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  1. About time - Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
    An essay on time in mathematics and engineering (the time that we measure and use to regulate our lives). How did we come to measure time in the first place? What exactly is it that our timepieces measure? And what scientific principles do we use to construct ever more accurate clocks? more>>

  2. Algebra - Fun with Calendars - Cynthia Lanius
    Take any calendar. Tell a friend to choose 4 days that form a square. If your friend tells you only the sum of the four days, you can tell her what the four days are. How does the puzzle work? Includes a extension page for designing your own puzzle, teachers notes, and links to calendar pages on the Web. Mathematics topics: assigning variables, solving simple linear equations, factoring. more>>

  3. The Calendar and the Days of the Week - Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
    What years are leap years? What day of the week will it be a year from today? How do I find the day of the week for any date? How do I find a calendar for any year? How common are Friday the 13ths? more>>

  4. Calendars and Astronomy (Math and the Heavens) - Dave Rusin, The Mathematical Atlas
    More-or-less mathematical posts related to calendars and astronomy: background information on calendar traditions and a discussion of the mathematical aspects of the calendar, with a pointer to the Calendar FAQ; the related questions, on which day of the week does a date fall? and when's Easter this year?; and sources of astronomical data. more>>

  5. Clockworks: From Sundials to the Atomic Second - Britannica.com
    A site about the development of instruments that have measured time over the centuries. Each instrument has a page featuring a description and an illustrated diagram, and most include a QuickTime animation demonstrating how the mechanism works. Iinstruments include: Sundial; Clepsydra; Astrolabe; Candle clock; Sandglass; Weight-driven clock; Spring-driven clock; Pendulum clock; Quartz watch; Cesium atomic clock. See also the article "Measuring Time." more>>

  6. Horology: The Index - Fortunat Mueller-Maerki
    Internet resources on clocks and time: directories, dictionaries, glossaries, etc.; organizations, information sources (horological homepages; e-mail addresses for cyber horologists; other electronic media: newsgroups, directories, e-zines, mail lists, bulletin boards; periodicals; libraries and documentation centers; books: publishers, sellers, book lists, bibliographies, reviews); timepieces; subjects, issues, and topics in horology; and ways of finding and setting the exact time, including time zones and a time zone converter. more>>

  7. Time for Time - Darren Dalasta
    For teaching the concept of time and how to tell time. Includes games, quizzes, and an interactive class clock for students; lesson plans and worksheets for teachers; history of telling time, U.S. time zones, world time zones. more>>

  8. World Time Zone - iSBiSTER International, Inc.
    The exact time in world countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, including, individually, the United States and the Canadian provinces. A software Time Zone Map program that does not require an active connection to the Internet is also available from this site. more>>


 
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  1. 100s and 1000s - Horsham Primary School; WimmeraNet
    An Internet project from Horsham, Victoria, Australia. Activities about 100s and 1000s, a Wimmera Global Classroom project coordinated by Ian Clough at Horsham 298 to recognize the beginning and end of a century and a millennium. Contributions are added ...more>>

  2. 11 Plus Exams - Nick George
    Interactive math tests, with detailed explanations. ...more>>

  3. Animated Educational Software - FLIX Productions
    Shareware for PC platforms, including programs designed to teach children about money, time-telling, shapes, math (counting, addition, subtraction for pre-K through 1st grade), and multiplication and division (for 1st-3rd graders). ...more>>

  4. Animated Math Glossary - Math Advantage - Harcourt Brace School Publishers
    A K-8 glossary of common mathematical terms, categorized by grade. Each entry has an example, most of which are animated. An "other" section at the end of the alphabet gives tables of metric and customary measurements, time, formulas, and symbols. You ...more>>

  5. Assignment Calculator - The University of Minnesota
    Enter the date you will begin an assignment and its due date, then select a subject area such as mathematics, and the Assignment Calculator will outline steps to take to complete the work on time. ...more>>

  6. Astronomy Calculator - R.T. Back
    The Astronomy Calculator provides general information about the phases of the moon and planets, and annual meteor showers. You supply the date, time of observation, and the number of hours east and west from directly overhead. ...more>>

  7. The Aztec Calendar: Math, Geometry, and Design - Charles William Johnson
    A site that explores the relation between the mathematics of ancient reckoning systems, expressed in historically significant numbers (cited in the historical record), and designs within the geometry of ancient artwork. The complexity of design within ...more>>

  8. The Aztec Calendar - René Voorburg
    Historical information and illustrations of the two more or less independent systems comprising the Aztec calendar, one having 365 days and based on the agricultural or solar year, the other with 260 days. A Calculator allows you to enter a date in the ...more>>

  9. Birthday Surprises - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
    It's rather unlikely that you and I share the same birthday (month and date). The more people you pull into the group, however, the more likely it is that at least two people will have matching dates. Ignoring the minor technicality of leap years, it's ...more>>

  10. Burning 1-Hour Fuses in 45 Minutes (Math Chat) - Frank Morgan, MAA Online
    You have two one-hour fuses: lighting one end of a fuse will cause it to burn down to the other end in exactly one hour's time. You know nothing else about the fuses; in particular you don't know how long any segment of a fuse will burn, only that an ...more>>

  11. CalculateHours - Molly Parker
    This online time card calculator calculates hours worked. Add the widget to your site by copying the code provided. Training sessions teach how to use Excel to add up hours, average hours, and convert decimal hours or military time into conventional hours. ...more>>

  12. Calculators On-Line Center: Part II - Mathematics - Martindale's Reference Desk
    Over 7,420 calculators for: Unit Conversion (Time, Distance, Length, Speed, Weight, etc.); Abacus; Basic Math; Complex Mathematics; Complex Math Education; Complex Math Calculators by Specialty: Algebra and Linear Algebra; Algorithms; Calculus; Central ...more>>

  13. Calendar Math - Kees Couprie
    Algorithms for converting dates from one calendar to another and for calculating the dates of (religious) events. Also an Excel Add-In available for download. ...more>>

  14. Calendar Quirks - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
    Calendars represent our efforts to create frameworks that allow us to reckon time over extended periods. We normally count the day - the time it takes Earth to rotate once on its axis - as the smallest unit of calendrical time. The measurement of fractions ...more>>

  15. Calendars - L. E. Doggett
    An introduction to calendars: what they are; astronomical bases of calendars; calendar reform and accuracy; historical eras and chronology; the Gregorian Calendar - ecclesiastical rules, history; the Hebrew Calendar - rules, Determining Tishri 1, Reasons ...more>>

  16. The Calendar Zone - Janice McLean
    A collection of links about calendars, organized by topic: celestial, cultural, geographic, historic, etc. Includes an extensive list of calendar software for a 3000 Years Calendar (look through Julian, Gregorian, Hebrew and Islamic calendars to see conformity ...more>>

  17. Calendopaedia - The Encyclopaedia of Calendars - Michael Astbury
    A Comparison of Calendars, including Julian, Gregorian, Mayan, and Hebrew, details about these calendars and their history, and brief notes on different ways we measure time. ...more>>

  18. Calendrical Calculations - Nachum Dershowitz and Edward M. Reingold
    A book about the algorithms used to calculate different calendars (Gregorian, Julian, Mayan, Hebrew, Persian, and more.) The preface, table of contents, index, and a sample chapter are available in PDF and PostScript formats. Other book resources include ...more>>

  19. Candy Byte Software - Nily Aharon
    Mathamagica, for ages 7-11, provides rigorous math skill practice within an animated, interactive setting with colourful graphics and characters. Concepts include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, sequences, greater than/less than, telling ...more>>

  20. Chronological Age Calculator - AGS Publishing
    Click the "Age Calculator" button, then enter two calendar dates to compute elapsed years, months, and days. Available for download. ...more>>

  21. Circle Graph - What Percent? - NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
    This circle graph shows how Jimmy spent his time during the last 24 hours. What percent of time did he spend watching television? A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test. ...more>>

  22. Count Us In! - Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    Fifteen colorful counting and math games designed to help young children understand basic number concepts. Each game has directions and some have levels of difficulty to choose from. Number concepts include: Comparing and Classifying; Patterning; Counting; ...more>>

  23. Course Project Suggestions (Geometry and the Imagination) - Conway, Doyle, Gilman, Thurston; The Geometry Center
    An list of suggestions for projects in geometry, topology, symmetry, making geometric solids, calendars, spherical and hyperbolic trigonometry, puzzles, models, etc. Projects were to be exhibited at the Geometry Fair at the end of the course. ...more>>

  24. Cracking the Myth of Ball Control - Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
    Ball control has become common practice in a number of sports. In basketball, for example, coaches often urge their teams to slow down a game at certain times or to control its tempo. In professional football, "time of possession" has become a statistic ...more>>

  25. Daylight Savings Time - Jim Loy
    A short explanation of Daylight Savings Time in the United States. ...more>>

  26. Day Of The Week Of Any Date - Jim Loy
    An explanation of how to figure the day of the week for any date, with some detailed shortcuts and some tables you might memorize. ...more>>

  27. Dear Marilyn, About Leap Years (Math Chat) - Frank Morgan, MAA Online
    Your explanation [in Parade Magazine] of September 13, 1998 that we may need to skip a leap year EVERY FEW THOUSAND YEARS because the tropical year (about 365.2422 days) is a bit shorter than the average calendar year (365.2425 days) neglects CHANGES ...more>>

  28. Derek's Daily Math - Derek Orr
    "Every Number Has a Story to Tell." This blog by an undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh details number theoretic properties for every day of the calendar year. Orr, a physics and math major, also maintains a list of "Interesting Propositions/Theorems ...more>>

  29. Distance, Rate, and Time - Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
    Distance = Rate x Time: A discussion and two problems. ...more>>

  30. Elapsed Time (SMILE) - Bernice Joyce Henry, Edward H. White School
    A lesson designed to teach students to calculate elapsed time, given beginning and ending time; and to state the time using A.M. and/or P.M. From the "Miscellaneous" section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics ...more>>

  31. Eye Opener Series - Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles, Alexander Bogomolny
    A collection of Java applets that illustrate and thus help to solve or prove various math problems: Euclid's Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem; Construction problem; Disappearing Lines puzzle; Sam Loyd's fifteen; Sliders puzzle; Lucky 7 puzzle; Happy 8 ...more>>

  32. Famdays
    A famday is a day on which the combined ages of family members add up to a whole number of years - in a sense, a family birthday, a reason for a celebration that contributes to strengthening family ties. Students can compute famdays for their families ...more>>

  33. Fibonacci's Chinese Calendar - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
    In a book completed in 1202, mathematician Leonardo of Pisa (Fibonacci) posed the problem: How many pairs of rabbits will be produced in a year, beginning with a single pair, if every month each pair bears a new pair that becomes productive from the second ...more>>

  34. The Four Seasons - KRT - Kentucky Connect
    Pages on Understanding Equinox and Solstice, and The Changing Seasons. ...more>>

  35. Franklin Institute Science Museum - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    The online entry point for the Philadelphia science museum, featuring in-depth multimedia virtual exhibits and explorations, resources for teachers, and guides to the real-life museum and its programs. The website features a large selection of educational ...more>>

  36. Future of Leap Seconds - Steve Allen
    Allen, an astronomer, discusses leap years, leap seconds -- and how to avoid their use when redefining Coordinated Universal Time (UTC): three pictures that show the situation; elapsed time (JavaScript that shows POSIX's inability to provide an interface ...more>>

  37. Geometrí con Cabri Géomètre II - José Antonio Mora
    Materiales interactivos para el aprendizaje de la Geometría con la utilización del programa Cabri-Géomètre II. Geometría de los Mecanismos; Coordenadas en Cabri II. Cabri sketches that simulate the working procedure ...more>>

  38. A Glitch in Time - Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
    On June 30, time stood still for one second. Clocks stopped and an additional second was added to the day. This adjustment was needed to bring the official time into agreement with Earth's ever-so-slowly decreasing rotation rate. It was the 21st leap ...more>>

  39. Global Sun Temperature Project - Stevens Institute of Technology, CIESE
    An Internet-based multidisciplinary project (10 March - 13 June 2003) that allows students to collaborate with other students and with experts online in determining how their locations affect their average daily temperature and hours of sunlight. Students ...more>>

  40. The Grey Labyrinth - Kevin Lin
    A collection of mind-benders in math and logic. When a solution to one puzzle is posted, another solution-less puzzle is added. With an archive of past puzzles, links to other puzzle-related sites, and a bibliography of works that inspired this site. ...more>>

  41. The Hand Squeeze: A Data Collection and Analysis Class Experiment - Cynthia Lanius
    An experiment: measuring the amount of time that it takes for a hand squeeze to pass around a circle. Record, graph, and analyze the data, and make predictions about the time it would take for more people/greater distances. ...more>>

  42. Heavenly Mathematics: Highlights of Cultural Astronomy - Helmer Aslaksen
    An interdisciplinary course that begins by discussing the relative motion of the Sun, Earth, and Moon, and follows with other fundamental concepts of astronomy. Course content includes astronomy, astrology, calendars (Gregorian, Chinese, Islamic, Indian), ...more>>

  43. Helmer Aslaksen
    A mathematics professor at the National University of Singapore. Research involves abstract algebra, including the trigonometry of symmetric spaces, and calculations for the Chinese, Islamic, and Indian calculators. Papers about these topics may be ...more>>

  44. Hexadecimal Headquarters - Intuitor
    A comparison of base ten and base sixteen (hexadecimal), discussing why we should switch to hexadecimal. The site includes a hex clock, and explanations of both base ten and hexadecimal. ...more>>

  45. A history of time: 20th century time - MacTutor Math History Archives
    Linked essay on the dramatic changes in ideas about time in the 20th century. ...more>>

  46. A history of time: Classical time - MacTutor Math History Archives
    Linked essay on the central role time has played in mathematics from its very beginnings. ...more>>

  47. Homework for Kids - hwforkids.com
    More than 275 pages of math worksheets and word problems. Most pages are dynamic and will provide a different set of exercises when reloaded. Print out worksheets at several levels for learning numbers, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, ...more>>

  48. Hope's Mathematics Books for Teachers - Hope Martin
    A collection of math activity books to order for elementary, middle school, and high school students, written by Hope Martin: What Year am I?: A Math Warm-up a Day, Multiple Intelligences in the Mathematics Classroom, 730 Daily Math Warm-ups, Integrating ...more>>

  49. Houston Area Real-Time Traffic Report - Susan Boone
    Students calculate the time needed to travel a certain distance given the rate of speed with data collected using "real-time" traffic maps of the greater Houston area. Over a period of one week, one month, and one school year, traffic patterns are studied ...more>>

  50. Identical Calendars for 2000 (Math Chat) - Frank Morgan, MAA Online
    For programming into the VCR on January 1st for correct day and date, what years in the 1900s have the same calendar as the year 2000? An identical calendar must, like 2000, be a leap year starting on a Saturday. Leap years occur every four years, and ...more>>


 
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