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  1. Chameleon Graphing: The Coordinate Plane - Ursula Whitcher
    A Web unit that introduces the coordinate plane, for elementary and middle school students. With the help of Sam the Chameleon, learn to find points on a number line and graph points in the coordinate plane. See also Whitcher's companion units on Lines and Slope and Plane History. more>>

  2. ClarisWorks Graphing: Spreadsheet Lessons - Suzanne Alejandre
    Step-by-step directions for using ClarisWorks spreadsheets, helpful in exploring the differences between exponential functions and linear functions. Bar graphs, pie charts, pictograms, and other graphs for linear, polynomial, and exponential functions. more>>

  3. Create a Graph - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
    Create your own graphs online: bar graphs, line graphs, area graphs, pie charts, or XY graphs (line, bubble, or scatter plots from Cartesian coordinates). Enter your own data, choose your own labels, preview your work, then print or save your graphs. With examples. From the NCES Students' Classroom. more>>

  4. Edward Tufte
    The work of Tufte and Graphics Press. Read testimonials about his books and purchase them online: The Graphic Display of Quantitative Information, Envisioning Information, and Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative. In the Ask E.T. moderated forum, Tufte answers questions dealing with information design. Register for his one-day course, "Presenting Data and Information," which covers fundamental strategies of information design; evaluating evidence used in presentations; tables, graphics, semi-graphics, and other statistical data; complexity and clarity; use of video, overheads, computers, and handouts; multi-media, internet, and websites. The section titled "New ET Writings, Artworks, and News" includes Graphics of the Day, "Long-term survival rates of cancer patients achieved by the end of the 20th century," translations of Charles Joseph Minard, and classic articles, such as Stephen J. Gould's "The Median Isn't the Message," Frederick Mosteller's "Classroom and Platform Performance," John W. Tukey's "Some Graphic and Semigraphic Displays," and Austin Bradford Hill's "The Environment and Disease: Association or Causation?" Preview and buy ghost grid printed on acid-free paper "for artists and scientists," and posters of Tufte's own "The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint"; Russian cosmonaut, Georgi Grechko's "Historic Visual Diary of Spaceflight: Cyclogram"; and "Napoleon's March," Minard's portrayal of the losses suffered by Napoleon's army in the Russian campaign of 1812. See also Tufte's fine art and sculpture, including Escaping Flatland and "Cognitive Art: A Portfolio of Five Original Prints," from Envisioning Information. more>>

  5. Gallery of Data Visualization - Michael Friendly, York University
    Examples of the best and worst of statistical graphics, from what is arguably the best statistical graphic ever drawn, to the current record-holder for the worst. more>>

  6. The Man Who Makes Sense of Numbers - Michael H. Martin, Fortune Magazine
    A Fortune article describing the work of Yale professor Edward Tufte, author of the book The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, whose mission is to improve the way we visually present data and information. more>>

  7. Math and the Media: Deconstructing Graphs and Numbers - Jeff Goodman
    Sample graphs and questions about them, focusing on the information the graph is purported to convey and the manner in which it does so. Topics include examples of raw data, misleading graphs, and graphs as advertising. more>>


 
  All Sites - 183 items found, showing 1 to 50

  1. 3D-Mathematikprogramm - Ingenieurbüro Riescher
    German shareware program for Windows: MATHPROF ist ein einfach bedienbares Mathematikprogramm mit graphischen 2D- und 3D-Darstellungen, für Schüler, Studenten und Lehrer. Auch lassen sich einfache Konstruktionen im 2D- und 3D-Bereich erstellen und analysieren. ...more>>

  2. Adventures in Statistics - Scavo, Petraroja
    A Web unit preprint of a paper by teachers Tom Scavo and Byron Petraroja that describes a mathematics project involving fifth grade students and the area of classrooms, including measurement, graphing, computation, data analysis, and presentation of results; ...more>>

  3. Apples A Peel To Me (SMILE) - Olga Moreno, Horace Greeley School
    A K-1 lesson designed to teach students to understand real and representational graphs; to recognize some different varieties of apples; and how to gather, record and interpret data. From the Graphs and Visuals section of a collection of almost 200 single ...more>>

  4. Autograph (Mathematics) - Eastmond Publishing Ltd
    Autograph is visualization software that operates in two modes: graphs, coordinates and bivariate data; and single-variable statistics and probability. Resources include graphs, statistics, screencam demos, Microsoft Word worksheets, PowerPoint presentations, ...more>>

  5. Bagatrix Mathematical Software - Bagatrix Solutions, Ltd.
    Commercial software that features step-by-step solutions to user-entered problems, with prompting. Titles include: Solved! Studio (comprises Basic Math, Pre-Algebra, and Algebra titles), Algebra Solved!, Pre-Algebra Solved!, Basic Math Solved!, Graphing ...more>>

  6. Bar Chart Applet - Robert Scott Mitchell
    Enter values for the ten bars; control their orientation, and the scale of the chart at runtime. ...more>>

  7. BasketMath Interactive - Robert Cummings, Science Academy Software
    Science Academy Software's BasketMath online interactive application drill and practice site offers auto-scoring questions in arithmetic, rounding and writing numbers, order of operations, factoring, adding or multiplying signed numbers, calculating perimeter ...more>>

  8. Bee Alert - University of Montana
    Bees and portable computers can now be used to assess environmental hazards through the development of electronic hives, toxicological models, extensive databases, and pattern-recognizing software that help assess risks posed by metals, radiation, carcinogenic ...more>>

  9. The Big Mac index - The Economist Newspaper Limited
    The Economist's lighthearted guide to currency alignment based on the theory of purchasing-power parity (PPP). Never intended as a precise gauge of currency misalignment, "Burgernomics" has made exchange-rate theory "more digestible" since 1986. Mouse ...more>>

  10. Boil, Boil, Toil and Trouble: The International Boiling Point Project - Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE)
    People from all over the world boil water at different elevations and post data to discover which factor in the experiment (room temperature, elevation, volume of water, or heating device) has the greatest influence on boiling point. Anyone can boil water, ...more>>

  11. Books that Compliment the Classroom - Mary-Ellen Musacchia, Little Red Hen Press
    The Jelly Bean Parade is a story for children in Pre-K-3 about how jelly beans are made. The author writes, "The information presented keeps little ones interested and active in the story. After a read aloud, students can actively engage in: color identification, ...more>>

  12. Boomerang (SMILE) - Wilhelm L. Lilly, Kenwood Academy High School
    A lesson for grades 4-12 designed to teach students to estimate angles in degrees and distances in feet or meters; collect data and analyze a histogram; and (optionally) study gyroscopic precession and aerodynamics. From the Recreational and Creative ...more>>

  13. Boxplots in Excel - Neville Hunt, Coventry University
    A method for using Microsoft Excel to create boxplots, or box and whisker diagrams, which provide a simple graphical summary of a set of data. Boxplots show a measures of central location (the median), two measures of dispersion (the range and inter-quartile ...more>>

  14. Calcugator - Moscazul Software Llc
    Licensed software that "... works like a calculator, a plotting engine, and a programming environment." Calcugator creates bar, pie, pareto and xy charts; 2D plots of functions as well as polar and parametric displays; and 3D plots of functions, contour ...more>>

  15. Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region - Hong Kong SAR Government Information Centre
    The statistics collection department of the Hong Kong Government. Key geographic, climate, population, and socioeconomic data, press releases, other publications, and an overview of the department. Frequently requested timeseries are available online ...more>>

  16. Center for Technology and Teacher Education - Curry School of Education, University of Virginia
    An interdisciplinary group that develops materials to prepare teachers to use technology to enhance and extend students' learning of mathematics. This site offers activities using graphing calculators, The Geometer's Sketchpad, Microsoft Excel, the ExploreMath.com ...more>>

  17. Central Bureau of Statistics - The State of Israel
    The Israeli agency in charge of collecting official statistics. Site includes a description of the bureau, its legal basis, and graphs and tables of key economic figures. Tables and timeseries of socio-economic, climate, and environmental data are also ...more>>

  18. Chameleon Graphing: Lines and Slope - Ursula Whitcher
    A Web unit for middle school and early high school students, in which Joan the Chameleon introduces and explores lines and slope, to accompany a unit for elementary and middle school students on The Coordinate Plane. See also Whitcher's unit on Plane ...more>>

  19. Chameleon Graphing: Plane History - Ursula Whitcher
    A Web unit for middle and high school students. Sam the Chameleon investigates the history of the coordinate plane. Was it invented? Who named it? The unit includes a glossary and brief biographical information about the historical figures involved. See ...more>>

  20. ChartsBin - ChartsBin.com
    A web-based data visualization tool for making, embedding, and exporting interactive visualizations out of your own data. Register to create your own graphic or browse ChartsBin's public gallery for "Starting Age of Compulsory Education around the World," ...more>>

  21. Circle Graph - What Percent? - NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
    This circle graph shows how Jimmy spent his time during the last 24 hours. What percent of time did he spend watching television? A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test. ...more>>

  22. Circles of Dissonance - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
    Much of today's music rests upon ancient tradition going back thousands of years to the time of the Greek mathematician and mystic Pythagoras. The Pythagoreans observed that tones an octave apart are pleasing to the ear. In modern terms, one can say ...more>>

  23. Collecting Data and Graphing (SMILE) - John Ramsey, Jr., Teacher's Academy For Math and Science
    A multi-level lesson designed to teach students to see the relation of a student's arm span to his or her height; compare data with classmates; construct a graph and plot data; work in pairs cooperatively; learn to use a meter stick; and count the number ...more>>

  24. College Algebra Online - University of North Carolina, Wilmington
    An introduction to the online version of the College Algebra course offered by Jeff Brown at UNCW. Information on the course content and structure is available here. Guests may view selected lessons from the course, with Java interactive activities, illustrations, ...more>>

  25. Combining Science and Mathematics in the Classroom Using Spreadsheets - Dawn M. Laning
    A lesson plan involving the use of spreadsheets to investigate data analysis techniques with a set of data gathered in a chemistry experiment. Writeup from a class in mathematics education given by J. Wilson at the University of Georgia, fall 1997. ...more>>

  26. Copyu - Equation and Data Plotting - October Pen Educational Software
    Coypu is an equation and data plotter designed to encourage exploration of data and to develop interpretation skills. Coypu plots Cartesian, polar and parametric equations; produces scattergrams and simple line graphs from data files; allows combinations ...more>>

  27. Counting And Graphing (SMILE) - Vernita Smith, Mahalia Jackson Elementary School
    A lesson for grades 1-2 designed to introduce counting from 1-25 and graphing using the pie graph and the bar graph. From the Graphs and Visuals section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative for ...more>>

  28. CPO Online - Cambridge Physics Outlet
    A company founded by teachers and scientists that creates hands-on equipment and curriculum for teaching science, math, and technology from grades 4-12 and beyond, and provides effective professional development in science and math that is both content ...more>>

  29. Dadaviz - León Markovitz and Jishai Evers
    Interactive data visualization curated from third-party sources. Infographics, which date back to April, 2014, have included "GDP per Continent & Country," "The major causes of death in the 20th Century," "4_21 Polytope Visualized," "The Changing Arctic," ...more>>

  30. DareWare: Educational, Multimedia and Java Games
    Educational games and multimedia products (free demo versions downloadable), Java games, "This Week in U.S. History", and a brief list of other shareware sites. ...more>>

  31. Data Collection: Primary Poster (SMILE) - Amelia Witherspoon, New Concept School
    A lesson for the primary grades designed to teach students to collect, graph and analyze data. From the Practical and Applied Math section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement. ...more>>

  32. DataStreme Atmosphere - American Meteorological Society
    A major precollege teacher enhancement initiative of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). Its main goal is the training of K-12 Weather Education Resource Teachers who will promote the teaching of science, mathematics, and technology using weather ...more>>

  33. Demography: the Java Version - Daniel Udovic, Joshua Coxwell
    Java Demography 2.0.2 simulates growth in age structured populations. The program's click and drag features allow users to directly manipulate the fertility and mortality graphs and the population's current age distribution, represented as a bar chart ...more>>

  34. The Derivative Project: Using Appropriate Technology to Teach the Concept of Derivative Via a Graphical Approach - Lisa Denise Murphy
    Murphy has developed an instructional unit that uses a motion sensor and related software to introduce the concept of a derivative, and tested it in a first-semester calculus class, with very good results. She is now engaged in expanding this project ...more>>

  35. DIGSTATS - Statistics - Central VA Governor's School for Science and Technology
    Pages for descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and graphical analysis, from the 1997 Central VA Governor's School for Science & Technology. Activities for spreadsheets and the graphing calculator that explore measures of central tendancy ...more>>

  36. Distribution Curves (MSTE) - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    A statistics lesson on the properties and calculations associated with a distribution curve, the shape of a data set when displayed on a histogram. Although this lesson focuses on Normal distribution curves, it is important to be familiar with the shapes ...more>>

  37. DLK MathsWork Software
    Self-differentiating, topic-specific math software for Windows 3.1 and above, on number, shape and space, and data handling. All of the practice modules have on screen monitoring at three levels. Six problem modules designed to improve users' application ...more>>

  38. DPlot Plotting Software for Scientists and Engineers - David Hyde
    A general purpose XY plotting program that features multiple scaling types, including linear, logarithmic, and probability scales, as well as several special-purpose plots: tripartite grids (shock spectra), grain size distribution plots, and polar plots. ...more>>

  39. Dr. Hanley's Science Graphs - Patrick Hanley
    A Windows software package for graphing data and equations in the form y=f(x) and x=f(th); y=g(th) using a PC. The program can also be used to graph up to 1,000 x-y data points from an ASCII file, to graph color contour curves from equations and data ...more>>

  40. Earthquakes (MSTE) - John Meseke; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
    Graphing earthquake data (a dataset and sample graphs are provided) and using the information for decision making. ...more>>

  41. EIA Kid's Page - U.S. Energy Information Administration
    Sources and uses of energy. Graphs and tables show where our energy goes (transportation, heating homes, etc.) With Site Visits (class field trips), an Energy Quiz, Fun Facts, and links to online energy education resources. ...more>>

  42. El Niño Unveiled - Marcia Barton, Susan Freeman; Louisiana State University
    What is El Niño? This three-day interdisciplinary Webquest for middle grades students combines natural history, math, and writing to introduce activities and research centered around El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) - its history, cause, ...more>>

  43. Encarta Online - Microsoft Corporation
    Browse or search for math lessons and activities for K-12 students and teachers, from problem solving to probability and more. ...more>>

  44. Engauge Digitizer - Mark Mitchell
    Software that takes a digital graph or map, and converts it into numbers. Engauge Digitizer automatically traces curves of line plots and matches points of point plots; handles cartesian, polar, linear and logarithmic graphs; supports drag-and-drop and ...more>>

  45. Essay Ideas - Jim Wilson, Dept. of Mathematics Education, Univ. of Georgia
    For a course on Using Computers in Mathematics Instruction. Friday the 13th (show there are at most three and at least one Friday the 13th in each year, consider when two consecutive months can be have Friday the 13th); Gingerbread Man (a Microsoft Excel ...more>>

  46. Estimation (SMILE) - Theresa W. Akpan, Wells Community Academy
    A lesson for grades 5-8 designed to teach students to estimate numbers of objects by sampling; and to contrast and compare sampling with guessing. From the Practical and Applied Math section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the ...more>>

  47. Expected Value: Temperature of a Point on a 2-D Plate (MSTE) - Ed Malczewski; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
    Find the temperature at a particular point of a rectangular plate using statistical methods. It is assumed that the temperature of the edges as well as the dimensions of the plate are known. The lesson includes a program that will run on Resampling Stats, ...more>>

  48. Exploring Histograms (i-Math Investigations) - Illuminations; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
    An online, interactive, multimedia math investigation. A histogram is a standard way of representing a collection of data. The interactive tool contained in this i-Math investigation allows students to create their own sets of data and examine how various ...more>>

  49. Exponential Fit: Running to Conclusions (MSTE) - Ed Malczewski; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
    A lesson that explores the process of finding the best fitting exponential curve to sets of data like the world record times for running the mile. Requires Internet access, a bag of Skittles, and Microsoft Excel. Analyze exponential fit for population ...more>>

  50. Fifth-Grade Empathy ... For Plants - William E. Ray; Kodak
    Children were introduced to this project by taking them outside Pinoak Elementary School, Oil City, PA, in March and having each pair of them select a living plant specimen. Buds were noticed as being a part of each plant and were the plant parts which ...more>>


 
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