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 PolygonFlux - John Miller An iPad app for exploring the path taken by a point bouncing around inside a regular polygon of 3 to 14 sides. Set the initial angle and starting location, the number of bounces, and the number of sides for the polygon; collect an album of resulting "fluxagons" ...more>> Polygons Made To Order (SMILE) - Loretta Malone, Washington High School A lesson designed to teach students to construct a regular polygon inscribed in a circle by using isosceles triangles with vertex angles at the center of the circle and legs as radii; determine the values of the angles; and discover that as the number ...more>> Polyhedra (Geometry and the Imagination) - Conway, Doyle, Gilman, Thurston; The Geometry Center A polyhedron is the three-dimensional version of a polygon, a three-dimensional figure made by gluing polygons together. This handout discusses polyhedra, presents explorative activities, and supplies a "homework" assignment. Includes the first 20 Greek ...more>> Polyhedra in the Classroom - Suzanne Alejandre Middle School student activities to pursue with a computer in the classroom. Introduction to Polyhedra; paper nets to print out and fold; Kaleidotile; Buckyballs; Crystals (paper nets, systems); Cube coloring problems; links to polyhedra on the Web. ...more>> Polyhedra plaited with paper strips - H. B. Meyer A guide to generating certain polyhedra (Platonian, Archimedian and other solids) by plaiting paper strips (glueless method). In several cases pattern download of the paper strips is possible. In German and English. ...more>> Polyhedra - Rolf Asmund A gallery of regular polyhedra, snub uniform polyhedra, deltahedra (polyhedra consisting only of equilateral triangles), and polychora; with animations, still graphics, and some taxonomic data (vertices, edges, faces, polygons, radii, and more). Mobius ...more>> Polyhedra Study - Ha Le An attempt to bring out the beauty of polyhedral study in particular and of mathematics in general via the use of the geom3d package in Maple and VRML (Virtual Reality Modelling Language). Categories: regular polyhedra; Archimedean solids; duality; facet; ...more>> Polyhedrons: PolyMod Polyhedron Modeler - Daniel Grunberg Free software for creating regular and irregular 3-dimensional polyhedrons on the screen, view them from different angles, then print out their corresponding nets or templates to glue together to form the polyhedron. ...more>> Polyhedron Templates - Dan Grunberg Design your own polyhedron paper models to print out, cut, fold, and assemble with glue. Build a net by choosing from among the five Platonic solids (tetrahedron, hexahedron, octahedron, dodecahedron, icosahedron), or use the advanced button to specify ...more>> Polymath Love - Gary Smith Free and low-cost Macintosh software for middle school mathematics: over 200 programs written by a classroom teacher. Program descriptions and some free programs are available to download from the Web, or order the CD-ROM for \$100 U.S., which includes ...more>> Polymorf - Rick Engel A math manipulative, construction set toy, model building kit, and 3D puzzle all in one, used for modeling polyhedra and the structure of molecules and crystals. Build life-like geometric models of creatures, vehicles, and structures. For all ages. ...more>> Polynomiography - Bahman Kalantari Polynomiography is the "art and science of visualization in approximation of zeros of polynomials. This visualization is via fractal and non-fractal images created based on the mathematical convergence properties of iteration functions." The galleries ...more>> Polyominoes - Cynthia Lanius What do dominoes and Tetris have in common? Both games use pieces that are formed of squares placed side by side. Dominoes use 2 squares; Tetris pieces (or tetrominoes) use 4 squares. Mathematician Solomon Golomb, in a 1953 talk at the Harvard Mathematics ...more>> Polyominoes - Kevin Gong Information and Polyominoes software to download. A polyomino is a piece made up entirely of squares connected edge-to-edge. For example, a domino is a polyomino with 2 squares. In this program, you can use pentominoes, tetrominoes, trominoes, hexominoes, ...more>> Polyominoes - Slavik Jablan A plane topological disk (i.e. a plane region without "holes") consisting of n edge-to-edge adjacent squares is called a polyomino. This site offers a shape description: in every border square cell of a polyomino we could introduce two-sided mirrors perpendicular ...more>> POP Mathematics (Mathematics Archives) - University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) Did you ever wonder what made your teacher get so excited about some topic in Mathematics? On this page the Math Archives site collects items about Mathematics that may explain this weird behavior. Also included on this page are links they couldn't figure ...more>> Popular Science Browse the science and technology news magazine's math articles, where stories have included "Mathematician Cracks The Code for Making Hollywood Blockbusters," "Japanese Super Computer Calculates Pi To The 2.5 Trillionth Decimal Point," "Math, Art, and ...more>> Population Education - Population Connection Browse the Population Connection's catalog for population education teaching materials and posters. The library contains newsletters, quick facts, reference materials such as free activities and frequently asked questions, quizzes, and more. Population ...more>> Population Index 1986-1998 - Office of Population Research, Princeton University The primary reference tool to the world's population literature, presenting an annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other material on population topics. It covers all fields of interest to demographers, ...more>> Portion Distortion - National Institutes of Health (NIH) How do the portions served in today's fast food restaurants compare to those available 20 years ago? Take the "Portion Distortion" quizzes to learn exactly how much portions have "super sized," as well as the amount of physical activity required to burn ...more>> Portraits of Albert Einstein - Robert Bruen Numerous black-and-white photographs of Einstein, provided by Robert Bruen. ...more>> Positive and negative Euler characteristic (Geometry and the Imagination) - Conway, Doyle, Gilman, Thurston; The Geometry Center A symmetry pattern on the sphere always gives rise to a quotient orbifold with positive Euler characteristic. In fact, if the order of symmetry is k, then the Euler characteristic of the quotient orbifold is 2/k, since the Euler characteristic of the ...more>> Positive/Negative Integer Rules - Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math Common Question A selection of answers to questions about positive and negative integer rules, such as "When do two negative numbers equal a positive?" ...more>> Potent Problems - Institute for Studies in Educational Mathematics A database of problems that deepen understanding of mathematics through multiple answers, approaches to an answer, interpretations, extensions, perspectives on a mathematical idea, layers of complexity, or algorithms. Potent problem content topics include ...more>> Power and Pedagogy: Transforming Education through Information Technology - Robbie McClintock A book from the Institute for Learning Technologies (ILTweb), Teachers College, Columbia University. Chapters include: The Computer as a System; The Educator's Mission; The Span of Pedagogical Possibility; Making a New Educational System; and Education ...more>> Power Cards: A Mathematical Puzzle - Cynthia Lanius Choose a number from 1-31. Tell me which cards below contain the number, and I can tell you the number. How do I do it? (A hint and directions for making more cards are given.) ...more>> Power Conversion - MedCalc.com Convert to and from watts, btus, cals, ergs, ft-lbs, horsepower, kilowatt. ...more>> Power Math: Online Math Problem Solving Algebra, geometry, and arithmetic formulas for grades up to 9th. ...more>> Power of 2 Publishing - David Sharp, Power of 2 Publishers of a series of books, intended to give structured support to those who benefit from more repetition and practice than is often available in the classroom. Power of 2 also offers workshops on using the books with students. ...more>> The Power of Innovative Scheduling - Robert Lynn Canady; Educational Leadership Journal A November 1995 article. "Alternative schedules may not add hours to the school day, but they can vastly improve the quality of the time students spend at school." Issues facing all schools; scheduling tips for elementary, middle and high schools; references. ...more>> PowerPoint Tools - Don Link Don Link, a sixth grade math teacher at Indian Creek School (Crownsville, Maryland), shares these PowerPoint files that he has developed and used with his students. Includes: A Geometric Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem; Exponents; Jeopardy Template; ...more>> powersfulmath - Brooke Powers Blog by a Kentucky middle school teacher sharing "some of the ways I try and bring math to life for my students." Posts, which date back to February, 2014, have included "Standards Based Grading When You Can't Really Standards Based Grade," "Why I Always ...more>> Powers of 10 - Michael W. Davidson, The Florida State University This telescoping Java applet illustrates powers of ten. View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth, move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree -- then begin to move from the ...more>> Powers of 5 and Traveling to the North Pole (Math Chat) - Frank Morgan; Christian Science Monitor What is the remainder when you divide 5^999,000 by 7? ...more>> Powers of Ten - Bruce Bryson A series of images based on the book Powers of Ten, by Philip and Phyllis Morrison and the Office of Charles and Ray Eames. Each picture's subject is ten times wider or narrower than the next. Images range from quarks at 10-16 meters to groups of galaxies ...more>> Powers of Ten - Eames Office An "adventure in magnitudes" that depicts the relative scale of the universe in factors of ten, originally written and directed by Ray Charles Eames in 1968. Starting at a picnic by a Chicago lake, every ten seconds this nine minute-long documentary short ...more>> Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation - PAREonline.net Practical Assessment, Research and Evaluation (PARE) is an on-line journal providing education professionals access to refereed articles that can have a positive impact on assessment, research, evaluation, and teaching practice, especially at the local ...more>> Practical Money Skills for Life - VISA For educators, parents and students to practice better money management for life. Available online or in a binder format, the free classroom curriculum consists of a teacher's guide, student worksheets and quizzes. Teacher's Guide lessons cover topics ...more>> Praktick - Praktick Learning private Ltd. Auto-scoring practice problems aligned to the UK's Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Standards, from pre-kindergarten to grade seven. Questions adjust dynamically based on performance, while a timer counts up response time; incorrect answers ...more>> Pre 20th Century Computing Devices - Rokeby High School, Rokeby, Tasmania Contents include: Stone Computers; Abacus; Napier's Bones; The First Calculating Machine; Blaise Pascal's Adding Machine; Gottfried Leibnitz; The First Pocket Calculator; Jacquard's Loom; Luddites; Charles Babbage; The First Programmer; Herman Hollerith. ...more>> Pre-Algebra (Middle School Math) - Homeworkhelp.com, Inc. Free pre-algebra lessons on: types of numbers (numbers and their properties, negative numbers); fractions (reducing, multiplying, dividing, adding and subtracting, mixed numbers, comparing fractions, ratios & proportions, percentages, decimals, scientific ...more>> Pre-Algebra Problem of the Week - Math Forum Math problems for students learning algebraic reasoning, identifying and applying patterns, ratio and proportion, and geometric ideas such as similarity. The goal is to challenge students with non-routine problems and encourage them to put their solutions ...more>> Pre-Calculus - Math Forum Links to some of the best Internet resources for pre-calculus: classroom materials, software, Internet projects, and public forums for discussion. ...more>> Precision Mathematics, "Home of the Merbs" - Joseph Balcuk, Precision Mathematics Site for "The Spoils of Civilization", a game students can play through the entire school year. Students are required to compete in class and work together to build a civilization for the main characters, Merbs. Students can also use the online game forum ...more>> Preparing for Assessment - Math Forum, Teacher2Teacher FAQ Answers to a frequently asked question: How can I prepare my students for assessments? ...more>> Preparing Teachers of Mathematics: Asking the Right Questions - Lynn Arthur Steen; St. Olaf College Lynn Steen writes that the problems of teacher preparation arise from multiple sources and require correspondingly different solutions. About mathematics teachers, prospective mathematics teachers, and curriculum issues. ...more>> Preservice Teachers' Conceptions of Mathematics and How to Teach It - Annie and John Selden; Mathematical Association of America "The way teachers explain mathematics depends, to a large extent, on the conceptual grasp they acquire in their college classes. In addition, they often teach as they were taught, modeling themselves after their college mathematics teachers as much as ...more>> The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching - National Science Foundation The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the nation's highest commendation for K-12 math and science teachers. Read program information and facts, application packets, and press releases; look up awardees dating ...more>> President's Column (MAA) - Ken Ross MAA President Ken Ross wrote this column for Focus on the need to connect K12 and college-level reforms. ...more>> The President's Educational Technology Initiative This site promotes President Clinton's initiative, begun in 1996, to bring computers to every student in the United States. The site includes quotations and bibliography on the benefits of information technology, information on the administration's accomplishments ...more>>
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