There are currently five different ways to search the Mathwire.com site for specific topics or activities. Quick links have been added to the upper left of the Home page and the main Mathwire search pages (A-Z List, Standards, Topics, Archives, What's New?) for your convenience in searching the site.
- Search Box: Type a word or phrase in the Search box at the top of the the home page to do a Google Search of the site on that word/phrase. This feature is also available on the major search pages of Mathwire listed at the upper left of the home page (A-Z List, Standards, Topics, Archives).
- Alphabetical List: Select A-Z List at the top of the Home page to go to an alphabetical listing of Mathwire.com activities and topics. So, select W to find the Who Has? cards, for instance, or G to find more information on Glyphs. Under S, you'll find Seasonal Math Activities which will take you to a menu for all of the fall and winter math activity collections.
- Math Standards: Select Standards at the top of the Home or New page for a listing of Mathwire.com activities and topics by NCTM Math Standard. Note that this list is still under development, but it's a good place to start looking for activities to address the different standards.
- Math Topics: Select Topics at the top of the Home page for a quick reference page to major topics on the site, such as Seasonal Math or Who Has? Activities.
- Mathwire Archives: Select Archives at the top of the Home page. Check through the Mathwire Archives to see past issues of the Home pages and past issues of the New pages, organized by month. This small Archives icon is available on both the Home and New pages.
- Home: Clicking this icon at the top of any Mathwire page will return you to the home page where you may access all of the search functions listed above.
- [not pictured above] New Additions to Mathwire.com: Select What's New? to go to the New page for the current month. This page details new additions to the site and provides links to those activities. This feature has been added to the quick links to make it easier to check what's been added since your last visit.
Eventually, these search options will appear at the top of each Mathwire page. For now, the Home page is a good place to start any search. Hopefully, these different options will allow users to easily locate information on specific topics.
New to Mathwire.com? The Alphabetical List (A-Z List) and the Mathwire Archives are good places for new visitors to start surfing through the site as they present an ordered tour through the activities and topics on the site.