 Skimming A Century of Calculus  Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny
A comprehensive effort is under way to modernize instruction in undergraduate mathematics. In the November issue of the FOCUS newsletter, MAA has announced a twoyear $900,000 grant from the NSF to construct the Mathematical Sciences Digital Library (MATHDL).
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 Skydome Unit Plan  Ruth Carver, Margaret Sinclair
A unit suitable for grades 711 with the objectives: to review many different mathematical skills; to work on a unit that connects with the "real world"; to improve reading for information skills. Questions include: What is the lowest price for a seat
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 Skymath National Weather Report Module
An overview of an instruction unit in which students produce a national weather report and a report on their understanding of various weather phenomena. The unit ties together number sense, symbols, and graphics; emphasizes sorting and counting and making
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 SLATEC (Common Mathematical Library, Fortran)  Kirby W. Fong, Thomas H. Jefferson, Tokihiko Suyehiro, Lee Walton
An extensive publicdomain FORTRAN source code library (consisting of more than 1400 routines and 300,000 lines of code and documentation) developed and maintained by a consortium of Department of Energy and Department of Defense national laboratories.
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 Slates, Slide Rules, and Software: Teaching Math in America  Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Behring Center
An exhibit on mathematics teaching devices from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, focusing on innovations in mathematics teaching from the blackboard to graphing calculators and computer software.
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 SlideARound Math Manipulatives  Jim Franklin
These manipulatives feature movable, interchangeable slides for learning how to round whole numbers, decimals, and money; to identify equivalent fractions; to calculate elapsed time, and more. Manufactured in the U.S. of recycled plastic with steel reinforcement,
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 SliderMath Equations  WhiteAcres Media
Windows software designed to introduce linear equations and basic algebra, bringing together many of the requirements of the grades 710 math curriculum or providing a review of fundamentals for adults. Levels 12 include addition, subtraction, multiplication,
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 Sliders  Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny, with Don Greenwell
A variation of the Fifteen puzzle invented by Sam Loyd in the early 1870's: puzzles on graphs, including a proof independent of Wilson's theorem that all Lucky 7 permutations are possible; and variations of Sliders, a Fifteenlike puzzle that can be played
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 The Slide Rule Universe  Sphere Research Corporation
Slide rule information, lessons, archives, links and an online marketplace: buy, bid for, or swap restored classics, new slide boxes still in the box, and low cost first student rules; learn to operate and care for your slide rule, from Hartung's "A
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 Slide Show  Roxanne M. Byrne
Slide shows on calculus concepts: limits, derivatives and rules, integration, and infinite series. Some of the slide shows can be downloaded as PowerPoint files; if you do not have PowerPoint on your computer, you can download a PowerPoint Viewer Zip
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 Sliding Pi  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
"The entrance to the Downsview subway station in Toronto presents visitors with a striking vista. A vast mosaic of square tiles sweeps across a curved wall, inviting viewers to trace its lines and ponder intriguing irregularities
in its color scheme
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 The Sliding Triangle  Paul Kunkel
Investigate ellipses by tracing triangle transformations.
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 Slinky Science  National Engineers Week Committee
Classroom activities include Racing Slinkys, which describes how inertia, gravity, potential energy, kinetic energy, and longitudinal waves are demonstrated when the Slinky "walks" down stairs or an incline; Slinky Waves, which outlines how Slinkys exhibit
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 Sloan Digital Sky Survey
The astronomical surveys of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) have "obtained deep, multicolor images covering more than a quarter of the sky and created 3dimensional maps containing more than 930,000 galaxies and more than 120,000 quasars." SDSS's
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 Slocum Puzzles  Jerry Slocum
Puzzle collector and author's site. Features puzzle descriptions, shop, descriptions of books written by Slocum and collaborators, and a history of Slocum's famous Puzzle Parties.
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 Slopes and Ski Trails (Why Slopes and More Math)  Alan Selby
What is calculus? If you have ever seen or gone skiing or just walking over hills then you know about slopes and you have met or felt basic ideas in calculus. Calculus in the first instance is the subject of slope computation and interpretation, and the
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 Slope, SlopeIntercept, Standard Form  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math Common Question
A selection of answers to questions about the slope of a line, and about the slopeintercept and standard forms of the equation of a line, such as "Why are the slopes of perpendicular lines negative reciprocals?" and "How would I draw the line y = (2/3)x
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 Small Group Interactions (Learning and Mathematics)  Susan Bobbitt Nolen; Math Forum
In this 1991 article, "Smallgroup interactions as a source of learning opportunities in secondgrade mathematics," Yackel, Cobb, and Wood, of Purdue University Calumet, Vanderbilt University, and Purdue University, respectively, describe an experiment
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 A Small Puzzle  Joe Fields
The site offers a visual proof that the sum of the first n consecutive odd numbers is n^2, the "L"decomposition.
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 Smarandache Algebraic Structure, book series.  Elibrary of Science
Smarandache Algebraic Structures, book series by W. B. Vasantha Kandasamy: Vol. I: Groupoids; Vol. II: Semigroups; Vol. III: Semirings, Semifields, and Semivector Spaces; Vol. IV: Loops; Vol. V: Rings; Vol. VI: Nearrings; Vol. VII: Nonassociative Rings;
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 Smarandache Notions  J. Castillo
A journal for papers related to the work of Florentin Smarandache, who in the 1960s proposed some new geometries: NonGeometry, CounterProjective Geometry, AntiGeometry, and Paradoxist geometry, which would generalize and unite Euclid, Lobachevsky/Bolyai/Gauss,
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 Smarandache Paradoxist Geometry  Chimienti, Bencze
Uniting Euclidean, LobachevskyBolyaiGauss, and Riemannian geometries. Smarandache geometries are partially Euclidean and partially NonEuclidean. It is based on the first four of Euclid's postulates, but the fifth postulate is
replaced so that there
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 SMARTBoard MiniMovies  Jamie Tubbs
Enhance your SMARTBoard Notebook presentations with these minimovies, which are simple Flash animations. Minimovie topics include: Alphabet Geometry (angles, similar figures, symmetry, transformations, tessellations), Everything Geometry (geometry basics,
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 SmartBoardWiki  Tangient LLC and wiki participants
SmartBoardWiki is a venue where teachers can read, discuss, and increase their experience with SmartBoard technology. Sections include: Hardware FAQs, PD Materials, SMART Use Checklist, Lesson Creation, Advanced Integration, Teacher Notebook Lessons,
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 SMART Catalog  Science and Math Advancement and Resources for Teachers (SMART)
A searchable list of professional development and resource providers for mathematics, science, and technology, organized alphabetically or according to the California Math and Science Frameworks. Articles spotlight professional challenges and successes.
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 SMART: Explorapaedia of Statistical and Mathematical Techniques  Richard Sharp, BioSS
A collaborative approach to the production and delivery, via the web, of training in quantitative methods. Modules include: growth curve modelling, antedependence (repeated measures) modelling, analysis of molecular variance, sequential acceptance sampling,
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 Smartkiddies Mathematics  Andy Hobeika
Free interactive lessons, number challenge exercises, worksheets  and visual reporting for instant feedback. To begin, select a year (one through seven, corresponding to Australia's curriculum), then a module, ranging from whole number to position &
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 Smartkiddies Mathematics  Smartkiddies Mathematics
Video lessons, interactive activities, maths games, number challenge drills, worksheets, assessments. Developed by experienced Australian teachersall content is based on the Australian curriculum. Free to all schools and teachers during school hours;
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 SMART: Science and Mathematics Advancement and Resources for Teachers  Los Angeles Educational Partnership
A program designed to help teachers in Los Angeles County (California, USA) develop their professional teaching skills and content knowledge. Links for Teachers, Students, Businesses and Institutions, Parents, and Community Members. Includes the SMART
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 Smart Systems Software  Korey Mateer
Smart Systems Software provides freeware for research and development in the field of mathematics. BigGoo Numerical Library, SmartData Data Dictionary, Smart Systems Library, and The Magic Matrix.
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 SmartTutor.com  SmartTutor.com
SmartTutor.com offers online K5th grade reading and math lessons. Math instruction includes number sense and operations, measurement, and geometry. The program begins with an evaluation of the child's skills followed by an individualized curriculum developed
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 SmartZoid
SmartZoid provides online math evaluation and tutoring with a comprehensive free assessment for grades K9.
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 SMath Studio
SMath Studio is a free software application with a WYSIWYG interface similar to MathCAD. Also available in Russian.
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 SMILE Program Mathematics Index  Science and Mathematics Initiatives for Learning Enhancement
Over 200 singleconcept lesson plans in the following categories: Geometry and Measurement, Patterns and Logic, Probability and Statistics, Recreational and Creative Math, Practical and Applied Math, Arithmetic, Graphs and Visuals, Algebra and Trigonometry,
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 Séminaire Lotharingien de Combinatoire
An electronic journal on combinatorics. Abstracts of the papers are available online, and the full articles can be downloaded.
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 Séminaire Lotharingien de Combinatoire  Institut für Mathematik, Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria
A joint seminar in Combinatorics for the Universities of Bayreuth, Erlangen and Strasbourg, as well as the other Universities along the Lotharingian boundaries. The Seminar hosts an international electronic journal carrying the same name, with abstracts
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 Smithsonian Institution
An independent trust instrumentality of the United States holding some 140 million artifacts and specimens in its trust for "the increase and diffusion of knowledge," and a center for research dedicated to public education, national service, and scholarship
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 Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES)
"The Smithsonian in your state." Each year, millions of people in more than 250 venues beyond Washington, D.C. visit SITES exhibitions on view in local museums, libraries, science centers, historical societies, aquariums, community centers, and schools.
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 Smith's Stuff: Resources  Mark Smith
Mark Smith shares resources that he has created as a high school teacher: games, mnemonics, activities, sketches, and more. Sign up for a free account if you'd like to share activities here as well.
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 Snap Math  John and Eva McKendrick; Teilhard
A version of the children's game, but to win the cards, you have to do the math. Click on the pack at the left to start; when your card matches the computer's card, you are set a series of math problems. If you answer correctly, you win the cards.
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 Snow Activities  The Teel Family
A site that includes snow science (how to study snow crystals) and snow art (cutting sixsided paper snowflakes and a "selfsticking" snowflake).
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 Snow Day Calculator  David Sukhin
Enter a ZIP code and number of school days already canceled there due to inclement weather, and the Snow Day Calculator predicts the probability of an early dismissal or no school the following day. Sukhin originally developed his predictive calculator
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 Snowdays  Popular Front
Make your own snowflakes online: point and click to cut anywhere around or inside the folded piece of virtual paper. Preview the unfolded results in real time; when ready, save your design to the searchable gallery, where you may view and download plans
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 The Snowflake Curve, Perimeter and Area  Don Cohen (The Mathman)
Young children start with an equilateral triangle, then go 1/3 of the way along each side, then add a smaller equilateral triangle, protruding out from every side to get the next figure. A sample problem with answers from Chapter 4 of Don Cohen's worksheet
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 Snowflakes and Stars  Ignacio Dayrit
Graphic images of snowflakes with folding instructions to make from paper.
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 Snowflakes  Kenneth G. Libbrecht
"Your online guide to snowflakes, snow crystals, and other ice phenomena." Snow activities include instructions for using everday objects and dry ice to make your own snowflakes; for using glue to make plastic snowflake replicas ("snowflake fossils")
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 SNOW Kids  Centre for Academic Technologies, University of Toronto
Special Needs Opportunity Windows (SNOW) is a pilot project aimed at developing ways for children with special needs to access curriculum materials electronically. The Library has children's books and magazines in English and French, a video room, and
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 Soap Bubbles  Ron Hipschman; The Exploratorium
Why does a bubble form a sphere? Why not a cube, tetrahedron, or other geometrical figure? This site from San Francisco's Exploratorium provides information on the shape of bubbles and what happens when bubbles meet, with formulas for longlife bubble
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 Soap Film Models (SMILE)  Joan Pintozzi, Curie Metro. High School
A lesson designed to encourage students to conjecture, introducing the concept of minimum path and minimum surface area and practicing measurement of line segments and angles. From the Geometry and Measurement section of a collection of almost 200 single
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 Soap Films and Grid Walks  Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
A simple, physical demonstration of a mathematical truth can produce a lasting impression  one that inspires new questions and speculations. For Christopher C. Chang, a student at Henry M. Gunn Senior High School in Palo Alto, Calif., and one of 40 finalists
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