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Spice Up
Your Math Class
Maria H. Andersen
@busynessgirl
TeachingCollegeMath.com
by Maria Andersen
# Spice Up
Your Math Class
Maria H. Andersen
@busynessgirl
TeachingCollegeMath.com

## Data, Charts, and Graphs

### Wolfram Alpha

### Federal Statistics

### Measure of America

### Many Eyes

### Statistics Human Development UN

### Collection of Sites for Data, Charts, and Maps

### TinyMCE Graph Plugin for Wikis

## Articles and Blog Posts
about Wolfram Alpha

### Don't get Wolfram Alpha? Try these examples.

### Wolfram Alpha for Inquiry-based Learning in Calculus (2010)

### What we're doing with Wolfram Alpha (2009)

### Interview at Wolfram Alpha Homework Day (2009)

### Recalculating Teaching and Learning

### Impact of Wolfram Alpha on Math Ed

### Wolfram Alpha Loci Article

### Wolfram Alpha Blog

### Singularity Summit: Supreme
Mathematics of Gods and Earth

### Sum Help: New search engine for Mathletes (WSJ)

### A new computation engine shakes up math

### A Calculating Website could ignite a new campus Math War

## Technology Tools and
Tutorials for Math

### Teching Up: Mapping out Math

### Math DAISY Demo

### Jarnal Tutorials

### Students focus on Software,
not mathematical errors

### iPen

### Encylcopedia of Educational Technology

### Wolfram Alpha

### eLearning Tools for STEM

## Notes / Online Texts

### Paul's Online Math Notes

### Purple Math

### Connexions

### MathPage: Trigonometry

### College Algebra Tutorials at Texas A & M

### NY Regents Prep for Algebra

### S.O.S. Math

### SticiGui

### Free Math Books

### Connected Curriculum Project

## Open Courseware

### Academic Earth

### MIT Open Courseware

### Webcast Berkley

### Stanford on iTunes

### UMass Boston

### Academic Earth

### Hippocampus

## Online Calculators,
Equations, and CAS

### Equations

### CAS

### R: A Free Statistical Package

### Calculators

## Search Engines

### How do I find stuff
for myself?

### Google

### Searchcube

### Cooliris

### Kartoo

### Clusty

### Congoo

### Rollyo Searchrolls

### WolframAlpha

## Professional Organizations

### MAA

### AMS

### AMATYC

### NCTM

### NCAT

### ASA

### NMAP

## Magazines and Journals

### WIRED

### The Futurist

### Journal of Online Mathematics

### Science Friday

### Distance Educator
Weekly Magazine

### Fast Company

### Educause Review

### Technology Review

### Popular Science

### eLearn Magazine

## Why do it?

### Who will teach them if we don't?

### Academia 2.0

### The majority of our students are ...

### How much Time

### Re-examine your course structure

### Millenials

### Before you Begin

## Fair Use and Copyright

### Fair Use Guidelines for
Educational and Multimedia

### Copyright Crash Course

### A Fair(y) Use Tale

### Baruch College Guide to Copyrighted Media

### Creative Commons

### Legal to copy books for digital use?

## Managing Your Links

### Favorites in Web Browser

### Google Bookmarks and Google Toolbar

### Del.icio.us

### Diigo

## Interactive Materials

### National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

### Wolfram Demonstration Project

### WolframAlpha

### Famous Curves Index

### Finding Little Stuff and what to do with it

### Concept Questions (Project QUEST)

### Connecting Mathematics

### Math and Search

### Math Interactives

### Illuminations Activities

### Geometric Look at Partial Derivatives

### Calculus Songs

### Math Top 10 Lists

### Statistics

### Calculus

### Algebra and Precalculus

### Math Elem Ed

### History

### Online Resources for Probability and Statistics

### Above Calculus

## Digital Libraries

### AMSER

### Wolfram Demonstrations Projects

### Science Literacy Maps

### NLVM

### NSDL

### MERLOT

### MathDL

## Video

### TED Talks

### Sixty Symbols

### YouTube

### 100 Incredible Open Lectures for Math Geeks

### Mathematics in the Movies (from Knill at Harvard)

### Math and the Movies with MathBits Worksheets

### Sputnik Observatory for Study of Contemporary Culture

### YouTube EDU

### AtGoogleTalks

### Harvard at Home

### Leibniz Calculating Machine

### Project Tuva: Feynman Videos

### Year of Math Blogging

### Science Friday Video Site

## Humor

### xkcd

### GraphJam

### Indexed

### Spiked Math

### Math Modeling of Zombie Outbreak

### New Math

### Brown Sharpie

### Math Purity Test

### Dieting the Math Way

### Virtual Math Museum

### Nearing Zero Math Cartoons

## Math Blogs

### What is a blog?

### What is RSS?

### 360 Blog

### 37 Data-ish Blogs You Should Know About

### AMS Grad Student Blog

### Casting Out Nines

### Division by Zero

### God Plays Dice

### Math in the News RSS Feed

### nLab Collection of Math Blogs

### Number Warrior

### Teaching College Math

### Terry Tao

### Walking Randomly

### y of x

### Haven't found what
you're looking for?

### Start a Blog

### Recently added

## Scholarship of Teaching and
Learning Mathematics

### The Nuts and Bolts of Writing Mathematics

### Concept and Clicker Questions

### Professional Development

### Essays about Mathematics, Teaching Mathematics,
and the Future of Mathematics

### How can we measure teaching and learning in math?

### Student Conceptions of Mathematics

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Note that all videos are have completely captioned scripts and some courses are available in Spanish as well.

Wolfram Alpha

Online LaTeX Equation Editor

Sitmo Online Equation Editor

HTML Unicode for Math

Maxima

Sage

Wolfram Alpha

Wolfram Alpha

GraphCalc

TinyMCE Graph Plugin for Wikis

WZ Online Grapher

General Internet Search Guidelines

Google Guide

Use Yummy Search Words

Note that this one requires a cooliris download plug-in to Firefox.

Searches the “dark” Internet (no, not the XXX websites), this ALSO searches the websites that are only accessible by subscription, like the WSJ or Forbes) May be good for finding more data-driven material

Experimental human-driven “meta” searches - a person selects their own collection of websites and then the search is restricted to those. Click on the EXPLORE tab, search for "math teaching" and try the roll “My Math Teaching Sites” rolled by Maria Andersen.

National Center for Academic Transformation An organization that provides help with course redesign.

A great newsletter delivered to your email inbox once a week.

Our students enter a world where they must manage their digital life and their real life. If we don"t teach them how to do this, who will. We cannot bury our heads in the sand and say "don"t use the Internet." We have to teach students worthwhile things to do with the technology we now have.

If we can incorporate images, demonstrations, or diagrams… we should. If those images, demonstrations, or diagram can be interactive… even better.

Index of Learning Styles

Active Learners

Visual Learners

I’ve been teaching this way for (fill in the blank) years, and I already feel pressed for time. And now I should add technology from the Internet? Isn’t this going to take a lot of time? (scroll) Yes, don’t do all your classes at once.

Look at each element of your traditional lesson structure / class time… What do we do? Why do we do it? i.e. How is it beneficial to student learning? What are the drawbacks? With all the resources we have at our disposal, is there a better way?

Boomers, Gen X-ers, and Millenials - Understanding the New Student

A Warning

Download Plug-ins

Understand the Language of the Internet, What is a URL?, What is a hyperlink?, Embed Code

Virtual Magnifier

Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia General principles Cite your source for any snagged images Refer users to the original hyperlink Don’t sell anything containing someone else’s media product without their permission

Pros: Easy to use, already in your browser Cons: Only on one computer (not portable), you may add a link to favorites at home, but then it’s not at school.

Pros: Portable, each link can have multiple labels, what you bookmark at home is also at work & vice versa. Cons: You must get a Google account. For convenience, you should download the Google Toolbar to machines you use all the time.

A social bookmarking site where you maintain and share your bookmarks. Pros: Social nature. Cons: Also requires account.

Remember that all you"re going to see at the WD website is a PREVIEW of the interactive demo. To obtain the demo, you will need to download the Mathematica Player (only need to do this once) and then download the demos. I just spent an hour one day downloading 250 demos to my hard drive. The demos are small, the player is large.

Epsilon-Delta Finite Limit at a Finite Point

Solids of Known Cross Sections

Roots of Complex Numbers

Horizontal and Vertical Line Test

Harmonic Oscillation

See if you can follow these URLS back to the original site and find ALL the material posted by this person. Chances are that if you like ONE of their demos, you"ll like them ALL!

Arc Length Animation

Epsilon-delta Applet

Focus of a Parabola

Adding search to public data

Google Trends

Google Trends Flu Trends

Dr Arsham's Business Stats Resource

RVLS Simulations and Demonstrations

TAMU Flash Demos

Seeing Statistics

Gapminder

StatPages

We Feel Fine

Calculus Applets at SLU

CalculusPhobe Tutorials

Demos with Positive Impact

Linerider

Maths Online

Visual Calculus

Tom Leathum's Java Applets

Mathingo (think Bingo)

Mathematics Animated

Mathlets at UMN

Stewart Tools for Enriching Calculus

Maria's Telescoping Math

Visual Fractions

Density Equalizing Maps

LSquaredMath

Interactivate

Tom Leathum's Java Applets

Linerider

Maths Online

Quia

Learning Algebra Fundamentals

Using Google Earth in Math

Linerider

Using Google Earth in Math

For the record

Periodic Table of Mathematicians

Thinkquest Mathematics History

Euclid's Elements

MAC Tutor History

ODE Animations

Mathematics Animated

PDE Gallery

Complex Analysis

Applied Math and Science Education Repository. AMSER is intended for faculty, staff, librarians, and students.

You must download the free Mathematica Player to be able to interact with the Wolfram Demonstrations. The player is pretty hefty in size - so it should be downloaded where there is sufficiently fast Internet. Over 4,000 demonstrations, around 3,000 for math. (1/7/09)

Science Literacy Maps (a subgroup of NSDL) is a tool for teachers to find NSDL resources that relate science and math concpets. The maps do a nice job of illustrating the connections between concepts.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives Really intended for the K-12 Math audience ... but if you teach statistics or Math for Elementary Teachers, this is a good resource.

National Science Digital Library Can search for topic under the tab "Higher Ed & Research"

Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching You do NOT need an account to browse and use the resources (only to rate or save them to folders) Click on "Mathematics and Statistics" to browse the 1584 results. 1/7/09

Math Digital Library

Loci

Replace your TV intake for a week and you’ll have a new understanding of where technology is going and why it’s so important that we go with it.

Chris Anderson on "the long tail"

Web's Secret Story: Jonathan Harris

Mathemagic with Arthur Benjamin

Toys that make Worlds: Will Wright

Jawdropping Photosnyth Demo

Ron Eglash on African Fractals

How Engineers Learn from Evolution

Birth of the Computer

Hans Rosling's Best Stats You've Ever Seen

Hans Rosling's New Insights on Poverty

Hans Rosling on HIV

Mathematics of War

Beautiful Math of Coral

How Stats Fool Jurors

MathGirl, Differentials Attract, Zero's Discontinuity, Rationalize This

Moebious Transformations Revealed

I Will Derive!

The Laws of Sir Isaac Newton

Rube Goldberg Style Honda Commercial

Kumar's Root 3 Poem

Pilot Math Channel

MathTV Channel

Calculicious

Mathmaticious

Zero and One

Fractorix

Ma and Pa Kettle do Math

u-sub Silent Movie

IBM TV Smarter Math

Acting out Related Rates

MAA YouTube Channel

Calculus Rhapsody

Center of Mass Trajectory (MIT)

Believe it or not, Science Friday has a video archive.

Remember that you can use a blog reader (via RSS) to follow along on many blogs at a time.

A blog is like a newspaper column, published by an organization or individual(s). You visit the blog on a periodic basis to read or subscribe.

Now the blogs come to you collected in a "newspaper-like" format instead of you having to actively visit them on your own.

Look for the "Blog Roll" on each of these blogs. Most bloggers post a list of the blogs they read. Follow these blog rolls to your perfect "end of the rainbow" blog.

Pros: Easier than building a website! It’s your list, your personal journal of your professional development - organize it how you’d like. You can always find the information you"re looking for if you"ve made a blog entry. Cons: Now you’ll be one of “those people” with a blog.

Math-blog

Tanya Khovanova's Math Blog

(x, why?)

Mathematics under the Microscope

The n-Category Café

Not Even Wrong

360

The Unapologetic Mathematician

Wild About Math

God Plays Dice

Annoying Precision

Gower's Weblog

What's New

Good Math, Bad Math

bit-player

Gyre & Gimble

Division by Zero

Rigorous Trivialities

Math Notations

Secret Blooging Seminar

Pat's Blog

The Numbers Guy

Steven Strogatz at Opinionator Blog

A Mind for Madness

Concrete Nonsense

F_un Mathematics

E. Kowalski’s blog

Arcadian Functor

Combinatorics and more

Accidental Mathematician

The Geomblog

Konrad Voelkel’s Blog

Gödel’s Lost Letter and P=NP

OxDE

Computational Complexity

Disquisitiones Mathematicae

Hydrobates

MAA Math Minute

MAA NumberADay

Math for Love

Deb's Mathematic Blog

Casting Out Nines

xkcd

Walking Randomly

SquareCircleZ

Natural Blogarithms

yofx

Sumidiot

Complexify!

Good Questions at Cornell

Project Math QUEST

Eric Mazur: Confessions of a Converted Lecturer

Getting Results

NCAT Math Lectures: An Oxymoron?

Lockhart's Lament

Thinking about Learning, Learning about Thinking