. math - Futurity
    Math news aggregated from across a consortium of research universities. See also Futurity's section for science and technology articles. Futurity's consortium of research universities in United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom is led by the University of Rochester, Duke University, and Stanford University. more>>

  5. Math in Daily Life - Annenberg Media
    Students often question how they will use basic mathematical concepts, algebra, and geometry throughout their lives - but the average person uses math at least three times a day. Read how math affects daily decision-making in this series of short articles on: Playing to Win (probability, casinos, and the lottery; Savings and Credit (interest - simple and compounding - and managing a credit card); Population Growth (exponential growth and effective data display in charts and graphs); Home Decorating (figuring area, with a page on Pi); Cooking by Numbers (ratio and proportion, with information on the metric system); math as The Universal Language; and links to related math resources on the Web. Inspired by For All Practical Purposes: Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics, a video series in the Annenberg/CPB Multimedia Collection. more>>

  6. Maths Busking
    Maths Busking aims "to show the public the surprising and fascinating side of mathematics through the medium of street performance," stage performance, entertainment at educational/scientific events, performer training sessions, teacher development and workshops for young people. Learn more about upcoming events in the UK and Poland, which include mind reading, Zeeman's ropes, cubic root whiz, divine remainder, emergency pentagon, knot a handkerchief, handshakes, waistcoat and handcuffs, twenty quid game, and magic square. more>>

  7. Maths Week Ireland - CALMAST, Waterford Institute of Technology
    Held annually in mid-October since 2006, this "all-Ireland celebration of Maths ... promotes, awareness, appreciation and understanding of maths through a huge variety of events and activities." See, in particular, the "Activities" button for puzzles, link listings, and other resources; the "Schools" tab links to several freely downloadable posters in the Irish language, as well as "A Helping of Pi," "Discovering Nature's Secrets," and the series "Maths Is All Around Us!" The gallery displays photos from Maths Weeks fun Dublin, Belfast, and Derry. more>>


 
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  1. The Addventures of Plusman - Michael Cherry
    Math puns, wordplay and illustrated concepts, all in a comic book format. The first of the Plusman series introduces Adam Tegetter, Aidee DeGrangle, Hex A. Hedron, the evil Dr. Nein and the origin of Plusman and the Permutation; the second tells of the ...more>>

  2. Adult Numeracy
    A collection of resources on adult numeracy, from a group devoted to statistical literacy. Key websites, conferences, publications, organizations, and surveys. ...more>>

  3. The Amazing Mandelbrot Set - Bill Boll
    This site hosts a gallery of Mandelbrot Set images and a primer on how the Mandelbrot Set is generated. Posters and a DVD of animations are available. ...more>>

  4. American Council on Education (ACE)
    A forum for the discussion of major issues related to higher education and its potential to contribute to the quality of American life. ACE maintains a domestic and an international agenda and seeks to advance the interests and goals of higher and adult ...more>>

  5. amtnys - Math Forum
    The general discussion group of the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State. Use this service to discuss items of interest to math educators everywhere. Read and search archived messages; and register to post to the discussions. ...more>>

  6. AngryMath - Daniel R. Collins
    Blog by an adjunct math lecturer at Kingsborough Community College who believes that "Math is a battle. It is a battle that feels like it must be fought ...," and for whom "math isn't beautiful or fun, but it is powerful, and that's what we need from ...more>>

  7. Basic Skills Resources - National Institute for Literacy
    The Basic Skills Resource Collection focuses on reading, writing, mathematics and numeracy resources that can improve instruction in basic skills. Each resource listing features an abstract and a review by an expert in the field. Resources in this Collection ...more>>

  8. Be a Math Teacher - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
    The NCTM's answers to "Why Be a Math Teacher?" and other frequently asked questions from prospective math teachers. "How to Become a Math Teacher" explains what it takes to complete a teacher education program and gain a state license. "Why Certified ...more>>

  9. A Bibliography of Mathematics Education - Paul Ernest, University of Exeter, U.K.
    A 1994 electronic bibliography prepared for students at the University of Exeter, U.K. Contents: Society, Diversity And Mathematics Education; The Learning Of Mathematical Topics; The Psychology Of Learning Mathematics; Teaching Approaches And Resources ...more>>

  10. bit-player - Brian Hayes
    In Hayes' weblog, the author of the American Scientist Computing Science column elaborates on those articles, posts errata, records notes from conferences in progress, and explores other topics. The blog dates back to January, 2006, and includes articles ...more>>

  11. Blog of Science - Pierre Far
    A blog started in December, 2005, by a bacterial geneticist to "write about the latest scientific discoveries, explaining them in terms everyone can understand." Far favors topics that "affect people," so blogsci.com tends to feature health and medicine ...more>>

  12. Blog on math blogs - American Mathematical Society
    A blog by "two mathematicians touring the mathematical blogosphere." Posts, which date back to April, 2013, have included "Binary Bonsai and Other Mathematical 'Plants,'" "Building the World Digital Mathematical Library," "On Pregnancy and Probability," ...more>>

  13. California Online Mathematics Education Times (COMET) - Carol Fry Bohlin
    A weekly news journal designed for mathematics educators and educational leaders, COMET features information on current educational issues, web resources, professional events and opportunities, and news articles from California and across the nation. ...more>>

  14. Carl Bialik
    Author of "The Numbers Guy," a weekly column on "how numbers are used and misused in the news, business and politics," for the Wall Street Journal Online. Read past columns, such as "Putting a Number on Happiness," "Lightning Stats Are Partly Cloudy," ...more>>

  15. CHANCE - J. Laurie Snell, Mathematics Dept., Dartmouth College
    Materials designed to help teach a "Chance" course or a more standard introductory probability or statistics course. A Chance course is a case study quantitative literacy course designed to make students more informed and critical readers of current news ...more>>

  16. Colm Mulcahy
    Blog by a recipient of the Mathematical Association of America's Allendoerfer Award for excellence in expository writing. Posts, which date back to October, 2012, have included "Weak Math? Try Math Week!" and "Oranges and Apples Comparisons: The Roots ...more>>

  17. Colors of Math - Ekaterina Eremenko Films
    Credits, still images, and trailer of a documentary film that features six mathematicians discussing math "in the context of the five senses" of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. The Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences New York University ...more>>

  18. Comments on Mathematics and Education - E. Lee Lady, University of Hawaii
    Notes on the teaching and learning of math. What Is Mathematics? What Makes Mathematics So Hard? My Attitude Towards Teaching. Universities and Learning. Also e-mail comments from readers, on: Teaching Maths in the public schools; Giving Students Power ...more>>

  19. Coping With Math Anxiety - B. Sidney Smith, Wendy Hageman Smith; Math Academy Online/Platonic Realms
    A "mini-text" concerning the potentially disabling fear of math. This site defines math anxiety, discusses its social and educational roots, addresses some widespread myths about math and learning math, and deals with possible strategies for overcoming ...more>>

  20. Count On - Department for Education and Employment, UK
    Activities and resources -- some simple and some fancy -- for parents, teachers, and students. Resources offers, among other things, guides: to mathematical misconceptions; for parents helping with homework; for promoters of math fairs; and for providers ...more>>

  21. Creative Problem Solving - Rob Eastaway
    Eastaway's "portfolio" of interests includes short descriptions of his school talks, newspaper articles, and books he has authored or co-authored, such as Maths for Mums and Dads, The Hidden Mathematics of Sport, How to Remember Almost Everything, Ever, ...more>>

  22. CS Bits & Bytes - The National Science Foundation
    CS Bits & Bytes highlights innovative computer science research, often at the intersection with other disciplines, and includes profiles of the individuals in the field, links for further exploration, and interactive activities. Past issues of the ...more>>

  23. Czech Statistical Office (Cesky statisticky úrad) - Czech Republic
    Collects and distributes statistical data for the Czech Republic. Includes various statistics and maps on regional variation, release dates and ordering information for various publications, introduction to the department, and a FAQ about the value of ...more>>

  24. danicamckellar.com - Danica McKellar
    From the author of the books for middle school girls, Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail, Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who's Boss, and Girls Get Curves. Read about McKellar's voice-over ...more>>

  25. Digit's Website - Alex Vrenios
    Downloadable short stories introduce mathematical concepts to early college students in a way intended to generate their interest. ...more>>

  26. Discoveries & Breakthroughs Inside Mathematics - American Mathematical Society (AMS)
    Read articles and watch video news segments about the latest discoveries and applications of mathematics: "Do the Math Dance," "Mathematician Calms the Skies with Turbulence Detection Algorithm," "Become a Smarter Shopper," "The Science Behind Movie Magic," ...more>>

  27. DO MATH...and you can do anything! - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
    Features grade level-specific mathematical activities that children can do with their families and on their own, as well as links to other sites where children can explore the connections between math and some possible career paths. Also includes a family ...more>>

  28. Do software engineers need mathematics? - Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
    Software engineers don't use their college mathematics, but they make use of their college mathematics education every day. Brains are perhaps the world's best examples of an adaptive system. When we subject the human brain to an extended educational ...more>>

  29. Do the Math - Slate
    A topical series about math in culture, politics, psychology, and other popular themes, many written by math professor Jordan Ellenberg. Articles, which date back to June, 2001, have included "Barry Bonds and the Placebo Effect," "Algebra for Adulterers," ...more>>

  30. Dr Len Fisher: Opening the Door to Science - Len Fisher
    Fisher concentrates on the science of the everyday and making science accessible. His latest book is Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Real Life. The site contains excerpts from his books as well as descriptions of his talks, articles about his work, ...more>>

  31. Early Career Profiles: Recent bachelors-level graduates in the mathematical sciences - American Mathematical Society
    A collection of profiles of alumni from a variety US colleges and universities who majored in mathematics. Each profile includes statements of what the alumnus or alumna now does, the math each uses on the job, the recent graduate's educational background, ...more>>

  32. Education Index - Frank Quinn, Department of Mathematics, Virginia Tech
    Download Quinn's articles: "Contemporary Proofs for Mathematics Education," "A Science-of-Learning approach to Mathematics Education," "A Revolution in Mathematics? What really happened a century ago, and why it matters today," and "What should students ...more>>

  33. Edward Burger
    Journal publications, Thinkwell textbooks, and other professional activities of the Francis Christopher Oakley Third Century Professor of Mathematics, formerly Baylor University's Robert Foster Cherry Professor for Great Teaching. Burger, who co-authored ...more>>

  34. Edward Frenkel's Home Page - Edward Frenkel
    Papers and other professional activities by the author of Love and Math, Langlands Correspondence for Loop Groups, and Vertex Algebras and Algebraic Curves. See, in particular, this Berkeley math professor's calculus lectures on YouTube. Frenkel, whose ...more>>

  35. Eric Buffington
    YouTube lessons and other educational math videos by a Pennsylvania cyberschool teacher. See, in particular, Buffington's channels on "Math That Makes you Think," "Math in Real life," and episode 1 and episode 2 of "What Kids Say About Math." ...more>>

  36. Eugenia Cheng
    Research as well as "things for non-specialists" by a mathematician "keen to bring mathematics to a wider audience and help reduce maths phobia." Articles by the author of Higher-Dimensional Categories: An Illustrated Guide Book and Cakes, Custard and ...more>>

  37. Everything Is Mathematical - RBA Contenidos Editoriales y Audiovisuales S.A.
    Based on the series of books, published weekly in association with The Times and presented by Marcus du Sautoy, which aims to demonstrate clearly how mathematics shapes the world around us. Blog posts, which date back to September, 2012, have included ...more>>

  38. Expectations of Mathematics Education - EXTEND - Perspectives on Mathematics Education
    Links to articles about society's conflicting expectations for the goals (ends) and pedagogy (means) of school mathematics. Concerns about the relation of skills to understanding, about connections with other disciplines, and about preparation for employment. ...more>>

  39. FamilyEducation Network
    Articles, discussion groups, professional advice, suggestions, and other resources for children of preschool and younger, elementary school, middle school, and high school and beyond. Resources topics include activities, health and safety, homework help, ...more>>

  40. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
    The Federal Reserve Bank has nine billion dollars in its vaults, and on an average day it destroys $20 million in unfit currency. At the Money in Motion exhibit you can explore the theoretical and mathematical realms of interest rates, inflation, and ...more>>

  41. Fermilab Education Office
    Online explorations for students and teachers, plus information about field trips to Fermilab, student collaborations with Fermilab, student and teacher workshops, and links to other math and science education resources. ...more>>

  42. The Five Percent Solution - Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
    "Mathematical disciplines such as statistics, optimization theory, probability theory, queuing theory, control theory, game theory, and operations research are all used routinely in making difficult choices in public policy, health, business, manufacturing, ...more>>

  43. FiveThirtyEight - Nate Silver, Editor in Chief
    Quantitative features, interactives, and "datalabs" on politics, economics, sports, and other topics by Silver, Carl Bialik, and others. Science posts have included "How Statisticians Could Help Find That Missing Plane," "Toilet Seat Covers: To Use or ...more>>

  44. GalaxyGoo
    An interdisciplinary, volunteer thinktank dedicated to exploring expressions of science and math with online technologies, for public benefit. Read interviews of scientists; explore math such as the sine curve with Flash, participate in forums and blogs, ...more>>

  45. Government Affairs and Education (AMS) - American Mathematical Society
    Government Affairs: news from Washington on science funding; calls for action; policy statements; recent statements by the mathematical community; federal budget information; how to contact Congress; science policy events; and a link to the AMS Committee ...more>>

  46. Gregory Buck - The New Yorker
    "Like everyone else I know, when I go to the beach I think mathematics....I have had people ask me what it is like to do research in mathematics, and perhaps the answer is that it is like a snowstorm...." Seasonal posts by the Saint Anselm College professor ...more>>

  47. Hard Problems - George Paul Csicsery, and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
    Hard Problems is a feature documentary about the students who represented the United States at the 2006 International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). The film shows the dedication and perseverance of the six American high school students, the rigorous preparation ...more>>

  48. Homepage Michel Delord - Michel Delord
    Une site opposé "à la spirale qui prétend faciliter la compréhension en allégeant les savoirs fondamentaux.... [et] à la justification de cette spirale qui sépare l'intelligence conceptuelle de ses manifestations ...more>>

  49. Horizon Research, Inc.
    A private research firm located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, that specializes in work related to science and mathematics education. Recent project include Looking Inside the Classroom, A Study of K-12 Mathematics and Science Education in the United ...more>>

  50. Humanistic Mathematics - Mathematics Education at The Math Forum
    The idea that teaching, learning, and creating mathematics issues from the same psyche as literature, aesthetics, and music has attracted, since 1986, a worldwide network of people who share this belief. The existence of the Humanistic Mathematics Network ...more>>


 
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