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  1. English Attack on the Longitude Problem - MacTutor Math History Archives
    Linked essay covering the period from the mid-17th through the mid-18th century, with 9 references (books/articles). more>>

  2. Esri
    Developers of geographic information systems (GIS). Math education books include GIS Tutorial, Fun with Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and the series Our World, which features software, lessons, data, and assessments. ESRI's ArcLessons library freely offers lessons such as Measuring the Circumference of the Earth with GPS; Geocaching; GPS & Heron's Algorithm; Travel Time to Major Cities; Analyzing Water Use with GIS; Investigating Extreme Temperatures in the USA; and On the Road Again (Transportation Analysis of the USA). ESRI's Storytelling with Maps combines story maps with web applications to incorporate text, multimedia, and interactive functions about the Battle of Gettysburg, most visited National Parks, renewable energy, world's largest ports, hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT), STEM education, refugee camps, March Madness, the Moore (OK) tornado, bats, the US's largest malls, the Gaza Strip, Thanksgiving dinner, the impact of Superstorm Sandy, precinct results of US Presidential elections, worst hurricanes, marriage equality, endangered species, Mars, Olympic medals and torch relay, population, global crop production, the High Line Park (NY), obesity and diabetes, the fate of Titanic passengers, health care, watersheds, diversity, Irish surnames, unemployment, the uninsured, cell phones, housing prices, and a host of geography treasure hunts. See also their tour of nine interesting ZIP codes from around the country in celebration of the US Postal Service's 50th anniversary of the Zone Improvement Plan. more>>

  3. Longitude and the Académie Royale - MacTutor Math History Archives
    Linked essay describing longitude from Eratosthenes' mapping efforts through the 1681 Académie Royale expedition, with 8 references (books/articles). more>>

  4. Mathematics of Cartography - Cynthia Lanius
    A map is a set of points, lines, and areas all defined both by position with reference to a coordinate system and by non-spatial attributes. These pages discuss how maps are used, give examples of different kinds of maps, and cover map history and math topics - lines, points, areas, coordinates, etc., in particular scale, coordinate systems, and projection. Also Problems, Resources, Careers in mapmaking, Teachers' Notes, and References. more>>


 
  All Sites - 72 items found, showing 1 to 50

  1. AdventureOnline.com - Learning Outfitters, Inc.
    Interdisciplinary curricula that use the Web to connect students to expeditions from around the world, creating motivating, real-time materials for K-12 classrooms. Thematic content includes traditional and online lessons, games, quizzes, research stations, ...more>>

  2. Ancient Mathematics - SunSITE's Vatican Exhibit; Library of Congress
    Math history: math and astronomy in the ancient world. Greek Mathematics, Ptolemy's Geography, Greek Astronomy. Scholarship supported science in this world where faith and science were not yet seen as two irreconcilable cultures. Euclid (Elements, Optics); ...more>>

  3. Calculate the Distance Between Two Places - infoplease.com
    How far is it from one place in the U.S. to another? As you type, this form automatically completes the names of populated places, schools, "locales," parks, islands, bars, lakes, reservoirs, bays, gaps, dams, glaciers, streams, wells, mines, bends, valleys, ...more>>

  4. Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region - Hong Kong SAR Government Information Centre
    The statistics collection department of the Hong Kong Government. Key geographic, climate, population, and socioeconomic data, press releases, other publications, and an overview of the department. Frequently requested timeseries are available online ...more>>

  5. Central Service for Statistics and Economic Studies (STATEC) - Luxembourg
    The agency for official statistics for the country of Luxembourg. Description of the agency and tables, graphs, and brief articles about key social and economic data available in English and German. More information may be found in the French version ...more>>

  6. ChartsBin - ChartsBin.com
    A web-based data visualization tool for making, embedding, and exporting interactive visualizations out of your own data. Register to create your own graphic or browse ChartsBin's public gallery for "Starting Age of Compulsory Education around the World," ...more>>

  7. Decision Making Information - Model Education Systems Associates: MESA, Inc.
    MESA specializes in the development, implementation and use of decision support systems and related quantitative information resources, especially quantitative tools for research, evaluation and policy analysis directed toward children and their living ...more>>

  8. Distance Calculator Between Cities - Dan Gallagher
    Enter two cities or countries and this CGI illustrates them on a scaled political map, calculates the distance between the two locations in miles and kilometers, and provides information about latitude, longitude, bearing, and airports. All latitude and ...more>>

  9. Eagle Geocoding - ETAK, The Digital Map Company
    Input an address and the Eagle Geocoder will return the following data: full Zip Code, latitude and longitude, County, Urbanized Area Code, Population Density, Minor Civil Division, Place, Tract, and BlockGroup. You may also request a map with the address ...more>>

  10. EarthKAM - Sally Ride Science
    An educational outreach program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), EarthKAM stands for "Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle school students." Search the collection of images of specific locations on Earth, as photographed from ...more>>

  11. Encarta Online - Microsoft Corporation
    Browse or search for math lessons and activities for K-12 students and teachers, from problem solving to probability and more. ...more>>

  12. Engauge Digitizer - Mark Mitchell
    Software that takes a digital graph or map, and converts it into numbers. Engauge Digitizer automatically traces curves of line plots and matches points of point plots; handles cartesian, polar, linear and logarithmic graphs; supports drag-and-drop and ...more>>

  13. Eratosthenes Finds Diameter of Earth! - Mary Kay Hemenway, University of Texas at Austin
    Students learn to estimate the diameter and circumference of the Earth by repeating Eratosthenes' experiment, exchange measured data and results, and use the Internet to research the mathematical and scientific contributions of Eratosthenes. Hemenway ...more>>

  14. The Event Inventor - Kye Ewing
    Science, math, and technology explorations with no experience necessary. (Explorations can often be done by older children with no help.) Make your own quadrant and cross staff and explore the world around you - measuring heights of buildings or trees ...more>>

  15. The Excellent Adventure - Shawsheen Valley Technical High School, Billerica, MA
    A math-based cross-curricular site where students take a trip from Philadelphia down the East coast to Disney World, with several required stops and activities along the way. A teacher's guide, worksheets, and activities are provided: students figure ...more>>

  16. Exploring Data - Math Forum/USI
    Pages for finding and displaying data sets, designed to support workshops on statistics given by the Math Forum for the Urban Systemic Initiative in Philadephia and San Diego. Included are: links by level to relevant statistics Standards (NCTM, California, ...more>>

  17. The Four Color Theorem - Robertson, Sanders, Seymour, Thomas; Georgia Tech
    A brief summary of a new proof of the Four Color Theorem, with a four-coloring algorithm found by Neil Robertson, Daniel P. Sanders, Paul Seymour and Robin Thomas, illustrated using a map of the United States. Contents: History; Why a new proof?; Outline ...more>>

  18. GEO Gateway - NASA, John C. Stennis Space Center
    A portal to information about Geographical Information Systems, Global Positioning Systems, and remote sensing. Sections for teachers, students, and professionals, as well as a bare-bones facts section for everyone. A National Workforce Development Education ...more>>

  19. Geometry In Action - David Eppstein, Theory Group, ICS, UC Irvine
    A collection of applications of computational geometry: areas in which ideas from discrete and computational geometry (meaning mainly low-dimensional Euclidean geometry) meet some real world applications, with brief descriptions of those applications ...more>>

  20. Geophysics - Dave Rusin; The Mathematical Atlas
    A short article designed to provide an introduction to geophysics: applications typically involve material in Mechanics and Fluid mechanics, but for large-scale problems (this subject deals with a very big solid and a large pool of fluid). With the advent ...more>>

  21. George Washington: Surveyor and Mapmaker - Library of Congress
    An essay on George Washington's lifelong association with geography and cartography, "Tracing the Maps in George Washington's Life" contains the chapters Washington as Public Land Surveyor - Boyhood and Beginnings; Washington as Public Land Surveyor - ...more>>

  22. Getting the Goods on Graphing (SMILE) - Velma Elois Rouse, DeWitt Clinton School
    A lesson designed to teach students to identify and graph ordered pairs in the coordinate plane; write the coordinates of points shown on a plane; and create designs or pictures using ordered pairs. From the Graphs and Visuals section of a collection ...more>>

  23. 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 ...more>>

  24. Great Circle Mapper - Karl L. Swartz
    Enter two locations on Earth (latitude and longitude, or airport codes) and see a map depicting the great circle path between them and a computation of the distance along that path. The Great Circle Mapper also displays the area within a given range of ...more>>

  25. The history of cartography - MacTutor Math History Archives
    Linked essay on how map making has played an important role in the development of mathematics. ...more>>

  26. How Far Is It? - Bali Online
    This service uses data from the U.S. Census and a supplementary list of cities around the world to find the latitude and longitude of two places, and then calculates the distance between them (as the crow flies). It also provides a map showing the two ...more>>

  27. Institute of Mathematical Geography (IMaGe) - Sandra Lach Arlinghaus
    Archives of SOLSTICE: An Electronic Journal of Geography and Mathematics. Chapters, notes, and book reviews dating from 1986, in variously jpg, pdf, html, or simple text formats. Sample articles include "Extension of Barr's Problem to the Set of Platonic ...more>>

  28. 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 ...more>>

  29. Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática (INEGI) - Mexico
    The government agency that provides statistical and geographic information for the country of Mexico. Introduction to Mexico; tables, articles, and maps of geographic, population, and economic information; structure and modernization of the department. ...more>>

  30. Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE) - República de Bolivia
    El Instituto tiene las funciones de: estudiar, compilar y difundir la información estadística de Bolivia. Introducciones de Bolivia y INE; Resumen Estadístico de Bolivia; Informacíion Estadística y Geográfica; ...more>>

  31. Knowledge Adventure
    A developer and publisher of interactive multimedia products for kids and educators. Products include the Blaster Series (Math, Spelling, Writing, Reading), Fisher-Price Ready for School, JumpStart activities for elementary grades, and Kaplan Higher Scores ...more>>

  32. Latitude/Longitude Distance Calculation - Chris Michels
    Calculate the distance between two points on the earth given their latitudes and longitudes. Choose the units for results: statute miles, nautical miles, or kilometers. With links for determining the latitude and longitude of places using a GPS, of a ...more>>

  33. Latitude/Longitude Position Finder - Juggling Information Service
    Identify the latitude and longitude position of any point within the contiguous United States by clicking on the map to zoom in on the area. ...more>>

  34. Learning Exchange for Teachers and Students through InterNet (LETSNet) - College of Education, Michigan State University
    A collection of interdisciplinary lesson plans - math units, activities and resources including: Earth Day Trash Survey (K-12); Fat Counting (1-6); Destination: Anywhere (4-6); Fact Checking the News (7-12); What's for Dinner?; Food Pyramid (1-6); Bon ...more>>

  35. Let's Have a Field Day! (ITDC Webquest) - Noelle Kreider, Rialto Unified School District
    A lesson plan in which sixth grade students are asked to plan a field day for their class. Some of the integrated skills include using an almanac to assist in decision making, using and interpreting weather sources, and reading and drawing maps, and basic ...more>>

  36. Let's Take a Trip - G. Carney
    Students use the Internet to find the distance from their home city to another city; decide how many miles they could travel in one day; find places of interest to visit along the way to their final destination; and describe in a daily journal the places ...more>>

  37. Locating Points Using Cartesian Coordinates (SMILE) - Mercedes Rodriguez, Clemente Community Academy High School
    A lesson designed to teach students to give the coordinates of a point; to plot a point given its coordinates; and to use the coordinate system in locating places on the map. From the Graphs and Visuals section of a collection of almost 200 single concept ...more>>

  38. Macpurity's Earth Science, Geodesy and Geophysics web site - John W. Robbins
    A site with information in the areas of Potential Theory, Theoretical Geodesy, Theoretical Geophysics and Celestial Mechanics and Dynamics. ...more>>

  39. Magic Squares: Math, History, Geography - Suzanne Alejandre
    Designed primarily for middle school and older elementary school students, this Math Forum Web unit includes classroom activities for four different squares: Lo Shu, Sator, Dürer, and Franklin, three of them demonstrating increasing complexity using ...more>>

  40. Maps & Graphs - Lesson Ideas: Math; Teachnet.Com
    Line Graphs of Weather Forecasts (students learn to interpret data; make and read a line graph, understand plotting points on an X-Y axis, and round numbers); Take a Road Trip (students integrate map reading, math, library research skills and writing). ...more>>

  41. MAT 476: Teaching Mathematics in the Middle and Secondary Schools - Prof. Carol A. Marinas; Mathematics & Computer Science, Barry University, FL
    Forty lesson plans created by teachers from Florida, for grades 4-12 and requiring 1-2 days to complete, with fairly simple preparation. The lessons contain detailed explanations and directions and many lessons are interdisciplinary. NCTM standards are ...more>>

  42. Math Around Us - Williams, Buccola, Moderators; KIDPROJ/KIDLINK
    Students participating in the Math Around Us project will explore different ways to look at math in the real world. A new activity is introduced each month from October through May; you can register and participate in all or part of the project. Math ...more>>

  43. Math Lessons - Cynthia Lanius
    A variety of algebraic and geometric projects and puzzles that help students find mathematical patterns and formulas. The Million $ Mission explores exponential growth, a Fractal Geometry Unit teaches the secrets of fractals, the Mathematics of Cartography ...more>>

  44. MathMastery - MathMastery.com
    Play CyberChallenge Shockwave addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division games. Test Your Skills with placement exams (online or printable) on adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, fractions, and decimals. My Math Class offers Shockwave ...more>>

  45. Math Travels - Real World Math
    An integrated simulation of U.S. travel for grades 4-12. Students develop reading, writing, math, social studies, and art skills by planning vacations across states, applying concepts of measurement, multiplication, division, decimals, and time. The site ...more>>

  46. MidLink Magazine - Caroline McCullen
    "The Digital Magazine for Kids, By Kids." A bimonthly online magazine created by several middle schools and hosted by the University of Central Florida for children ages 10 to 15, linking middle schools around the world. Each magazine issue features student ...more>>

  47. MiMa - Museum for Minerals and Mathematics Oberwolfach
    This German museum's exhibits about mathematics, which focus on symmetry and crystallography, have included IMAGINARY; SURFER, a real-time ray tracer of algebraic surfaces; Cinderella & Curved Spaces; jReality; Morenaments; Doppelpendel; Penrose Puzzle; ...more>>

  48. Money Matters (SMILE) - Barbette Flennoy, Joseph Stockton School
    A lesson designed to introduce students to different countries' money and the United States monetary value of a penny, a nickel, a dime, and a quarter. From the Practical and Applied Math section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by ...more>>

  49. National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) - Republic of the Philippines
    The statistics agency of the Republic of the Philippines. Tables, graphs, and articles about key socioeconomic information; catalogue of services and publications; press releases; and an explanation of concepts and methodologies for major indicators. ...more>>

  50. Navworld - Joseph Portney
    A center for the art and science of navigation, providing navigational "cerebrations," famous historical accounts, interviews and biographies. See Earthshapes, different ideas of what the earth would look like if it were one of 12 different shapes (physical ...more>>


 
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