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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, 24 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500http://www.rssboard.org/rss-2-0-1Mathematics for Photonics Education
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=19961OP-TEC has developed program planning and course materials to support education and training for future and current photonics technicians. Classroom materials include Scientific Notification, Unit Conversion, Introductory Algebra, Introductory Geometry, Introductory Trigonometry, Exponents, Logarithms, and Graphing. Visitors can request evaluation copies of any of these materials or purchase them via the contact information given.Mon, 22 Oct 2012 10:56:35 -0500Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=17531This document from SpaceTEC National Aerospace Technical Education Center is one of three handbooks for people preparing for mechanic certification with airframe or powerplant ratings, or both. This particular volume contains information on mathematics, aircraft drawings, weight and balance, aircraft materials, processes and tools, physics, electricity, inspection, ground operations, and FAA regulations governing the certification and work of maintenance technicians.Wed, 20 Jul 2011 12:22:00 -0500Mathematics Course
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=17520This document from SpaceTEC National Aerospace Technical Education Center presents a core readiness course which will serve to prepare individuals entering the aerospace field. The document is 55 pages and contains materials on both basic and advanced math topics such as whole numbers, fractions, decimals, roots, computing area, measurement systems, and functions of numbers.Mon, 18 Jul 2011 11:33:50 -0500Ratios and Proportions
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16143In this learning object from Wisc-Online, students will examine ratios and proportions. The unit's activities include defining ratios and proportions, simplifying ratios, solving problems using proportions and answering practice questions.Wed, 2 Feb 2011 03:00:02 -0600Dividing a Town into Pizza Delivery Regions
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16180This lesson from Illuminations asks students to construct perpendicular bisectors, find circumcenters, calculate area, and use proportions to solve a real-world problem. Concepts taught in the lesson include perpendicular bisectors, the circumcenter of a circle, the Voroni diagram, and using ratios and proportions to solve problems. The lesson is intended for grades 9-12 and should require 2 class periods to complete.Fri, 28 Jan 2011 03:00:02 -0600To Fret or Not to Fret
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16166This math unit from Illuminations allows students to examine geometric sequences and exponential functions through the example of the placement of frets on stringed instruments. The unit includes two lessons, appropriate for grades 9-12. In the first lesson, students will measure the distance from the bridge to the nut and each fret on a stringed instrument. In the second lesson, the students will use that data to determine where to place frets on an instrument. Each lesson should take one class period to complete.Wed, 12 Jan 2011 03:00:03 -0600Rhythm Wheels
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16352This site from the Center for Cultural Design will help students understand the connection between musical rhythms and mathematic ratios. The site also provides some background on Latino-Carribean music and the Carribean countries where it originates from. An interactive applet is included to further demonstrate these concepts.Thu, 23 Dec 2010 03:00:02 -0600A Dollar's Worth
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16276This lesson helps students understand the concept of inflation in a mathematical context. Students will learn about the Consumer Price Index and will use it to compare the changing worth of a dollar over several years. A student assessment is included.Thu, 16 Dec 2010 03:00:02 -0600Paying for Your Wheels
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16249This math lesson from Illuminations introduces students to the various costs associated with owning a car. The material uses proportion to calculate distance and miles per gallon, as well as analyzing data using a graphing utility, determining a curve of best fit and extrapolating data. Questions for students are also included. The material is appropriate for grades 9-13 and should require 1 class period to complete.Fri, 10 Dec 2010 03:00:02 -0600PhET: Estimation Game
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=9455This simulation provides practice on estimation of relative sizes. The user must estimate the relative lengths, areas, or volumes of objects. This activity builds student abilities to understand ratios and the scaling of sizes in different dimensions. It also includes a strategy section that teaches students how to visualize relative areas and volumes.Wed, 19 May 2010 03:00:02 -0500Point Estimation: Odds Ratios, Hazard Ratios, Risk Differences, Precision
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=9149This site provides a PowerPoint presentation, created by Dr. Elizabeth Garrett-Mayer of Johns Hopkins University, of a lesson and examples of point estimation, odds ratios, hazard ratios, risk differences and precision. The presentations is quite thorough. The author attempts to define, provide examples of, and then show the application of almost every concept. The presentation follows a easily followed and logical order. Mathematical formulas are intertwined within the slides. If further research is necessary, the author has provided a list of references and cites them during the presentation.Wed, 11 Feb 2009 03:00:02 -0600Hypothesis Testing for a Proportion and Small Samples
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=8839This site, created by Larry Green of Lake Tahoe Community College, explains small sample hypothesis testing for a normal population and hypothesis testing for a population proportion. Includes examples and exercises. The site uses visual and textual examples to help the user understand the concept of this lesson.Mon, 12 Jan 2009 03:00:01 -0600Inference for Categorical Data
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=8894This site, created by the Department of Statistics at Yale University, gives an explanation, a definition and an example of inference for categorical data. Topics include confidence intervals and significance tests for a single proportion, as well as comparison of two proportions. Overall, this is a great resource for any mathematics classroom studying statistics.Tue, 23 Dec 2008 03:00:01 -0600The Binomial Distribution
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=8901This site, presented by the Department of Statistics at Yale University, gives an explanation of, an example of, and a definition for binomial distributions including counts, proportions, and normal approximation. Overall, this is a great resource for any mathematics classroom studying statistics.Tue, 23 Dec 2008 03:00:01 -0600Stats: Sample Size Determination
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=7408This resource, from James Jones at Richland Community College, provides the user with a formula for obtaining sample sizes of a mean and proportion. Click the "Table of Contents" link to view all of Jones' lecture notes from his Statistics course.Tue, 17 Jun 2008 03:00:06 -0500