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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-2-0-1Electronics is "Applied Mathematics"
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=7907This free workshop was held on June 20, 2003 at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, California. Instructor and student materials are available for online viewing and for downloading. A Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation is used in conjunction with hands-on laboratory exercises. The exercises include activities requiring the use of spreadsheets and simulation software. Also required are a few electronic components and a proto-board trainer with onboard power supplies. Circuit component layouts are shown in the PowerPoint presentation to help first-time users setup circuits. A student version simulation software package is available for downloading, so is an e-book on electronics. A parts list is included with each laboratory exercise indicating what equipment and electronic components that are required for there completion.Tue, 19 Jul 2011 12:34:28 -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 -0500An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=5398Written by Leo Moser and presented by the Trillia Group, this virtual text introduces visitors to the theory of numbers. After agreeing to the terms and conditions of use, users will be able to download the full document as an 87-page pdf file in either large or regular print. The chapters include: "Compositions and Partitions," "Irrational Numbers," "Diophantine Equations," and "Geometry of Numbers." The terms limit this free download to students in mathematic self-study or for instructors to consider this text for use in their classrooms.Mon, 3 Dec 2007 03:00:01 -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 -0600Understanding Algebra
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=4974Understanding Algebra is a textbook written by James Brennan of Boise State University. The entire contents of the textbook are located on this site, and a PDF version is also available through the author’s Website. Basic topics in algebra are covered in the nine chapters of this book, and examples are dispersed throughout those chapters to facilitate a greater understanding of the concepts. This textbook presents the foundational elements of algebra in a clear, thoughtful manner that everyone will be able to appreciate. Students in introductory algebra courses, or those looking to review basic concepts for a higher-level math course will find this resource extremely useful.Mon, 12 Nov 2007 03:00:03 -0600Algebra Quiz [java required]
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=4975Practice solving algebraic equations with this interactive quiz brought to you by Interactivate and the Computational Science Education Reference Desk. The quiz allows you to select the difficulty level, time limit and type of equation you want to practice solving. Students can choose to include any or all of the following problem types in their quiz: variable on both sides, distributive property, quadratic, one-step problems, and two-step problems. This is an excellent activity for students to use in the classroom, at home to review or to study for upcoming tests.Mon, 5 Nov 2007 03:00:01 -0600Intermediate Algebra Handouts
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=4971Presented by Professor Jody Harris at Broward Community College and created by Professor Levy, these handouts are an excellent resource to print and give to community and technical college students in the algebra classroom. The subjects of the handouts are: rectangular coordinate system, finding the equation of a line, functions, factoring, exponent rules, and quadratic equations. Each PDF explains, in graphic or equation form, the algebraic principle and most contain problems for students to complete to improve their algebra skills.Mon, 29 Oct 2007 03:00:01 -0500College Algebra Handouts
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=4970Presented by Professor Jody Harris at Broward Community College, these handouts are an excellent resource to print and give to community and technical college students in the algebra classroom. The subjects of the handouts include: quadratic equations; functions, domain, and range; inverse functions; compound interest; and exponential growth and decay. Each PDF explains, in graphic or equation form, the algebraic principle and some contain homework problems for students to complete to improve their algebra skills. [ASC]Mon, 22 Oct 2007 03:00:02 -0500Miscellaneous Mathematical Utilities
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=4375Several online mathematical utilities intended for college and university students (math, physics, engineering, etc. students). Numerical utilities to solve (among others): N Equations in N Unknowns, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, Roots of Functions, and Numerical Integration. More utilities are constantly being added.Thu, 9 Aug 2007 03:00:01 -0500ExploreLearning Gizmo Catalog: Developmental Math
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=3807Students may not always learn in the same way, so teachers can help them by drawing on a diverse set of educational materials and techniques. Math teachers will appreciate learning about this set of developmental math “gizmos” offered on this site. Visitors can select interactive features that cover fractions, linear equations, roots, and geometry. Clicking on each topic will bring up a list of additional “gizmos”, and visitors can look over each one to see which one is most appropriate for their students. Each small interactive feature is easy to use, and with the help of the explanatory text, they are all accessible for both teachers and students alike.Wed, 4 Jul 2007 03:00:01 -0500Insights Into Algebra 1: Teaching for Learning
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=3003Teaching algebra can be a difficult proposition, and at times, those who have just entered the field of mathematics education can feel a bit overwhelmed. Stepping in to provide a bit of assistance is this series of instructional videos, created by WNET in New York, working with funding from the Annenberg Media Foundation. The program contains eight parts, and interested parties will have the opportunity to explore strategies for teaching a number of topics, such as variables, systems of equations, linear functions, and exponential functions. After visitors complete a free registration form, they will have access to all eight parts of the series. It�s a well-done set of instructional programs, and the exercises draw on a number of practical situations, such as a proposed hot dog vending scheme and other business situations.Wed, 25 Apr 2007 03:00:13 -0500