 Math Articles for Educators  Douglas Twitchell, Virtu Software
Math educators write about activities and lesson plans that have worked for
them. Get help, or submit your own ideas for publication.
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 Math Becomes Way Cool  Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
Over the past two or three years, books about mathematics and mathematicians have made their ways onto the bestseller lists, television series about mathematics have been aired, radio programs have carried stories about mathematics, and newspapers and
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 MathBrush  George Labahn, Project Director
A penbased system for interactive mathematics that lets you handwrite mathematical expressions and then invoke Maple or Mathematica to manipulate them. Watch demos of this penmath system, download the iPad app and publications, request the handwritten
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 Math by Design: Teaching for Understanding  Purposeful Design Publications
Preview or purchase math textbooks, each of which contains lesson objectives, blackline and drill masters, color transparencies, letters to parents, and "Moments With...," which "integrate math with various subject areas and the Bible."
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 Math Camp  Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
For four weeks [in 1996], 98 students housed at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) mixed mathematics with field trips, tennis, swimming, volleyball, and a host of other activities. It was a unique summer camp that kept them busy listening to lectures,
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 The Math Circle  Robert Kaplan
Why are most children bored by math  or worse, frightened of it  when its beauties are so many and its pleasures so great? Probably because it is usually taught by people who fear it, and who therefore teach their fear. To counter this, three of us
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 Math Cove  C. Mawata; Dept. of Mathematics, Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Math Cove projects include: Java applets for exploring transformations (translations, reflections, and rotations) and learning about acute and obtuse angles and other concepts in triangle geometry; more than 20 lessons for studying graph theory (using
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 Math Dept Home Page of W. Stephen Wilson  W. Stephen Wilson
Education activities and publications by Wilson, formerly a Senior Advisor for Mathematics in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education at the United States Department of Education: presentation at the 2008 Leading Minds K12 Math Education Forum;
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 Math Does Not Equal Calculating  Wolfram Research
This project aims to "build a completely new math curriculum with computerbased computation at its heart, alongside a campaign to refocus math education away from historical handcalculating techniques and toward relevant and conceptually interesting
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 mathednews  Jerry Becker
Postings from Jerry Becker that cover a wide range of content relating to the landscape of mathematics education. The list is intended for mathematics teachers at all levels and others interested in mathematics education, as well. Newspaper articles,
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 Math Ed Podcast  Samuel Otten
"Conversations with math ed researchers": listen to interviews with mathematics education researchers about their recent journal articles and the research studies behind them. Hosted since November, 2012, by Samuel Otten, a professor of mathematics education
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 Math Education Conferences  Mathematics Education at The Math Forum
As a part of the Math Forum's series of pages devoted to math education issues, this page highlights Math Education conferences past and future from around the world: NCTM, ACTM, PME, M/SET, AMS/MAA, etc.
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 Math Education Page  Henri Picciotto
Math education articles by the author, with an emphasis on algebra. A New Algebra: Tools, Themes, Concepts, an article that summarizes the pedagogical and curricular thinking behind ATTC; Early Mathematics: A Proposal for New Directions, a chapter in
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 Mathemagician (Impressions of Conway)  Charles Seife; The Sciences
A conversation with John Conway, Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University. A preedited version that differs slightly from the published article.
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 Mathematica in Higher Education  Wolfram Research
Lessons, resources, books, and classroom packs for making Mathematica software an integral part of math education in university and college classrooms. Also features Mathematica versions geared and priced for students, as well as flexible academic purchase
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 Mathematical and Simulation Modeling of Crime  P. Jeffrey Brantingham, Principal Investigator
Theoretical, methodological and empirical work to develop analytical and computational models of crime pattern formation. Mathematical and Simulation Modeling of Crime (MASC) research draws on methods in statistical physics and the mathematics of swarms
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 The Mathematical Art of M.C. Escher  B. Sidney Smith; Math Academy Online/Platonic Realms
An excellent introduction to the mathematics in Escher's art, organized into areas: tessellations, polyhedra, the shape of space, the logic of space, and selfreference and information.
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 Mathematical Art on Display  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
"Mathematical art" usually conjures up one name, Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher (18981972). Some might add the names of Piet Mondriaan (18721944), Salvador Dali (19041989), Victor Vasarely, or Frank Stella. But the realm of mathematical art is far
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 A Mathematical Canvas  Kirby Urner
Urner's statements on his approach to curriculum writing and philosophy of education, as well as articles: "On Programming the Calculator," "Alien Curriculum," and "Python for Homeschoolers @ FreeGeek." Download 4D "Moodles" of courseware such as Geonumeracy
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 Mathematical Connections  Brian R. Sears
A collection of more than 20 wellknown problems (with solutions), and Sine Wave, a set of essays on "the aesthetic aspects of mathematics."
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 Mathematical Connections  Whittle, Luoma; Dept. of Learning Support, Augusta State University
"Exploring the Interplay Between Mathematics and the Humanities." A forum for exploring the interplay between mathematics and the humanities, including, but not limited to, the relationship between mathematics and the arts, anthropology, history, literature,
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 Mathematical Discovery of Planets  MacTutor Math History Topics Archive
A hypertext essay describing the connections between math and planetary discoveries, from the discovery of Uranus through that of Pluto in 1930, with References.
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 Mathematical Droodles  Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny
Droodles were invented by Roger Price in 1950s. These were rather abstract drawings of few lines accompanied by an implicit question — "What is it?" A punch line — the author's answer — made the drawings obvious. A mathematical droodle is a visual object
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 Mathematical Games and Recreations  MacTutor Math History Archives
Number games, geometrical puzzles, network problems and combinatorial problems by famous mathematicians, starting around 1850 B.C. and continuing on to the present, with links to biographies of mathematicians who invented the games, pictures, and graphs.
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 Mathematical Gems
Brief articles include Irrationality of the Square Root of 2; The Best Card Trick; Boltzmann in Berkeley; Four of a kind and two jokers; Mathematical Paint (on Gabriel's Horn); How Many Squares, Mr. Franklin? Goldbach's Proof of the Infinitude of Primes;
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 Mathematically Correct: 2+2=4  Paul Clopton
A site devoted to the concerns raised by parents and scientists about the invasion of schools by the NewNew Math and the need to restore basic skills to math education. This page also has an alternate location.
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 Mathematically Sane
Advocates of rational reform of school mathematics. The site includes a mission statement; articles and reports about mathematics reform; evidence and accounts of successful math reform (both anecdotal and databased); handouts and resources for talking
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 Mathematical Optimization  Technical University of Brauschweig
Departmental information; current research topics; recent publications (PostScript form); projects; course pages and notes (in German only); conference listings; links to the OptNet Home Page and other related optimization and OR pages.
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 Mathematical Physics Preprint Archive (mp_arc)  Dept. of Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin
An electronic archive for research papers in Mathematical Physics and related areas. This free service allows one to deposit papers in an electronic format over the Web or by email, to retrieve them in a variety of different ways including email, ftp,
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 Mathematical Presentations and Articles  James Taylor, Moriah College, Australia
A growing collection of PowerPoint presentations and articles written by James Taylor, of Moriah College in Australia. Preview or buy the three presentations (on the topics of conics, polyhedra, and volume); or read articles on Cantor triangles, the Clepsydra,
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 Mathematical Problem Solving  Wilson, Fernandez, Hadaway, Dept. of Mathematics Education, Univ. of Georgia
A paper about problem solving, which has a special importance in the study of mathematics. A primary goal of mathematics teaching and learning is to develop the ability to solve a wide variety of complex mathematics problems. Learning to solve problems
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 Mathematical Ratio & Proportion  Henry Gurr
An experimental attempt to increase student understanding of topics in physics that involve mathematical proportion encountered an unexpected result: Students showed higher than normal difficulty learning the higherorder generalization that the physics
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 Mathematical Sciences Education Board (MSEB)  Center for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education (CSMEE), National Research Council
The MSEB provides national leadership and guidance for policies, programs, and practices supporting the improvement of mathematics education at all levels and for all members of society.
Reports include such titles as: The Nature and Role of Algebra
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 Mathematica Publications  Telos Electronic Library of Science
An annotated catalog of publications about Mathematica, with links to fuller descriptions, and publisher and detailed ordering information.
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 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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 Mathematician on Ice  Ivars Peterson  Science News Online
Adventurous voyages to Antarctica test mathematical models of sea ice. The 1999 8week voyage of the icebreaking research vessel Aurora Australis from Tasmania wasn't Kenneth M. Golden's first venture into the Antarctic ice pack. An applied mathematician
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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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