Useful Math Links
Mathnerds You can get FREE help here!
LOTS more math links!
Already-answered questions More math help!!
Automated Answering, Online Calculators
Good Math Software
Math Words and Definitions
Math History and Biography
Discovery/Inquiry-Based Learning
Exercises and Drills
University Links
For Parents and Teachers
Specialized Sites
Fun Nerd Stuff
Careers for Math Majors
Other Online Educational Services
MORE sites!!! Interesting !! Moebius Transformations Revealed
Already-answered questions
Maybe your question has already been answered!
Check out
these archives of answered questions.
The MathNerds archives Contains all the questions that have been answered by the MathNerds. Often the same question gets asked several times; see if your question is already answered in the archives!
Cardano's formula for the cubic One of our most popular requests: what's the formula for the roots of a cubic equation?
Why is m used for slope? Another popular request: why do we use the letter "m" for the slope of a straight line?
Ask Dr. Math A very large archive and good search engine. The Dr. Math FAQs are especially good.
Cut The Knot! This site focuses on problem-solving techniques, and includes solutions to a number of intricate problems.
WebMath Questions and Answers Answered questions, arranged by category. Includes word problems and calculus.
Automated Answering, Online Calculators
QuickMath An automated service that gives immediate answers to various kinds of algebraic and symbolic problems.
Yahoo! financial calculator links There are an enormous number of financial calculators online (for example, mortgage, amortization). Go to Yahoo! and search for the desired kind of calculator, for example, mortgage calculator.
WebMath Automated answers in many categories up through calculus. Includes compound interest. Interesting site because the automated answer not only gives you the answer but shows step by step how to get it.
Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics Online math encyclopedia. An excellent resource for looking up words and concepts; often goes into a great deal of detail on the math involved. Try this one first!
Google search engine Probably the best general-purpose search engine.
MacTutor History of Mathematics Especially strong on biographies.
Women Mathematicians Biographies of women mathematicians, written by students at Agnes Scott College. Includes many contemporary mathematicians.
Maple 9 The ULTIMATE math software! (not free)
MathGV Free function graphing program for Windows.
Plotting Software Free downloadable software for differential equations, statistics, geometry (2 and 3-D), plotting, voting methods, network analysis, games, linear algebra and more!
Discovery/Inquiry-Based Learning
In Discovery or
Inquiry-Based Learning, you are lead to discover the answer for
yourself. Read more about this method here.
Discovery Learning Project Two sites in one! The Discovery Learning Project tracks various projects that use and encourage the use of discovery methods. The Legacy of R. L. Moore site traces the influence of Robert Lee Moore (1882-1974), a famous proponent and practitioner of discovery methods of teaching.
Personal experiences with discovery learning methods Everyone who teaches by discovery or inquiry-based methods does it a little differently. This page (part of the Legacy of R. L. Moore site) contains about 30 short notes online and references to about 30 more. Teachers give their experiences using these methods and their impressions of their own teachers who used the methods.
Creative Teaching: The Heritage of R. L. Moore A book-length biography and study of R. L. Moore and the "Moore method" of discovery learning. Originally published as a print book by the University of Houston in 1972, now available online in several digital formats.
SOS Math Lots of good explanations, examples, and drills. Especially good on fractions and polynomials. Covers algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and several advanced math areas.
Math.com Algebra Worksheets Generates worksheets with algebra problems. (No answers though, so you'll have to check your work yourself.)
A+ Math Mostly arithmetic. Has flashcards, games, worksheets.
MathStories.com Hundreds of story problems with answers. Elementary school level.
Complex, Technology Based Problems in Calculus These problems have a higher level of complexity than traditional text book problems and foster use of a computer algebra system. Each problem set includes discussions of related teaching issues and solutions worked in Mathematica.
University Links, etc
For true reference resources, universities often have
excellent information.
University of Tennessee Lots of great links!
For Parents and
Teachers
(Also see Discovery/Inquiry Learning above)
Math Forum A very large site with lots of good information for teachers (also useful for parents). Lesson plans. Internet resources. Problem of the week.
Mudd Math Fun Facts A collection of over 100 fascinating math tidbits that lead into broader areas of mathematics.
Merlot A site with links to an assortment of sites, including mathematical sites. Includes a reviewing system so you can see if other people liked the sites before you go.
Specialized Sites
Single-purpose sites and specialized references.
On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences Search engine and database of sequences; tell it your sequence and it will attempt to identify it.
Tablas Mathem?icas de David Explicaciones y diccionario en espa?l.
MathDork Interactive math lessons with multimedia razzle-dazzle. Has some free samples, but most of the material requires you to subscribe and pay by the month.
SmartThinking Online paid tutoring.
Search MAA journals via Harvey Mudd Search Site Index and abstracts for Mathematics Magazine and College Mathematics Journal.
Slashdot: News for Nerds. Stuff that Matters. Covers everything that's not in the mainstream. Includes obligatory black page backgrounds.
Geek Code How to communicate your geek credentials to other geeks.
Geek Culture Lots of fun: software gizmos, comics, forums, even merchandise.
Other Online Educational Services
www.MasterMathNow.com Online math courses offered, complete with videos and animations, for less than half the cost of a standard textbook.
Homeworkhelp.com The name says it all.
- largest known primes
- Math Magic - challenging problems
- mathematical archives (many topics)
- mathematics subject classification
- mathematical topics
- mega mathematics: Los Alamos National Laboratory
- quotes from mathematicans
- software - public domain and shareware
- teaching material for mathematics
- The Geometry Center
- women mathematicians
classroom computer activities
What can one do with a math degree?
- jobs in mathematics
- http://math.uga.edu/~shifrin/jobops.html
- http://www.math.uga.edu/~curr/WhyMath.html
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Updated: August 1, 2001