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  1. 1999 Laptop Learning Challenge (LLC) - Toshiba/NSTA
    This challenge rewarded 20 K12 educators for their innovative uses of laptop computers. The 20 selected lessons may be browsed by subject (abstracts and downloadable PDF files are provided); they have science, mathematics, and technology components and take place in the classroom, in the field, or in informal science institutions. There are five lessons in each of four categories: Elementary Level, Middle Level, High School Level, and Informal Science (grades K12). The lessons are useful for teachers planning a science or math activity, for pre-service preparation, and for in-service professional development. more>>

  2. Education Resources for Oceanography and Earth Sciences - JPL Physical Oceanography DAAC
    A list of documents, data, and software for Education from NASA, UNESCO, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC), etc. more>>

  3. Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Section - Ron Knott
    Information about the Fibonacci series, including a brief biography of Fibonacci, the numerical properties of the series, and the ways it is manifested in nature. Fibonacci numbers are closely related to the golden ratio (also known as the golden mean, golden number, golden section) and golden string. Includes: geometric applications of the golden ratio; Fibonacci puzzles; the Fibonacci rabbit binary sequence; the golden section in art, architecture, and music; using Fibonacci bases to represent integers; Fibonacci Forgeries (or "Fibonacci Fibs"); Lucas Numbers; a list of Fibonacci and Phi Formulae; references; and ways to use Fibonacci numbers to calculate the golden ratio. more>>

  4. Interdisciplinary Mathematics - Mathematics Education at the Math Forum
    The NCTM Standards make a strong case for connecting mathematics with other disciplines, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded many projects and curricula with strong interdisciplinary commitments, and mathematicians are more and more seeking employment in interdisciplinary areas. Web resources, including programs and sessions at conferences. more>>

  5. Journey North - Annenberg Media
    Register online (free) for a global study of wildlife migration. Read today's news, from monarch migrations to robin populations in the south; report sightings, search the site. Numerous supplemental materials are available online, and further materials may be purchased or made with instructions from the site. Includes implementation tips from teachers. more>>

  6. Learning Network Teacher Connection - Daily Lesson Plans - New York Times on the Web
    A new lesson plan each day, each based on the day's news. Math lessons explore such topics as understanding the value of numbers in the newspaper; calculating refugee camp supply costs; examining the promise and problems of an "internet time" system; interpreting opinion polls; analyzing baseball hall of fame statistics; learning about company mergers through interpreting and creating graphs; analyzing statistics and creating graphs; using maps, statistics, and written texts to recognize the H.I.V. explosion in Africa; determining criteria of greatness in the math or social studies classroom; a lesson in comparative economics; researching epidemics; and unmasking mathematical concepts in the art world. The lesson plan archive includes many other subjects including science and technology. Authors include Alison Zimbalist, The New York Times Learning Network; and Lorin Driggs, The Bank Street College of Education in New York City. more>>

  7. Magnet/Mathematics Connections: Morse High School - Suzanne Alejandre, for the Math Forum
    Morse High School is the Center for Technology and Pacific Rim Studies. The school magnet focuses on five career paths designed to provide a multifaceted, enriched magnet program: Aeronautics, Engineering, Science, Tourism and Languages. These pages provide Internet lessons to use in mathematics classes in support of the magnet specialized areas, together with general resources for Internet enrichment and suggestions for developing additional lessons. more>>

  8. 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>>

  9. Mathematics of Cartography - Cynthia Lanius
    A map is a set of points, lines, and areas all defined both by position with reference to a coordinate system and by non-spatial attributes. These pages discuss how maps are used, give examples of different kinds of maps, and cover map history and math topics - lines, points, areas, coordinates, etc., in particular scale, coordinate systems, and projection. Also Problems, Resources, Careers in mapmaking, Teachers' Notes, and References. more>>

  10. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
    Strategic Enterprises: Office of Aero-Space Technology; Human Exploration and Development of Space; Earth Science; Space Science. In particular, see NASA's resources for educators and for students, formerly organized under their Spacelink project. Links to other NASA sites (Hubble Space Telescope; Science News; Space Station; Deep Space 1) and an online newsletter, today@nasa.gov. more>>


 
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  1. 100th Day of School Celebration - Loogootee Community Schools, Loogootee, Indiana
    A collection of interactive and other suggested classroom activities for celebrating the 100th day of school, for kids ages 8-14. A 100 E-Mail Messages Project invites your class to exchange e-mail worldwide, linking geography and language arts with a ...more>>

  2. Academic Innovations
    Academic Innovations publishes a textbook series (Career Choices - five titles), an interdisciplinary curriculum designed to be used in English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and/or School-to-Work and Tech Prep classrooms. The company sponsors a ...more>>

  3. The Academy of Natural Sciences
    Founded in 1812, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia is the oldest science research institution in the Western Hemisphere and a world leader in the fields of natural science research, education and exhibition. This site contains on-line exhibits, ...more>>

  4. AIMS Education Foundation
    "Activities Integrating Mathematics and Science." A non-profit, independent organization established to develop integrated math/science materials for grades K-9. See, in particular, the AIMS Puzzle corner (a new puzzle each month), the AIMS@Kids Interactive ...more>>

  5. Air Pollution: A Local and Global Problem - Karen Bardeen
    Students investigate the problem of air pollution in a given location and research possible solutions using a variety of tools (laboratory technology, Internet resources, multimedia technology, etc.). Mathematics goals include estimating, making, and ...more>>

  6. Applet Library (Project Links) - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    A library of applets in calculus; linear systems; differential equations; probability and statistics; and advanced math methods. Applets: Balance Applet; Beats; Bicycle Pedal; Bicycle Frame Angle, Frame Force, and Frame Length Analysis; Budget Optimization; ...more>>

  7. Backpack Project - Germantown Academy
    Spurred by an orthopedic surgeon's report recommending how much weight a person should carry, teams of fifth and twelfth graders examined student backpack weights in relation to body weights in all three divisions of their school, weighing over 800 students ...more>>

  8. Basic Math Concepts and Fundamentals - R. H. Logan
    A series of readings and practice problem activities designed to alleviate "math anxiety," for those planning to take a science course but uncertain about the math preparation. Includes lessons and practice problems. The topics covered are especially ...more>>

  9. Bee Alert - University of Montana
    Bees and portable computers can now be used to assess environmental hazards through the development of electronic hives, toxicological models, extensive databases, and pattern-recognizing software that help assess risks posed by metals, radiation, carcinogenic ...more>>

  10. A Brief History of Cosmology - MacTutor Math History Archives
    A hypertext essay describing the course of cosmology from its beginnings in early Babylonian society through the present, with References. ...more>>

  11. Cambridge Physics Outlet (CPO) Online - Tom Hsu
    An integrated math/science curriculum that builds skills in three levels for grades 4-8, 7-11, and 11/12+. Designed in 11 modules, the curriculum comes with student Activity Guides, detailed Teacher's Guides with full solutions, six kinds of assessment ...more>>

  12. Cancer & Mathematics (MSTE) - Dildine, Silver; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
    An Internet Adventure into Cancer, Pattern Recognition & Image Analysis, and Geometry. Cancer is a group of diseases in which some body cells change their nature, start to divide uncontrollably, and may revert to an undifferentiated type. This lesson ...more>>

  13. Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) - Columbia University
    A non-profit, non-governmental organization providing information to help scientists, decision-makers, and the public better understand their changing world. CIESIN specializes in global and regional network development, science data management, decision ...more>>

  14. Center for Technology and Teacher Education - Curry School of Education, University of Virginia
    An interdisciplinary group that develops materials to prepare teachers to use technology to enhance and extend students' learning of mathematics. This site offers activities using graphing calculators, The Geometer's Sketchpad, Microsoft Excel, the ExploreMath.com ...more>>

  15. Chaos (Mathematics Across the Curriculum) - Dartmouth College
    Syllabus, related links, reading list, and student papers (access is restricted to the papers; you must have a password to view them) from a Dartmouth College course from winter, 1998. The course examined chaos from scientific, literary, historical and ...more>>

  16. CIESE Online Classroom Projects - Stevens Institute of Technology
    Projects that use realtime data available from the Internet, and collaborative projects that use the Internet's potential to reach peers and experts around the world. The site lists currently sponsored projects by level, with an archive of past sponsored ...more>>

  17. Classroom Compass - Adams, Powell, Assoc. Editors; Southwest Educational Development Laboratory
    A magazine published from 1994 to 2005, with ideas, activities, and resources for teachers interested in improving instruction in science and mathematics, and links to simple classroom activities with ideas about learning and instruction. Each issue presents ...more>>

  18. Conferences on the Teaching of Mathematics (CTM) (Mathematics Archives) - Husch, et al., Editors
    Currently includes presentations and contributed papers from the Fifth Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics held on June 21-22, 1996 in Baltimore, MD and the Sixth Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics held on June 20-21, 1997 in Milwaukee, WI. ...more>>

  19. Curricula, Lessons, and Activities - ARTSEDGE
    Annotated links on the Internet and additional offline resources highlighting lessons that interrelate the study of math with the arts. Organized into online curriculum, and related online resources of primary resources and indices. ...more>>

  20. Curriculum Development via Literary and Musical Forms - Joel K. Haack, Dept. of Mathematics, Univ. of Northern Iowa; the Math Forum
    An article presented at the Humanistic Math session of the Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 10-13, 1996, in Orlando, Florida. Haack's article discusses how the literary and musical forms can help develop a path through mathematical knowledge, envisioning ...more>>

  21. The Dance of Chance Science Museum Exhibit - Center for Polymer Studies, Boston University
    An online version of an exhibit focused on the emergence of patterns in Nature from physical and biological processes that appear to be chaotic. Exhibit kiosks, many of which are fractals, include Music of the Heart, Frozen Lightning, Erosion, Viscous ...more>>

  22. Discovering the Art of Mathematic - Fleron, Julian, et al.
    Resources to help mathematics faculty teach the subject to liberal arts and humanities undergraduates by actively involving them in authentic mathematical experiences that "provide meaningful cognitive and metacognitive gains, and nurture healthy and ...more>>

  23. Discover Magazine - The Walt Disney Company
    The monthly magazine of science and technology. Covers space, biology, health, medicine, AIDS, computers, new technology, the environment, astronomy, ancient life, archeology, evolution, physics, mathematics, ecology, and more. Available online: selected ...more>>

  24. Dragonfly Web Pages - Miami Univ. of Ohio with the NSTA
    Dragonfly is an inquiry-driven magazine published bimonthly during the school year, inspiring children to join with their peers and with scientists in national and international investigations. Dragonfly also publishes poetry, autobiographies, natural ...more>>

  25. Earth/matriX: Science in Ancient Artwork & cience Today - Charles William Johnson González-Casanova
    Analyses of ancient reckoning, a summation of Fermat's Last Theorem through simple addition and last-digit patterns, the Anti-Radian, ancient Pi, an alternative proof of the Pythagorean Theorem to the power of three, the ancient mediatio/duplatio ...more>>

  26. EcEdWeb: Economic Education - Kim Sosin, Univ. of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO)
    Teaching resources for economics teachers from K-12 to college/university level, plus links to particularly useful sites for economics information and data for teachers and students. Two economics organizations, the National Association of Economic Educators ...more>>

  27. El Niño Unveiled - Marcia Barton, Susan Freeman; Louisiana State University
    What is El Niño? This three-day interdisciplinary Webquest for middle grades students combines natural history, math, and writing to introduce activities and research centered around El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) - its history, cause, ...more>>

  28. E-Mail Math - Elizabeth Murphy
    Using the Internet for a global exchange of student-written math story problems. Grade 4 students participated in an enrichment project entitled Cross Cultural Story Problems in Math from December '94 to May '95. Students received story problems from ...more>>

  29. EnviroNET - Space Environment Information - Messore and Chrissotimos; Goddard Space Flight Center
    An online service for the space environment community in support of NASA's engineering and scientific goals, providing models and information on the space environment via the Internet. The EnviroNET programming group is staffed entirely by students who ...more>>

  30. The Excellent Adventure - Shawsheen Valley Technical High School, Billerica, MA
    A math-based cross-curricular site where students take a trip from Philadelphia down the East coast to Disney World, with several required stops and activities along the way. A teacher's guide, worksheets, and activities are provided: students figure ...more>>

  31. Exploring Data - Math Forum/USI
    Pages for finding and displaying data sets, designed to support workshops on statistics given by the Math Forum for the Urban Systemic Initiative in Philadephia and San Diego. Included are: links by level to relevant statistics Standards (NCTM, California, ...more>>

  32. Fibonacci Numbers and Nature - Ron Knott
    Fibonacci and his original problem about rabbits that gave the series its name; the family trees of bees; the golden ratio and the Fibonacci series; the Fibonacci Spiral and sea shell shapes; branching plants; flower petal and seed-heads; and the leaf ...more>>

  33. First Curriculum - Patricia Simis Lundy
    A first grade early literacy curriculum. In the Discovery Zone introduces the scientific method; Weather or Not uses grids, mapping, measurement, and number sense; see Our Big Backyard, showing the integration in the various lessons of literature and ...more>>

  34. Fractions: Parts is Parts - Energy Conservation Enhancement Project
    Incandescent & fluorescent lighting. Math objectives: 1. Describe the two parts that make up a fraction. 2. Explain mixed numbers and improper fractions. 3. Find the least common denominator. 4. Reduce fractions to lowest terms. Energy objectives: ...more>>

  35. Frieze Patterns - David A. Reid
    A frieze is a pattern which repeats in one direction. Friezes are often seen as ornaments in architecture. A mathematical analysis reveals that there are seven different frieze patterns possible. These resources were designed for a standards-based project ...more>>

  36. The Golden Section In Art, Architecture and Music - Ron Knott
    An introduction with illustrations and references to some applications and occurrences of the Fibonacci series and the Golden Ratio in architecture, art and music. The constant Phi has been used to design architecture, from the Parthenon in Athens to ...more>>

  37. HASTAC Initiative - Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory
    HASTAC ("haystack") is a network of individuals and institutions inspired by the possibilities that new technologies offer us for shaping how we learn, teach, communicate, create, and organize our local and global communities. HASTAC is open to anyone; ...more>>

  38. A Head for Numbers - Robert Kunzig, Discover Magazine
    An article exploring the connections between our brains and numbers: what injuries to the brain have taught us about people's ability to calculate. ...more>>

  39. Home Pages for Developing Courses - Mathematics Throughout the Curriculum, Indiana University
    Interdisciplinary courses under development and close to finished: Life Sciences (BioMath Problems, Mathematical Foundation for Speech and Hearing Sciences), Business and Economics (Games and Decision Making, Games for Business and Economics, Mathematics ...more>>

  40. Hope's Books - Hope Martin
    Math workbooks for elementary, middle school, and high school teachers, designed to integrate hands-on, motivating activities with skills and concepts reflecting the new Standards. Also workshops for teachers. Books to order online include: What Year ...more>>

  41. How do I tell a real difference from random variation? - Max Janairo
    This paper presents the concepts necessary to understand what the methodologies of hypothesis testing and confidence intervals accomplish, and provides an introduction to the use of these concepts to answer particular questions in medicine. Some problems ...more>>

  42. Human Research Program Education and Outreach Project - NASA - Johnson Space Center
    This project strives to reach diverse communities, inspire a new generation of scientists and engineers, and encourage future space explorers. Browse all of its programs through the site above. One of the project's areas of focus is to develop supplemental ...more>>

  43. Hypermedia Textbook for Elementary School Kids (MathMol) - Sheila M. Estacio
    For Grades 3-5. Grade 3 - Water (What is Water? Solid, Liquid, Gas, Water in the Air); Grade 4 - Matter and Energy (What is Matter?, States of Matter, Fun Stuff with Matter, Energy, Measuring Energy); Grade 5 - Atoms and Molecules (Atoms - Elements. Compounds, ...more>>

  44. Hypermedia Textbook for Grades 6-12 (MathMol) - NYU/ACF Scientific Visualization Laboratory
    Designed for middle school students, but also useful for students of high school chemistry. Introductory concepts: mass, weight, volume, density, scientific notation, our 3-dimensional world, VRML, geometry quiz, the geometry of 2 and 3 dimensions, and ...more>>

  45. Illusions of Depth (Elementary Art Lessons, Arts Wire) - Michael Delahunt
    A 3rd grade lesson plan on "Seeing Near and Far": students learn how overlapping and size differences show perspective, and that on a level surface, the lowest part of a near subject is lower in a picture than the lowest part of a farther subject, recognizing ...more>>

  46. Indian Ocean Monsoon - Earth Space Research Group (ESRG)
    A scenario developed by the Dept of Geography at UCSB and the Earth-Space Research Group, part of the Institute for Computational Earth System Science. Includes sections useful for first-year Calculus students. The monsoon, one of the most dramatic climates ...more>>

  47. Integer Jim's Math Squad - Jim Bennett
    Creative ways to use art, writing, research, and Internet projects to make math more exciting for students. The Math Squad art projects are year-long projects; rather than "lesson oriented," they create an "adventure theme" that facilitates math instruction. ...more>>

  48. The Interactive Textbook for Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry - Dept. of Physics, University of Pennsylvania
    An online interdisciplinary hypertext course in chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Math as a Second Language: Working with Maple, One-Dimensional Motion, Introduction to Chemistry, The Most Useful Functions for Science (exponentials, trigonometric functions, ...more>>

  49. International Journal of Computers for Mathematical Learning - Kluwer
    A journal for papers not solely about computers; the mathematics discussed are not limited by current boundaries of the discipline or by current conceptions of the curriculum. The journal redefines mathematics learning and teaching, increasing connections ...more>>

  50. Internet Resources for Science and Mathematics Education - Tom O'Haver, Maryland Collaborative for Teacher Preparation
    A list of online resources for education; mathematics, integrated science and mathematics, other sciences, computers and technology, downloadable software, K-12 school pages, multicultural connections, subject catalogs and indices, search engines, ...more>>


 
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