 Mating Games and Lizards  Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
Is there a winning strategy for the game ScissorsPaperRock? It certainly doesn't make sense to show the same configuration each time. An alert opponent would quickly learn to anticipate your move, make the appropriate response, and always win. A similar
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 Maxwell's Demon  Edmund Harriss
Harriss, a mathematician and artist of substitution tilings, tilings with a scaling symmetry like the Penrose Tiling, writes that "the major themes of this blog revolve around mathematics communication and mathematics art." His posts, which date back
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 MCS Problem of the Month  California State University, East Bay
Calculus, number theory, probability and other collegelevel problems by Dan Jurca and his colleagues in the CSUEast Bay Math and Computer Science Department. The archive of POMs, with solutions, dates back to 1995.
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 Medicine and Mathematics  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math Common Question
A selection of answers to questions about medicine and mathematics, such as "How do doctors use math?"
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 Meteorology: Does Weather Happen Randomly?  Richard Levine, Tefft Middle School, Streamwood, IL
Does weather happen randomly or are there patterns that can be recognized? If there are patterns, what are they and how can we use them? Scientific skills involved are: collecting, recording and analyzing data; thinking creatively and critically, and
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 Metropolis walk  Vladimir Gusev
An applet illustrating the Metropolis walk, a statistical algorithm for numerical analysis, which can be used to generate any probability distribution. The applet uses the Metropolis walk to generate the most common Gaussian distribution.
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 Mike's Archive of Riddles and Puzzles (MARP)  Michael Winckler
A puzzle of the week, and an archive of more than 120 puzzles and riddles, with solutions, published in Die FreizeitWoche, a weekly webzine for the AG of Prof. Bock at the IWR in Heidelberg.
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 mikesmathpage  Mike Lawler
Blog by a former math professor "writing about math with my kids." Posts, many with videos of Lawler and his children at a whiteboard, date back to November, 2013: "Day in the life of a home school dad," "Family Math and paper folding," "Fun with James
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 Millionaire's Paradox (Math Chat)  Frank Morgan, MAA Online
Answering the challenge: What should your strategy be if the $500,000 question is: "With how much money will you leave here tonight: (A) $32,000 (B) $250,000 (C) $500,000 (D) $1,000,000"? Math Chat thinks that the wisest course is to walk away with the
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 MiniWebtool  Kevin Liu
Online math tools include an average calculator, base converter, basen calculator, binary calculator, binary converter, binary to decimal converter, binary to hex converter, binary to octal converter, bitwise calculator, compound interest calculator,
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 M.I.T. K12 Math Games Lesson Plans  Wendy Huang, MIT Teacher Ed Program Manager
A collection of math games lesson plans to make learning math fun and engaging for middle and high school students. Written by MIT teacher education students.
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 Modern Math  Taoufik Nadji, Malek Physix Inc.
Mr. Taoufik Nadji's precalculus students at Interlochen Arts Academy introduce modern mathematical topics: fair division (methods: dividerchooser, lone divider, lone chooser, last diminsher, markers, sealed bids); graph theory (applications, terms,
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 The Monkey Shakespeare Simulator  AardAsNails Software
Simulating monkeys typing randomly on typewriters, this Java applet displays output that matches text from any of Shakespeare's plays in realtime. To raise the chances of "interesting results within our lifetimes," this simulation runs at an accelerated
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 Monopoly Dollars and Sense  Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
The same rules underlie all of the varied editions of Monopoly, which feature themes ranging from golf to your favorite city. It's possible to describe the game in terms of a mathematical construction called a Markov chain, named for the Russian mathematician
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 Monte Carlo Simulation Excel AddIn  Luciano Machain
An addin for Microsoft Excel, distributed as "emailware". SimulAr adds probability distribution functions to spreadsheets for performing Monte Carlo simulation and risk analysis under uncertainty conditions. Possibility of correlating variables. Fitting
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 Monty Hall Dilemma  Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles, Alexander Bogomolny
A full discussion (including simulation) of the famous "three doors" problem, also known as the Game Show problem.
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 The Monty Hall Trap  Jim Loy
What's the right answer? A simple description of the problem and whether to stay with your first choice, or switch.
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 MOTIVATE  Univ. of Cambridge, UK
MOTIVATE is a project incorporating a series of videoconferences, run by the Millennium Mathematics Project at Cambridge. The objectives of MOTIVATE are: to enrich the mathematical experience of school students, to broaden their mathematical horizons,
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 Mozart's Musikalisches Würfelspiel: A Musical Dice Game for Composing a Minuet  John Chuang
During his life, Mozart wrote the measures and instructions for a musical
composition dice game that cuts and pastes prewritten measures of music together to create a minuet. Compose a minuet online in one of three ways: CGI generates all random numbers,
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 Mr. Hoffman's Home Page  Jim Hoffman
Assignments, notes, exams and interactive vocabulary quizzes (with answer keys) from Hoffman's own math and twodimensional computer animation high school classes. These materials are based on Saskatchewan Provincial Curriculum, and include Math 9, Math
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 Mrs. Glosser's Math Goodies  Gisele Glosser
Interactive math lessons that work online and offline in a Web browser, and provide immediate feedback to students, with in addition Worksheets (on circumference and area; exponents; expressions and equations; integers; Ocean Math; order of operations;
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 MSTE Java  University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign (UIUC)
Javabased activities submitted to MSTE, the Office for Mathematics, Science & Technology Education at UIUC. Topics include: best fit; box perimeter; Buffon's needle; CAD viewer; cereal box problem; chisquared test analysis of random marbles; cliff
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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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 Murderous Maths  Kjartan Poskitt et al.
Contents, descriptions of characters, updates, and "extra bits" for the books Murderous Maths; The Essential Arithmetricks; Desperate Measures; Do You Feel Lucky?; Vicious Circles and other Savage Shapes; The Phantom X; The Fiendish Angletron; The GCSE
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 Music and Probability  Lorraine Fielding
A middle school's music project based on the Mozart Musical Dice Game, invented by Mozart around 1770, in which dice rolls generate twelvetone or diatonic minuets. Links to a web version of Mozart's game, using MIDI technology; and movie, audio files
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 Musing Mathematically  Nat Banting
Thoughts from a high school mathematics teacher on the teaching of mathematics, and the learning of mathematics. Posts, which date back to May, 2011, have included "Playing with Mean, Median & Mode," "Attaching a 'Why' to the 'How," "The Mathematics
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 National Library of Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics (NLVM)  Cannon et al., Principal Investigators; Utah State University
Java applets and other virtual manipulatives cover mathematics appropriate to grades K12, with a special emphasis on K8. Browse by grade band or by math topic: number and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data analysis and probability.
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 Nautilus  Nautilus Ventures LLC
An online and print monthly dedicated "to science and its endless connections to our lives." Each issue contains chapters — essays, investigative reports, blogs, fiction writing, games, videos, graphic stories, and other original content —
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 NCTM Standards (Standards 2000)  National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
NCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics is the compilation of the lessons learned and experiences gained over the years since the 1989 Standards were released. The site features include: an online version of the Standards (including illustrations,
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 NECTAR Foundation: New Era Classroom, Technology and Research
A nonprofit foundation specialising in the development and marketing of educational software in the kindergarten to grade 12 program with a focus on mathematics software programs. It also develops and markets print, video, and audio materials for students
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 New Directions in Pedagogy in Other Courses  Mathematics Education at the Math Forum
Examples of mathematics courses being revised in the light of new approaches to pedagogy: articles and presentations at conferences in probability and statistics; precollege algebra; linear algebra; abstract algebra, and differential equations.
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 New York Journal of Mathematics (NYJM)  Mark Steinberger, Editor in Chief
Fully searchable research and universitylevel articles, such as "A Mathematical Theory of Origami Constructions and Numbers." With instructions for authors.
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 New York Regents Exam Prep Center  Oswego City School District
A site dedicated to assisting high school students in preparing for the "new" New York State Math A Regents Examination. Covers Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II/Trig. The materials featured for each topic include: general review/formula sheet, Regents
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 New Zealand Mathematics  Ministry of Education, New Zealand
Units and lesson plans organised by level and curriculum strand, in Maori and English, focusing on solving problems. Topics address levels 16 of the New Zealand mathematics curriculum and include probability, statistics, measurement, and geometry.
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 Now College  Online Math Courses and Tutorials  Now International
An online learning company. Products are designed with video instruction, "realtime" whiteboard handwriting, graphics, animations, graphs, tables, and math notation. A complete highschool math program is planned. Currently, courses in trigonometry
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 NRICH Maths, the Online Maths Club  Univ. of Cambridge, UK
A project that aims to establish a permanent national centre for curriculum enrichment to provide mathematical learning support for very able children of all ages. The learning and enjoyment of mathematics are promoted through an Internet Newsletter and
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 Numberplay  The New York Times
Mathematical, logical and scientific puzzles, with solution "recaps." The posts, by Gary Antonick and Pradeep Mutalik, have included "Surreal Hat Tricks," "The Puzzles of Pickover," "Prime Rib at Hogwarts," "Nim for (a) Change," "Phi  The Magic and the
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 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
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 Odds vs. Probability  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math Common Question
A selection of answers to questions about odds and probability, such as gambling odds, probabilities in games of chance, and the difference between the terms "odds" and "probability."
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 Oliver Knill
Research, teaching, and media by this preceptor in Harvard's math department. Knill began in dynamical systems, tackling first ergodic and spectral theoretical questions, then probability theory and elementary number theory. This led to his "passion for
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 Online Resources  Georgia Tech School of Math
Syllabi, course notes, problems, and Maple worksheets for single and multivariable calculus, linear algebra, statistics, and a Math for Management course (statistics, probability, sets, and some calculus). The site also contains sample exams for calculus
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 OpenEnded Assessment in Math  Cooney, Thomas J.; Sanchez, Wendy B.; Leatham, Keith; and Mewborn, Denise S.
Over 450 openended, fieldtested assessment items, distributed more or less equally among elementary, middle school, and high school grade levels. The questions relate to five major content areas, based on the NCTM Standards: number and operation; probability
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 OpenEnded Math Problems  Gwenn Holtz and Mary Lee Malen, Levering School and the Franklin Institute
An eightmonth slate of openended problems for middle school students to solve in preparation for standardized testing. The authors have composed and selected problems that lend themselves to multiple solution paths, and then organized them into three
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 OpenMathText.org  David A. Santos, Alain Schremmer
OpenMathText.org is a depository of free, downloadable texts and is primarily dedicated to the specification, development, and dissemination of free, editable and downloadable mathematical texts aimed, mainly, at "just plain folk." OMTo invites registrants
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 Open Middle  Johnson, Nanette; and Kaplinsky, Robert
"Open middle" problems, hints, and answers, all aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Introduced by Dan Meyer, these kinds of math challenges have a "closed beginning," meaning that they all start with the same initial problem; a "closed
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 OpsResearch  DRA Systems
A collection of Java classes for developing operations research programs and other mathematical applications. The site includes documentation and tutorials, and software download is free. Also features a bookstore and related links.
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 ostermiller.org  Stephen Ostermiller
Converters, Calculators, and JavaScript include Multiplication Game, in which letters represent digits in a multiplication problem; Length, which converts between units of length and distance; Roman Numerals, which converts between Arabic and Roman numerals;
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 Pages Mathématiques  Lycée de Vienne SaintRomainEnGal (académie Grenoble)
Une série de cours de mathématiques: Géométrie du triangle; Transformations; Géométrie des cercles; Barycentres; Coniques et courbes; Solides; Statistiques; Fractales; Géométrie non euclidienne;
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 Papers on the History of Mathematics  Gregory Cherlin, Rutgers University
A random selection of term papers submitted in undergraduate, onesemester courses on the history of mathematics. Topics include zero, Fermat, Euler, Newton, Euclid's proof of the Pythagorean Theorem, Fibonacci, Vieta, conic sections, mathematics at Princeton
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 Pascal's Triangle  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
What is Pascal's Triangle? How do you construct it? What is it good for?
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