 Mayan Arithmetic  Steven Fought
A discussion of the importance of the Mayan symbol for zero and a tutorial on adding Mayan numbers by Steven Fought, written when he was a junior at Strath Haven High School in Wallingford, Pennsylvania.
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 Mayan Math  Karen M. Strom
The Mayans devised a counting system that was able to represent very large numbers by using only 3 symbols, a dot, a bar, and a symbol for zero, or completion, usually a shell. Charts here show the number cycle, as well as principles of arithmetic.
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 Mayan Numbers  Rhonda Robinson; Virtual Science and Mathematics Fair
This 1995 report explores the number system of the Mayans, which was in some respects very similar to ours: they used a symbol for 0 and had symbols for the numbers 0  19.
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 MayaQuest  Classroom Connect
In February 1995, the MayaQuest team led by adventurer Dan Buettner embarked upon a wholly kiddirected bicycle expedition into the Maya world of Guatemala, Mexico, Belize and Honduras. The goal of the threemonth expedition was to engage kids and their
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 Maze Design  Adrian Fisher
What's new in the maze world? The latest maze news, plus general maze information: Tessellations & Tiling Patterns; 1998 Dragon Maize Mazes; World's Best Mazes for families to visit; World Maze Database (all the mazes on Earth, country by country);
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 Maze Page  Jo Edkins
A page that illustrates the four main groups of unicursal mazes or labyrinths: mazes with a single path to the centre and no branches. This is the oldest form of maze, with examples all round the world. Contents include What are Mazes For?; A maze design
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 Mazzocco Lab  Regents of the University of Minnesota
Researching cognitive development and function on problem solving behaviors, with special interest in "the development of numeracy skills, how those and other cognitive skills interact to affect and predict long term mathematics achievement outcomes,
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 Möbius in the Playground  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Many people are familiar with the remarkable onesided surface known as the Moebius band. You can easily make one by gluing or taping together the two ends of a long strip of paper after giving one end a half twist... At the Sugar Sand Science Playground
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 Meaningful Learning Research Group  Dr. Joseph Novak
The group works with a number of common beliefs, primary among them the idea that the best way to teach is to determine what the student already knows, and then to teach from there. They believe that teaching and learning grounded in a coherent theory
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 Measurement Conversions  ConvertValues.com Measurement Conversions
A simple tool for converting different measurement units: length, area, volume, weight, mass, time, temperature, speed, force, power, and more.
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 Measurement of Volume (SMILE)  Richard Murray, Gage Park High School
A lesson designed to teach students to measure the volume of a clear container; use a stop watch; and estimate the volume of a container using proportions. From the Geometry and Measurement section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons
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 Measurements: Inches (SMILE)  Joyce McCoy, Spencer Math and Science Academy
A lesson for the primary grades designed to teach students to solve problems involving measurement using information taken from various items measured. Students measure to the nearest inch, identify the length and width of rectangles, write simple addition
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 Measurement Units Translation  Sergey Gershtein, UralRelcom, Ltd.
Javascript converters for weight, capacity and volume, length, area, speed, pressure, temperature, circular measure, and time.
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 Measurement  What Is It? (SMILE)  Claudy E. Chapman, Hartigan School
A lesson designed to teach students practical reasons for measurement; the use of various tools for measurement; how and why those tools might be chosen and/or designed; and the need for uniformity and agreement on definitions of measurement. From the
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 Measuring an Angle  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
What is the measure of the angle shown? A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test.
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 Measuring Centimeters  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
If a pencil were 7.5 centimeters long, where would its point end on this centimeter ruler? A diagram and a detailed answer are provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test.
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 Measuring Temperature, Adding Degrees  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
From the thermometer reading below, about how many more degrees must the temperature rise to reach 50 degrees? A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test.
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 Measuring Up, Prototypes for Mathematics Assessment  National Academy of Sciences
An electronic version of Measuring Up, a book on assessing students in accordance with the NCTM math standards by the National Research Council that provides examples of problems students should be able to solve at a fourth grade level and insights on
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 Measuring What Counts: Executive Summary  MSEB, National Research Council
"'You can't fatten a hog by weighing it,' said a farmer to a governor at a public hearing in order to explain in plain language the dilemma of educational assessment. To be useful to society, assessment must advance education, not merely record its status...."
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 Measuring with Two Containers  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math Common Question
A selection of answers to questions about using two different containers to measure out a third quantity, such as "How can you measure 7 liters using only 4liter and 9liter pails?"
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 megaConverter.com  BenCam InterMedia
megaConverter.com is an evergrowing set of weights, measures and unit conversion/calculation modules. Spin a dial to select the kind of unit to convert: ancient lengths, volume, weight; angles; area; astronomical distance; bases  dec/hex/oct/bin; density;
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 MegaPenny Project  Kokogiak Media
What would a billion (or a trillion) pennies look like? Find out here, in pages listing data on one to one quintillion pennies. All the pages have tables at the bottom, listing things such as the value of the pennies, size of the pile, weight, and area
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 Members & Activities (AMS)  American Mathematical Society
Includes information and resources on Membership in the AMS (becoming a member, individual, institutional, associate, and corporate membership, FAQ); Membership Benefits (Membership List, eMail Forwarding, Meetings and Conferences, Notices, Bulletin);
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 Memory Joggers
An aide to learning multiplication and division facts, using multiple learning modalities including seeing, hearing, speaking, drawing, and moving. Site includes description of the product, a sample lesson, description of the teachers' package, and ordering
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 Memory Joggers  Donnalyn Yates
Memory based learning systems to successfully teach Multiplication/Division and
Addition/Subtraction fact families, using picture cards, stories, rhymes and
associations. Flash cards and books for purchase.
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 The Menelaus Theorem  Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny
Ceva's and Menelaus' theorems compared and two proofs of the latter. An interactive column for MAA Online that uses a Java applet to simulate a puzzle or mathematical problem, one not stated directly since the applet is intended to be such that the right
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 Mentalmath  EUDACTICA
Makers of superTmatik mental math cards, and organizers of the International Mental Math Championship, which has developed number and calculation skills in children ages 615 since 2006.
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 Meredith Mathematics & Science Institutes  Meredith College
Residential professional development opportunities that focus on the "big ideas" of mathematics content for preK through high school. Learn about institute highlights, read testimonials, register, and more. MMSI and the creators of the game 24®,
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 Meridian Math Software  Meridian Creative Group, Larson Texts, Inc.
A publisher of supplemental educational math materials for students in grades K8, offering a range of comprehensive, interactive, math software programs: Larson's Excel @ Algebra; Middle School Math; Leapfrog Math (K2, 36); Larson's Sliding GeoBeads,
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 Metacognition (Learning and Mathematics)  Alan Schoenfeld; Math Forum
In his 1987 book, Cognitive science and mathematics education, Schoenfeld wrote a chapter called "What's all the fuss about metacognition?" in response to a challenge from mathematicians (among them Joe Crosswhite, Henry Pollak, Anna Henderson, and Steve
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 Meters Squared or Square Meters?  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math Common Question
A selection of answers to questions about the difference between saying "units squared" and "square units," such as "What is the difference between 10 square miles and 10 miles square?"
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 Metric and English Unit Conversions  Science Made Simple, Inc.
Convert between different unit measurements, both English and metric: area, length, temperature, time, volume, weight, or fruit (apples to oranges).
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 Metric Conversions
Online metric conversion calculators for length, area, volume and weight along with some of the units origins and some conversion tables for printing.
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 Metric Measurements  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math Common Question
Tables of metric measurements for length, volume, mass, and weight, with equivalences, prefixes, and abbreviations.
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 Metrics Matter  ThinkQuest Junior
A simple introduction to the metric system, starting with a basic explanation of how the metric system works. Read about the metric system in relation to other methods of measuring, and learn how to measure time, length, volume, mass, and temperature.
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 Metric System and Unit Conversion  R. H. Logan, Dept. of Chemistry, Dallas Co. Community College, North Lake College
Advantages of the metric system: it was based on a decimal system (i.e.: powers of ten) and therefore simplifies calculations; it is used by most other nations of the world, and therefore has commercial and trade advantages. If an American manufacturer
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 Metric Unit Conversion  GlobeFeed.com
Online metric unit conversion calculators for the units of weight, length, temperature, volume and area.
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 Metric Week  Math Forum, Teacher2Teacher FAQ
Answers to a frequently asked question: What are some activities I can use for Metric Week?
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 MetroMath
MetroMath "finds researchbased ways to ensure that urban children learn the mathematics they need; that urban mathematics teachers are equipped with the most effective instructional strategies; and that the human resources of urban communities are used
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 Michele's Math
Review and tips about addition, subtraction, multiplication, and place value.
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 MicroScapes  Lucent Technologies
A series of photographs taken through high power microscopes. Galleries include:
Silicon Dreams, Atoms and Ions, The Edge of Light, Solid States, Symmetry in Motion, and Memories, Glass and Apparitions.
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 Microsoft in Education  Microsoft Corporation
Organized into K12 education, higher education, academic products and pricing, and education resellers and business partners. Math, Economics, and Science Lessons for using Office in the classroom use Word, Excel, Power Point, and Internet Explorer to
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 Microtextbooks  Microtextbooks.com
Math textbooks from elementary school through firstyear college, books for developmental or remedial math programs, and adult education and distance learning programs at twoyear (U.S.) colleges, in one volume, on your computer. Living Math Textbooks
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 MicroWorlds In Action  OpenWorld Learning
MicroWorlds Logo resources: folders of themerelated MW projects of
increasing difficulty, with minilessons and extension activities. FAQ,
activity cards, vocabulary. Children or adults can learn programming in a
flexible, constructivist fashion.
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 MidLink Magazine  Caroline McCullen
"The Digital Magazine for Kids, By Kids." A bimonthly online magazine created by several middle schools and hosted by the University of Central Florida for children ages 10 to 15, linking middle schools around the world. Each magazine issue features student
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 Midwest Consortium for Mathematics and Science Education (MSC)  North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL)
A resource for mathematics and science instructional materials that provides direct technical assistance to state education agencies, intermediate state educational units, and local school districts. Activities reflect a commitment to learning based on
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 Midwest GeoGebra Journal  Michael Todd Edwards and Steve Phelps, Editors
The official publication of the GeoGebra Institute of Ohio, Midwest GeoGebra Journal publishes articles about the use of GeoGebra in teaching and learning mathematics at all levels.
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 Mighty Number
This "search engine for numbers" returns facts about figures, such as its square root, base 10 logarithm, and primality. Mighty Number also writes out quantities in several different languages (English, German, French, Spanish, and Swedish) and represents
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 Mike's Math Club  The Milken Family Foundation
A curriculum enrichment program, Mike's Math Club provides "handy hints" that promote mastery of such basics as doubledigit multiplication, and math games that show elementary school students how to use logic and deductive reasoning to create strategies
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 mikesmathpage  Mike Lawler
Blog by a former math professor "writing about math with my kids." Posts, many with videos of Lawler and his children at a whiteboard, date back to November, 2013: "Day in the life of a home school dad," "Family Math and paper folding," "Fun with James
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