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  1. CHANCE - J. Laurie Snell, Mathematics Dept., Dartmouth College
    Materials designed to help teach a "Chance" course or a more standard introductory probability or statistics course. A Chance course is a case study quantitative literacy course designed to make students more informed and critical readers of current news items that use probability and statistics, as reported in daily newspapers. This site contains: Chance News, a monthly newsletter with abstracts of articles from current newspapers and journals, and suggestions for discussion questions for class use, with an archive; video lectures and audio discussions of Chance topics; syllabi of previous Chance courses and articles that have been written about them; a Teacher's Guide and other materials useful for teaching a Chance course; and links to related Internet sources for teaching a probability or statistics course. The Chance team of developers includes: J. Laurie Snell and Peter Doyle of Dartmouth College, Joan Garfield of the University of Minnesota, Tom Moore of Grinnell College, Bill Peterson of Middlebury College, and Ngambal Shah of Spelman College. more>>

  2. Introduction to Probability - Grinstead, Snell
    An online textbook in PDF format, by Charles M. Grinstead and J. Laurie Snell. more>>

  3. The Monty Hall Problem - Math Forum, a Classic Problem from the Ask Dr. Math FAQ
    Let's Make a Deal: If you're shown a goat behind the second of three doors, should you stay with your first choice or switch? more>>

  4. Permutations and Combinations - Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
    How to calculate all possible groupings of objects where order does - or doesn't - matter. more>>

  5. Probability and Statistics - Math Forum
    Links to some of the best Internet resources for probability and statistics: classroom materials, software, Internet projects, and public forums for discussion. more>>

  6. Probability and Statistics (MathPages) - Kevin Brown
    More than 40 "informal notes" by Kevin Brown on probability and statistics: evaluating probabilities of Boolean events, area under the bell curve, N items distributed in M bins, dice rolling a given sum, a better lottery, meetings and birthdays, on random chords, and many more. more>>

  7. Probability Explorer - Hollylynne Stohl
    An open-ended learning environment for Windows for representing data in multiple ways, engaging students in designing, simulating, and analyzing results of probability experiments. The software environment can be used for activities from upper elementary grades through high school. Data are represented in Probability Explorer with randomly generated icons that can be sorted, stacked (in a pictograph) or lined up in the sequence in which they occurred. A Pie Graph (relative frequency), Bar Graph (frequency), and Data Table (counts, fractions, decimals, and percents) are also available to display results in static form as well as changing dynamically during a simulation. A demo version available for download and the full version may be purchased. more>>

  8. Probability - Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
    An introduction to basic concepts. more>>

  9. The Probability Web - Bob Dobrow; Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Carleton College
    A collection of pages to serve people with interests in probability theory and its applications. Information is presented under the following headings: Probability links, Abstracts, Listservers, Newsgroups, People, Jobs, Journals, Software, Books, Booksellers, Conferences, Publishers and Miscellaneous. There is also a rudimentary search engine. Originally conceived by Phil Pollett. more>>

  10. The Problem of Points - Isaac Reed
    An age-old gambling problem led to the development of probability by French mathematicians Pascal and Fermat in the 17th century. more>>


 
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  1. 10 Lessons in Fractals, Complex Patterns, and Chaos - Jon Lee; Math Forum Teacher Exchange
    From the Wright-Connection 8-week summer program, in which Dayton, Ohio, middle and high school math and science teachers participated in the real-world applications of math and science at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The lessons, which emphasize ...more>>

  2. 42eXplore - Annette Lamb and Larry Johnson
    Web projects that offer definitions, activities, four good starting points, and many more links and resources for thematic topics such as charts and graphs; codes, ciphers and secret messages; fractals, tessellations, geometric shapes, and figures; number ...more>>

  3. 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test - NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
    9th Grade Math Practice Questions to test addition, multiplication, word-problem skills, and basic algebraic skills. Includes answers and explanations. From the Proficiency Building Activities of the NASA Lewis Research Center K-12 Program. ...more>>

  4. Academic OR/MS Courses on the Web - Armann Ingolfsson
    Links to Web pages of courses in Operations Research/Management Science and related fields offered at universities or colleges all over the world. Also short courses and tutorials on OR/MS-related topics. By Armann Ingolfsson for the INFORMS Forum on ...more>>

  5. Activity Resources - Activity Resources Inc.
    Created by Mary Laycock for mathematics teachers, with the goal of providing a real understanding of mathematics through hands-on (manipulative) activities. Purchase books and manipulatives on arithmetic, base ten, red and blue blocks, Cuisenaire rods, ...more>>

  6. Against All Odds Video Series: Timings - Gordon Smyth
    Gordon Smyth has timed each and every segment of the Against All Odds videos. A great time-saver if you want to show only segments of a particular video. Videos on statistics and probability concepts. ...more>>

  7. Air Pollution: A Local and Global Problem - Karen Bardeen
    Students investigate the problem of air pollution in a given location and research possible solutions using a variety of tools (laboratory technology, Internet resources, multimedia technology, etc.). Mathematics goals include estimating, making, and ...more>>

  8. Algebra in Simplest Terms - Annenberg Media
    In this video series for college and high school classrooms and adult learners, host Sol Garfunkel explains how algebra is used for solving real-world problems. Free sign up is required for first-time users of the online videos. Materials (videos and ...more>>

  9. alt.math.undergrad - Math Forum
    An unmoderated discussion forum for issues and problems pertaining to college undergraduate mathematics. Read and search archived messages; and register to post to the discussions. ...more>>

  10. Al Zimmermann's Programming Contests - Al Zimmermann
    An "arena where demented computer programmers compete for glory and for some cool prizes." Computationally intensive problems, often involving heuristics, have included "Point Packing," "Retaining Water" (based on magic squares), "Son of Darts," "Topswops" ...more>>

  11. Amazing Applications of Probability and Statistics - Kelly Rogers; Intuitor.com
    Intuitor.com's Prob. and Stat. page provides clear and concise information on a variety of topics covered in AP Statistics, including: Probability, binomial coefficients, data analysis, random numbers, skewness, hypothesis testing, and power. This ...more>>

  12. Andrew M.H. Alexander
    JavaScript by Alexander includes "the gear seer," which shows not just bike gear ratios but gear inches and meters development. Input wheel and tire size to see speed at a given cadence. This bicycle drivetrain visualizer further compares different drivetrains, ...more>>

  13. Andrew Odlyzko
    Home page of the Head of the Mathematics and Cryptography Research Department at AT&T Labs. The site contains a comprehensive list of his papers, most of which may be downloaded in LaTex, PDF, or PostScript form if they are not available as plain ...more>>

  14. Animated Math Glossary - Math Advantage - Harcourt Brace School Publishers
    A K-8 glossary of common mathematical terms, categorized by grade. Each entry has an example, most of which are animated. An "other" section at the end of the alphabet gives tables of metric and customary measurements, time, formulas, and symbols. You ...more>>

  15. anthropic-principle.com - Nick Bostrom
    A site on 'Anthropic reasoning', which involves concepts such as probability, objective chance, rationality, and observers. See problems like the Doomsday argument. ...more>>

  16. Applet Library (Project Links) - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    A library of applets in calculus; linear systems; differential equations; probability and statistics; and advanced math methods. Applets: Balance Applet; Beats; Bicycle Pedal; Bicycle Frame Angle, Frame Force, and Frame Length Analysis; Budget Optimization; ...more>>

  17. Applets for "Random Signals and Noise" - G. Tong Zhou, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Eleven Java applets to experiment with: the relative frequency approach to probability; random variables from known distributions; random variables from user-defined distributions; the Central Limit theorem; consistency of the sample mean estimator; select ...more>>

  18. Applied Management Science: Making Good Strategic Decisions - Prof. Hossein Arsham; University of Baltimore
    Syllabus and notes for a course in Operations Research and Management Science. Sections include Course Information (for students enrolled in the class); Overcome Decidophobia by Management Science Approach; Deterministic Models; Probabilistic Models; ...more>>

  19. Applied Probability Journals - Applied Probability Trust (APT)
    The Journal of Applied Probability and Advances in Applied Probability are published by Applied Probability Trust. Together they provide a forum for original research and reviews in applied probability, mapping the development of probability theory and ...more>>

  20. The Applied Probability Trust (APT) - University of Sheffield School of Mathematics and Statistics (SoMaS)
    Non-profit foundation for study and research in the mathematical sciences. It publishes research journals, a student magazine and occasional special volumes. The APT has been associated with the University of Sheffield School of Mathematics and Statistics ...more>>

  21. AP Statistics Listserv FAQ - Kim Robinson, Jared Derksen, Dan Teague
    Frequently Asked Questions site for the AP Statistics listserv discussion. Includes information for new AP Stats teachers, course content, exam details, and other resources. ...more>>

  22. Arbelos Internet Math Society - Bert Liberi and William F. Widulski, Westchester Communtiy College
    A mathematics society dedicated to the pursuit of elegance in problem-solving. Every month, solve challenging problems that require "more imagination than memorization." Also, access old problems and solutions; and study a list of heuristics of problem-solving, ...more>>

  23. Are You Better Than Average? - Todd Curtis
    Dice game developed to quickly demonstrate some of the basics of probability. You'll need one pair of dice, a throwing tray or other flat surface, and a score sheet. ...more>>

  24. arXiv.org e-Print archive - Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
    A major site for mathematics preprints that has incorporated many formerly independent specialist archives including alg-geom, funct-an, dg-ga, q-alg, auto-fms, cd-hg, MAGNUS, Several Complex Variables, Logic E-prints, Commutative Algebra, Dynamical Systems, ...more>>

  25. At Right Angles - Azim Premji University
    Journal of math pedagogy and educational technology published since 2012. Issues come out in March, July, and November, with sections such as "In the classroom" (ITC) and Problem Corner, as well as topical features, book reviews, pullouts, and more. ...more>>

  26. 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>>

  27. "Average" Temperature (Math Chat) - Frank Morgan, MAA Online
    Answering the challenge: The National Weather Service approximates the daily average temperature by the average of the daily high and low temperatures. Why is this such a good approximation? Mathematically, the approximation is good because Earth's warming ...more>>

  28. Bartlett Corrections - F. Cribari-Neto
    Introduction to and compilation of resources on Bartlett corrections: scalar transformations "applied to the likelihood ratio (LR) statistic that yields a new, improved test statistic which has a chi-squared null distribution to order O(1/n). This represents ...more>>

  29. The Basic Math Quick Reference Handbook - Pete Mitas
    This handbook, written by an experienced math teacher, lets you quickly look up definitions, facts, and problem solving steps. It includes over 700 detailed examples and tips to help someone improve their mathematical problem solving skills. The web ...more>>

  30. Bayesian Network tools in Java (BNJ) - William H. Hsu
    BNJ is an open-source suite of software tools for research and development using graphical models of probability. It is implemented in 100% pure Java and distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) by the Kansas State University Laboratory ...more>>

  31. Beacon Learning Center - Beacon Learning Center
    Beacon Learning Center is an online educational resource and professional development center funded through a grant from the U. S. Department of Education, 2000-2005. The resources posted in the Beacon database are products of professional development ...more>>

  32. Behind the Numbers - Jonathan Sills; ESPN SportsZone
    A monthly column that explores the gray area between math and sports and what happens when exact calculations meet the human, unpredictable factors that make sports so entertaining. A combinatoric and probabilistic analysis of changes in World Cup soccer ...more>>

  33. Benford's Law and Zipf's Law - Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles, Alexander Bogomolny
    With the eerie but uniform distribution of digits of randomly selected numbers, if the numbers under investigation are not entirely random but somehow socially or naturally related, the distribution of the first digit is not uniform. One may expect 1 ...more>>

  34. BenfordWiz
    Software that produces Benford numbers that obey Benford's Law. Hexagonal and octagonal numbers are also included in the data sets. ...more>>

  35. Bernoulli Society - Wilfrid Kendall
    An autonomous section of the International Statistical Institute, based at Warwick University in England. Its object is the advancement of the sciences of probability (including the theory of stochastic processes) and mathematical statistics, and of their ...more>>

  36. A Bibliography of Mathematics Education - Paul Ernest, University of Exeter, U.K.
    A 1994 electronic bibliography prepared for students at the University of Exeter, U.K. Contents: Society, Diversity And Mathematics Education; The Learning Of Mathematical Topics; The Psychology Of Learning Mathematics; Teaching Approaches And Resources ...more>>

  37. The Big List of Puzzle and Riddle Pages - MindBreakers Associates Inc.
    An annotated list of links to sites with collections of math and word puzzles; also the best puzzles (the files), ranked for coolness and difficulty, with solutions and discussion: Gold for free; Just draw a line...; Turn on a lightbulb; the Wizard and ...more>>

  38. The Birthday Problem - Math Forum, a Classic Problem from the Ask Dr. Math FAQ
    What if somebody offered to bet that at least two people in your math class had the same birthday? Would you take the bet? How large must a class be to make the probability of finding two people with the same birthday at least 50%? ...more>>

  39. The Birthday Problem (MSTE) - George Reese; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
    This activity discusses the probability that there will be at least two matching birthdays in a small group of people. It includes an online program that creates a set of dates at random. Introduction, simulation, questions, an explanation, and a note ...more>>

  40. Birthday Surprises - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
    It's rather unlikely that you and I share the same birthday (month and date). The more people you pull into the group, however, the more likely it is that at least two people will have matching dates. Ignoring the minor technicality of leap years, it's ...more>>

  41. Blue Web'n Learning Sites Library
    Learning Applications: a library of Internet-based instruction. Search for applications by grade level, application type, content area, Dewey number, and/or keyword. A Content Table shows the number of entries for each content area and application type ...more>>

  42. Book of Odds - Book of Odds, Inc.
    A dictionary "filled not with words, but with numbers - the odds of everyday life." The Book of Odds "contains hundreds of thousands of Odds Statements, from the odds of being the only one to survive a plane crash, to the odds of having a heart attack, ...more>>

  43. Books: Professional & Technical: Professional Science: Mathematics - Amazon.com
    Browse bestselling math books from the Professional and Technical Bookstore at Amazon.com, in such categories as Applied; Chaos & Systems; Geometry & Topology; Mathematical Analysis; Mathematical Physics; Number Systems; Pure Mathematics; Transformations; ...more>>

  44. Boy or Girl? - Math Forum, a Classic Problem from the Ask Dr. Math FAQ
    In a two-child family, one child is a boy. What is the probability that the other child is a girl? What if the older child is a boy? ...more>>

  45. BrainPOP Math - BrainPOP, LLC
    Short animated films that are simple and easy to understand on elementary mathematics, as well as health, science, and technology. Films often accompanied by quizzes. ...more>>

  46. Bray Proves Penrose Conjecture in General Relativity (Math Chat) - Frank Morgan, MAA Online
    In 1979 R. Schoen and S.-T. Yau proved that the total mass of a universe must be positive. Last year [1998] G. Huisken and T. Ilmanen proved that the total mass is at least as large as the largest constituent mass: M >_ m1. Finally this year [1999] H. ...more>>

  47. Brownian Motion - Charlie Geyer
    An applet that draws one-dimensional Brownian motion, with source code and a link to statistical Java applets by others. ...more>>

  48. Buffon's Needle - Michael J. Hurben
    A Java applet that simulates a Monte Carlo method for the estimation of the value of pi, 3.14159265... The user controls the speed of simulating the dropping of up to 100,000 needles or pins on equally spaced parallel lines, while a bar graph displays ...more>>

  49. Buffon's Needle (MSTE) - George Reese; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
    Buffon's Needle, first stated in 1777, is one of the oldest problems in the field of geometrical probability. It involves dropping a needle on a lined sheet of paper and determining the probability of the needle crossing one of the lines on the page. ...more>>

  50. Buffon's Needle - Paul Kunkel
    An investigation of the problem: Consider a plane, ruled with equidistant parallel lines, where the distance between the lines is D. A needle of length L is tossed onto the plane. What is the probability that the needle intersects one or more lines? ...more>>


 
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