The Women in Math Web site features an extensive, searchable bibliography of publications on topics such as gender and mathematics and feminist theories of science. The site is housed at the University of Oregon and provides biographies on women in mathematics, links to math history sites, and information about associations of interest to women in math. Visit to learn about career and academic opportunities, statistics on women in math, and related conferences and workshops. This site provides comprehensive resources and information for and about women in math. The site was chosen as Site of the Day by New Scientist Planet Science and as one of the Digital Dozen sites by the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education.
Type of Material:
Collection of text materials and links.
This site can be used for in- class demonstration of the role of women in mathematics and as reference for student projects.
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Identify Major Learning Goals:
To explore the role of women in mathematics – historic and current.
Target Student Population:
Math students (and others) interested in the role of women in mathematics. Includes material suitable for K-12 through professional researcher.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
The site provides a comprehensive resource for those interested in women in mathematics. It includes material of interest for those from K-12 students through professional math researchers. The main page has five sub-areas: current events (conferences and college programs), opportunities (grants, awards, scholarships and career information), biographies, links and publications. The biography section links directly to seven existing biography sites including the MERLOT award-winning St Andrews MacTutor site.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
This site is not teaching mathematical concepts, but it provides a comprehensive resource for ongoing exploration of many facets of women in mathematics. This resource could be a useful for liberal arts mathematics or history of mathematics classes. The publications page contains hundreds of published papers that relate to women in mathematics and can be used as a research reference for those studying mathematics education.
It is not clear how often the events section is updated. At the time of review there were few 2017 entries. Those looking for opportunities for the upcoming year will only find a historical catalogue rather than a list of grants, meetings, etc. that will occur within the next year.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The site is simple in concept and easy to use. It is well organized with multiple ways to move from one tab to another. It provides text resources on-site and many links to other related sites. The site has a very focused purpose.
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