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January 1999:
The
Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Section  Ron Knott
A site for students and teachers at a variety of levels, exploring the
numerical properties of the series and ways it is manifested in nature.
Ron Knott's pages include: The Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Section
in Nature; The Mathematical World of Fibonacci and Phi; The Golden
String; Fibonacci Puzzles; Fibonacci  the Man and His Times; The Golden
Section In Art, Architecture and Music; Fibonacci Bases and Other Ways
of Representing Integers; The Fibonacci Numbers in a Formula for Pi;
Fibonacci Forgeries; and The Lucas Numbers.
February 1999:
Mathematicians of
the African Diaspora  Dr. Scott W. Williams
Web pages created to exhibit the accomplishments of the peoples of
Africa and
the African Diaspora within the mathematical sciences. A Modern History of
Blacks
in Mathematics and AMUCHMA
Online, the History of Mathematics in Africa Newsletter, are
featured. Topics include: The Greatest Black Mathematicians; Profiles of
All Black Mathematicians; Black Research Mathematicians; Black Women in
Mathematics; Outside North America; The Ancients in Africa; Black Math
Departments Online; Special Articles; Scholarships & Fellowships;
Modern and Ancient Sources; Related Links; Physics & the African
Diaspora; and Computer Science & the African Diaspora.
March 1999:
SCORE Mathematics
Lessons  Jim Shaver, Schools of California Mathematics Online
Resources for Education
More than 60 lessons written by teachers selected to participate in
SCORE Mathematics workshops. This page is designed especially for
mathematics teachers and students in California, its contents and links
reflecting the state's Mathematics Standards and the NCTM Standards.
Lessons for grades K7 and 812 are presented separately, organized by
their main strands. Each includes a linked list of the specific
standards with which it is aligned. The site also provides links to the
entire California Mathematics Framework and Standards, to the NCTM
Standards, and to lessons written by others that are linked to the
California Mathematics Standards.
April 1999:
Math Awareness Month (MAM)  JPBM; hosted by the
Math Forum
This year's theme is Mathematics and Biology. Essays available include:
Math in the Heart by Dr. James
Paul Keener; Math and DNA by Dr. De
Witt Sumners; and two essays, How Does Biology Affect
Mathematics? and Mathematics and
Ecology, by Dr. Louis J. Gross. In addition to his essays, Dr. Gross
provides a page of links to Resources
for Mathematics Education for Biology Students and a link to the Mathematics Archives for the
Life Sciences.
May 1999: MATHCOUNTS
A national math coaching and competition program that promotes 7th and
8th grade math achievement through grassroots involvement in every U.S.
state and several territories. At the beginning of each school year, the
MATHCOUNTS Foundation distributes, free of charge, its School Handbook
and other materials to schools across the country. Teachers and
volunteers use these materials to coach student "mathletes," either as
part of inclass instruction or as an extracurricular activity. This
site provides information about MATHCOUNTS, registration opportunities,
problems (a Problem
of the Week covers a variety of topics, focusing on a current
newsworthy event) problemsolving strategies, competition results, and
discussion
forums for coaches, students, coordinators, and alumni.
June 1999: The
Precalculus Page
Lesson plans and staff development activities with a problemsolving
approach. Materials
focus on logarithms, the binomial theorem, and the law of sines. Problems
(without answers) on algebra, exponential and logarithmic functions,
other functions, geometry, and sums, sequences, and series are
available. The site also offers pages of useful links for teachers, and
lesson plans with activity overviews from 1998 summer workshops at Portland and Eugene, Oregon.
July 1999: Learning
Network Teacher Connection  Math Lesson Plans from the New York
Times on the Web
Math lesson plans based on the day's news, by authors Alison Zimbalist
of The New York Times Learning Network, and Lorin Driggs, of The Bank
Street College of Education in New York City. Math lessons with
interdisciplinary extensions explore such topics as understanding the
value of numbers in the newspaper; calculating refugee camp supply
costs; interpreting opinion polls; analyzing baseball hall of fame
statistics; and more. A daily
lesson plan archive includes many other subjects, including history,
geography, science, and technology.
August 1999: Patterns
in Mathematics  Annenberg Teachers' Lab
Labs based on professional development series and workshops that have
been broadcast on the Annenberg/CPB Math and Science Project Channel.
Each lab combines online activities with background information and
interactive polls or worksheets for use in classrooms, with links to
related Web sites. New labs are added in June, September, and January.
Patterns in
Mathematics explores patterns as they occur in logic, numbers, and
words.
September 1999: Rice
Virtual Lab in Statistics  David M. Lane
A comprehensive interactive resource for studying statistics, in four
modules: HyperStat Online (an introductorylevel hypertext statistics
book, with links to other statistics resources on the Web); simulations
and demonstrations (Java applets that display simulations on numerous
statistics topics, searchable by keyword); case studies (examples of
real data with analyses andinterpretation); and a Data Analysis Lab with
some basic statistical analysis tools.
October 1999: Tools
for Understanding  John Woodward; University of Puget Sound
A resource guide for math educators who are interested in integrating
common technologies into their daily instruction. Most lessons on this
site were piloted, revised, and repiloted in middleschool classrooms
over a threeyear period. Onsite strands include Math
Concepts, Integrated
Lessons, and Journaling.
Lessons incorporate spreadsheets or describe how to use calculators,
word processors, and presentation software as part of a problemsolving
process or as a tool for completing a project.
November 1999: The Math
League  Conrad, Flegler, Motyka: Math League Multimedia
Math contests for grades 4 through 12, contest problem books, and
educational software for mathematics for grades 48. Contest results
from math league competitions in the U.S. and Canada are posted onsite.
A free Help Facility
for Grades 48 is also available as a reference for basic math
topics: Whole numbers and their basic properties; Decimals, whole
numbers, and exponents; Using data and statistics; Fractions; Geometry;
Ratio and proportion; Percent and probability; Integers; Metric units
and measurement; Introduction to algebra; Positive and negative numbers.
December 1999: Maths Online 
Univ. of Vienna, Austria
A mathematics learning site on the Web, in English and German. Its gallery of
multimedia learning units (Java applets), on math subjects for
secondary school, high school, college, and university, offers guided
exercises, solutions, and curricular applications of the exercises.
Maths online also provides selected online
tools, each in its own browser window so that it may be used with
other pages. These include Java scientific calculators; tools for
plotting 2D and 3D graphs, differentiating and integrating functions,
and solving equations; and ways to perform computations using
Mathematica. In addition, the site lists and describes math
inks that emphasize interactive learning material.
