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
- Calculus Derivative Practice: Step-by-step solutions for calculus derivative problems, and more. Very well done.
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.
- Geometer's Sketchpad: Hands-on geometry at its best.
- 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.
- Math Words: Gives fascinating origins and information
on a wide variety of mathematical words.
- 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.
- Slope Fields (calculus): Input a first-order
differential equation, see the slope field, click on a point to the see the particular solution through that point.
Very well done.
- 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.
- Weather forecast:
Type in a city and state to get the weather forecast; get international weather reports.
- WEB PAGE SERVICES