Bob Wilcox's Mathematics Page
Featuring the official East Haven, Connecticut
Math Question of the Week
If a half a chicken lays a half an egg in a half a day, how many eggs will ten chickens lay in ten days?
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The following links are some of the more useful mathematics links I have found as in the past few months. I plan on updating these links on a regular basis so feel free to come back and check them out.
Links to other sites on the Web
Kenneth Cole's Math Sites--Some favorite math sites of a Middle School Math Teacher!
with Java-capable browsers will be able to use an abacus online at this
site. A wonderful mix of old and new technologies.
Math--As the title of this site implies, visitors can ask any K-12
mathematics question or search through archives of past questions and answers.
don't need to be a math whiz to solve these puzzles, which are posted anew
each Thursday along with the answer to the previous week's puzzle, for
grades three and up.
Online--Ever wonder how many uses a calculator can have? Visit Calculators
On Line for demonstrations of using this powerful tool for weddings, sports,
life insurance, science and even mathematics.
Census Bureau Map--This site provides a wealth of data from the US
Census Bureau for many different types of mathematics problems, such as
graphing, when comparing statistics from different states.
Dynamical Systems and
Technology Project--This project is designed to help teachers of secondary
and college mathematics bring contemporary topics, such as chaos, fractals,
and dynamics, into the classroom, and to show them how to use technology
effectively in this process.
Microscope --The Fractal Microscope is an interactive tool designed
for exploring fractal patterns. By combining supercomputing and networks
with the simple interface of a Macintosh or X-Windows workstation, students
and teachers from all grade levels can engage in discovery-based exploration.
Fractals--Fans of fractals should
add this site to their list of favorite sites. This is a collection of
fractals and fractal-related material for free distribution on the net.
The Fruit Game--Take
turns with the computer removing fruit from the table. The player who takes
the last fruit from the table is the loser. If you haven't played before,
you may wish to read the rules, under the "Help!" link.
A Gallery of Interactive
Online Geometry--Visitors to this amazing site will find a host of
online activities including building a rainbow.
entertaining and educational look at the nature of really large numbers.
Graphics for the
Calculus Classroom--These graphical demonstrations can be used to illustrate
and enrich first year calculus. Developed by Doug Arnold of Penn State
University, they include illustrations and animations.
Helping Your Child Learn
Math--From the U. S. Department of Education, this site contains activities
and ideas for parents to help their children enjoy math.
Interactive Mathematics Text
Project--This gopher site provides information about development of
electronic resources or notebooks for instruction.
Joint Education Initiative
(JEI)--Come to this Web site to learn more about a group and its products
that are committed to, "delivering to the student and teacher the
actual scientific data sets being used to address contemporary problems."
Software Archive (Naval Research Lab.)--As the name implies, this FTP
(File Transfer Protocal) site offers visitors the opportunity to download
a wealth of educational software.
- History of Mathematics Archive--Features the biographies of more
than 1000 mathematicians, many kinds of indexes, a birthplace map, portraits
of mathematicians, and a "Mathematician of the Day."
Marcia's Math Chase --In
this game for two players at one computer, players start at zero and must
add and multiply their way to the goal. Please note that this game applet
requires a Java-capable web browser.
Math Forum--The goal of this
site is to build a community that can be a center for teachers, students,
researchers, parents, educators, and citizens at all levels who have an
interest in mathematics education. Key issues in math are highlighted,
along with resources by subject for K-12, college, and advanced math topics.
Math Archives (Univ. of Tennessee)
--Teachers can download great math software and discover links to other
activities and valuable mathematics sites.
Experiences Through Image Processing (METIP) --In line with the NCTM
standards, the goal of the METIP project is to use digital image processing
to help encourage such concepts as exploratory, open-ended learning.
MathSource: The Mathematica
Resource --MathSource is a vast electronic library of Mathematica material,
with over 100,000 pages of immediately accessible Mathematica programs,
documents, examples, and more. You can either browse the archive or search
by author, title, keyword, or item number.
Gallery is a place to hang particularly elegant examples of graphic visualization
in MATLAB. These pieces are, by themselves, testament to the power at your
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
(NCTM)--Visitors can get updates on upcoming conferences, peruse through
journal articles, and get teaching ideas.
NSF Geometry Center--This site
serves as an information source for great geometry sites and conference
Mathematics Dictionary--Just can't seem to remember what "Chebyshev
polynomials" are? Come to this site for a quick reference. Visitors
are invited to add their own terms and definitions.
Mathematics--All about the famous irrational number, this page contains
activities, history, teacher resources and more.
PlaneMath--Welcome to PlaneMath,
a way for you to learn cool things about math and aeronautics on the Internet!
changing variables and watching to see what happens? This program is designed
for use in instruction of computational science in general and of the specific
numerical techniques used in the program.
Tutorials--This Math Forum Web unit, designed by Suzanne Alejandre,
uses HyperCard and HyperStudio to show students how to tessellate and make
connections to mathematical concepts such as symmetry.
TI Graphing Calculator
Software Archive--Ever wonder if you're really getting the most out
of that calculator sitting in your desk drawer? This archive contains programs
for the Texas Instruments family series graphing calculators, CBL, and
The Unofficial TI-Calculator
Home Page--Can't seem to tear yourself away from that calculator? This
site is a great resource for links to programs, newsgroups, editors, mailing
lists, and even games for Texas Instruments graphing calculators.
Polyhedra --Welcome to this growing collection of over 700 virtual
reality polyhedra for you to explore. Included are ways to make your own
--A web site for biographies of women in mathematics, these pages are part
of an on-going project by students in mathematics classes at Agnes Scott
College to illustrate the numerous achievements of women in the field of
World of Escher--Stop by
this engaging site to find stories, discuss and learn of products centering
around the life and efforts of M.C. Escher, a noted Dutch graphic artist,
most recognized for spatial illusions, impossible buildings, repeating
geometric patterns (tessellations), and his incredible techniques in woodcutting
Science and Math for Kids
Web 66 School Registry for Web Sites
Erdos 4 Kids
NCTM Curriculum and Evaluation Standards
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