Links for Students
SAT Question of the Day
It's not too early to start practicing for the SAT! This page is provided by the College Board and features a daily practice question to help students prepare for the test. There is a link to a hint for those who are stumped. Students can see how well they stacked up against everyone else who tried this item. In addition, students can sign in to track their own statistics and may print practice questions.
Music and Musicians Database
Brought to you by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, this site allows people to browse music by title or composer. One can search for biographies of composers, conductors, musical artists, or even Los Angeles Philharmonic musicians. When conducting a search by composer, it displays upcoming performance dates at Walt Disney Concert Hall featuring that person's pieces. Also included are audio samples of various musical works.
Calculate Pi by Throwing
Frozen Hot Dogs
Math has never been more fun! This site features the steps for a Monte Carlo Simulation that uses random numbers to solve a problem. Students throw frozen hot dogs and measure the number of times they cross lines that have been placed down beforehand. Once students are finished throwing the hot dogs, they then multiply the number of tosses by two divided by the number of crosses on the lines and they will have an approximation of pi! The site contains specific details for conducting this experiment.