 Skills and Competencies Needed to Succeed in Today's Workplace  NCREL: North Central Regional Educational Laboratory; Learning Point Associates
Because the world of work is changing, the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education formed the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) to study the kinds of competencies and skills that workers must have to succeed in today's workplace.
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 Skillswise  BBC Online
Factsheets, worksheets, quizzes, and Flash games on whole numbers; measures, shape and space; fractions, decimals and percentages; and handling data. Resources for tutors include lesson plans, printable tracking sheets, a newsletter, and an expert column
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 Skydome Unit Plan  Ruth Carver, Margaret Sinclair
A unit suitable for grades 711 with the objectives: to review many different mathematical skills; to work on a unit that connects with the "real world"; to improve reading for information skills. Questions include: What is the lowest price for a seat
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 Slates, Slide Rules, and Software: Teaching Math in America  Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Behring Center
An exhibit on mathematics teaching devices from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, focusing on innovations in mathematics teaching from the blackboard to graphing calculators and computer software.
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 SliderMath Equations  WhiteAcres Media
Windows software designed to introduce linear equations and basic algebra, bringing together many of the requirements of the grades 710 math curriculum or providing a review of fundamentals for adults. Levels 12 include addition, subtraction, multiplication,
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 Slinky Science  National Engineers Week Committee
Classroom activities include Racing Slinkys, which describes how inertia, gravity, potential energy, kinetic energy, and longitudinal waves are demonstrated when the Slinky "walks" down stairs or an incline; Slinky Waves, which outlines how Slinkys exhibit
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 Sloan Digital Sky Survey
The astronomical surveys of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) have "obtained deep, multicolor images covering more than a quarter of the sky and created 3dimensional maps containing more than 930,000 galaxies and more than 120,000 quasars." SDSS's
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 Slope, SlopeIntercept, Standard Form  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math Common Question
A selection of answers to questions about the slope of a line, and about the slopeintercept and standard forms of the equation of a line, such as "Why are the slopes of perpendicular lines negative reciprocals?" and "How would I draw the line y = (2/3)x
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 Small Group Interactions (Learning and Mathematics)  Susan Bobbitt Nolen; Math Forum
In this 1991 article, "Smallgroup interactions as a source of learning opportunities in secondgrade mathematics," Yackel, Cobb, and Wood, of Purdue University Calumet, Vanderbilt University, and Purdue University, respectively, describe an experiment
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 SMARTBoard MiniMovies  Jamie Tubbs
Enhance your SMARTBoard Notebook presentations with these minimovies, which are simple Flash animations. Minimovie topics include: Alphabet Geometry (angles, similar figures, symmetry, transformations, tessellations), Everything Geometry (geometry basics,
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 SmartBoardWiki  Tangient LLC and wiki participants
SmartBoardWiki is a venue where teachers can read, discuss, and increase their experience with SmartBoard technology. Sections include: Hardware FAQs, PD Materials, SMART Use Checklist, Lesson Creation, Advanced Integration, Teacher Notebook Lessons,
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 SMART Catalog  Science and Math Advancement and Resources for Teachers (SMART)
A searchable list of professional development and resource providers for mathematics, science, and technology, organized alphabetically or according to the California Math and Science Frameworks. Articles spotlight professional challenges and successes.
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 Smartkiddies Mathematics  Andy Hobeika
Free interactive lessons, number challenge exercises, worksheets  and visual reporting for instant feedback. To begin, select a year (one through seven, corresponding to Australia's curriculum), then a module, ranging from whole number to position &
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 SMART: Science and Mathematics Advancement and Resources for Teachers  Los Angeles Educational Partnership
A program designed to help teachers in Los Angeles County (California, USA) develop their professional teaching skills and content knowledge. Links for Teachers, Students, Businesses and Institutions, Parents, and Community Members. Includes the SMART
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 SmartZoid
SmartZoid provides online math evaluation and tutoring with a comprehensive free assessment for grades K9.
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 Só Matemática  Só Matemática
Material para ensino fundamental, médio e superior, além de provas online, biografias de matemáticos, trabalhos de alunos, um acervo de softwares matemáticos, artigos, jogos, curiosidades, histórias, fóruns de
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 SMILE Program Mathematics Index  Science and Mathematics Initiatives for Learning Enhancement
Over 200 singleconcept lesson plans in the following categories: Geometry and Measurement, Patterns and Logic, Probability and Statistics, Recreational and Creative Math, Practical and Applied Math, Arithmetic, Graphs and Visuals, Algebra and Trigonometry,
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 Smithsonian Institution
An independent trust instrumentality of the United States holding some 140 million artifacts and specimens in its trust for "the increase and diffusion of knowledge," and a center for research dedicated to public education, national service, and scholarship
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 Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES)
"The Smithsonian in your state." Each year, millions of people in more than 250 venues beyond Washington, D.C. visit SITES exhibitions on view in local museums, libraries, science centers, historical societies, aquariums, community centers, and schools.
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 snark (Spanish Math Puzzles)  Universidad de Buenos Aires, Math Forum
Contributions are only in Spanish. Una lista de correo electrónico dedicada a la matemática recreativa, los problemas de lógica recreativa, juegos de tablero y problemas sobre ellos, rompecabezas geométricos (poliominós,
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 Snow Activities  The Teel Family
A site that includes snow science (how to study snow crystals) and snow art (cutting sixsided paper snowflakes and a "selfsticking" snowflake).
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 Snow Day Calculator  David Sukhin
Enter a ZIP code and number of school days already canceled there due to inclement weather, and the Snow Day Calculator predicts the probability of an early dismissal or no school the following day. Sukhin originally developed his predictive calculator
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 Snowdays  Popular Front
Make your own snowflakes online: point and click to cut anywhere around or inside the folded piece of virtual paper. Preview the unfolded results in real time; when ready, save your design to the searchable gallery, where you may view and download plans
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 Snowflakes and Stars  Ignacio Dayrit
Graphic images of snowflakes with folding instructions to make from paper.
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 Snowflakes  Kenneth G. Libbrecht
"Your online guide to snowflakes, snow crystals, and other ice phenomena." Snow activities include instructions for using everday objects and dry ice to make your own snowflakes; for using glue to make plastic snowflake replicas ("snowflake fossils")
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 Soap Bubbles  Ron Hipschman; The Exploratorium
Why does a bubble form a sphere? Why not a cube, tetrahedron, or other geometrical figure? This site from San Francisco's Exploratorium provides information on the shape of bubbles and what happens when bubbles meet, with formulas for longlife bubble
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 Society of Young Mathematicians  SYMs
A UK organization that motivates and encourages "all young people who enjoy mathematics." SYMS publishes articles, news, "things to do," calculator hints, book reviews, games, puzzles, and competitions in its newsletter, SymmetryPlus, and termly journal,
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 Sociological Foundations Supporting the Study of Cultural Diversity  Hugh Mehan, Univ. of California at San Diego
In order to understand the barriers to educational equality faced by lowincome cultural and linguistic minority youth, we need to understand the ways in which social class and ethnicity interact with language and culture. This paper examines various
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 Softmath  Neven Jurkovic
Developers of Algebrator, an automated tutor based on Maxima CAS that provides stepbystep solutions to algebra, trigonometry, and statistics problems, and exports answers to MathML. Demo and purchase Algebrator; use Softmath's free online software to
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 Softronics Inc.: An Educational Software Company
MMLogic: A MultiMedia Logic Design System (free fully functional trial version available); MSWLogo: A free Educational programming language that brings Windows and Logo together, now supporting 3dimensional geometry.
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 Software  Bill White
These Flash apps provide online practice deriving some unknown property of a figure given its other measures. Find the area of a trapezoid given its two base lengths and height; find one of its bases given its area and height; find its height given its
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 Software by Al Jarnow  ProtoZone Interactives
Webbased interactive software excerpted from pattern exhibits at the Long
Island Children's Museum, the National Museum of Science and Industry (London),
and the Brooklyn Childrens's Museum. Introductions to art and math with many patternmaking
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 Software for mathematics education  Piet van Blokland
Software for mathematical education that draws on David Tall's philosophy of teaching: use Graphic Calculus to visualize, explore, and conceptualize the graph of a linear function; analyze the data and simulations included with VUStat to learn statistics
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 The Solar System and Space Technology  Eddie B. Rose Jr.  YaleNew Haven Teachers Institute
A unit that presents a modularized, individualized problemsolving scientific/mathematics packet that can be adapted for grades K12. The contents focus on space exploration and its relation to science and mathematics. The curriculum is
design to integrate
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 Solve for n  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
Solve for n: 3/n = 7/12. A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test.
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 Solve for y  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
Solve the following for y: 12y  16 = 20y. A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test.
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 SolveMe Mobiles  Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
Colorful interactive hanging sculpture puzzles that challenge prealgebra and algebra students to balance equations by solving for unknown values. Freely solve over a hundred prehung mobiles or build your own and then contribute them to the SolveMe community.
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 Solve My Maths
Blog of "puzzling questions that purposefully minimalise the amount of information explicitly given," written by a teacher for whose students "finding the answer isn't even the goal — it's trying to see if there's a way through." Posts of brain
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 Solve This!  ThinkQuest 2003
Information about eight famous mathematicians, with interactive quizzes, static problems and games.
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 Solving Equations  Don Cohen (The Mathman)
Make equations or open sentences true by guessing. Equations with X's on both sides; quadratic equations (11 ways to solve a quadratic equation); using balance pictures to solve equations. Sample problems with some answers from Chapter 8 of Don Cohen's
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 SolvingMathProblems
Type up your math questions for free help or see stepbystep instructions on solving problems that involve sets, equations, exponents, roots, or real numbers, such using the number line to compare two decimals or using direct comparison (equivalence)
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 Solving Math Word Problems  Hal Schneider
A selfhelp tutor for grades 612, remedial math (all levels); and adults. Chapter titles: Elementary Math Rules; Working with "ONE"; Working with Fractions; The ' Word/Fraction' Technique; Elementary Algebra, Factoring & Ratios; Common Forms of Equations;
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 Solving Rubik's Cube  David Lee Winston Miller
A "bestfast" Arity Prolog program and demonstration of an efficient heuristic search method to solve Rubik's Cube. Examine the cube's topography (its flat layout) and "submachines." Documentation includes "Understanding the problem," "Why this approach
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 Solving Simple Linear Equations  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math Common Question
A selection of answers to questions about solving simple linear equations by inspection, elimination, substitution, intersection, and graphing.
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 Solving the Rubik's Cube  Matthew Monroe
Instructions, popularized by Minh Thai, the National Champion cube solver, for solving a 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube. Also, instructions for how to solve a cube when it has oriented pictures on each face. Directions for solving a 2x2x2 Rubik's mini cube, the professor
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 Solving Word Problems: Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions (S.O.S. Mathematics)  Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, Univ. of Texas at El Paso
To solve an exponential or logarithmic word problem, convert the narrative to
an equation and solve the equation. Includes discussions of problems dealing with interest rates, mortgages, population, radioactive decay, and earthquakes.
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 Solving Word Problems (SMILE)  Barbara Trotter, O. A. Thorp Scholastic Academy
A lesson for intermediate and upper grades designed to teach students several different techniques for solving word problems. From the Practical and Applied Math section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics
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 Some Golden Geometry  Rashomon (K. Wiedman)
The Golden Mean is a ratio that is present in the growth patterns of many things  the spiral formed by a shell or the curve of a fern, for example. This page (also found at http://tony.ai/KW/goldengeom.html) gives instructions for constructing the Golden
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 Some Puzzles I've Solved  Sidney Cadot
Notes and observations on the games Peg Solitaire, the Bedlam Cube, the Bart Salters Puzzle, a dominolike puzzle by Rubik. Also, a text list of solutions to the 24 Game.
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 Some Solid (Threedimensional) Geometrical Facts about the Golden Section  Ron Knott
Phi and threedimensional geometry  Dice Shapes; Coordinates and other statistics of the 5 Platonic Solids; The Greeks and the platonic solids; Quasicrystals and Phi; Footnotes on Plato and Euclid, and on shapes for fair dice.
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