Math Resources



Track Jupiter’s Path Like An Ancient Babylonian   …   Ossendrijver has been doing a close study of the a few hundred cuneiform tablets that deal with the hardcore mathematics of Babylonian astronomy. They date from 400 B.C. to 50 B.C., and they’re filled with numbers and arithmetic — except for four mysterious tablets that are different.

Ossendrijver realized that the Babylonian astronomers were using the tools of geometry to deal with a very abstract concept — how the velocity of Jupiter changes over time.

…historians had thought this method was invented in 14th century Europe.



Annenberg Media 

American Institute of Mathematics 

Association for Women in Mathematics 

Balanced Assessment 

British Society for the History of Mathematics 

Calculus Page 

Connecting Mathematics 

Cool Math Sites 


Digital Library for Earth System Education 

Engineering Toolbox 

From Stargazers to Starships 

Galileo Educational Network 

Geodesic Dome (Buckminster Fuller Institute) 

Geodesic Dome Calculator

Geodesic Domes Calculations Explained 

Geodesic Dome Calculations Using TI83 Calculator 

Geodesic Domes:  Links 

Graphical Linear Programming for Two Variables 

GRE Mathematics Test Practice Book 

Guelph Physics Tutorial

Henry Picciotto’s Math Education Page 

Interactive Mathematics Projects Using Macromedia Flash 

Linear Algebra Demonstrations 

Math Guide 

Math Reference Tables 

Mathematical Association 

Mathematical Interactives 

Mathematics Links 

Mathematical Societies

Mathematical Symbols and Abbreviations  

Mathematics Education Resources on the Internet 

National Science Digital Library (Search by Topic)’s component for mathematical equations.

Origins and Development of Mathematical Notation (Jan Cizmar) 

Partial List of Mathematical Symbols and How to Read Them  

Planet Math 

Resources in Mathematics 

Science & Math Projects

Shodor (Computational Science Education Resources)

Shop Reference for Students & Apprentices

Table of Mathematical Symbols by Introduction Date 

Teach Engineering (K-12) 

Think Quest 


Trigonometry Classroom 

Wiki Educator

Zentralblatt MATH – ZMATH Database




These are presented in no particular order of importance.  They have been selected with an emphasis on price / quality considerations.

Note:  My favourite Math Book for beginners or those who are very rusty is actually a 68 page booklet that is used for training Water & Wastewater Treatment & Distribution Operators.  Excellent presentation, and inexpensive. 

Water Treatment and Distribution Mathematics (Level 2)   (Published by the Water & Wastewater Training Centre of SIAST (Palliser Campus).  SIAST has now evolved to become the Saskatchewan PolyTech.  Contact:  Richard.Egroff at 


Shop Reference for Students & Apprentices (Industrial Press)
A very good resource for anyone working on learning mathematics. 

Mathematics for the Nonmathematician (Morris Kline) 

Kiselev’s Geometry / Book I. Planimetry (A. Kiselev, Adapted from Russian by Alexander Givental) 


CliffsNotes Math Review for Standardized Tests (Jerry Bobrow Ph.D.)

A-Plus Notes for Beginning Algebra: Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 (Rong Yang)  

A-Plus Notes for Algebra 2 (Rong Yang)

Algebra Survival Guide: A Conversational Guide for the Thoroughly Befuddled (Josh Rappaport, Sally Blakemore)

Algebra Survival Guide Workbook: Thousands of Problems to Sharpen Skills and Enhance Understanding (Josh Rappaport) 

Algebra (Israel M. GelfandAlexander Shen)

Trigonometry (I.M. Gelfand, Mark Saul)

Functions and Graphs (M. GelfandE. G. GlagolevaE. E. Shnol)

The Method of Coordinates (M. Gelfand  E. G. Glagoleva , A. A. Kirillov) 

Essential Calculus with Applications (Richard A. Silverman) 

Calculus Made Easy (Silvanus P. ThompsonMartin Gardner)

Mathematics and the Physical World (Morris Kline)

Basic Machines and How They Work (Naval Education And Training Program)

Mechanics (J. P. Den Hartog) 

Basic Electricity (Bureau of Naval Personnel) 

Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics: Teachers’ Understanding of Fundamental Mathematics in China and the United States (Liping Ma)   

The Works of Archimedes (Archimedes, Sir Thomas Heath) 

Mathematics and the Imagination (Edward Kasner, James Newman)

What Is Mathematics? An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods (Richard Courant, Herbert Robbins, Ian Stewart) 

Introduction to Logic (Alfred Tarski) 

Elementary Number Theory: Second Edition (Underwood Dudley)

Number: The Language of Science (Tobias Dantzig)

Excursions in Geometry (C. Stanley Ogilvy)

Geometry Revisited (H. S. M. Coxeter, S. L. Greitzer. Mathematical Association of America, 1967.) 

Geometry and the Imagination (David Hilbert, S. Cohn-Vossen)

General Chemistry (Linus Pauling) 

Thermodynamics (Enrico Fermi)

Understanding Thermodynamics (H.C. Van Ness) 

The Laws of Thermodynamics: A Very Short Introduction (Peter Atkins)

Atomic Physics: 8th Edition (Max Born)


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