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Math -> Basic

New and used books on basic math at Powell's
Arithmetic Made Simple


All the basics are right here, presented clearly and simply to make learning basic math a snap

Site: CoolMath: Fractions

URL: http://www.coolmath.com/lessons/index.html

17 colorful and easy-to-understand lessons covering every aspect of fractions. These people believe math should be fun, and they've created a great site to prove it.

Tip: In the left-hand frame of each lesson are two important links: "Lesson" and "Try It." After reading the lesson, click the "Try It" link to try an interactive demonstration of that lesson's principles. Click "Lesson" to return to the lesson.

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Fabulous Fractions


Don’t Just Learn Fractions ...Master Them!

New and used books on mathematics at Powell's
Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea


The Babylonians invented it, the Greeks banned it, the Hindus worshiped it, and the Church used it to fend off heretics - within zero lies the power to shatter the framework of logic

Site: Learn.co.uk: Maths - Key Stage 2 -

Author: The Manchester Guardian

URL: http://www.Learn.co.uk/default.asp?WCI=Topic&WCU=6966

34 easy, interactive lessons take you through the basics of mathematics from numbers, through shapes and measurements, to probability. An interactive crash course for the mathematically challenged or anyone who feels a need to brush up. Designed for kids, so it's absolutely painless.

Tip: Learn.co.uk tutorials were designed to prepare students for the U.K.'s National Curriculum tests, but are super learning tools for anyone, anywhere.

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Short-Cut Math


Clear, concise compendium of 150 math short-cuts--faster, easier ways to add, subtract, multiply and divide - no special math ability needed

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Math Essentials 2ND Edition

Timesaving tips guaranteed to keep readers from making "dumb" mistakes. Quick-answer arithmetic facts - the things you can never remember, now in a handy at-a-glance format

Site: Learn.co.uk: Maths - Key Stage 3

Author: Learn.co.uk

URL: http://www.Learn.co.uk/default.asp?WCI=Topic&WCU=3961

37 interactive lessons, slightly more advanced than Key Stage 2, above. Goes over Fractions and Decimals, introduces Algebra and Geometry. Lots of interactive tests let you see how you're doing.

Tip: Learn.co.uk tutorials were designed to prepare students for the U.K.'s National Curriculum tests, but are super learning tools for anyone, anywhere.

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The Only Math Book You'll Ever Need


From balancing the checkbook to figuring out how long to cook a turkey, this book provides easy answers to everyday practical math problems

New and used books on mathematics at Powell's
100 Great Problems of Elementary Mathematics


Problems that beset Archimedes, Newton, Euler, Cauchy, Gauss, etc. Squaring the circle, pi, similar problems

Site: Learn.co.uk: Maths - Key Stage 4 (Foundation)

Author: Learn.co.uk

URL: http://www.learn.co.uk/default.asp?WCI=Topic&WCU=23389

30 Interactive lessons and tests to put basic maths knowledge gained in the tutorials above to practical use. Areas include Number and algebra, Shape, space and measurement, and Handling Data.

Tip: Learn.co.uk tutorials were designed to prepare students for the U.K.'s National Curriculum tests, but are super learning tools for anyone, anywhere.

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Mathematics for the Nonmathematician


Detailed, college-level treatment of mathematics in cultural and historical context, with numerous exercises, recommended reading lists, tables, other illustrations

New and used books on practical math at Powell's
Basic Mathematics


Take the fear out of numbers. Convert measurements; understand fractions, decimals, and percentages; make sense of graphs and tables

Site: Free-ed.net: Pre-Algebra

URL: http://www.free-ed.net/fr07/lfc/course070101_01/

Fourteen units, with numerous sub-units, take learners from addition and subtraction to the basics of geometry, in preparation for the study of Algebra. A great place to quickly brush up rusty math skills.

Tip: The site requires a quick and painless registration in order to begin the class.

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Essential Math: Basic Math for Everyday Use


A Barron's course in basic mathematical skills

New and used books on basic math at Powell's
Quick Arithmetic: A Self-Teaching Guide


the quickest and easiest way to teach yourself the basic math skills you need to advance on the job or in school

Site: Mathematics Lessons... Fun, Fun, Fun!

Author: Cynthia Lanius

URL: http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Lessons/index.html

Interactive math lessons ranging from basic counting to calculus! Not step-by-step enough to earn five brains from Doctor Brain, but a good math resource nonetheless.

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Basic Mathematics


Prepared for students by renowned professors and noted experts, here are the most extensive and proven study aids available, covering all the major areas of study in college curriculums


Math -> Higher

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How to Calculate Quickly


Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, checks, etc. More than 8000 problems, solutions

Site: Learn.co.uk: Maths - Key Stage 4 (Higher)

Author: Learn.co.uk

URL: http://www.Learn.co.uk/default.asp?WCI=Topic&WCU=3963

35 interactive lessons and tests covering more complex applications of the principles learned in the tutorials above.

Tip: Learn.co.uk tutorials were designed to prepare students for the U.K.'s National Curriculum tests, but are super learning tools for anyone, anywhere.

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More Rapid Math Tricks and Tips: 30 Days to Number Mastery


Math skills you can count on - master difficult problems in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division quickly, easily, and without a calculator, and have fun doing it!

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Beyond Chaos


The Underlying Theory Behind Life, the Universe, and Everything

Site: ExploreMath.com: Activities

Author: ExploreLearning.com

URL: http://exploremath.com/activities/index.cfm

A site full of Shockwave™ activities that create real-time correlations between equations and graphs to help students visualize and experiment with many of the major concepts from Elementary Algebra through Pre-Calculus.

Tip: To use an Activity you must first have the free Shockwave plugin. If you're unsure if you have it, click here to check.

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Chaos: Making a New Science


A way of seeing order and pattern where formerly only the random, the erratic, the unpredictable, had been observed - a ground-breaking book about an idea that revolutionized physics

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Site: Math for Morons Like Us

URL: http://library.thinkquest.org/20991/home.html

Learn Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus on this easy learning site. Each lesson calls out important points and offers a quiz, so you can see if you got it.

Tip: On the page linked above, scroll down about halfway to see the actual site link.

Tip: On the right hand side of the page linked above are links to a Formula Database, quizzes, and lots more.

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Basic Math and Pre-Algebra


A preparation guide to prepare you for algebra, from the Cliffs Notes folks

New and used books on algebra at Powell's
The Essentials of Pre-Calculus


From the Research & Education Association - preparation for getting from Algebra to Calculus

Site: Learn.co.uk - Maths - AS Level

Author: Learn.co.uk

URL: http://www.learn.co.uk/default.asp?WCI=Topic&WCU=26872

43 interactive lessons covering Pure Mathematics 1 and 2, Mechanics, Probability and statistics.

Tip: Learn.co.uk tutorials were designed to prepare students for the U.K.'s National Curriculum tests, but are super learning tools for anyone, anywhere.

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Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers


"For the benefit of those who never studied the subject, those who think they have forgotten what they once learned, and those with a sincere desire for more knowledge" - links mathematics to the humanities, linguistics, the natural sciences, and technology

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How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method


How the mathematical method of demonstrating a proof or finding an unknown can be of help in attacking any problem that can be "reasoned" out - from building a bridge to winning a game of anagrams

Site: Graphit: Online Scientific Calculator

Author: Patrik Lundin

URL: http://www.coolmath.com/graphit/index.html

A Graphing scientific calculator applet with instructions and tips. Amazing.

Tip: Instructions and tips for using Graphit with your mouse and keyboard are on the lower portion of the page below the applet itself.

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Math Magic: The Human Calculator Shows How to Master Everyday Math Problems in Seconds


There are no "mathematical illiterates," just people who have not learned how to make math work for them - now you can put math-o-phobia to rest forever

New and used books on mathematics at Powell's
Teach Yourself Mathematics


a clear introduction to mathematical concepts for those who wish to advance in mathematics as well as for those who just want a refresher on key ideas

Site: Excersises in Math Readiness for University Study

Author:

URL: http://math.usask.ca/mrc-cgi-bin/emr/first_page.cgi

39 learning units, most with sub-units, offering exercises to test your higher math readiness. The "Mental Arithmetic" applets will increase your speed at doing four function calculations in your head.

Tip: Some older Macs can't run the applets.

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Glimpses of Algebra and Geometry


Explore the subtle and sometimes puzzling connections between number theory, classical geometry and modern algebra - written in a clear and easily understandable style


Math -> Fractals

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Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid


This groundbreaking Pulitzer Prize-winning book sets the standard for interdisciplinary writing - a mixture of art, philosophy, music, math, technology, and cognitive science

Site: Fractals

Author: Cynthia Lanius

URL: http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/fractals/sierjava.html

Use interactive Java tutorials to learn how fractals work. You can also read up on fractal theory how it is being used to study real-world problems. This link goes ot the Sierpinski Triangle tutorial, but the site contains other fractal tutorials as well.


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A Beautiful Mind: A Biography of John Forbes Nash. Jr.


The life of a mathematical genius whose brilliant career was cut short by schizophrenia and who, after three decades of devastating mental illness, was honored with a Nobel Prize




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