Mark Wahl’s Math-Related Links

Some wonderful sources of information on math, math education, and cutting edge educational theory. Updated October 2012.

Like Phi and the Golden Ratio? My Mathematical Mystery Tour is filled with them but you might also like this page of links of the Phi Guy

Here’s a cornucopia of links on the Fibonacci Numbers and on Leonardo himself. Check ‘em out: Fibonacci Links

Great articles for teachers seeking the “cutting edge” in teaching methods and ideas. Scroll down to the archives and look through them for years of substantial articles on cutting edge educational ideas grouped by categories:

General Mathematics and Teaching Resources for the interested and curious teacher of math as well as those working on certification, whether you’re just starting in the classroom or have taught calculus for years. Math journals and math methodologies links:
general mathematics and teaching resources

The basics about the multiple intelligences:

Try the two free excellent sample online lessons from this great Australian source of wonderful classroom activities. Further activities by subscription.

A cornucopia of math teaching ideas and resources:

Learn about using origami in your classroom to teach spatial and other skills in k-8:

Like knots? Here are some great, visually intriguing computer drawings of many knots with much mathematical theory behind them. It’s the knot-plot site and it has links to other knot-sites!

A very rich Fibonacci Number and Golden Ratio site — good for those who have delved into the Mark’s Mathematical Mystery Tour and want more.

A good article on integrating math with other humanities subjects. Many further links for integrating each subject with math. Play the “Stowaway Adventure” to learn coordinates, or the “Elipse Game” to find the focus of an ellipse. Teach on teen eating issues or make geometry greeting cards, and much more:

Here’s a source of beginning statistic lessons, statistics conceptual overviews, and online tutorials.

Like rainbows AND have a pretty good math background? Get the real scoop on rainbows here, then you can boil it down for your students:

A detailed biography of the famous Leonardo Fibonacci is here (see my book A Mathematical Mystery Tour for activities influenced by this famous man):

An extensive group of math teaching links that is fun to browse:

Teacher worksheets (use these very sparingly), technology lesson plans, etc.

Explore in color and depth the most complex fractal ever (and see the 2001 Supplement of my Mathematical Mystery Tour) for activities on this:

Find your phone number or other sequence in the millions of digits of Pi!