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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.eduSat, 19 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500http://www.rssboard.org/rss-2-0-1Solving Equations: Properties of Equality
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16147This learning object from Wisc-Online covers the properties of equality as related to algebraic equations. The unit's activities include defining the terminology and properties of equality associated with algebraic operations and solving simple equations using these properties. Practice questions are also included.Mon, 31 Jan 2011 03:00:03 -0600Solving Trade Discount Word Problems
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16150This learning object from Wisc-Online covers trade discount word problems. The lesson teaches a method of solving these problems which requires students to memorize only one equation. Example problems are included.Fri, 28 Jan 2011 03:00:02 -0600Smokey Bear Takes Algebra
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16300This interdisciplinary lesson ties earth science concepts in with algebra. The forest-fire danger rating index is applied to a mathematical model. Students will learn real-world meaning of the intercepts and slope in the Angstrom index as well as how to model the relationship between the slope of the land versus rate of fire spread. The material includes student activity sheets. It is intended for grades 9-12 and should require 3 and a half class periods to complete.Tue, 18 Jan 2011 03:00:01 -0600Determining Functions Using Regression
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16177This unit from Illuminations focuses on collecting data and using technology to find functions to describe the data collected. Students will learn to use a calculator to find the curve of best fit for a set of data and demonstrate an understanding of how modifying parameters changes the graphs of functions by writing equations for those functions. The unit includes two lessons intended for grades 9-12, and should require 4 class periods to complete.Mon, 17 Jan 2011 03:00:03 -0600Exploring Equations
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16191This lesson from Illuminations has students study equivalence and systems of equations while identifying and using related functions. It includes an interactive applet that can be used in class. Discussion questions are also included to supplement the interactive material. The lesson is appropriate for grades 9-12 and should require one class period to complete.Fri, 14 Jan 2011 03:00:03 -0600There Has to Be a System for This Sweet Problem
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16324This algebra lesson from Illuminations lets students gain experience solving problems using systems of equations. The example problem provided has one solution, but multiple variations may be used to derive the answer. A student activity sheet is included. The lesson is intended for grades 9-12 and should require 1 class period to complete.Wed, 29 Dec 2010 03:00:03 -0600Mars Orbit
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16243This geometry lesson from Illuminations uses the model of the orbits of Mars and Earth relative to the sun to illustrate parametric equations. As an interdisciplinary learning activity, the material may be used in conjunction with astronomy lessons. An interactive applet and student questions are also included. The material is intended for grades 9-12 and should require 1 class period to complete.Tue, 14 Dec 2010 03:00:03 -0600Investigating Pick's Theorem
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16200This algebra unit from Illuminations includes three lessons which highlight Pick's Theorem. Students will be introduced to the theorem, determine the coefficients of the equation, and explore the concept of rates of change as a way to find the coefficients. The main math content of the lessons includes systems of equations and rates of change. The material is appropriate for grades 9-12 and should require 4 class periods to complete.Tue, 7 Dec 2010 03:00:02 -0600Egg Launch Contest
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16184This lesson from illuminations helps to illustrate quadratic equations. Students will determine the maximum value of a quadratic equation and compare different equations. The lesson also asks students to move between table, graph and equations. The lesson is appropriate for grades 9-12 and should require 1 class period to complete.Mon, 6 Dec 2010 03:00:03 -0600Escape From the Tomb
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16186This lesson from Illuminations asks students to solve a system of linear equations using a practical math problem. The lesson involves question for students; participants are asked to give a short presentation to the class on their findings. The activity is intended for grades 9-12 and should require 1 class period to complete.Mon, 6 Dec 2010 03:00:03 -0600The Integrator
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=6430This handy program will solve any function equation entered into its screen, and provide tips for solving a similar problem on paper. After providing the answer, the program then provides further information on the key math concepts used in solving that problem, for example logarithms or hypergeometric functions. This site might provide too much assistance for those seeking help with their homework, but can also provide much guidance for the struggling or beginner student.Fri, 4 Apr 2008 03:00:02 -0500Quadratic, Cubic, and Quartic Equations
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=5477Linked article describing the progress made on these equations from the Babylonians through Leibniz in 1673, with another Web site and 12 references.Fri, 28 Dec 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 authorâ€™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 -0600Introduction to Algebra (The Math League)
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=4380A Math League basic topic. Contents include: Variables; Expressions; Equations; Solution of an equation; Simplifying equations; Combining like terms; Simplifying with addition and subtraction; Simplifying by multiplication; Simplifying by division; Word problems as equations; and Sequences.Mon, 6 Aug 2007 03:00:03 -0500GCSE Maths
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=3614This commercial website, developed by GCSE Answers Ltd., offers short tutorials on various topics in mathematics, such as algebra, trigonometry, and measurement. The tutorials include a short overview of the topic interspersed with quizzes. A "maths index" allows visitors to browse the list for a particular subtopic. The Coursework section includes some tips for students on completing science assignments and provides a link to "free graph paper," which is set up for British paper sizes, but should still be useful for American-sized paper in an emergency. The other sections of the website focus on physics and chemistry lessons.Thu, 31 May 2007 03:00:01 -0500