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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.eduFri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500http://www.rssboard.org/rss-2-0-1Mathematics Course
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=17520This document from SpaceTEC National Aerospace Technical Education Center presents a core readiness course which will serve to prepare individuals entering the aerospace field. The document is 55 pages and contains materials on both basic and advanced math topics such as whole numbers, fractions, decimals, roots, computing area, measurement systems, and functions of numbers.Mon, 18 Jul 2011 11:33:50 -0500Rhythm Wheels
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16352This site from the Center for Cultural Design will help students understand the connection between musical rhythms and mathematic ratios. The site also provides some background on Latino-Carribean music and the Carribean countries where it originates from. An interactive applet is included to further demonstrate these concepts.Thu, 23 Dec 2010 03:00:02 -0600Integrating Mathematical and Biological Concepts
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=6651Developed by Tina Fujita, James Hawker, and John Whitlock of Hillsborough Community College, these five curriculum guides integrate mathematical and biological concepts. These guides can be used in mathematics courses to illustrate biological applications or in biology courses to reinforce mathematics as a tool used in scientific analysis and to explain biological phenomena. Each modular unit, available on this page as PDFs, incorporates background information from both a mathematical and biological perspective and engages students with various assignments. Topics include calculating infant mortality rates, metabolic rate, surface to volume ratios, length tension curves, and preparing chemical solutions.Tue, 22 Apr 2008 11:37:02 -0500No Matter What Shape Your Fractions are In
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=6542Created by Cynthia Lanius and published by the Rice University Department of Mathematics, this site presents a number of questions for students to help them visualize and improve their skills with fractions and geometric shapes. Using pattern blocks, students are asked to determine the fraction represented in these ten questions. An answer key is provided on a different page which can be accessed by following the link at the bottom of the page. This is an excellent geometry and fraction review for students, and a helpful exercise for educators to use in the classroom.Wed, 9 Apr 2008 03:00:03 -0500Pizza Math
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=6433Students can put fractions into a real-life context by using pizza. Developmental math instructors can use these examples to explain more complex mathematical concepts, or create new activities and homework assignments using the images and examples contained within this website, produced by Rice University.Mon, 7 Apr 2008 03:00:01 -0500Math in Daily Life
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=5793Math in the "real world" happens all the time, and it can involve everything from buying a car to following a simple (or complex) recipe. The "Math in Daily Life" site offers up a series of interesting ways to get students thinking about how math works in everyday life. Created by Annenberg Media, this set of interactive exercises looks at the manifestation of mathematical principles in areas of life such as home decorating, finances, and of course, cooking. In each section, users will find hands-on exercises that complement well-written essays that help introduce visitors to seven different topical areas. Finally, the site includes a list of relevant websites, including links to The Math Forum, the U.S. Census Bureau, and The Metric Conversion Card.Thu, 24 Jan 2008 03:00:02 -0600Culturally-Situated Design Tools
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=5587Through the ages, various forms of visual expression have implicitly (and explicitly) drawn on a variety of mathematical principles. The people at the Center for Cultural Design at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are interested in reaching out to a wide range of people through culturally-situated design tools, so they have created this fine site to do just that. The activities offered on the site are designed to help students learn standards-based mathematics through examinations of pre-Columbian pyramids, basket weaving, and rhythm wheels. Within each of the activities, visitors can read a bit of historical background, and then participate in a number of interactive activities designed to reinforce a range of mathematical principles and axioms. Educators will appreciate the teaching materials that are included with each activity, as they include links to other materials and examples of student work.Tue, 1 Jan 2008 03:00:02 -0600Fun Mathematics Lessons
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=4016To the unconverted, the words “fun” and “mathematics” might not seem to be words that should be that close together in any one sentence or phrase. Educator and mathematics guru Cynthia Lanius proves any potential naysayers wrong as she offers up over two dozen interesting and engaging math exercises for educators to use in their classrooms on this site. She’s served as a consultant for the Math Forum@Drexel and other educational websites, and her work here includes some great examples of sound educational pedagogy. While some of the activities are geared towards young children, some of the activities (such as “Mathematics of Cartography” and “Online Geometry”) will work well with older students who might be enrolled in a developmental math course at the high school or community college level. One other nice feature of this site is that some of the activities are also available in Spanish. [KMG]Tue, 10 Jul 2007 03:00:02 -0500The Math Worksheet Site
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=3179For people of a certain age, the phrase “math worksheet” may conjure images of pieces of paper with wet purple ink, freshly mimeographed. For others, they might just say: “What’s a mimeograph?” Both groups will find things to like about this website, which brings together a number of math worksheets for general use. Scott Bryce maintains the site, and while some of the materials require a subscription, there is enough free material to warrant several visits. Visitors should take a look at the “Preview” section, where they can look over examples of instructional worksheets that cover concepts such fractions, mixed numbers, graphing, and measurement. The site is rounded out by a weblog, which is updated with additional materials and suggestions on using the site.Fri, 27 Apr 2007 03:00:02 -0500The Effective Use of Computers in Applied Mathematics
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2735A unit on fractions in applied mathematics that uses programmed graphical models to let students see what happens when any mathematical operation takes place. Students also see what a fraction is, comparison of fractions, and the reducing of fractions to lowest terms.Tue, 10 Apr 2007 03:00:02 -0500