# Math Resources

Computing Technology for Math Excellence

Computing Technology for Math Excellence is devoted to the standards movement and integrating technology into teaching and learning and into K-12 mathematics and calculus. Find specific resources for the Common Core math standards, project-based learning, standardized testing, virtual manipulatives, technology integration, software, math apps and sites for basic skills, problem solving, homework assistance, games/simulations, multimedia development, web design, math initiatives, math methodology, professional development, research, and news, including No Child Left Behind and the Common Core State Standards Initiative. Accessibility resources are included.

The History of Measurements

This excellent and comprehensive article on the History of Measurements was written by Tiffany Chambers, a writer for LearningHaven.com. It covers the history of a wide variety of measurements, including those that measure length, weather and time.

How is algebra really used?

This link leads to a freely available on-line book, "Algebra Real-World (It's easier to understand than you think!)," written by Edward J. Farkas, Sc.D. This on-line book takes algebra out of the abstract and places it in a context that is readily understandable. In the high school curriculum, physics is the subject most relevant for providing this context.

Teachoo

This site, hosted by Teachoo and designed to assist students taking the CBSE exams in India, provides an excellent resource for learning and understanding the basic building blocks of topics and concepts covered in high school mathematics.

Zona Land Education

In Zona Land Education, you will find educational and entertaining items pertaining to physics, to the mathematical sciences, and to mathematics in general.

MathBits.com

MathBits.com is devoted to offering fun, yet challenging, lessons and activities in secondary (and college level) mathematics and computer programming for students and teachers. Created by two mathematics teachers

Mathematics Illuminated

Mathematics Illuminated is a video course for high school teachers and college level instruction; 13 half-hour video programs, online text, course guide, and Web site; graduate credit available.

The Math Forum

The Math Forum, developed by the Drexel University School of Education, is a leading online resource for improving math learning, teaching, and communication since. It is run by teachers, mathematicians, researchers, students, and parents using the power of the Web to learn math and improve math education.

The Millennium Mathematics Project

The Millennium Mathematics Project (MMP) is a maths education initiative for ages 5 to 19 and the general public, based at the University of Cambridge in England and active nationally and internationally. The program aims to support maths education and promote the development of mathematical skills and understanding, particularly through enrichment activities

MathWorld

MathWorld is an extensive mathematical resource, provided as a free service to the world's mathematics and Internet communities as part of a commitment to education and educationa outreach by Wolfram Research, makers of Mathematica.

+Magazine

This site, sponsored by +Plus Magazine: Living Mathematics, provides articles from the top mathematicians and science writers on topics as diverse as art, medicine, cosmology and sport.

InterActive

Shodor is a nonprofit organization serving students and educators by providing materials and instruction relating to computational science (scientific, interactive computing). Shodor Interactivate is a set of free, online courseware for exploration in science and mathematics. It is comprised of activities, lessons, and discussions.

The Geometry Junkyard

These pages have been provided by Professor David Eppstein of the Computer Science Department at the University of California in Irvine. They contain usenet clippings, web pointers, lecture notes, research excerpts, papers, abstracts, programs, problems, and other content related to discrete and computational geometry. Professor Eppstein writes that “while some of it is quite serious, I hope much of it is also entertaining

Geometry in Action

This is a second site provided by Professor Eppstein. It collects various areas in which ideas from discrete and computational geometry (meaning mainly low-dimensional Euclidean geometry) meet some real world applications. It contains brief descriptions of those applications and the geometric questions arising from them, as well as pointers to web pages on the applications themselves and on their geometric connections.

Cut The Knot

This site is for teachers, parents and students who seek engaging mathematics. Many of the topics are accompanied by Java illustrations. There are more than 900 Java applets. The applets can be licensed by teachers for inclusion in their own pages.

Math Archives

This site, sponsored by the Math Archives, presents specific areas of mathematics for use by teachers and students.

GraphCalc

This site provides a free calculator program for P.C.'s.

MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

This site has biographies of over 1300 mathematicians, plus other articles on the history of mathematics.

Columbia North High School GED Online

This site, sponsored by Columbia North High School GED Online Diploma, presents an excellent and comprehensive listing of math resources for high school teachers and students.

Math Nexus

The Math Nexus website brings experiences into mathematics classrooms each day as a collective resource for challenging problems, responses to teacher questions, and real-world uses of mathematics. It also includes announcements of conferences and workshops, humor, and mathematics history tidbits.

Math is Plain

"Math Is Plain" was created to demonstrate that learning math can be fun, if everything is kept simple and easy to understand. Here, you will find college level mathematics in a funny and easy-to-understand (“funderstandable”) form, with plenty of sample problems and detailed solutions, descriptive graphics, and supplementary explanations of theories.