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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, 24 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500http://www.rssboard.org/rss-2-0-1What's A Matter? High School Lesson
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=20314This high school activity from the Florida Advanced Technological Education (FL-ATE) Center will help students develop their understanding of the design and manufacturing process. The lesson asks the class to examine the properties of matter and the importance of the appropriate selection of a unit system in the design and manufacturing processes. Concepts of mass, volume, density and weight are integrated into the activity.Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:25:27 -0500Surface Area to Volume Ratio
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=19920This page contains two documents explaining surface area to volume ratio. The topic is covered at an advanced level in relation to nanotechnology and requires background knowledge in geometry, algebra, and linear and non-linear unit conversions. A powerpoint with illustrations and instructor guide (available as both a Microsoft Word Document and PDF) containing activities are included to aid in teaching this subject.Tue, 16 Oct 2012 10:54:52 -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 -0500What's A Matter?
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16468This activity from the Florida Advanced Technological Education (FL-ATE) Center will help students develop their understanding of the design and manufacturing process. The lesson asks the class to examine the properties of matter and the importance of the appropriate selection of a unit system in the design and manufacturing processes. Concepts of mass, volume, density and weight are integrated into the activity.Tue, 15 Mar 2011 03:00:03 -0500Sizes of Organisms: The Surface Area: Volume Ratio
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=9801This website discusses the surface area to volume ratio and how it limits the size of organisms. The page shows how to calculate this ratio for cubes, and spheres and contains graphs that help clarify how the ratio changes as the size of the object changes.Thu, 3 Feb 2011 03:00:03 -0600The Cube
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16153This learning object from Wisc-Online covers the cube, examining the properties of a cube and its components. The geometric formulas for finding the volume and surface area of a cube are explained. Practice questions are also included.Mon, 24 Jan 2011 03:00:03 -0600The Rectangular Solid
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16157This learning object from Wisc-Online covers the rectangular solid, examining the properties and components of the shape. The lesson uses the geometric formulas for finding the volume and surface area of the shape. Practice questions are also included.Fri, 21 Jan 2011 03:00:02 -0600The Regular Square Pyramid
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16158This learning object from Wisc-Online covers the regular square pyramid, examining the properties and components of the shape. The lesson uses the geometric formulas for finding the volume and surface area of the shape. Practice questions are also included.Thu, 20 Jan 2011 03:00:03 -0600The Right Circular Cone
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16159This learning object from Wisc-Online covers the right circular cone, examining the properties and components of the shape. The lesson uses the geometric formulas for finding the volume and surface area of the shape. Practice questions are also included.Tue, 18 Jan 2011 03:00:02 -0600The Right Circular Cylinder
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16160This learning object from Wisc-Online covers the right circular cylinder, examining the properties and components of the shape. The lesson uses the geometric formulas for finding the volume and surface area of the shape. Practice questions are also included.Thu, 2 Dec 2010 03:00:02 -0600The Sphere
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16161This learning object from Wisc-Online covers the sphere, examining the properties and components of the shape. The lesson uses the geometric formulas for finding the volume and surface area of the shape. Practice questions are also included.Thu, 2 Dec 2010 03:00:02 -0600Three-D Earth Structure Model
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=14315In this activity by Larry and Sheryl Braile, students construct a model of the Earth's interior to help them visualize its main regions (inner core, outer core, mantle, crust) and practice their problem solving and math skills. They will also calculate the volumes of each region. The two options for conducting the activity are followed by seven enrichment questions and step-by-step instructions for making baker's clay.Mon, 12 Jul 2010 03:00:02 -0500PhET: 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 -0500Oil Tankers
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=9999This website on oil tankers, authored by United Nations Atlas of the Oceans, explains how their size is a consequence of how their volume and surface area scale up. A cross-section diagram shows how the relative size of oil tankers has grown from the 1950s to the 1990s. Limiting factors on the size of tankers are also discussed.Mon, 7 Dec 2009 03:00:02 -0600