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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-2-0-1Reflect on This
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16165This geometry lesson from Illuminations examines regular polygons. Students will study reflections using hinged mirrors and examine the interior angles of regular polygons. The lesson allows students to look at the relationship between the number of sides in a regular polygon and the measure of its central angles. An animated video demonstrating the experiment is included with the lesson. The lesson is intended for grades 9-12 studying geometry and should take two class periods to complete.Thu, 13 Jan 2011 03:00:02 -0600Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching: Interactive Tutorials (Book 7)
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16389Based at the University of Plymouth, the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching has developed many instructional materials designed to help both novice and experienced math teachers. This particular area of the website provides access to a number of interactive mathematics tutorials. The materials cover a variety of basic algebra and mathematics topics. Example questions and exercises are provided within each unit. Topics include linear equations, decimals, fractions, basic arithmetic, fractions and more.Mon, 10 Jan 2011 03:00:01 -0600Anishnaabe Arcs
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16349This site uses the example of Native American building design to demonstrate the mathematical concepts of angles, coordinates and parabolas. Tutorials on arc geometry and arc coordinates are included. This interdisciplinary material would be useful in a classroom learning about Native American culture and mathematics simultaneously.Fri, 24 Dec 2010 03:00:02 -0600Pi in the Sky
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=15238This is the third in a series of three booklets designed to teach students about basic mathematical and physical principles such as logarithms, geometry, and size and scale. Each book is loosely based on the NASA GLAST mission. The activities teach about radians and degree, angles, parallax, and the apparent sizes of objects. Students create and use devices to measure the apparent sizes of objects at various distances and use this information (along with the known physical size of the objects) to determine their distances, or to use the known distance to determine the physical sizes of the objects.Thu, 11 Nov 2010 03:00:02 -0600Dave's Short Trig Course
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=5745An introduction and a guide to trigonometry, with hints and answers to exercises, and Java applets as illustrations. Contents include applications of trigonometry, angle measurement, chords, sines, cosines, tangents and slope, the trigonometry of right triangles, the trigonometric functions and their inverses, oblique triangles, and a summary of trigonometric identities.Mon, 22 Sep 2008 03:00:02 -0500Geometry
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=5481A short article designed to provide an introduction to geometry, including classical Euclidean geometry and synthetic (non-Euclidean) geometries; analytic geometry; incidence geometries (including projective planes); metric properties (lengths and angles); and combinatorial geometries such as those arising in finite group theory. Many results in this area are basic in either the sense of simple, or useful, or both. History; applications and related fields and subfields; textbooks, reference works, and tutorials; software and tables; other web sites with this focus.Tue, 4 Dec 2007 03:00:02 -0600Aerodynamics: The Mathematical Implications
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2761This unit from the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute is "an attempt to develop a unit in mathematics that will provide topics for students interested in the aviation trades." The unit can be used to cover all areas of mathematics from areas in geometry sectors to basic addition of fraction and decimal numbers. These general math concepts will be introduced using aerodynamics and aviation language and it is hoped that students will begin "to understand the applicability of some of the mathematics concepts they have learned." This curriculum unit also includes sample lesson plans and references.Thu, 14 Jun 2007 03:00:02 -0500