 The Mathematician in the Desert (Math Chat)  Frank Morgan, MAA Online
A mathematician, lost in the desert, hears a single toot from a train due west. He knows that the train goes at constant speed in a straight line, but he forgets in which direction. What direction should he walk?
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 Mathematicians and Philosophers: Chalk and Cheese?  Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
...mathematicians and philosophers go about their business in very different ways, and on the whole they don't mix. Mathematicians who arguably would benefit from reading works in philosophy rarely do so  books by Daniel Dennett and John Searle excepted
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 Mathematicians describe tendril perversion
 M.N. Jensen; Science News Online
A mathematical model of elastic rods can be used to describe vine tendrils and kinky phone cords that coil first in one direction, then in the opposite direction. Mathematicians have shown that such reversals of direction result from the curviness inherent
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 Mathematicians in Math Education  Mathematics Education at the Math Forum
A page designed to document and encourage productive involvement of mathematicians in K12 education, from Susan Addington and Judy Roitman. How to join discussions and get involved, with relevant readings.
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 Mathematicians of the African Diaspora  Scott Williams
Web pages created to exhibit the accomplishments of the peoples of Africa and the African Diaspora within the Mathematical Sciences. Included are areas on the ancients in Africa, modern historical significance, the greatest Black mathematicians, Black
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 Mathematicians of the Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries  David R. Wilkins; School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin
Math history: accounts of the lives and works of more than 80 mathematicians of the seventeenth and first half of the eighteenth century, adapted from A Short Account of the History of Mathematics by W. W. Rouse Ball (4th Edition, 1908). A separate index
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 Mathematics and Architecture
 MacTutor Math History Archives
Linked essay on architecture and mathematics as the study of patterns. With references and other related web sites.
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 Mathematics and Art  perspective  MacTutor Math History Archives
Linked essay on some of the interactions between mathematics and art in western culture. With references and other related web sites.
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 Mathematics and Biology  Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny
A discussion of evolution, inheritance, genes and mutation, the Prisoners' Dilemma, and how these and other biological themes relate to mathematics, with an applet that applies a genetic algorithm to solving the Toads and Frogs puzzle. An interactive
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 Mathematics and Language  Tony Brown
This paper considers the relation between mathematics and language, with particular reference to the work on language by Jacques Derrida. Brown examines how language functions in organising mental activity and suggests that since language is so fundamental
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 Mathematics and Motivation  Liza Ewen; Math Forum
An annotated bibliography offering a collection of articles, chapters and Math Forum discussions that begin to address how student motivation affects mathematics learning and instruction. The question of how to motivate students in the classroom has become
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 Mathematics and Music  Michael Beer
An essay in PDF format providing a short overview of the relationship between mathematics and music. Topics include: Tone and tuning: the Pythagorean perception of music; Mathematical music: Fibonacci numbers and the golden section in musical compositions;
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 Mathematics and Operations Research in Industry  Dennis E. Blumenfeld, Debra A. Elkins, and Jeffrey M. Alden, MAA Online
Students majoring in mathematics might wonder whether they will ever use the mathematics they are learning, once they graduate and get a job. Is any of the analysis, calculus, algebra, numerical methods, combinatorics, math programming, etc. really going
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 Mathematics and Public Policy  Key Issues in Mathematics at The Math Forum
Math and science organizations with an interest in policy and ethics; articles, reports, and other sites; what's happening in Congress.
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 Mathematics and the WWW  Gene Klotz, The Math Forum
This 1997 hypertext document by Math Forum Director Gene Klotz outlines his views of the effect of the World Wide Web on mathematics and math education. Although the paper was the basis for a talk given to college mathematicians, it is written for a general
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 Mathematics as a Language  Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles, Alexander Bogomolny
An essay defending the language of mathematics, including examples from plain English, linguistics, life sciences, physics and chemistry, and deliberate misuse, and math lingo: a bad meme virus.
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 Mathematics as an IllStructured Discipline (Learning and Mathematics)  Lauren Resnick; Math Forum
In this paper, published in the 1988 book The teaching and assessing of mathematical problem solving, Lauren Resnick of the University of Pittsburgh proposes using everyday language in the classroom, so that students can gain a more conceptual, coherent,
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 Mathematics  Centre for Educational Technology (CET)
A research and development center for math education. Read descriptions of CET's programs and workbooks, including One, Two and Three (Aahat, Shtayim, Ve Shalosh), for grades K6; and Visualizing Mathematics, for grades 712. Learn about and download
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 Mathematics  Computers (Or Is It &&?)  Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny
As C++ can be a must for engineering students, Java is fast becoming an indispensable tool for future math teachers. The applet provided in this article draws two families of curves: hypocycloids (curves traced by boundary points of a circle rolling without
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 The Mathematics Corner, The Citizen Scientist  George Hrabovsky
Topics of interest for the amateur mathematician, as well as theory challenges and their answers. Hrabovsky's articles include supporting references in the form of books and web sites. Read back issues of his column, dating to its inception in 2002, which
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 Mathematics Curriculum  North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI)
The curriculum currently in use in the state of North Carolina. Includes resources on the web (lesson plans, assessment, etc.), and a list of DPI publications searchable by subject area.
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 Mathematics  David Madore
Before organizing cryptography conferences for the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Madore studied at France's École Normale Supérieure (ENS). See, in particular, his Javascript hyperbolic maze,
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 Mathematics Education Dialogues  National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
From 19972002, an open forum for the exchange of points of view about issues in mathematics education. Essays by teachers addressed topics such as "What Can We Learn from Comparing the Performance of Asian and North American Students?"; "Teacher Preparation:
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 Mathematics Education Digests  ERIC Clearinghouse for Mathematics, Science, and Environmental Education (CSMEE)
ERIC/CSMEE's list of Digests.
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 Mathematics Education  Math Forum
Links to math education Web resources compiled in the following categories: New Directions and Issues in Pedagogy: Adult Numeracy, Assessment, Block Scheduling, Calculus Reform, Collaborative Learning, CollegeLevel Standards and Guidelines, Constructivism,
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 Mathematics Education  Peabody College of Education, Department of Teaching & Learning, Vanderbilt University
Read about research projects such as Computer MiniTools for Exploratory Data Analysis; Issues in Diversity and Equity: A Synthesis of Literature Relevant to Mathematics Classrooms which Emphasize Understanding; Developing and Sustaining TechnologyIntensive
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 Mathematics Education Reform  Mathematics Education at the Math Forum
Many efforts to address the problems of mathematics education are being undertaken; this page offers some highlights: articles and documents, sessions at conferences, Standards, discussions, and controversies.
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 Mathematics for Physicists and Electrical Engineers  Ronald B. Standler
Why is mathematics important to engineers? And what in mathematics is most important? Three Key Reasons; Specific Comments on Mathematics Courses; Fundamental Topics and Goals. An editorial from The Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics and Its Applications,
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 Mathematics in Babylonia  David Joyce; Dept. of Mathematics & Computer Science, Clark University
Resources on the history of Babylonian mathematics (the Plimpton 322 tablet), with a Bibliography.
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 Mathematics in China  David Joyce; Dept. of Mathematics & Computer Science, Clark University
A brief outline of the history of Chinese mathematics, with a Chronology of Mathematicians and Mathematical Works; Online References; and a Bibliography.
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 Mathematics in Egypt  David Joyce; Dept. of Mathematics & Computer Science, Clark University
Resources on the history of Egyptian mathematics (see also Alexandria), with a Bibliography.
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 Mathematics in Egyptian Papyri  MacTutor Math History Archives
A detailed look at the mathematics contained in the major Egyptian papyri: the Rhind papyrus and the Moscow papyrus. With references and other related web sites.
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 Mathematics in Greece  David Joyce; Dept. of Mathematics & Computer Science, Clark University
Resources on the history of Greek mathematics, with maps, cities, a list of mathematicians, links to sources, and a Bibliography.
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 Mathematics  John Savard
A collection of essays and illustrations: pentagonal tilings, infinity (Cantor's theory of transfinite numbers), rotations of the dodecahedron, Archimedean solids, the fourth dimension (regular polytopes), Gödel's proof and the halting problem, and
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 Mathematics Journals (AMS)  American Mathematical Society
A list of mathematics journals with articles on the Web and a list of Web sites for printed journals, with tables of contents of issues, abstracts of papers, actual papers, information about submissions and subscriptions, etc. See also the Annual Listing
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 Mathematics Meetings Feature Proof of Dodecahedral Conjecture by Undergraduate Sean McLaughlin (Math Chat)  Frank Morgan, MAA Online
The Dodecahedral Conjecture says a very symmetric conjectured arrangement, based on the regular 12faced dodecahedron, it is the optimal arrangement locally to pack unit balls around one fixed ball. This conjecture has now been proved, by Hales's undergraduate
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 Mathematics  Nancy McGough, Infinite Ink
Infinite Ink's primary mathematical interest is foundations of mathematics, including standard and nonstandard logics, set theories, and other mathematical frameworks. This page contains links to other Web resources and information on Infinity, Set Theory,
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 The Mathematics of Falling Bombs  Harold Brochmann
Equations used to calculate trajectories of projectiles that take into account air resistance are described, with Pascal code for doing your own calculations.
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 The Mathematics of Fermat's Last Theorem  Charles Daney
A paper describing the math behind the proof, with links at each stage to related resources and suggestions for some recent books that provide more background. If you have read about number theory you know that Fermat's Last Theorem has been one of the
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 The Mathematics of Polyominoes  Kevin Gong
Enumerations of 2 and 3dimensional polyominoes, with lists of 2dimensional polyominoes of each size up to 24 and of 3dimensional polyominoes of each size up to 12. Also see Gong's 1991 paper, Applying Parallel Programming to the Polyomino Problem.
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 The Mathematics of the Chinese Calendar  Helmer Aslaksen
A page that explains the mathematical rules for the Chinese calendar and includes a Paper on the Mathematics of the Chinese Calendar (in PDF format).
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 Mathematics of the Incas  MacTutor Math History Archives
Linked essay on the mathematics of the Incas, a civilization that developed a method of recording numerical information that did not require writing, involving knots in strings called quipu. With references and other related web sites.
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 The Mathematics of Tsunamis  Eric W. Weisstein and Michael Trott
Weisstein and Trott write, "The recent tragic events following the December 2004 magnitude 9.0 earthquake in the Indian Ocean have reminded us of the need for scientific understanding and modeling of complicated physical phenomena in order to prevent
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 Mathematics Packages: Their Role in Education  Glenn Elert
A comparative paper, from 1994, describing the author's experiences with Derive, Maple, and Mathematica, as well as mathematics packages in general, and commenting on their respective values within mathematics education.
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 Mathematics Preprints & Publications  University of Southampton
Preprints and reprints of research in applied mathematics, operational research, statistics, and pure mathematics, including Martin J. Dunwoody's "A proof of the Poincaré conjecture," inspired by Hyam Rubinstein's algorithm for recognizing the
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 Mathematics (Science)  Einet Galaxy
Part of Galaxy's guide to worldwide information and services. Articles; Guides; Events; Collections; Periodicals; Discussion Groups; Directories; Professional, Academic, Government, and NonProfit Organizations. Separate category listings for algebra,
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 Mathematics Site  J. S. Milne
Bibliography, course notes, preprints, and manuscripts on Group Theory, Fields and Galois Theory, Algebraic Geometry, Algebraic Number Theory,Modular Functions and Modular Forms, Elliptic Curves, Abelian Varieties, Etale Cohomology, and Class Field Theory.
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 Mathematics  The Illinois Loop
A districtbydistrict guide to the state of math education in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Also, "How To Respond When Your School Announces a NewNew Math Program," by Kevin Killion; "If Math Were A Color ...," by Mary Damer; and essays by other
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 Mathematics  The New York Times
New York Times articles on mathematics, organized chronologically. Regular contributors include Edward Rothstein and Dennis Overbye. Track mathematics stories by subscribing to an email alert.
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 Math Emporium: When is a new paradigm really a new paradigm?  Mike Williams; Dept. of Mathematics, Virginia Tech
A learning center developed by the Department of Mathematics at Virginia Tech. Visit the site, read their fact sheet, or browse Articles and Papers About The Math Emporium: The Effects of Technology on Women and Children (Mali Bamako); Math Emporium
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