 The perplexing mathematics of presidential elections  Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
It's not the idea of one person one vote that's the problem, it's that math that is used to turn those votes into a final decision. Ideally, that math should reflect the wishes of the electorate. But does it? The answer usually comes as a surprise to
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 Petits Textes sur l'éducation  Laurent Lafforgue
Essais écrit par le laureat de la medaille Fields 2002, incluent "De l'école et de ce qui fonde la valeur de la culture et du savoir" et "De la culture générale des futurs instituteurs et professeurs" et "Les mathématiques
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 Pitfalls of Data Analysis  Clay Helberg
Subtitled "... or How to Avoid Lies and Damned Lies," this paper discusses what people "often overlook in their data analysis, and ways people sometimes 'bend the rules' of statistics to support their viewpoint." Tips to ensure the clarity and accuracy
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 Plus Magazine  Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
Plus (formerly PASSMaths) is a triannual online magazine for older pupils and the general public. It publishes articles explaining the diverse applications of mathematics used in solving problems in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, and economics.
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 Portion Distortion  National Institutes of Health (NIH)
How do the portions served in today's fast food restaurants compare to those available 20 years ago? Take the "Portion Distortion" quizzes to learn exactly how much portions have "super sized," as well as the amount of physical activity required to burn
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 Prizes and Perils of Popularizing  Keith Devlin
A series of vignettes abouut some of the leading popularizers of mathematics. Sections include: Casti's Tale; Devlin's Tale; Stewart's Tale; Paulos's Tale; Dunham's Tale; and Why Do We Do It? Previously published in Focus.
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 Professora Karolina Barone Ribeiro da Silva  Karolina Barone Ribeiro da Silva
Aulas de geometria incluem geometria esférica e geografia, geometria não euclidiana e a física, uma guia com atividades simples sobre geometria euclidiana plana, e "de Euclides a Poincaré." Veja tambem as coleções
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 P.T. Chang
Articles by this math professor from the University of Alaska Anchorage's MatSu College include "The Ostentatious World of Algebra," "InService Training for the Math Teacher of the 21st Century," and "Retesting in a College Remedial Mathematics Course."
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 Public Understanding of Mathematics  Key Issues in Mathematics at the Math Forum
Links to organizations and articles that explore perceptions and assumptions nonmathematicians hold about mathematics and mathematicians.
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 Ralph A. Raimi Homepage  Ralph A. Raimi
The University of Rochester Professor Emeritus' notes on math education and nontechnical
writings with a mathematics theme include Whatever became of the New Math?; Have we forgotten the value of memory?, a comment on the New York Regents' Bexamination
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 Recipes for Pi  Anna Weltman
Blog born partly "out of a mixture of enthusiasm and anger about the ways that the world learns and shares math." Posts, which date back to February, 2012, have included "Tinker, Tinker, Algebra Student"; "Beauty Is a Math Art Class"; "The Mathematics
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 Relatively Prime  Samuel Hansen
A series of audio shows "all about the stories behind mathematics," as gathered from interviews with Fields Medalists, composers, "standup mathematicians," and others. Listen to hourlong segments "from the mathematical domain" such as "Chinook," about
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 Report to the President on the Use of Technology to Strengthen K12 Education in the United States, March 1997  President's Committee on Science and Technology
A paper by the Panel on Educational Technology. Sections include: Introduction; Potential Significance; Hardware and Infrastructure; Software, Content and Pedagogy; Teachers and Technology; Economic Considerations; Equitable Access; Research and Evaluation;
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 The Ri Christmas Lectures  The Royal Institution of Great Britain
Register to watch the demonstrationpacked, funfilled videos that have formed a part of the British Christmas tradition for generations: "The natural history of a sunbeam," by George Porter; "Mathematics into pictures," by Christopher Zeeman; "Crystals
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 Roger Antonsen
Site of the logician, mathematician, computer scientist, researcher, inventor, lecturer, science communicator, public speaker, and author of Logical Methods: The Art of Thinking Abstractly and Mathematically. Blog posts, which date back to 2013, have
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 Ronald Brown's Home Page  Ronald Brown, Department of Mathematics, University of Wales, Bangor (UK)
An explanatory paper on higher dimensional group theory; Brown's publications list; preprints/reprints (PostScript); articles on popularisation and teaching, such as "What is mathematics?" and "What should be the output of mathematical education?"; course
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 Samuel Arbesman
Research and writings by the author of The HalfLife of Facts. As an applied mathematician and network scientist, Arbesman's delves into the science of science, nature of productivity and prosocial behavior within cities, the structure and function of
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 Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge  Science and the National Science Foundation (NSF)
The annual Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge encourages cuttingedge efforts to visualize scientific data.
Cosponsors Science Magazine and the National Science Foundation (NSF) select winners in each of five categories: photographs, illustrations,
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 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
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 Science & Mathematics  Paul Dry Books, Inc.
Trade paperbacks have included The Einstein Theory of Relativity, Infinity, Only the Longest Threads, Johannes Kepler's The SixCornered Snowflake, and Lillian Lieber's The Education of T. C. MITS, subtitled "What Modern Mathematics Means to You."
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 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
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 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
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 Simple City  Richard Elwes
Website of the author of, among other books, Mathematics 1001, How to Build a Brain (Mathematics without the Boring Bits), and Chaotic Fishponds and Mirror Universes. Prior to lecturing at the University of Leeds, Elwes earned his PGCE (QTS) in secondary
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 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
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 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
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 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.
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 Spark! Learning Lab  Putnam Museum
This permanent exhibit at Davenport's science museum features a gravity wall, Bernoulli blower, SMARTboard technologies, and other handson exhibits for exploring the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) of electrical circuits, construction
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 Spliddit  Procaccia, Ariel; Goldman, Jonathan
Provably fair solutions to the everyday dilemmas of splitting rent, dividing goods, and sharing credit. Spliddit's algorithms account for individual rationality, efficiency, maximin share, proportionality, the highest feasibility level of fairness, impartiality,
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 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
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 Standup Mathematician  Matt Parker
Parker uses funny presentations and handson 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
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 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.
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 StatsLife  Royal Statistical Society
A professional body for all statisticians and data analysts that, since its foundation in 1834, promoting the importance of statistics and data. Publishers of Significance magazine, StatsLife freely offers resources for teachers, a glossary, and much
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 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 "smallworld" networks, which he coauthored with his former student
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 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
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 Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth  Camilla P. Benbow and David Lubinski, codirectors; Peabody College, Vanderbilt University
This 50year longitudinal study of over 5,000 intellectually talented individuals aims to improve understanding of the unique needs of intellectually precocious youth and determine the contrasting developmental trajectories that they display over their
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 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.
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 Teaching to the Beat of a Different Drummer  Brian Stockus
Blog by a lead curriculum specialist for elementary mathematics in Texas who taught elementary school and led content developers in the design of digital math lessons. Posts, which date back to August, 2012, have included "To question, how to question,
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 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).
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 Think Maths  Matt Parker
This group of mathematics speakers visits schools to perform maths talks and workshops in the UK. Sessions present math in ways that "grab the attention of students and remind them that maths is something to be enjoyed." Free downloads include domino
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 This Is Statistics  American Statistical Association
Why study statistics? For students as well as their parents, teachers, and counselors, the American Statistical Association (ASA) provides a host of motives: to make a difference, have fun, satisfy curiosity, and make money, among other reasons. "Which
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 TI Graphing Educator Guide  Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI)
The educator’s guide to the benefits of using graphing calculators for classroom assignments and homework, including sections on research and what to say to parents.
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 The TwoHeaded Quarter by Joseph Ganem  Chartley Publishing, LLC
A companion site to The TwoHeaded Quarter, written by a physicist scrutinizing daytoday 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?"
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 Two Points of View  Tom O'Brien
"Children are not stones or recording devices. They are, first of all, sensemakers." 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?"
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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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.
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 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 writeup includes its salary range, educational background, the specific math courses it requires,
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 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
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 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.
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