 Will it rot my students' brains if they use Mathematica?  Theodore W. Gray and Jerry Glynn
Excerpts from the introduction to The Beginner's Guide to Mathematica V4. Jerry: "I have young students who reach for their calculators to get the answer to 5×6. My response, when I see that, is to explain that such behavior is socially unacceptable,
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 Wilson A. 'Snowflake' Bentley (18651931)  Tobias C. Brown
An American farmer who spent most of his life producing photomicrographs of snowflakes at his Jericho, Vermont farm. The site includes a Snow Crystal Display with a sequence of 26 images.
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 window into a math classroom  Sadie Estrella
A snapshotdriven blog subtitled "a glimpse into a math classroom once a day." Estrella's posts, enlivened with pictures of her students and of their work on classroom dryerase whiteboards, have included "Trying Math MetaCognition," "More Arguing about
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 WinFlash Flashcard Library  Open Window Software
A general purpose study program for helping students memorize math facts. Free flashcard decks and a fractions problem generator for use in mastering basic arithmetic facts. For use with any of the WinFlash series of flashcardbased learning systems.
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 Winpossible
Online math courses in Winpossible's learning environment replicate the live classroom experience through authoring, presentation and distribution technologies that allow students to hear the teacher's voice and see their handwriting over the Internet.
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 Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER)  School of Education, Univ. of WisconsinMadison
One of the oldest and largest education research centers in the world, providing an environment where some of the country's leading scholars conduct basic and applied education research. The WCER roster includes nearly two dozen research centers and projects
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 Wise Education and Behavior  Rachel Wise
Educational and behavioral tips on math strategies include "Using Games to Teach Computation"; "Teaching Mental Math"; and "Keywords, Relevant Information, Creating Visuals."
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 wNetSchool
A resource for K12 teachers, with some information for adult education teachers (i.e., the GED exam). Subscribing to the site is free, but one may also enter without subscribing. wNetSchool provides lesson plans centered around the Internet or educational
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 The Wolfram Demonstrations Project  Wolfram Research, Inc.
A web collection of freely available demonstrations in math, science, and many other areas. Interact with the demonstrations directly in your browser. Each Demonstration contains a set of related links to sites such as MathWorld, The Wolfram Functions
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 Women and Mathematics Network (WAM)  Committee for the Participation of Women, Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
A consortium of Program Directors of outreach programs in mathematics for women and girls, providing professional development opportunities for program directors; forums for sharing ideas and expertise; workshops and forums for prospective directors of
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 Women & Mathematics  Key Issues in Mathematics at the Math Forum
Find sites relevant to women, girls, and gender equity in the Math Forum's Internet Mathematics Library.
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 Women's Studies Database  University of Maryland
The women's studies database serves those interested in the women's studies profession and women's issues in general. Collections of conference announcements, pedagogy and other bibliographies by and about women, calls for papers, employment opportunities,
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 The Wonders of Mathematics  Galileo Educational Network Association
Scores of different puzzles tailored for use in school math fairs. See also photo displays of recent math fairs.
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 Wondrous Worksheets  Wondrous Worksheets
Purchase a yearly subscription to view over 800 educational worksheets for children covering a variety of topics including maths, science, grammar, handwriting, comprehension and other things. Sample worksheets available free. Or make your own worksheets
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 Wooden Puzzles and Games  SiamMandalay Company Limited
Wooden brain teasers made by a Thai handcrafts export business: 3D TicTacToe, Block Pyramid, Blooming Star Puzzle, Fit All In, Giant Hidden Passage, Houdini's Challenge, Locking Sphere, Lumberjack's Challenge (Angles and Edges Puzzle), Marble Release,
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 Woodlands Math Zone  Woodlands Junior School, Kent, U.K.
Pages aimed at 711 year olds. Interactive games for math practice are organized under the following topics: Number Skills; Shape & Space Skills; Mental Maths; Preparing for Sats; Educational Games; Times Tables; Measures/Time; Worksheets; Understanding
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 The Woodrow Wilson Leadership Program in Mathematics  The Woodrow Wilson Leadership Program for Teachers (WWLPT)
WWLPT provides leadership development for and in collaboration with K12 teachers through residential institutes, outreach institutes held around the country, publications by and for teachers, listservs, and its web site. Its mathematics resources include
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 Woolly Thoughts  Pat Ashforth & Steve Plummer
Knitting, crochet, afghans, and other textile art creations, instructions, publications, and more by two "mathekniticians" retired from teaching.
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 Word.Net's Ambigram Website  David Holst
An ambigram is a word or words that can be read in more than one way or from more than a single vantage point, such as both right side up and upside down (from Latin: ambi=both + gram=letter). Read the FAQ or create your own ambigrams online.
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 Word Problems  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
When I'm given a 'word problem', where do I start? A variety of approaches for tackling word problems.
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 Words & Numbers
Providers of content development services to K–12 educational publishers in the basal, supplemental, assessment, and new media markets. In particular, see their featured math projects and activities for the CBS television drama NUMB3RS. Founded in 2000
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 Working Together  Math Forum, a Classic Problem from the Ask Dr. Math FAQ
Jack can paint a house in 5 days, and Richard can paint the same house in 7 days. Working together, how long will it take them to finish the job?
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 Working with Fractions Using Pattern Blocks  Margo Lynn Mankus
The objective of What's My Number? is to name the size of an object given the size of 1 unit. Materials include pattern blocks cutouts, a pattern block grid, a pattern block Java applet, and links to other pattern block activities elsewhere on the web.
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 Workplace Essential Skills: Resources Related to the SCANS Competencies and Foundation Skills  Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Dept. of Labor
This PDF report provides the results of a comparison of the workplace basic skills defined by the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) with skill frameworks developed by a variety of national and international organizations. The
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 Worksheet Creators  Dan Perkins
Flashbased Worksheet Creators built to easily and quickly generate diverse worksheets for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Shareware.
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 Worksheet Factory  Worksheet Factory
Free math worksheets and flash cards that can be generated and printed from home.
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 Worksheet Genius  Simon Currigan
A free website full of printable worksheets, puzzles, and activities that can be differentiated and randomized at the touch of a button. Designed for those working with children at primary or elementary school.
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 Worksheet Library  Worksheet Library
Standardsbased worksheets. Five hundred available free for trial purposes, across all subject areas. Membership required for access to other worksheets. All in PDF format, with answer keys.
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 Worksheets  RHL School
Worksheets for teaching and reinforcement, with answer keys where appropriate, for: English Basics, Mathematics Computation, Mathematics Problem Solving (most appropriate for 4th and 5th grades), Reading Comprehension, and Reference Skills, plus a section
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 Worksheet Works  WorksheetWorks.com
This site generates high quality PDFs of worksheets with the flick of a few checkboxes. Just specify level of difficulty, range of numbers, font size, or other parameters.
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 World Education.Net Directory  Edutech
A searchable CDROM in the form of an offline browser that provides everything needed to help teachers get started using the Internet, providing a database of institutions involved in education worldwide, including email addresses, contact names and details,
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 World Math Day  3P Learning
The World Math Day website provides five to eighteenyear olds with mental arithmetic questions to solve in competition with other math students from around the globe. Recent World Math Days, which take place in early March, have attracted participation
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 World of Teaching
Free Microsoft PowerPoint and whiteboard presentations for teachers. In particular, browse or contribute to the maths downloads. Formerly teacherpowerpoints.com.
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 The World of Trotter Math  Terry Trotter, Escuela Americana, San Salvador, El Salvador
A page of problems, problem sheets, and investigations, with links to image files of an inclass math newsletter, Trotter Math News. Of particular interest to the author are numbers: happy and dizzy numbers; palindromes; super squares; perfect, amicable,
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 World Population Counter  David Levine
A site that gives the world's population at the time of page access and at a time in the past or the future. If you wish to include the counter in one of your pages, instructions are included. Also includes clientpull for continuous updating of the global
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 World Time Zone  iSBiSTER International, Inc.
The exact time in world countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, including, individually, the United States and the Canadian provinces. A software Time Zone Map program that does not require an active connection to the Internet is also available from this
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 World Wide Mathematics Tutor  ThinkQuest 1996
Fractions, with a bit about decimals: vocabulary, problems and solutions; adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers.
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 The World Wide Web and Pedagogy  Mathematics Education at The Math Forum
Examples of the hypertextual, hypermedia, communications capabilities of the Web in education: articles, courses, conferences, and model Web units.
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 Write Math with the Math Forum  Math Forum
A standardsaligned, gradespecific program to improve math problem solving. Engaging problems adapted from the Problems of the Week program have been correlated to state standards, math topics, and widelyused textbooks. A trial membership gives you
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 Writings from the MegaMath Project (MegaMath)  Casey, Fellows, Koblitz; Los Alamos National Laboratory
Documents containing classroom materials and discussions of mathematics pedagogy. The Los Alamos workbook; Lessons for math teachers; An hour in the classroom; Literacy lessons and mathematics learning; Computer science in elementary school; Combinatorially
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 Wuzzit Trouble  BrainQuake Inc.
Designers of arcade quality educational game apps that espouse embodied learning from which "you cannot fail to learn about mathematics." Use puzzlesolving skills to explore and practice basic arithmetic, integer partitions — even Diophantine equations
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 www4teachers
A center for practical ideas about technology in education. Articles published online, updated monthly: teacher interviews on firsthand classroom technology; interviews with educational technology leaders; interviews with kids; howto columns on classroom
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 www.onlineklas.nl  Paul Koning
Flash games for practicing addition (sommenkampioen) or multiplication (tafelkampioen), with timers, high score tables, and memory components (tafels oefenen). Also, drill in identifying fractions, or converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions
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 XNumber World  James Redin
With the Extended Numerical Keyboards with Structured DataEntry Capability method, enter a number in the same way as you think on the number; for example, input one million and fiftyseven with the four keystrokes 1, million, 5, and 7, in that order.
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 XP Math: Careers Database  Tak L. Hui
Designed to help students explore a wide variety of jobs that require mathematics, this database includes descriptions for the hundreds of kinds of jobs held by most of the American work force, and is searchable by math topic or industry sector. The job
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 XtraMath
A free web program for students, teachers, and parents that helps kids master basic math facts. XtraMath offers students its adaptive supplemental math activities for use in class or at home, along with a progress reporting system for teachers and parents.
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 The XY Chart  Speier Associates
A multiplication table that incorporates the Cartesian coordinates, and aspects of Piet Mondrian's designs for an aesthetically pleasing appearance, to teach elementary school students concepts of multiplication, Cartesian coordinates, arithmetic sequences,
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 Yahooligans! School Bell: Math  Yahoo
Yahoo's kids' guide to math sites including topics: Games and Puzzles, Geometry, Homework Help, Just the Facts, Mathematicians, Measurements, and Real World Math.
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 Yahoo! Science: Mathematics: History  Yahoo! Inc.
Searchable math history links: Mathematicians, Pi, and miscellaneous links.
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 Yahoo! Science: Mathematics: Numerical Analysis: Numbers: Specific Numbers: Pi  Yahoo! Inc.
A searchable collection of approximately 100 WWW pages having to do with Pi, in the following categories: Calculating Pi; Clubs; Decimal Digits; History; Holidays; Mnemonics; Poems; Search Engines; Web Directories.
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