Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 11: Buying a Used Car
Where to buy:
Consumer Reports search in EBSCOHost Databases
Tips & Suggestions:
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
A free resource from Wolfram Research built with Mathematica Technology. Created, developed and nurtured by Eric Weisstein with contributions from the world's mathematica community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Panthera's Puzzle Contest
This site offers a weekly puzzle contest (with prizes). An archive of puzzles previously posed is also available.
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.
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.