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  1. Squaring the Circle - MacTutor Math History Archives
    Linked essay covering the problem of squaring the circle in the form which we think of it today, which originated in Greek mathematics: given a circle, construct geometrically a square equal in area to the given circle. This article discusses the history ...more>>

  2. Standards for School Science and Mathematics: Background, Purposes, Goals, Principles - Lynn Arthur Steen, St. Olaf College
    A "sidebar" on background of the standards movement in science and mathematics education prepared for the National Science Foundation's "Indicators" study for 1995. In 1994 Indicators of Science and Mathematics Education. Washington, DC: National Science ...more>>

  3. Stan's Library - Stanislav Sykora
    A library including a section of mathematical articles, reviews, etc.. ...more>>

  4. Stardust Equations - Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
    On Sunday, February 7, at 4:04 PM, a Lockheed Martin Delta II rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral carrying an unmanned spacecraft about the size of an office desk, having the romantic name of Stardust. If all goes well, on January 15, 2006, the spacecraft ...more>>

  5. State Institute of Statistics (SIS) - Republic of Turkey
    The agency in charge of collecting statistics for the country of Turkey. Includes tables and charts of key social, economic, and environmental statistics and a dictionary of important statistics and economics terms arranged by subject. Some articles ...more>>

  6. Statistical Assessment Service (STATS)
    STATS is a non-profit, non-partisan resource on the use and abuse of science and statistics in the media. Its goals are to correct scientific misinformation in the media and in public policy resulting from bad science, politics, or a simple lack of information ...more>>

  7. Statistical Mechanics, Structure of Matter - Dave Rusin; The Mathematical Atlas
    A short article designed to provide an introduction to statistical mechanics, structure of matter, the study of large-scale systems of particles, including stochastic systems and moving or evolving systems. Specific types of matter studied include fluids, ...more>>

  8. Statistics - Dave Rusin; The Mathematical Atlas
    A short article designed to provide an introduction to statistics: the science of obtaining, synthesizing, predicting, and drawing inferences from data. Elementary calculations of mean and standard variation suffice to summarize a large, finite, normally-distributed ...more>>

  9. Statistics Finland
    The Finnish statistics office; includes news and press releases, important socio-economic and election data, and publications, including a report on Finnish education. Finnish and Swedish versions also available, as well as Finlande en chiffres in French. ...more>>

  10. Statistics Iceland
    The statistics ministry of the government of Iceland. Key socioeconomic figures; press releases; monthly statistics in PDF format; methodological information. Site also available in Icelandic. ...more>>

  11. Statistics Indonesia (Badan Pusat Statistik) - Republic of Indonesia
    The statistics collection department of the government of Indonesia. Glossary of statistical terms, key socioeconomic figures for Indonesia by subject and region, census results, methodology information, and links to regional offices. Recent economic ...more>>

  12. Statistics Lithuania
    The agency that collects statistics for the country of Lithuania. The site includes: a timeline of statistics in Lithuania dating to 1528, tables of geographic, population, and economic data, press releases, list of recent publications -- some may be ...more>>

  13. Statistics Netherlands
    A government organization that collects, interprets, and presents information about Dutch society. Tables of key socioeconomic figures for the Netherlands; publications and press releases, which may be ordered or downloaded in PDF format; introduction ...more>>

  14. Statistics Norway
    The agency that collects Norwegian statistics. Includes articles about data, tables of recent economic and population statistics, and list of publications; many publications and research papers may be read or downloaded in PDF format. The site also ...more>>

  15. Statistics & Probability (Funk & Wagnalls Multimedia Encyclopedia) - Lycos Zone: Mathematics
    Short articles on probability and statistics, covering: average, Babson, demography, mode, Neumann, probability, queuing theory, statitics, and vital statistics. ...more>>

  16. Statistics Singapore
    The Singapore Department of Statistics page includes key economic and social indicators, a glossary of economics and statistics terms, press releases, a list of publications, and the Statistics Singapore newsletter in PDF format. ...more>>

  17. Statistics Sweden
    Provides official statistics for the country of Sweden: population, key socioeconomic figures, press releases, and graphs of important data. More information, including an order form for time-series information, is available in the Swedish-language version ...more>>

  18. The Statistics Teacher Network - STN - Jerry Moreno, Editor; American Statistical Association (ASA)
    A newsletter (beginning Winter 1997) for teachers including book reviews and articles on new teaching ideas, methods, and tools. Initial articles on: Review of Activity-Based Statistics; A Quick Introduction to the Statistical Capabilities of the TI-83 ...more>>

  19. Statistik Österreich (Statistics Austria)
    Wilkommen bei Statistik Österreich; Presseinformation; Publikationskatalog; Fachbereiche (Text, Tabelle, und Grafik); Formulare/ Downloads. (The Austrian government agency in charge of statistics. Introduction to the agency; press releases; catalog ...more>>

  20. StatLib - Dept. of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
    A system for distributing statistical software, datasets, and information by electronic mail, FTP, gopher, and WWW. Quick summary of contents, longer annotations. ...more>>

  21. StatLib---JASA Data Archive - Mike Meyer
    Contributed datasets from articles published in the Journal of the American Statistical Association. Examples include data from articles such as: "The Chilean Plebiscite: Projections Without Historic Data"; "Kriging and Splines: An Empirical Comparison ...more>>

  22. StatLit.Org - Milo Schield
    Hundreds of articles on statistical literacy, quantitative literacy, numeracy, quantitative reasoning and statistical reasoning. See also StatLit's recommendations of introductory books; news on recent and upcoming events; and reviews of grants. ...more>>

  23. Staying in Step - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
    Christiaan Huygens noticed that the pendulums of the two suspended clocks, hanging side by side from a common support, were swinging together. When one pendulum swung to the left, the other went to the right. The pendulums remained precisely in opposite ...more>>

  24. Stealing Copernicus - Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
    The theft of a first edition copy of Nicolaus Copernicus's classic text De revolutionibus orbium coelestium ("On the revolution of the heavenly spheres") was the seventh such disappearance of this valuable work in recent years - a chain of thefts that ...more>>

  25. Stellated Icosahedra - Roman Maeder
    An excerpt of an article published in Mathematica in Education. There are 59 stellations of the icosahedron; these pages contain various images of them, ordered by increasing circumradius, and some background information. The metric properties and graphics ...more>>

  26. Stephen Wolfram
    The creator of Mathematica and one of the first researchers into cellular automata. Site includes a biographical sketch, photos, and a timeline of Wolfram's life; interviews with him; and the full text of many of his books, articles, talks, and patents. ...more>>

  27. Steve Fulling's Home Page - Stephen A. Fulling
    Courses in Foundation Coalition Freshman Calculus, linearity, and other subjects offer objectives, assignments, solutions and reports, exams, and supporting documentation such as books (.pdf, .ps, and .dvi formats). The site also includes access to the ...more>>

  28. Steve Leinwand
    Publications, presentations, blog, and more by a Principal Research Analyst at American Institutes for Research (AIR). Freely download articles such as "Moving Mathematics Out of Mediocrity," "High Leverage Mathematics Instruction Practices," "Making ...more>>

  29. Steven M. Christensen and Associates, Inc. - Steven M. Christensen and Associates, Inc.
    Offers scientific computing consulting and program development for corporations and universities. Also distributes Schur, a group theory software for handling calculations with Lie and symmetric groups; and Sunfreeware.com, the Solaris Freeware Project. ...more>>

  30. Steven Strogatz
    Research, teaching, publications and more by Strogatz, Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University. Best known in the academia for his 1998 Nature paper on "small-world" networks, which he co-authored with his former student ...more>>

  31. Steven Strogatz - The New York Times Company
    Mathematics from an adult perspective -- from the basics of math to the baffling -- by Steven Strogatz, a professor of applied mathematics at Cornell University. This New York Times series is not meant to be remedial, but rather to give readers a better ...more>>

  32. The Stirling Engine-Refrigerator: Rich Pedagogy from Applied Physics - Randall D. Peters
    An article detailing experiments with a Stirling engine. Abstract: A Stirling engine of the type used for demonstration purposes has been outfitted with a pair of sensors that measure pressure and piston displacement when the engine is operating with ...more>>

  33. Stop-and-Go Science - P. Weiss - Science News Online
    Viewing traffic flow as a complex system, controllers use mathematical and computer models and simulations in an attempt to decrease congestion. Some computer-based traffic models simulate virtual vehicles that motor by the hundreds or thousands through ...more>>

  34. The Strange Case of Emily X - Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
    The story of Emily, a mathematical genius in high school who disappeared for 5 years and returned with even greater mathematical ability, and then wrote an autobiography, My Lost Years. An excerpt from Devlin's book, The Math Gene: How Mathematical Thinking ...more>>

  35. Strange Orbits - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
    Newton's laws provide a precise answer to the problem of determining the motion of two bodies under the influence of gravity. If the solar system consisted of the sun and a single planet, for example, the planet would follow an elliptical orbit. When ...more>>

  36. A Stranger from Spaceland - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
    An essay about Flatland, Edwin A. Abbott's 1884 "doorway to the fourth dimension and beyond for many explorers of geometry," and "a sharply delineated satire that reflects widely debated social issues in Victorian Britain," particularly women's rights. ...more>>

  37. Strategic Directions in Computer Science Education - Allen B. Tucker, Bowdoin College, Editor
    From ACM Computing Surveys, 1996. Abstract: This report identifies major issues and challenges in computer science education across a wide range of institutions. It includes suggestions for improving the quality and effectiveness of computer science and ...more>>

  38. Strategy Acquisition and Application (Learning and Mathematics) - Siegler, Jenkins; Math Forum
    In this 1989 article, "Strategy Discovery and Strategy Generalization," Robert S. Siegler and Eric Jenkins of Carnegie-Mellon University discuss how children acquire and apply strategies, looking closely at a small group of students over a long period ...more>>

  39. Strategy and Conflict: An Introductory Sketch of Game Theory - Roger A. McCain
    Game theory is an interdisciplinary approach to studying human behavior that touches on computer science, social sciences, and behavioral sciences. Designed as a supplement to existing texts as a means of making the basic ideas a bit more accessible, ...more>>

  40. Student Calculus Projects - David Arnold; Mathematics Dept., College of the Redwoods, CA
    HTML or Scientific Notebook files. Topics: Equiangular Spiral; Semicubic Parabola; Nephroid; Astroid; Witch of Agnesi; Deltoid; Cassinian Oval; Equiangular Spiral; Quadratix; Ellipse; Conchoid of Nicomedes; Archimedes Spiral; Cardiod; Bernoulli's Lemniscate; ...more>>

  41. Student Projects in Differential Equations - David Arnold; Mathematics Dept., College of the Redwoods, CA
    PDF or Scientific Notebook files. Topics: Romeo and Juliet; Modeling Molecular Vibrations; Van Meergeren Art Forgeries; The Flight of a Discus; A Simple Microeconomics Model; An RLC Circuit; Autocatalytic Modeling; A Rate of Memorization Model; Tacoma ...more>>

  42. Student Projects in Linear Algebra - David Arnold; Mathematics Dept., College of the Redwoods, CA
    PDF or Scientific Notebook files. Topics: Fractal Music; Hill Ciphers; Forest Management - Sustainable Harvesting; The Singular Value Decomposition in Image Compression; Spotted Owl Population; Fourier Series; Arnold's Cat Map; Image Compression with ...more>>

  43. Students' difficulties with proof - Annie and John Selden; Mathematical Association of America
    Keith Weber overviews research that addresses questions such as "What is proof and what is its role in mathematics?" and "How can the concept of proof be taught effectively?" Difficulties that students have with proofs include inadequate cognitive development, ...more>>

  44. Student's Difficulties with Proof - Keith Weber; Mathematical Association of America
    "Proof is a notoriously difficult mathematical concept for students. Empirical studies have shown that many students emerge from proof-oriented courses ... unable to construct anything beyond very trivial proofs. Furthermore, most university students ...more>>

  45. Students' Interest for and Work with Applet-Enhanced Word Problems - Renninger, Sinclair, Hand, Stohl, Alejandre, and Underwood
    Article from the International Conference on Learning Sciences archive, Proceedings of the 6th international conference on Learning sciences. Abstract: Study of student interest for and work with interactive nonroutine mathematics problems (ESCOT Problems ...more>>

  46. Student standouts tackle ills, theorems - P. Weiss - Science News Online
    A project by a young mathematician who proved five theorems also garnered highest honors at the 1999 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Jennifer Pelka, 16, of Orlando, Fla., received a $40,000 scholarship for her mathematics project, which ...more>>

  47. Studying Dimensionality through a Stair-Step Fractal - Burrill, Frost, Anderson, Burkett, Gribble, Ryerson, & Williams
    A background paper and a related classroom activity about a lesson study-produced activity on using a stair-step fractal to study other dimensions. ...more>>

  48. Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth - Camilla P. Benbow and David Lubinski, co-directors; Peabody College, Vanderbilt University
    This 50-year longitudinal study of over 5,000 intellectually talented individuals aims to improve understanding of the unique needs of intellectually precocious youth and determine the contrasting developmental trajectories that they display over their ...more>>

  49. Sturm-Liouville Problems: SLEIGN2 - Bailey, Everitt, Zettl, Garbow
    A code to compute eigenvalues and eigenfunctions, and to approximate the continuous spectrum of regular and singular Sturm-Liouville (S-L) problems. These problems consist of a second order linear differential equation -(py')' + qy = (lambda) w y on (a,b) ...more>>

  50. Subtle Logic, Winning Game - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
    Seemingly simple games can serve as thought-provoking exercises in mathematical logic. They can provide deep insights into subtle issues that confront logicians who are interested in the foundations of mathematics. So-called Ehrenfeucht games have proved ...more>>

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