25 January 1999 Vol. 4, No. 4
THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS
Science Fair Math Ideas | Statistics Lessons - Hill |
Books at Cornell, JSTOR
MATH IDEAS FOR SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS - Math Forum
Project ideas and collections of suggestions for students
planning to participate in a math or science fair, compiled
by Roya Salehi of the Math Forum staff.
Individual project ideas range from fun with spirolaterals
to Pick's theorem and exploring Pascal's triangle. Links
to Web pages featuring math fairs are also included, and
you are invited to submit a link to a project or idea for
inclusion on this Forum page.
STATISTICS LESSONS - Jay Hill
- Introduction to Descriptive Statistics
Designed for use in a classroom setting, these lessons use
hands-on and 'virtual' activities to introduce the basic
concepts of descriptive statistics. Topics include mode,
median, mean, central tendency, variation, range, variance,
and standard deviation.
- The Hermit's Epidemic
A project that tracks the spread of a disease on a desert
island populated by hermits, using the Internet and other
student activities to explore the concept of expected value:
How many hermits do we expect to get the disease? A model
using dice and an analytical solution are offered.
- How Many Games Does it Take to Win the World Series?
Another project that uses the Internet and other student
activities to investigate the concept of expected value:
How many games do we expect the World Series to last?
Includes a coin-flipping model and an analytical solution.
Jay Hill's pages are located in the Math Lessons Database at
the Office for Math, Science, and Technology Education (MSTE),
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC):
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