 Toward a Fairer Expansion Draft  Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
When new teams are brought into an established league, the team owners usually take turns picking players from a pool of available talent. The conventional method for such drafts, however, often produces unfair results. For example, if one of two owners
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 The Tower of Hanoi  Andrew Cumming
Interactive version of the famous logic puzzle, in html and VRML versions, with a separate page about solving it.
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 Tower of Hanoi  Math Forum, a Classic Problem from the Ask Dr. Math FAQ
There are three posts. Disks of different sizes are placed on the lefthand post, arranged by size with the smallest on top. You are to transfer all the disks to the righthand post in the fewest possible moves, without ever placing a larger disk on a smaller
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 Tower of Hanoi on the Web  Miroslav Kolar
The legend: A group of Eastern monks are the keepers of three towers on which sit 64 golden rings. Originally all 64 rings were stacked on one tower with each ring smaller than the one beneath. The monks are to move the rings from this first tower to
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 Tower of Hanoi (SMILE)  Paul Eubanks, Washington High School
A lesson for grades 612 designed to teach students to discover a pattern and to evaluate an exponential expression. From the Patterns and Logic section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative for
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 Toying with Reality: Java Applets and VRML  Paul Flavin
Virtual Reality: Modeling with Math, and a little Java. Applets to manipulate: The Pythagorean Theorem; Equation Grapher: "You type, I Graph"; Graphing Vector Calculator; Java 3d Visualizer; Virtual Rubik's Cube; Raytracing applet; Java Calculator; Play
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 Trachtenberg Speed Math  Alpha Centauri Software
Software that teaches Jakow Trachtenberg's speed system of basic mathematics that he invented while imprisoned by Hitler during WWII. For Windows only. Demo version available.
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 Trachtenberg Speed System  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
An introduction to Trachtenberg's system of performing highspeed multiplication, division, addition, subtraction, and square root, all in one's head, with references.
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 Tracking  Education Week on the Web
Should schools  as the engine of democracy  provide relatively similar curricula for all students? Or should they instead sort students by skill levels and prepare them for their different roles as adults? A discussion of the pros and cons of tracking,
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 Tractrix Java Applet Class  PHD Computer Consultants Ltd
Download Tractrix.zip, a Java applet that makes the kind of pretty swirling patterns which Dutch mathematician Huygens originally named in 1692. Specify applet width and height, background and foreground color, coordinate pairs that will identify corners,
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 Traditional Schooling: Articles and Research  Carolyn K., Hoagies' Gifted Education Page
Articles and reports on traditional schooling issues: Academic Acceleration; Advocacy; Bullies; Curriculum Adjustments; Early (or late) Kindergarten; Educational Theories; Grouping; Individualized Education Profiles (IEPs); Mentors; Success Stories; Testing
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 Traffic Jam  Math Forum
Equal numbers of people face each other with one open slot between them. Everybody faces the open slot. If there are 6 people there will be 7 slots, 6 of
which must always have people in them. People must attempt to exchange places without turning around.
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 Traffic Signs  Richard C. Moeur
Graphics of the most commonly used traffic signs in the United States, useful for challenging students to find symmetrical signs (in addition to polygons).
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 Transformational Geometry  Leslie Howe
Java applets to illustrate translation, rotation, glide reflection, etc. Directions for tessellations by hand and using dot paper. Links to sites of artists that illustrate these ideas.
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 Transformations and Tessellations  Lynda Kozicz Leahey
A unit introducing the concepts of transformations and tessellations. Students will explore the attributes of transformations: reflections, translations, rotations and dilations by using pattern blocks, algebraic notation and computer design. They will
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 Transformations  David A. Reid
A transformation is a onetoone mapping on a set of points. The most common transformations map the points of the plane onto themselves, in a way which keeps all lengths the same. These transformations are called isometries. Another common sort of transformation
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 Transmath  A CBL Mathematics Tutor  Joanna Brown
Transmath is a computerbased (Windows platform) mathematics tutor designed to strengthen and consolidate the basic mathematical knowledge of students commencing numerate degrees. Module exercises, featuring animations, come with constructive interactive
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 Transversal of a Latin Square  Jay's Corner
A transversal in a Latin Square is a collection of positions, one from each row and one from each column, so that the colors that are in these positions are all different. This page shows an example of a transversal in a 4x4 Latin square
See also Transversals
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 The Travelling Monkey  Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
One of the classic problems of planning ahead concerns a traveling salesman who must visit customers in a number of cities scattered across the country and then return home. The problem is to find the shortest possible route visiting each city only once.
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 The Travelling Salesman's Problem  Manu Konchady
A trucking or delivery company is focused on optimum delivery cost. This can be achieved by using a system which determines the best highway route for each load. An optimum highway route can be displayed on a map. A route with 16 nodes is used to test
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 Travel Triangles (SMILE)  Sarah Barrett, Mars Hill School
A middle and high school geometry lesson designed to teach students to review and demonstrate an understanding of the three kinds of angles (by degrees). From the Geometry and Measurement section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by
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 The Treb Challenge  GlobalSpec, Inc.
Custom build a trebuchet for three challenges: distance, accuracy, and power. Between launches, continue modifying the catapultlike seige engine's projectile weight, launch angle, gravity, wind, counterweight mass and height. After each challenge, the
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 TreeAge Software, Inc.
Producer of decision analysis software. Product information, interactive demos and trial download, FAQ and technical support, ordering, and registration.
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 TREEFROG Mathematical Software  John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
Modular software for Windows, intended to be used along with traditional teaching methods, to provide instant feedback at each stage. It covers basic order of operations; manipulation of fractions; transposition of formulae and the quadratic equation;
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 TREEFROG selfassessment system  Strickland, AlJumeili
An MSDOS and Windows program for checking math skills, based on mathematical rules. A student is presented with an expression (say integral of x cos x d x, or x2+3x+2 = 0) and told to convert it to another equivalent form (function of x + constant, x
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 Triangle Calculator  Peter Chrenko
Select SideSideSide (SSS), SideAngleSide (SAS), AngleSideAngle (ASA), or SideSideAngle (SSA) congruence, then enter three known sidelengths or angles, and this JavaScript returns the triangle's remaining measurements. This calculator also uniquely
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 Triangle Centers  Clark Kimberling; Dept. of Mathematics, Univ. of Evansville, Evansville, IN
A listing, with description and illustration, of 20thcentury triangle centers (including: Schiffler Point, Exeter Point, Parry Point, congruent isoscelizers point, Yff Center of Congruence, isoperimetric point and equal detour point, AjimaMalfatti Points,
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 Triangle Congruence  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math Common Question
A selection of answers to questions about triangle congruences, such as "Why can't the SSA Theorem be used to prove congruence?" and "When should we use Congruent Parts Congruent Triangles Congruent (CPCTC), and how does it prove anything?"
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 Triangle Formulas (Ask Dr. Math FAQ)  Math Forum
Formulas for finding the area, perimeter, etc. of an equilateral, isosceles, right, or scalene triangle.
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 Triangle: Proof  Michal Wojcik
A proof that the sum of the angles in a triangle is 180 degrees. This page is written in HTML with two graphical images.
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 Triangle Puzzle  Evelyn Sander, Geometry Forum Archives, The Geometry Center
Pick an arbitrary point in the interior of an equilateral triangle. Now go halfway towards one of the three vertices (you get to pick which vertex). Now you are at a new point in the triangle. Again go halfway towards any vertex. Continue this process.
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 Triangles and Pyramids: Playing Math!  Hollis Easter
A "teachable" on the construction of freestanding pyramids made "by folding a single piece of paper, with only a single piece of tape to hold them together...." This blog post goes on to include photos of a net, diagrams, and "things to investigate":
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 Triangles and Simplices (The Geometry Junkyard)  David Eppstein, Theory Group, ICS, UC Irvine
An extensive annotated list of links to material on triangles and their higherdimensional generalizations (simplices), with a particular interest in partitioning regions into triangles, tetrahedra, or higher dimensional simplices, for various applications
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 Triangles, Circles, And Waves  Kenny Felder
The site provides an overview of trigonometry. The material is merely
a refresher; only useful to beginners in trigonometry when used as supplementary course material in a trigonometry class.
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 Triangles in Elliptic Geometry  Thomas Banchoff, The Geometry Center
An examination of some properties of triangles in elliptic geometry, which for this purpose are equivalent to geometry on a hemisphere. The aim is to construct a quadrilateral with two right angles having area equal to that of a given spherical triangle.
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 Triangle with one 90degree Angle  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
A triangle with one 90 degree angle is always: an equilateral triangle; an acute triangle; an obtuse triangle; or, a right triangle? A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test.
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 Triangular Numbers
Triangular and square numbers, presented with numeric, algebraic, and geometric illustrations, proofs, and formulas.
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 triangular prism  Manjit Singh Atwal
Download lessons and worksheets about triangular prisms, including finding surface areas and volumes.
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 Triangulation (SMILE)  Ann M. W. Brandon, Oak Forest High School
A lesson designed to teach students the basics of how to perform and calculate
triangulation. From the Practical and Applied Math section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement.
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 Tribute to Invariance  Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny
As a competitive activity, the Squares and Circles game is not very challenging in itself. That is to say, the outcome of the game does not depend on how the game proceeds. The challenge is to come up with this realization and establish its veracity.
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 Tricki  Gowers, Timothy; Sisask, Olof; and Frolkin, Alex
A wiki "repository of mathematical knowhow" that encompasses techniques ranging from the very general to those that concern particular subareas of mathematics. Browse problemsolving ideas by technique: for finding algorithms and algorithmic proofs,
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 Tricks for Learning Math  Math Forum, Teacher2Teacher FAQ
Answers to a frequently asked question: What are some math tricks and mnemonic devices I can use with my students?
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 Tricky Crossings  Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
Have you heard the one about an itinerant entertainer traveling with a wolf, a goat, and a basket of cabbages? The showman comes to a river and finds a small boat that holds only himself and one passenger. For obvious reasons, he can't leave the wolf
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 Tricky Dice  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
The game involves four specially numbered dice. You let your opponent pick any one of the four dice. You choose one of the remaining three dice. Each player tosses his or her die, and the higher number wins the throw. Amazingly, in a game involving 10
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 Tricky Tables (MatheMUSEments!)  Ivars Peterson (Math Muse for Kids)
The shape of a billiard table has a lot to do with the types of shots you can make in a game of billiards. Which of the odd tables pictured do you think would be your best bet for hitting another ball? Suppose you have a circular table, or a rectangular
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 Trig According to Euclid  Len Smiley, Deborah Smiley
Four figures proving trigonometric addition and subtraction formulas for cosine and sine. Free of Cartesian coordinates, the proofs are synthetic and use a common, minimal diagram from Euclidean geometry.
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 Trigonometric Functions and Calculus  Waner, Costenoble; Hofstra University
A text on the WWW for liberal arts and business majors. Contents (each with exercises): Modeling with the Sine Function; The Six Trigonometric Functions; Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions; Integrals of Trigonometric Functions.
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 Trigonometric Functions  Larry Gladney, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Pennsylvania
From the Interactive Textbook of PFP 96. A review of the trigonometric functions, sine, cosine, and tangent, as the most frequently used functions seen in introductory physics.
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 The Trigonometric Functions  MacTutor Math History Archives
Linked essay sketching trigonometry from its beginnings out of the early correspondence between astronomy and mathematics through the 18th century, with 17 references (books/articles).
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 Trigonometric Functions (SMILE)  Lesia Smith, Michael M. Byrne School
A lesson designed to teach students to define and demonstrate the six trigonometric functions; and to facilitate using the three most frequently used trigonometric functions. From the Algebra and Trigonometry section of a collection of almost 200 single
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