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January 2000: Eric
Weisstein's World of Mathematics  Eric W. Weisstein and Wolfram
Research
A searchable, browseable, comprehensive alphabetical encyclopedia of
math terms, equations, and derivations, with explanations, examples,
references, and much more. In addition to the alphabetical index, a
subject index includes the following categories, each with a number of
subcategories: Algebra, Applied Mathematics, Calculus and Analysis,
Discrete Mathematics, Foundations of Mathematics, Geometry, History and
Terminology, Number Theory, Probability and Statistics, Recreational
Mathematics, and Topology. A hardcover version and a CDROM are
available for purchase.
February 2000: CHANCE 
J. Laurie Snell, Mathematics Dept., Dartmouth College
Materials designed to help teach either 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 items that use
probability and statistics, as reported in daily newspapers. The site
includes: Chance News, a monthly newsletter with abstracts of articles
from current newspapers and journals, and suggestions for discussion
questions for class use, with an archive; video lectures and audio
discussions of Chance topics; syllabi of previous Chance courses and
articles that have been written about them; a Teacher's Guide and other
materials useful for teaching a Chance course; and links to related
Internet sources for teaching a probability or statistics course.
March 2000: Dynamical Systems
and
Technology  Robert L. Devaney; Dept. of Mathematics, Boston
University
An NSFsponsored project designed to help secondary school and college
teachers
of mathematics bring contemporary topics in mathematics (chaos,
fractals, dynamics) into the classroom, and to show them how to use
technology effectively in this process. There are several interactive
papers available designed to help teachers understand the mathematics
behind such topics as iterated function systems (the chaos game) and the
Mandelbrot and Julia sets, with some JAVA applets for chaos and
fractals. Features of the site include: JAVA Applets for chaos and
fractals; an interactive paper describing some of the mathematical ideas
behind Tom Stoppard's play, Arcadia; organizational information,
and an online Fractal Quiz, from Boston University's Mathematics Field
Day; animated gifs and QuickTime movies of simple fractals; and
interactive papers on dynamical systems, including The Fractal Geometry
of the Mandelbrot Set, and Chaos in the
Classroom.
April 2000:
Math Awareness Month (MAM) 
JPBM, with support from Wolfram Research, Inc.; hosted by the Math
Forum This year's theme is Math Spans All Dimensions. An
'electronic' poster on this theme links to essays and Java applets which
allow teachers and students to explore mathematics in all dimensions by
investigating the contributions of eleven individuals who use
mathematics in various dimensions in their work. Featured essays
include: Introducing
Dimensions and Scaling
and Measurement, by Thomas F. Banchoff; Dimension,
by Thomas F. Banchoff; A
program for rotating hypercubes induces fourdimensional dementia,
by A. K. Dewdney; and The Mathematician as
a Child and Children as Mathematicians, by Thomas F. Banchoff.
May 2000:
NCTM Standards (Standards
2000) 
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
NCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics is the
updated version of the 1989 Standards. The main feature of the site is
the Standards themselves. (The document is also available on CDRom,
which comes with the book or may be purchased separately.) The full,
illustrated text is available online, along with a set of Java
illustrations for each chapter. Other features of the site include:
information about the process used in the creation of the
Standards; information on the different formats available and how to
obtain them; previous standards (their full text is available on the
web); and related
resources.
June 2000:
Shodor Education Foundation,
Inc.
A nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to the
advancement of science and math education, specifically through the use
of modeling and simulation technologies. Interactive middle school
lessons, aligned with curricula, are available through Shodor's Project Interactivate.
For interactive models and curricular materials, the Foundation offers
its MASTER: Modeling and
Simulation Tools for Education Reform resources, such as a galaxy
simulation, simulated annealing, biomedical and environmental models,
and a simulation of Edgar Allen Poe's "Pit and the Pendulum." Also
available are summer and Saturday programs and workshops for kids,
including Explorations in Computational Science for HearingImpaired
Students; professional development opportunities through the Shodor
Computational Science Institute; and an online Braille instruction
program.
July 2000:
The JASON Project
A yearround scientific expedition designed to excite and engage
students in science and technology, and to motivate and provide
professional development for teachers. The project mounts a twoweek
scientific expedition each year. The team conducts research on location,
and while doing so, makes live, interactive broadcasts to participants.
The project's internet component allows teachers and students to
exchange their experiences, data, and ideas with each other and with the
research team; they may also hold live web chats with the team, and view
photos and journals the team has posted. The project provides a rich,
interdisciplinary, standardsbased curriculum which gives students the
opportunity to conduct "field research" mirroring the actual research.
Professional development is available through the JASON Project, both in
local
workshops around the country, and through online course offerings. The
workshops emphasize the incorporation of a wide variety of technologies
in their classrooms, and handson, inquirybased learning opportunities
for students, making teachers into "colearners."
August 2000:
The Franklin Institute Science
Museum
The online entry point for the Philadelphia science museum, featuring
indepth multimedia virtual exhibits and explorations, resources for
teachers, and guides to the reallife museum and its programs. The
website features a large selection of educational resources,
including: online multimedia explorations of various scientific topics;
Puzzling and
Perplexing Problems (a monthly collection of seasonal math
puzzlers); Wired@School (web
investigations from The Franklin Institute Online Fellows); Minutes from ME (Margaret
Ennis provides ideas for teachers who are using the web in their
classrooms); and The Spotlights, collections of web resources on a
single theme, such as on calendars, time, online projects, and electronic field trips,
among many others).
September 2000:
Web Units and Lessons  The Math Forum
Multimedia teaching materials from the Math Forum. Created by
collaboration between the Forum and educators, these units combine
hypertext, interaction, multimedia, and elearning. A sampling: Magic
Squares; Pascal's Triangle; Tangrams; Tessellation Tutorials; Varnelle's
Primary Math  Introduction to Geometry; Geoboards in the Classroom;
Polyhedra in the Classroom; Secondary Math Units; Exploring Data;
Adventures in Statistics; Chameleon Graphing  an introduction to the
coordinate plane; Math to Build On  basic math applied to the
construction trades; Famous Problems in the History of Mathematics;
Geometry Through Art.
October 2000:
Animated Math
Glossary  Harcourt School Publishers
A glossary of common mathematical terms for first through eighthgrade.
The words and definitions vary according to grade level: the same words
defined more abstractly at later levels are defined more concretely at
earlier levels. Each entry has an example or illustration, most of which
are animated. A "Tables" section at the end of the alphabet gives tables
of measurements, units of time, formulas, and symbols, for grades three
and up. Check out the "Math Menu," too, for Harcourt Brace's Math Advantage,
where you can find Java and Shockwave activities for kids, and resources
for parents and teachers.
November 2000:
George W. Hart
A playground of polyhedra on the web. Here you'll find: Encyclopedia of
Polyhedra, with over 1000 virtual reality 3dimensional polyhedra to
explore, as well as Polyhedra in Art History, Zometool constructions,
and making paper models; Pavilion of Polyhedreality, containing
raytraced images and geometry references (books, websites, and
software); Hart's newlyavailable book, Zome Geometry, on using
Zome kits in the classroom; a gallery of geometric sculpture; and more.
Topics are easy to follow, and you can dig deep if you're interested.
And the pictures are always pretty.
December 2000:
The Guide to Math &
Science Reform  Learner Online; Annenberg/CPB Projects
Interested in education reform? Find reformbased organizations,
research projects, and other resources. Browse the over 1500 entries.
Search by keyword, reform focus, type of technology involved, funding
source, and more. Informative feature articles
are available on the topics of assessment, collaboration, educational
policy and research, funding, preservice education, professional
development, special education, spotlighting education organizations,
teaching strategies, and technology. There is also a calendar of
upcoming conferences. Part of the rich and extensive Learner.org site.
