 MindPlay
The threepart series FractionOids helps children understand, in a visual way, what happens when a denominator gets smaller or larger; discover for themselves what a common denominator is; understand why division of fractions makes numbers bigger; and
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 MinutePhysics  Henry Reich
"Cool physics and other sweet science" instructional videos, most shorter than four minutes long. Reich narrates while sketching stick figures and other simple line drawings on a whiteboard that sometimes also incorporates photos or video clips: "Proof
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 Misunderstood Minds  PBS
The science behind learning difference, and strategies to aid success in school, are available on this companion Web site for the Misunderstood Minds PBS documentary. The site includes profiles of the students in the documentary, as well as sections on
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 Modeling MiddleSchool Mathematics (MMM)  Bolster Education
Video lessons (on tape and via the Web) that examine the content and structure of five mathematics curricula: Connected Math Project, Mathematics in Context. MathScape, MathThematics, and Pathways to Algebra and Geometry. Included on the website are:
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 MOTIVATE  Univ. of Cambridge, UK
MOTIVATE is a project incorporating a series of videoconferences, run by the Millennium Mathematics Project at Cambridge. The objectives of MOTIVATE are: to enrich the mathematical experience of school students, to broaden their mathematical horizons,
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 Multimedia Catalogue  Biography Index  Institute and Museum of the History of Science of Florence, Italy
Biographical texts of personalities connected in some way to Galileo. Each text is accompanied by still or animated images or by filmed sequences. Included are Archimedes, Aristotle, Bernoulli, Brahe, Copernicus, the Galilei family, Kepler, Milton, Ptolemy,
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 NASA Podcasting  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Tap into the latest networking technology to get updates from NASA: NASACast, audio and video podcasts, NASA on iTunes, other NASA podcasts, podcasting resources and directories.
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 The NASA SCIence Files  NASA Langley Research Center
A series of free instructional programs consisting of a broadcast, print, and online elements. Emphasizing standardsbased instruction and problembased learning, the NASA Sci Files motivate students in grades 35 to become critical thinkers and problem
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 NASA Spacelink  National Aeronautics and Space Administration
An aeronautics and space resource for educators. Math curriculum support instructional materials range from exploring meteorite mysteries and the mathematics of microgravity to the mathematics of space and rocketry; and also list related NASA Internet
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 The Nine Planets, a Multimedia Tour of the Solar System  Bill Arnett
An overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge, with descriptions and data, of each of the planets and moons in our solar system. Each page has text and images, some have sounds and movies, and most provide references to additional
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 Northwestern Crows: Using Rational Functions to Investigate the Behavior of Northwestern Crows (iMath Investigations)  Illuminations; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
An online, interactive, multimedia math investigation in which students use rational functions to explore the possible reasons behind the observation that northwestern crows consistently drop a type of mollusk called a whelk from a height of 5 meters.
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 NOVA Podcasting  Public Broadcasting System (PBS)
Podcasts from the producers of the awardwinning science documentary show: NOVA Podcast: expanding on topics from the T.V. programs; NOVA scienceNOW podcast: conversations with scientists and science journalists; NOVA Vodcast: video podcasts; NOVA E
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 Nova Scotia Software Evaluation Reports  Ednet
This evaluation of microcomputer software and multimedia products is coordinated by the Program Branch of the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Culture. The software reviews are published to assist educators in selecting software for use in public
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 The Number Gym  Melvyn Rust, Number Gym Software
Free, interactive, Shockwave Flash numeracy software. These activities are particularly suitable for use with Interactive Whiteboards. There is a full version for sale, as well. Currently this software comprises: 1. Number line activites; 2. Number Grid
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 Number Time  BBC Learning
Learn about numbers and the number system by playing Shockwave games, printing out activities to do away from the computer, watching "Addem" star in fun cartoons that reinforce ideas of quantity; and listening to math songs, accompanied by animation.
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 Online Statistics: An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study  Rice University, University of Houston, Clear Lake, and University of Houston, Downtown
An introductorylevel statistics book. The material is presented both as a standard textbook and as a multimedia presentation. The book features interactive demonstrations and simulations, case studies, and an analysis lab.
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 Optical Data School Media
A publisher of math and science programs, including Windows on Math, an activitybased laserdisc and videotape curriculum built around the NCTM standards. Most products are for levels K8. Find Correlations for Optical Data products to a wide range of
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 Pauly's Playhouse.com  Paul Limmer
Games, tutorials, and cartoons starring animated cartoon figures. Math concepts include counting, adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, identifying shapes, and matching shapes. All require Shockwave.
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 The Physics Classroom  Tom Henderson, hosted by StudyWorks! Online
A physics tutorial for high school students, including explanations, animations, quizzes, and practice problems.
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 Physics Problems for the Next Millennium  David Gross, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara
The ten most important unsolved problems in fundamental physics, as formulated by participants of the University of Michigan's Strings 2000 Conference: Are all the (measurable) dimensionless parameters that characterize the physical universe calculable
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 PNC Grow Up Great  The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
Bilingual tips, activities, and videos of this corporate philanthropy's school readiness initiative aimed at preparing children from birth to age five for success in school and life. In particular, download a children's story that shows "math is everywhere,"
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 Polyhedra  Rolf Asmund
A gallery of regular polyhedra, snub uniform polyhedra, deltahedra (polyhedra consisting only of equilateral triangles), and polychora; with animations, still graphics, and some taxonomic data (vertices, edges, faces, polygons, radii, and more). Mobius
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 Polynomials  Project MATHEMATICS!, California Institute of Technology
A videotapeandworkbook module that explores a basic topic in high school mathematics in ways that cannot be done at the chalkboard or in a textbook. Animations show how the Cartesian equation changes if the graph of a polynomial is translated or subjected
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 PreCalculus: A Teacher Quality Grant Project  State of Texas, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
A precalculus "courseinabox" for all teachers, particularly those new to teaching precalculus under the guidelines of the Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills (TEKS). It includes content information, activity sheets, videos of best teaching practices,
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 Project 2061: Science Literacy for a Changing Future  American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
A longterm initiative to reform K12 education nationwide so that all highschool graduates will be literate in science. The project is creating a coordinated set of reform tools and services—books, CDROMS, online resources, and workshops. This site
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 Project MATHEMATICS!  Apostol, Blinn, Corrigan, California Institute of Technology
Videotapeandworkbook modules that explore basic topics in high school mathematics in ways that cannot be done at the chalkboard or in a textbook. The
tapes use live action, music, special effects, and imaginative computer animation, and are distributed
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 Real World Math  Thomas J. Petra
Lessons that use Google Earth to teach math include Oil Spill Estimates and Scientific Notations; Iditarod Challenge and Typhoon Project; Four Color Map and Mazes & Labyrinths; Crop Circles and Fractal Measurement; Lunar Sports and Rockets. Each lesson
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 Robotics: Sensing, Thinking, Acting  The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, CA
An exibit designed to introduce the science behind the design and operation of robots. Features four exhibit areas: Universal Robots: History and Workings of Robotics; Machines and Man: Robotics and Ethics in the 21st Century; Robot Art: Four Bay Area
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 Saxon Publishers, Inc.  Harcourt Achieve
Saxon publishes educational textbooks and other teaching materials for the primary and secondary education markets (Grades K12) as well as for the home study market. The Saxon method of teaching math stresses "fundamentals." Site includes lists of inservices,
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 Scholastic, Inc.
Information about Scholastic, Inc., a global children's publishing and media company in education and entertainment (curriculum, magazines, books, film, TV, and multimedia). Classroom activities and reproducibles (e.g., math) teacher talk, separate parents
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 SeeMath.com  Tal Greengard
Free animations of mathematical concepts, with explanations: whole numbers, negative numbers, fractions, cups and counters, operations, carrying tens using base ten blocks, and more.
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 Shedding Light on the Subject: Function Models of Light Decay (iMath Investigations)  Illuminations; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
An online, interactive, multimedia math investigation in which students develop and analyze exponential models for the behavior of light passing through water. Accompanying video clips show the iMath in action in real classrooms.
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 Similarity  Project MATHEMATICS!, California Institute of Technology
A videotapeandworkbook module that explores a basic topic in high school mathematics in ways that cannot be done at the chalkboard or in a textbook. Scaling multiplies lengths by the same factor and produces a similar figure. It
preserves angles and
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 Simulating Probability Situations Using Box Models (iMath Investigations)  Illuminations; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
An online, interactive, multimedia math investigation. Investigations that allow students to explore the relationship between theoretical and experimental probabilities are important in the study of probability and statistics. A "box model" can help students
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 Sines and Cosines, Part 1 (Periodic functions)  Project MATHEMATICS!, California Institute of Technology
A videotapeandworkbook module that explores a basic topic in high school mathematics in ways that cannot be done at the chalkboard or in a textbook. Sines and cosines occur as rectangular coordinates of a point moving on a unit circle, as graphs related
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 Sines and Cosines, Part 2 (Trigonometry)  Project MATHEMATICS!, California Institute of Technology
A videotapeandworkbook module that explores a basic topic in high school mathematics in ways that cannot be done at the chalkboard or in a textbook. This program focuses on trigonometry, with special emphasis on the law of cosines and the law of sines,
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 Sines and Cosines, Part 3 (Addition formulas)  Project MATHEMATICS!, California Institute of Technology
A videotapeandworkbook module that explores a basic topic in high school mathematics in ways that cannot be done at the chalkboard or in a textbook. Animation relates the sine and cosine of an angle with chord lengths of a circle, as explained in Ptolemy's
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 Sloan Digital Sky Survey
The astronomical surveys of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) have "obtained deep, multicolor images covering more than a quarter of the sky and created 3dimensional maps containing more than 930,000 galaxies and more than 120,000 quasars." SDSS's
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 The Southwest Center for Arithmetic Geometry  Romyar Sharifi, Principal Investigator
In this intensive fivedaylong school, advanced graduate students work closely with senior faculty and postdoctoral fellows — not as individual researchers presenting their work in relative isolation, but in highly participatory, extended courses
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 Statistics: Unlocking the Power of Data  Lock, Robin; Lock, Patti Frazer; Morgan, Kari Lock; Lock, Eric F.; and Lock, Dennis F.
Companion materials for the Wiley textbook Statistics: Unlocking the Power of Data. See in particular StatKey, JavaScript for descriptive statistics and graphs, bootstrap confidence intervals, randomization hypothesis tests, sampling distributions, and
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 The Story of Pi  Project MATHEMATICS!, California Institute of Technology
A videotapeandworkbook module that explores a basic topic in high school mathematics in ways that cannot be done at the chalkboard or in a textbook. Although pi is the ratio of circumference to diameter of a circle, it appears in many formulas that
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 Stuck on Homework  Royle, Helen; and Watts, Teresa
Sample selftest exam questions and maths video tutorials presented by an experienced maths teacher. Subscribe for full access to hundreds more, as well as a digital whiteboard and other tools.
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 SuccessMaker mathematics courses  Pearson Education, Inc.
A learning environment combining a management system, assessment, and curriculum resources to provide administrators, teachers, and students with tools to improve academic performance. Also available from http://www.pearsonschool.com/index.cfm?locator=PSZk99.
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 TeacherNet  Highlights for Children
A network of K12 educational materials vendors and teachers: Teachers' Lounge (with email list and online bulletin board); Teaching K8 (a monthly publication with articles available online); ZanerBloser (handwriting, spelling, reading and vocabulary,
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 The Teachers Workshop  Project MATHEMATICS!, California Institute of Technology
A videotapeandworkbook module that explores a basic topic in high school mathematics in ways that cannot be done at the chalkboard or in a textbook. Excerpts from a twoday workshop held in midAugust 1991 for teachers who had successfully used Project
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 Team Umizoomi  Viacom International Inc.
Milli, Geo, and Bot solve everyday math problems with their "Umifriend" preschoolers. Get Mighty Math crafts, games, printables, and recipes. Download episodes of this animated liveaction series broadcast on Nickelodeon's Nick Jr. television show.
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 TenMarks  TenMarks Education Inc.
View math curricula "albums" by grade and state, with hints and video instructions on demand. Teachers may monitor, assign, and review their students' work.
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 The Theorem of Pythagoras  Project MATHEMATICS!, California Institute of Technology
A videotapeandworkbook module that explores a basic topic in high school mathematics in ways that cannot be done at the chalkboard or in a textbook. Several animated proofs of the Pythagorean theorem are presented, with applications to reallife problems
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 Time4Learning  John Edelson, Founder
An online homebased learning system with multimedia lessons, interactive exercises, printable worksheets, assessments and quizzes for use in homeschool, tutoring, or summer programs. See, in particular, their Homeschool Math Curriculum. Sample lesson
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 Timothy Kasper
Screencast geometry lessons, most less than five minutes long, narrated by a seventh grade teacher in Indiana.
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