Math Resources


Websites

coolnumbers.com
Learn about the “Universal Coolness Index” of your favorite numbers.

primes.utm.edu
Find out more about what makes prime numbers so special.

mathworld.wolfram.com
An extensive collection mathematics resources.

numbergossip.com
A cool website for learning about the properties of numbers.

en.wikipedia.org
The amazing free encyclopedia with a wealth of information about nearly everything. Check out the numbers and concepts in Beyond Infinity,
including: parsecs, fractals, boiling water, tetractys, wedding
anniversaries, the Padovan Sequence, 13, 61, 153, 313, and many more.

its.caltech.edu
Everything you would ever want to know about snowflakes,
including amazing photos!

theconvertersite.com
Convert just about any type of unit to nearly anything else.

shyamsundergupta.com
Interesting recreational reflections about an assortment of numbers.

home.ubalt.edu
A comprehensive resource for all things related to zero.

mathforum.org
A great resource for everything related to learning mathematics.

enneagraminstitute.com
Descriptions of the nine enneagram types.

khanacademy.org
Amazing math lessons and more for free!

cuip.uchicago.edu
A good site for information about the golden ratio.

curiousmath.com
A site with great math tips and tricks.

apennyearned.co.uk
British bingo slang terms and more.

mysticalnumbers.com
The meanings of various numbers throughout various
religions and myths.

Books

Barrow, John D. 100 Essential Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know: Math Explains Your World
When are we ever going to use this? Ah, the perennial math question. This book is a nice collection of interesting access points for appreciating mathematics in the real world – perfect as a read aloud in math class.

Enzenberger, Hans Magnus. The Number Devil
In a series of dreams, Robert learns about interesting math concepts such as Fibonacci numbers, triangular numbers and much more. This is a great book for young mathematicians age 10 and up, and a great choice for math teachers looking for a read-aloud.

Foss, Gwen. The Book of Numbered Lists
What is the nature of the number seven? How does the number seven express itself in the world? By collecting examples we can discover trends and patterns to any number. Here is a cool collection of lists that will help any mathematical adventurer appreciate more about how
numbers show up in the world.

Johnson, Spencer and Blanchard, Kenneth. Who Moved My Cheese?
A quick and simple parable about how people deal with change.
The four characters, two mice and two humans, each approach change in different ways. This is a useful parable for teachers and students to have in common for solving a variety of potential problems.

Murchie, Guy. The Seven Mysteries of Life
A truly amazing, epic book that explores the interconnectedness of life on planet Earth. The first two sections explore the many forms of life on the planet: various types of locomotion, seeing without eyes, breathing without lungs, 32 different senses, and much more. The last section, which contains the actual seven mysteries, is an ingenious synthesis of what life is all about here on the planet and beyond.

Niederman, Derrick. Number Freak: From 1 to 200 The Hidden
Language of Numbers Revealed

This is a fantastic collection of facts and ideas that reveal the “secret
language of numbers.” This book is a great start for anyone wanting to
collect examples of how numbers appear in popular culture, history, and the natural world.

Schimmel, Annemarie. The Mystery of Numbers
This book explores the mystery and meaning of numbers throughout
history. Using examples from Judeo-Christian, Chinese, Indian, Islamic and other traditions, Schimmel reveals various number systems and
beliefs about the symbolism in certain numbers.

Schneider, Michael. A Beginner’s Guide to Constructing the Universe
A book every math teacher should have in the classroom! This is an amazing geometric exploration of the meaning and symbolism behind the numbers 1 through 10. There are a lot of hands-on activities (mostly using a compass, straightedge and ruler) to interest any math adventurer.

Tahan, Malba. The Man Who Counted: A Collection of Mathematical Adventures
This is an fascinating combination of storytelling and mathematics.
Each chapter presents an interesting mathematical puzzle that is carefully
woven into the overall narrative. This is yet another great book to use as a read aloud in a math class.