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
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.
- 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.