 Roman Numerals 101  Oliver Lawrence
The Romans used only seven letters; the combination of a letter and its position could represent any number. They also used a line above the letter, so the numbering system actually represents our own very closely, with fourteen different symbols. The
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 Roman Numerals and Dates  Paul Lewis
An illustrated introduction to Roman numerals, including Roman dates and calendar conversion, history and uses, a page on The Great 1999 Question, and a quiz. Three conversion tables are provided: Numerical 11449; Numerical 14502100; and Alphabetical
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 Roman Numerals Defined  Jim Loy
A listing of some common Roman numerals and a short explanation of how they work.
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 Roman Numerals  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math Common Question
A selection of answers to questions about Roman numerals, such as how they represented decimals and fractions; with memory aids for remembering what letter represents what value.
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 Roman Numerals  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
Basics: How do I read and write Roman numerals? What are the rules for subtracting letters? How do I write large numbers? Web resources: introductions, charts, calculators, and converters. Calculations: Did the Romans use fractions?
How can I use Roman
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 Ron Blond  Ron Blond
Circle geometry applets to explore inscribed and central angles, tangents and radii, and tangents and inscribed angles. Also, applets illustrating the quadratic function (completed square and the discriminant), transformations of the sine and cosine functions,
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 Rose and Twinkleberry's Guide to Building Your Own Puzzles Using LEGO Building Blocks  Doug Walker
Plans for making 32 classic puzzles using LEGO blocks.
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 Rosebush Math Line Puzzles  Math Forum
Three puzzles: 1) plant 7 rosebushes so that they form 6 straight lines with 3 rosebushes in each line. 2) plant 10 rosebushes in 5 straight lines with 4 bushes in each line. 3) plant 19 rosebushes in 9 straight lines with 5 bushes in each line. Questions,
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 Rounding a Decimal  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
Round 12.5861 to the nearest hundredth. A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test.
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 Rounding Down?  Jim Loy
This is an article about the difference between rounding and truncation, with some stories about the effects of rounding (or truncation) on computer programs.
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 Rounding Numbers  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
How do you round a number to the nearest tenth (10th), hundredth (100th), thousandth (1000th), etc.?
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 Rounding Seconds  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
Erv ran the 110 meter high hurdles in 13.27 seconds. His teammate, Willie, ran the same race in 12.91 seconds. Rounded to the nearest tenth of a second, how much faster was Willie's time? A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency
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 Route ICS (formerly DeweyWeb): Interactive Communications and Simulations  Univ. of Michigan
An effort to link distant schools and expand the classroom experience: using telecommunications and computer conferencing, students can spend part of every school day in a "global classroom." Crossroads: The Route 12 Project is a grassroots attempt to
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 Roxanne Eckenrode's Storefront  Lulu.com  Free SelfPublishing  Roxanne Eckenrode
Selfpublished math worksheets. Several are free. They are downloadable and printable; correct answers will spell out a message or fill in a puzzle.
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 Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
Virtual site for a science museum named for Joseph Tyrrell, who in 1884 travelled to what is now Alberta, Canada to study coal deposits and found the first dinosaur remains ("Albertosaurus") in the Drumheller area. The museum's mandate is to collect,
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 R. S. Schaeffer  Randy S. Schaeffer, Math & Computer Science, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Schaeffer teaches a course called "Methods of Teaching Secondary Mathematics." Download the lessons created by his students that call on Geometer's Sketchpad, graphing calculators, and Microsoft Excel. Lesson topics address parallel lines, box and whisker
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 RU4Math
Games and events for elementaryaged students from Pulaski and Montgomery counties, and Radford City schools, who participated in the RU4Math Fest of March 22, 2003, held at Radford University. Shockwave games about logic and simple equations, currency
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 Rubik's Cube Information  Michael Reid
All about Rubik's Cube  even a mailing list. Site contents include: the Nederlandse Kubus Club; Rubik's cube pages on the Web; Cube books; Sources of cubelike puzzles; the author's notes, including an optimal cube solver; other Cube solutions on the
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 Rubik's Games  Androsoft
Dedicated to the first PC CDROM game from Erno Rubik, Rubik's Games contains 5 subgames: Rubik's Classic, Cover Up, Paint War, Rubik's Playground and ZigThrough. Download the Rubik's Games Web Site Plugin plugin or a demo of the Rubik's Game CDROM.
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 Rubik's Online  Rubik/Seven Towns
The official online site for the Rubik's cube. Play with the cube and other Rubik's games and puzzles online; find information on where to buy Rubik's products; use the forum to exchange views, opinions, comments, suggestions and anecdotes related to
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 Rubix Corner  Duane Cash
The site includes information regarding the Duane Cash Cube Collection now featured at Hessport's Rubikshop in their "collectibles" section. New puzzles include the Rubik's Triamese, Fusion, Fusion+, SpeedFusion, 5x3, and 4x3 Cubes, which give those interested
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 Rudi Mathematici  Rudy d'Alembert, Alice Riddle, and Piotr R. Silverbrahms
Matematica, giochi matematici, problemi, indovinelli e farneticazioni. Soprattutto una rivista, RM contiene Il Compleanno, Problemi del Mese, Bungee Jumpers, Soluzioni e Note, Quick & Dirty, Pagina 46, Paraphernalia Mathematica, Allegati ed Eventuali,
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 Russian Peasant Multiplication  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
What is Russian peasant multiplication? How do I use it? Why does it work? How is the Russian peasant algorithm connected to binary numbers?
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 Russian School of Mathematics
An afterschool math enrichment program "based on the best practices of advanced math schools in Russia and Europe and adapted to the US educational environment." Cofounded in 1997 by Inessa Rifkin and Irina Khavinson — who recall that, in the
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 Sabermetrics  The Baseball Archive
"The search for objective knowledge about baseball." Read a primer of Bill James' findings, or David Grabiner's manifesto on Sabermetrics. Studies address minor league equivalencies ("Are minor league stats a good precictor of major league performance?"),
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 SABES: System for Adult Basic Education Support  Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
SABES promotes high quality adult basic education services through training, support, and resources that improve the skills and knowledge of practitioners and strengthen programs. SABES strives to achieve this mission by: providing staff development that
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 SACNAS Biography Project  Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
Highlights of the life stories and professional contributions of Native American, Chicano and Latino scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. The Project was created so that K12 students could see themselves reflected in the stories of the lives that
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 Sacramento Area Math Help and Tutoring  Just Math Learning Centers
Just Math provides math help, tutoring and SAT prep for Sacramento area children through college students. Skills training in elementary math, algebra, geometry, and calculus.
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 Sacred Geometry  Bruce Rawles
"In nature, we find patterns, designs and structures from the most minuscule particles, to expressions of life discernible by human eyes, to the greater cosmos. These inevitably follow geometrical archetypes, which reveal to us the nature of each form
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 SadlierOxford  William H. Sadlier, Inc.
From the publishers of the textbooks Progress in Mathematics and Math Alive at Home in Spanish, activities and vocabulary, a primary glossary, and an intermediate glossary.
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 SafeT Compass  Maddy, Maverick; James Garner
A compass with no sharp points, flat enough to use as a bookmark in a high school geometry or algebra text and safe enough for a child. Draw circles from 1/4 in. to 10 in. in diameter with this new flat compass. $2 each, 2 for $3 postpaid. See also their
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 Sales Tax and Discounts (SMILE)  Denise Folk, Richard E. Byrd Academy
A lesson for grades 68 designed to teach students that sales tax is an additional charge on products purchased; how to compute sales tax on different items using register tapes; that discount means to take a certain amount off the price of something;
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 Sales Tax (SMILE)  Allen Batts, Jr., Jane A. Neil School
A lesson for grades 68 designed to teach students to understand and calculate sales tax on merchandise and food. From the Practical and Applied Math section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative
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 Salt Creek Investigation  LaceyAnderson, Provus; Carl Sandburg Jr. H.S., Rolling Meadows, IL
This interdisciplinary study of Salt Creek involves junior high students in the examination of authentic community problems. Through the use of technology and other community resources, students are introduced to water quality issues and develop proposals
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 Saltire Software
Mathematical technology for industry and education. Saltire Software's core technologies are constraintbased interactive geometry systems, symbolic algebra, and optimization, with products for mechanical engineering, mathematics education and layout
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 SAM Learning  SAM Learning Ltd.
U.K. exam revision (review) for A Levels (age 1618), GCSEs (age 1416) and SATs (KS3, age 1114; KS2, age 711; KS1, age 57). Draganddrop exercises and online tests of math knowledge.
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 Sam Loyd Official Site  The Sam Loyd Company
This site is dedicated to introducing Sam Loyd and his puzzles to a whole new generation. Loyd was a famous puzzle inventor in the 1800s, till his death in 1911. Puzzles with answers, descriptions of famous puzzles for sale, FAQs and other information.
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 SAMMO  Sinclair, Nathalie; Murphy, Pat; et al.
Tools for exploring, creating, and doing mathematics. Sinclair's Java applets let middle school students explore appealing mathematical situations not normally included in school curricula while using fractions, ratios, decimal numbers, and other concepts
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 Sangaku  Hiroshi Kotera
Click on the map of Japan to see photographs of sangaku  Euclidean geometry theorems rendered as colored drawings on wooden tablets, and hung in shrines or temples  dating to the Edo period (16031867). Also, learn how to use counting rods, called
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 Satlink  Missouri School Boards Association (MSBA)
A monthly national magazine that serves as a guide to educational satellite teleconferences and programs concerning most K12 subjects, including many math areas. These programs can be a source for new information or an additional resource for current
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 Saturday Academy
Saturday Academy (SA) "gives kids learning experiences that get them excited about school, help them explore potential careers, discover their intellectual possibilities, and teach them to be lifelong learners." Targeting the youth and profesionals of
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 Savard Software
Windows shareware and freeware, including Master Converter (which converts over 580 units in more than 30 categories, with the ability to add your own units and categories) as well as a program launcher and various desktop utilities.
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 Saxon Publishers, Inc.  Harcourt Achieve
Saxon publishes educational textbooks and other teaching materials for the primary and secondary education markets (Grades K12) as well as for the home study market. The Saxon method of teaching math stresses "fundamentals." Site includes lists of inservices,
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 Scale Drawing Project  Diane Coates
A lesson plan: Choose a picture like a cartoon or a greeting card, etc. It is best not to choose a photograph. Decide what scale factor will enlarge your original drawing to an appropriate size for a standard size poster board (i.e. 1:3, 1:4, 1:5, 2:7
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 The Scale of the Universe 2  Cary and Michael Huang
Use the scroll bar or computer mouse wheel to zoom in and out  from quantum foam to charm quarks to "smallest thing visible to an optical microscope" to the thickness of paper all the way up to Cruithne, the depth of the Mariana Trench, Minecraft World,
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 Scaling Up Innovative Practices in Mathematics and Science  Carpenter et al.
Download a PDF of a research report that clarifies the meaning of the phrase "learning with understanding," describes the nature of successful professional development, and outlines how to scale successful practices. The research by Thomas P. Carpenter,
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 Scenes from a Dynamic Math Classroom  Ihor Charischak
In a dynamic math classroom, "discourse between teacher and students produces engagement and learning." Posts, which date back to July, 2008, include ISTE 2011 Reflections  My presentation," "Crowdsourcing Jr. Classroom Activity," "Supermarkets marketing
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 Scholastic, Inc.
Information about Scholastic, Inc., a global children's publishing and media company in education and entertainment (curriculum, magazines, books, film, TV, and multimedia). Classroom activities and reproducibles (e.g., math) teacher talk, separate parents
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 Scholastic Online Activities  Math  Scholastic, Inc.
Lessons and activities for grades PreK3 or 48, with sources listed: Kids USA Survey; Max's Math Adventures of interactive whiteboardready rhyming math activities, audio support, and printables; Math Maven's Mysteries; I Spy Oops Hoops; Math Hunt; and
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 Schoolhouse Rock
Schoolhouse Rock is one of many artifacts from the 1970s that still is in existence today. In the mid70s, ABC TV aired these short cartoons, which taught a generation about government, history, grammar, science, and math. The lyrics of all the songs
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