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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:

  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Calculus
  • 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
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.

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!