Resources and Links

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Resources and Links

A list of resources divided by category is provided below. Please contact us if there are links we should add to these lists.

Educational

Educational sites, including intereactive math sites, online math classes, tutorials, and articles about mathematics.

  • Mathematical Modeling Handbook by SIAM
    The handbook provides instructions and a process for building mathematical models using a variety of examples to answer wide-ranging questions.
  • themathsfaculty.org
    Math lecture videos
  • www.wolframalpha.com
    There are Mathematica activities and resources for teachers available at this site. A teacher's blog can be found here.
  • Online Mathematics Lessons from India
    Lots of interesting lessons on a wide range of mathematical topics by Sanjeev Singh.
  • AwesomeMath
    A three-week intensive summer program for mathematically gifted students across the nation. This program offers mathematically gifted students the opportunity to engage in meaningful problem solving activities and explore in detail areas in advanced mathematics. The high quality instruction is provided by renowned lecturers and Math Olympiad coaches.
  • Summer Science Program (SSP)
    An exhilarating six-week experience in which small teams of high school students apply physics, calculus, and programming to determine the orbit of an asteroid from their own observations. One of the oldest (since 1959) and most prestigious pre-college research programs, SSP is held on campuses in Socorro, New Mexico, and Ojai, California. Current juniors and sophomores are eligible to apply; deadlines are February 25th (first round) and March 25th (final). Bright teenagers from around the world come to SSP to spend their days in college-level lectures, and their nights doing hands-on astronomical research (to be later archived at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics). Guest lectures from prominent scientists (many of whom are themselves alumni), and field trips to places like the Very Large Array of radio telescopes and NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab round out the curriculum. Students describe SSP as an intense, stimulating intellectual and social environment, "the educational experience of a lifetime." Emphasis is on teamwork and cooperation; neither grades nor formal credit are given. Enrollment is limited to 36 per campus, and seven faculty members live on-site with the students.

    Students, parents, and teachers are encouraged to visit www.summerscience.org for more information and an online application. SSP is managed and largely funded by its own alumni, and established in cooperation with California Institute of Technology, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Harvey Mudd College, New Mexico Tech, Pomona College, Stanford University, and UCLA. Additional support is provided by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Los Alamos National Laboratory.
  • Free practice tests
    Site for numerous standardized tests, including the ACT, SAT, and many others.
  • The Art of Problem Solving Website
    The largest, most active online problem solving community in the world, according to the site. In addition to a problem solving Forum, community members participate in free Math Jams. The Art of Problem Solving books are sold here and online classes are offered.
  • Interactive Mathematics Miscellany
    Assorted interactive articles on selected mathematical topics and more.
  • Jim Sukha's ARML Handbook
    A collection of tips and formulas useful for participants in math contests.
  • Math Forum
    Stacks of resources for students and teachers of mathematics including problems, articles, and Dr. Math.
  • Mathematical Circles Topics
    A wonderful compilation of papers by Silicon Graphics co-founder Tom Davis on problem solving topics ranging from combinatorics to sets to geometry to encryption to . . .
  • S.O.S. Mathematics
    More than 2,500 Math pages filled with explanations of math topics from simplifying fractions to the cubic formula, from the quadratic equation to Fourier series, from the sine function to systems of differential equations.
  • Math & Physics Tutoring
    Some Math & Physics grad students in Dallas, TX put together a website that covers everything from Algebra to Magnetic Resonance Imaging. View some of the lectures and see what you think.
  • Michigan Math and Science Scholars
    An intensive research-oriented summer program designed to benefit a wide variety of students interested in mathematics and science, providing an intensive and supportive setting to preview studying these subjects at the college level.
  • Oakland College Summer Mathematics Institute
    Free to selected Michigan residents
  • The Ross Program at Ohio State University
  • Programs in Mathematics for Young Scientists
  • Texas Mathworks Honors Summer Math Camp
  • Canada/USA Mathcamp
  • The Secondary School Program at Harvard
  • Women's Technology Program at MIT
  • Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth
  • Stanford University Mathematics Camp
  • The Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics
  • Boston University Summer High School Honor Programs

Subject Specific

Sites dedicated to specific subjects, such as game theory and chaos.

Research

Research tools such as encyclopedias.

Organizations

Organizations of interest to math students.

Other Links

Other assorted sites.

  • Cogito.org
    An online community for ages 13-18 interested in math and science. Membership is free.
  • what-if.xkcd.com
    Funny hypothetical "What if?" questions answered with physics.
  • The Mathematics Genealogy Project
    A massive family tree of mathematicians.
  • Megaconverter
    Takes care of just about any conversion problem you can think of.
  • Natural Math
    Articles, book lists, interactive java tools, humor.
  • Good Calculators
    This website provides a variety of online calculators, math and physics, engineering and conversion calculators.
This website provides a variety of online calculators, math and physics, engineering and conversion calculators.

Please contact us if there are links we should add to these lists.