 Confronting Technology  Lowell Monke
This site provides a variety of resources critically examining the relationship between human beings and technology, with specific resources on the way computers are used in education. They include: an annotated bibliography, a list of documents available
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 The Conic Sections in Polar Coordinates  David Arnold; Mathematics Dept., College of the Redwoods, CA
An interactive study of the polar form of the equation for a conic section, for readers familiar with polar coordinates and triangle trigonometry. This activity is also a vehicle for the introduction of the Geometer's Sketchpad, though no prior experience
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 Conics (Manipula Math)  International Education Software (IES)
Java applets to investigate the conic sections, including different ways to draw them, their reflective properties, and the shapes traced by shadows at different latitudes.
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 Coniques en coordonnées barycentriques  Jean Marie Laborde, AbraCAdaBRI
Exemples des ellipses de Steiner; Théorème et Applications du
théorème de Pascal; Théorème de Carnot par les coordonnées barycentriques.
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 Coniques interactives en CabriJava (Interactive conics with CabriJava)  Yves Martin
Conics in the Euclidean and projective planes; also in algebra (group),
bilinear geometry, and arithmetic (PellFermat): 123 interactive files
using the CabriJava technology. The site is in French.
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 Connect 4  Keith Pomakis
Play it on the Web, specifying your own parameters. The site includes the rules of the game.
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 Connect Capture Game  Rick Nordal
This paper and pencil game combines chess with dotsandboxes. Completing a box "activates" the enclosed chess piece, which may then capture other activated chess pieces for points.
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 CONNECT: Everyone can do Math and Science  Colorado
Colorado's NSFfunded statewide systemic initiative in mathematics and science. CONNECT is charged to provide support and leadership to increase the achievement of all Colorado students in mathematics and science, kindergarten through baccalaureate (K16).
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 Connecting Geometry  Cathleen V. Sanders
A fully credited high school distance learning geometry course offered via the Internet to students throughout the Hawaiian islands as part of a grantfunded pilot project through the Hawaii Department of Education. During this ESchool (electronic school)
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 Connecting Mathematics  a Maths Thesaurus  University of Cambridge, U.K.
More than an alphabetical list of words and their definitions, this site has grown from a proposal made by the NRICH project at the University of Cambridge, to develop an online dictionary of mathematics to support its other online publications. The thesaurus
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 Connecting Mathematics to Our Lives  De Orilla a Orilla
Through bilingual discussions online, sister class partnerships, global data gathering, and other classroom collaborations at a distance, students explore how math is used in their families and communities; use math skills to investigate community or
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 Connexions  Rice University
Connexions is a nonprofit startup launched at Rice University in 1999 that aims to reinvent how we write, edit, publish, and use textbooks and other learning materials. It is a global repository of educational content that can be described in four words
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 ConquerMaths  Generic Maths, Ltd.
Fully online mathematics teaching system. 482 lessons with worksheets and
tests for ages 11 to 16. Money back guarantee offered. Also available from MathsOnlineTutor.com.
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 Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP)
A nonprofit organization offering multidisciplinary and academically rigorous curriculum materials and teacher development programs based on mathematical exploration of realworld problems. Developers of the PBS television series "For All Practical Purposes:
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 Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)  Information Institute of Syracuse
A community of organizations, government agencies, corporations, and individuals in important leadership roles formed to further the development and use of telecommunications in K12 education. Topics include legislative issues, conference participants
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 Constant Perimeter and Constant Area Rectangles (Connected Geometry)  Daniel Scher; Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
Interactive Java animations accompany the article "Theorems in Motion: Using Dynamic Geometry to Gain Fresh Insights" by Daniel Scher in the April 1996 issue of the Mathematics Teacher. The article outlines how dynamic geometry software can be used to
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 The Constants and Equations Pages  Jonathan Stott
A growing reference resource providing alphabetically listed categories of some of the more important and useful aspects of maths and special sections on numbers, algebra, trigonometry, integration, differentiation, and SI units and symbols, with in addition
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 Constants, Units, and Uncertainty  National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
A reference with three sections: Fundamental Physical Constants (values of the constants and related information, and a searchable bibliography on the constants); the International System of Units (indepth information on the SI, the modern metric system),
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 Constructing SemiRegular Tilings  Kevin Mitchell
A document based on a talk given at the Spring 1995 Meeting of the Seaway Section of the Mathematical Association of America. Contents include: Introduction and Historical Background; Notation and Definitions; General Theorems; Hyperbolic Results; and
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 Constructions with ruler and compass
 Zef Damen
A page that answers the question, What are rulerandcompass constructions? With links to stepbystep drawings for constructions: bisecting a given angle; constructing: a line perpendicular to a given line that divides it into two equal parts; a line
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 Constructivism and Education: A Shopper's Guide  Moses A. Boudourides
A brief review of the various streams of constructivism in studies of education, society, science and technology: philosophical, cybernetic, educational, and sociological. A paper presented at the International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics
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 Constructivism and Mathematical Concepts  Pathways to School Improvement
A discussion of constructivism as it relates to teaching mathematics. A list of reflective questions for teachers and references is included.
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 Constructivism  Classroom Compass
The winter 1994 issue of Classroom Compass explores this theory of learning, including a brief literature summary and suggestions for the constructivist classroom. Two instructional activities (Which Container Holds the Most? for younger children and
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 Constructivism in mathematics education  what does it mean?  John and Annie Selden; The Math Forum
A presentation given at the Joint AMS/MAA Mathematics Meetings, January 1996, Orlando, Florida. Includes an annotated bibliography: Kinds of Constructivism.
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 Constructivism in Science and Mathematics Education  Michael R. Matthews
Matthews discusses constructivism, its scope and influence, and looks at the particular case of New Zealand, in this article from the 99th Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education.
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 Constructivism in the Classroom  Mathematics Education at the Math Forum
The Math Forum's suggested sites on constructivism in math education, including projects and Web resources (conference sessions, articles, reports). See also our page of selected Internet sites with a constructivist orientation or that offer readings
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 A Constructivist View of Science Education  University of Massachusetts Physics Education Research Group (UMPERG)
Four premises of constructivism: knowledge is constructed, not transmitted; prior knowledge impacts the learning process; initial understanding is local, not global; and building useful knowledge structures requires effortful and purposeful activity;
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 Constructivist Views of Learning in Science and Mathematics (ERIC Digest)  Drew K. Ishii
An examination of constructivism and its implications for the classroom, with web and print resources for additional study.
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 Constructor  Soda
Constructor animates and edits twodimensional models made out of masses and springs. The springs can be controlled by a wave to make pulsing muscles, and you can construct models that bounce, roll, walk, etc. Try some of the readymade models or build
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 Content Knowledge: The McREL Standards Database  Midcontinent Regional Educational Laboratory (McREL)
A compendium of standards and benchmarks for K12 education. Browse or search the standards, which treat subject areas from math and science to language arts and physical education (e.g. Mathematics Standards.)
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 Continental Mathematics League (CML)
Information about the Continental Math League, including samples and solutions from CMLs for grades two and three, Pythagorean for grades 49, Euclidean for grades 49, and calculus. Also, order Best of CML books containing questions, and obtain the competition's
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 Contingency Analysis  Glyn Holton
Information on financial risk management, including value at risk, derivative instruments, credit risk and financial engineering. Discussion groups of risk management professionals; fundamentals, with an overview of enterprise risk management; research
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 Continued Fractions: an Introduction  Adam Van Tuyl
A brief introduction to the field of continued fractions, including some basic theory about the subject; the history of continued fractions, tracing some of the major developments in the field in the past 2500 years; some interactive applications that
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 Continued Fractions  David P. Stern
A short elementary exposition of continued fractions, without proofs. Students usually know that any number (e.g. pi) can be approximated to any desired accuracy by decimal fractions, but this method does the same using ordinary fractions. Examples include
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 Continued Fractions, Infinite Continued Fractions, and Iteration  Don Cohen, The Mathman
Ten different ways to solve a quadratic equation  an area of mathematics with applications to population increase, finding the square root of a number, chaos theory, and fractals. Sample problems from Chapter 8 (Solving Equations and Iteration) of Don
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 Continued Fractions With A Calculator (SMILE)  Fred J. Schaal, Lane Tech High School
A lesson designed to teach students how to evaluate continued fractions by taking many reciprocals with a calculator. From the Arithmetic section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning
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 Continuous Everywhere but Differentiable Nowhere  Sameer Shah
Blog by a high school math teacher in Brooklyn (NY), beginning shortly before teacher training and orientation, upon realizing that the textbook "completely limits me as a teacher and as a creative person" and who subsequently sets out to "design clear,
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 Contour plots with trigonometric functions  Eric Weeks
A method of making interesting nonmoiré patterns. See also his pages on Lissajou figures, Polar Flowers, and Spiral triangles.
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 Contradancing and Matrices  Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
Bernie Scanlon, a mathematics instructor at Bakersfield College in California, has been dancing nearly every weekend since 1990, even traveling to distant parts of the country to join in the fun. His passion is contradancing  a dance form unknown to
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 Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics  Nina Byers; Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of California at Los Angeles
A searchable archive of data on 86 twentieth century women who have made original and important contributions to physics, including to the field of mathematical physics. Graphics include an annotated photo gallery and a poster montage of famous females
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 Conundrum Corner  UselessKnowledge.com
Math puzzles to solve, get the answers to, or send to friends. Also, Visual puzzles, Thinking puzzles, and other conundra.
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 Convergence  Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
An online magazine encouraging the use of mathematics history as a learning and teaching tool. Convergence will include: math history articles that have a special pedagogical or learning appeal; sharing of classroom experiences; animated mathematical
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 Conversation about A Beautiful Mind, with Sylvia Nasar and Dave Bayer  archived by the Commonwealth Club of California
A conversation with Sylvia Nasar (biographer of John Nash) and
Dave Bayer (math consultant on A Beautiful Mind). Streaming audio
of event sponsored by MSRI that took place May 2002.
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 Conversion Factors  Washington State Department of Transportation
Conversion tables between U.S. customary units and SI (International System) units. The proper conversion procedure is to multiply the specified value on the left (primarily U.S. customary values) by the conversion factor exactly as given below and then
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 Conversion Page  Keith Hooker
Convert to and from U.S. fluid/dry and metric measures: quarts, cups, teaspoons, gallons, fluid ounces, tablespoons, liters, milliliters; pounds, ounces, grams, kilograms.
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 Conversion Program  Lawrence Goetz
A page that uses JavaScript to convert temperature between Fahrenheit and Celsius, length among inches, centimeters, feet, yards, meters, miles, and kilometers; weight among grams, ounces, pounds, and kilograms; and volume among fluid ounces, cups, pints,
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 ConvertAuto.com  Lilly Hammond
JavaScript calclulators for instant online conversions: angles; area; cooking, such as teaspoons (tsp) and quarts (qts); foreign currencies; density; energy; force; frequency; fuel economy, such as miles per gallon (mpg); length; power; pressure; speed;
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 The Converter Site  Alastair Hazell
A user friendly metric and imperial converter tool. Converts length, area,
weight, speed, temperature, time, energy, force, length, mass, power and
currency.
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 Converting Inches to Miles  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
The scale on a road map is 1 inch = 250 miles, how many inches would represent 1250 miles? A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test.
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 Converting Tons to Pounds  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
A loaded moving van weighs 5 tons. How many pounds would 10 loaded moving vans weigh? A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test.
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