 Simulating Society  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Computer simulation offers a powerful tool for studying human social behavior, contends Richard J. Gaylord of the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign. A theoretical physicist turned computational sociologist, Gaylord has developed models of social
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 Simulations Nab Proteinfolding Mistakes  Ivars Peterson  Science News Online
The human body manufactures thousands of different proteins, which act as enzymes, structural elements, or carriers. Each protein starts out as a long strand that must fold itself into the proper shape to perform its specific function. To gain insights
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 The Sine Function (SMILE)  Ronald G. Sienkiewicz, Prosser Vocational High School
A lesson designed to familiarize students with the concept of the sine function by defining, graphing, computer generating, using a "shop created" blackboard sine wave generator, and by presenting examples of natural phenomena which result in sine wave
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 Sine of the Times: Dividing the Universe by Zero  Colin Graham
A collection of thoughts on math by an "eternal student" with an "eclectic educational background." Posts, which date back to June, 2010, have included "Creative ways of integrating more water in the body," "My first online manipulative  virtual origami,"
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 Sines and Cosines, Part 1 (Periodic functions)  Project MATHEMATICS!, California Institute of Technology
A videotapeandworkbook module that explores a basic topic in high school mathematics in ways that cannot be done at the chalkboard or in a textbook. Sines and cosines occur as rectangular coordinates of a point moving on a unit circle, as graphs related
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 Sines and Cosines, Part 2 (Trigonometry)  Project MATHEMATICS!, California Institute of Technology
A videotapeandworkbook module that explores a basic topic in high school mathematics in ways that cannot be done at the chalkboard or in a textbook. This program focuses on trigonometry, with special emphasis on the law of cosines and the law of sines,
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 Sines and Cosines, Part 3 (Addition formulas)  Project MATHEMATICS!, California Institute of Technology
A videotapeandworkbook module that explores a basic topic in high school mathematics in ways that cannot be done at the chalkboard or in a textbook. Animation relates the sine and cosine of an angle with chord lengths of a circle, as explained in Ptolemy's
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 SingaporeMath.com Inc.
Formerly "Family Things," this family business located in Oregon, USA provides information, sample pages, and ordering information for the Singapore mathematics and science curricula, with sample placement tests for the New Elementary Math Series, sample
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 Singapore Math  Yan Kow Cheong
News and updates on Singapore Math from Cheong, a math coach, writer, editor, and life member of the Singapore Mathematical Society (SMS) and the Association of Mathematics Educators (AME) whose author credits include "Mathematical Quickies & Trickies."
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 singingbanana.com  James Grime
YouTube videos, "lazy microblog," and social networking hub of Enigma Project Officer James Grime, who "hopes to explain to kids and general audiences why he love his maths so much, to challenge some of the public's misconceptions, and to explain why
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 SINUS transfer  University of Bayreuth
Spurred by the outcome of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), Germany launched a nationwide "model programme for increasing efficiency in mathematics and science education." Between 1998 and 2007, more than 1800 of the
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 Sir Roger Penrose  World of Escher
Recreational math is the passion of Sir Roger Penrose, who was recently knighted for his outstanding contributions to mathematics. Penrose is a professor of mathematics at the University of Oxford in England, where he pursues an active interest in recreational
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 Sir William Rowan Hamilton  D.R. Wilkins; School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin
Material relating to Sir William Rowan Hamilton, including his letters and papers describing mathematical optics and conical refraction, dynamics, the theory of algebraic couples (complex numbers), the theory of equations, and quaternions; a memorial
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 SISA: Simple Interactive Statistical Analysis  Daan Uitenbroek
SISA is a collection of procedures for performing simple statistical calculations online, using HTML Forms. SISA's statistical tools include statistical procedures: (sequential probability, ratios, ttest, Fisher exact, two by two table, ordinal tests,
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 A Site For Cyber Eyes  BZLeonard
Fractals, graphics, photos and altered photos, 3D graphics, links, Sherman's Humor Column, and Ginger's Diary (A teenager describes being bombed by the Japanese on December 7, 1941).
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 Sites with Problems Administered by Others  Math Forum
Problems of the week or month: a page of annotated links to weekly/monthly problem challenges and archives hosted at the Math Forum but administered by others, and to problems and archives elsewhere on the Web, colorcoded for the level(s) of the problems
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 Sketches for Cabri Geomètre (v. 1)  L. J. Dickey, University of Waterloo
Cabri Geomètre (the original version of of the program) figures to download (binhexed): Conic Given by Five Points; Ten Sketches of Desargues Theorem; Harmonic Conjugates; The Inverse of a Circle; The Inverse of a Line; The Inverse of a Point;
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 Sketches of Topology  Kenneth Baker
Visualizations, often created with Sketchup, of low dimensional topology. Blog posts, which date back to November, 2007, have included "Twisted Saddles," "Scharlemann cycles," "Long Disks and Lopsided Bigons," "Ko Honda's Octahedral Relation," "Berge
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 Sketch Exchange  Key Curriculum Press
Share Sketchpad activities, tips, questions, and ideas in this online community dedicated to the dynamic geometry software. Browse sketches by grade level, topic, or tags.
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 SketchMad  Nathalie Sinclair
An archived resource, not currently updated: A resource center devoted to using The Geometer's Sketchpad in the classroom. Includes tips, strategies, lesson plans, and sketches for beginning and intermediate Sketchpad teachers, stories from the classroom
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 Sketchpad 3.0 Gallery  Finzer, Jackiw; Key Curriculum Press & The Math Forum
A collection of sketches and scripts that show off new features of version 3 of the Geometer's Sketchpad in categories: Arcs and Architecture; Algebra and Beyond; Physics; Statistics; Curves; and Poincare Disk.
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 Sketchpad Activity Center  Bill Finzer, Key Curriculum Press
Interactive lessons for use with an early version of the Geometer's Sketchpad. Construct a fractal tree using a recursive script; use the Point on Object command to study random phenomena. These lessons have been used in Key Curriculum Press's summer
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 Sketchpad Homework  Math 5337, The Geometry Center
A set of classical geometry problems created to introduce and teach basic commands for using The Geometer's Sketchpad. Created for Math 5337, Technology in the Geometry Classroom, at the Geometry Center, University of Minnesota.
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 SketchUp  Robert Lang
Tutorials, tips, tricks, and more about the 3D modeling software. Lang, a professional woodworker, cabinetmaker and designer who serves Popular Woodworking Magazine as its Executive Editor, uses SketchUp to design woodworking projects, and as the basis
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 Skill in Algebra  Lawrence Spector
An introduction to algebra, with questions that, when moused over, reveal their answers: algebraic expressions, signed numbers, adding and subtracting signed numbers, multiplying and dividing signed numbers, reciprocals and zero, removing grouping symbols,
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 Skills and Competencies Needed to Succeed in Today's Workplace  NCREL: North Central Regional Educational Laboratory; Learning Point Associates
Because the world of work is changing, the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education formed the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) to study the kinds of competencies and skills that workers must have to succeed in today's workplace.
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 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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 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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 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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 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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 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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 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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 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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 Só Matemática  Só Matemática
Material para ensino fundamental, médio e superior, além de provas online, biografias de matemáticos, trabalhos de alunos, um acervo de softwares matemáticos, artigos, jogos, curiosidades, histórias, fóruns de
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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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 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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