 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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 Word Problems  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
When I'm given a 'word problem', where do I start? A variety of approaches for tackling word problems.
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 Word problems that lead to simple linear equations.  Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles, Alexander Bogomolny
An introduction to the mathematical representation of word problems, with a simple interactive exploration of linear equations.
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 Words & Numbers
Providers of content development services to K–12 educational publishers in the basal, supplemental, assessment, and new media markets. In particular, see their featured math projects and activities for the CBS television drama NUMB3RS. Founded in 2000
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 Working Together  Math Forum, a Classic Problem from the Ask Dr. Math FAQ
Jack can paint a house in 5 days, and Richard can paint the same house in 7 days. Working together, how long will it take them to finish the job?
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 Working with Fractions Using Pattern Blocks  Margo Lynn Mankus
The objective of What's My Number? is to name the size of an object given the size of 1 unit. Materials include pattern blocks cutouts, a pattern block grid, a pattern block Java applet, and links to other pattern block activities elsewhere on the web.
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 Workplace Essential Skills: Resources Related to the SCANS Competencies and Foundation Skills  Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Dept. of Labor
This PDF report provides the results of a comparison of the workplace basic skills defined by the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) with skill frameworks developed by a variety of national and international organizations. The
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 Worksheet Works  WorksheetWorks.com
This site generates high quality PDFs of worksheets with the flick of a few checkboxes. Just specify level of difficulty, range of numbers, font size, or other parameters.
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 World Education.Net Directory  Edutech
A searchable CDROM in the form of an offline browser that provides everything needed to help teachers get started using the Internet, providing a database of institutions involved in education worldwide, including email addresses, contact names and details,
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 World Math Day  3P Learning
The World Math Day website provides five to eighteenyear olds with mental arithmetic questions to solve in competition with other math students from around the globe. Recent World Math Days, which take place in early March, have attracted participation
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 The World of Geometric Toy  Akira Nishihara
Play with animations and applets of Buckminster Fuller's Tensegrity and the Indian Ball (also known as the flexisphere), as well as wireframe renderings of the torus, the magic ring, the toroflux, the reversible polyhedron, and other objects. Nishihira
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 World of Teaching
Free Microsoft PowerPoint and whiteboard presentations for teachers. In particular, browse or contribute to the maths downloads. Formerly teacherpowerpoints.com.
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 The World of Trotter Math  Terry Trotter, Escuela Americana, San Salvador, El Salvador
A page of problems, problem sheets, and investigations, with links to image files of an inclass math newsletter, Trotter Math News. Of particular interest to the author are numbers: happy and dizzy numbers; palindromes; super squares; perfect, amicable,
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 World of Words, Numbers, and Notes  Mike Keith
Mostly original diversions in the areas of mathematics, word play, and music, including a Cadaeic Cadenza, a long pi mnemonic. Also, Ailihphilia (literature and word play) and Scitamatics (mathematical diversions): the recreational study of words, numbers
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 Worldometers.info
Counters that display the realtime data on world population (e.g., births this year, births today, deaths this year, deaths today, net population growth for today), government and economics (daily government expenditures toward health care, education,
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 World Population and Four Dice (Math Chat)  Frank Morgan; Christian Science Monitor
Answers to the old challenge (Estimate what fraction of the people who have ever lived on Earth are alive on Earth today.) plus a new challenge and an additional problem and answer (courtesy S. H. Logue: Ann learned that her old dotmatrix printer can
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 World Population Counter  David Levine
A site that gives the world's population at the time of page access and at a time in the past or the future. If you wish to include the counter in one of your pages, instructions are included. Also includes clientpull for continuous updating of the global
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 World's Fastest Man  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
The 1998 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records features an article about Donovan Bailey, billed as the fastest man alive. The article begins: "Canadian Donovan Bailey rocketed into the record books when he set a new world mark of 9.84 seconds
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 World Time Zone  iSBiSTER International, Inc.
The exact time in world countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, including, individually, the United States and the Canadian provinces. A software Time Zone Map program that does not require an active connection to the Internet is also available from this
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 World Wide Mathematics Tutor  ThinkQuest 1996
Fractions, with a bit about decimals: vocabulary, problems and solutions; adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers.
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 The World Wide Web and Pedagogy  Mathematics Education at The Math Forum
Examples of the hypertextual, hypermedia, communications capabilities of the Web in education: articles, courses, conferences, and model Web units.
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 World Wide Web Course Tools  WebCT
WebCT can be used to create entire online courses, or to publish materials that will supplement existing courses. It uses WWW browsers as the interface for the coursebuilding environment; other than the browser, there is no special software to install.
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 World Year of Physics 2005
The World Year of Physics 2005 is a United Nations endorsed, international celebration of physics. Events throughout the year highlighted the vitality of physics and its importance in the coming millennium, and commemorated the pioneering contributions
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 Would You Rather?  John Stevens
Choose between the two apparently equivalent choices — and justify your selection with reasoning: "Would you rather ... run the circumference of the circle OR perimeter of the rectangle? be given 100 grams of new nickels OR 220 grams of new dimes?
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 Wright Flyer Teachers' Lounge  National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Lesson plans include Wind Tunnel Data (lift and drag); Know all the Angles (does pitch affect lift?); Watch Your Altitude (the three axes of rotation and the movements of roll, pitch, and yaw); Getting the Wright Pitch; and Up, Up and Away (compare the
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 Write Math with the Math Forum  Math Forum
A standardsaligned, gradespecific program to improve math problem solving. Engaging problems adapted from the Problems of the Week program have been correlated to state standards, math topics, and widelyused textbooks. A trial membership gives you
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 Writing Math (Learning and Mathematics)  Joan Countryman; Math Forum
In her 1993 book Writing to Learn Mathematics, Joan Countryman, the Head of Lincoln School in Providence, Rhode Island, explores the relation between math and writing and provides a comprehensive description of the approach she takes to teaching math
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 Writings from the MegaMath Project (MegaMath)  Casey, Fellows, Koblitz; Los Alamos National Laboratory
Documents containing classroom materials and discussions of mathematics pedagogy. The Los Alamos workbook; Lessons for math teachers; An hour in the classroom; Literacy lessons and mathematics learning; Computer science in elementary school; Combinatorially
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 wrotniak.net  J. Andrzej Wrotniak
Includes shareware and freeware programs for Windows written by Wrotniak: scientific and regular calculators, a spherical geometry calculator, a logic and strategy game, a statistics graphing program, and a simple program to compute the area of a polygon.
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 Wuzzit Trouble  BrainQuake Inc.
Designers of arcade quality educational game apps that espouse embodied learning from which "you cannot fail to learn about mathematics." Use puzzlesolving skills to explore and practice basic arithmetic, integer partitions — even Diophantine equations
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 www4teachers
A center for practical ideas about technology in education. Articles published online, updated monthly: teacher interviews on firsthand classroom technology; interviews with educational technology leaders; interviews with kids; howto columns on classroom
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 www.MAZES.com  John Knoderer, The MazeMan
Mazes in a variety of shapes and topics, with other mathematical puzzles as well. Mazes: Message, Shape, Pizza, Movie Madness, Hidden Picture Octomazes, Satellite (Circular) Mazes, Hexagonal, Mathematics Mazes. Puzzles: Magic and perfect squares, Number
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 www.onlineklas.nl  Paul Koning
Flash games for practicing addition (sommenkampioen) or multiplication (tafelkampioen), with timers, high score tables, and memory components (tafels oefenen). Also, drill in identifying fractions, or converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions
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 WWW Resources for Teaching Statistics  Robin Lock; Mathematics Dept., St. Lawrence Univ., Canton, NY
A paper presented at Technology in Statistics Education, a 1998 conference for teachers sponsored by the Boston Chapter of the American Statistical Association. Its purpose is to direct readers to typical statistics instruction support sites on the WWW.
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 WWW Virtual School: PreAlgebra  Highview; ThinkQuest 1997
In Highview's 1997 Math program the 7th graders were either in PreAlgebra or PreAlgebra Challenge; the supervising teacher for this page was Mr. Larson. Short essays on: Metric Takeover; Goldbach's Conjecture; Factor Game; and WS: Super Bowl Ad Costs.
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 XNumber World  James Redin
With the Extended Numerical Keyboards with Structured DataEntry Capability method, enter a number in the same way as you think on the number; for example, input one million and fiftyseven with the four keystrokes 1, million, 5, and 7, in that order.
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 XP Math: Careers Database  Tak L. Hui
Designed to help students explore a wide variety of jobs that require mathematics, this database includes descriptions for the hundreds of kinds of jobs held by most of the American work force, and is searchable by math topic or industry sector. The job
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 XP Math  Tak L. Hui
Features include free materials designed to excite learners in mathematics and technology, a free eBooks
library, a collection of math sites, a database of mathematical careers, an interactive math games league and an active forum.
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 XtraMath
A free web program for students, teachers, and parents that helps kids master basic math facts. XtraMath offers students its adaptive supplemental math activities for use in class or at home, along with a progress reporting system for teachers and parents.
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 x, why?  Chris Burke
A "weblog of mathrelated cartoons and images, math humor and general math discussion." This New York City high school teacher's punfilled posts date back to May, 2006: "Why Math Teachers Hate English Majors," "Imperial Unit," "The 0'Factor, episode
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 xyAlgebra  John C. Miller, The City College of The City University of New York
Download xyAlgebra for interactive instruction and practice in algebra, or xySolver for interactive instruction and practice in verbal problems. These two student programs include explanations of principles of basic algebra, stepbystep sample problems,
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 Yahooligans! School Bell: Math  Yahoo
Yahoo's kids' guide to math sites including topics: Games and Puzzles, Geometry, Homework Help, Just the Facts, Mathematicians, Measurements, and Real World Math.
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 Yahoo! Science: Mathematics: History  Yahoo! Inc.
Searchable math history links: Mathematicians, Pi, and miscellaneous links.
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 Yahoo! Science: Mathematics: Numerical Analysis: Numbers: Specific Numbers: Pi  Yahoo! Inc.
A searchable collection of approximately 100 WWW pages having to do with Pi, in the following categories: Calculating Pi; Clubs; Decimal Digits; History; Holidays; Mnemonics; Poems; Search Engines; Web Directories.
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 Yahoo! Science: Mathematics  Yahoo! Inc.
All the best on the Web in math including Indices, alphabetically listed by category: Academic Papers; Algebra; Applied Mathematics; Books; Calculus; Chaos; Combinatorics; Complex Systems; Conferences; Education; Employment; Entropy; Equations; Ethnomathematics;
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 Yahoo! Search Options  Yahoo!
Search all of Yahoo by keyword.
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 Yahoo  Yahoo! Inc.
Search the entire Yahoo database or within categories and subcategories. Major categories include Arts & Humanities; Business & Economy; Computers & Internet; Education; Entertainment; Government; Health; News & Media; Recreation &
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 YMath Mathematical Models  Jan de Koning
Models and building boxes for education include magnetically connectable "mathmaker" and "polylinks," and tetrahedron puzzles. Other polyhedral furniture and housewares include cube moneyboxes of plywood, copper, and brass; dodecahedron bottle openers;
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