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  1. The National Budget Simulation - Schneiderman, Newman; Center for Community Economic Research, U.C. Berkeley
    This simulation asks students to cut the 1995 fiscal deficit in order to achieve a balanced budget. Made to give students a better feel for the trade-offs which citizens and policymakers need to make to balance the budget. Choose between a short and long version; chart the budget; see other information about the game and the Federal Budget. more>>


 
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  1. 42eXplore - Annette Lamb and Larry Johnson
    Web projects that offer definitions, activities, four good starting points, and many more links and resources for thematic topics such as charts and graphs; codes, ciphers and secret messages; fractals, tessellations, geometric shapes, and figures; number ...more>>

  2. AmeriStat - Population Reference Bureau and Social Science Data Analysis Network
    Graphical and textual summaries of the demographic characteristics of the U.S. population: marriage and family; population estimates and projections; education, race, and ethnicity; income and poverty; foreign-born population; migration; children; older ...more>>

  3. Basic Geometry of Voting - Donald G. Saari
    A book that offers a large number of new results about voting theory, its emphasis purposely placed on three candidate settings so that the book can be read by almost everyone. (With four or more candidates, the results need more advanced mathematical ...more>>

  4. Bureau of Justice Statistics - U.S. Department of Justice
    The BJS collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. Key statistics by topic; list of publications, with abstracts, many of ...more>>

  5. Calculators On-Line Center - Martindale's Reference Desk
    Online software and Java applets that calculate quantities for a number of general and specific uses. Numerous "calculators" available for Code Translators, Distance/How Far is it?, Finance, Taxes, Grade Point Average, Logic & Syllogism, Navigation/GPS, ...more>>

  6. Cast Your Vote! What's Your Opinion On Polling? - Annenberg Media
    An exhibit that explores well-known statistical concepts - random sampling, margin of error, and confidence - through activities where YOU play the pollster. Also included is a wealth of links to Web sites related to statistics. The exhibit is part of ...more>>

  7. Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) - Columbia University
    A non-profit, non-governmental organization providing information to help scientists, decision-makers, and the public better understand their changing world. CIESIN specializes in global and regional network development, science data management, decision ...more>>

  8. CHANCE - J. Laurie Snell, Mathematics Dept., Dartmouth College
    Materials designed to help teach a "Chance" course or a more standard introductory probability or statistics course. A Chance course is a case study quantitative literacy course designed to make students more informed and critical readers of current news ...more>>

  9. Condorcet.org - Blake Cretney
    Theories on voting and social choice. Learn about an electoral method called "ranked pairs" and download software to tabulate other voting methods. The Election Methods Resource enumerates "single winner" and legislative approaches to running elections. ...more>>

  10. Culturally Situated Design Tools: Teaching Math through Culture - Ron Eglash
    Java for creating your own Mangbetu design, cornrow curves, graffiti, bead looms, SimShoBan, Yupik star navigator, Yupik parka patterns, Pre-Columbian pyramids, and rhythm wheels -- and learning the mathematics behind them. Organized into African, African ...more>>

  11. Economic Research Service (ERS) - U.S. Department of Agriculture
    This agency studies agriculture, food and nutrition, the environment, rural development, and international trade. Research reports, press releases, commodities reports, books, and other publications available online or for download in PDF format, with ...more>>

  12. Election Analytics - University of Illinois
    Up-to-the-minute estimates for the probabilities of all federal elections that take place in a year when Americans vote for U.S. President: who will assume the presidency, who will control the United States Senate, and the House of Representatives. With ...more>>

  13. E-World - Glenn Elert
    A homepage including links for his Midwood High School classes, Teachers College (Columbia) materials, especially papers on mathematics (Chaos, Fractals, Dimension; Ptolemy's Table of Chords; Mathematics Packages) and education reform (School Choice; ...more>>

  14. The Geometry of War, 1500-1750 - Museum of the History of Science, Oxford
    A virtual version of an exhibition from The Museum of the History of Science in Oxford on the uses of geometry in the art of warfare during the Renaissance. The site includes summaries that list the instruments and books in the exhibit and also provide ...more>>

  15. The history of voting - MacTutor Math History Archives
    Linked essay on the history of electoral systems. ...more>>

  16. Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) - Spanish Statistical Institute - España - Spain
    El INE realiza operaciones estadísticas de gran envergadura: censos demográficos y económicos; cuentas nacionales; el sistema de estadísticas demográficas y sociales; los indicadores económicos y sociales; la ...more>>

  17. Joseph Malkevitch's Home Page - Joseph Malkevitch, York College (CUNY-The City University of New York)
    Malkevitch's interests include geometry (polytopes, graph theory, tilings, etc.), discrete mathematics, and mathematical modeling (especially models dealing with fairness and equity issues and codes of all kinds). Most of his research concerns using combinatorial ...more>>

  18. 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, ...more>>

  19. London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
    The LSE is unique in the United Kingdom in its concentration on teaching and research across the full range of the social, political and economic sciences. The site includes the British Library of Political & Economic Science (BLPES) a national collection ...more>>

  20. Mathematics and Elections - Math Forum, Teacher2Teacher, Math in the Real World
    Classroom resources for studying and explaining the mathematics involved in the election process. ...more>>

  21. Mathematics and the Census - Math Forum, Teacher2Teacher, Math in the Real World
    Resources you can use with your students to study and explain the mathematics of the census process. ...more>>

  22. Math Motivation - Michael Sakowski
    Answers to the question "Where will I ever use algebra?" Examples of how "the process of learning higher mathematics provides valuable skills in deductive reasoning and symbolic reasoning, in addition to math skills used directly in science and engineering ...more>>

  23. MathQUEST/MathVote - Zullo, Holly; and Cline, Kelly; Carroll College
    Question libraries and other resources for classroom voting in mathematics, also known as ConcepTests for Peer Instruction or "Clicker Questions." Developed with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the two projects "MathQUEST: Math Questions ...more>>

  24. Multiple Regression with Applications - Elmer G. Wiens; Egwald Web Services Ltd.
    Statistics programs with multiple regression and restricted least squares, interactive and online model, used to predict Canadian Elections and to estimate the ceofficients of a Cobb-Douglas Production Function. ...more>>

  25. Nobel Prize Internet Archive - Almaz Enterprises
    An interactive archive devoted to Nobel Prizes and prizewinners. Browse by prize type or search by keyword. Additional information about the lack of a prize in mathematics, women laureates, and the Ig Nobel Prizes. ...more>>

  26. Numeracy in the News - The Mercury/University of Tasmania
    Newspaper articles collected from the Tasmanian (Australia) metropolitan daily newspaper, The Mercury, to represent the five areas of the Chance and Data curriculum (Data Collection and Sampling, Data Representation, Chance and Basic Probability, Data ...more>>

  27. Printables: Student Handouts - The Learning Network
    PDF format printable handouts. Browse by grade or subject; check out the featured handouts; or search for a topic of your choice. Other resources also available through the Lesson Planning Center links on the site. ...more>>

  28. Project Interactivate - Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.
    Interactive middle school lessons on number and operations, geometry and measurement, functions and algebra, and probability and statistics. They feature: online activities (illustrative Java applets including: Venn diagrams; clock arithmetic; Pythagorean ...more>>

  29. Quantum Games - Ivars Peterson - Science News Online
    Scientists studying quantum computation offer new perspectives on coin tossing, chess, and game theory. Theorists intend to apply the peculiarities of quantum behavior to game theory, two previously unrelated fields. These researchers propose that the ...more>>

  30. Self-Instructional Mathematics Tutorials - Center for Support of Teaching and Learning, Syracuse University
    Self-instructional material for university students of chemistry, economics, political science and/or psychology. Math topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, tables, bar graphs, circle graphs, the visual display of information, ...more>>

  31. Statistics Finland
    The Finnish statistics office; includes news and press releases, important socio-economic and election data, and publications, including a report on Finnish education. Finnish and Swedish versions also available, as well as Finlande en chiffres in French. ...more>>

  32. Statistics Greenland (Kalaallit Nunanni Naatsorsueqqissaartarfik/Grønlands Statistik) - Dorit Olsen
    Information about Statistics Greenland, map of Greenland, and key socioeconomic figures. The Statistical Yearbook,with data and tables of cultural, economic, social, political, geographical, and climate information about Greenland, is available in PDF ...more>>

  33. Steve's Words - Steve Lee
    Mathematics-related articles by a student at UCLA include brief reviews of books on chaos theory and an article on the connection between game theory and nuclear strategy. ...more>>

  34. Strategy and Conflict: An Introductory Sketch of Game Theory - Roger A. McCain
    Game theory is an interdisciplinary approach to studying human behavior that touches on computer science, social sciences, and behavioral sciences. Designed as a supplement to existing texts as a means of making the basic ideas a bit more accessible, ...more>>

  35. United States Historical Census Data Browser - Paul Bergen
    A database on the people and the economy of the US for each state and county from 1790 to 1970. Data include historical census figures and general population characteristics such as "number of free white females," "number of free colored males," and "number ...more>>

  36. U.S. Census Bureau
    Information (searchable by keyword and browseable by subject) from summary data files across cities, towns, counties, states, and other geographic and demographic boundaries, useful for many purposes from allocating representation in legislative bodies ...more>>

  37. The Winning Voting System (Math Chat) - Frank Morgan, MAA Online
    Results submitted to the challenge: What do you think is the best voting system among three or more candidates? Joseph DeVincentis suggests a version of approval voting in which each voter has three choices: approval (+1), no opinion (0), or disapproval ...more>>


 
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