 Math Becomes Way Cool  Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
Over the past two or three years, books about mathematics and mathematicians have made their ways onto the bestseller lists, television series about mathematics have been aired, radio programs have carried stories about mathematics, and newspapers and
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 Mathematical Circles Topics  Tom Davis
Mathematical Circles are for students of high school age or younger who want to increase their abilities to reason about mathematical problems. Students who study in circles learn to do mathematical olympiadstyle problems (essay or proofs, not quick
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 The Mathematical Explorer  Stan Wagon and Wolfram Research, Inc.
Based on Mathematica technology, The Mathematical Explorer mixes text, graphics, and formulas in an easytouse notebook interface, offering a set of explorations for investigating some of the most fascinating topics in mathematics, from Escher patterns
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 Mathematics  David Madore
Before organizing cryptography conferences for the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Madore studied at France's École Normale Supérieure (ENS). See, in particular, his Javascript hyperbolic maze,
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 Math Explorers' Club  Cornell Department of Mathematics
Selfcontained modules of activities and other materials for middle and high school teachers to give their students experience with more advanced topics in mathematics, such as combinatorics and cryptology, graph theory, probability and applications,
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 Math WWW VL: Specialized Fields  Dept. of Mathematics, Florida State University
Links to sites for resources in specialized fields in collegelevel mathematics.
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 Mersenne.org  George Woltman
A domain created as a home for the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS).
Mersenne primes are named after the French monk Marin Mersenne. The goal of the search is to find ever larger Mersenne primes. You can join this search by downloading the
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 Message in DNA tops Science Talent Search  J. Travis  Science News Online
A project on encrypting words within a strand of DNA won the top prize at the Intel Science Talent Search. Viviana Risca designed a DNA strand whose chemical composition encodes a great secret of World War II—JUNE 6 INVASION: NORMANDY—and mixed it with
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 MiddleSchool Math Through Applications Project (MMAP)  Institute for Research on Learning (IRL)
Developers of curriculum materials and software designed to make math relevant, accessible and successful for middleschool students. While working on realworld multidisciplinary design problems, students grapple with mathematics from basic skills to
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 m@th IT
A "platform to promote, propagate, and mediate applied mathematics and computer sciences," with emphasis on cryptography, number theory, financial mathematics, logic and knowledge representation, and quantum computation. In particular, m@th IT offers
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 Neil J. A. Sloane
Neil Sloane's research ranges far and wide and includes coding theory, sphere packing, lattices and quadratic forms, packing lines, and planes, spherical codes and designs, quantizing, geometry, combinatorics, the design of experiments, integer sequences,
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 Owners of home computers join researchers in cracking problems and crunching data  Ivars Peterson  Science News Online
Owners of home computers have joined researchers in cracking problems and crunching data, searching for signs of intelligent extraterrestrial life, running large models of the world's climate, and carrying on a worldwide effort to identify recordbreaking
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 Panthera's Puzzle Contest  Dr. Amy Galitzer; Puzzle University
A weekly contest of math, logic, and word puzzles sponsored by the American Mathematical Society and the University of Maryland Mathematics Department. You can submit your own puzzle for the next contest by signing up to participate, or simply read the
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 Papers on the History of Mathematics  Gregory Cherlin, Rutgers University
A random selection of term papers submitted in undergraduate, onesemester courses on the history of mathematics. Topics include zero, Fermat, Euler, Newton, Euclid's proof of the Pythagorean Theorem, Fibonacci, Vieta, conic sections, mathematics at Princeton
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 Poe, E.: Near a Raven  Mike Keith
An attempt at constrained writing  the art of constructing a work of prose or poetry that obeys some artificially imposed condition. "Near a Raven" encodes the first 740 decimals of pi.
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 Poe's Secret  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Writer Edgar Allan Poe (18091849) is famous for his short stories of the mysterious and the macabre. His popular tale "The GoldBug," published in 1843, is often cited as one of the best works of fiction that turn upon a secret message. Poe had a longstanding
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 Problem of the Week  Dr. Annalisa Crannell; Franklin & Marshall College
Puzzles to solve in number theory, geometry, probability, cryptography, and the like. See problems from 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, and 1997.
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 Problem Solving in Mathematics  Jim Wilson; Univ. of Georgia
Problems in algebra, geometry, conversion, cryptarithm, "mean," trigonometry, and a mixture of all, many with comments and solutions, from a course given in the Dept. of Mathematics Education at the University of Georgia. The site also provides links
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 Project Interactivate  Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.
Interactive middle school lessons on number and operations, geometry and measurement, functions and algebra, and probability and statistics. They feature: online activities (illustrative Java applets including: Venn diagrams; clock arithmetic; Pythagorean
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 Prongo.com
Free online games, such as Batter's Up Baseball and Lemonade Larry, for practicing arithmetic, investing in the stock market with real time stock prices, using logic to guess a number and decipher secret codes, and more. Themes of other games include
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 Quadralay's Cryptography Archive  Quadralay Corporation
Encryption standards, frequently asked questions (FAQs), and newsgroups. Clipper, Digital Telephony, History of Cryptology, Internet Security, Kerberos, PGP, RIPEM, and a glossary.
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 Random Structures and Algorithms  John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
A journal that publishes results concerning random graphs, hypergraphs, matroids, trees, mappings, permutations, matrices, sets and orders, as well as stochastic graph processes and networks, with particular emphasis on the use of probabilistic methods
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 The rec.puzzles Archive
The index of the rec.puzzles archive. Puzzles are categorized by subject area and include solutions compiled from various sources and supposed to be definitive. Subjects include: analysis, arithmetic, combinatorics, competition, decision, geometry, group,
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 RSA Laboratories' Frequently Asked Questions About Today's Cryptography  RSA Laboratories
Cryptography FAQs organized into eight chapters: introduction, cryptography, techniques in cryptography, applications of cryptography, cryptography in the real world, laws concerning cryptography, miscellaneous topic, and further reading. With appendices
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 Selected Recent Publications  George W. Hart
Areas of Hart's research and pointers to further information, including a bibliography of his publications. Links to pages on: Multidimensional Analysis; Nonintrusive Appliance Load Monitoring; Telecommunications Network Management; Viterbi Algorithm
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 SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics  Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
A journal that publishes research articles on a broad range of topics from pure and applied mathematics, including combinatorics and graph theory, discrete optimization and operations research, theoretical computer science, to coding and communication
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 Software for Algebra and Geometry Experimentation  William Stein et al.
Free and open software for researching and teaching algebra, geometry, number theory, cryptography, and more. SAGE performs group theory and combinatorics (using GAP), symbolic computation and calculus (Maxima), commutative algebra (Singular), number
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 The Stony Brook Algorithm Repository  Steven S. Skiena; Dept. of Computer Science, SUNYStony Brook
A comprehensive collection of algorithm implementations for over seventy of the most fundamental problems in combinatorial algorithms. The problem taxonomy, implementations, and supporting material are drawn from Skiena's book The Algorithm Design Manual.
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 Studies In Mathematics: Web Discussion  Breindel, Clair; University of Chicago
The University of Chicago's alternative course to calculus. The first quarter is number theory, and the second quarter is geometry and symmetry. When Bryan Clair taught the courses, he covered the history of number systems, different base number systems
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 syzygymatrix: solutions for small problems in the classroom  Jeff LeMieux
Generate cryptograms, division worksheets, fraction worksheets, and proportion problems. Select the length of dividend, denominators specified by the Washington State Standards for Grade 7, number of problems, and more. The worksheet maker prints solutions.
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 Technical Reports index  University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory
Technical reports by the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, some dating back to 1974, and all those published since January, 2002. Titles include "Decimalisation table attacks for [ATM] PIN cracking"; "Turing Switches  Turing machines for alloptical
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 Unsolved Problems in Number Theory, Logic, and Cryptography  Tim Roberts
This site "concentrates only on problems which are easily understandable to the amateur.... explainable on a single screen (perhaps 200 words), using simple terminology." Read brief descriptions of open problems such as the Chromatic Number, the Collatz
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 Victor Shoup's Home Page
Download research papers on cryptographic protocols and on algorithms for solving problems in the area of number theory and algebra. The Courant Institute researcher freely offers a standard for publickey encryption, a simple LaTeX class for preparing
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 The Virtual High School
The Virtual High School project is a collaborative of high schools from around the country. In exchange for contributing a small amount of teaching time, a school in the collaborative can offer its students webbased courses ranging from advanced academic
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 The Woodrow Wilson Leadership Program in Mathematics  The Woodrow Wilson Leadership Program for Teachers (WWLPT)
WWLPT provides leadership development for and in collaboration with K12 teachers through residential institutes, outreach institutes held around the country, publications by and for teachers, listservs, and its web site. Its mathematics resources include
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 Writings from the MegaMath Project (MegaMath)  Casey, Fellows, Koblitz; Los Alamos National Laboratory
Documents containing classroom materials and discussions of mathematics pedagogy. The Los Alamos workbook; Lessons for math teachers; An hour in the classroom; Literacy lessons and mathematics learning; Computer science in elementary school; Combinatorially
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