 Computing with the EDSAC  Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
The celebration earlier this year of the fiftieth anniversary of the unveiling of the ENIAC, the first electronic, generalpurpose computer, has focused attention on the early history of computing. In the 1940s, there were no computer scientists, no software
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 Concentric Geometric Hierarchies  Kirby Urner, 4D Solutions
Exhibit 1 is a JavaScript demo exhibit of the concentric hierarchy from the tetrahedron out to the rhombic dodecahedron. The shapes are all 2.3.4fold symmetric. A status bar shows the volumes of the shapes when you select an isolated view. A cumulative
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 Conception of the Good  Naveen Rizvi
"Insights into our current education system" by a UK classroom teacher. Rizvi, a selfdescribed "believer in teaching via direct instruction," blogs to "share ideas and model how I have implemented these ideas and then discuss the impact of the number
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 Conceptual Math Media, Inc.
Math educational products for both the classroom and family. Master multiplication facts and divisibility rules with PrimePak playing cards; create equations crosswordstyle with the Equate board game, also available via email. Order products online
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 The Concinnitas Project
Aquatint collection of the ten "most beautiful mathematical expressions," as selected by Michael Atiyah (the Index Theorem), Enrico Bombieri (the Ree Group Formula), Simon Donaldson (Ampère's Law), Freeman Dyson (the MacDonald Equation), Murray
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 Concurrency Points in a Triangle  Brakalova, Johnson, Scalzitti, Thornberry; The Geometry Center
An interactive Webbased exploration designed to facilitate the teaching of triangle concurrency, both as an integral part of a geometry curriculum and as enrichment material. These pages can be used by individual students as a computer exploration, as
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 Concurrent Triangles  Jim Wilson
Sketches and scripts exploring various concurrencies in triangles.
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 Condorcet.org  Blake Cretney
Theories on voting and social choice. Learn about an electoral method called "ranked pairs" and download software to tabulate other voting methods. The Election Methods Resource enumerates "single winner" and legislative approaches to running elections.
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 Cone, Cylinder Edges?  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math Common Question
A selection of answers to questions about whether cones or cylinders have edges, such as "Does a cone have an edge? A vertex?"
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 Cone Formulas (Ask Dr. Math FAQ)  Math Forum
Formulas for finding the height, surface area, and volume of a cone, right circular cone, or frustum of a cone.
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 Cone Layout  Jock Dempsey, Dempsey's Forge
A flat layout showing that the ratio or percentage of the layout circle is also the sine of half the angle of the top of the cone. If you want a cone with a 90degree point, the ratio is the sine of half the angle of the point.
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 Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences (CBMS)
The Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences is an umbrella organization consisting of sixteen professional societies all of which have as one of their primary objectives the increase or diffusion of knowledge in one or more of the mathematical sciences.
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 Conferences on the Teaching of Mathematics (CTM) (Mathematics Archives)  Husch, et al., Editors
Currently includes presentations and contributed papers from the Fifth Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics held on June 2122, 1996 in Baltimore, MD and the Sixth Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics held on June 2021, 1997 in Milwaukee, WI.
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 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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