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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.eduThu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500http://www.rssboard.org/rss-2-0-1Building Connections
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16170This lesson from Illuminations asks students to look at different classes of polynomial functions by exploring the graphs of the functions. Students should already have a grasp of linear functions, quadratic functions, and what is meant by a polynomial function. The lesson is intended for grades 9-12 and should take three class periods to complete.Wed, 19 Jan 2011 03:00:03 -0600Polynomial Puzzler
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16292This algebra lesson helps students explore polynomials by solving puzzles. The activity explains the relationship between expanding and factoring polynomials, as well as factoring trinomials, and multiplying monomials and binomials. The lesson includes an activity sheet, downloadable in PDF format. The material is appropriate for grades 9-12 and should require 1 class period to complete.Fri, 31 Dec 2010 03:00:03 -0600Problem Solving Seminar
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https://amser.org//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 -0600Taylor Polynomials I
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=13810Created by Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, this is a module using differentiation to find coefficients of polynomial approximations to functions that are not polynomials. This is one of a much larger set of learning modules hosted by Duke University.Tue, 15 Jun 2010 03:00:01 -0500Taylor Polynomials II
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=13739Created by Lang Moore and David Smith of the Connected Curriculum Project, this module continues the study of polynomial approximations to functions, concentrating on the region of convergence. This is one within a much larger set of learning modules hosted by Duke University.Wed, 19 May 2010 03:00:02 -0500Function Institute
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=5747Two-dimensional (x,y) functions: linear (slope-intercept, point-slope, and general forms), polynomial (definition, roots, graphs), and exponential (definition, exponential growth, radioactive decay, money matters - simple, compound, and continuous interest, effective annual rate, ordinary annuity, and loans). From the Mathematics area of Zona Land: Education in Physics and Mathematics.Fri, 19 Sep 2008 03:00:05 -0500Elementary Algebra
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=7425Presented by HippoCampus, a project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education, this free online course "is a study of the basic skills and concepts of elementary algebra, including language and operations on sets, operations on signed numbers, simple linear equations and inequalities in one variable, operations on polynomials (including beginning techniques of factoring), integer exponents, brief introduction to radicals, introduction to graphing, and applications." The course has seven chapters: Basic algebra principles; Linear equations and set theory; Inequalities & absolute values; Graphs of linear equations; Exponents, monomials, and polynomials; Factoring polynomials and solving quadratic equations; and Rational and radical expressions and equations. Each is broken into two or three lessons containing objectives, readings, multimedia components, and sample problems. The Topic View section of the site provides the concepts taught in the course in either alphabetical or sequential order for educators looking for more specific and targeted supporting materials for an introductory algebra classroom.Thu, 17 Jul 2008 03:00:02 -0500Introductory Algebra: Algebra 1B
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=7424Presented by HippoCampus, a project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education, this free online course follows up on a previous course, Algebra 1A, which "develops algebraic fluency by providing students with the skills needed to solve equations and perform important manipulations with numbers, variables, equations, and inequalities. In addition, the course develops proficiency with operations involving monomial and polynomial expressions." Along with providing a syllabus, the Course View section of the site is broken into three units: Exponents, monomials, and polynomials; Relations, functions, & quadratic equations; and Rational & radical expressions & equations. Each unit has five lessons, and each lesson has objectives, readings, multimedia components, assessments, and answers. Also, for instructors looking for more targeted teaching tools, the Topic View of the course presents both a sequential and alphabetical list of individual concepts covered in the course.Wed, 16 Jul 2008 03:00:03 -0500Art and Algebra
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=6648Created by artist Cynthia Wilson at Spokane Falls Community College, this lesson combines art, geometry, and algebra to create two-dimensional models for abstract paintings. On this page, visitors will find a very brief description, along with materials for creating an in-class project complete with objectives, materials, procedures, and a handout for students. In it, students are asked to analyze the use of geometric shapes in the works of Piet Mondrian and Frank Lloyd Wright and create their own compositions by tiling. It is an excellent resource, which allows educators to illustrate to students the importance of mathematics in other disciplines.Wed, 23 Apr 2008 03:00:02 -0500Derivatives
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=6552Murray Bourne developed the Interactive Mathematics site while working as a mathematics lecturer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore. The site contains numerous mathematics tutorials and resources for students and teachers alike. This specific page is focused on differentiation, or finding derivatives. Bourne walks users through an introduction to differentiation and limits, and then moves on to more specific applications like rate of change, derivatives of polynomials, and differentiating powers of a function. Each topic includes graphs and interactive materials designed to aid users in understanding the presented concepts. The information here is presented in a clear, straightforward manner that is appropriate for introductory and advanced calculus students alike.Tue, 22 Apr 2008 03:00:03 -0500Algebra Review in Ten Lessons
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=6547The University of Akron has created these excellent algebra tutorials that review some of the main topics in the discipline. There are ten lessons, which focus on topics like radicals and exponents, basic algebra, expansion, polynomials, functions, and trig curves. Each lesson has a table of contents and interactive resources like quizzes, in-line examples, and exercises. Words that appear in green or brown are hyperlinks; click on them to learn more about that topic. Tutorials are viewed as a PDF file, and users must have Acrobat Reader 3.0 or greater to access them. This is a perfect resource for anyone who needs to refresh their knowledge of basic algebra concepts, and is also great for those who are just learning about the subject.Wed, 9 Apr 2008 03:00:02 -0500Mathematics with Alice
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=6425Go with Alice to a wonderland of math! This website utilizes Lewis Carroll’s bright universe and most-recognizable character in order to teach mathematical concepts. Many students may feel as though they have stepped through the looking glass when attempting to learn math, but here Alice can help them find their way back again by explaining unfamiliar mathematical terms and concepts in a clear, demonstrative fashion. Despite the use of a children’s book as the organizing theme, this website remains true to the historical Carroll and is designed with community college students in mind. Instructors will also find Alice’s assistance helpful either as an assignment or inspiration for their classes.Fri, 4 Apr 2008 03:00:02 -0500Polynomials, Rational Functions
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=5482A page reserved for the analytic study of polynomial functions studied in calculus classes. History, applications and related fields and subfields; textbooks, reference works, and tutorials; software and tables; selected topics; other web sites with this focus.Fri, 21 Dec 2007 03:00:02 -0600Maths: Algebra (Constants and Equations Pages)
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=5472About algebra, "a branch of maths where symbols are used to represent numbers," defining and describing the field and highlighting keywords used. All of the most common algebraic identities: Addition/Subtraction; Multiplication/Division; Polynomials; Powers; Logarithms; Surds; and Complex Numbers.Fri, 7 Dec 2007 03:00:02 -0600Polynomial Functions and Mathematical Modeling
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=4956Using this Real World Learning Object, students will use data collected from the Global Sun – Temperature Telecollaborative project to learn how “linear functions, quadratic functions and other high-order polynomials can be used to model relationships.” Over the course of the exercises included in the present learning object, “students will examine and evaluate a number of models created using archived data collected in this project and [t]hey will decide which model best fits the data based on a variety of criteria.” This is a useful resource for math and science teachers attempting to teach introductory mathematical modeling techniques.Thu, 22 Nov 2007 03:00:02 -0600