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AMSER (the Applied Math and Science Education Repository) provides educational resources and services built specifically for use by those in Community and Technical Colleges but free for anyone to use.en-usealmasy@scout.wisc.eduealmasy@scout.wisc.eduSun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500http://www.rssboard.org/rss-2-0-1Statistics Open Textbook
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https://amser.org/amser/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=25802This free statistics textbook from Boundless Learning is based off openly available educational resources such as "government resources, open educational repositories, and other openly licensed websites." The textbook contains 14 chapters such as Introduction to Statistics and Statistical Thinking, Statistics in Practice, Visualizing Data, and Frequency Distributions. The textbook can be browsed on this page or downloaded as a pdf. Students can register for a free Boundless account to access a search engine and other study tools to efficiently find specific topics and master the content.Mon, 3 Mar 2014 15:48:01 -0600Learning Math: Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability
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https://amser.org/amser/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=20124This excellent resource from the Annenberg Media group provides teachers with materials to teach data analysis, statistics, and probability. The materials here are organized around the content standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). The focus is on introducing these concepts as an integrated "problem-solving process." The programs were produced by WGBH in Boston and consist of eleven video segments. They include "Describing Distributions," "Variation About the Mean," and "Data Organization and Representation." Visitors are encouraged to watch the videos and also browse the accompanying website for additional materials to enhance the classroom experience.Fri, 14 Dec 2012 13:35:41 -0600Probability Resources
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https://amser.org/amser/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=20052This collection from the MAA Mathematical Sciences Digital Library brings together probability resources from a wide range of sources. First-time visitors can look through topics such as basic probability, games of chance, various discrete and continuous distributions, and more. As they browse around, visitors will notice that each resource has a title, a format, a rating, and a link to more information. The formats are quite diverse, and include interactive graphics, instructional fact sheets, and so on. All told, there are several hundred resources here that could be used in high school and college mathematics classrooms. Perhaps the most interesting sections here are the Famous Problems, which include the celebrated Monty Hall problem and the "birds on a wire."Fri, 16 Nov 2012 10:58:14 -0600Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: Assessment
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https://amser.org/amser/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=18722This resource provides an assessment for students who have just learned the basics of quantum mechanics. The accompanying interactive lesson which may be used before this assessment is given may be found here. This five question assessment covers the concept of probability, electrons and some other basic concepts related to quantum mechanics. The other educational modules in this series can be found here. Instructors and students are encouraged to sign up with the Electron Technologies site here before starting to use these materials.Tue, 20 Mar 2012 03:00:04 -0500Primer on Probability
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https://amser.org/amser/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=18607How did Gregor Mendel derive the Law of Segregation and the Law of Independent Assortment? Most budding geneticists know he used peas, but how exactly did he do it? This fine document from Professor Robert Merritt of Smith College provides explanations of Mendel's groundbreaking work, along with information on the basic rules of probability. The 20-page document was developed for "Your Genes, Your Chromosomes," a course that was offered through the Smith College Summer Science and Engineering Program. The document explains how to test a hypothesis using The Chi-Square Test, and also covers topics such as sex determination and sex linkage, blood group, and gene interaction. Finally, the document contains a detailed explanation of the basic rules of probability and a selection of sample problems.Tue, 24 Jan 2012 03:00:02 -0600Interactive Applet: Probability
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https://amser.org/amser/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=9106This applet, created by McGraw-Hill Higher Education, is designed to help students visualize how observed probability approaches true probability as sample size increases by simulating rolling dice. It accompanies "Statistical Techniques in Business and Economics," but does not require use of the text. This is a fun lesson for students wanting to delve deeper into the world of statistics.Mon, 3 Oct 2011 10:35:44 -0500Interactive Business Statistics
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https://amser.org/amser/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=9105This collection of applets, created by McGraw-Hill Higher Education, is designed illustrate key concepts described in "Statistical Techniques for Business and Economics," but does not require use of this textbook. Topics include: mean, median, mode, skewness, probability, probability distribution, comparing binomial distribution, normal distribution, central limit theorem, confidence intervals, ANOVA, simple linear regression, multiple linear regression, chi-square, Pareto charts, and time series forecasting. This is a nice collection of statistics modules. Although it was created in conjunction with a textbook, this resource is still free from the publisher.Mon, 19 Sep 2011 12:32:21 -0500CAUSEweb Resources
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https://amser.org/amser/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=17748The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE) was part of an initiative created by the American Statistical Association, and their website was designed to "support and advance undergraduate statistics education in four target areas resources, professional development, outreach, and research." With monies from the National Science Foundation, they created CAUSEweb, where they provide this set of resources for members of the undergraduate statistics education community. The resources are divided into eleven categories, including "analysis tools", "datasets", and "curriculum". "Curriculum" has 350 resources, including searchable databases of 1000 test questions for an introductory statistics course and a demonstration site that addresses nonprobability sampling. The "lecture examples" shouldn't be missed, as visitors can use these resources to complement their existing lectures and class presentations. The site is rounded out by a listing of their review criteria and editorial standards for determining which resources make the cut for inclusion here.Mon, 12 Sep 2011 03:00:04 -0500The Chance and Probability Concepts Project
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https://amser.org/amser/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=8443This article, created by D.R. Green, describes an investigation of what concepts and intuitions concerning random processes are present in the minds of children of varying abilities across the 11-16 age range. The ability to list permutations, combinations and arrangements is also being investigated. The author states, "Over the past two decades the topic of 'Probabilityâ€™ has been brought into the mathematics curriculum but it may be that this is more an empty gesture rather than a sound strategy." This article can help to alleviate many of the struggles in teaching probability concepts. The article is pitched at a more elementary audience, but is still a perfect resource for almost anyone teaching in the field.Mon, 20 Jun 2011 03:00:02 -0500A Headache to Die For
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https://amser.org/amser/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16360This case study uses the example of product tampering that occurred in Seattle in 1986. It will help students develop their understanding of how evidence is compiled to develop a criminal case. This material would be appropriate for undergraduate classes, specifically in a course of forensic science for non-science majors. The case study and teaching notes may be downloaded in PDF format. The site also includes a section for instructor feedback where general comments may be read and contributed.Fri, 24 Dec 2010 03:00:02 -0600Problem Solving Seminar
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https://amser.org/amser/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16339This online course includes elements from an undergraduate seminar on mathematical problem solving. The material will help students develop their mathematical and problem solving skills. A few topics that are covered include probability, generating mathematical functions and polynomials. Course materials include student assignments and solutions. MIT presents OpenCourseWare as free educational material online. No registration or enrollment is required to use the materials.Wed, 22 Dec 2010 03:00:02 -0600The Birthday Suprise
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https://amser.org/amser/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16278This lesson is often used in introductory courses on probability and statistics. The material uses real data to introduce probabilistic simulation. Students will take random samples of data to demonstrate the importance of obtaining a good sample from a population. A blog has also been created by the originator of this exercise for students to share their results.Mon, 20 Dec 2010 03:00:03 -0600Probability
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https://amser.org/amser/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16290This series of videos, created by Salman Khan of the Khan Academics, introduces students to basic probability. Anyone using these videos should a reasonable grounding in basic algebra before viewing. This collection features seventeen different videos covering a broad array of topics within the discipline. Overall, this should serve as a solid introduction to this field.Thu, 16 Dec 2010 03:00:02 -0600Math and Probability for Life Sciences
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https://amser.org/amser/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16224This is a math course, authored by Herbert Enderton of the University of California, Berkeley, aims at students with life science majors covering elementary probability, probability distributions, random variables, and limit theorems. This is a great series of exercises for students looking for an introductory lesson.Tue, 14 Dec 2010 03:00:03 -0600Markov Chains
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https://amser.org/amser/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=13785Created by Lewis Blake for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purposes of this module are to introduce the concepts of transition matrices and Markov chains; to provide motivation for the definition of matrix multiplication in the context of an interesting application; and to lay the groundwork for applied problems that can be solved later with eigenvalues and eigenvectors. This is part of a larger collection of learning modules hosted by Duke University.Tue, 1 Jun 2010 03:00:02 -0500