 Mean, Median, Mode, Range  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math Common Question
A selection of answers to questions about mean, median, mode, and range, such as "When is it appropriate to use the arithmetic mean, and when the geometric mean?"
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 The Median Isn't the Message  Stephen Jay Gould
A personal story of statistics and "stretching the truth with numbers"; according to Steve Dunn, "the wisest, most humane thing ever written about cancer and statistics. It is the antidote both to those who say that, 'the statistics
don't matter,' and
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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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 MenuMath  JeanPierre Gosselin, Collège NotreDame de la Paix
Un outil d'aide à l'enseignement et à l'étude des maths du secondaire. Ce logiciel gratuit (Windows 95/98) regroupe 78 programmes d'arithmétique, d'algèbre, de géométrie, de trigonométrie, d'analytique,
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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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 MiaBella  MiaBella, LLC
Online tool for plotting multiple linear regression results in 3D. Requires a WebGLcapable browser.
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 Michigan Math Scholars
A summer program for high school students at the University of Michigan. Program information, mathematics news, a student paper ("On the Problem of Dividing a Clock Face Into Equal Thirds"), several online courses (The Nature of Infinity; Chaos; Graph
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 Microsoft Math Partnership
Through partnerships with eight area school districts and the Puget Sound Educational Service District, the Microsoft Math Partnership (MMP) provides support to schools to help students become critical thinkers and proficient in mathematical skills and
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 MiddleSchool Math Through Applications Project (MMAP)  Institute for Research on Learning (IRL)
Developers of curriculum materials and software designed to make math relevant, accessible and successful for middleschool students. While working on realworld multidisciplinary design problems, students grapple with mathematics from basic skills to
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 MiLearn High School Course Complements
Curriculumbased high school level math resources in an interactive, "concept, example, application" web design. Courses contain over 500 web pages of stepby step examples and solutions; free demos are available on the site. MiLearn also provides consulting
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 Minitab Inc.
"Making data analysis easier." MINITAB is statistical software that can be used for basic statistics, regression analysis, analysis of variance, tables, multivariate analysis, statistical process control, reliability/survival analysis, nonparametrics,
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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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 MinMax Temperatures (MSTE)  John Meseke; University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign (UIUC)
Students use the predicted minimum and maximum temperatures for various cities throughout the U.S. to calculate averages.
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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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 Monte Carlo Simulation  National Physical Laboratory
This online MonteCarlo simulator accepts parameters, then generates results for each run and a summary output.
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 Monthly Labor Review Online  Bureau of Labor Statistics
A journal from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that publishes both public and private research into the labor force, the economy, employment, occupational injuries and illnesses, wages, prices, etc. Abstracts of and excerpts from current articles may
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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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 Mr. Bunker's Fathom Lessons  Mr. Bunker, Boston Latin School
Instructions, some illustrated, for using Fathom to graph and analyze data sets about the 1970 draft lottery, Major League Baseball batting leaders, Boston Latin School math teachers, and algebraic transformations. Also, see group projects from the class
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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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 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 CobbDouglas Production Function.
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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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 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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 My Geeky Tutor
Homework help in collegiate math: calculus, algebra, statistics, geometry, trigonometry, quantitative analysis, physics, economics. Support forum, daily solved problems, study guides, and more.
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 My Maple Page  Gilberto E. Urroz
Documents and links related to the use of Maple, a commercial, symbolicbased environment, for the solution of problems in science and engineering mathematics.
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 My NMSI Story
Watch clips of U.S. students and teachers speaking about their participation in the National Math and Science Initiative's Advanced Placement Training and Incentive Program (APTIP). Upload your own video narrative about APTIP, which has expanded American
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 National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The source for information about health and vital statistics in the United States. View tables of important statistics online or download data sets and reports (often in PDF format.)
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 National Math & Science Initiative
This nonprofit organization "facilitates the national scaleup of programs that have a demonstrated impact on math and science education in the United States." Programs include the Training and Incentive Programs, which encourage excellence among teachers
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 National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB)  Republic of the Philippines
The statistics agency of the Republic of the Philippines. Tables, graphs, and articles about key socioeconomic information; catalogue of services and publications; press releases; and an explanation of concepts and methodologies for major indicators.
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 National Statistical Office  Republic of Korea
The agency that supervises statistics collection for the country of South Korea. Resources include Korea in Graphs, a list of publications and surveys performed, and the history, organization, and legal basis of the department. The site also includes
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 National Statistical Service of Greece (NSSG)  Ministry of National Economy, Greece
The statistics collection office of the Greek government. Charts and some graphs of population, health and economic data. More information, including press releases, also available in Greek.
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 National Statistics of Taiwan, the Republic of China
The agency that collects statistics for the government of Taiwan. Includes key socioeconomic figures and a list of publications. The site is also available in Chinese.
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 NationMaster.com  Luke Metcalfe
A website for generating graphs and correlations based on numerical data extracted from the CIA World Factbook, United Nations, World Health Organization, World Bank, World Resources Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF, OECD, and other sources of indicators that
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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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 NCAA Basketball Finals (MSTE)  John Meseke; University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign (UIUC)
A statistics lesson using data from the NCAA basketball finals.
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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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 The Need For Statistical Literacy In Australian Society  Robyn Williams, Jane Watson; Australian Broadcasting Corporation
The Need For Statistical Literacy In Australian Society, a transcript from Ockham's Razor, a weekly radio program. Some misconceptions about statistics, including: the way Australian children interpreted "average" after seeing a Ford Motor Co. ad on TV
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 Net Benefits: the Revolution linking Statistics and ICT  M. F. Fuller, University of Kent at Canterbury, U.K.
Modified versions of some of the articles in the Net Benefits series written by M. F. Fuller, Senior Lecturer in Econometrics and Social Statistics at the Univ. of Kent at Canterbury (U.K.), for the journal Teaching Statistics. Included are: "Welcome
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 Netherlands Society for Statistics and Operations Research (VVS)
Membership information and benefits, awards, and events of interest. Also available in Dutch.
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 Netlib Repository at UTK and ORNL  AT&T Bell Labs, Univ. of Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
The Netlib repository contains freely available mathematical and statistical software, documents, and databases of interest to the numerical, scientific computing, and other communities. The repository is maintained by AT&T Bell Laboratories, the
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 New Confidence Interval Applet  R. Webster West, Dept. of Statistics, Univ. of South Carolina
An applet designed to help students understand confidence intervals. Each of the 50 lines on the graph below represents a confidence interval for the mean (assuming known variance). Each interval is based on a sample of size 5 taken from a standard normal
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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 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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 NFL Stats & Research Articles  Roland Beech
Indepth statistical coverage and analysis of the National Football League (NFL). See player stats and ratings by position, and regular season team stats such as drive charts, play call by down, and red zone performance. "Classic" articles include correlation
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 Nils Ahbel  Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA
Access Ahbel's Blackboard courses as a guest to preview his teaching resources and download Excel files in algebra, functions, statistics, and trigonometry.
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 Nonlinear Regression Analysis Program  Phillip H. Sherrod
NLREG is a statistical analysis program for Windows 95/98 and Windows NT which performs linear and nonlinear regression analysis and curve fitting. The software package determines the values of parameters for an equation, the form of which you specify,
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 The Normal Curve and Galton's Board  Paul Trow
Describes a mechanical device, invented by the nineteenthcentury mathematician Francis Galton, that illustrates the Central Limit Theorem, by showing how a binomial distribution approximates a normal distribution.
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 The Normal Distribution  Balasubramanian Narasimhan
Normal distributions are a very important class of statistical distributions. All normal distributions are symmetric and have bellshaped density curves with a single peak. Different values of mu and theta yield different normal density curves and hence
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 Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA)
The department of the United Kingdom government that collects statistics about Northern Ireland. Includes tables and graphs of key socioeconomic statistics, which are available for download as Lotus 123 worksheets; demographic data, available in Lotus
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