The MAA (Mathematical Association of America) continues its long and distinguished
history of service to the mathematical community with the addition of this website
devoted to recreational and soft math.
This attractive, well-designed, well-written site represents an enormous amount of thought and work, but no names attach thereto, so we cannot yet give kudos. The range of Platonic Realms is immense, not only for subject matter, but for treatments which vary from elementary to professional levels.
This high-quality, low-density site seeks to involve high school students and
other people interested in mathematics in a number of interesting questions
and problems that are sure to interest. Although the site is
currently under revision (a preview is available at <www.math.toronto.edu.awilk/MathNet),
the new version appears to be a fairly light massage of the current one. The
MathNet, as the site refers to itself, has a simple structure and is easy to
The scientists who actually use random numbers are uniquely qualified
to explain their generation and use. Peter Hellekalek and his colleagues in
the Mathematics Department at the University of Salzburg have assembled a useful
and interesting site devoted to the generation, testing and use of random numbers.
The University of Sheffield Pure Mathematics Department has put its best foot forward in this attempt
to demonstrate the inherent interest of mathematics through some of its most intriguing theorems such as
the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra, Godel’s Theorem, the Four-colour
Theorem and several others.
If you’re a teacher (or a student) from K12 Land, here is an excellent site for motivation and interest.
It is also an exciting place for aficionados to watch various combinatorial objects being generated.
The site contains a (cartoon) factory that produces made-to-order combinatorial objects absolutely free!
Here is an unpretentious site with a focus on mazes yet wide open for participation by students and
amateur mathematicians of all ages, especially those in classrooms. The mazes are all what the author,
Tony Phillips at S.U.N.Y.’s Stoneybrook mathematics department, calls simple
alternating transit mazes, the “transit” part referring to the fact that such mazes
have no bifurcations in their passages.
Metamath is a language developed by Norman Megill, an M.I.T. alumnus with enormous energy and a
commitment to metamathematics, set theory, logic and quantum mechanics. This site is not for the
fainthearted, even among professional logicians.
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