 The Median Isn't the Message  Stephen Jay Gould
A personal story of statistics and "stretching the truth with numbers"; according to Steve Dunn, "the wisest, most humane thing ever written about cancer and statistics. It is the antidote both to those who say that, 'the statistics
don't matter,' and
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 The Medians  Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles, Alexander Bogomolny
Interactive proofs (elementary geometry, barycentric coordinates, complex numbers, Ceva's theorem, affine geometry) of the fact that the three medians of a triangle meet at a point called the centroid. See also The medians, contributed by Scott Brodie.
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 Medicine and Mathematics  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math Common Question
A selection of answers to questions about medicine and mathematics, such as "How do doctors use math?"
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 Medieval Harmony  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Harmonic numbers. The history of mathematics contains many gems of mathematical reasoning and thought. At a Mathematical Sciences Research Institute meeting last October, number theorist Hendrik W. Lenstra Jr. of the University of California at Berkeley
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 MEECAS  Mathematics Educators Exploring Computer Algebra Systems, Inc.
Mathematics Educators Exploring Computer Algebra Systems (MEECAS) seeks to encourage active interest in the use of computer algebra systems (CAS) and related technology in schools; to improve learning of mathematics; to influence curriculum, assessment,
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 Meetings (NCTM)  National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Affiliated Group Leadership Conferences; Local Meetings by Region: Canada, Western, Central, Southern, and Eastern; Other Conferences. This site contains links to descriptions of the sessions to be presented at the meetings, as well as registration information.
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 MegaCalculator  Don Benish, Benish Industries
From the MegaConverter site. A webbased scientific calculator with which you can add, subtract, multiply, divide, take square roots, do powers, logarithms, sin, cosine, tangent, statistical functions and more.
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 megaConverter.com  BenCam InterMedia
megaConverter.com is an evergrowing set of weights, measures and unit conversion/calculation modules. Spin a dial to select the kind of unit to convert: ancient lengths, volume, weight; angles; area; astronomical distance; bases  dec/hex/oct/bin; density;
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 MegaPenny Project  Kokogiak Media
What would a billion (or a trillion) pennies look like? Find out here, in pages listing data on one to one quintillion pennies. All the pages have tables at the bottom, listing things such as the value of the pennies, size of the pile, weight, and area
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 Mega TicTacToe  Paul Nahay
A Java applet that plays TicTacToe, Connect Four, Gomoku, and hundreds of customizable original variants.
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 Meikleriggs' Mathematics  Peter Mitchell
An archive of the Newcastle Royal Grammar School's Mathematics' Department, which has scanned in handwritten STEP Mathematics' papers as well as GCSE and Alevel Structured Mathematics on the MEI model. Register to see, in particular, the Examinations'
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 Members & Activities (AMS)  American Mathematical Society
Includes information and resources on Membership in the AMS (becoming a member, individual, institutional, associate, and corporate membership, FAQ); Membership Benefits (Membership List, eMail Forwarding, Meetings and Conferences, Notices, Bulletin);
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 Memory, Mental Arithmetic, and Mathematics  MacTutor Math History Archives
All the mathematicians whose biographies are given in the MacTutor archive exhibited extraordinary mental powers. This article examines a few mathematicians who showed extraordinary powers of memory and calculating, together with a number of people who
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 MendelWeb  Roger B. Blumberg
An educational resource for teachers and students interested in the origins of classical genetics, introductory data analysis, elementary plant science, and the history and literature of science. Constructed around Gregor Mendel's 1865 paper "Versuche
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 The Menelaus Theorem  Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny
Ceva's and Menelaus' theorems compared and two proofs of the latter. An interactive column for MAA Online that uses a Java applet to simulate a puzzle or mathematical problem, one not stated directly since the applet is intended to be such that the right
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 Mentalmath  EUDACTICA
Makers of superTmatik mental math cards, and organizers of the International Mental Math Championship, which has developed number and calculation skills in children ages 615 since 2006.
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 Mental Model Musings  Gene R. Bellinger, OutSights
Modeling and Simulation is a discipline for developing a level of understanding of the interaction of the parts of a system, and of the system as a whole. It embodies a set of disciplines that provide a foundation for understanding not only how things
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 MenuMath  JeanPierre Gosselin, Collège NotreDame de la Paix
Un outil d'aide à l'enseignement et à l'étude des maths du secondaire. Ce logiciel gratuit (Windows 95/98) regroupe 78 programmes d'arithmétique, d'algèbre, de géométrie, de trigonométrie, d'analytique,
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 Meredith Mathematics & Science Institutes  Meredith College
Residential professional development opportunities that focus on the "big ideas" of mathematics content for preK through high school. Learn about institute highlights, read testimonials, register, and more. MMSI and the creators of the game 24®,
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 Merlin's Magic Squares  Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny
The toy game of Merlin is not quite trivial and the mathematics is simple enough to provide an entertaining exercise in a Linear Algebra class. The original game is played on a 3x3 array of buttons that toggle between two states. The goal of the game
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 Mersenne Megaprime  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
On June 1, 1999, a participant in the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) discovered the the 38th known Mersenne prime  the first known prime number with at least 2 million decimal digits, more than twice as many as the previous record holder.
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 Mersenne.org  George Woltman
A domain created as a home for the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS).
Mersenne primes are named after the French monk Marin Mersenne. The goal of the search is to find ever larger Mersenne primes. You can join this search by downloading the
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 Mersenne Prime Digits and Names  Landon Curt Noll
Tables of known Mersenne prime numbers: discovery dates, digit counts, decimal digits (American and European styles), English names, and English names with numbers.
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 Mersenne Prime Freeware  Conrad Curry
An extensive list of software, with descriptions, for various operating systems, as well as libraries and developeroriented links.
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 Mersenne Primes: History, Theorems and Lists  Chris Caldwell; Dept. of Mathematics & Computer Science, Univ. of Tennessee at Martin
When 2n1 is prime it is said to be a Mersenne prime. Page contents: Early History; Perfect Numbers and a Few Theorems; Table of Known Mersenne Primes; The LucasLehmer Test and Recent History; Conjectures and Unsolved Problems; Remote pages on Mersennes:
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 Mersenne Prime  Susan Stepney
Susan Stepney discusses Mersenne primes, the LucasLehner test, and perfect numbers, and supplies links to other relevant sites and print references.
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 Mesodynamics  Randall D. Peters; Dept. of Physics, Mercer University, Macon, GA
The study of nonlinearity, chaos, and complexity in mechanical systems. Research, Pendula, Sensors; download simulations of mechanical oscillators. Explore the pendulum area of the site to find pages on Science as Art, e.g. BowlingBall Pendulum Art or
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 Mesopotamian Mathematics  Duncan J. Melville, St. Lawrence University
The origins of mathematics in Mesopotamia from the earliest tokens, through the development of Sumerian mathematics to the grand flowering in the Old Babylonian period, and on into the later periods of Mesopotamian history. Organized into background;
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 Metacognition (Learning and Mathematics)  Alan Schoenfeld; Math Forum
In his 1987 book, Cognitive science and mathematics education, Schoenfeld wrote a chapter called "What's all the fuss about metacognition?" in response to a challenge from mathematicians (among them Joe Crosswhite, Henry Pollak, Anna Henderson, and Steve
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 metarith
metarith challenges you to add, subtract, multiply, divide, exponentiate, and basechange your way to a target value. Similar to the 24 game, this JavaScript lets you choose the countdown clock you race against, the size and sign of the quantities it
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 Meteorology: Does Weather Happen Randomly?  Richard Levine, Tefft Middle School, Streamwood, IL
Does weather happen randomly or are there patterns that can be recognized? If there are patterns, what are they and how can we use them? Scientific skills involved are: collecting, recording and analyzing data; thinking creatively and critically, and
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 A Method of FrontEnd Arithmetic (SMILE)  Eddie Newton, Carver Area High School
A lesson for grades 312 designed to teach students to transfer computational fatigue from the most significant to the least significant columns; eliminate carryovers and their errors; and use one or more of the fundamental laws of commutation, association
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 Metric and English Unit Conversions  Science Made Simple, Inc.
Convert between different unit measurements, both English and metric: area, length, temperature, time, volume, weight, or fruit (apples to oranges).
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 METRICATION: Just say, NO!  Thought You Should Know (TYSK)
TYSK opposes the forced implementation of the metric system on the American populace on three basic levels: practicality, functionality, culturally. News, Articles, Links.
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 Metric Conversion Blamed for Canadian Jet's Forced Landing  Jim Loy
The complete story for this headline for an AP news story, on July 29, 1983, when a measurement error in the "conversion and comunication" of metric weight and volume information caused a fuel shortage that forced a Boeing 767 to make an emergency landing.
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 Metric Conversions
Online metric conversion calculators for length, area, volume and weight along with some of the units origins and some conversion tables for printing.
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 Metrics Matter  ThinkQuest Junior
A simple introduction to the metric system, starting with a basic explanation of how the metric system works. Read about the metric system in relation to other methods of measuring, and learn how to measure time, length, volume, mass, and temperature.
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 Metric System and Unit Conversion  R. H. Logan, Dept. of Chemistry, Dallas Co. Community College, North Lake College
Advantages of the metric system: it was based on a decimal system (i.e.: powers of ten) and therefore simplifies calculations; it is used by most other nations of the world, and therefore has commercial and trade advantages. If an American manufacturer
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 Metric System: a WebQuest for 710 grade Science  Deborah L. Folis
A project that covers the history of the metric system, symbols, prefixes, and unit conversions. Comparisons are made using the history of the U.S. System and the Metric System. Common measurements and units used in Physics are also found, and a better
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 The Metric System (SI): A Concise Reference Guide  David Bartlett
Accurate but concise information intended to clarify the mysteries of the Système International d'Unités (SI), for both the layman and the expert. Introduction, a brief history, the base and supplementary units, derived units, SI prefixes,
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 Metric Unit Conversion  GlobeFeed.com
Online metric unit conversion calculators for the units of weight, length, temperature, volume and area.
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 MetroMath
MetroMath "finds researchbased ways to ensure that urban children learn the mathematics they need; that urban mathematics teachers are equipped with the most effective instructional strategies; and that the human resources of urban communities are used
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 MiaBella  MiaBella, LLC
Online tool for plotting multiple linear regression results in 3D. Requires a WebGLcapable browser.
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 Michael Serra
From the author of Discovering Geometry: An Investigative Approach and Smart Moves: the Games and Puzzles series; videos such as DG Investigations and "How to Teach Math Anxiety"; articles and handouts on cooperative learning; speaking engagements and
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 Michigan Math Scholars
A summer program for high school students at the University of Michigan. Program information, mathematics news, a student paper ("On the Problem of Dividing a Clock Face Into Equal Thirds"), several online courses (The Nature of Infinity; Chaos; Graph
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 MicroGeometry  Marcus Pontuti
A solid geometry volume and surface area calculation utility for the PalmOS PDA. featuring thirteen of the most common shapes, supporting equations, and the ability to build composites. All equations are listed on the site.
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 MicroScapes  Lucent Technologies
A series of photographs taken through high power microscopes. Galleries include:
Silicon Dreams, Atoms and Ions, The Edge of Light, Solid States, Symmetry in Motion, and Memories, Glass and Apparitions.
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 Microsoft in Education  Microsoft Corporation
Organized into K12 education, higher education, academic products and pricing, and education resellers and business partners. Math, Economics, and Science Lessons for using Office in the classroom use Word, Excel, Power Point, and Internet Explorer to
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 Microsoft Math Partnership
Through partnerships with eight area school districts and the Puget Sound Educational Service District, the Microsoft Math Partnership (MMP) provides support to schools to help students become critical thinkers and proficient in mathematical skills and
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 Microtextbooks  Microtextbooks.com
Math textbooks from elementary school through firstyear college, books for developmental or remedial math programs, and adult education and distance learning programs at twoyear (U.S.) colleges, in one volume, on your computer. Living Math Textbooks
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