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  1. Edward Tufte
    The work of Tufte and Graphics Press. Read testimonials about his books and purchase them online: The Graphic Display of Quantitative Information, Envisioning Information, and Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative. In the Ask E.T. moderated forum, Tufte answers questions dealing with information design. Register for his one-day course, "Presenting Data and Information," which covers fundamental strategies of information design; evaluating evidence used in presentations; tables, graphics, semi-graphics, and other statistical data; complexity and clarity; use of video, overheads, computers, and handouts; multi-media, internet, and websites. The section titled "New ET Writings, Artworks, and News" includes Graphics of the Day, "Long-term survival rates of cancer patients achieved by the end of the 20th century," translations of Charles Joseph Minard, and classic articles, such as Stephen J. Gould's "The Median Isn't the Message," Frederick Mosteller's "Classroom and Platform Performance," John W. Tukey's "Some Graphic and Semigraphic Displays," and Austin Bradford Hill's "The Environment and Disease: Association or Causation?" Preview and buy ghost grid printed on acid-free paper "for artists and scientists," and posters of Tufte's own "The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint"; Russian cosmonaut, Georgi Grechko's "Historic Visual Diary of Spaceflight: Cyclogram"; and "Napoleon's March," Minard's portrayal of the losses suffered by Napoleon's army in the Russian campaign of 1812. See also Tufte's fine art and sculpture, including Escaping Flatland and "Cognitive Art: A Portfolio of Five Original Prints," from Envisioning Information. more>>

  2. Mathematics as a Language - Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles, Alexander Bogomolny
    An essay defending the language of mathematics, including examples from plain English, linguistics, life sciences, physics and chemistry, and deliberate misuse, and math lingo: a bad meme virus. more>>

  3. A Short Guide to Writing Mathematics - Stephen B. Maurer; Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics, Swarthmore College
    A guide to mathematics writing for college students who want to learn mathematical style - math majors or prospective majors, or students who will go into other quantitative fields and expect to communicate with mathematics in their careers. You may contact the author to download the book; in addition, Advice on Note Taking, and Common Word Errors in Writing Mathematics (examples of ways students misuse key mathematical words like "equation") are online, together with the Table of Contents down to the subsubsection level (in plain text format). more>>

  4. Writing Math (Learning and Mathematics) - Joan Countryman; Math Forum
    In her 1993 book Writing to Learn Mathematics, Joan Countryman, the Head of Lincoln School in Providence, Rhode Island, explores the relation between math and writing and provides a comprehensive description of the approach she takes to teaching math in middle and high school. Countryman stresses the idea that the use of writing exercises in math classes leads to both a better understanding of the material and heightened math communication skills. The techniques Countryman employs in her classroom include journals, freewrites, learning logs, written descriptions of problems, autobiographies, and formal papers. A geometry.pre-college newsgroup discussion. more>>


 
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  1. 19th Century Schoolbooks - University of Pittsburgh
    Search the full text of dozens of antique books used to learn and practice arithmetic and other mathematical subjects in the schools of 1800's America. Browse scanned images (gif or PDF) of centuries-old pages, or search for text within primers, readers, ...more>>

  2. ActivePrompt - David Wees
    "A different framework for gathering information about what your class understands": upload an image, key in a prompt (e.g., "Where does circle number 5 go?"), and ActivePrompt combines them into an interactive poll to canvas your students. By aggregating ...more>>

  3. Advanced CSS Rendering: Embedding Mathematical Content in HTML - George Chavchanidze
    Discussion of a cross-browser method of rendering mathematical content using HTML and cascading style sheets (CSS). A set of CSS style sheets for online scientific publishing is available. ...more>>

  4. Analysis & Knowledge - Sanford Aranoff
    Download data analysis software, such as Patterns, which analyzes and charts trends in stock market using Andrews concepts. See also this former Rutgers University physics professor and current high school educator's thoughts on teaching and help file ...more>>

  5. The Art of Asking Thought Provoking Questions in the Mathematics Classroom - Carmen Bellido, Uroyoan Walker, Keith Wayland
    A position paper in PDF format: a "How To" guide for developing higher-level conceptual questions that provoke students to think. Several techniques for modifying traditional questions are illustrated with examples ranging from elementary to high school ...more>>

  6. BasketMath Interactive - Robert Cummings, Science Academy Software
    Science Academy Software's BasketMath online interactive application drill and practice site offers auto-scoring questions in arithmetic, rounding and writing numbers, order of operations, factoring, adding or multiplying signed numbers, calculating perimeter ...more>>

  7. BEAM: Be A Mathematician
    A mathematics curriculum development project for nursery, primary, special and lower secondary teachers. It publishes resource materials for teachers' use in the classroom, offers training courses for teachers, and provides consultancy in the area of ...more>>

  8. A Better Mathematics Curriculum - Tom Davis; Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
    What should we be teaching students today? Dr. Tom provides his take on what would make a better math curriculum. ...more>>

  9. Bicycle Tracks (Geometry and the Imagination) - Conway, Doyle, Gilman, Thurston; The Geometry Center
    Students are to discuss passage from a Sherlock Holmes story, The Adventure of the Priory School (by Arthur Conan Doyle): 'This track, as you perceive, was made by a rider who was going from the direction of the school.'... ...more>>

  10. Bilingual Mathematics Dictionary / Diccionario Bilingüe de Matemáticas - Norman Koch and Denise Meeks
    An alphabetical list of terms in English with their corresponding Spanish translations, from abacus (el ábaco) to zone (la zona). The purpose of this glossary of math terms is to make readily available in one convenient document a list of terms ...more>>

  11. Book of Odds - Book of Odds, Inc.
    A dictionary "filled not with words, but with numbers -– the odds of everyday life." The Book of Odds "contains hundreds of thousands of Odds Statements, from the odds of being the only one to survive a plane crash, to the odds of having a heart attack, ...more>>

  12. Bowland Maths - Bowland Charitable Trust
    Case study problems and lessons designed to develop thinking, reasoning and problem solving skills in UK math pupils ages 11-14. In particular, download series of stand-alone assessment items that challenge students to estimate the number of descendants ...more>>

  13. A Calculator
    JavaScript calculators: the four basic operations, average, arithmetic congruence, greatest common divisor (GCD), least common multiple (LCM), radical simplifier, word converter that writes out numerals, and more. ...more>>

  14. cavmaths - Stephen Cavadino
    Blog by a maths teacher and KS5 coordinator. Posts, which date back to July, 2012, often incorporate social media and snapshots of scratch work: "Christ-maths Projects," "Engaging with Written Feedback," "Consistency, Humour, Well planned Lessons and ...more>>

  15. Cédric Villani
    For mathematicians, the 2010 Fields Medalist offers his publications, lecture notes for students, errata sheets, and his research into collisional kinetic theory (Boltzmann type), collisionless kinetic theory (Vlasov type), and optimal transport. "For ...more>>

  16. Colors of Math - Ekaterina Eremenko Films
    Credits, still images, and trailer of a documentary film that features six mathematicians discussing math "in the context of the five senses" of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. The Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences New York University ...more>>

  17. Constructing Math Instruction - Chris Robinson
    Blog by teacher "averse to binary thinking that refuses to countenance all the complexities of the minefield that is the real classroom." Posts, which date back to December, 2012, have included "Number Sense and My Students"; "Analyzing Student Questions"; ...more>>

  18. Department of Science & Mathematics Education: Research and Development - Univ. of Melbourne, Australia
    Read faculty research and learn about their projects and interests: children's understanding of statistical and probabilistic concepts; the negotiation of meaning in mathematics & science classrooms (The Classroom Project); the expression of algorithms ...more>>

  19. Dictionary of Number Words - Intergalactic Power & Light
    A dictionary of English language words, phrases, prefixes, suffixes, and symbols that describe numbers. Cardinal Numbers, Ordinal Numbers, very large numbers, Noninteger Real Numbers, Numeric Ranges. ...more>>

  20. Doron Zeilberger's Electronic Headquarters
    Doron Zeilberger researches combinatorics using computer programs. The site is notable for his Opinions page; these opinions are wide-ranging but touch upon mathematics education, the use of computers, and the value of incomplete proofs. All of Zeilberger's ...more>>

  21. EASYpEXPR: Writing Expressions in Pure HTML - Giovanni Artico
    Enter an expression in the textbox, and the page will return the HTML code that would show the expression in standard visual form. ...more>>

  22. Education by Design
    Publishers of educational software, focusing on special needs software for Windows and Macintosh that can be accessed with keyboard, mouse, and especially with IntelliKeys, Touch Windows or with switches. Math titles include MathPad, an arithmetic tutorial ...more>>

  23. Elementary Thoughts: A Collection of Gail's Responses - Gail Englert
    A collection of Gail Englert's responses to questions from elementary and middle school teachers, parents, and students, in the Teacher2Teacher service. Covers a wide range of elementary mathematics topics, as well as teaching points. ...more>>

  24. E-Mail Math - Elizabeth Murphy
    Using the Internet for a global exchange of student-written math story problems. Grade 4 students participated in an enrichment project entitled Cross Cultural Story Problems in Math from December '94 to May '95. Students received story problems from ...more>>

  25. English-Spanish Numbers - EnchantedLearning.com
    Read words and pronunciation guides for the numbers zero (cero) through twelve (doce). Link to a number matching quiz printout or a number writing printout. ...more>>

  26. EnVision: A tool for live web-based communication in the mathematical sciences - Marco Pollanen
    EnVision is a Web-based whiteboard-chat program that assists in the live communication of mathematical content. It has been used to conduct online office hours in introductory courses. It allows students to log in anonymously and thus reduce anxieties ...more>>

  27. EquPlus - Maria Chernenko
    An index of math and science equations, rendered in TeX, MathML, png image files, and MathType. Browse categories such as algebra, calculus, geometry, signal processing, trigonometry, and statistics. See also EquPlus's unit conversions, constants, and ...more>>

  28. The Erdös Number Project - Jerry Grossman
    Paul Erdos wrote hundreds of mathematical research papers in many different areas, many in collaboration with others. His Erdos number is 0. Erdos's co-authors have Erdos number 1. People other than Erdos who have written a joint paper with someone with ...more>>

  29. Eric Buffington
    YouTube lessons and other educational math videos by a Pennsylvania cyberschool teacher. See, in particular, Buffington's channels on "Math That Makes you Think," "Math in Real life," and episode 1 and episode 2 of "What Kids Say About Math." ...more>>

  30. e Teaching Assistance Program - eTAP, Inc.
    Lesson plans, examples and exercises, review checks, and other instructional materials, including audio downloads, on the language of mathematics; basic operations; order of operations and combining terms; fractions; multiplying and dividing fractions; ...more>>

  31. Every Day Counts with PFK Consultants - Pasty F. Kanter
    An elementary math education company offering staff development workshops based on author Patsy F. Kanter's "Every Day Counts" family of products (published by Great Source Education Group). The workshops focus on making math a daily activity, encouraging ...more>>

  32. Everyday Mathematics: A Parent's Handbook K-5 - Oswego School District
    Classroom routines, standards by grade level, examples, glossary, and other resources. Learn about number families, number stories, games such as factor captor, and algorithms such as addition by partial-sums, subtraction by counting-up, left-to-right, ...more>>

  33. Fermi Off-the-Wall Math League - Karen Newell, Intermediate District 287, Plymouth, Minnesota
    A Fermi question is posed with limited information given, and requires that students ask many more questions; for example, "How many water balloons would it take fill the school gymnasium?" ("What are the approximate dimensions of the gym?") Register ...more>>

  34. Fermi Questions - Sheila Talamo
    Fermi questions emphasize estimation, numerical reasoning, communicating in mathematics, and questioning skills. Students often believe that "word problems" have one exact answer and that the answer is derived in a unique manner. Fermi questions encourage ...more>>

  35. First Day of School - Math Forum, Teacher2Teacher FAQ
    Answers to a frequently asked question: What do you do on the first day of school? ...more>>

  36. FiveThirtyEight - Nate Silver, Editor in Chief
    Quantitative features, interactives, and "datalabs" on politics, economics, sports, and other topics by Silver, Carl Bialik, and others. Science posts have included "How Statisticians Could Help Find That Missing Plane," "Toilet Seat Covers: To Use or ...more>>

  37. Flip Flop Fly Ball - Craig Robinson
    "A love of baseball plus a love of visual representations equals Flip Flop Fly Ball." Robinson's infographics include Diamonds in Manhattan, a map of every baseball or softball diamond on the island of Manhattan; Baserunning, which puts into perspective ...more>>

  38. FlowingData - Nathan Yau
    FlowingData explores how designers, statisticians, and computer scientists use data to understand ourselves better -- mainly through data visualization. This blog, by a PhD candidate in statistics with a background in computer science and design, dates ...more>>

  39. Focus on Student Practice - Suzanne Alejandre
    Article about how students worked on the Problem of the Week (PoW) "Wooden Legs" in a way that developed the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Mathematical Practice of "making sense of problems and persevering in solving them." This article, originally ...more>>

  40. Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education
    Since its inception, the mission of this independent non-profit public charity has "evolved continuously, encompassing challenging new issues and exploring innovative applications of information technology." In particular, FASE sells The Eddie Files, ...more>>

  41. From Counting to Writing - Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
    Abstract numbers are the product of a long cultural evolution. They also apparently played a crucial role in the development of writing in the Middle East. Indeed, numbers came before letters, contends archaeologist Denise Schmandt-Besserat of the University ...more>>

  42. gealgerobophysiculus - Evan Weinberg
    Thoughts on teaching, learning, and "the crazy process of having fun doing both with students." Posts, which date back to September, 2011, have included "How China Keeps Me Learning: Part I," "Lens Ray Tracing in Geogebra," "Take Time to Tech – Perspectives ...more>>

  43. General Tables of Units of Measurement - Office of Information Services, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
    Tables of metric units of measurement; tables of U.S. units of measurement; notes on British units of measurement; tables of units of length (international and survey), area (international and survey), capacity (dry and liquid volume measure), mass not ...more>>

  44. Geometry Everywhere - Betty R. Allen; Kodak
    An activity intended to make students more aware of geometric shapes and lines in objects around them. Students were divided into five groups, four to photograph geometric shapes and concepts at home, on the farm, in town, and at the lake, and one group ...more>>

  45. Harnessing Technology to Serve Adult Literacy: Math - David J. Rosen
    Frequently Asked Questions on how to help adult literacy education (ABE/GED/ESL/ESOL) teachers and learners use computers, television, audio and video cassettes, and other electronic technology to solve learning and instructional problems: "Our students ...more>>

  46. A History of Mathematical Notations - Florian Cajori
    "In this history it has been an aim to give not only the first appearance of a symbol and its origin, but also to indicate the competition encountered and the spread of the symbol among writers in different countries...." The first volume of Cajori's ...more>>

  47. How To Get Into the Newspapers - Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
    A lecture to Devlin's readers with good advice on how to write math clearly enough and other important things to do to get an article published in the newspapers. ...more>>

  48. How to Succeed in College Mathematics - Richard Dahlke
    A study and reference book based on the notion that "learning is best achieved when student and instructor roles are mutually supportive and based on sound learning principles." Drawing on educational psychology, pedagogical research, learning technologies, ...more>>

  49. HTML with LaTeX - Alan Selby
    Given HTML input that includes LaTeX encoded equations, the LaTeX2HotEqn applet generates webpages with typeset quality mathematics. With examples and documentation. ...more>>

  50. iMath
    A free math-enhanced Web browser/editor supported by a net service to enable the sending, receiving, storing, publishing, and discussion of pages with math notation. ...more>>


 
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