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View Resource Architectural Layout Design Optimization

This joint effort between architecture and mechanical engineering researchers at the University of Michigan applied geometrical and topological optimization techniques to building floorplan layout. In the course of their research, they developed an optimization tool that is briefly described and can be downloaded from a Web site given in the paper.

View Resource National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

What's the best way to teach young people about geometry? Or general data analysis? The National Council of Teachers of of Mathematics (NCTM) has a few ideas on the subject and they have brought them together in the Core Math Tools Suite. This downloadable suite of interactive software tools for algebra, geometry, statistics, and related topics can be used in a range of educational settings. The...

View Resource The Four Colour Theorem

Linked essay describing work on the theorem from its posing in 1852 through its solution in 1976, with two other web sites and 9 references (books/articles).

View Resource The Geometry Junkyard

The Geometry Junkyard website provides a broad introduction to the specifics of geometry. The site, designed by David Eppstein of UC-Irvine, provides all the basics of geometry for students and teachers alike. Topics range from the mathematics of shapes to fractals and multi-dimensional geometry, to name only a few. Also provided are various lesson plans for different levels of education. The...

View Resource Wolfram Mathematica in Precollege Education

"In the Classroom" highlights how some schools and organizations use Mathematica extensively in their curricula. The section on "Collaborative Initiatives" illustrates how businesses have teamed up with Wolfram Research to sponsor hands-on workshops, low-cost Mathematica licenses, and other opportunities for classrooms. Also, learn more about educational resources, such as the Mathematica Speaker...

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