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Physics for the 21st Century
This course covers a broad scale, from sub-atomic particle physics, through atomic and molecular physics, to cosmology. The video programs feature 22 case studies of researchers from leading research labs and universities who are breaking new ground in their fields.

Interactives
Math in Daily Life
Introduction
Playing to Win
Savings and Credit
Population Growth
Home Decorating
Cooking By Numbers
The Universal Language
Related Resources


Web Sites

The Math Forum
http://mathforum.org/
A large searchable collection of excellent math resources, from math news to teaching resources. The Math Forum is the home of Ask Dr. Math, an online math question-and-answer service for students.

Mathematics Encyclopedia
http://www.mathacademy.com/pr/prime/index.asp
What is an abacus? What did Euclid discover? Find answers to these and other questions with this browsable math encyclopedia.

Statistics
http://www.learner.org/interactives/statistics/
How accurate is polling? Find out about statistics concepts through the case study of a fictional election.

NOVA Online: The Proof
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/proof/
Explore mathematicians' efforts to crack Fermat's Last Theorem, a supposedly unsolvable equation.

e-Math: The Web Site of the American Mathematical Society
http://www.ams.org/
News, publications, careers and conference information, and other resources pertaining to the field of mathematics. Collected by the American Mathematical Society.

Math.com
http://www.math.com/
Lesson plans, career resources, homework help, puzzles, and quizzes.

Curious and Useful Math
http://www.curiousmath.com/
Multiplication and division tricks, famous math tales, word problems, and other curious and useful math oddities.

This is MEGAMathematics!
http://www.c3.lanl.gov/mega-math/
A project of the Los Alamos National Research Laboratory, this site has puzzles, a glossary, and special topics on math concepts such as infinity, graphs, and algorithms.

Absurd Math Interactive
http://www.learningwave.com/abmath/
Use your math skills to navigate through this bizarre world, dodging the thought police as you try to unravel the secrets of problem solving. A pop-up "mathulator" (calculator) helps you move from level to level.

The Numeracy Home Page
http://www2.wgbh.org/MBCWEIS/LTC/CLC/numintro.html
Links, puzzles, and other numeracy activities for adults designed to encourage interest in math.

U.S. Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov
A large collection of government statistics and articles on census controversies, population growth, and demographics. Don't miss the up-to-the-minute U.S. and world population clocks.

The Mathematical Art of M.C. Escher
http://www.mathacademy.com/pr/minitext/escher/
Explore the art of M.C. Escher, who used math ideas to create beautiful—and seemingly impossible—images.

The Man Who Makes Sense of Numbers
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/
1997/10/27/233292/index.htm

A Fortune article describing the work of Yale professor Edward Tufte, whose mission is to improve the way we visually present data and information.

A Common Book of Pi
http://personal.bgsu.edu/~carother/pi/Pi1.html
Facts, formulas, and articles about pi from a mathematics professor.

The Pi Pages
http://oldweb.cecm.sfu.ca/pi/pi.html
Everything you ever wanted to know about the number pi: its history, how many decimal places it's been calculated to, and much more.

The Pi Trivia Game
http://eveander.com/trivia/
Think you know everything there is to know about pi? Try this trivia game and test your knowledge.

Bank Rate Monitor
http://www.bankrate.com/brm/default.asp
This informative site monitors information such as banking news and average credit card rates and terms.

Bureau International des Poids et Mesures
http://www.bipm.fr/
This organization's site (available in French or English) features metric conversion charts, standards information, and more.

Metric Conversion Card (PDF)
http://ts.nist.gov/WeightsAndMeasures/Publications/upload/h4402_appenc.pdf
Use this easy chart to convert inches to centimeters, pounds to kilograms, Fahrenheit to Celsius, and more.

Automobile Leasing: The Art of the Deal
http://www.leaseguide.com/
A guide to the terms and concepts of automobile leasing.

Metric Conversions
http://www.learner.org/interactives/metric/
Learn how metric and English symbols are used to measure and express mass, length, volume and temperature.

Calculator Plus - Savings
http://www.calculatorplus.com/savings/
Use a variety of calculators to compute interest on different types of savings accounts.

Books

Archimedes' Revenge: The Joys and Perils of Mathematics, Paul Hoffman. Ballantine, 1997.

Beyond Numeracy: Ruminations of a Numbers Man, John Allen Paulos. Vintage Books, 1992.

The Book of Numbers, John Horton Conway and Richard K. Guy. Springer Verlag, 1997.

Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem, Simon Singh. Bantam, 1998.

Five Equations That Changed the World: The Power and Poetry of Mathematics, Michael Guillen. Hyperion, 1996.

Go Figure: Using Math to Answer Everyday Imponderables, Clint Brookhart. Contemporary Books, 1998.

Journey Through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics, William W. Dunham. Penguin, 1991.

The Joy of Pi, David Blatner. Walker & Co, 1997.

Life by the Numbers, Keith J. Devlin. Wiley, 1998.

The Magical Maze: Seeing the World Through Mathematical Eyes, Ian Stewart. Wiley, 1998.

The Mathematical Universe: An Alphabetical Journey Through the Great Proofs, Problems and Personalities, William W. Dunham. Wiley, 1997.

A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper, John Allen Paulos. Anchor, 1996.

Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers, Jan Gullberg and Peter Hilton. W.W. Norton, 1997.

The Number Sense: How the Mind Creates Mathematics, Stanislas Dehaene. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Numbers: The Universal Language, Denis Guedj. Harry N. Abrams, 1998.

The Penguin Book of Curious and Interesting Mathematics, David G. Wells. Penguin, 1997.

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Edward R. Tufte. Graphics Press, 1992.


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  "Math in Daily Life" is inspired by programs from For All Practical Purposes.

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