 Math Methodology Part 2: Assessment  Computing Technology for Math Excellence (CT4ME); Patricia Deubel
This essay addresses systems for assessment (diagnostic, formative, summative), and more on selfassessment, teachermade tests, and vendormade tests. A section of assessment resources follows.
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 MathML  What's In It For Us?  Janus Boye
An article describing the W3Crecommended Mathematical Markup Language (MathML). Includes a brief history of the standard; descriptions of the toplevel math element, elements and attributes, tokens and basic layout schemata, and containers; a demo of
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 mathmom.com  Linda Burks
With the right approach anyone can enjoy learning. Since every person is unique, we must each find the best way to learn. We know we have found the way when learning is fun. Search mathmom.com to find books, products, and ideas which make learning
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 The MathNerds
A mathematical questionandanswer service on the Web that offers: free help with math questions; searchable archives; a "bestof" page (The Counterfeit Penny; Buildings and Ladders; The Magnificent Seven; The Hole Problem; Factor This; Rock Star Shuffle;
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 Mathographies  Bellevue Community College (BCC)
Biographical sketches of prominent mathematicians in history: Maria Agnesi; Archimedes; Babylonian and Moslem Algebra, Cubic Equations, Tartaglia; David Blackwell; Jerome Cardano; AugustinLouis Cauchy; Rene Descartes; Perci Diaconis; Paul Erdos; Leonard
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 Mathology  Il portale della matematica  Nicolò Martini
Articles about algebra, analysis, calculus, topology, metamathematics, number theory, etc. In Italian.
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 Math Place  Tom O'Brien
Math teacher and researcher Tom O'Brien offers resources and activities through this site, with planned updates each month to add more materials. These include books published by the UK's Association of Teachers of Mathematics—some out of print—now
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 Math Portal  Pinellas County School District Dept. of Instructional Technology; Florida Center for Instructional Technology, University of South Florida
For teachers and students: activities, teaching ideas, lesson plans, and practice problems. Also a list of helpful internet math links. Submit your own lesson plan or link.
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 Math Resources for People with Disabilities  Key Issues in Mathematics at The Math Forum
Sites with resources to aid mathematicians and students with a variety of disabilities.
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 Math + Rigor = College  Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
According to the recent US Department of Education Report Mathematics Equals Opportunity, completion of a rigorous program of mathematics at high school pays huge dividends when it comes time to enter college, regardless of the course of study pursued
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 MathSciNet (AMS)  American Mathematical Society
Mathematical Reviews on the Web. A searchable Web database providing access to the American Mathematical Society's Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications, a subject index of bibliographic data for recent and forthcoming publications
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 Maths Illustrated (review of A Beautiful Mind)  Lynne Butler, Haverford College
Download or read online Butler's review of the movie A Beautiful Mind, originally published in the April, 2002 Notices of the AMS. Learn about the movie's internal references to game theory, and other details and discrepancies involved in its filming,
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 The Math Skills Development Project  Michele M. M. Mazzocco, Director
The Math Skills Development Project (MSDP) researches how cognitive, behavioral, and genetic factors contribute toward successful mathematics achievement. Through longitudinal studies of math ability and achievement during the early school years, the
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 Maths Masters  Burkard Polster and Marty Ross
From the authors of a regular education column published in Melbourne's The Age newspaper and The Sydney Morning Herald: mathsnacks ("haikusize packages of beautiful mathematics, with accompanying illustration"); a list of movie clips featuring mathematics;
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 MathsNet  Bryan Dye
MathsNet is a collection of pages about mathematics education, information technology, the Internet, and "some straightforward 'sums'." Tips and downloads for logo, spreadsheets and graphs, winlogo, excel, omnigraph, and graphing calculators such as the
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 Math Trails in Ottawa  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
A math field trip to the National Gallery of Canada, where students followed a detailed itinerary with a variety of mathrelated activities including estimation, symmetries, magic squares, and more.
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 Math TV: Life by the Numbers  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Can you believe it: mathematics in the same company as the U.S. primetime television shows Beverly Hills 90210, Spin City, The Nanny, and Star Trek: Voyager? That unusual juxtaposition will happen in coming weeks when the Public Broadcasting System airs
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 The Math Wars: California Battles It Out over Mathematics Education Reform  Allyn Jackson; Notices of the AMS
A PDF article looking pro and con at some reform materials: MathLand and the Interactive Mathematics Program (IMP), and a discussion of the NCTM Standards in the context of reactions against reform in California. Part I, From the Notices of the AMS, June/July
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 Math: What's the Problem?  National Science Foundation (NSF)
International assessments show U.S. math students outperformed by those in many other countries. This multimedia special report from the National Science Foundation (NSF) explores research on the role of teaching, curriculum, and technology in math education,
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 Math Worksheets Center
Thousands of teachermade K12 math worksheets, lessons, homework assignments, quizzes, and tip sheets. Browse by grade level or student age; each math topic links to an index of the remedial math worksheets that point up the skills needed to get to that
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 Mating Games and Lizards  Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
Is there a winning strategy for the game ScissorsPaperRock? It certainly doesn't make sense to show the same configuration each time. An alert opponent would quickly learn to anticipate your move, make the appropriate response, and always win. A similar
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 Matrices and Determinants  MacTutor Math History Archives
Linked essay describing the history of matrices and determinants from the 2nd century B.C. through the early 20th century, with 13 references (books/articles).
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 Matrices, Circles, and Eigenthings  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Last month [July, 1999], the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley, CA, hosted the Olga Taussky Todd Celebration of Careers in Mathematics for Women. The conference showcased the research of outstanding women in mathematics and highlighted
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 Matrices Help Relationships  William A. McWorter Jr.
This page uses examples to illustrate the use of matrices in solving problems of relations between variables, and continues with an "airline" problem involving networks, also solvable with matrices. The page is hosted by Alexander Bogomolny's Interactive
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 Matrix Graph Grammars  Pedro Pablo Pérez Velasco
This page is dedicated to Matrix Graph Grammars, MGG, an algebraization of graph transformation systems, a mathematical soundly based theory of computer science. In a single sentence, Matrix Graph Grammars study dynamics of graphs. Also, Matrix Graph
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 A Matter of Appreciation  Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny
It is possible to learn to appreciate painting without being a painter... by analogy, it is possible to appreciate mathematics without being a mathematician. Appreciation does not require mastery, but it is impossible without adequate knowledge. Knowledge
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 Mayan Arithmetic  Steven Fought
A discussion of the importance of the Mayan symbol for zero and a tutorial on adding Mayan numbers by Steven Fought, written when he was a junior at Strath Haven High School in Wallingford, Pennsylvania.
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 Mayan Dating, Mayan Astronomy  Bohumil and Vladimir Bohm
Articles describing the calculation of the correlation between the Mayan and Christian systems of dating, and the results of Mayan Astronomy in the Dresden Codex and the Correlation between the Mayan and Christian Systems of Dating. In English, Spanish,
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 Mayan Mars  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
In 1601, Johannes Kepler undertook the challenge of deciphering the orbit of Mars and developing a mathematical theory of its motion to fit observations of the planet's changing position in the sky. In assuming that Earth itself traveled around the sun,
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 Mayan mathematics  MacTutor Math History Archives
Linked essay on the mathematical achievements of the people of the Yucatan peninsula, with a description of the Mayan base twenty number system was a base twenty system and illustrations of the Mayan numerals. With references and other related web sites.
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 Mayan Math  Karen M. Strom
The Mayans devised a counting system that was able to represent very large numbers by using only 3 symbols, a dot, a bar, and a symbol for zero, or completion, usually a shell. Charts here show the number cycle, as well as principles of arithmetic.
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 Mazzocco Lab  Regents of the University of Minnesota
Researching cognitive development and function on problem solving behaviors, with special interest in "the development of numeracy skills, how those and other cognitive skills interact to affect and predict long term mathematics achievement outcomes,
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 Möbius and his Band  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
A Möbius band (or strip) is a surface with only one side and one edge. You can make one by joining the two ends of a long strip of paper after giving one end a 180degree twist. An article about a geometrical theory of polyhedra; Euler's formula
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 Möbius at Fermilab  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Sculptures by Robert R. Wilson, threedimensional versions of the usual "onesided" surface, one on the grounds of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, IL, another near an entrance to the Science Center at Harvard University
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 Möbius in the Playground  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Many people are familiar with the remarkable onesided surface known as the Moebius band. You can easily make one by gluing or taping together the two ends of a long strip of paper after giving one end a half twist... At the Sugar Sand Science Playground
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 M.C.Escher: Artist or Mathematician?  ThinkQuest 1997
Biographical information on Escher, images from his extensive output, a tessellations tutorial (with illustrations from Escher's notebook), and links to other Escher sites.
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 Meaningful Learning Research Group  Dr. Joseph Novak
The group works with a number of common beliefs, primary among them the idea that the best way to teach is to determine what the student already knows, and then to teach from there. They believe that teaching and learning grounded in a coherent theory
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 The Measurers: a Flemish Image of Mathematics in the Sixteenth Century  Museum of the History of Science, Oxford
From a 1995 exhibition centered around an unusual and important painting in the Museum's collection, known simply as 'The Measurers' (Antwerp, late 16th century). The painting depicts a range of practical activities, foremost among them mathematical instrument
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 Measuring What Counts: Executive Summary  MSEB, National Research Council
"'You can't fatten a hog by weighing it,' said a farmer to a governor at a public hearing in order to explain in plain language the dilemma of educational assessment. To be useful to society, assessment must advance education, not merely record its status...."
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 A Mechanism for Drawing Archimides Spiral  Liang Chen
A mechanism that can be used to draw Archimides Spiral, one of a group of curves that can be used for trisecting angles. The author's paper is available for downloading in postscript format.
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 The Median Isn't the Message  Stephen Jay Gould
A personal story of statistics and "stretching the truth with numbers"; according to Steve Dunn, "the wisest, most humane thing ever written about cancer and statistics. It is the antidote both to those who say that, 'the statistics
don't matter,' and
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 Medieval Harmony  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Harmonic numbers. The history of mathematics contains many gems of mathematical reasoning and thought. At a Mathematical Sciences Research Institute meeting last October, number theorist Hendrik W. Lenstra Jr. of the University of California at Berkeley
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 Melkamu Zeleke
Melkamu Zeleke is a graduate student in combinatorics. His papers and solutions to some problems from American Mathematics Monthly and Math Magazine may be downloaded as TeX, .dvi, or PostScript files. The code for accompanying Maple packages RADON,
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 Melvyl Catalog: California Digital Library (CDL)  Regents of the University of California
A tenth library for the University of California (UC). A collaborative effort of the UC campuses, it is responsible for the design, creation, and implementation of systems that support the shared collections of the University of California. Includes the
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 Memory, Mental Arithmetic, and Mathematics  MacTutor Math History Archives
All the mathematicians whose biographies are given in the MacTutor archive exhibited extraordinary mental powers. This article examines a few mathematicians who showed extraordinary powers of memory and calculating, together with a number of people who
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 MendelWeb  Roger B. Blumberg
An educational resource for teachers and students interested in the origins of classical genetics, introductory data analysis, elementary plant science, and the history and literature of science. Constructed around Gregor Mendel's 1865 paper "Versuche
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 The Menelaus Theorem  Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny
Ceva's and Menelaus' theorems compared and two proofs of the latter. An interactive column for MAA Online that uses a Java applet to simulate a puzzle or mathematical problem, one not stated directly since the applet is intended to be such that the right
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 Merlin's Magic Squares  Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny
The toy game of Merlin is not quite trivial and the mathematics is simple enough to provide an entertaining exercise in a Linear Algebra class. The original game is played on a 3x3 array of buttons that toggle between two states. The goal of the game
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 Mersenne Megaprime  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
On June 1, 1999, a participant in the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) discovered the the 38th known Mersenne prime  the first known prime number with at least 2 million decimal digits, more than twice as many as the previous record holder.
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 Message in DNA tops Science Talent Search  J. Travis  Science News Online
A project on encrypting words within a strand of DNA won the top prize at the Intel Science Talent Search. Viviana Risca designed a DNA strand whose chemical composition encodes a great secret of World War II—JUNE 6 INVASION: NORMANDY—and mixed it with
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