Welcome to HCC's POWER UP MATH!
Rev up with some fun MATH activities.
An Exploratory Page by Mrs. Loretta Bastone
Interact with other mathematicians to solve Problems of the Week
- Ask Dr. Math is an interactive Math site with students at Swarthmore college. They'll pose interesting problems, often geometric in nature, then publish the best solutions submitted. You can also ask questions. Don't be surprised if a famous Mathematician drops in to answer your question!
- Algebra Problem of the Week is another interactive site that posts a different Algebra 1 problem every two weeks. Submit your solution and see if it is published as one of the best. Remember, they know you can get the answer. It's the process that counts!
- MathMagic is an interactive problem-solving challenge that pairs student teams electronically, so you can dialog with other students about math. Try the category (7-9) or challenge yourself with those from (10-12).
Enjoy some Math diversions, like puzzles and games.
- Play MANCALA, an ancient African game that helps you to develop logical thinking skills. Play against the computer to learn, then be sure to apply your skills in a real game against one of your classmates. I have a game board and stone markers in class!
- Math Magic Activities has lots of "magic tricks" based upon simple mathematics. These include card tricks, some calculation tricks, geometry and topology.
- The Puzzle Archive has puzzles, with solutions, organized by topic area.
- Science and Oddities for Yahooligans has lots of games and puzzles to explore. It even has a searcher, and connects to many other sites. Be sure to visit Clever Games for Clever People to learn lots of new games.
View some Mathematical Art
- Tour A Gallery of Mathematical Art, including the art of M.C. Escher, Fractal art, and other graphics. Also links you to other sites of Mathematical art.
- ArtbyMath displays fractal art of Cyberlight Matrix. Besides viewing the art, you can talk to the artist, and even purchase your favorite piece. Also links you to other sites.
Study some interesting Mathematical topics
- Mathmol shows how Mathematics is used in the growing field of Molecular Modeling. Here the structure of molecules is displayed, showing symmetry, geometry, and topology.
- MegaMath(Los Alamos) has unusual and important mathematical ideas to study, in very elementary terms. Graphs, knots, concepts of infinity are among the topics to explore.
- Mazes is a great follow-up study to MegaMath's graphs, or to Mr. Goldsholl's study of graph theory. It explores mazes, which is an application of graph theory.
- Geometry and the Imagination has many topics for self-study including polyhedra, knots, maps, surfaces and symmetry.
- The Spanky Fractal Database is a great starting point to learn about fractals. Besides free software, it displays fractal images and links you to other great sites.
- Newton's Apple is a treasure trove of science-math interdisciplinary activities taken from the PBS TV show. The last 13 seasons are available for your choice of interesting topics to study, complete with activities and worksheets.
Use Math reference tools to look up Terms or study History of Math