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-1-1Mathematical Visualization Toolkit
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<p>This site consists of a collection of plotting and solving applets featuring a uniform user interface. This site was selected as the 2005 MERLOT Classics Award winner for the Mathematics discipline due to its value and effectiveness as a set of teaching/learning tools. Visualizing mathematical concepts, especially in three-dimensional space, can be quite difficult for students. These tools and applications enable students to see the concepts in action and to come a deeper understanding of the underlying mathematics. In addition, the collaboration between the faculty, students and Sun Microsystems staff who together designed and constructed these tools was quite unusual and impressive. The collaboration itself is an inspiring model.</p>Tue, 17 Jul 2001 07:00:00 GMTUniversity of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Applied MathematicsPhET - Physics Education Technology at the University of Colorado
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<p>A collection of simulations and virtual labs focusing on first-year college physics. </p>
<p>PhET provides fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena for free. We believe that our research-based approach- incorporating findings from prior research and our own testing- enables students to make connections between real-life phenomena and the underlying science, deepening their understanding and appreciation of the physical world. To help students visually comprehend concepts, PhET simulations animate what is invisible to the eye through the use of graphics and intuitive controls such as click-and-drag manipulation, sliders and radio buttons. In order to further encourage quantitative exploration, the simulations also offer measurement instruments including rulers, stop-watches, voltmeters and thermometers. As the user manipulates these interactive tools, responses are immediately animated thus effectively illustrating cause-and-effect relationships as well as multiple linked representations (motion of the objects, graphs, number readouts, etc.) PhET Interactive Simulations, University of Colorado, http://phet.colorado.edu</p>Wed, 03 Mar 2004 08:00:00 GMTCarl Wieman; Ron LeMaster; Mike Dubson; Sam Reid; Kathy Perkins; Wendy Adams; Noah Finkelstein; Noah Podolefsky University of Colorado; University of Colorado; University of Colorado; University of Colorado; University of Colorado; University of Colorado; University of Colorado; University of ColoradoApplets for quantum mechanics
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This set of applets features illustrations of quantum mechanics through interactive animations in the following domains : Young interference fringes - wavepacket propagation - linear superposition of eigenstates (including coherent states of the harmonic oscillator) - nuclear magnetic resonance.Sat, 14 Mar 1998 08:00:00 GMTBarbra Bied Sperling CSU, Office of the ChancellorGeogebra
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<p>GeoGebra is a free and multi-platform dynamic mathematics software for education in secondary schools that joins geometry, algebra and calculus. On the one hand, GeoGebra is a dynamic geometry system--you can do constructions with points, vectors, segments, lines, conic sections as well as functions and change them dynamically afterwards; on the other hand, equations and coordinates can be entered directly. Thus, GeoGebra has the ability to deal with variables for numbers, vectors and points, finds derivatives and integrals of functions and offers commands like Root or Extremum. These two views are characteristic of GeoGebra: an expression in the algebra window corresponds to an object in the geometry window and vice versa.</p>Mon, 24 Sep 2007 19:53:41 GMTMarkus Hohenwarter Florida Atlantic UniversityEye Opener Series
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<p>A collection of Java applets - math puzzles and problem illustrations - that open eyes, each for its own reason.</p>Sun, 15 Mar 1998 08:00:00 GMTAlexander BogomolnyMaths Online
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<p>A collection of mathematics learning materials for high school and college students. It incudes several applets,.</p>Wed, 04 Dec 2002 08:00:00 GMTPetra Oberhuemer; Franz Embacher University of Vienna; University of ViennaThree glass puzzle
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<p>An old puzzle implemented in JavaScript. Several research question are asked about the puzzle, a couple of question are answered in a regorous manner. Two implementation are offered.</p>Mon, 16 Mar 1998 08:00:00 GMTAlexander BogomolnyTowers of Hanoi
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<p>A very good implementation of the classic Towers of Hanoi problem. Teaches recursive functions and stacks as well as recurrence relations.</p>Tue, 02 Sep 1997 07:00:00 GMTAlexander BogomolnyFunction Grapher
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<p>Graphs one or more functions of a single variable, with zoom in/out and other nice features.</p>Thu, 31 May 2001 07:00:00 GMTSteven R. CostenobleInteractive Mathematics--Probability
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This site contains an extensive collection of java applets involving probability miscellany and puzzles. Written by Alexander Bogomolny, these applets are designed to engage the reader in interactive investigations. Background material is provided and the site serves as an excellent educational resource.Wed, 09 Apr 2003 07:00:00 GMTAlexander BogomolnyExploremath.com
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Highly interactive mathematics activities for students and educators.Mon, 19 Feb 2001 08:00:00 GMTExploreLearning.comAlgebra Balancing Scales
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"This virtual manipulative allows you to solve simple linear equations through the use of a balance beam. Unit blocks (representing 1s) and X-boxes (for the unknown, X), are placed on the pans of a balance beam. Once the beam balances to represent the given linear equation, you can choose to perform any arithmetic operation, as long as you DO THE SAME THING TO BOTH SIDES, thus keeping the beam balanced. The goal, of course, is to get a single X-box on one side, with however many unit blocks needed for balance, thus giving the value of X."Mon, 26 Jun 2006 07:00:00 GMTLarry Cannon Utah State University Mathematics DepartmentEscher Web Sketch
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Drawing program which transforms into symmetrical repeating patterns.Thu, 12 Jun 1997 07:00:00 GMTWes Hardaker; Gervais ChapuisIsometric Drawing Tool
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This java applet simulates drawing block and mat diagrams on isometric dot paper. Part of the NCTM Illuminations project.Sun, 17 Oct 2004 07:00:00 GMTNational Council of Teachers of MathematicsQuick Math - Automatic Math Solutions
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QuickMath is an automated service for answering common math<br/> problems over the internet.<br/><br/> Think of it as an online calculator that solves equations and does all<br/> sorts of algebra and calculus problems - instantly and automatically! <br/><br/> When you submit a question to QuickMath, it is processed by<br/> Mathematica, the largest and most powerful computer algebra<br/> package available today. The answer is then sent back to you and<br/> displayed right there on your browser, usually within a couple of<br/> seconds.<br/><br/> Best of all, QuickMath is 100% free!Tue, 08 Aug 2000 07:00:00 GMTQuickMathSeeing Math--Secondary Interactives
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<font size="2">Seeing Math™ has developed a series of interactive software for grades 6-12 that clarify key mathematical ideas for teachers and students of algebra.</font> <!--StartFragment --> F<font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">ree for educational uses.</font>Fri, 09 Feb 2007 19:19:49 GMTThe Concord Consortium The Concord ConsortiumCulturally Situated Design Tools
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This site makes possible interactive exploration of the mathematics involved in some aspects of African and Native American culture.Mon, 01 Jul 2002 07:00:00 GMTDr. Ron Eglash Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteExploriments
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<p>Exploriments are simulation-based interactive learning units for enhancing conceptual understanding in Science and Math in an experiential manner. Useful for teachers and students alike, Exploriments provide a highly interactive, exploratory, and engaging experience.</p><p>Exploriments repository contains more than 400 interactive simulations, more than 100 of which are free to access.</p><p>Some important topics covered are:</p><p>Physics: Electricity, Electrostatics, Weight & Mass, Motion, Friction, Momentum, Moments, Simple Machines, Gravitation, Oscillation, Pendulum, Spring, Pressure, Fluids, Light, Heat, Vernier Caliper, Screw Gauge, Vectors</p><p>Chemistry: Understanding Chemical Formulae, How Atoms form Compounds, Make your own Compound, Understanding Basics of Valency, Understanding Atomic Weight, Understanding Molecular Weight, Calculating Molecular Weight.</p><p>Mathematics: Ascending & Descending, Variables, Equations, Word Algebra, Word Arithmetic, Numbers and Words, Number Base, Puzzles, Graphs</p>Thu, 21 Jul 2011 11:08:05 GMTIL&FS Education and Technology Services Ltd.EZ Graph
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Here is Zona Land's graphics calculator, EZ Graph. With it you should be<br/> able to graph almost any polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, or<br/> trigonometric function. It will allow you to enter variables into your function<br/> definition so that you can see the effect of changing coefficients easily.Tue, 29 Aug 2000 07:00:00 GMTEd Zobel Zona LandFamous Curves (Math)
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<p>Interactive exporation of famous curves in the history of Math</p>Fri, 20 Jun 1997 07:00:00 GMTEdmund F. RobertsonGAUSS - A Graphic Calculator
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A free, interactive tool to graph any mathematical function. Developed with Macromedia Flash and Action Script programming language.Fri, 28 Oct 2005 07:00:00 GMTTeodoru Gugoiu La Citadelle, Ontario, CanadaHyperbolic Triangles
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How big are triangles in the hyperbolic used to visualize molecular data as wireframe, space-filled, and ball and stick representations.Wed, 30 Apr 1997 07:00:00 GMTThe Geometry CenterInteractive Mathematics--Geometry
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<p>This site contains an extensive collection of java applets involving goemetry miscellany and puzzles. Written by Alexander Bogomolny, these applets are designed to engage the reader in interactive investigations. Background material is provided and the site serves as an excellent educational resource.</p>Wed, 09 Apr 2003 07:00:00 GMTAlexander BogomolnyIntroduction to Calculus Applets
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<p>This site consists of several dozen applets, each pertaining to a different aspect of single variable Calculus. Topics covered range from continuity and limits to differential equations and infinite series. Each applet is on a separate page that also includes detailed explanations of the concept under review along with suggestions for student experimentation with the applet. Each applet can be opened in a resizable window for better viewing as a classroom demonstration.</p>Sun, 12 Oct 2008 00:09:46 GMTThomas Downey