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  Ask Dr. Math

The Math Forum hosts a project called Ask Dr. Math. It provides students (primarily K-12) all over the world with a place to pose their questions about mathematics. Not only is this a great service to the students, but it is also a lot of fun for the "doctors."

As this project becomes more and more popular, the demand for doctors increases too. If you know of any college students who would like to spend a little time answering fun and challenging math questions on the Internet, please let us know.

 Macalester College Problems of the Week

Stan Wagon, a professor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Macalester College, poses a mathematics problem to his students every week. The problems are meant to be accessible to first-year college students, so very little background is needed to understand or solve them. They are also sent out by electronic mail and an archive of some older Problems of the Week is also maintained at Macalester. The archives of the Macalester Problems of the Week are housed at the Math Forum.

  The CHANCE project:

  • A database containing materials designed to help teach a CHANCE course or a more standard introductory probability or statistics course. The aim of CHANCE is to make students more informed, and critical, readers of current news that uses probability and statistics as reported in daily newspapers such as "The New York Times" and the "The Washington Post" and current journals and magazines such as "Chance," "Science," "Nature," and the "New England Journal of Medicine."

  • Chance News, a biweekly news letter that provides abstracts of articles in current newspapers and journals. Links are made to the full text of the article when it is available and to resources at other Web sites. Discussion questions are provided for many of the articles.

  • Syllabi of previous CHANCE courses and articles that have been written about the CHANCE course.

  • Teaching aids by topic, descriptions of activities, data sets, videotapes, and other resources that may be useful in teaching a CHANCE course and/or other introductory statistics or probability courses.

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