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  1. Profile (John H. Conway): Not Just Fun and Games - Mark Alpert, Scientific American
    A short biography of the English-born Princeton University mathematician and a discussion of some of his major mathematical contributions. ...over the past three decades Conway has made some of his greatest contributions to mathematical theory by analyzing ...more>>

  2. A Progression of Primes - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
    Searches for patterns among prime numbers - whole numbers exactly divisible only by themselves and one - have long served as stiff tests of the ingenuity and perseverance of mathematicians. In recent years, the use of computers has brought a steady stream ...more>>

  3. Projet Folium
    Folium est un ensemble organisé d'articles sur les mathématiques, du cours aux biographies de mathématiciens célèbres, en passant par les exos les plus classiques et les théorèmes les plus puissants. Articles ...more>>

  4. Pronunciation Guide to Mathematicians - Gary S. Stoudt, Mathematics Dept., Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania
    Pronunciations of the names of mathematicians frequently encountered by undergraduate students, with links to information about them in the MacTutor History of Mathematics archives. Note on Pronunciation: Not all of the phonetic pronunciation symbols ...more>>

  5. Prophet of Chaos - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
    "'...it may happen that small differences in the initial conditions produce very great ones in the final phenomena. A small error in the former will produce an enormous error in the latter. Prediction becomes impossible, and we have the fortuitous phenomenon.' ...more>>

  6. Ptolemy's Ptools - ThinkQuest 1998
    Easy-to-understand math projects for students to do by themselves or with adult direction. Triangle investigations of the perspectives of the 3D video games Star Fleet Academy, Quake II, and Sub Culture Submarine Adventure. "Quadrant projects" involve ...more>>

  7. Pythagoras: Music and Space - J. Boyd-Brent
    A brief introduction to Pythagoras' observations on the relation between music and number. Graphics show music intervals expressed as mathematical ratios. Pythagoras observed that when the blacksmith struck his anvil, different notes were produced according ...more>>

  8. Pythagoras Plays Ball - Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
    Spring, baseball, statistics, math. In many ways, baseball is a numbers game: Strikeouts, home runs, batting averages, innings pitched, complete games, earned run averages, number of players left on base in scoring position in the bottom of the ninth ...more>>

  9. Pythagoras' Theorem in Babylonian Mathematics - MacTutor Math History Archives
    Linked essay examining four Babylonian tablets that all have some connection with the Pythagorean theorem. With references and other related web sites. ...more>>

  10. The Pythagorean Theorem and the Maya Long Count - Charles Wm. Johnson; Science in Ancient Artwork -
    Various essays dealing with the possible extension of the Pythagorean Theorem to the third power in relation to the mathematical and geometrical appearance of the Maya long count fractals within progressive series of right triangles. It would appear that ...more>>

  11. Pythagorean Theorem - Greg Huberty, Univ. of Georgia
    President James Garfield is credited with a proof of the Pythagorean theorem unlike other proofs in that it does not use squares of the sides; rather, it uses two triangles of sides a, b, and c along with a triangle with legs of c to create a trapezoid. ...more>>

  12. 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. ...more>>

  13. Quadratic, Cubic, and Quartic Equations - MacTutor Math History Archives
    Linked article describing the progress made on these equations from the Babylonians through Leibniz in 1673, with another Web site and 12 references. ...more>>

  14. The Quantum Age Begins - MacTutor Math History Archives
    Linked essay describing the beginnings of quantum theory, from Kirchoff's blackbody radiation work in 1859 to Bohr, Einstein, and von Neumann in the 1930's, with 33 references (books/articles). ...more>>

  15. Qu'est-ce qu'un nombre? E-doc Mathématiques - Service du Film de Recherche Scientifique (SFRS)
    Site basé sur le livre de S. Houzel, qui retrace l'histoire du nombre depuis l'Antiquité. In French. Site based on the book by S. Houzel, retracing the history numbers. ...more>>

  16. QuizStar - Advanced Learning Technologies, Center for Research on Learning at The University of Kansas
    Create online quizzes and organize the results. Features include the ability to attach multimedia files to questions, to make quizzes in multiple languages, and more. ...more>>

  17. The R. Buckminster Fuller FAQ - Christopher J. Fearnley
    The Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (FAQ) Resource on R. Buckminster Fuller, based primarily on the history of the discussions, interests, and needs of the readers of the BITNET mailing list Geodesic and its USENET gateway bit.listserv.geodesic. ...more>>

  18. R. Buckminster Fuller on PBS - Thirteen / WNET
    A biography of R. Buckminster Fuller, with explanations and illustrations of inventions such as the Dymaxion house, Dymaxion car, Dymaxion bathroom, and geodesic dome. Explore Fuller's Dymaxion map, John Kuhtik's Fly's Eye Dome, the World Game, and the ...more>>

  19. Rebecca Newburn
    Links to this California teacher's Math 7 blog, and to her professional blog, a "fusion of best teaching practices, integrating technology and increasing compassion in and outside of the classroom." See also Newburn's select compilation of explanations, ...more>>

  20. Recommended Mathematics Literature - International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO)
    A page of readings recommended by the International Mathematics Olympiad in association with Amazon.com Books. Major sections include: Problem Solving; Collections of Mathematical (Competition) Problems; Anthologies and Surveys; Number Theory; Analysis; ...more>>

  21. Recursos de Matemáticas en Internet - Flavio P.
    Información buscable, dividida en categorías que contienen enlaces comentados: altas, actividades, actualización, apuntes, buscadores, congresos, debate, enlaces, Escher, fractales, historia, lista general, Olimpiadas, publicaciones, ...more>>

  22. Resource Room (Math Central) - University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    French version: Centre de ressources. A service of Math Central that allows mathematics educators to share resources having to do with math teaching. Submissions are stored in a database that can be browsed by educational level and curriculum strand, ...more>>

  23. The Return of Odysseus and the Elements of Euclid - Andrew Wiesner; Classics Dept., Colorado College
    The author's 1994 honors thesis, which attempts to shed new light on the origins of Greek mathematics. ...more>>

  24. Return of the Mathematical Tourist - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
    In the newly published, updated edition of The Mathematical Tourist, Peterson writes, "...computers have become commonplace tools used by nearly all mathematicians, not only to communicate with each other but also to explore mathematical questions... ...more>>

  25. The Rise of Calculus - MacTutor Math History Archives
    Linked essay describing the history of Calculus from the Greeks through Newton and Leibniz, with 28 references (books/articles). ...more>>

  26. Risorse Internet per la storia della matematica - Claudia Lamberti
    Internet resources for mathematics, science, and engineering history selected from the University of Pisa Libraries. ...more>>

  27. Rivendell Educational Archive - Leigh Denault
    An educational archive of materials in botany, history, math, science, drama, literature, philosophy, and art. Math resources include mathematician biographies, a fractal image gallery, and a bibliography. ...more>>

  28. A Romance With Numbers - K. Venkatasubramanian
    Biographical information and thoughts about Srinivasa Ramanujan, from The Hindu, December 24, 1993. ...more>>

  29. Roman Numeral Date Conversion Guide - Christopher Handy
    A guide to deciphering Roman numeral year dates as commonly found in both modern and early printed books, including a Java applet that accepts Roman numeral input in the range 1-4,999 and converts it to Arabic form. The page explains the basic principles ...more>>

  30. Roman Numerals and Dates - Paul Lewis
    An illustrated introduction to Roman numerals, including Roman dates and calendar conversion, history and uses, a page on The Great 1999 Question, and a quiz. Three conversion tables are provided: Numerical 1-1449; Numerical 1450-2100; and Alphabetical ...more>>

  31. Roman numerals and decimals (Classics log) - John Durham
    A letter to a Classics mailing list about the origin of and ease of calculation with Roman numerals. ...more>>

  32. Roman Numerals Defined - Jim Loy
    A listing of some common Roman numerals and a short explanation of how they work. ...more>>

  33. Roman Numerals - Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math Common Question
    A selection of answers to questions about Roman numerals, such as how they represented decimals and fractions; with memory aids for remembering what letter represents what value. ...more>>

  34. Roman Numerals - Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
    Basics: How do I read and write Roman numerals? What are the rules for subtracting letters? How do I write large numbers? Web resources: introductions, charts, calculators, and converters. Calculations: Did the Romans use fractions? How can I use Roman ...more>>

  35. The Roman Press, Inc. - Steven Roman
    Home page of a California mathematics professor, including research articles, books and textbooks, and software. ...more>>

  36. The Roots of the Equation - James Cleveland
    Blog by a high school algebra teacher in New York City "trying to figure out how it all fits together ... [and] creating interdisciplinary problems, projects, and thinking." A Math for America (MfA) fellow, Cleveland has blogged since June, 2011, with ...more>>

  37. SACNAS Biography Project - Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
    Highlights of the life stories and professional contributions of Native American, Chicano and Latino scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. The Project was created so that K-12 students could see themselves reflected in the stories of the lives that ...more>>

  38. Sampling and the Census - Ivars Peterson - Science News Online
    Despite strong support from statisticians, the Census Bureau's plan to increase the use of sampling in the next census has met resistance in Congress. ...more>>

  39. Sangaku - Hiroshi Kotera
    Click on the map of Japan to see photographs of sangaku -- Euclidean geometry theorems rendered as colored drawings on wooden tablets, and hung in shrines or temples -- dating to the Edo period (1603-1867). Also, learn how to use counting rods, called ...more>>

  40. Sangaku: Reflections on the Phenomenon - Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles, Alexander Bogomolny
    A collection of sangaku problems with Java simulations and complete solutions, preceded by an introductory article that promotes an unorthodox view point on the wonderful phenomenon of Temple Geometry. ...more>>

  41. The Saqquara Ostrakon - A. D. Conner
    An article with background history and a new analysis: A unique 3rd Dynasty (~2600 B.C.) Egyptian artefact thought to be an architect's drawing has heen re-evaluated by the author and the geometry reveals surprising results. ...more>>

  42. ScienceMakers Video Archive - The HistoryMakers®
    Thousands of stories from life oral history interviews of dozens of contemporary African Americans at the forefront of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM): Shirley Ann Jackson, chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and president ...more>>

  43. Science, Math, and Technology Tutorial (SMATT) - ThinkQuest 1996
    Topics: Math History (biography of Descartes); Logic (how to construct logical arguments and put them into proofs); Math Tutorial (Basic Algebra with problems and solutions); Environmental Science (ozone in the atmosphere); Astronomy (implications of ...more>>

  44. Science News for Kids - Science Service
    Science articles written for kids, along with activities for kids to try on their own and ways for kids to comment, ask questions, or submit their own work through the site. Also includes: brain teasers and Java-based games; science fiction discussions ...more>>

  45. Scientist Cards - All Too Flat
    Trading cards, humorously based on Topps and Fleer baseball cards, list the writing preference, dominant cortex, university, and key contributions of Richard Feynman, James Clerk Maxwell, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Claude Shannon, Leonhard Euler, ...more>>

  46. Sci-Philately: A Selective History of Science on Stamps - Maiken Naylor; Science and Engineering Library, Univ. at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
    Stamps from the personal collection of the author, Maiken Naylor, in the following categories: Astronomy and Cosmology; Instruments and Measurements; Mathematics and Computation; Chemistry; Evolution and the Fossil Record; Biology; Heredity and the Genetic ...more>>

  47. Search Ask Dr. Math Archives - The Math Forum
    Search by keyword K-12 math questions answered by volunteer 'math doctors' in the U.S. and abroad. ...more>>

  48. Search for Math on the Internet - The Math Forum
    Keyword search of all searchable archives, Newsgroup archives, Dr. Math archives, Problems of the Week, Internet Math Library, or any combination thereof. ...more>>

  49. Search the MacTutor History Archive - University of St. Andrews, Scotland
    Search all or any combination of topics: Biographies; References; Quotations; History Topics; Bibliography; Famous Curves; Societies. With search suggestions. ...more>>

  50. Seedbed - Tom O'Brien, ed.
    Throughout the 1980s, Seedbed published articles on "the intellectual growth of children, and teachers' participation therein." Editor Tom O'Brien described the publication as a practical one, "where teachers are the principal authors and where teachers' ...more>>

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