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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-2-0-1Graphs from the Unit Circle
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16193This lesson from Illuminations teaches students the features of sine and cosine graphs. Students use uncooked spaghetti to demonstrate the properties of the unit circle, which they will then represent with graphs. It is intended for students who have already learned about unit circle trigonometry, and is best for upper level high school classes. The lesson should require 3 class periods to complete.Thu, 27 Jan 2011 03:00:01 -0600The Circle
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16152This learning object from Wisc-Online covers the circle, examining the properties and components of a circle, and using the geometric formula for finding the circumference and area of a circle. Practice questions are also included.Tue, 25 Jan 2011 03:00:02 -0600Pi Line
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16289This lesson from Illuminations asks students to measure the diameter and circumference of various circular objects, plot the measurements on a graph, and relate the slope of the line to π, the ratio of circumference to diameter. A student activity sheet is included. The material is appropriate for grades 9-12 and should require 1 class period to complete.Wed, 19 Jan 2011 03:00:02 -0600Rolling Into Radians
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16296This algebra lesson from Illuminations has students collect data for rolling objects of differing sizes in order to further understand periodic phenomena. They will then create two sinusoidal graphs of the data. Activity sheets and student questions are included. This material is intended for grades 9-12 and should require 1 class period to complete.Thu, 16 Dec 2010 03:00:02 -0600Circle Parking
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16172This unit from Illuminations teaches the properties of the circle. Students will determine the circumference and area of a circle, calculate the efficiency of circular objects and create a model for arranging them, and determine the curvature of a circle. The unit includes three lessons, and is appropriate for grades 9-12. Each lesson should take one class period to complete.Fri, 3 Dec 2010 03:00:02 -0600Slice of Pi
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=14108This lesson uses WebImage, a Web-based customized version of ImageJ, to investigate the relationship between the circumference and diameter of a circle. Images of circular objects are provided, and, by measuring diameter and circumference, students are able to obtain an approximate value of Pi. They also explore the history behind Pi and how to find its value.Thu, 9 Sep 2010 03:00:02 -0500Geometry Online
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=5724Projects that use realtime data available from the Internet, and collaborative projects that use the Internet's potential to reach peers and experts around the world. The site lists currently sponsored projects by level, with an archive of past sponsored projects, each with a brief desciption and links to the National Science Standards and NCTM math standards it supports. Also at http://k12science.stevens-tech.edu/currichome.html. From the Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) at Stevens Institute of Technology.Thu, 31 Jan 2008 03:00:02 -0600Geometry Formulas and Facts
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=5470Rewritten and updated excerpts from the 30th Edition of the CRC Standard Mathematical Tables and Formulas. Covers all of geometry, minus differential geometry. Very complete collection of definitions, formulas, tables and diagrams, divided into two- and three- dimensional geometry, and further into 16 subdivisions such as transformations, polygons, coordinate systems, isometries, polyhedra and spheres.Fri, 7 Dec 2007 03:00:01 -0600The Geometry Junkyard
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=3822The Geometry Junkyard website provides a broad introduction to the specifics of geometry. The site, designed by David Eppstein of UC-Irvine, provides all the basics of geometry for students and teachers alike. Topics range from the mathematics of shapes to fractals and multi-dimensional geometry, to name only a few. Also provided are various lesson plans for different levels of education. The information on this site could be used to build lesson plans, to design projects, or to better understand the basics of college-level geometry. This simple website will be useful for geometry enthusiasts of all levels.Sat, 30 Jun 2007 03:00:03 -0500Algebra: In Simplest Terms
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1016The Annenberg Foundation has been an active part of creating educational and professional development tools and instructional aids for teachers for many years. To reach the broadest audience possible, their Annenberg Media website also contains many of their programs in their entirety. Math educators and aspiring students of algebra will be delighted to learn that their popular series "Algebra: In Simplest Terms" can be found on their site. All told, there are a total of 26 episodes in the series, and they deal with such topics as linear relations, the ellipse, rational functions, and geometric sequences. Narrated by Sol Garfunkel, the series uses practical examples as illustrations of various principles and axioms. It should be noted that to watch the videos, visitors will need to fill out a free online registration form.Tue, 16 Jan 2007 03:00:02 -0600