Annotated Links: Dr. Carol JVF Burns
At various times in my life, I have found these to be high-quality, useful links.
I share them with the hope that they may be useful to you, too.
- BUYING A CAR:
Even Par Auto Sales: Mike and Michelle Waldbillig will save you lots of money,
and make the experience enjoyable. We bought our current car (‘Blossom’) from them, and have been exceptionally pleased.
- BUYING STUFF ONLINE, placing ads, etc.
CALENDAR: pdf, free, easy to get a range of months
- COMPUTER: FREE SCRIPTS, etc.
- COMPUTER: ONLINE TUTORIALS
- Set: a fun mathematical game; play online
- Advanced Placement Program: AP Calculus AB and more
You can only use each ‘gizmo’ for five minutes each day unless you subscribe (and pay), but these are really cool.
- GeoGebra: Free, multi-platform dynamic mathematics software
that joins geometry, algebra and calculusit's great.
- Math Fun Facts: Use at the beginning of classes, to liven things up.
- Peter Jipsen's Homepage: Great tools for displaying math in web pages;
also check out his Calculus Text Puzzles
- MathJax: This is the best way to put math on the web!
- The Math Page: Beautiful exposition and presentation of
many basic concepts. The author often gives a slightly different viewpoint than my own site, which may be beneficial to students. Complete courses in arithmetic, geometry, algebra, and lots more.
- Mathematica Demonstrations: A very large collection of
really cool dynamic worksheets to illustrate the phenomenal capabilities of Mathematica. You have to download a free
Mathematica Player to run the demos, but it's definitely worth the effort.
The Most Common Errors in Undergraduate Mathematics: good reading
- National Library of Virtual Manipulatives: Fun, hands-on activities. These are great, and they're free. I'm going to incorporate links to them throughout my math curriculum.
- Number Gossip: Type in your favorite number, and
find out what's special about it.
- MATHEMATICS UTILITIES
- Graph Paper: Print free graph paper; wide variety of styles
- WolframAlpha: Computational Knowledge Engine (absolutely incredible!)
- MATH MARKUP LANGUAGE (MathML)
- Free Rice: improve your vocabulary and feed the hungry at the same time
- TeX (technical word processor)
- Donald E. Knuth's Homepage: author of the TeXBook
- MikTeX: free TeX installation for Windows
- TeX Resources on the Web: includes a link for TeX web projects
- WinEdt: WinEdt (shareware) is a powerful and versatile ASCII editor and shell for MS Windows with a strong predisposition towards the creation of [La]TeX documents.
Carol used it for years; it works great.
- WEB PAGE SERVICES