 A Fair Deal For Housemates  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Four friends move into a house and find they must choose among four rooms of different size and quality. Instead of sharing the rent equally, they decide to divide the total so that each person ends up satisfied with his or her combination of room and
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 The Fair Division Calculator  Francis Su
An interactive Java applet designed to help you determine how to divide among n people: a desirable object (such as a cake); an undesirable object (such as a set of chores); or a set of indivisible objects (rooms, desirable) with payments (rent, undesirable).
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 Fair Play and Dreidel  Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
For centuries, Jews have played the game of dreidel as part of the festivities associated with Hanukkah. Surprisingly, it turns out that this ancient game is also an unfair game. In 1976, Robert Feinerman of Herbert H. Lehman College (CUNY) in Bronx,
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 Fair Shares (MatheMUSEments!)  Ivars Peterson (Math Muse for Kids)
The birthday party is over, and one chunk of thickly frosted, richly decorated cake is uneaten. Your mother insists that you and your sister slice the cake into two equal pieces, so that she doesn't have to listen to you fight over which is bigger. What
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 The Fall and Rise of StandardsBased Education  Marzano, Kendall; Midcontinent Regional Educational Laboratory (McREL)
A National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) Issues in Brief. A brief historical overview that puts the standards movement in the context of recent education reform efforts and surveys some of the problems that have arisen in the development
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 False Proofs, Classic Fallacies  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
What's wrong with proofs that say 1+1 = 1, or 2 = 1?
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 Famdays
A famday is a day on which the combined ages of family members add up to a whole number of years  in a sense, a family birthday, a reason for a celebration that contributes to strengthening family ties. Students can compute famdays for their families
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 FAME (Fractal Art Museum Enterprise)  Joseph Trotsky, Director
A display of fractals by hundreds of artists. The site hosts permanent expositions, along with thematic and periodic exhibitions, annual contests, papers on fractal theory, software and tutorials for making fractals, and more.
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 Family Economics & Financial Education  Take Charge America Institute, University of Arizona
Free, readytoteach classroom materials, teacher training, newsletters, grants and other activities for teachers to expand knowledge of family economics and to incorporate money management related lessons into their grade 7 through 12 classrooms. Family
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 Family Finance  Utah State University Family Finance
PowerPoint presentations for selfguided study: financial attitudes, values & goals; budgeting; creating your financial information binder; and how to budget your money. Other resources from the Utah State University Cooperative Extension agency include
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 Family or Child First?  Math Forum, a Classic Problem from the Ask Dr. Math FAQ
In a twochild family, one child is a boy. What is the probability that the other child is a girl? Discusses the difference between choosing the child first and choosing the family first, and why they're mathematically different.
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 The Family Photo and Counting on One Hand (Math Chat)  Frank Morgan; Christian Science Monitor
From Norman Goodwin: A photographer wants to line up the 11 members of the Goodwin family from shortest to tallest (left to right), starting with anyone, adding someone else on either side, and continuing by always adding someone next to those already
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 Family Resources  National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Download PDF resources for parents and families to help students learn math, some available in Spanish and French as well as in English. Help Your Child Succeed in Math, Homework Help, Math Education Today, and Figure This! Family Corner.
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 Family Village School  Waisman Center, University of WisconsinMadison
Resources related to education for families with a child who has disabilities, plus additional resources JUST FOR KIDS. Pages with links to sites for: Advocacy and Public Policy; Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities; "Disability Awareness"
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 Famous Equations and Inequalities  Peter Alfeld, University of Utah
An idiosyncratic and personal selection of particularly important or particularly intriguing mathematical equations, not all of them complicated. Mathematical Constants; The definition of Pi; The definition of e; A differential equation; The Pythagorean
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 Famous Paradoxes  Isaac Reed
Zeno's Paradox and Cantor's Infinities.
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 Famous Problems in the History of Mathematics  Isaac Reed
History of mathematics presented through some famous problems, with exercises and solutions. The problems include The Bridges of Königsburg; The Value of Pi; Puzzling Primes; Famous Paradoxes; The Problem of Points; A Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem;
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 FanGraphs
Major and minor league baseball statistics and analysis, including graphs, splits, game logs, play logs, spray charts, plate discipline, PITCHf/x, strike zone heat maps, and more for every ballplayer and team.
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 The FANS Project  The New Jersey Mathematics Coalition
"Families Achieving the New Standards" in Math, Science and Technology Education is a parent outreach project, with the goals of informing parents about the New Jersey standards in mathematics, science, and technology; involving parents in helping their
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 Fantastic Fractals  Sheu, Turvey
A comprehensive fractals site with tutorials for all ages, fractalgenerated music, and realistic landscapes. Download Fantastic Fractals 98 software; interact with others through the fractal workshop message boards, and discussion forum.
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 Fantastic Fractals  ThinkQuest 1997
All about fractals: including: fully interactive fractal tutorials, a gallery, landscapes, music, a reference desk and types of fractals, downloads, a fractal workshop (build your own fractals), a fractal challenge (test yourself  how much have you learned
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 FAPII  Online SAT Test Preparation  FAPII LLC.
Purchase timecontrolled interactive quizzes and full tests, full explanation for every subject covered in the test, teacher support, etc. Uses the Blackboard platform.
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 Farmer and Wife to Catch Rooster and Hen: Sam Loyd's Puzzle  Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles, Alexander Bogomolny
An entertaining Java implementation of a puzzle by Sam Loyd. A farmer and his wife try to catch a hen and a rooster. A good exercise in taxicab geometry.
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 Fascinating Flat Facts about Phi  Ron Knott
Phi and twodimensional geometry  constructing the golden section: phi, Phi; Phi and the root5 rectangle; the shape of a piece of paper; Phi and the pentagon triangles; Penrose tilings; a rectangle/triangle dissection problem; the Golden Spiral; trigonometry
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 Fashioning a World Brain  Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
When Peterson read about a revolutionary means of storing and distributing information, he couldn't help thinking about the current explosion of activity in electronic publishing, the Internet, and the World Wide Web. But the words were actually written
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 Fast Arithmetic Tips  Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles, Alexander Bogomolny
Specific tips for three broad categories of rapid math: offensive (for the purpose of getting a result fast), defensive (for the purpose of discounting a result fast), or entertaining (for stunning your friends with math magic!). The entertaining category
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 FasterThanLight Math!
Free animated 3D math videos in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, word problems on related rates, and more. FasterThanLight (FTL) Math tailors courses or tutoring sequences based on student needs and math skill levels. It guarantees improvements on SAT
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 Fast Facts (Math On Line)  D. Kell; Mercer County Community College
Link listings for math concepts, from whole numbers and fractions to advanced equations, logic, and probability.
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 FastFig  FigLabs, Inc.
Makers of free apps for evaluating, formatting, editing, and sharing math on any Internetconnected device.
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 Fast Food Combinations  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
How many possible combinations can be made from a special menu of eight items?
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 Fathom and Tinkerplots  Math Forum
A discussion group to foster communication within the Fathom and Tinkerplots user community. Topics appropriate for discussion include how to use Fathom and Tinkerplots effectively in teaching mathematics, statistics, and data analysis; problems (both
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 A Faulty Dissection  Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles, Alexander Bogomolny
A deceptive dissection implemented in Java. Two different rearrangements of the same four plane pieces result in rectangles of different area. A very entertaining introduction into the subject of Fibonacci numbers.
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 fbWebTutor: Online Nachhilfe in Mathematik  fbWebTutor
Download video tutorials on mathematics, information and book reviewsall in German.
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 Feature Column: Monthly Essays on Mathematical Topics  American Mathematical Society (AMS)
Feature columns on new discoveries or interesting connections in mathematics, by David Austin, Bill Casselman, Joe Malkevitch, Tony Phillips, and Steven Weintraub.
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 Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
The Federal Reserve Bank has nine billion dollars in its vaults, and on an average day it destroys $20 million in unfit currency. At the Money in Motion exhibit you can explore the theoretical and mathematical realms of interest rates, inflation, and
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 Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)
A site for finding federallysupported educational resources. There are subject listings (including Mathematics) and a search engine, favorite sites (reviewed by users), more sites for students, comments and feedback forms, and the opportunity to be a
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 Federal Statistical Office Germany
The statistics department of the German government. Press releases; socioeconomic data, with brief articles and key statistics; tables of recent economic figures; population data for other countries; the purchasing power of the deutschemark. Methodological
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 The Feeling of Power  Isaac Asimov
Science fiction that explores a time when only computers know how to multiply. "...seven times three is twentyone." "And how do you know that?" asked the congressman. "I just remember it. It's always twentyone on the computer. I've checked it any number
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 Fermat's Last Theorem  David Shay
Site contents: The birth of the problem; Proofs for special cases; First steps in general proofs; The computer enters the picture; Is there a proof at all?; There are bigger problems; There are failures too; TaniyamaShimura conjecture; Here is the proof!;
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 Fermat's Last Theorem (FLT)  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
What is the current status of Fermat's Last Theorem?
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 Fermat's Last Theorem  MacTutor Math History Archives
Essay describing Fermat's theorem with links to mathematicians such as Sophie Germain, Legendre, Dirichlet, Shimura and Taniyama, etc., from its inception through Andrew Wiles' proof, with another web site and 17 references (books/articles).
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 Fermat's Last Theorem Poetry Challenge  Jeremy Teitelbaum
The proof of Fermat's last theorem by Andrew Wiles and Richard Taylor was presented to an audience of over 300 people during a tenday conference at Boston University in August, 1995. At that conference, Jeremy Teitelbaum issued a poetry challenge asking
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 Fermat's room  Javier Martín
Solve puzzles playing this Java math adventure game, also available in Spanish. Based on a film by the same name.
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 FermiEffect.com  Alice Caton
Links to biographies of Enrico Fermi and his granddaughters, computers and chaos theory, Fermi questions, and the Fermi paradox.
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 Fermilab Education Office
Online explorations for students and teachers, plus information about field trips to Fermilab, student collaborations with Fermilab, student and teacher workshops, and links to other math and science education resources.
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 Fermi Questions  Sheila Talamo
Fermi questions emphasize estimation, numerical reasoning, communicating in mathematics, and questioning skills. Students often believe that "word problems" have one exact answer and that the answer is derived in a unique manner. Fermi questions encourage
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 Ferris Wheel  Jim King, University of Washington
Physical devices can be modeled using dynamic geometry. A vital tool for moving objects around in the model are the isometries, or distancepreserving transformations. This model of a Ferris wheel provides a good example. A stepbystep description of
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 A Few Aspects of Cryptology  David Hamer
Read about cipher machines such as Enigma, Geheimschreiber, NEMA, SIGABA and others; visit the gallery showrooms of the Crypto Simulation Group (CSG), a group of historians and researchers in the field of cryptology; download sample simulators and published
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 FFTW  Matteo Frigo and Steven G. Johnson
FFTW is a C subroutine library for computing the discrete Fourier transform (DFT) in one or more dimensions, of arbitrary input size, and of both real and complex data. Download FFTW; read about its features; subscribe to its mailing list for announcements.
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 Fibonacci at Random  Ivars Peterson  Science News Online
In a book completed in 1202, mathematician Leonardo of Pisa (also known as Fibonacci) posed the following problem: How many pairs of rabbits will be produced in a year, beginning with a single pair, if every month each pair bears a new pair that becomes
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