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    TRansforming Instruction in Undergraduate Mathematics via Primary Historical Sources (TRIUMPHS) creates freely downloadable materials for use in the undergraduate mathematics classroom which teaches content based around original mathematical sources such ...more>>

  2. The Tunnel of Samos - Project MATHEMATICS!, California Institute of Technology
    A videotape-and-workbook module that explores a basic topic in high school mathematics in ways that cannot be done at the chalkboard or in a textbook. This video describes a remarkable engineering work of ancient times: excavating a one-kilometer tunnel ...more>>

  3. Turn of the Screw - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
    Mathematician Chris Rorres of Drexel University in Philadelphia has taken a close look at Vitruvius's specifications for constructing an Archimedes screw... Recent years have seen a revival of interest in the Archimedes screw, particularly for its proven, ...more>>

  4. Tversky's Legacy Revisited - Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
    "Amos Tversky died earlier this year. To mathematicians, the Stanford-based psychologist is best known for the research he did with his colleague Daniel Kahneman in the early 1970s, into the way people judge probabilities and estimate likely outcomes ...more>>

  5. Uncle Kenny's Mathematics Pronunciation Guide - Kent Kromarek
    Billed as a "megametamathematical guide for proper American English pronunciation of terms and names, for the diacritally challenged," this guide includes many mathematicians and mathematical terms encountered in high school and the first two years ...more>>

  6. Undusting Napier's Bones - Alexandros Diploudis; Heriot-Watt University, UK
    Biographical information about the Scottish mathematician John Napier, generally considered the inventor of logarithms, with a Java simulation of Napier's bones, a method for performing arithmetic operations by the manipulation of rods (called "bones" ...more>>

  7. The United States and the Metric System - Office of Information Services, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
    A capsule history, with questions and answers, a metric chocolate chip cookie recipe, and some sample size relations (kilogram of butter to pound, etc.). ...more>>

  8. The Universe of Discourse - Mark Dominus
    Blog by the perl programmer who authored the book Higher-Order Perl and columns for The Perl Journal. Posts, which date back to November, 2005, have included "Fibonacci-like sequences," "More Liber Abaci," "The 3n+1 domain," "Biblical infallibility and ...more>>

  9. Vedic Mathematics - Rahul Bhangale
    Shortcut techniques to perform arithmetic operations quickly and simply: multiplication, including Nikhilam, Anurupyena, Urdhva Tiryak, Ekayunena Purvena, and Antyaordasake'pi; squaring, such as Dvanda Yoga, Yavadunam, and Ekadhikena Purvena; Paravartya, ...more>>

  10. VEE: The Visual Elements of Euclid - Ralph Abraham
    The Euclid Project is an exfoliation of the Elements of Euclid, the most important math text of all time. It will encompass several books, a CD-ROM, and an educational environment on the World Wide Web. Its components are: The Visual Elements of Euclid ...more>>

  11. Video Lectures in Mathematics - Jerry Farlow
    An online pinboard gathering thousands of visual links to a broad range of math videos. Categories include applications of math; famous mathematicians; math education; math humor; math on TV, movies; STEM math initiatives; and "instructional: K-12." Farlow ...more>>

  12. Views of the Solar System - Calvin J. Hamilton
    A multimedia exploration of the Sun, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, meteorites, and more. Study the latest scientific information or the history of space exploration, rocketry, early astronauts, space missions, and spacecraft through an archive of ...more>>

  13. A visit to James Clerk Maxwell's House - MacTutor Math History Archives
    Linked essay outlining the life and work of Edinburgh-born mathematician James Clerk Maxwell, with an outline of his childhood, pictures of his home, some mathematical poetry, and references (books/articles). ...more>>

  14. Waring Experiments - Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
    You might suspect that, at some point, four squares would no longer be enough to express a given whole number. This reasonable supposition was overturned in seventeenth century, when Pierre de Fermat proved that every positive whole number can be expressed ...more>>

  15. WatchKnowLearn - Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi
    Thousands of free online math educational videos, categorized into topics such as mathematics for young learners, number operations, math in the real world, pre-calculus, math study skills and test prep, and history of math. ...more>>

  16. Web Hunt - Mary Gasch; Nerinx Hall, Webster Groves, MO
    A Web-based hunt centering on non-European mathematics, with links provided to the mathematical contributions of a variety of cultures. Students may submit answers to their own teachers via an onsite form. ...more>>

  17. What is Mathematics: Goedel's Theorem and Around - Karlis Podnieks
    An extended translation of Podnieks' book, published in 1992 in Russian. Contents include: Platonism, intuition and the nature of mathematics; Axiomatic set theory; First order arithmetic; Hilbert's Tenth problem; Incompleteness theorems; Around Goedel's ...more>>

  18. What Is Mathematics? - John M. Lawler, Dept. of Linguistics, Univ. of Michigan
    Listings of links on Godel, Escher, and Bach, and other material related to Hofstadter's book by that name, from a math appreciation course. ...more>>

  19. What is Math? - Field Cady
    Blog of "mini-essays about the history and nature of math, and how it fits into the spectrum of human activity," by an applied mathematician and algorithm developer who specializes in statistics and "big data" analytics and statistical modeling. Posts, ...more>>

  20. Who was Marin Mersenne? - Luther Welsh
    It was not until the mid 20th century that Mersenne became known primarily for his Prime Number Conjecture. Historically, he was much better known for his correspondence with leading scientists of the day. Interested in optics, he also been called the ...more>>

  21. Why 2001 Won't Be 2001 - Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
    "It's a good story... But how realistic is the behavior of HAL? We don't yet have computers capable of genuinely independent thought, nor do we have computers we can converse with using ordinary language. True, there have been admirable advances in systems ...more>>

  22. Why Does Back-to-School Imply Back to Math? - Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
    ...in a world where everyone can afford a pocket calculator and a great many people seem to be successful in life with little or no mathematical ability or knowledge of science, why do we place so much emphasis on math and science? Whatever the answer, ...more>>

  23. Wireless Philosophy
    Free videos on the practice of philosophy — teaching viewers how to develop critical thinking skills and do philosophy, rather than simply learn what philosophers have thought. See, in particular, Wi Phi's categories of videos on the philosophy ...more>>

  24. wNetSchool
    A resource for K-12 teachers, with some information for adult education teachers (i.e., the GED exam). Subscribing to the site is free, but one may also enter without subscribing. wNetSchool provides lesson plans centered around the Internet or educational ...more>>

  25. Women and Mathematics Network (WAM) - Committee for the Participation of Women, Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
    A consortium of Program Directors of outreach programs in mathematics for women and girls, providing professional development opportunities for program directors; forums for sharing ideas and expertise; workshops and forums for prospective directors of ...more>>

  26. Women in Math Project - Marie Vitulli; Department of Mathematics, University of Oregon
    Information on all aspects of women and math, including bibliographies of publications (with a search engine), an extensive collection of biographies, links to associations, job, grant, and scholarship opportunities, conferences, workshops and programs, ...more>>

  27. Women of NASA - Tish Krieg, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    The Women of NASA resource was developed to encourage more young women to pursue careers in math, science, and technology. The project showcases outstanding women who are enjoying successful careers, and demonstrates how these women balance personal and ...more>>

  28. Wonders of Ancient Greek Mathematics - Timothy Reluga; Tufts University
    An arbitrary collection of interesting solutions to geometric problems discovered and solved by the Greeks, limited to intuitive, elegant, or beautiful solutions and some that do not meet these requirements, serving as reminders of the level to which ...more>>

  29. World of Escher - World of Escher, Inc.
    The world of M. C. Escher (1898-1972), the famous Dutch graphic artist most recognized for spatial illusions, impossible buildings, repeating geometric patterns (tessellations), and his incredible techniques in woodcutting and lithography. This site offers ...more>>

  30. X-Number World - James Redin
    With the Extended Numerical Keyboards with Structured Data-Entry Capability method, enter a number in the same way as you think on the number; for example, input one million and fifty-seven with the four keystrokes 1, million, 5, and 7, in that order. ...more>>

  31. Yahooligans! School Bell: Math - Yahoo
    Yahoo's kids' guide to math sites including topics: Games and Puzzles, Geometry, Homework Help, Just the Facts, Mathematicians, Measurements, and Real World Math. ...more>>

  32. Yahoo! Science: Mathematics: History - Yahoo! Inc.
    Searchable math history links: Mathematicians, Pi, and miscellaneous links. ...more>>

  33. Your Mathematics Society - ChatArea.com
    A chat area/forum for all mathematics questions. General mathematics, algebra, calculus, geometry/trigonometry, statistics, calculators, and history of mathematics are covered. ...more>>

  34. Zeno's Paradoxes - Franz Kiekeben
    Statements of the following paradoxes: The Racetrack (or Dichotomy); Achilles and the Tortoise; The Arrow; A brief analysis of the motion paradoxes; The Thomson Lamp; Kiekeben's Odd/Even Paradox; Benardete's Paradox of the Gods; The Paradox of the Spaceship; ...more>>

  35. Zentralblatt MATH Database - Springer-Verlag
    A database edited by the European Mathematical Society, the FIZ Karlsruhe, and the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences, and established in cooperation with Math Doc Cell (France). Search for abstracts of papers on any math subject by author, title, classification, ...more>>

  36. Zero in Four Dimensions: Cultural, Historical, Mathematical, and Psychological Perspectives - Prof. Hossein Arsham; University of Baltimore
    A critical panoramic view of basic mathematical fallacies surrounding zero, such as dividing by zero, taking the limit, IEEE special floating point, the notion of zero throughout history, when zero is "not there," the origin of infinity and its symbol, ...more>>

  37. Zeroing In on Catalan's Conjecture - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
    Preda Mihailescu of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich has proved a theorem that is likely to lead to a solution of Catalan's conjecture, a venerable problem involving relationships among whole numbers (in 1844, Catalan asserted that, ...more>>

  38. ZetaTrek - Rohit Gupta
    An "online expedition of science and math hobbyists across the world," ZetaTrek mobilizes citizen scientists to promote the history and culture of mathematics, and involves them in research, with particular emphasis on solving the Riemann Hypothesis. ...more>>

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