 A Song About Pi  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
A short biography of Irving Kaplansky, Director Emeritus of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley, CA, and his analysis of the structure of complex songs.
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 Sophie's Diary  Dora Musielak
Historical fiction based on mathematician Sophie Germain. Site includes book excerpts, a Spanish version of the main page, a press release, information about the author, favorite links, contact information, and illustrations from the book of Paris in
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 Soroban in Various Number Systems  Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles, Alexander Bogomolny
A Java simulation of Sorobanthe Japanese analogue of the traditional abacus and the Chinese Suan Pan. This is the most economical tool of the three.
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 Sorting and Analyzing (SMILE)  Vickie Townsend, Crown Fine Arts Community Academy
A K12 lesson designed to teach students to sort, compare, and analyze through exploring, observing, and examining concrete objects, and to recognize a bar graph. From the Patterns and Logic section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons
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 Sorting Pennies, A Wagering Activity for Algebra 1 (SMILE)  David Drymiller, Marie Sklodowska Curie Metro High School
A lesson designed to abstract the idea of a line; introduce other methods of solving simultaneous equations besides graphing; and to develop problem solving skills. From the Algebra and Trigonometry section of a collection of almost 200 single concept
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 S.O.S. Mathematics  Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, Univ. of Texas at El Paso
Internet courses/tutorials to help students do homework, prepare for a test, or get ready for a class. The material presented here reviews the most important results, techniques and formulas in college and precollege mathematics. The learning units are
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 The soul of a chess machine  Ivars Peterson  Science News Online
Deep Blue's performance in its sixgame match in February against world chess champion Garry Kasparov impressed everyone. "It's a really serious opponent," Kasparov remarked afterwards. "I won... but it was as tough as a world championship match."...
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 The Source of UK Facts and Figures  Government Statistical Service, Office for National Statistics, UK
The information you need to access UK statistics. Links to: The Campion Fellowship in Official Statistics; Population Trends 98  reference and report tables; Quarterly Civil Service Staff in Post; UK in Figures 1999; Scottish Statistics Publications;
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 Source Panel Integrals / Java Matrix Solver  Marc Gerritsma, Jamie Grier
The source panel integrals Javascript can be used to calculate the integrals and the matrix elements of the source panel method (see sec 3.17 of Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, 2nd edition, by J.D. Anderson, jr.). The Java matrix solver can be used to solve
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 Southeast Regional Climate Center  Water Resources Division, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Home site for CIRRUS, the Climate Interactive Rapid Retrieval System, an educational medium that provides economically and environmentally important climatic information. The system gives students the opportunity to observe and analyze the weather on
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 Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL)
The regional education laboratory serving Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Conducts applied research and development, delivers training, and provides technical assistance to K12 educators and decision makers. Topics: Improving Classroom
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 Sovel PreAlgebra Class  Barry Sovel
In mathematics, we can use the term 'rule', but in reality, there are no rules, only proofs; therefore, we must be able to demonstrate and prove each mathematical statement and expression before we can apply the tag 'rule' to it. Five such demonstrations
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 The Space Between the Numbers  Breedeen Murray
Blog by a math teacher and writer "about how these two aspects are inextricably linked together in my own person, and maybe in yours, too." Posts, which date back to June, 2010, have included "PinkSlip to Private School," "SBG, Hold the G," "A Different
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 SpaceBric
Tetrahedral linking blocks and design software using that shape. Download trial versions of the software or get the fullyfeatured versions with a registration key. Blocks may be purchased on line as well. SpaceBric also offers school fundraising and
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 Space Day 2003  Celebrating the Future of Flight
Space Day 2003 honors the past 100 years of aviation and aerospace accomplishments. On May 1, 2003, teachers, students and space enthusiasts around the world can participate in Cyber Space Day, an interactive Webcast entirely devoted to science, space
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 Space Educators' Handbook  Jerry Woodfill, NASA Johnson Space Center
For Mac or PC: programs that include more than 2000 files interactively linked for ease of learning about NASA, space science, space history, and space technology. Many well designed and extensively educational files are available from this Web site,
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 Space Figures and Basic Solids  Mark Motyka, Math League Multimedia
Definitions and illustrations of "space figures" and information on crosssection, volume and surface area for the following: cube, cylinder, sphere, cone, pyramid, tetrahedron, and prism.
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 Space Math  Dr. Sten Odenwald
NASA offers realworld problems about astronomy and space science, for students in grades 68 and 912. The problems are in PDF format, and searchable. They are often based on press releases and cover topics from black holes to space weather and the search
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 SpaceShape  Matt Storz
SpaceShape is a Windows95 program that allows various 3D shapes to be created and then flattened so that a pattern can be printed to make a model of the 3D shape. Various 3D shapes are supplied with the program (octahedron, dodecahedron, icosahedron,
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 SpaceTime  Chris and Stephen DeSalvo
SpaceTime develops mathematics software for personal digital assistants (PDAs) and other mobile devices such as Pocket PCs, Palm Pilots, and smartphones. Play JavaScript and Flash games in the arcade: ArithmeTick, Math Scramble, Math Mountain, Snake,
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 Space Time Travel  Ute Kraus and Corvin Zahn (Theoretische Astrophysik Tübingen)
Black holes and travel at nearly the speed of light: Visualization of the theory of relativity. Online papers, images, movies and paper models. English version of the German site.
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 Spanky Fractal Database  Noel Giffin
A collection of fractals and fractalrelated material for free distribution on the net. Most of the software has been gathered from various ftp sites on the Internet and is freeware or shareware. Contents: An index of Fractal material; General information;
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 Spark! Learning Lab  Putnam Museum
This permanent exhibit at Davenport's science museum features a gravity wall, Bernoulli blower, SMARTboard technologies, and other handson exhibits for exploring the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) of electrical circuits, construction
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 SPA Software
A U.K.based software company, makers of educational software in several subjects including mathematics.
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 Spatial Geometry  Nima Bigdely; NIMA Software Group
3D display software, designed to help students visualize spatial geometry. Shareware for Win95/98/ME/2000/NT/XP. Download available online.
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 Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center
The Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC) researches spatial learning and develops educational programs and technologies. Every month, the SILC showcase highlights research by different members, who include cognitive scientists, psychologists,
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 Speakeasy  Speakeasy Computing Corporation
A userfriendly computational software package that enables novice and
experienced users to solve realworld problems. An intuitive computational language provides a natural way to communicate with your computer.
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 Speaking of Mathematics (Computing Science)  Brian Hayes, American Scientist
An article about AsTeR (Audio System For Technical Readings), a computing system for rendering technical documents in audio.
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 Speaking to Write: Speech Recognition for Secondary Students with Disabilities  Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
A project from EDC and the Communication Enhancement Center at Children's Hospital, Boston and funded by the DOE to explore using speech recognition software/voice recognition. Researchers will develop, pilot, publish, and market integrated adaptations
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 Special Interest Groups: American Educational Research Association (AERA)  College of Education, Arizona State University
Index and complete list of AERA SIGs, which provide a forum within AERA for the involvement of individuals drawn together by a common interest in a field of study, teaching, or research when the existing divisional structure may not directly facilitate
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 Special Relativity  MacTutor Math History Archives
Linked essay describing the history of special relativity from Newton's laws through Lorentz and Einstein, with 12 references (books/articles).
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 Speed Math Trainer  Jimmy Ruska
Flashbased, very tiny file size, speed math program including a Google video tutorial. Watching the video tutorial is highly recommended as the program can be tricky to use. Free for redistribution and potentially useful for anyone wishing to increase
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 Sphere Formulas (Ask Dr. Math FAQ)  Math Forum
Formulas for finding the surface area and volume of a sphere, sphere sector, spherical cap, and segment, zone, and lune of a sphere.
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 Spidron System  Daniel Erdely
Erdely calls a planar, planefilling object a Spidron. Upon threedimensional deformation subject to specific constraints, the planar system generates a regular, dynamic, geometrical construction. Erdely's experiments have led to the idea of creating
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 SPIMSOW: Swarthmore Summer Project for the Implementation of Mathematical Software on the Web  Bouttenot, Parlikar; Mathematics & Statistics Dept., Swarthmore College & Math Forum
The product of a 1998 summer project investigating current Weboriented mathematical software. The site explores the capabilities of the new Web versions of Mathematica, Maple, and MathView, offering tutorials on configuring the software and creating
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 Spinning to a Rolling Stop  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
The underlying mathematics of spinning disks. Spin a coin on a tabletop. As it loses energy and tips toward the surface, the coin begins to roll on its rim, wobbling faster and faster. Toward the end, the coin generates a characteristic rattling sound
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 Spirals of Primes  Bryan Clair, University of Chicago
This page will generate a spiral of numbers, with the primes marked as stars, and the composites as dots. The center of the spiral is marked with an 'X'. Specify the number at the center of the spiral below, and the width (and therefore also the height)
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 Spirals (The Geometry Junkyard)  David Eppstein, Theory Group, ICS, UC Irvine
An extensive annotated list of links to material on spirals of all kinds.
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 Spirograph  Anu Garg
A Spirograph is formed by rolling a circle inside or outside of another circle. The pen is placed at any point on the rolling circle. This applet has changeable colors as well.
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 Spliddit  Procaccia, Ariel; Goldman, Jonathan
Provably fair solutions to the everyday dilemmas of splitting rent, dividing goods, and sharing credit. Spliddit's algorithms account for individual rationality, efficiency, maximin share, proportionality, the highest feasibility level of fairness, impartiality,
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 Sport Science  ESPN Internet Ventures
ESPN videos that "uncover sports' biggest myths and mysteries by using cuttingedge technology to measure momentum, friction and the laws of gravity." Also available from http://espnrise.com/sportscience.
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 Sports Engineering Research Group  Matt Carré, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield (UK)
Research projects, equipment development, teaching and education in pursuit of fundamental questions about impact, friction, the aerodynamics of game balls, sports surfaces such as the traction of cleats and other footwear, and more. See, in particular,
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 Spreading Memes  Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny
First of a series of interactive columns for MAA Online that use Java applets to simulate a puzzle or mathematical problem, one not stated directly since the applets are intended to be such that the right answer to an as yet unstated problem should be
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 Spreading Rumors  Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
Three people take longer to share their gossip than four people! This curious result arises out of the following mathematical problem: A group of friends love sharing their gossip. Each gossiper initially knows something that no one else in the group
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 Spreading the Word  Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
History of and commentary on early calculus texts. "The first calculus text hit the shelves in 1696. They have been growing steadily in size (if not mathematical content) ever since. That first genresetting volume was Guillaume Francois Antoine de l'Hospital's
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 Spreadsheet Basics  Jan Garner
Finding your way around spreadsheets; entering data; graphing with spreadsheets.
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 Spreadsheet Math  Sustainablearning, Inc.
Spreadsheets as laboratories where students can "become a scientist who poses a question, builds a model, collects data, and asks 'What if ...?'" Freely downloadable Excel files that emphasize student choice, challenge, and creativity range from place
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 Spreadsheeto  Sciegienny, Mikkel; and Langmann, Kasper
Indepth HD video tutorials, with free exercise files, about Microsoft Excel. Illustrated blog posts have included "How to Use INDEX+MATCH With Multiple Criteria in 5 Easy Steps"; "The Last Guide to VLOOKUP You'll Ever Need"; "The Text Functions: LEFT,
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 Spreadsheets in Education  Baker, Sugden; Queensland, Australia
A new fully peerreviewed electronic journal devoted to the use of electronic spreadsheets, such as Microsoft Excel, in education. The editors invite manuscripts from education professionals who make use of spreadsheets for the benefit of their students.
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 Spreadsheets, Mathematics, Science, and Statistics Education  Erich Neuwirth
Information about spreadsheets with an emphasis on mathematics and statistics education. Spreadsheets in Education: Recommended Books; Papers about Spreadsheets in Scientific Journals and Books; Example Spreadsheets and Projects (mostly Excel 5.0); Further
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