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November 2004

The Mathematical Sciences Digital Library is enormous and excellent.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12


The Mathematical Sciences Digital Library, MathDL, is published by the Mathematical Association of America and provides online resources for both teachers and students of mathematics.
This well organized has three major areas: Convergence an online magazine that provides a wealth of resources to help teach mathematics using its history; The Journal of Online Mathematics and its Applications (JOMA) and the Digital Classroom Resources that offers free online learning materials. Each area can be searched by category, subject, and keyword. Macromedia Flash Player and Shockwave are required for the mathlets.

MathDL offers a wealth of resources for the teaching and learning of math. The highly interactive modules are not only engaging for students but can also be used by teachers for demonstrations or discussions with small groups. The online magazine, Convergence, is a resource for math teachers using mathematics history as a learning/teaching tool. It includes expository articles, classroom experiences, animated mathematical demonstrations that can be downloaded for classroom use, translations and commentaries of mathematical works and reviews of materials, books, Web sites, teaching aids and more. JOMA (The Journal of Online Mathematics and its Applications) includes research articles, ideas for developing and using Web based resources in the classroom, modules and mathlets that can be used in the classroom, reviews of online resources and a developers area with articles on the process of designing and developing online materials. The Digital Classroom Resources provides classroom tested and peer reviewed free online learning materials. Many of them are linked to moderated discussion groups and editorial reviews.


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