S.O.S. MATHematics to the Rescue
Mathematics students (and often mathematics teachers) are looking for quick refreshers regarding mathematical concepts and techniques. The week's website is a respected option.
S.O.S. MATHematics is a free online resource for reviewing a wide range of math content. The website is produced by the group Math Medics (started in 1995), comprised of three marthematicians (one of them a University professor).
With its 2500 pages of content, S.O.S. Math focuses on these areas and ancilary resources:
Where is Geometry? Probability? Statistics? Number Theory?...hopefully a focus on additional content is in the works, as students issue S.O.S. signals in these areas as well.
- Differential Equations
- Complex Variables
- Matrix Algebra
- A Wide Range of Math Tables...and I mean Wide Range!
- "Cyberexams" in many of these subject areas, including Precalulus....includes practice tests, midterm exams, final exams, quizzes, projects
Overall, I think this website has merit. My primary concern is a focus on skills and less on concepts, especially on the cyberexams. A second concern is the need to include dynamic explorations for students to test ideas being discussed. A third (and obvious omission) is the need to include a link to MathNEXUS in their list of useful websites!