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  1. The Problem with Algebraic Models of Marriage Structure - James M. Cargal; The Math Forum
    Algebraic models of marriage systems have been in use for nearly fifty years. These models continue to be a matter of controversy. Most anthropologists have found algebraic models abstract and unnecessary. Mathematical scientists have tended to consider the value of these models self-evident. Cargal argues here that the anthropologists have been in large correct, and that the crux of the matter comes down to the question of what constitutes a mathematical model. Different mathematical cultures answer this question in different ways. Although there is some formal mathematical content to this note, it is written with the intent that the non-mathematical reader can easily absorb the gist. more>>

  2. The Secret Lives of Numbers
    A Java applet histogram exploring the relative popularity and cultural associations of every integer between 0 and one million. Numbers such as 212, 486, 911, 1040, 1492, 1776, 68040, and 90210, for example, occur more frequently than their neighbors because they are used to denominate the phone numbers, tax forms, computer chips, famous dates, or television programs. The authors describe their dataset as "a numeric snapshot of the collective consciousness.... to provoke awareness of one's own numeric manifestations." The Secret Lives of Numbers is a commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., for its Turbulence.org web site, developed with support from the Greenwall Foundation, and conceived by Golan Levin at Interval Research Corporation. more>>


 
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  1. Africa - Mathematics and the Liberal Arts - Todd Hammond
    Notes on published articles: a resource for student research projects and for teachers interested in using the history of mathematics in their courses. Many pages focus on ethnomathematics and on the connections between mathematics and other disciplines. ...more>>

  2. The Americas - Mathematics and the Liberal Arts - Todd Hammond
    Notes on published articles: a resource for student research projects and for teachers interested in using the history of mathematics in their courses. Many pages focus on ethnomathematics and on the connections between mathematics and other disciplines. ...more>>

  3. Apuntes - Andrés Coda; Universidad Nacional de Luján, Argentina
    Calculus and applications, in Spanish. Maestría en Demografía Social - Matemática; Licenciatura en Educación Física - Introducción a la Matemática; Profesorado en Geografía - Elementos de Técnicas ...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. The Civilization of the Mayans - ThinkQuest 1997
    Essentially a school paper in web format, covering, briefly, Mayan art, astronomy, ball-game, books and hieroglyphics, class system, and number system, with rated related Mayan links and references, and an about-the-authors section. ...more>>

  6. Complexity International - An Electronic Journal of Complex Systems Research
    A refereed journal for scientific papers dealing with any area of complex systems research. The theme of the journal is the field of complex systems, the generation of complex behaviour from the interaction of multiple parallel processes. Relevant topics ...more>>

  7. 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>>

  8. Europe - Mathematics and the Liberal Arts - Todd Hammond
    Notes on published articles: a resource for student research projects and for teachers interested in using the history of mathematics in their courses. Many pages focus on ethnomathematics and on the connections between mathematics and other disciplines. ...more>>

  9. Geometry In Action - David Eppstein, Theory Group, ICS, UC Irvine
    A collection of applications of computational geometry: areas in which ideas from discrete and computational geometry (meaning mainly low-dimensional Euclidean geometry) meet some real world applications, with brief descriptions of those applications ...more>>

  10. The Huexotzinco Codex - Library of Congress
    In this lesson, students analyze a set of pictograph documents created by native peoples of Puebla, Mexico in 1531. Then they take on the role of historians, studying the documents, decoding images, tabulating quantities of goods paid to the local government, ...more>>

  11. ISGEm: International Study Group on Ethnomathematics - Ron Eglash
    A group that sponsors programs and business meetings at annual conferences of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) in the United States, and at the International Congress of Mathematics Education (ICME)."Ethnomathematics" describes the ...more>>

  12. 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>>

  13. The K-12 View from Oregon - Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
    Comments by Sir Roger Penrose, Ivars Peterson, Ralph Abraham, and Keith Devlin at an Oct. 2 1997 "Math Summit" on the question: "Outline what you think is important in a mathematics education to prepare students for life in the next millennium." Education ...more>>

  14. Learning Network Teacher Connection - Daily Lesson Plans - New York Times on the Web
    A new lesson plan each day, each based on the day's news. Math lessons explore such topics as understanding the value of numbers in the newspaper; calculating refugee camp supply costs; examining the promise and problems of an "internet time" system; ...more>>

  15. 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, ...more>>

  16. 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 ...more>>

  17. The Mayan Adventure
    Multi-page, JAVA-based, Mayan Adventure games, meant to be fun and instructive. Learn the Mayan number system and mathematics, the Mayan system of timekeeping, and significant facts about Mayan culture and history; learn to decipher up to 40 percent of ...more>>

  18. Mayan Dating, Mayan Astronomy - Bohumil and Vladimir Bohm
    Articles describing the calculation of the correlation between the Mayan and Christian systems of dating, and the results of Mayan Astronomy in the Dresden Codex and the Correlation between the Mayan and Christian Systems of Dating. In English, Spanish, ...more>>

  19. The Middle East - Mathematics and the Liberal Arts - Todd Hammond
    Notes on published articles: a resource for student research projects and for teachers interested in using the history of mathematics in their courses. Many pages focus on ethnomathematics and on the connections between mathematics and other disciplines. ...more>>

  20. Moment of Truth - Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
    "Just what do we mean by a 'proof'? It seems that mathematicians - and to avoid generating too many letters of complaint, let me hasten to rephrase that as 'we mathematicians' - are somewhat schizophrenic when it comes to answering this question. When ...more>>

  21. Native American Geometry - Chris Hardaker
    A physical, proportional geometry that originates from the simple circle. A growing body of architectural and iconographic evidence suggests this geometry was a relatively common tradition and has been practiced for at least 2000 years. The site is divided ...more>>

  22. Oceania - Mathematics and the Liberal Arts - Todd Hammond
    Notes on published articles: a resource for student research projects and for teachers interested in using the history of mathematics in their courses. Many pages focus on ethnomathematics and on the connections between mathematics and other disciplines. ...more>>

  23. paulus gerdes's Storefront - Paulus Gerdes
    Purchase print editions or download Gerdes' titles, some also available in Portuguese, Dutch, and French: Drawings from Angola: Living Mathematics, Enjoy Puzzling with biLLies, Puzzle Fun with BiLLies, The Bisos Game: Puzzles and Diversions, Introducing ...more>>

  24. Portion Distortion - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    How do the portions served in today's fast food restaurants compare to those available 20 years ago? Take the "Portion Distortion" quizzes to learn exactly how much portions have "super sized," as well as the amount of physical activity required to burn ...more>>

  25. Rachel W. Hall's Research Page - Rachel Wells Hall
    Rachel W. Hall in the Department of Math and Computer Science, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA, offers links to her articles on mathematics and music in PDF format, including: Geometrical Music Theory; A Course in Multicultural Mathematics; ...more>>

  26. Samuel Arbesman
    Research and writings by the author of The Half-Life of Facts. As an applied mathematician and network scientist, Arbesman's delves into the science of science, nature of productivity and prosocial behavior within cities, the structure and function of ...more>>

  27. Simulating Society - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
    Computer simulation offers a powerful tool for studying human social behavior, contends Richard J. Gaylord of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A theoretical physicist turned computational sociologist, Gaylord has developed models of social ...more>>

  28. Women's Adventures in Science - National Academy of Sciences
    This project of the National Academy of Sciences showcases contemporary women in science, and highlights for young people the varied careers of some of today's most prominent scientists. The site draws from and accompanies Women's Adventures in Science, ...more>>


 
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