Help for your college math courses

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**GET the MATH** shows how math works in the real world For example, view videos about math in fashion, math in hip hop music production, math in basketball, and math in videogame design.

Tutorials, online lessons and textbooks, instructional videos

- Brightstorm Math Video LessonsShort videos by math instructors for Pre-algebra, Algebra, Algebra 2, Pre-calculus, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus. Also see their Youtube channel.
- Kopsas Math TutorialsVideos (5 minutes or less) by Daniel Kopsas, instructor of mathematics at Ozarks Technical Community College
- Pre-Algebra UnitLessons and exercises from Math Goodies
- Pre-AlgebraOnline interactive exercises, with step-by-step instructions for numbers, fractions, decimals, exponents,equations, percents, measurements, statistics, graphing, and more. By David L. Heiserman at Free-Ed.net.
- Algebra BasicsView step-by-step tutorials.
- Algebra in Simplest TermsA series of 26 thirty-minute videos on algebra for college students, by Annenberg Media
- Geometry HelpGeometry terms and concepts explained with examples and videos
- Basic TrigonometryOnline textbook, followed by problems
- TrigonometryLessons with videos for trigonometric functions, degrees and radians, and sine, cosine, and tangent problems
- PrecalculusVideos, games, activities and worksheets
- Tutorials By Nipissing UniversityFrom general math and algebra, geometry, and trig to calculus
- Calculus Animations with MathcadAnimations illustrate calculus concepts
- Visual CalculusTutorials and interactive animations from Lawrence S. Husch and the Mathematics Department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- Tutorials for Precalcuus and CalculusStep-by-step explanations with calculations and diagrams. From Harvey Mudd College.

What did the zero say to the eight?

"Nice waist!"

More math jokes

Math Humour from Nipissing University, Ontario, Canada

Math - it's nothing 2b² of.

Shortcuts, tips, & tricks. Amuse and impress your friends!

- Algebra Fun FactsHosted by the Harvey Mudd Math Department
- Funny MathFun facts, math "magic tricks," and shortcuts
- Math PuzzlesInteractive games, puzzles, and illusions from Cut-the-Knot
- Math TriviaFrom Sciensational

**Films on Demand** is a web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos anytime, anywhere.

Search for your math topic of interest, or select "**Science & Mathematics**" under View By Subject.

When you access Films on Demand from off campus, you will be prompted to log in. Simply authenticate yourself by entering your UH username and password.

Examples of Films on Demand videos:

- Fractions
- Functions and Limits
- Geometry Basics
- Percentages
- The Story of Math

- Math 20 BCDCall Number: DVD 023430 programs in the series, two programs per DVD. DVDs may be checked out at the Circulation Counter for 7 days.

**Math 20 BCD **by HCC professor Cory Takemoto is a series of programs to help you build a foundation in mathematics - or to review and brush up your skills and understanding. Mr. T covers topics including arithmetic (add, subtract, multiply, divide), equations, decimals, fractions, percent, order of operations, ratio, algebra, and more!

Need a calculator?

- Metacalc Simple Online Calculator
- Scientific Calculator by Rolf Howarth
- Good Calculators - a variety of free online calculators from basic to specialized, from Andrew Stacy

- Cool Math.comHelp for pre-algebra, algebra, pre-calculus, and calculus, plus tips for studying and math success
- Algebra Homework HelpOnline problem solving with explanations, plus math tutors
- Free Math HelpSearch engine looks for answers, and volunteers answer questions
- Online ConversionConvert units of length, weight, volume, temperature, time, currency, and much more

Look up definitions, formulas, etc.

- Illustrated Mathematics DictionaryDefinitions of mathematical terms, with examples, color illustrations, and links to additional information.
- Math Dictionary | Mathematics GlossaryDefinitions and formulas for math terms.
- Science and Math EquationsFormulas for algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics
- Math Reference TablesTables for general math, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, conversions, and more
- Conversion CalculatorConvert from metric, conversion charts for weight, length, power, speed, force, and many other measures

- "A Guide to Writing Mathematics"By Dr. Kevin P. Lee, formerly of Purdue University Calumet. See "A Mathematical Writing Checklist" on page 16. Another link to the Guide.
- Writing Project ChecklistBy Dr. Annalisa Crannell, Franklin & Marshall College. For more info, see Dr. Crannell's writing guide.
- Guide for Writing in MathematicsBy Dr. Therese Shelton, courtesy of Southwestern University
- Writing in MathematicsFrom Franklin and Marshall College
- HCC Writing CenterSchedule an appointment with a coach at the Writing Center, located in Building 71D (next to Autobody), or in Building 7, room 520

Hannah Fry of the University College London uses mathematics and psychology to show us how to win at Jan Ken Po.

Numberphile explores fun facts about math. See more Numberphile videos on YouTube.

YouTube page with transcript for "Winning At Rock, Paper, Scissors"

In this TED Talk, mathemagician Arthur Benjamin performs calculations faster than people using calculators!

TED Talk page with transcript for "A Performance of Mathemagic"

- Success in MathematicsTips for studying math, doing problems, and studying for tests. By the Mathematics and Computer Science department at Saint Louis University
- MacTutor History of Mathematics ArchiveBiographies of mathematicians and articles about the history of math. By John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
- WolframAlphaA "computational knowledge engine" that answers questions in real time

Are you looking for that one special soulmate - or are there "many fish in the sea"?

In this video Joe Hanson uses the Drake Equation to calculate the odds of finding your true love.

For more info and another video, see How Math Can Help You Find True Love by on the *Discover* magazine blog.

YouTube page with transcript for "The Odds of Finding Life and Love"

Challenge your brain and make math fun!

- MathPuzzle.com"Recreational mathematics" compiled by Ed Pegg Jr.
- Math PuzzlesFrom Andrej and Elena Cherkaev at the University of Utah

You've heard of banned books -- what about banned *numbers?* With copyright, trademarks, and Internet encryption, could some numbers become illegal? Dr. James Grime explains how and why.

YouTube page with transcript for "Illegal Numbers"

*Mathematical Imagery* the American Mathematical Society explores the relationship between mathematics and art. View galleries of artwork, including prints, photography, sculpture, origami, and computer-aided designs.

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