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Another First Step...Let Your Students Take the Second

The week's website exists somewhat for historical purposes. MegaMath was a project of the Computer Research and Applications Group of Los Alamos National Laboratory in the mid-1990s.

You can still access resources on MegaMath, but remember they are dated.

Overall I think MegaMath had good ideas and intentions, as it introduces interesting areas of mathematics usually not found in school curricula:

  • Map Coloring
  • Graph Theory
  • Knot Theory
  • Computational Algorithms
  • Finite State Machines
  • A Paradox Involving Infinity
  • Logical "Play"
Each unit includes Student Activities, Background Information, Vocabulary, Big Idea & Key Concepts, Evaluation, and Options for Further Study. Where is the History?

Also, click on the link in the lower right-had corner, represented by a woman pointing a wand at a screen. This link leads to the "Ideas, Concepts & Definitions" section, which includes some additional "rich" ideas.

Again, the content and its presentation are dated....my suggestion is that someone (a student group?) take on the task of updating the units. Include simulations, dynamic interactions, decision-making, deeper extensions, and some history?

Some people behind the website seem to still be looking for help such as this...