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- Carroll College
- Department of Mathematics, Engineering, and Computer Science
- MyCarroll
- Project MathQuest/MathVote
- A useful plotting to eps site
- Our WebWork Server and our old WeBWorK Server.
- WebWork: A system for online mathematics homework. CVS Instructions, WW2.2 installation. The webwork Discussion group. WeBWorK Documentation.
- The Carroll Math Boards
- Carroll CORE requirements.
- The Spring '08 MA 334 Schedule
- The Fall '07 MA 233 Schedule.
- The Fall '06 MA 233 Schedule.
- C*ODE*E: The Consortium of ODE Experiments and the C*ODE*E Newsletter.
- Instructions for the TI Voyage 200 Calculator.
- The Math Activities Page.
- ExplorationWorks museum of science and culture here in Helena.
- The Helena Symphony
- Concerts in Helena.
- Helena's Grandstreet Theatre
- KTVH
- The Helena Independent Record Newspaper.
- Movie times at the Cinemark 8 and the Myrna Loy.
- Helena Civic Television
- Montana Academy of Sciences
- Sage an open-source mathematics system.
- Network Solutions
- The Ames Education Associates Program
- PNNL Science and Engineering Education

- A First Course in Linear Algebra
- Holistic Numerical Methods
- Elementary Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems - Trench

- LISA Free version, full for $50.
- Internet Finite Element Resources
- Links to free finite element analysis software.
- ANSYS ED
- General Purpose FEA Software

- The Revolution That Didn't Happen by Steven Weinberg, also in his book Facing Up
- Do Thomas Kuhn's Scientific Revolutions Take Place? by Ernst Mayr from his book "What Makes Biology Unique

- Free Planetarium Software
- 4 Interactions from the particle adventure.
- A Review of the Universe, very exhaustive online astro text.
- An Introduction to Chaos
- The K/T Boundary, an essay.
- Catastrophism and Mass Extinctions
- What Killed the Dinosaurs?
- A Blast From the Past
- Dinosaur Extinction
- The Deccan Traps Volcanism-Greenhouse Dinosaur Extinction Theory by Dewey McLean.
- A nice page on the scientific method from answers.com.
- Dark Energy
- Resource Book on Dark Energy edited by Eric Linder
- Dark Energy and the New Cosmology by Mike Turner.
- Dark Energy Dominates the Universe from the group at Bonn.
- Galaxy Clusters and Dark Energy from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory.

- The Quantum Theory
- Line Spectra and Quantum Mechanics by Adam Frank
- Physics 6H which looks to be a fun course in relativity and quantum mechanics.
- Physics 2000 An awesome physics website!

- Black Holes
- Stars
- Supernovae
- What is a supernova? from the British National Maritime Museum.
- Page of SN links
- NASA's Imagine page, NASA's Observatorium page, and a small page from NASA's HEASARC.
- A seminar paper largely focusing on observational characteristics.
- The Supernova Remnant Group at Penn State.
- A discussion of the hypernova theory.
- General SN page from Davison Soper, and one on SN1987A.
- Page from Adam Frank.
- Page from Jim Brau.
- Page from James Schombert.
- Birth Life and Death of Stars

- The Big Bang
- A great set of pages on cosmology from The WMAP Mission.
- An excellent Cosmology Tutorial by Ned Wright at UCLA.
- A nice introduction to cosmology from a person at Berkeley.
- Cosmology intro from the research group at Cambridge
- Cool set of numerical cosmology pages with some nice movies.

- Saturn's Rings
- Dark Matter
- Chandra's Dark Matter page.
- Nice dark matter page from an astronomy student.
- Page from Berkeley.
- Essay by Joe Silk.
- Essay by Chris Miller
- Excellent set of papers from caltech. In particular this is a wonderful review paper.
- Page of references
- Dark Matter Lecture from Ann Zabludoff. It's part of a course page on great debates in astronomy -- good stuff! And speaking of, she has a great set of lecture outlines for a general natural science course.
- Page from Greg Bothun. Here’s the whole course.
- Page from James Schombert, who has quite a few online lecture notes linked off his main page

- Nice set of astronomy stars and galaxies online lecture notes here, and the solar system notes here, plus a few on violence in the cosmos.
- Lunar Eclipse Computer from the us naval observatory.
- Earth & Sky provides nightly starmaps, showing where the constellations and planets are.
- Astronomy Picture of the Day from NASA.
- NASA Image Exchange for searching NASA images.
- Black Hole Movie
- Particle Physics Web Sites
- The Official String Theory Web Site
- Here is a wonderful site describing particle physics from the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
- The Astronomer's Songbook 2003 and The 2004 Addendum, both from Jon Bell of the Hallstrom Planetarium
- PhysicsSongs.org
- Physics Notes
- The public lectures of Stephen Hawking.

- Richard Hake, wonderful research and resources for physics education. Note particularly the final set of links.
- Can Mathematicians Learn Anything from Physics/AstronomyEducation Research? by Richard Hake.
- David Hestenes, includes the FCI MBT and other standardized tests to quantify physics learning.
- A summary of p chysics education research.
- The Physics Education Group at the University of Washington.
- Papers by Alan Schoenfeld who has some interesting things to say about mathematics education and research thereof.
- Education Resources for the classroom.
- A page of resources on Classroom Voting Technology.
- Science Education Funding Sources
- The classroom voting technology system we use is from Interwrite Learning PRS Infrared. I also have experience with the TurningPoint Student Wireless ResponseCards. Other electronic classrom voting system is from Hyper-Interactive Teaching Technology, and another, the eInstruction Classroom Performance System.
- Link to the Interactive Lectures Interest Group, using classroom voting in a variety of contexts.
- Page at Umass Amherst which is also using the PRS.
- A nice article by Kenny Felder that discusses the fundamental concept of how math is used in basic physics.
- Astro Cartoons
- Demonstrations of physics things
- A Methanol Rocket demonstration. Methanol Combustion

- PRIMUS Problems, Resources, and Issues in Undergraduate Mathematics Studies
- The UMAP Journal, from COMAP
- Louisiana Association of Teachers of Mathematics Journal
- Math Horizons, from the MAA
- Mathematics Teacher.
- Mathematics Magazine
- The College Mathematics Journal
- A nice Searchable Index for Math Magazine and CMJ.
- The Journal of Statistics Education, which is all available online.
- The MAA FOCUS Newsletter.
- FOCUS Online has a Teaching and Learning section, with a Research Sampler column and an Innovative Teaching Exchange.
- The Journal of STEM Education Innovations and Research
- Mathematics and Computer Education
- The Mathematics and Education Reform Newsletter
- The International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
- Research in Mathematics Education
- Educational Studies in Mathematics
- The Journal for Research in Mathematics Education

- American Institute of Mathematics
- Mathematics Department Assessments
- Linear Algebra Applets
- Matlab Activities for Multivariable Calculus
- Learning and Teaching Ordinary Differential Equations by Chris Rasmussen and Karen Whitehead.
- Guidelines for Writing Mathematics Projects from Bill Briggs at CU Denver.
- At Franklin & Marshall College, Annalisa Crannell's Guide to Writing in Mathematics Classes and page of Writing in Mathematics Resources.
- A nice page of links to sources of mathematics ConcepTests (questions for classroom voting) from David O. Lomen at the University of Arizona.
- The Cornell GoodQuestions Project, developing and testing materials for classroom voting in mathematics.
- Bruce Atwood has some good materials on using classroom voting in statistics.
- Mark Schlatter at Centenary College of Louisiana has done some work with ConcepTests in multivariable calculus -- described here and his library of multivariable ConcepTests is here
- The instructor companion sites for our Calculus Text which includes ConcepTests for classroom voting.
- A nice article describes classroom voting and its results here.
- See also this paper that was in FOCUS, by Melanie Butler at West Virginia University.
- Here's an innovative calculus text: Conversational Calculus.
- I'm trying to get a server running WebWork going here at Carroll, so that we can provide students with instantaneous feedback about whether their answers are right/wrong, and give them further chances to get things right.
- Nice set of resources for finite mathematics and applied calculus. Note especially the Excel Tutorials.
- Chance News, a newsletter that reviews articles in the news that involve probability and statistics.
- Project INTERMATH a source of ILAPS (interdisciplinary lively applications projects) for small groups of students.
- The Beyond Boundaries Conference: Integrating Technology into Teaching & Learning.
- The NSF's CCLI program .
- Actuarial Science Links: Actuarial College Listings from the Society of Actuaries and their categorization criteria for academic actuarial science programs. They also approve specific courses for Validation by Educational Experience in three fields: Applied Statistical Methods (econometrics), Corporate Finance, and Economics, of they satisfy the necessary requirements (Guidelines). The Casualty Actuarial Society's Academic Correspondent Program. Lebanon Valley College has a top notch Actuarial Science Program. Details on the first two actuarial exams. Topics (and here) on the first 1/P Probability Actuarial Exam. Details on exam and VEE requirements.

- Peer Instruction
- Paul Green has some great resources for using Peer Instruction in astronomy.
- The PI technique originally comes from Erik Mazur who used it in physics classes.
- PI has now spawned Project Galileo.
- The BeyondQuestion software for this, created by William Junkin at Erskine College.

- Small group in-class activities.
- The CAPER team at Montana State have created a vast library of in-class group activities.
- Mike Zeilik's workbook of group activities for large astronomy classes.
- Mysteries of the Sky: Activities for Collaborative Groups, Adams and Slater, 1998, Kendall Hunt. Lots of great in-class group activities.
- The folks at the space science institute have put together a fun "lab" for kinesthetically understanding the motions of the Earth.

- Role playing in-class activities from Paul Francis .
- Computer based astronomy labs:
- Project CLEA has created a series of them with free downloadable software, that allow students to gather data, analyze it, and draw important conclusions.
- Labs from NYU
- The Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project
- These java labs were put together at the University of Colorado at Boulder's Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Science, although they're rather touchy on what computers they work with.
- The University of Oregon has a number of useful java labs.

- Astro Activities
- Everyday Classroom Tools from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
- A great resource for teaching physics and astronomy: The Physics Teacher
- Astronomy Education Review
- The NASA JPL Center for Astronomy Education.

- From Brad James at the University of South Dakota
- From baycongroup
- How to do grades on Excel from Andrew Lummis
- From Florida Gulf Coast University
- From Business Training Schools
- From the Alabama Supercomputing Program

- mfiles: Free sheet music downloads.
- The Sheet Music Archive classical sheet music: 2 free downloads per day.
- Here is a nice collection of elementary sheet music, from Gilbert DeBenedetti.
- free-scores.com, a wonderful collection of free classical music.
- Words and Music, lots of free sheet music -- pop and alternative mostly.
- Christmas Music
- The Free Sheet Music Guide to Christmas Music
- The Presidential Vote Equation, as an example of using linear regression to analyze data, Roy Fair presents a model using economic data to predict predict presidential elections.
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Yuan Mei