 Will it rot my students' brains if they use Mathematica?  Theodore W. Gray and Jerry Glynn
Excerpts from the introduction to The Beginner's Guide to Mathematica V4. Jerry: "I have young students who reach for their calculators to get the answer to 5×6. My response, when I see that, is to explain that such behavior is socially unacceptable,
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 Will the real continuous function please stand up?  Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
A description and a more rigorous CauchyWeierstrass definition that "forms the bedrock of modern real analysis and any standard 'rigorous' treatment of calculus," with a discussion of how the formal definition involves a major shift in conceptual model
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 Wilson A. 'Snowflake' Bentley (18651931)  Tobias C. Brown
An American farmer who spent most of his life producing photomicrographs of snowflakes at his Jericho, Vermont farm. The site includes a Snow Crystal Display with a sequence of 26 images.
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 Wilson Stothers' Geometry Pages  Wilson Stothers, University of Glasgow
A guide to the various geometry topics on Stothers' pages, including Euclidean, affine, projective, inversive, and hyperbolic geometries, and the Klein View of geometry. These pages began as an experiment in teaching projective conics using Cabri to provide
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 WIMS (WWW Interactive Mathematics Server)  Université de Nice  Sophia Antipolis
Interactive mathematical applications, also available in French, with documentation. The server's exercises and programs are designed to find a polynomial with given values; find the Taylor expansion of a function; find a polynomial from its curve; given
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 WINDandSEA  The Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences Internet Locator  The NOAA Central Library
An atmospheric and oceanic sciences Internet Resource Locator with over 800 selected links to science and policy sites organized by topic and alphabetically within topic. Current interest topics (Year of the Ocean; El Nino)a teacher's corner with teachingrelated
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 window into a math classroom  Sadie Estrella
A snapshotdriven blog subtitled "a glimpse into a math classroom once a day." Estrella's posts, enlivened with pictures of her students and of their work on classroom dryerase whiteboards, have included "Trying Math MetaCognition," "More Arguing about
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 WinFiles.com Windows Shareware Collection  CNET, Inc.
A searchable virtual shareware library. Newest shareware, and shareware classified and sorted by platform on "categories" pages  for details, see the Readme file. Includes calculators, mathematical graphing tools, unit converters, educational games and
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 WINKS & KWIKSTAT Statistics Software  TexaSoft
Statistical data analysis software for Windows (WINKS) and DOS (KWIKSTAT). Programs in zipped format to download; free evaluation copy of any program you are interested in seeing. Courses on Statistical Data Analysis and QS9000 Statistical Techniques
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 A Winning Division  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
A farmer plans to divide a triangular piece of land evenly between his son and daughter. Because he wants to be scrupulously fair, he would like the two pieces to have not only equal areas but also equal perimeters. Where should he draw the line? This
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 Winning Partitions  Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
The simple idea of partitions has developed into a significant branch of number theory. Indeed, "any time the number of ways of writing a number as the sum of other numbers arises, the theory of partitions can't be far off," says number theorist George
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 The Winning Voting System (Math Chat)  Frank Morgan, MAA Online
Results submitted to the challenge: What do you think is the best voting system among three or more candidates? Joseph DeVincentis suggests a version of approval voting in which each voter has three choices: approval (+1), no opinion (0), or disapproval
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 Winpossible
Online math courses in Winpossible's learning environment replicate the live classroom experience through authoring, presentation and distribution technologies that allow students to hear the teacher's voice and see their handwriting over the Internet.
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 Wireless Philosophy
Free videos on the practice of philosophy — teaching viewers how to develop critical thinking skills and do philosophy, rather than simply learn what philosophers have thought. See, in particular, Wi Phi's categories of videos on the philosophy
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 WIRIS  Ramon Eixarch and Daniel Marquès, Maths for More S.L.
WIRIS math tools include a formula editor, online CAS (Computer Algebra System) and advanced math assesment tools. WIRIS tools are easily integrated into Moodle and other LMS. You can experiment with all WIRIS tools running in a Moodle environment.
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 Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER)  School of Education, Univ. of WisconsinMadison
One of the oldest and largest education research centers in the world, providing an environment where some of the country's leading scholars conduct basic and applied education research. The WCER roster includes nearly two dozen research centers and projects
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 Wisconsin Mathematics Talent Search  Mathematics Department, Univ. of Wisconsin
Each school year, the Talent Search creates five sets of five problems each and distributes them to high school and middle school students in the state of Wisconsin and throughout the world. These problems are not easy, but their solutions do not require
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 WisFaq
A Dutch language askanexpert math service. "De digitale vraagbaak voor het wiskundeonderwijs." WisFaq is een samenstelling van WISKUNDE en FAQ. FAQ is een afkorting voor 'Frequently Asked Questions' en dat is nu precies wat WisFaq wil zijn: een plek
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 WisWeb  Freudenthal Institute
The Freudenthal Institute, a Dutch organization for secondary education, provides applets to support/extend the math instruction of students 12 years and older. For this site, WisWeb recommends versions 5 or higher of Internet Explorer, Netscape or Opera.
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 Wittgenstein Thought  Bill Finzer, Key Curriculum Press
Two sketches illustrating a problem posed by Wittgenstein: A stick passes through a sleeve (in which it can smoothly slide). The sleeve is nailed to the wall. As one endpoint of the stick describes a circle, what does the other endpoint describe? One
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 The Wizard of Odds  Michael Shackleford
As a rule of thumb, the harder a game is to understand the better your odds of winning if you do understand it. By understanding the more complicated games such as blackjack, baccarat, and craps you can have an expected return of at about 99 cents per
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 wNetSchool
A resource for K12 teachers, with some information for adult education teachers (i.e., the GED exam). Subscribing to the site is free, but one may also enter without subscribing. wNetSchool provides lesson plans centered around the Internet or educational
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 The Wolf Foundation  Yaron E. Gruder, Director General
The Wolf Foundation awards prizes to outstanding living scientists and artists, including mathematicians. Read general information and more about the nomination procedure. Named in honor of Ricardo Wolf, the Foundation also awards about 200 scholarships
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 Wolfleg Tutoring  James R. Smith
Online tutoring in basic math, chemistry, and physics concepts.
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 WolframAlpha  Wolfram Alpha LLC
A computational knowledge engine that "computes whatever can be computed about anything." Query Alpha about "essentially any kind of systematic factual knowledge," with particular strengths in "areas where computation or mathematics have traditionally
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 The Wolfram Demonstrations Project  Wolfram Research, Inc.
A web collection of freely available demonstrations in math, science, and many other areas. Interact with the demonstrations directly in your browser. Each Demonstration contains a set of related links to sites such as MathWorld, The Wolfram Functions
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 Wolfram Research, Inc.
Wolfram is the maker of Mathematica, a software system for numeric and symbolic computation, data visualization, and programming; an interactive calculation tool and programming language to solve technical problems. Mathematica's electronic documents,
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 Wolfram Research in Precollege Education  Wolfram Research
"In the Classroom" highlights how some schools and organizations use Mathematica extensively in their curricula. The section on "Collaborative Initiatives" illustrates how businesses have teamed up with Wolfram Research to sponsor handson workshops,
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 Women and Mathematics Network (WAM)  Committee for the Participation of Women, Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
A consortium of Program Directors of outreach programs in mathematics for women and girls, providing professional development opportunities for program directors; forums for sharing ideas and expertise; workshops and forums for prospective directors of
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 Women and Minorities in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics  Brown University
Links to resources for women and minorities in science, engineering, and mathematics. Societies and associations; consortia, committees and centers; other resources. Also related links, foundations and organizations.
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 Women in Mathematics (WIM)  Kolda, Garille, Jones; University of Maryland College Park (UMCP)
WIM is dedicated to serving the needs of women mathematicians at the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP). This page includes links to information in the following categories: Scholarships, Conferences; Women in Mathematics; Women in Computer Science,
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 Women in Math Project  Marie Vitulli; Department of Mathematics, University of Oregon
Information on all aspects of women and math, including bibliographies of publications (with a search engine), an extensive collection of biographies, links to associations, job, grant, and scholarship opportunities, conferences, workshops and programs,
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 Women & Mathematics  Key Issues in Mathematics at the Math Forum
Find sites relevant to women, girls, and gender equity in the Math Forum's Internet Mathematics Library.
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 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 1994  Division of Science Resources Studies (SRS), National Science Foundation (NSF)
An NSF report that describes the status of groups traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering, and documents factors important to choice of study and to success in pursuing science and engineering.
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 Women, Minorities, and Persons With Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 1996  Division of Science Resources Studies (SRS), National Science Foundation (NSF)
This report presents data on participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering, and documents factors important to success in science and engineering in precollege education, undergraduate and graduate education, and employment. The
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 Women of NASA  Tish Krieg, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
The Women of NASA resource was developed to encourage more young women to pursue careers in math, science, and technology. The project showcases outstanding women who are enjoying successful careers, and demonstrates how these women balance personal and
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 Women's Adventures in Science  National Academy of Sciences
This project of the National Academy of Sciences showcases contemporary women in science, and highlights for young people the varied careers of some of today's most prominent scientists. The site draws from and accompanies Women's Adventures in Science,
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 Women's Studies Database  University of Maryland
The women's studies database serves those interested in the women's studies profession and women's issues in general. Collections of conference announcements, pedagogy and other bibliographies by and about women, calls for papers, employment opportunities,
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 WomenTechWorld eStore  National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science
A clearinghouse for products related to women in technology, trade, and law enforcement occupations. Math titles include Developing Math Learning Skills: A Parallel Support Course for the MathAnxious Student; Spatial Encounters: Exercises in Spatial
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 Wonders of Ancient Greek Mathematics  Timothy Reluga; Tufts University
An arbitrary collection of interesting solutions to geometric problems discovered and solved by the Greeks, limited to intuitive, elegant, or beautiful solutions and some that do not meet these requirements, serving as reminders of the level to which
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 The Wonders of Mathematics  Galileo Educational Network Association
Scores of different puzzles tailored for use in school math fairs. See also photo displays of recent math fairs.
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 Wooden Puzzles and Games  SiamMandalay Company Limited
Wooden brain teasers made by a Thai handcrafts export business: 3D TicTacToe, Block Pyramid, Blooming Star Puzzle, Fit All In, Giant Hidden Passage, Houdini's Challenge, Locking Sphere, Lumberjack's Challenge (Angles and Edges Puzzle), Marble Release,
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 The Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship  The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
The Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in mathematics, science, engineering, and technology—including current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals,
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 The Woodrow Wilson Leadership Program in Mathematics  The Woodrow Wilson Leadership Program for Teachers (WWLPT)
WWLPT provides leadership development for and in collaboration with K12 teachers through residential institutes, outreach institutes held around the country, publications by and for teachers, listservs, and its web site. Its mathematics resources include
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 Woolly Thoughts  Pat Ashforth & Steve Plummer
Knitting, crochet, afghans, and other textile art creations, instructions, publications, and more by two "mathekniticians" retired from teaching.
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 Word Add In Insert Graph  Martin Weissman
If you aree using MS Word and need to insert a graph, with points or a line, this free template does the job, easily and quickly.
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 Word.Net's Ambigram Website  David Holst
An ambigram is a word or words that can be read in more than one way or from more than a single vantage point, such as both right side up and upside down (from Latin: ambi=both + gram=letter). Read the FAQ or create your own ambigrams online.
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 Wordplay  John Langdon
On the application of ambigrams (words as art) in various fields of study. Most ambigrams are based on one form of symmetry or another; most of Langdon's ambigrams exemplify rotational symmetry.
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 Word Problems for Kids  St. Francis Xavier University; Canada's SchoolNet
Word problems by level for students in grades 512, which can help improve problemsolving skills. A hints link is available for difficult problems. Complete solutions are available upon request to teachers with email addresses. From students, principals,
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 Word Problems III  Energy Conservation Enhancement Project
Perimeter, area, and volume measurements; shading the exterior of a home. Math objectives: 1. Use correct formulas to compute geometric measurements. 2. Complete a variety of word problems involving three geometrical functions: area, volume, perimeter.
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