 Shai Simonson
Shai Simonson is an associate professor of computer science and mathematics at Stonehill College. The site contains the article "How to Read Mathematics," which uses the probability of two people having the same birthday as an example. The site also
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 Shape and Space in Geometry (Teachers' Lab)  Annenberg Media
This lab, based on the professional development series and workshops broadcast on the Annenberg/CPB Math and Science Project Channel, explores the properties of objects (angles, surfaces) and the consequences of how these objects are positioned (where
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 Share Six Cookies with Seven People  Don Cohen (The Mathman)
Young children (ages 67) discover fractions by dividing cookies  3 cookies with 2 people, 2 cookies with 3 people, etc.. A sample problem with answers from Chapter 2 of Don Cohen's worksheet book.
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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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 Sheppard Software
Software for SAT, GRE, math, and more, including: Algebra  One On One (covers 21 functions), License Plate Math (puzzles for ages 9 and up), Brain Builder  Math Edition (over 500 million puzzles), Math Function Mania (a multimedia game for grades 712
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 Shortest Enclosures on Surface of Cube (Math Chat)  Frank Morgan, MAA Online
The circle provides the leastperimeter way to enclose given area in the plane. What is the leastperimeter way to enclose given area in the surface of the unit cube? Answer: Al Zimmerman correctly finds that the best way to enclose small area is not
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 Show Me Your Math  Borden, Lisa Lunney; and Wagner, David
Student projects and resources to support culturally responsive teaching from a program that invites Aboriginal Students in Atlantic Canada to explore the mathematics evident in their own community and indigenous practices. Nova Scotia youth who participate
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 Simplex Place  Moshe Sniedovich; Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Melbourne
An introductory discussion of the Simplex Method used in linear programming problems, with a JavaScript "Simplex Machine" for you to experiment or solve a problem with. Also check out the DP Virtual Studio for a variety of wellknown dynamic programming
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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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 Singapore Math  Yan Kow Cheong
News and updates on Singapore Math from Cheong, a math coach, writer, editor, and life member of the Singapore Mathematical Society (SMS) and the Association of Mathematics Educators (AME) whose author credits include "Mathematical Quickies & Trickies."
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 singingbanana.com  James Grime
YouTube videos, "lazy microblog," and social networking hub of Enigma Project Officer James Grime, who "hopes to explain to kids and general audiences why he love his maths so much, to challenge some of the public's misconceptions, and to explain why
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 Sites with Problems Administered by Others  Math Forum
Problems of the week or month: a page of annotated links to weekly/monthly problem challenges and archives hosted at the Math Forum but administered by others, and to problems and archives elsewhere on the Web, colorcoded for the level(s) of the problems
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 Skill in Algebra  Lawrence Spector
An introduction to algebra, with questions that, when moused over, reveal their answers: algebraic expressions, signed numbers, adding and subtracting signed numbers, multiplying and dividing signed numbers, reciprocals and zero, removing grouping symbols,
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 Skillswise  BBC Online
Factsheets, worksheets, quizzes, and Flash games on whole numbers; measures, shape and space; fractions, decimals and percentages; and handling data. Resources for tutors include lesson plans, printable tracking sheets, a newsletter, and an expert column
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 Skimming A Century of Calculus  Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny
A comprehensive effort is under way to modernize instruction in undergraduate mathematics. In the November issue of the FOCUS newsletter, MAA has announced a twoyear $900,000 grant from the NSF to construct the Mathematical Sciences Digital Library (MATHDL).
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 Sliders  Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny, with Don Greenwell
A variation of the Fifteen puzzle invented by Sam Loyd in the early 1870's: puzzles on graphs, including a proof independent of Wilson's theorem that all Lucky 7 permutations are possible; and variations of Sliders, a Fifteenlike puzzle that can be played
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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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 Slocum Puzzles  Jerry Slocum
Puzzle collector and author's site. Features puzzle descriptions, shop, descriptions of books written by Slocum and collaborators, and a history of Slocum's famous Puzzle Parties.
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 Smartkiddies Mathematics  Andy Hobeika
Free interactive lessons, number challenge exercises, worksheets  and visual reporting for instant feedback. To begin, select a year (one through seven, corresponding to Australia's curriculum), then a module, ranging from whole number to position &
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 Smartkiddies Mathematics  Smartkiddies Mathematics
Video lessons, interactive activities, maths games, number challenge drills, worksheets, assessments. Developed by experienced Australian teachersall content is based on the Australian curriculum. Free to all schools and teachers during school hours;
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 Só Matemática  Só Matemática
Material para ensino fundamental, médio e superior, além de provas online, biografias de matemáticos, trabalhos de alunos, um acervo de softwares matemáticos, artigos, jogos, curiosidades, histórias, fóruns de
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 Snap Math  John and Eva McKendrick; Teilhard
A version of the children's game, but to win the cards, you have to do the math. Click on the pack at the left to start; when your card matches the computer's card, you are set a series of math problems. If you answer correctly, you win the cards.
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 snark (Spanish Math Puzzles)  Universidad de Buenos Aires, Math Forum
Contributions are only in Spanish. Una lista de correo electrónico dedicada a la matemática recreativa, los problemas de lógica recreativa, juegos de tablero y problemas sobre ellos, rompecabezas geométricos (poliominós,
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 The Snowflake Curve, Perimeter and Area  Don Cohen (The Mathman)
Young children start with an equilateral triangle, then go 1/3 of the way along each side, then add a smaller equilateral triangle, protruding out from every side to get the next figure. A sample problem with answers from Chapter 4 of Don Cohen's worksheet
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 Soap Films and Grid Walks  Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
A simple, physical demonstration of a mathematical truth can produce a lasting impression  one that inspires new questions and speculations. For Christopher C. Chang, a student at Henry M. Gunn Senior High School in Palo Alto, Calif., and one of 40 finalists
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 SoftSchools.com  Mani Gudavalli
Free math worksheets and interactive online games for practicing times tables, adding, subtracting, telling time, and more. Organized into prek, kindergarten, grades 12, grades 34, grade 5, measurement, and fun games.
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 Software  Bill White
These Flash apps provide online practice deriving some unknown property of a figure given its other measures. Find the area of a trapezoid given its two base lengths and height; find one of its bases given its area and height; find its height given its
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 Solutions to Heinemann AS/A Level text books  George Ierotheou
To provide ample examples of how to apply the key methods and techniques used at AS/A level.
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 Solve for n  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
Solve for n: 3/n = 7/12. A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test.
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 Solve for y  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
Solve the following for y: 12y  16 = 20y. A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test.
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 SolveMe Mobiles  Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
Colorful interactive hanging sculpture puzzles that challenge prealgebra and algebra students to balance equations by solving for unknown values. Freely solve over a hundred prehung mobiles or build your own and then contribute them to the SolveMe community.
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 Solve My Math  Solvemymath
Online math integrals calculator, derivative calculator, function grapher, math formulas and facts, math quizzes and puzzles.
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 Solve This!  ThinkQuest 2003
Information about eight famous mathematicians, with interactive quizzes, static problems and games.
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 Solving Equations  Don Cohen (The Mathman)
Make equations or open sentences true by guessing. Equations with X's on both sides; quadratic equations (11 ways to solve a quadratic equation); using balance pictures to solve equations. Sample problems with some answers from Chapter 8 of Don Cohen's
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 Solving Inequalities with One Operation  Internet Academy (IA)
Stepbystep instructions for learning how to solve and graph inequalities, with problems and solutions.
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 Solving Math Word Problems  Hal Schneider
A selfhelp tutor for grades 612, remedial math (all levels); and adults. Chapter titles: Elementary Math Rules; Working with "ONE"; Working with Fractions; The ' Word/Fraction' Technique; Elementary Algebra, Factoring & Ratios; Common Forms of Equations;
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 Solving On Line problems of Inventory Control  G.B. Rubalsky
Online solver for special optimization problems, plus samples of problems, solution methods, algorithms and programs, which might be of interest to those involved in operations research, numeric optimization and stochastic processes.
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 Solving Quadratic Equations  Prakash Sukhu
Introduces the general form of the quadratic equation, and shows how to solve the quadratic equation step by step. Includes methods of factorisation and completing the square, questions to test your knowledge, and an online equation solver with which
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 Solving the Rubik's Cube  Matthew Monroe
Instructions, popularized by Minh Thai, the National Champion cube solver, for solving a 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube. Also, instructions for how to solve a cube when it has oriented pictures on each face. Directions for solving a 2x2x2 Rubik's mini cube, the professor
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 Solving Word Problems: Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions (S.O.S. Mathematics)  Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, Univ. of Texas at El Paso
To solve an exponential or logarithmic word problem, convert the narrative to
an equation and solve the equation. Includes discussions of problems dealing with interest rates, mortgages, population, radioactive decay, and earthquakes.
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 The Soma Cube Puzzle  Modvix
Purchase the Soma Cube. Piet Hein, a Danish poet and inventor, visualized the set of all irregular shapes formed by no more than 4 cubes, each of the same size, and realized that the seven simplest irregular combinations of cubes can form a larger Soma
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 Some Problems in Matroid Theory  Thomas Zaslavsky
Sources of problems compiled by Zaslavsky, and problems he's found interesting: Bonin's Projective Bound; Maximum rFlat; Covering And Packing by Flats. For general sources of information on matroid theory, see Matroid Miscellany.
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 Some Problems & Puzzles  Nancy Casey
Problems inspired by math books (Instant insanity; Penrose rhombs) and friends Larry Copes and Mike Fellows (BikePed, Idaho  also known as Muddy City).
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 Some (Unsolved) Mathematical Problems  Jörg Winkelmann
A collection of some analysis questions the author encountered in the context of his own research.
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 Some Variations on the Theme of Polyominos  Recmath
Patterns that illustrate how the squares of polyominos are connected to each other. Examples of polyominos with a grid superimposed to illustrate the individual squares; with a line that joins the midpoint of two adjacent square if the squares are connected.
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 Sources in the history of algebra: arithmetical and recreational problems  Albrecht Heeffer
A comprehensive database of arithmetical and algebraical problems from sources before the 18th century, for research and educational use.
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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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 Space Educators' Handbook  Jerry Woodfill, NASA Johnson Space Center
For Mac or PC: programs that include more than 2000 files interactively linked for ease of learning about NASA, space science, space history, and space technology. Many well designed and extensively educational files are available from this Web site,
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 Space Math  Dr. Sten Odenwald
NASA offers realworld problems about astronomy and space science, for students in grades 68 and 912. The problems are in PDF format, and searchable. They are often based on press releases and cover topics from black holes to space weather and the search
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 Spinning to a Rolling Stop  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
The underlying mathematics of spinning disks. Spin a coin on a tabletop. As it loses energy and tips toward the surface, the coin begins to roll on its rim, wobbling faster and faster. Toward the end, the coin generates a characteristic rattling sound
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