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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, 24 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500http://www.rssboard.org/rss-2-0-1Learning Math: Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability
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https://amser.org//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//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 -0600Statistics Online Computational Resource Experiments and Demonstrations
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=8711This applet allows users to run experiments such as Ball and Urn, Buffon's Needle, Craps, Monty Hall, and many more. Select an experiment from the drop down menu and click "About" to read its description. Then, set the parameter values. Set the sample size using the "Update" box and the number of samples using the "Stop" box. The single arrow button takes one sample and the double arrow button takes the number of samples selected. Graphs of the theoretical and empirical distributions are shown.Mon, 10 Aug 2009 03:00:02 -0500Stick or Switch – Let's Make a Deal
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=5689Brought to you by Utah State University, this probability game is an electronic version of the old TV game show "Let's Make a Deal." This virtual manipulative allows users to investigate probabilities of sticking with a decision, or switching. This is a lesson designed to develop user's understanding of theoretical probability, using a simulation, for the chance of winning what's behind door number 1, 2, or 3. A good resource for teachers of mathematics courses ranging from statistics to combinatorics, this virtual manipulative is a fun way to learn about Monte Carlo simulations, experimental and theoretical probabilities, and the Law of Large Numbers.Tue, 19 Feb 2008 03:00:02 -0600Teaching Math: A Video Library
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=5087Would Lewis Carroll have approved of using "Alice in Wonderland" to teach algebra? We may never know, but that exact possibility turns up in episode two of the valuable "Teaching Math" series created by staffers at WGBH Boston. This series shows teachers demonstrating "the fine art of guiding students through reasoning and problem solving." Along the way, students chime in with comments about their experiences, and the overall learning milieu is improved as a result. All told, the series contains twenty episodes which cover patterns, congruence, exponential functions, and the very act of communicating about mathematical ideas. The series is one that will be most intriguing to mathematics educators, and they will want to tell like-minded instructors to take a look at the site and watch a few episodes online.Tue, 6 Nov 2007 03:00:01 -0600Welcome to Probability by Surprise
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=4113Several applets that demonstrate concepts of probability using graphics and animations are presented on this Web site. Rather than getting into the details of specific theories, the applets avoid heavy number crunching and instead expose the user to example situations that generalize probabilistic concepts. This can be beneficial by letting the user see the effects of certain principles and infer how they will hold in other situations. One of the most basic applets is the Say Red Applet, which demonstrates how repeatedly choosing one of two equally likely outcomes will result in breaking even on the number of right and wrong guesses. Other applets, such as the one dealing with conditional probabilities, are more elaborate. The only criticism of this site is its lack of instructions for using the applets; however, most are quite self explanatory.Sat, 21 Jul 2007 03:00:01 -0500Complex, Technology-Based Problems in Calculus
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=3825Published by the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, this website offers “complex, technology-based problems in calculus with applications in science and engineering.” Problems are on such topics as: anti-differentiation, data fitting, exponential models, inverse problems, optimization, partial derivatives, parameter estimation, probability, and visualization. Information provided with each problem includes a statement of the problem, keywords, teacher notes, possible solutions, and issues implicated in the solution. Each problem set comes with solutions in Mathematica and discussions of teaching issues related to the problem. This is a high-quality resource that instructors of calculus will find useful.Sun, 1 Jul 2007 03:00:02 -0500