 Cattle of the Sun  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
The story goes that Archimedes of Syracuse (287212 B.C.) was annoyed with Apollonius of Perga (262190 B.C.), who had criticized Archimedes' work on the multiplication of large numbers. For revenge, Archimedes devised a fiendish computational problem
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 Chaos (Mathematics Across the Curriculum)  Dartmouth College
Syllabus, related links, reading list, and student papers (access is restricted to the papers; you must have a password to view them) from a Dartmouth College course from winter, 1998. The course examined chaos from scientific, literary, historical and
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 Chips A Tally  Bayonne, NJ Board of Education  5th Grade Teachers
A collaborative math project to determine whether the number of chocolate chips in Chips Ahoy cookies is the same everywhere. Classes may submit data, and results will be posted November 30, 2000. Site includes: lesson plans that use statistics to analyze
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 Classroom Projects  TEAMS Distance Learning, Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE)
A site for teachers looking for a content area project or contest for the classroom. Join a TEAMS project or browse a list of projects and contests sponsored by other organizations. Extensive list of upcoming, current, ongoing, and completed projects
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 Curriculum Development via Literary and Musical Forms  Joel K. Haack, Dept. of Mathematics, Univ. of Northern Iowa; the Math Forum
An article presented at the Humanistic Math session of the Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 1013, 1996, in Orlando, Florida. Haack's article discusses how the literary and musical forms can help develop a path through mathematical knowledge, envisioning
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 Decimals and Logarithms in the Works? And a Dyer's Hand too?  Penn Leary
Shakespeare, Decimals and Logarithms: What did Shakespeare know about mathematics, particularly logarithms and the decimal system? And when did he know it? An article partly from Leary's book, The Second Cryptographic Shakespeare.
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 Digital Mathematical Performance  Gadanidis, George; Borba, Marcelo; Hughes, Janette; et al.
Watch video, liveacted dramatic storyboards, and animations of how people "perform" mathematics: Flatland, "Help Me, Fermi," Should Parallel Lines Never Meet," "The Pleasure of Making 10" (linear equations), "The Waiter" (the missing dollar problem),
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 The Digit Connection  Lizzie
A tribute to the number pi through music, poetry, and fiction. (Meet Sailor Pi!) Also includes a brief history of pi with some ways to calculate it, a quote collection, and ways to celebrate the number  even if it's not Pi Day.
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 Factoids  Susan Stepney
An "uneven collection of facts, quotations, and other miscellaneous scraps, that don't naturally fit anywhere else," listed alphabetically from abstract data type to zeldagon and zeugma, including figures of speech, inheritance (in classes), laws, prime
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 Fermat's Last Theorem Poetry Challenge  Jeremy Teitelbaum
The proof of Fermat's last theorem by Andrew Wiles and Richard Taylor was presented to an audience of over 300 people during a tenday conference at Boston University in August, 1995. At that conference, Jeremy Teitelbaum issued a poetry challenge asking
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 Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Section  Ron Knott
Information about the Fibonacci series, including a brief biography of Fibonacci, the numerical properties of the series, and the ways it is manifested in nature. Fibonacci numbers are closely related to the golden ratio (also known as the golden mean,
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 The Finite Element Circus  Richard S. Falk, Rutgers University
A regular conference devoted to the theory and applications of the finite element method, and related areas of numerical analysis and partial differential equations. Dates and locations, talks and poems, and a mailing list.
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 Five Math Poems  Eileen Tupaz
Five short poems about mathematics.
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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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 The Golden Section In Art, Architecture and Music  Ron Knott
An introduction with illustrations and references to some applications and occurrences of the Fibonacci series and the Golden Ratio in architecture, art and music. The constant Phi has been used to design architecture, from the Parthenon in Athens to
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 John Allen Paulos
John Allen Paulos is a mathematician and author of the books Mathematics and Humor, I Think, Therefore I Laugh, Innumeracy  Mathematical Illiteracy and Its
Consequences, Beyond Numeracy  Ruminations of a Numbers Man, A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper,and
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 The Ladies' Diary  Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
The Ladies' Diary: or, Woman's Almanack was published annually, starting in 1704. Printed in London, it featured the usual stuff of almanacs: calendar material, phases of the moon, sunrise and sunset times, important dates (eclipses, holidays, school
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 Lewis Carroll  Jerry Stratton
"Lewis Carroll's work is often disneyfied for children, but when read raw is complex and fascinating...." Full texts and illustrations by Carroll, aka Charles Lutwidge Dodgson: Alice's Adventures Everywhere, Alice's Adventures Underground, Alice's Adventures
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 Literature and Mathematics  Math Forum, Teacher2Teacher FAQ
Answers to a frequently asked question: How can I teach mathematics using literature?
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 Literature for Science and Mathematics: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve  California Department of Education
A collection of over one thousand science and mathematicsrelated picture books, easy readers, classics, and other works of literature for children and adolescents. The recommended titles reflect the quality and the complexity of the types of materials
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 Love's Dynamics  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
For more than 300 years, differential equations have served as powerful models of dynamic phenomena, from planetary motion in the solar system to signal transmission in nerve cells and price fluctuations in a market economy. In the August SIAM Journal
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 Making Home and School Connections with Math Homework in a Bag  David A. Reid
Knowing that children's attitudes toward reading and their interest and curiosity about the world are greatly influenced by those closest to them, Reid has developed a program to encourage parental involvement in activities that connect mathematics carried
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 The Map is Not the Territory  Malke Rosenfeld
Blog by a traditional percussive dancer (Appalachian style flatfooting and clogging and Canadian step dancing) who "teaches the math that directly relates to the process of making rhythm and patterns with the feet." Posts about the mathematics of percussive
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 MASTER Tools: Modeling And Simulation Tools for Education Reform  Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.
Interactive models and curricular materials, including: a galaxy simulation, fractal modelling tools, an energy minimization program using simulated annealing, biomedical and environmental models, a graphing tool with animation option, and a simulation
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 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 Connections  Whittle, Luoma; Dept. of Learning Support, Augusta State University
"Exploring the Interplay Between Mathematics and the Humanities." A forum for exploring the interplay between mathematics and the humanities, including, but not limited to, the relationship between mathematics and the arts, anthropology, history, literature,
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 Mathematical Fiction  Alex Kasman
Want a book or story for the students in your math class? Interested in what our society thinks about mathematicians? This site is dedicated to compiling and reviewing works of fiction that involve mathematics or mathematicians. Search the list of math
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 Mathematical Poetry  A Small Anthology  Kate Stange, editor
The poems of this anthology deal directly or indirectly with mathematics; some have been chosen some for their metre or structural patterns, others for their subject matter, others for amusement. Some note the differences between mathematician and poet.
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 Mathematical Tale Winds  Jerry Ameis; Faculty of Education, University of Winnipeg
Elementary school children can be encouraged to solve mathematical problems by embedding routine and nonroutine mathetical problems in short and long stories. Notes for teachers and parents are included. Contents: Concept stories (use to help develop
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 Mathematics Across the Curriculum (MATC)  Dartmouth College
An NSFfunded project which strives to integrate the study of mathematics into the whole curriculum. MATC Courses: Mathematics and the Humanities (Pattern, Chaos, Late Renaissance Thought and the New Universe, Math and Science Fiction, Geometry in Art
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 Mathematics from the Vedas: The Sources  Mikel Maron
"For mathematics, a more important source is provided by the 'appendices' to
the main Vedas, known as the Vedangas..." An excerpt from Joseph, George: The Crest of the Peacock: Ancient India's Contribution to Mathematics. Mathematics from the Vedas.
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 Math Horizons' Venery Game  Stephen F. Kennedy
In the September 1995 issue of Math Horizons readers were asked to join in a game of creating collective nouns with a mathematical theme. The article was titled "A Gaggle of Geeks." Highlights from the reader response were collected and published in the
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 Math in Arcadia  Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
It's unusual to find mathematics in a play, and at a sophisticated level in a witty, fastpaced, popular romp... there was little time to savor the nuances of the mathematics and to ponder the deep questions about the nature of scientific discovery that
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 Math Limericks  James E. Garner
Mathematical limericks.
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 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
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 Math That Makes You Go Wow  A MultiDisciplinary Exploration of NonOrientable Surfaces  Boittin, Callahan, Goldberg, Remes
A Web course intended for inclusion as a short segment in a late middle school or early high school math course and designed to convey the beauty and fascination of such mathematical objects as the sphere, the torus, the Klein bottle, the Mobius band,
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 More Fibbery  Gregory K. Pincus
"Fibs./ Terse./ Defined./ As your tools,/ Twenty syllables;/ How you use them is up to you." The author explains this form of poetry and its two most important rules: the syllable count of 1/1/2/3/5/8  the first six digits from the Fibonacci sequence
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 Mudd Math Fun Facts  Francis E. Su; Mathematics Dept., Harvey Mudd College
A site developed as a resource for professors wishing to enrich their courses with mathematical 'fun facts': more than 100 5minute math tidbits that can be used at the beginning of class to get students interested in mathematics. They are best used in
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 NCTM San Diego Sessions on Humanistic Math  Mathematics Education at the Math Forum
A selection of presentations from the 74th Annual NCTM Meeting, April 1996, San Diego, CA.
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 Paul's Page of Pi  Paul A. Gusmorino 3rd
Most of the content of this site is focused on methods of calculating pi: Archimedes' method; Wallis' formula; Gregory, Leibniz, and Machin; Newton's fluxions; and Paul's 8192 digits. Also Pi Poems, Music of Pi, and Pi Links.
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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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 Poetry and Mathematics  JoAnne Growney
Formerly a mathematics professor (at Bloomsburg University), JoAnne Growney enjoys finding links between disparate entities  such as between mathematics and poetry and literature. Read her poems: "All Day," "The Blacksmith," "Fly," "Conditionals," "The
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 Poetry and Mathematics  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math Common Question
A selection of sites with mathematical poetry, including limericks.
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 Poetry Patterns (TEAMS)  Jeannie Toshima; TEAMS Distance Learning, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Mathematical patterns in numbers and in poetry. This activity involves students in writing two forms of poetry  diamante and cinquain  that involve mathematical word patterns.
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 Readings and Poetry Selections for Mathematics in Poetry  JoAnne Growney, Bloomsburg Univ., Bloomsburg, PA; The Math Forum
Annotated bibliography for the contributed paper session, "The Scholarship of Humanistic Mathematics," AMSMAA Joint Meetings, Orlando, Florida, 1996.
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 Sarah Glaz
Teaching, research, books, and articles by the algebraist, ring theorist, and poet. See, in particular, the math poems of undergraduate students and Glaz's own poetry, which includes "Mathematical Modeling," "A Pantoum for the Power of Theorems," "I am
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 Setting the Stage with a Story  Suzanne Alejandre
Article about the development, and implementation, of online lessons created by Varnelle Moore at a Math Forum summer institute. Originally published in the June, 2013, issue of the CMC ComMuniCator, journal of the California Mathematics Council.
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 Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.
A nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to the advancement of science and math education, specifically through the use of modeling and simulation technologies. Interactive middle school lessons aligned with curricula are available through
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 Smarandache Notions  J. Castillo
A journal for papers related to the work of Florentin Smarandache, who in the 1960s proposed some new geometries: NonGeometry, CounterProjective Geometry, AntiGeometry, and Paradoxist geometry, which would generalize and unite Euclid, Lobachevsky/Bolyai/Gauss,
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 Soddy's Formula  Pat Ballew
Descartes' Circle Theorem, an example of giving the credit to the wrong person. The formula is about the relation of the radii of four mutually tangent circles and is sometimes called the Kissing Circles Theorem: if four circles are all tangent to each
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