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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, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500http://www.rssboard.org/rss-2-0-1Math Interactives
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=19264Math Interactives is part of a larger site, called LearnAlberta.ca, which is "designed and developed to assist kindergarten to Grade 12 teachers in Alberta locate and utilize digital learning and teaching resources. The design of the site is reflective of how teachers think and work in an online environment." Visitors interested in multiple ways to learn math will love the print and video math activities available on the site. There are four categories from which visitors can choose, on the left hand side of the homepage: Number, Pattern and Relations, Shape and Space and Statistics and Probability. Each section contains a video and an interactive that encourages students to explore the concept in question. For example, students may learn about linear equations through a video about the costs of feeding animals at the Calgary Zoo, and later come up with their own linear equations to predict the costs, accounting for price of food, amount needed, and delivery fees.Wed, 14 Mar 2012 03:00:06 -0500National 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 -0600Complex Numbers
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=9613This is a short study guide from the University of Maryland's Physics Education Research Group on introducing, interpreting, and using complex numbers. Mathematical equations are included to help students understand the nature of complex numbers.Thu, 1 Apr 2010 03:00:02 -0500The Bidding Game
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=10858At a big auction, most people expect to see fine rugs, statues, and many other high profile items. In 1994, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) began to auction off something a bit more abstract, yet just as important: a section of the electromagnetic spectrum for a new generation of cell phones, pagers, and other such devices. That particular auction is the starting point for this interesting article on the world of game theory created for the "Beyond Discovery" website. Offered as an educational resource, courtesy of the National Science Foundation, the article takes an interactive look into how game theory has been applied in a variety of settings, including auctions of all shapes and sizes. The article is divided into six thematic sections, including "The Rules of the Game" and "The Winner's Curse". Each section contains an explanation of a different aspect of game theory, written in lucid and jargon-free prose. At the bottom of each explanation, visitors are directed to other relevant online resources. Overall, it's a fine resource, and one that could be used in any number of courses, including economics, statistics, or finance.Thu, 4 Jun 2009 03:00:01 -0500MAA 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 -0500Fermat's Last Theorem
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=5749This essay, from J.J. O'Connor and E.F. Robertson of the University of St. Andrews describes Fermat's theorem with links to mathematicians such as Sophie Germain, Legendre, Dirichlet, Shimura and Taniyama, etc., from its inception through Andrew Wiles' proof, with another web site and 17 references (books/articles).Mon, 22 Sep 2008 03:00:01 -0500Continued Fractions: An Introduction
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=5743A brief introduction to the field of continued fractions, including some basic theory about the subject; the history of continued fractions, tracing some of the major developments in the field in the past 2500 years; some interactive applications that demonstrate the uses of continued fractions and let you calculate them; and the resources used in creating this site, including a bibliography and links to other sites on the Web.Fri, 19 Sep 2008 03:00:05 -0500The MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=6518Created and maintained by John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson of the University of St. Andrews, this site contains a cornucopia of materials related to the history of mathematics and well-known mathematicians through the ages. Users can start by clicking on the biography index and diving right into short biographies of noted mathematicians arranged alphabetically and chronologically. Moving on, the history topics index provides brief overviews of mathematics in the Indian, Mayan, Arabic, and Babylonian cultures. Additionally, this same area provides access to pieces on the history of algebra, analysis, mathematical physics, and number theory. Visitors should not miss the "Famous Curves" index either, as those who have wondered about Pascal's Limacon, Newton's Trident, or the Witch of Agnesi will wonder no longer after reading up on these notable curves.Thu, 10 Apr 2008 03:00:01 -0500Mrs. Glosserâ€™s Math Goodies
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=6432Math Goodies is a free educational website featuring interactive math lessons, homework help, worksheets, puzzles, and assignments. There are over 400 pages of free math resources for teachers, students, parents, and home-schoolers. Topics include Pre-Algebra, Probability, Integers, Percentiles, Number theory, Circumference and Areas of Circles, Perimeter and area of Polygons. Older students and adults in need of review will benefit from this site. Teachers of developmental math could also find assistance in lesson plans, homework projects, and classroom assignments.Fri, 4 Apr 2008 03:00:02 -0500The Prime Pages
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=5505This excellent metasite for prime numbers is mind-boggling, not only in terms of the quality of information provided, but also in the breadth and variety of the hyperlinks, from discourse on the Riemann hypothesis to programs and freeware for calculating Mersenne primes. Dr. Chris Caldwell, creator of the Graph Theory Tutorial Website of the University of Tennessee at Martin, has provided local as well as external links to prime number research, records, and resources. Sections at this site include Primers, Articles, Information on Primes, Lists of Prime Numbers and Prime Factorizations, Software Indexes and Programs, Archives and FAQs from Related Areas, and a section entitled Gallimaufry (visualizations, special uses, and prime number puzzles). Students of all levels as well as professional mathematicians with an interest in prime numbers will find this one-stop shop an outstanding resource.Thu, 20 Dec 2007 03:00:02 -0600Algebraic Geometry
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=5459A short article designed to provide an introduction to algebraic geometry, which combines the algebraic with the geometric for the benefit of both. Thus the recent proof of "Fermat's Last Theorem" - ostensibly a statement in number theory - was proved with geometric tools. Conversely, the geometry of sets defined by equations is studied using quite sophisticated algebraic machinery. This is an enticing area but the important topics are quite deep. This area includes elliptic curves. Applications and related fields and subfields; textbooks, reference works, and tutorials; software and tables; other web sites with this focus.Tue, 18 Dec 2007 03:00:02 -0600The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (OEIS)
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=5537This mathematical resource, provided by the OEIS Foundation and authored by Neil J.A. Sloane, contains a searchable database of integer sequences along with information about classic integer sequences and puzzles. The main table is a collection of number sequences arranged in lexicographic order of absolute values. Each sequence entry contains the beginning integers, name, description, formula, references, and authors of the sequence. The database is intended to help users identify an unknown sequence or to obtain more terms, references, formulae, etc. for a familiar sequence. Also, users may contribute their own sequences to the site. The page of tips for entering sequences makes the site extra user-friendly, and a French version of the site is also available.Thu, 6 Dec 2007 03:00:01 -0600An 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 -0600Herbert Wilf
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=5163Herbert Wilf is a combinatorialist. The entire text of his books generatingfunctionology, A=B,andAlgorithms and Complexitymay be downloaded in PDF format, as may his "East Side, West Side" lecture notes on combinatorial objects and Maple programming. Wilf's other articles are available in varying formats, including PostScript, .dvi, and TeX.Mon, 19 Nov 2007 03:00:01 -0600