I talk a lot about math history in my classes and encourage my students to
search out good sites on the Web related to math and math history. Many of
them have been "searching" and have come up with some great sites (below).
I realize one can "overdo" this type of thing and I don't wish to burden you
with unwanted e-mail. So... I send you this updated list of sites, but won't
send any more unless you reply that you want more (in which case I will
create an address list and just send additions to the attached list).
So, if you want additions to this list as they become available, let me know.
Otherwise, I won't send any more stuff to "stuff" your mail box.
Warm regards,
Sanderson
============
1. http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/~sandsmit
The home page of Sanderson M. Smith. Lots of math Web sites listed.
2.
http://daisy.uwaterloo.ca/~alopez-o/math-faq/mathtext/mathtext/math-faq.html
Great site for a variety of math topics. Found by Cate students Janice Amador
and Mairead Schwab
3. http://scottlan.edu/lriddle/women/chronol.htm
4. http://scottlan.edu/lriddle/women/women.htm
Historical: Famous women mathematicians. Found by Cate student Marisa
Avansino.
5. http://www.mathsoft.com/puzzle.html
Some good math puzzles here. Found by Cate student Ariel Morris.
6. http://www.enc.org/online/NCTM/280dtoc1.html
NCTM Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics
7. http://world.std.com/~reinhold/mathmovies.html
Math at the movies. A site that lists scenes in movies that depict
mathematics. For instance, "Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)" has an
interesting math scene.
8. http://www.usatoday.com/leadpage/snapshot/snapshot.html
Good statistical graphics.
9. http://www.iconbazaar.com/fractals
Some great fractal images.
10. http://www.forum.swarthmore.edu/social/math.women.html
Stories about women who have made conributions in mathematics.
11. http://www.forum.swarthmore.edu/calculus/calculus.html
Lots of good stuff for AP Calculus.
12. http://www.forum.swarthmore.edu/precalc/precalc.html
Good materials for precalculus.
13. http://www.forum.swarthmore.edu/math.topics.html
Definitely worth a look. Good topics here for all courses.
14. http://www.forum.swarthmore.edu/pow2/index.html
Good material for geometry.
15. http://www.maths.tcd/ie/pub/HistMath/HistMath.html
Good history site.
16. http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~mathed/problem.html
University of Central Florida ... a "problem of the week" site.
17. http://www.intergalact.com/threedoor/threedoor.html
The famous three door problem. This site is fantastic.
18. http://math.vanderbilt.edu/~schectex/commerrs
Shows common mathematical errors made be college students.
19. http://www.csum.edu/~vceed009/math.html
Lesson plans for a variety of math topics.
20. http://math.furman.edu/~mwoodard/mquote.html
Excellent source for mathematical quotes.
21. http://camel.cecm.sfu.ca/Recreation/recreation.html
22. http://www.forum.swarthmore.edu/teachers/amusing.math.html
23. http://wwwlmath.utoronto.ca/mathnet/recreation.html
Good sources for math humor, recreation, cartoons, puzzles.
24. http://lib.stat.cmu.edu
A virtually unlimited supply of problems covering all math topics.
25. http://www.yahoo.com/science/mathematics/statistics
Good statistical site.
26. http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/~cristofa/welcome.html
Created by DIMACS colleague Lee Cristofa. Look under "fun mathematical
resources" for some great stuff.
27. http://www.mindspring.com/~waus2/apstat/aphome.html
Suggested AP Statistics site by Stephen Weimar of the Swarthmore College
Forum.
28. http://www.21ct.org
21st century teachers initiative. Supplied by DIMACS colleague Judy Ann
Brown.
29. http://home.ptd.net/~pctm
Home page of the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics. They have a
puzzle of the week.
30. http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/hughesd
Home page of Darlene Hughes (Iowa), DIMACS partner. Teacher, grades 7-8,
Calamus-Wheatland Jr.-Sr. High School
31. http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/apearson
Home page of Alan Pearson (South Dakota), DIMACS partner. Teacher, grades
9-12, Eagle Butte School, located on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation.
32. http:alephQ.clark.edu/~djoyce/java/elements/book.html
Site found by Cate AP Calculus student Tina Chen. Good information relating
to Euclid's Elements, a 300 B.C. manuscript that is the basis of the geometry
we teach today.
33. http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~sandy/chapt16.htm
Great site found by Cate AP Calculus student Cassidy Christensen. Lots of
historical topics relating to calculus, the infinite, etc. Check this one
out.
34. http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/HistoryTopics.html
Neat history site found independently by Cate AP Calculus students Paden Ross
and Noel Sugimura
35. http://www.sonoma.edu/math/faculty/falbo/jokes.html
Site for lots of math jokes. Quality ranges from very good to so-so, but good
for a few laughs. Found by Cate AP Calculus student Noel Sugimura.
36. http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~kutach/philosophy/zeno.html
37. http://www.shu.edu/html/teaching/math/reals/numser/answers/zeno.html
Found by Cate AP Calculus student Noel Sugimura. Subject: Zeno and his
paradoxes. Zeno perplexed the ancient Greeks by "proving" that frequently
observed things can't happen. Definitely worth a look.
38. http://www.seresc.K12.nh.us/www/alvirne.html
Site found by Cate AP Calculus student Ronny Luhur. Good source for AP
Calculus. Have your AP Calculus students check this one out. They can get
good practice for the AP exam.
39. http://www.nerdworld.com/search.cgi
Can use this site to link to a lot of math related sources. Site found by AP
Calculus student, Ronny Luhur.
40. http://www.math.psu.edu/dna/graphics.html
Graphics for the calculus classroom. Worth a look.
41. http://www.swt.edu/~eg26032/calculus.html
Good source to which one can direct calculus students. Good sections relating
to limits, definition of a derivative, derivatives of trig function, chain
rule, definition of an integral, and other basic topics.
42. http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/mathhist/china.html
"I found this web site that for Chinese Math History. It was interesting so
please take a look during your free time." (Quote by Nile Kurashige, student
in AP Calculus, who found this site.) While the ancient Chinese were
relatively isolated from the western world, they developed some amazing
mathematics. Check this out.