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Curricular Resources in Mathematics

Below are the CLN "Theme Pages" which focus on specific topics within Mathematics. CLN's theme pages are collections of useful Internet educational resources within a narrow curricular topic and contain links to two types of information. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme.

Careers in Math Theme Page

Fractals Theme Page

Math History Theme Page

Tessellations Theme Page

General Mathematics Resources

Here are a number of links to other Internet resources which contain information and/or other links related to Mathematics. Please read our disclaimer.

Ask an Expert: Mathematics
CLN's "Ask an Expert" page has about 100 links to specialists in the field who can serve as a valuable source of curricular expertise for both students and teachers. Questions/answers on Mathematics may be found in our "All Subjects" section at the top of the page, the "Mathematics" section, as well as the general "Reference" section.

"ERIC" stands for the "Educational Resources Information Center" - a U.S. federally funded national information system that provides a variety of services and products. "AskERIC", the Internet-based equivalent, contains two major components which may be of interest to Mathematics teachers: (1) The AskERIC Q & A service allows teachers to send a message requesting educational information. The Center staff will search the ERIC databases and respond within 48 hours. (2) The AskERIC Virtual Library contains hundreds of lesson plans, access to the ERIC database and ERIC Digests, topic guides to Internet resources, and archives of education-related listservs.

Canadian Mathematical Society
The Canadian Mathematical Society's (CMS) page provides a large number of links to other math sites of interest to educators. You'll also find career information in the mathematics field, resources for post-secondary students, and links to the 1995 International Olympiad and other math related sites.

Catalog of Mathematics Resources on WWW and the Internet
The University of Wisconsin provides an extensive meta-list of mathematics sites and servers around the world. These are organized under types of mathematics (e.g., pure, applied, statistics) and under type of resource (e.g., gophers, newsgroups, software).

Cornell Theory Center Math and Science Gateway
This Gateway provides a meta-list of links to resources in mathematics and science for educators and students in grades 9-12.

[The] CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics
This section of "Eric's Treasure Troves of Science" has an extensive on-line encyclopedias of math . Each section is browsable alphabetically or searchable by keyword. Entries have a concise explanation as well as cross links which can be quite extensive.

Curious and Useful Math
Tricks/rules for quick calculations, entertaining trivia, and math facts.

Dave's Math Tables
Can't remember a mathematical formula or reference? You may find it here in this collection of mathematical reference tables, for example trig identities, geometric formulas, algebraic basic identities, and more.

Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education
The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education (ENC) provides information about all types of instructional resources including books, videos, software, CD-ROMs, kits, and online resources. The Digital Curriculum Laboratory (DCL), ENC's online component, is a comprehensive Internet site for math and science education. It is designed to assist teachers in locating instructional and other educational resources. The DCL includes links to Internet resources for science and math teaching as well as the ENC Catalog of Curriculum Resources.

Explorer Data Base
"The Explorer is a network data base system for contributing, organizing and delivering educational resources. These resources (instructional software, lab activities, lesson plans ...) are currently for K-12 mathematics and science education..." These curricular documents are available through browsing or through a search engine.

Geometry Center
This site contains an educational materials area with some great projects and course materials, mainly for Jr. to Sr. High school students.

Glossary of Math Mistakes
An explanation of common mathematical/statistical mistakes made by advertisers, the media, reporters, politicians, activists, and in general many non-math people.

Graphics for the Calculus Classroom
These are excerpts from a collection of graphical demonstrations Douglas N. Arnold developed for first year calculus students. The site's author uses many such demonstrations to illustrate and enrich his classes in the McAllister Technology Classroom.

Kids Web - Mathematics
Here's a meta-list of mathematics sites from Syracuse University. Links are organized under "general math", "chaos and complexity", "fractals", "geometry", "history", "numbers" and "puzzles and problem solving."

Madras College Mathematics Department
Check out the sections on this page titled "Activities" and "Fun" for a collection of mathematical challenges and activities appropriate for secondary students. The site is hosted by Madras College - a Scottish comprehensive secondary school.

Math Archives
The primary goals of the Mathematics Archives are to organize and provide you with access to most public domain and shareware software and many other materials which are contained on the Internet and which can used in the teaching of mathematics at the community college, college and university level. In addition, they provide links to various WWW, Gopher and anonymous FTP sites which are of interest to mathematicians.

Math Central
Sponsored by the University of Regina, this site contains a question/answer section, a resource room for teachers (including lesson plans) and a forum for teachers to discuss math related issues.

Mathemagic Activities
Card tricks, calculational wizardry, and geometry & topology curiosities that are all based on simple mathematics.

Mathematics Lessons that are Fun
Cynthia Lanius offers over a dozen lessons on a wide range of K-12 mathematics topics. Lessons feature fun and colourful student activities, investigations, experiments, etc. Teacher guides are available.

[The] Math Forum (includes Ask Dr. Math, MathMagic)
The Math Forum is a centre for teachers, students, researchers, parents, and mathematicians at all levels. The Math Forum offers "Ask Dr. Math", as well as problem-solving activities, an annotated collection of Internet math sites and sections devoted to math education and key issues of interest to the mathematics community.

Math in Daily Lives
This exhibition explores how math is used in daily lives. Topics covered include probability, interest, geometry, ratios, metric system, and graphing data.

MathMania provides on-line math resources for students, teachers, and the general public. A large focus for them is on problem solving. They receive puzzles from mathematicians and then present that problem to students by combining it with a story which illustrates the problem, activities that motivate the problem, a profile of the mathematician that posed the problem, applications of the problem, a history of the problem and curriculum connections for teachers.

MathMol (Mathematics and Molecules)
MathMol can provide teachers and students with information about the rapidly growing fields of molecular modeling. Also, it can provide K-12 students and teachers with basic concepts in mathematics and their connection to molecular modeling. It includes multimedia components, a 3 D library of molecular images, a MathMol tutorial for K-12 math or science classroom, on-line activities, and water experiments.

The MegaMath project (and site) is intended to bring unusual and important mathematical ideas to elementary school classrooms so that young people and their teachers can think about them together.

New Mathwright Library
"The Mathwright Library is a collection of interactive, electronic mathematics learning aids referred to as "books". These books are documents created with a Windows mathematics authoring program called Mathwright. The books are only available for the Windows platform, but the Library is compatible with all versions of Windows above 3.0, including Windows 95. The Library (this website) provides a Windows program which is a "reader" for the books collected here. The Library is supported by the NSF and all materials availble here are free of charge."

New York State Regents Examinations
The N.Y. State Regents Examinations are a set of subject-based standardized tests for N.Y. high school students. Here are two resources, from different organizations, that can help teachers and students prepare for these or other similar standardized exams.
  • New York State Education Department Download PDF formatted copies of recent Regents Examinations and answer keys from this page.
  • Regents Exams Prep Centre: Math The Prep Centre, developed by Oswego County high school teachers, is intended to help Grade 12 teachers and students prepare for the N.Y. Regents Exams. Teachers can access sets of sample questions that are organized by subject and then by topic. Alternatively, students can attempt the questions, view the correct answer, or follow a link to a tutorial on the curricular content in the question if they need assistance.

Panthera's Puzzle Contest
This site offers a weekly puzzle contest (with prizes). An archive of puzzles previously posed is also available.

The stated goal of this site is to "stimulate and motivate students with physical disabilities in grades 4-7 to pursue aeronautics-related careers via the development and delivery of accessible math education materials on the Internet."

[The] Prime Page
Everything you ever wanted to know about prime numbers, including their history, the largest known prime, how to find primes, how many primes there are, and special types of primes.

Problem-Based Learning: UBUYACAR
"Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is an educational model which involves students in self-directed learning as they solve complex, real-world problems." This set of materials (complete with student and tutor guides) challenges students to do the research (Internet-based) and problem solving necessary to determine if they can afford to buy a car.

Here's a meta-list of links to statistical sites and related fields.

World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Mathematics
This site is a huge meta-list with pointers to mathematical WWW sites, journals, newsgroups, gophers, software, preprints, electronic journals, high school servers, addresses, and bibliographies.

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