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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.eduSun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500http://www.rssboard.org/rss-2-0-1Electronics is "Applied Mathematics"
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=7907This free workshop was held on June 20, 2003 at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, California. Instructor and student materials are available for online viewing and for downloading. A Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation is used in conjunction with hands-on laboratory exercises. The exercises include activities requiring the use of spreadsheets and simulation software. Also required are a few electronic components and a proto-board trainer with onboard power supplies. Circuit component layouts are shown in the PowerPoint presentation to help first-time users setup circuits. A student version simulation software package is available for downloading, so is an e-book on electronics. A parts list is included with each laboratory exercise indicating what equipment and electronic components that are required for there completion.Tue, 19 Jul 2011 12:34:28 -0500Modeling Orbital Debris Problems
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16244This algebra lesson from Illuminations helps students develop their understanding of mathematical functions and modeling using spreadsheets, graphing calculators, and computer graphing utilities. The differences between linear, quadratic and exponential models are described. Students will also improve their understanding of how to choose the appropriate graphical representations for data. The material is intended for grades 9-12 and should require 5 class periods to complete.Mon, 24 Jan 2011 03:00:02 -0600Egg Launch Contest
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16184This lesson from illuminations helps to illustrate quadratic equations. Students will determine the maximum value of a quadratic equation and compare different equations. The lesson also asks students to move between table, graph and equations. The lesson is appropriate for grades 9-12 and should require 1 class period to complete.Mon, 6 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 -0500Introductory Algebra: Algebra 1B
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=7424Presented by HippoCampus, a project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education, this free online course follows up on a previous course, Algebra 1A, which "develops algebraic fluency by providing students with the skills needed to solve equations and perform important manipulations with numbers, variables, equations, and inequalities. In addition, the course develops proficiency with operations involving monomial and polynomial expressions." Along with providing a syllabus, the Course View section of the site is broken into three units: Exponents, monomials, and polynomials; Relations, functions, & quadratic equations; and Rational & radical expressions & equations. Each unit has five lessons, and each lesson has objectives, readings, multimedia components, assessments, and answers. Also, for instructors looking for more targeted teaching tools, the Topic View of the course presents both a sequential and alphabetical list of individual concepts covered in the course.Wed, 16 Jul 2008 03:00:03 -0500Integrating Mathematical and Biological Concepts
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=6651Developed by Tina Fujita, James Hawker, and John Whitlock of Hillsborough Community College, these five curriculum guides integrate mathematical and biological concepts. These guides can be used in mathematics courses to illustrate biological applications or in biology courses to reinforce mathematics as a tool used in scientific analysis and to explain biological phenomena. Each modular unit, available on this page as PDFs, incorporates background information from both a mathematical and biological perspective and engages students with various assignments. Topics include calculating infant mortality rates, metabolic rate, surface to volume ratios, length tension curves, and preparing chemical solutions.Tue, 22 Apr 2008 11:37:02 -0500Quadratic, Cubic, and Quartic Equations
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=5477Linked article describing the progress made on these equations from the Babylonians through Leibniz in 1673, with another Web site and 12 references.Fri, 28 Dec 2007 03:00:02 -0600College 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 -0600Maths Online Gallery
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=4973Provided by the University of Vienna’s futureMedia initiative, the Maths Online Gallery consists of a large collection of extremely useful interactive learning units that demonstrate mathematical concepts. A large number of interactive modules exist in such areas as analytic geometry, trigonometric functions, probability and statistics, integration, Fourier series, as well as model-building and simulation. The gallery was started in 1998 and new learning units are being continually added. This is an especially good resource for college and university teachers looking for in-class interactive illustrations of a large array of basic and advanced mathematical concepts.Wed, 14 Nov 2007 03:00:01 -0600Understanding Algebra
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=4974Understanding Algebra is a textbook written by James Brennan of Boise State University. The entire contents of the textbook are located on this site, and a PDF version is also available through the author’s Website. Basic topics in algebra are covered in the nine chapters of this book, and examples are dispersed throughout those chapters to facilitate a greater understanding of the concepts. This textbook presents the foundational elements of algebra in a clear, thoughtful manner that everyone will be able to appreciate. Students in introductory algebra courses, or those looking to review basic concepts for a higher-level math course will find this resource extremely useful.Mon, 12 Nov 2007 03:00:03 -0600Algebra Quiz [java required]
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=4975Practice solving algebraic equations with this interactive quiz brought to you by Interactivate and the Computational Science Education Reference Desk. The quiz allows you to select the difficulty level, time limit and type of equation you want to practice solving. Students can choose to include any or all of the following problem types in their quiz: variable on both sides, distributive property, quadratic, one-step problems, and two-step problems. This is an excellent activity for students to use in the classroom, at home to review or to study for upcoming tests.Mon, 5 Nov 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 -0500College Algebra Handouts
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=4970Presented by Professor Jody Harris at Broward Community College, 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 include: quadratic equations; functions, domain, and range; inverse functions; compound interest; and exponential growth and decay. Each PDF explains, in graphic or equation form, the algebraic principle and some contain homework problems for students to complete to improve their algebra skills. [ASC]Mon, 22 Oct 2007 03:00:02 -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 -0500