 Wisconsin Mathematics Talent Search  Mathematics Department, Univ. of Wisconsin
Each school year, the Talent Search creates five sets of five problems each and distributes them to high school and middle school students in the state of Wisconsin and throughout the world. These problems are not easy, but their solutions do not require
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 Wise Education and Behavior  Rachel Wise
Educational and behavioral tips on math strategies include "Using Games to Teach Computation"; "Teaching Mental Math"; and "Keywords, Relevant Information, Creating Visuals."
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 Without Geometry, Life Is Pointless  Avery Pickford
"Musings on math, education, teaching, and research" by a teacher. Blog posts, which date back to May, 2010, have included "What Makes a Problem Great," "Habits of Mind," "My 6th Grade Version of Algebra," "Technology in School: Where's My Hovercraft?
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 wNetSchool
A resource for K12 teachers, with some information for adult education teachers (i.e., the GED exam). Subscribing to the site is free, but one may also enter without subscribing. wNetSchool provides lesson plans centered around the Internet or educational
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 WolframAlpha  Wolfram Alpha LLC
A computational knowledge engine that "computes whatever can be computed about anything." Query Alpha about "essentially any kind of systematic factual knowledge," with particular strengths in "areas where computation or mathematics have traditionally
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 The Wolfram Demonstrations Project  Wolfram Research, Inc.
A web collection of freely available demonstrations in math, science, and many other areas. Interact with the demonstrations directly in your browser. Each Demonstration contains a set of related links to sites such as MathWorld, The Wolfram Functions
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 Women and Mathematics Network (WAM)  Committee for the Participation of Women, Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
A consortium of Program Directors of outreach programs in mathematics for women and girls, providing professional development opportunities for program directors; forums for sharing ideas and expertise; workshops and forums for prospective directors of
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 Women in Math Project  Marie Vitulli; Department of Mathematics, University of Oregon
Information on all aspects of women and math, including bibliographies of publications (with a search engine), an extensive collection of biographies, links to associations, job, grant, and scholarship opportunities, conferences, workshops and programs,
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 Women & Mathematics  Key Issues in Mathematics at the Math Forum
Find sites relevant to women, girls, and gender equity in the Math Forum's Internet Mathematics Library.
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 Women's Adventures in Science  National Academy of Sciences
This project of the National Academy of Sciences showcases contemporary women in science, and highlights for young people the varied careers of some of today's most prominent scientists. The site draws from and accompanies Women's Adventures in Science,
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 Women's Studies Database  University of Maryland
The women's studies database serves those interested in the women's studies profession and women's issues in general. Collections of conference announcements, pedagogy and other bibliographies by and about women, calls for papers, employment opportunities,
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 WomenTechWorld eStore  National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science
A clearinghouse for products related to women in technology, trade, and law enforcement occupations. Math titles include Developing Math Learning Skills: A Parallel Support Course for the MathAnxious Student; Spatial Encounters: Exercises in Spatial
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 The Wonders of Mathematics  Galileo Educational Network Association
Scores of different puzzles tailored for use in school math fairs. See also photo displays of recent math fairs.
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 Wooden Puzzles and Games  SiamMandalay Company Limited
Wooden brain teasers made by a Thai handcrafts export business: 3D TicTacToe, Block Pyramid, Blooming Star Puzzle, Fit All In, Giant Hidden Passage, Houdini's Challenge, Locking Sphere, Lumberjack's Challenge (Angles and Edges Puzzle), Marble Release,
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 Woodlands Math Zone  Woodlands Junior School, Kent, U.K.
Pages aimed at 711 year olds. Interactive games for math practice are organized under the following topics: Number Skills; Shape & Space Skills; Mental Maths; Preparing for Sats; Educational Games; Times Tables; Measures/Time; Worksheets; Understanding
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 The Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship  The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
The Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in mathematics, science, engineering, and technology—including current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals,
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 The Woodrow Wilson Leadership Program in Mathematics  The Woodrow Wilson Leadership Program for Teachers (WWLPT)
WWLPT provides leadership development for and in collaboration with K12 teachers through residential institutes, outreach institutes held around the country, publications by and for teachers, listservs, and its web site. Its mathematics resources include
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 Woolly Thoughts  Pat Ashforth & Steve Plummer
Knitting, crochet, afghans, and other textile art creations, instructions, publications, and more by two "mathekniticians" retired from teaching.
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 Word Add In Insert Graph  Martin Weissman
If you aree using MS Word and need to insert a graph, with points or a line, this free template does the job, easily and quickly.
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 Word.Net's Ambigram Website  David Holst
An ambigram is a word or words that can be read in more than one way or from more than a single vantage point, such as both right side up and upside down (from Latin: ambi=both + gram=letter). Read the FAQ or create your own ambigrams online.
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 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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