The Better File Cabinet Version History
Last Updated: June 14th, 2004
The MAA RUME Literature database has a new
permanent home. It will always be based at betterfilecabinet.com. I've registered the
domain via Verve Hosting. There is a
small monthly fee, so if anyone wants to contribute, let me know! :)
Joan Garfield has graciously and generously given me permission to include
her (massive) reference database of 1,391 entries on both statistics and math
education in the Lit Database. These are available right now at the database,
making 1,872 references total (and rising).
- As a side-effect of the painful conversion process (don't ask), I also
have her database in BibTeX format. E-mail me if you want a copy.
- The Lit Database works great as a tool, but it still has some interface
rough edges. There are a number of features that have been suggested that I
hope to add Real Soon Now.
- Remember, I'm always looking out for references you think should be
added. I am willing to convert from most bibliographic formats, including human
approximations of APA.
- Database written using Perl and Unix DBM files (and MLDBM).
References taken from the MAA's SIG on RUME's
original annotated bibliography.
The original worksheets are available.
The problems came from:
- James Epperson, Calculus I, Fall 1993, U.T. Austin.
- Mike Oehrtman, Calculus I, Fall 1997, U.T. Austin.
- Uri Treisman and Dick Stanley, Calculus I, Fall 1987, U.C. Berkeley.
- James Epperson, Calculus II, Spring 1994, U.T. Austin.
- Uri Treisman and Dick Stanley, Calculus II, Spring 1988, U.C. Berkeley.
The problems were categorized in 1998 and 1999 by a group of mathematics graduate instructors
experienced at teaching in Treisman-style workshops:
- Jeff Barton (University of Texas at Austin)
- James Epperson (UT)
- Jeff Hildebrand (University of Wisconsin)
- Concha Gomez (University of California, Berkeley)
- Eric Hsu (UCB)
- Dave Kung (UW)
- Darrin Visarraga (UT)
The classification effort was led by James Epperson and Eric Hsu,
and was financially supported by
Uri Treisman and the Dana Center.
The classification work was based on and inspired by work of James Epperson, Dara Sandow and Dick Stanley.
Please send comments/additions to