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### Professional papers

#### Assessment research & position papers

AMATYC: Placement and Assessment Committee: American Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges. Position statements, external links, newsletters, mission statement, history of PAC, more.

MAA SUMA Project: Summary of SUMA Project (Undergraduate Math Assessment) by Lynn Arthur.

Math Forum at Drexel University: Math Assessment: The Forum's Internet Mathematics Library provides a page of links to assessment/testing resources. Site maintained by Drexel University.

Math Toolkit for Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (Dana Center): Homepage for materials created at Charles A. Dana Center for Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills.

#### Math reform & opinion

Agile Mind: "Agile Mind...In collaboration with the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin, the company has developed research-based resources to support high achievement for a broad range of students".

Mathematics Resources on the Internet: Over two dozen links to mathematics sites on the internet. Topics include algebra, applied math, art and math, history, linear algebra, number theory.

Mathematically Sane: Mathematically Sane's mission is to advocate...for the rational reform of school mathematics.

National Mathematics Advisory Panel: On April 18, 2006, President Bush created the National Mathematics Advisory Panel. The panel advised the President and Secretary Spellings on the teaching and learning of mathematics.

New York Review of TERC: This page is part of a collection of links to reviews of and commentaries on K-12 mathematics curricula and standards that is maintained by Bas Braams, Elizabeth Carson, and NYC HOLD.

Statway, Quantway, and Mathway: The Carnegie Pathways: Statway. Quantway, and Mathway also known as “The Carnegie Statway™ Networked Improvement Community is focused on statistics, data analysis and quantitative reasoning.”

#### Mathematics research and papers

The Algebra Project: The Robert Moses Algebra Project is a national movement at the cutting edge of mathematics reform. The goal of the program is to have as many students as possible prepared for algebra by the end of 8th grade.

The College Mathematics Journal (Mathematics Association of America): Journal published by MAA.

Math Forum Discussion Groups: A wide variety of mathematics discussion groups. Excellent source for math teachers and mathematicians.

Student Notetaking: Implications for Faculty and Graduate Student Instructors: Written by Deborah DeZure, Matthew Kaplan, Martha A. Deerman of the University of Michigan.The purpose of this Occasional Paper is to review what research tells us about the impact of note taking and how the review of notes affects student learning. The paper also explores the role that instructors can play, suggesting several specific strategies to support students.

### Journals

### References

Applied Math and Science Education Repository: This site is funded by the National Science Foundation and provides information about applied math and science resources in an easy-to-use format.

Academic Info about Mathematics: Academic Info is a free online education resource center for students (and other researchers). Created by Mike Madin. In the Online Subject Guides scroll down to “M” and find mathematical references.

Atomic Clocks and Units: This is a link to the NIST Time and Frequency site. This particular page contains frequently asked questions about time, time signals, units for time measurement, Julian dates, and related topics.

Cal Tech Mathematics Library: Site contains abstracts, indices, institutes, associations, centers, databases, societies, e-Journals, calculators. Algebra, algebraic geometry, analysis, combinatorics, mathematical logic, number theory, topology.

Complexity Theory:Eric W. Weisstein. "Complexity Theory." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.

Constants, Table of: List of many constants for the fields of math, engineering, and science. Site is part of NIST Standard Reference Database.

Dave's Spanish-English Dictionary: Alphabetical listing of mathematical words translated from English into Spanish.

Dictionaries and Glossaries for Social Science and Statistics: UCSD selected links to statistical glossaries and dictionaries on the web. Maintained by the University of California, San Diego.

Dictionaries, Quotations, Biographies: Site is "Back2College" aimed at people returning to college after several years of absence. The site is maintained by Thomas Edison State College (New Jersey).

Diving Depths: Diving records from the "Ocean Planet" exhibition at the Smithsonian. Includes depths of bathysphere, Titanic, octopus, amphipod, and others.

Econ and Business: Reading and Resource List: Economic and business geography resources and reading lists assembled by University of Washington Professor Krumme.

English Japanese Dictionary: Jeffrey's Japanese-English dictionary server. This server was being developed by Jeffrey Friedl. Omron Corporation permitted him the time and facilities to develop this server.

English, French, Italian and Spanish Dictionary: Type a word and have it translated. The WordReference dictionaries are free online translation dictionaries. Created and maintained by Michael Kellogg, WordReference.com, McLean, Virginia, USA.

EqWorld - The World of Mathematical Equations: A free online site presenting extensive information on algebraic, ordinary differential, partial differential, integral, functional, and other mathematical equations: exact solutions and methods. Tables, articles, references, software, books, and more.

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center: The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a federally funded, nationwide information network designed to provide you with ready access to education literature.

Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics: Created by Eric Weisstein, it is now called Wolfram MathWorld. MathWorld is a comprehensive and interactive mathematics encyclopedia intended for students, educators, math enthusiasts, and researchers.

Euclid's Elements: This site contains all thirteen books of Euclid´s Elements illustrated with Java applets.

Flatland: A romance of many dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott 1838-1926. What if we didn't live in a three-dimensional world? What would life be like?

Glossary of Math Terms: Multimedia glossary of math terms. Interactive site with sound available.

Historical Meaning of Math Words: These pages attempt to show the first uses of various words used in mathematics. Research for these pages is ongoing, and a citation should not be assumed to be the earliest use unless it is indicated as such.

Interactive Mathematics Dictionary: Terms and definitions listed alphabetically in frames. There are subcategories for major topics. Many definitions have graphics.

Iowa State Common Mathematical Formulae: Links to common mathematical formulas provided by Iowa State University's Mathematics Department.

MacTutor Math Archive: Resources. biographies, history topics, famous curves, mathematician of the day, search archive, wide range of topics.

Math 2, formerly Dave's Math Tables: Contains interactive sites, message board, chat-box, and e-white board. Site includes math tables, identities, and related information for general math, algebra, trigonometry, geometry, calculus, linear algebra, many more.

Math Dictionary: Alphabetical listing of mathematical terms and their meanings. Some examples given in the body of the definition. Site is part of larger Math Homework Help site.

Math Fun Facts: Interesting articles related to algebra, calculus, geometry, number theory, topology, and other branches of mathematics.

Math Glossary: Alphabetical listing of math terms and their definitions. Active hyperlinks are also found in the body of the definition. These additional hyperlinks will take you to visual representations.

Math Words: Dictionary of math terms. Use index at left margin of site. Created by Bruce Simmons, Math Teacher at St. Stephen's Episcopal School, Austin, Texas.

Mathematics WWW Virtual Library: Resources, math addresses, bibliographies, math web servers (high schools and colleges), math education, e-journals, preprints, specialized fields, TeX archive.

Merriam Webster Online: Online dictionary.

Metric Conversions: US/metric conversion tables: area, mass, volume, length, joules, and more.

Metric Conversions: CIA Appendix: Conversion formula as well as units and terminology of large and small numbers, e.g. giga, deca, decimilla, etc. This is a very large and complete list of conversions.

On-line Math Dictionary: Very brief to-the-point definitions of mathematical terms.

Planet Math: Planet Math is a virtual community which aims to help make mathematical knowledge more accessible. There is a mathematics encyclopedia, and there are books, expositions, papers, and forums.

Quotations: Quotations from pages located at the mathematics department at Furman University.

Tables: Math Reference Table (Math2): Reference tables for general math, algebra, geometry, trig, discrete math, statistics, calculus, and other references.

The Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences: Online encyclopedia.

Webopedia: Encyclopedia of terms and definitions associated with all aspects of the World Wide Web. Excellent cross referenced links. Very clear definitions.

Xah's Home Page: A virtual dictionary of geometry. Topics include: A visual dictionary of special plane curves, wallpaper groups, mathematics graphics gallery, great math programs, mathematica packages, and more.

YourDictionary: Links to foreign language dictionaries.

### Libraries

EEVL: Edinburgh Engineering Virtual Library: EEVL is a project to build a gateway for the higher education and research community to facilitate access to high quality information resources in engineering.

NOAA Central Library: Library of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "The library has an extensive collection of historical coast and geodetic survey materials (from 1807) and weather bureau materials (from the 1830's), including foreign meteorology.

Oxford, University of. (UK) Libraries: Homepage for all Oxford University libraries including the Ashmolean, Bodleian, Bodleian Law, Taylor Institute, Social Studies, and Radcliffe Science libraries.

### Unsolved math problems

### Grants

Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program: A year-long fellowship for a K-12 math and/or science teacher to work in a congressional office or federal agency. Monthly stipend, travel, and moving expenses are included. Program administered by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Council for International Exchange of Scholars for faculty: The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) is a private organization founded in 1947 to assist the U.S. government in administering the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Council for International Exchange of Scholars for students: The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) is a private organization founded in 1947 to assist the U.S. government in administering the Fulbright Scholar Program.

e-School News: Funding Center: Programs, funding sources, recent awards, award deadlines, and technology funding information.

Funding Sources (Suggested by Texas Instruments): This site lists private and governmental funding sources for grants. The site is maintained by Texas Instruments.

Grants.gov: "Grants.gov is THE single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies."

Grant Writing Sites (Suggested by Texas Instruments): How to write grants, grant seminars, articles on grant writing. Site is maintained by Texas Instruments.

MAA Grants: Mathematics Association of America Grant Opportunities. Select from four categories. Use this link to complete electronic application.

MAA Grant Writing Info: Tips for writing effective grant proposals. Site created by Mathematics Association of America.

Mathematics Education Trust MET: Scholarships and grants to provide funds for special projects that enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics.

Martindales' Grant Information: Links to a many sites world-wide related to grants, grant writing, foundations. Copyright, all rights reserved, Jim Martindale.

U.S. Dept. of Education: Grants: ED offers three kinds of grants: Discretionary grants: awarded using a competitive process, student loans or grants: to help students attend college, Formula grants: uses formulas determined by Congress and has no application process. Use this link to locate and apply for any of these three grant type.