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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-2-0-1Juice Challenge Part 3
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16464This activity for high school students from the Florida Advanced Technological Education (FL-ATE) Center asks students to figure out the number of individual containers, boxes and pallets of orange juice that will be loaded onto a train car. This activity is the third in a series of three (which may also be found on FL-ATE's site) which ask students to redesign a product's packaging. The lesson asks students to use math, science and engineering to come up with the correct answer. This is the third part of a three-part activity, begun here.Tue, 22 Feb 2011 03:00:03 -0600Fundamental Laws of Algebra
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16140This learning object from Wisc-Online covers the fundamental laws of algebra. The interactive activity includes slides which cover the following topics: the commutative, associative and distributive laws as applied to addition and multiplication.Tue, 8 Feb 2011 03:00:01 -0600Simplifying Algebraic Expressions: Division
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16145This learning object from Wisc-Online covers simplifying algebraic expressions using division. The unit's activities include defining the terminology associated with algebraic operations, using the fundamental laws of algebra in simplifying algebraic expressions, removing the symbols of grouping and changing the signs of the appropriate terms to simplify algebraic expressions. Practice questions are also included.Wed, 2 Feb 2011 03:00:01 -0600Simplifying Algebraic Expressions: Multiplication
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16146This learning object from Wisc-Online covers simplifying algebraic expressions using multiplication. The unit's activities include defining the terminology associated with algebraic operations, using the fundamental laws of algebra to simplify those expressions, removing the symbols of grouping and changing the signs of the appropriate terms to simplify expressions. Practice questions are also included.Tue, 1 Feb 2011 03:00:01 -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 -0600Computer Animation
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16174This lesson from Illuminations asks students to use matrix multiplication to transform digital images. Students will use matrix multiplication skills, look at the connections between geometric transformations and matrix multiplication, and discover the 2x2 identity matrix. The lesson is intended for grades 9-12 and will require one class period to complete.Fri, 3 Dec 2010 03:00:02 -0600Excel: Complex Multiplication
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=12320In this animated and interactive object, students view the steps for multiplying complex numbers in Excel. Target Audience: 2-4 Year College StudentsThu, 20 Aug 2009 03:00:01 -0500LessonCorner: Math Worksheets
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=10748This excellent site, from LessonCorner, helps educators create customized math worksheets for students of all levels. Creating worksheets is free, and visitors can also name them what they wish and print them to handout to students, and there are a number different kinds of math problems to choose from, from the very simple such as telling time, to more complex algebraic problems like adding and multiplying polynomials. The site owners also provide answer keys and take recommendations for new topics of worksheets. The site could be a helpful addition to any math course from elementary to higher education.Wed, 8 Apr 2009 12:50:16 -0500Mathematics and Student Life Skills
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=6829This course, designed for Miami Dade Community College, integrates arithmetic and beginning algebra for the undergraduate student. By applying math to real-life situations most students experience during college, the instructors attempt to make math both fun and applicable. The instructors specifically wish to dissipate the anxiety many college students feel when approaching math at an advanced level. Students can use the information provided on this website to help apply mathematical concepts to their own lives, while instructors can use the assignments, syllabus, and lecture notes to create their own relevant assignments in a mathematics course.Mon, 5 May 2008 03:00:13 -0500Saddle Making at Spokane Falls Community College
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=6556The American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) has compiled a collection of mathematics resources related to various subjects and disciplines. “Math Across the Community College Curriculum” is the title of the collection, which includes great math resources and applications for educators and students alike. Verlane DeGrange from Spokane Falls Community College created this particular resource, which relates to the mathematical aspects of saddle making. The activity provided here focus on the “measuring and selling price for cutting straps.” It outlines the steps to take in calculating a selling price, and gives students the opportunity to practice those steps and make their own calculations. The emphasis on organization and calculations makes this an excellent activity to incorporate into a mathematics classroom.Mon, 21 Apr 2008 03:00:03 -0500BasketMath Interactive
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=6541Produced by Science Academy Software, this site is a collection of math questions on subjects including basic arithmetic, order of operations, calculating perimeters and distance, exponents, and bar graphs. It is an excellent and fun math review for students of all ages, and a ready-to-use classroom exercise for educators.Wed, 9 Apr 2008 03:00:03 -0500Tools for Understanding Math
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=6435The lessons, activities, and other materials at this site are designed to enable math teachers to develop a multimedia teaching approach to math. This site provides resources such as spreadsheets, calculators, and pertinent software. While much of this site focuses on mathematics, there are a number of lessons and activities that are intended to blend mathematics with writing and make use of mathematical reasoning in other content areas such as social studies.Thu, 3 Apr 2008 03:00:02 -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 -0500College Algebra Online Tutorials
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=5545The introduction to this site remarks, "If you need help in college algebra, you have come to the right place." Their statement is accurate, as the staff members at the West Texas A&M University's Virtual Math Lab have done a fine job creating a series of online algebra tutorials for students and anyone else who might be returning to the world of algebra. First-time visitors should look at their online guide to the tutorials to learn how their tutorials are organized. After that, they should feel free to browse through any of the 59 tutorials offered here. Each tutorial contains information about learning objectives, full explanations, and numerous examples of how to correctly solve problems.Mon, 10 Dec 2007 03:00:01 -0600Functional Notations and Terminology
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=3823This mathematics tutorial gives users an introduction to functions, functional notation and terminology. The site explains how a function is defined, and the correct way to read and write functional notation. Resources for addition, subtraction and multiplication of functions are also provided on this site. The “Examples of Functions” section is very useful for understanding the applications of functional theory learned in the previous sections.Fri, 29 Jun 2007 03:00:02 -0500