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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-2-0-1National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: Lessons & Resources
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=18656This website is an excellent resource for math teachers teaching any age and level of students. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), "support[s] teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional development and research." Visitors interested in making math fun will certainly want to read the lead article on the homepage of the Lessons and Resources section, "Learn Ways to Evaluate Math Games," as it not only helps with game evaluation, but also provides links to good free games. Below the lead article are categories for Elementary, Middle School and High School math. Each category has a publication especially for those grade levels, with current and archived issues available. Also on the homepage of the Lessons and Resources section, visitors will find Family Corner, Teaching Tips, and Lessons and Teaching.Mon, 6 Feb 2012 03:00:03 -0600The Mathematical Association of America: MathDL
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=17044The Mathematical Association of America presents MathDL, an online collection providing a space for the MAA community to share research and learning materials. The site includes a math dictionary, recent news, MAA reviews and classroom capsules. Users should register with the site to receive full access to materials.Mon, 21 Feb 2011 03:00:02 -0600MAA NumberADay
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=10835How much can you really learn from one number a day? Quite a bit actually, and this fun feature from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) may prove to be rather addictive. Posted daily since September 2008, the MAA posts a number (for example, the number 11,185,272) and then offers a selection of that number's properties. Visitors to the site can click on some of the external links, look over the weblog archive, and also subscribe to their RSS feed. First-time visitors may wish to start by looking at the number 1529 (September 12, 2008), which happens to be the numerical address of MAA headquarters in Washington, D.C.Thu, 28 May 2009 03:00:01 -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 -0500AplusMath
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=6446A collection of games and puzzles for math review, this page provides visitors with a number of ways to engage in math topics. There are ten java-based and eleven non-java flashcard collections on concepts including inequalities, algebra, and geometric shapes. In the Game Room, visitors will again find java and non-java applications to practice arithmetic, algebra, and geometry. The Homework Helper section provides calculator tools for users, and the Worksheets section is an excellent resource for students and educators alike to assess and improve classroom math skills.Thu, 3 Apr 2008 03:00:02 -0500The Office for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education: Resources
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=3093Located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The Office for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education is primarily interested in creating resources for educators working on these topics. First-time visitors should definitely start by looking through the “Resources” area, as they will find classroom tested exercises that cover basic topics in algebra, trigonometry, and a number of related fields in math. Moving along, the site also features teaching modules that will help educators explain different concepts in technology, which can be most useful, particularly for beginning students. Finally, if visitors to the site have questions, there is a contact form and a place to make suggestions about future material that might be covered in future projects and modules.Fri, 23 Nov 2007 03:00:02 -0600Math Forum: Elementary Problems Library
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=4129The well known Math Forum (formerly from Swarthmore College), has meta-pages specifically for elementary school math teachers. One of the highlights of the Problems and Activities section is Ruth Carver's elementary problem of the week, with an interactive problem and solution archive back to the fall of 1995.Sun, 29 Jul 2007 03:00:02 -0500The Mathematical Atlas
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=4131Originally started by Professor Dave Rusin of Northern Illinois University, the Mathematical Atlas is now a very large "collection of articles about aspects of mathematics at and above the university level, but (usually) not at the level of current research." The amount of material is immense; fortunately, there are multiple ways of browsing the site. Subjects are mainly geared toward modern mathematics, and there are currently 97 different areas covered. Each article gives a basic introduction to the subject, applications and related fields, and selected topics. There are also many references to resources, both books and online, that discuss the topic in greater detail.Fri, 27 Jul 2007 03:00:01 -0500Math Central
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2877Math Central is maintained by the math and education departments at the Canadian University of Regina. Possibly the most valuable section of the site is the Resource Room, which has an impressive database that is separated into materials for elementary, middle, and secondary schools. There are several specific categories for each education level, such as math history, algebra, geometry, problem solving, and many more. Users can email suggestions for additional topics. Another interesting section is the monthly problem, and submissions are accepted and posted online. Most of the site can be viewed in English, French, or Spanish.Fri, 8 Jun 2007 03:00:02 -0500NummÃ�Â²lt: Mathematical Toyboxes
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2226Java applets: an area "workshop," which explains area and division by converting numbers in area units; an architect's toy blocks, with gravity; connecting and programming elementary logic (in the form of pipes with light bulbs signifying true sentences); and a professional program for calculating steel beams. Also a Win32/Windows 9X program on understanding numbers. Most instructions are in Spanish.Tue, 15 May 2007 03:00:02 -0500PBS Teachers: Math
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=3097PBS has developed a number of websites for educators, and their PBS Teachers site has received a number of accolades and high praise from diverse quarters. First-time visitors to the site may wish to first use the drop-down menus here to select a grade range and a topic that interests them. After doing so, a set of relevant materials will be offered to them, organized by topic and intended grade level. Also, visitors who sign up can customize their searches and sign up for reminders and newsletters. The site also provides definitions of the general topics, such as applied mathematics, discrete mathematics, and statistics. If visitors find themselves a bit overwhelmed, they can also just click on some of the “Featured Educational Resources” to get a feel for the materials contained within the site’s archive.Fri, 20 Apr 2007 03:00:01 -0500Famous Equations and Inequalities
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2749An idiosyncratic and personal selection of particularly important or particularly intriguing mathematical equations, not all of them complicated. Mathematical Constants; The definition of Pi; The definition of e; A differential equation; The Pythagorean Theorem; The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; Taylor Series; Eigenvalue Problems; Linear Systems; A Variational Principle; The Mandelbrot Set; Loan Payments; The Triangle Inequality; Reverse Triangle Inequality; Cantor's Theorem. Also equations for physics: Energy, mass, and the speed of light; Gravity.Sun, 8 Apr 2007 03:00:02 -0500Practicing Precision: Lessons from Mathematical Language and Writing
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2718An introductory review of basic skills and functions, focusing on playing games with numbers, learning logical thinking, and working on exercises that emphasize developing alternate ways of thinking, important precursors to developing problem solving skills that can be presented later in the year. Recommended for high school applied and consumer mathematics classes.Fri, 30 Mar 2007 03:00:03 -0500Solving Problems "By the Hundreds": A Study of Percentage and Its Applications in the Solution of Co
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2520A unit that defines the word percent and explains the meaning of the percent symbol, and shows the relation between percentages and their equivalent fractions and decimals, giving a method for converting one form to the others. Four general types of problems are discussed: 1) finding a percent of a given number, 2) finding what percent one number is of another, 3) finding a number when a percent of it is given, 4) finding what percent greater or smaller one number is than another. The unit then applies the skills to consumer-related problems: sales tax and gratuities, discount, commission, simple interest, and compound interest. Sample problems with detailed solutions are illustrated, and problems to be solved by students are included.Wed, 21 Mar 2007 03:00:01 -0500Math Is Everywhere: A Problem Solving Teaching Unit
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2530A discussion of a variety of strategies for math problem solving, with examples of how to use them and why the development of problem-solving skills is important. The unit is accompanied by a kit of materials available through the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute. For use with grades 5-8, but easily adapted for use in elementary and high schools.Sat, 10 Mar 2007 03:00:02 -0600