 Square Wheel (MatheMUSEments!)  Ivars Peterson (Math Muse for Kids)
A square wheel may be the ultimate flat tire. There's no way it can roll over a flat, smooth road without jolting the rider again and again. Stan Wagon, a mathematician at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, has a bicycle with square wheels. It's
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 Squaring the Circle  MacTutor Math History Archives
Linked essay covering the problem of squaring the circle in the form which we think of it today, which originated in Greek mathematics: given a circle, construct geometrically a square equal in area to the given circle. This article discusses the history
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 Srinivasa Ramanujan Aiyangar  S.Prasad
A short biography of Ramanujan, with links to related Web pages.
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 SsgtMath  Ricardo Sinclair
Ten to fifteen minutelong whiteboard introductions to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) ideas, geometry constructions, proofs, precollege algebra, college algebra, and more.
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 Standard Deviation, Part 1  Barbara Christopher
Can the standard deviation pick the most consistent set of numbers? or Which city's temperatures vary the least, San Diego or San Francisco? An interactive project in which students use the Internet to find statistical data for the mean, standard deviation,
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 Standard Deviation, Part 2  Barbara Christopher
Do cities closer to the ocean have more consistent temperatures? A followup to Standard Deviation, Part 1. Students use the Internet to gather temperature data from 3 cities; calculate the standard deviation and percentage error of the gathered temperatures;
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 Standards for School Science and Mathematics: Background, Purposes, Goals, Principles  Lynn Arthur Steen, St. Olaf College
A "sidebar" on background of the standards movement in science and mathematics
education prepared for the National Science Foundation's "Indicators" study for 1995. In 1994 Indicators of Science and Mathematics Education. Washington, DC: National Science
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 Standup Mathematician  Matt Parker
Parker uses funny presentations and handson activities to "make people more excited about maths." Watch videos of his comedy routines, including "Skills for bills," in which he introduces the notion of "standard meal units" for calculating each person's
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 Star Grades: The Best Tutor  Star Grades.com
Offers $20/hr online tutoring in multiple subjects, including SAT preparation. Package deals available.
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 StarLogo  Epistemology and Learning Group, MIT Media Lab
A programmable modeling environment for exploring the workings of decentralized systems. With StarLogo, you can model (and gain insights into) many reallife phenomena, such as bird flocks, traffic jams, ant colonies, and market economies. StarLogo is
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 Starter of the Day  John Tranter, Transum Software
There are 366 different Starters of The Day. They are activities designed
for KS3 pupils to work on at the beginning of their Maths Lesson. The
format lends itself to be projected from a data projector or used on an
interactive whiteboard. A starter
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 State of the Art Mathematics  Carole B. Lacampagne; U.S. Department of Education
Transforming Ideas for Teaching and Learning: a book that identifies ten ideas for transforming mathematics teaching and learning backed up by research or by promising practical experience. Includes the online document, references, and suggested reading.
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 States.org, the States Inventory Project
The mission of the States Inventory Project is to build a comprehensive resource of infrastructure, initiatives and strategies for networking education, government and the public in each of the fifty United States. Funded by the NSF, it is a joint effort
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 Statistics Canada  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Canada's national statistical agency, which is required to collect, compile, analyse, abstract and publish statistical information on virtually every aspect of the nation's society and economy. Programs are organized into three broad areas: demographic
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 Statistics Every Writer Should Know  Robert Niles; Niles Online
Numbers can't talk, but they can tell you as much as human sources can. Here, described in plain English, are some basic concepts in statistics that every writer and reader should know. For beginners: Mean, Median, Percent; the next step: Per capita and
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 Statistics Glossaries  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math Common Question
A selection of statistics glossaries on the web.
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 Statistics of Mars (candy) (SMILE)  Wilhelm L. Lilly, Kenwood Academy
A lesson for designed to use a realistic situation as a means of collecting data (on M&Ms or other candy); to teach students to group, display, and interpret information by sorting and arranging data to construct frequency graphs; and to display and interpret
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 The Statistics of M&Ms (SMILE)  Charlotte Goldwater, Kenwood Academy
A lesson for grades 112 designed to teach students to analyze the contents of a bag of M&Ms mathematically. From the Graphs and Visuals section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning
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 The Statistics Teacher Network  STN  Jerry Moreno, Editor; American Statistical Association (ASA)
A newsletter (beginning Winter 1997) for teachers including book reviews and articles on new teaching ideas, methods, and tools. Initial articles on: Review of ActivityBased Statistics; A Quick Introduction to the Statistical Capabilities of the TI83
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 Statistics (WWW Virtual Library)  Dept. of Statistics, University of Florida
Web information systems relating to Statistics. Data sources; job announcements; links to departments, divisions, and schools of statistics (Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States); statistical research
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 Statoo.com
A site devoted to information for statistics, such as data analysis and mining
tools, Java applets, technical consulting, references to people, institutions,
books, etc. Organized into academia, datamining (offering data sets), stock market, library,
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 Stats and Stories  Miami University
Monthly show on "the statistics behind the stories and the story behind the statistics." Each half hourlong clip intersperses field and street interviews with discussion amongst John Bailer, professor and chair of the department of statistics at Miami
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 STATUSA/Internet  U.S. Department of Commerce
Part of the Economics and Statistics Administration of the the U.S. Department of Commerce. An information service providing economic, business, social, and environmental program data produced by more than 50 Federal sources; hundreds of thousands of
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 stella2java  Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.
Use Stella2java to make Java applets out of the modeling software package Systems Thinking Experimental Learning Laboratory with Animation (STELLA). Copy and paste your equations from Stella into a web form, answer a few questions, and download your applet.
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 STELLA  isee systems
A model building and simulation software package. Read about STELLAbased materials such as Lessons in Mathematics: A Dynamic Approach. Get help with STELLA training, seek live support building a model, see tutorials, purchase supporting books and videos,
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 Stella: Polyhedron Navigator  Robert Webb
"Small Stella" is a program for viewing polyhedra and printing their nets so you can build your own. It has over 150 builtin models, plus their duals. Models include Platonic solids, Archimedean, KeplerPoinsot, Johnson solids, "Near Misses," and Stewart
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 Stella's Stunners  Rudd Crawford
More than 600 nonroutine mathematics problems named in honor of the Dutch baroness Ecaterina Elizabeth van Heemsvloet tot Schattenberg. Each collection in the Stella Library contains five subsets, one for each course of PreAlgebra, Algebra I, Geometry,
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 Stellated Icosahedra  Roman Maeder
An excerpt of an article published in Mathematica in Education. There are 59 stellations of the icosahedron; these pages contain various images of them, ordered by increasing circumradius, and some background information. The metric properties and graphics
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 The STEM Collaborative  Maryland Public Television, Arkansas Educational Television Network, Alabama Public Television, and Kentucky Educational Television
The four online adventures Scale City, ProportionLand, Math by Design (architecture), and Rock 'n Roll Road Trip (music) engage students to use geometry, algebra, and proportional reasoning for skateboard ramps, cooking, amusement park roller coasters
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 STEM On Mobile
Makers of educational apps for iPad and Android tablets such as Geometry Pad and Constructions Tutor. Watch demo videos, read the developers' blog, and more.
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 The STEM Project: Six through Eight Mathematics  Rick Billstein, University of MontanaMissoula
A mathematics project that developed a national curriculum to be used by all students, with a complete set of student, teacher, and assessment materials. The materials were developed over a 60month period and have been published under the title MathThematics
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 STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics  Center on Instruction at RMC Research Corporation
Webinars and other resources for mathematics instruction and assessment: research metaanalyses and summaries, practitioner guides, tools, examples from the field, standards and assessments, and professional development modules, training materials, and
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 STEPS Online Tutoring  TCYonline.com
TCYonline.com provides oneonone live online math tutoring and homework help for grade K12 students. The service offers test prep for the SAT, ACT, GRE and GMAT and State Level exams 24x7, round the year. TCY also provides math education consulting
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 Stereograms: A COOL Application of Geometry  David Eger
Images that look like TV static, but if you look at them in a certain way, 3D pictures "pop out" at you. Download StereoGrinder (a Java program) to create stereograms; to see them do not look at the paper or screen on which the stereogram lies, but beyond
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 Steve Leinwand
Publications, presentations, blog, and more by a Principal Research Analyst at American Institutes for Research (AIR). Freely download articles such as "Moving Mathematics Out of Mediocrity," "High Leverage Mathematics Instruction Practices," "Making
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 Steven Strogatz
Research, teaching, publications and more by Strogatz, Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University. Best known in the academia for his 1998 Nature paper on "smallworld" networks, which he coauthored with his former student
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 Steven Strogatz  The New York Times Company
Mathematics from an adult perspective  from the basics of math to the baffling  by Steven Strogatz, a professor of applied mathematics at Cornell University. This New York Times series is not meant to be remedial, but rather to give readers a better
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 Stickets  Wanderlands
A puzzle game for iPhone "that forgot Tetris existed": drag tricolored Lshaped blocks onto a grid and tap contiguous, similarly colored areas comprised of three or more squares in an ongoing quest to preserve space on the grid. The app also challenges
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 The STIMULUS Project  Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
STIMULUS gives Cambridge University students the opportunity to assist experienced teachers in local schools, where they help weekly in mathematics, science, computing, information technology, design technology, and personal, social & health education
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 The Stock Market Game (SMG2000)  Securities Industry Foundation for Economic Education (SIFEE)
The Stock Market Game (SMG2000) is an electronic simulation of Wall Street
trading, designed to help students and adults understand the stock market, the
costs and benefits involved in decisionmaking, the sources and uses of capital
and other related
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 StocksQuest
An educational and interactive site offering free global stock games, especially for educators and contest organizers. Integrated into this global stock market simulation are lesson plans, stock guides, and online investing resources.
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 StocksQuest (Thinkquest 1998)  Connie, David, Joseph
An educational, interactive site offering free global stock games, especially for educators and contest organizers. Integrated into a realistic global stock market simulation are lesson plans, stock guides, and online investing resources.
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 StockTrak  StockTrak
StockTrak is a virtual stock exchange simulator and fantasy stock market game. It allows its users to practice online stock trading within all of the major securities. Browse the site for information on stock investing research and fantasy stock market
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 The Story of Mathematics  Luke Mastin
Summary of major mathematicians and developments of mathematical thought over the centuries, "from its roots in ancient Mespotamia, Egypt and Greece to the abstraction of the modern era.... without getting too technical or getting bogged down in too much
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 Strategic Directions in Computer Science Education  Allen B. Tucker, Bowdoin College, Editor
From ACM Computing Surveys, 1996. Abstract: This report identifies major issues and challenges in computer science education across a wide range of institutions. It includes suggestions for improving the quality and effectiveness of computer science and
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 Strategy Acquisition and Application (Learning and Mathematics)  Siegler, Jenkins; Math Forum
In this 1989 article, "Strategy Discovery and Strategy Generalization," Robert S. Siegler and Eric Jenkins of CarnegieMellon University discuss how children acquire and apply strategies, looking closely at a small group of students over a long period
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 Strawberry Macaw's Puzzle Page
Although simple, this collection of four logic puzzles provides a challenge for students of any age. The interactive puzzles are: The Fox, the Duck, and the Bag of Corn; The Three Gallon and Five Gallon Cans; The TwentyThree Matches Game; and The Game
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 Stressed Out: Slope as Rate of Change  Cynthia Lanius
It's the night of the big game. You're in the locker room. The coach is pumping the team up. "Now, I know you people are nervous. That's okay, in fact, that's what we want. You're going to perform better on the court (stage) if you're a little nervous."
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 Strings on Your Fingers  Michael P. Garofalo, Red Bluff, California
Links to a host of Web sites, including Web and print bibliographies, with suggestions for where to learn more about string figures and Internet links.
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 Student Activities from Jefferson Lab's BEAMS Program  Steve Gagnon
Middle school science and math activities from Jefferson Lab. Each activity includes a teacher overview, student and teacher materials which may be viewed online or downloaded in PDF format, and a list of the relevant Virginia State Standards of Learning.
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