Stefan Waner and Steven Costenoble of Hofstra University's Department of Mathematics (mentioned in the February 14, 1997 Scout Report) provide the Finite Mathematics & Applied Calculus Resource Website as a parallel resource for their textbook on these subjects. This excellent resource offers a plethora of opportunities for the user to enhance his or her mathematical skills. Sections included at...

Designed by Gerardo Mendoza and Dan Reich of Temple University, Calculus on the Web, better known as COW, is an "Internet utility for learning and practicing calculus." COW provides practice problems in an interactive format whereby users submit answers to find out if they are correct. "Hands on modules" allow students to "change values or parameters in a function or graph and then see the...

At their May meeting in Paris, The Clay Mathematics Institute of Cambridge, Massachusetts (CMI) named seven "Millennium Prize Problems," including The Poincare Conjecture and the Navier-Stokes Existence and Smoothness problem. Each solution is worth a $1 million prize from the Board of Directors of the CMI. The strict rules of competition (for example, a proposed solution must be published in a...

This Website from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Mathematics Department provides tutorials, drills, and computer programs that aid in understanding pre-calculus and calculus. The well-organized materials contain nifty animations, interactive pages, step-by-step solution applets, and illustrations. Getting the full benefits of Visual Calculus requires downloading certain free plug-ins...

The Calculus Page is operated by the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Davis. Although it gives links to many other online calculus resources, the site has excellent material of its own that is useful for both students and instructors. High school and college students taking beginning and intermediate level calculus will find problem sets with solutions and sample exams....

The Macalester College Problem of the Week (MacPOW) is a tradition that began in 1968 as a fun, challenging activity for freshmen college students. It continues to this day (hosted by the well known Math Forum site), and about 200 problems are archived on this Web site (out of nearly 1,000 total). All of the unique conundrums are mathematically oriented, and most are word problems that require...

With a development team that includes several well-regarded mathematicians and other such folk, the S.O.S. Mathematics website is a high-quality resource for persons who might find themselves in need of a bit of refresher on topics ranging from algebra to differential equations. Started in 1995, the site currently includes more than 2500 web pages that contain concise explanations of topics that...

The thought of learning calculus has struck fear into the heart of many students for several centuries, but this most intriguing subject need do so no longer. Developed with assistance from the National Science Foundation, the Calculus on the Web (COW) project was created by Gerardo Mendoza and Dan Reich of Temple University. As their mission statement notes, "The principal purpose of COW is to...

From time to time over the past several centuries, the word "calculus" has caused more than a few college students to break out into a sweat and become a bit anxious. These potentially embarrassing moments can be alleviated by a visit to The Calculus Page. The site is under the direction of Professors Joel Hass and Duane Kouba, and it features dozens of links to valuable online resources that deal...

New physics teaching resource sites continue to pop up every day, and this one from the University of Minnesota's Physics Education Research Group is a good find. The site is divided into two areas, one covering mechanics problems, and the other covering electricity and magnetic problems. Within these two areas, visitors can look through examples of linear kinematics problems, force problems,...