 First Digits  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Take a look at a newspaper page listing stock market prices. You might think that each of the numbers from 1 to 9 would occur equally often among the first digits of all the listed prices. Instead, however, you're very likely to find that numbers starting
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 Flash Demos for Understanding Statistics  G. Donald Allen, Texas A&M University
Dynamic demonstrations to help foster an understanding of the graphing and variance for data sets. Create a histogram and show the variance; show the mean, variance, and correlation of selfselected data points; understand variance by creating data sets;
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 Florida Math
Online math community for teachers in kindergarten through 5th grade.
FloridaMath.com lists the expectations for each grade. The heart of the
site is the forum where teachers share their teaching ideas.
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 Food Counts (MatheMUSEments!)  Ivars Peterson (Math Muse for Kids)
You tear open a package of M&M's chocolate candies. Fiftyseven little candies spill out. You notice that certain colors are more common than others. You might count 7 brown, 17 red, 18 yellow, 6 green, 5 orange, and 4 blue candies in this bag. Does
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 Forecasting: Methods and Applications  Rob Hyndman
A book by Spyros Makridakis, Steve Wheelwright, and Rob Hyndman on mathematical methods of forecasting future trends in business and related areas. The site includes features of the book, detailed table of contents, example data series to download, errata,
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 Fun and Games in Nevada  Ivars Peterson (Mathland)
...in the hotel's casino, the sights and sounds were... the glare of neon lights, the jangle of coins erupting from slot machines, the clink of chips at blackjack tables, and the mutter of avid gamblers testing their luck. It was the middle of April,
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 Fun with Probability! The Probable Pen in the Cereal Box  Michael Cornell; College of Education, Univ. of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
A cooperative classroom project for grades K9. Over a threeweek period (24 April  10 May 1996), project participants jointly calculated the expected value of a simple probability problem via experimentation. This joint effort among interested schools
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 Future of Math  Jamie Tubbs
This site supports the use of blogs, digital cameras, digital portfolios, discussion forums, spreadsheets, and other digital media to enhance student understanding of mathematics. Find suggestions on how to teach with journals, problemsolving, learning
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 Gary Haynes  Gary Haynes
Course syllabi, lesson plans, homework, and objectives. Visit "Tangrams and Other Games" for an interactive tangram story and a Flash presentation on how to develop an understanding of functions through the use of the motion sensor.
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 Getting Slammed in Tennis  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
One arena where it's possible to test the apparent relationship between psychological momentum and sequences of successes or failures is bestoffive tennis matches. The question is whether the result of the first set changes the probability of success
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 GirlTECH  Cynthia Lanius; Center for Research on Parallel Computation (CRPC)
GirlTECH was a teacher training and student council program that encouraged young women to pursue careers in mathematics and science, offering intensive technology training to explore innovative teaching strategies for gender equity in the classroom through
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 Global Climate Change: Research Explorer  the Exploratorium
Explore scientific data relating to the atmosphere, the oceans, the areas covered by ice and snow, and the living organisms in all these domains. Get a sense of how scientists study natural phenomena, how researchers gather evidence, test theories, and
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 The Great Probability Challenge  Daniela Cupples
In this handson probability and statistics learning experience, students perform a coin toss experiment, then predict, analyze, and present their experimental findings with visual graphing representations. Throughout the 20102011 school year, students
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 Growth Creature Lab  Mike Riedy
This lab ties the growth of creatures into the Fundamental Theorem of Similarity and extends it to logistic growth. The lab shows students how to collect data from the growing creatures and how the data apply to geometry. Sections of the lesson include:
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 Handson Computer Activities For Teaching Math: Grades 38  Beverly Burnley
Purchase or request an evaluation copy (if you're an educator) of this book. Publisher's description: "Featuring more than 100 stepbystep activities that use common computer programs, such as Microsoft Word and Paint, to model concepts in five basic
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 HandsOn Math Activities for Grades 46  Wendy Sawatzky
Designed for a grade 5 class, but adaptable for grades 4 or 6. Teacher notes and readymade task cards are available for each activity. Topics include numbers and operations, geometry, problem solving, measurement, data management and analysis.
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 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.
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 HegartyMaths  Colin Hegarty
Hundreds of narrated screencasts covering the UK's Key Stage 3, GCSE and ALevel curriculums, along with many past paper solution walkthroughs. Instructional videos — most for students; some for teachers — also available from the HegartyMaths
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 HillsdaleLenaweeMonroe Math and Science Center
From eastern Michigan, USA. Interactive sessions and information on water studies for high schools, including data collection on frogs and toads, a virtual marsh tour, water quality studies, TI calculator programs, and links to math/science sites.
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 HiQ Analysis, Visualization, and Report Generation  National Instruments
An interactive problemsolving environment where you analyze, visualize, and document realworld science and engineering problems. HiQ solves realworld problems using a notebook methodology that combines interactive analysis, data visualization, and
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 HitTrackerOnline  Greg Rybarczyk
Hit Tracker "determines the true distance a home run travels by recreating the precise trajectory the ball followed during flight, and extending that trajectory all the way back to field level to allow 'measurement' of the home run." Hit Tracker's spreadsheet
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 Houston Area RealTime Traffic Report  Susan Boone
Students calculate the time needed to travel a certain distance given the rate of speed with data collected using "realtime" traffic maps of the greater Houston area. Over a period of one week, one month, and one school year, traffic patterns are studied
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 The Huexotzinco Codex  Library of Congress
In this lesson, students analyze a set of pictograph documents created by native peoples of Puebla, Mexico in 1531. Then they take on the role of historians, studying the documents, decoding images, tabulating quantities of goods paid to the local government,
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 iCoachMath.com  HighPoints Learning, Inc.
iCoachMath.com coaches students online; and provides teachers with student performance reports, customized test papers, and math resources such as lesson plans aligned to state and national standards. The site freely offers an illustrated dictionary of
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 INDY 500  Susan Boone
Students find the mean and median speed for the Indianapolis 500. Rates per lap are calculated, as well as the length of each lap. Students research information and collect data via the Internet.
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 Innovative Programs Using Technology in Mathematics (INPUT)  Central Michigan University
An information forum for instructors interested in Technological and Innovative reform in Mathematics Service Courses. AMATYC/INPUT Summer Institute schedule of workshops; History and overview of the first CMUANNENBERG/CPBNSF competition (prize winners
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 Inspirational Mathematics for Interactive Whiteboards  PowerpointMaths.com
A large collection of Powerpoint resources for the mathematics classroom, for use with electronic whiteboards, in the categories: algebra, data handling, enrichment, measures, mental maths 5000, number, and shape and space.
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 Institute for High Performance Computing Applications (IHPCA)  L. Long, Director; Penn State University
A research center whose mission is to develop and implement new techniques for the numerical simulation of scientific and engineering problems that require the use of large scale computations, with particular emphasis on parallel computers and distributed
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 Institute for Scientific Computation  Texas A&M University
The Institute for Scientific Computation (ISC) conducts and coordinates multidisciplinary research into data management, mathematical modeling, numerical solutions, and visualization. Read about ISC research and the Computational Sciences Certification
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 Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE)
The Brazilian agency that collects statistical and geographic information. "Brazil in Brief," short articles with graphs and/or data tables for key socioeconomic topics; the "Minimum National Social Data Set," a set of information following United Nations
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 Integrating the Internet with Excel to Create Computerized Line Graphs and Bar Charts  Ferne Beyer
A lesson plan where students identify the elements of a line graph and bar chart; manually plot data on both a line graph and bar chart; interpret information from both a line graph and bar chart; use Excel, a spreadsheet application program, to display
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 Interactive Excel Spreadsheets  Scott A. Sinex, Prince George's Community College
"Excelets are interactive Excel spreadsheets or simulations of mathematical models. The user changes a variable and the spreadsheet changes in numerical, graphical, and/or even symbolic form (equations).... with no use of programming, no macros or Visual
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 InterMath Dictionary  The University of Georgia
A searchable dictionary for middle schoollevel mathematics students, teachers, and parents. The dictionary provides related terms, everyday examples, interactive checkpoints, and challenges. Funded by the National Science Foundation, InterMath is a collaborative
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 InterMath  The University of Georgia
InterMath is a professional development effort designed to support teachers in becoming better mathematics educators. InterMath workshops provide an ongoing support community, a lesson plan database, and a discussion board. The site provides mathematical
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 Internet Lessons  Susan Boone; GirlTECH '95, CRPC, RUSMP
Lessons with an Internet component, developed for GirlTECH'95, a program funded by CRPC Rice University and the RUSMP. A Functional Housing Market asks students to search the Internet for housing prices and compare them to the area of a house, thus deriving
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 An Introduction to Atmospheric and Oceanographic Datasets  National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
A text or Instructional Aid (IA) that describes, in very general terms, the datasets most commonly used to study the atmosphereocean system, including observations from conventional meteorological sources such as stations and ships, from satellites,
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 An Introduction to Mathematica and the 'Birthday Problem' (MSTE)  Louie Beuschlein; University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign (UIUC)
A unit for high school seniors in AP Statistics, to introduce students both to Mathematica and to the Monte Carlo method of solving probability problems, in particular, the "Birthday Problem." Using Mathematica's randomnumbergenerating capability along
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 Investigating Linear Relationships: The Regression Line and Correlation (iMath Investigations)  Illuminations; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
An online, interactive, multimedia math investigation. Interactive computerbased tools allow students the opportunity to manipulate numbers easily and investigate the relationships between data points and sets. This iMath Investigation uses an interactive
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 Isn't It a Great Time to Be Alive?  Rex Boggs
PDFs and Promethean ActivInspire flipchart files which survey the range of digital technology available to assist in the learning and teaching of mathematics. These free downloads accompanied the talk given by the veteran middle school math teacher to
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 It's a Small World  Guillermo E. Pedroni, L. D. Brady Elementary School. Aurora, IL
A collaborative learning project combining email penpals with Internet research and bilingual (English/Spanish) writing projects. The site contains a project summary (with assessment rubric and list of standards addressed), scenario, student pages (find
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 It's Fourth Down and What Does the Bellman Equation Say? A DynamicProgramming Analysis of Football Strategy  David Romer, Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
PDF download of David Romer's working paper. Reviewing almost 20,000 first quarter plays of National Football League regular season games, Romer analyzed fourth down decisionmaking and the rarelyquestioned consensus that it's better to punt than to
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 IXL Learning
IXL provides free online practice, organized by grade levels K8 and aligned to state standards. Choose one math skill from among the hundreds offered, and submit your answer. Respond incorrectly, and click on the "explanation" button to learn more; get
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 jackmathsolutions.com  Jack Koenka
Freely download individual chapters of the AP Calculus AB textbook coauthored by Koenka and Roger Allen. Download problem of the week documents, sample test and assignments, notes, worksheets, and other instructional resources. Koenka invites students
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 James P. Dildine  James P. Dildine
Interactive math lessons for exploring parabolas, triangle areas, Pythagorean triples, triangle angle sums (powered by a Cabri Java applet), cancer and mathematics (image analysis, and determining the area and perimeter of nonregular figures), systems
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 The JASON Project
A yearround scientific expedition designed to excite and engage students in science and technology, and to motivate and provide professional development for teachers. The project mounts a twoweek scientific expedition each year. The team conducts research
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 JMP: Statistical Discovery Software  SAS Institute
This program presents statistics in a graphical environment. Data tables are presented clearly in spreadsheet form and are dynamically linked to related graphs and tables. JMP offers six statistical analysis platforms including a 3D spin plot, as well
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 Journey North  Annenberg Media
Register online (free) for a global study of wildlife migration. Read today's news, from monarch migrations to robin populations in the south; report sightings, search the site. Numerous supplemental materials are available online, and further materials
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 Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA)
A national organization of analysts, researchers, and members of the U.S. criminal justice system. Introduction to the JRSA with membership information, links to state Statistical Analysis Centers, current programs and research with associated data,
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 JustMaths  Seager, Christian; Khawaja, Faisal; Muldowney, Melanie
Video tutorials, practice exam questions, and other intervention resources created by three teachers practicing in the UK Midlands. Free resources include "trumps" and exam questions in algebra, data handling, geometry and measure, number, and more. Blog
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 K12 Educational Outreach Activities  National Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO)
Program highlights include The Use of Astronomy in Research Based Science Education, a proposed teacher workshop on using data in the classroom; products include Frequently Asked Questions about Being an Astronomer (a Spanish version of this FAQ is also
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