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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-2-0-1Polynomial Puzzler
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16292This algebra lesson helps students explore polynomials by solving puzzles. The activity explains the relationship between expanding and factoring polynomials, as well as factoring trinomials, and multiplying monomials and binomials. The lesson includes an activity sheet, downloadable in PDF format. The material is appropriate for grades 9-12 and should require 1 class period to complete.Fri, 31 Dec 2010 03:00:03 -0600LessonCorner: 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 -0500Elementary Algebra
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=7425Presented by HippoCampus, a project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education, this free online course "is a study of the basic skills and concepts of elementary algebra, including language and operations on sets, operations on signed numbers, simple linear equations and inequalities in one variable, operations on polynomials (including beginning techniques of factoring), integer exponents, brief introduction to radicals, introduction to graphing, and applications." The course has seven chapters: Basic algebra principles; Linear equations and set theory; Inequalities & absolute values; Graphs of linear equations; Exponents, monomials, and polynomials; Factoring polynomials and solving quadratic equations; and Rational and radical expressions and equations. Each is broken into two or three lessons containing objectives, readings, multimedia components, and sample problems. The Topic View section of the site provides the concepts taught in the course in either alphabetical or sequential order for educators looking for more specific and targeted supporting materials for an introductory algebra classroom.Thu, 17 Jul 2008 03:00:02 -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 -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 -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 -0600Intermediate Algebra Handouts
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=4971Presented by Professor Jody Harris at Broward Community College and created by Professor Levy, these handouts are an excellent resource to print and give to community and technical college students in the algebra classroom. The subjects of the handouts are: rectangular coordinate system, finding the equation of a line, functions, factoring, exponent rules, and quadratic equations. Each PDF explains, in graphic or equation form, the algebraic principle and most contain problems for students to complete to improve their algebra skills.Mon, 29 Oct 2007 03:00:01 -0500Practical Algebra Lessons
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=4972Brought to you by Elizabeth Stapel and purplemath.com, this collection of learning modules contains over 100 mathematics modules designed to teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced algebra concepts. Some algebra topics include graphic linear equations; adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing polynomials; and solving linear and literal equations. Intermediate algebra topics include domain and range, even and odd functions, factor theorem, and solving systems of non-linear equations. Finally, advanced algebra topics include complex fractions, complex numbers, matrix addition and subtraction, and partial fraction decomposition. This is a great reference and teaching resource for teachers and students of introductory algebra courses. This is an especially good resource for teachers looking for in-class illustrations of fundamental algebra concepts.Fri, 19 Oct 2007 03:00:01 -0500Algebra Through Problem Solving
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=4368A non-traditional Algebra text (high school and early college levels) placed on the Web by the Science Education Team at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Browse it on the Web or download a PDF version. Chapter headings include: The Pascal Triangle; The Fibonacci and Lucas Numbers; Factorials; Arithmetic and Geometric Progressions; Mathematical Induction; The Binomial Theorem; Combinations and Permutations; Polynomial Equations; Determinants; and Inequalities. Problems (and answers to the odd-numbered problems) are provided for each section.Mon, 6 Aug 2007 03:00:02 -0500xyAlgebra
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=4184For students in college-level math courses, revisiting algebra can be a challenge, and learning for it the first time can prove to be tricky as well. This website, created by Professor John Miller of the City College of the City University of New York (CUNY) contains a very helpful tutorial application that can help students master different aspects of algebra. This application features explanations of 320 different aspects of algebra, step-by-step sample problems, and even hints to help students along their way. Visitors will also appreciate the fact that the website contains several demos and a set of resources for instructors.Fri, 20 Jul 2007 03:00:02 -0500Professor Freedman's Math Help
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2408Math Power is a site created by Professor Freedman, a highly acclaimed teacher of basic mathematics. She has several resources to help students of all ages learn pre-algebra and elementary algebra skills. Many sample homework assignments are provided, as well as general study tips and a list of "ten ways to reduce math anxiety." A collection of video clips demonstrate specific math concepts. There are also Java games that are a diversion from straight math, and most are educational. Some sections of the site are intended for mathematics instructors, like the Ten Commandments for Math Teachers.Tue, 6 Mar 2007 03:00:01 -0600algebasics
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1048Under the motto, "Show me how, now!" algebasics is a fine online mathematics instructional resource that takes young and old alike through the basics of algebra. The breadth of the material is divided into sixteen sections, which begin with, appropriately, "the basics", and proceed all the way to a section on applying algebra to real-world situations. Each section asks users to solve a number of problems so that they will gain mastery of each concept. The interface deployed here is quite user-friendly, as each problem is narrated so that users will better understand the process needed to complete each problem successfully. Overall, it's a well-designed introduction to this area of the mathematical universe, and one that is very easy to use.Sun, 4 Feb 2007 03:00:05 -0600