 The Art of the Experiment: Educational Software  Symynet; Jeff Rasmussen, Ph.D.
Elearning software that teaches statistical analysis in the context of experimental design. Program information, free demo, pricing and discount information, and ordering information are all available on the site.
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 ... Before This Decade Is Out ...  Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
With four thousand professionally active mathematicians gathered together, the January Joint Meeting provides an opportunity to check the pulse of the US mathematical community and to look for any significant new trends... "Make the preparation of K12
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 Beyond the IndividualSocial Antimony in Discussions of Piaget and Vygotsky  Cole, Wertsch
A discussion of the ongoing debate about the relation between the ideas of Vygotsky and Piaget, emphasizing a cardinal difference between them: their views concerning the importance of culture, in particular, the role of mediation of action through artifacts,
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 Clash of the Chess Titans  Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
Thoughts on the KasparovDeep Blue match of 3 May 1997. Throughout history, people have been building machines that can perform tasks better than humans. When Kasparov, referring to his upcoming match, talks about "an area that defines human beings,"
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 Doug's Home Page  Douglas J. Ingalls
Includes mathematical interests such as images of fractal applications of Newton's Method and Gibb's Phenomena, with related programs in FORTRAN and BASIC, a discussion of the apparent depth problem in optics, and how multiple decisions can be reduced
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 ExperSim: Experimental Simulations  McClelland, Polson; University of Colorado
Generate simulated experimental data for four studies  Imprinting in Precocial Birds (Rajecki), The Etiology of Schizophrenia (Main), Motivational Factors in Routine Performance (Mueller), and Social Facilitation (Rajecki & HalsteadNussloch). For
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 Forget 'Back to Basics.' It's Time for 'Forward to (the New) Basics.'  Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
What is the best way to prepare our children for life in the twentyfirst century? The first thing to realize is that the nation needs only 3 or 4 percent of the population to be highly skilled in mathematics. Of the remainder, hardly any will ever need
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 Gardner's Multiple Intelligences  PoChing Wang; the Key School
Howard Gardner, a Harvard psychologist, won a MacArthur Foundation genius grant in 1981. In his 1983 book Frames of Mind Gardner attacks the notion of generalized intelligence, identifying instead seven intelligences or areas of intellectual competence.
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 Gary Ramseyer  Dept. of Psychology, Illinois State University
A professor of psychology, specializing in statistics and measurement. His site features the First Internet Gallery of Statistics Jokes and a column on statistical topics of interest, with an archive. Columns include: the birthday problem (given a room
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 The K12 View from Oregon  Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
Comments by Sir Roger Penrose, Ivars Peterson, Ralph Abraham, and Keith Devlin at an Oct. 2 1997 "Math Summit" on the question: "Outline what you think is important in a mathematics education to prepare students for life in the next millennium." Education
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 Lev Semenovich Vygotsky Centennial Project  A.J. Lock, Dept. of Psychology, Massey University, New Zealand
A 1996 site cataloguing resources on Lev Semenovich Vygotsky (18961934), marking the centenary of Vygotsky's birth by setting up the equivalent of a Web conference on his opus. The site invites people to submit a piece of around 1000 words as comments
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 Mathematicians and Philosophers: Chalk and Cheese?  Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
...mathematicians and philosophers go about their business in very different ways, and on the whole they don't mix. Mathematicians who arguably would benefit from reading works in philosophy rarely do so  books by Daniel Dennett and John Searle excepted
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 Mathematics and Statistics: Academic Press  Elsevier
This imprint of Elsevier offers over 100 print and eBook titles in mathematics and statistics.
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 Mathematics Journals (AMS)  American Mathematical Society
A list of mathematics journals with articles on the Web and a list of Web sites for printed journals, with tables of contents of issues, abstracts of papers, actual papers, information about submissions and subscriptions, etc. See also the Annual Listing
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 Math + Rigor = College  Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
According to the recent US Department of Education Report Mathematics Equals Opportunity, completion of a rigorous program of mathematics at high school pays huge dividends when it comes time to enter college, regardless of the course of study pursued
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 Math TV: Life by the Numbers  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Can you believe it: mathematics in the same company as the U.S. primetime television shows Beverly Hills 90210, Spin City, The Nanny, and Star Trek: Voyager? That unusual juxtaposition will happen in coming weeks when the Public Broadcasting System airs
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 Memory, Mental Arithmetic, and Mathematics  MacTutor Math History Archives
All the mathematicians whose biographies are given in the MacTutor archive exhibited extraordinary mental powers. This article examines a few mathematicians who showed extraordinary powers of memory and calculating, together with a number of people who
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 Null Science  Ivars Peterson  Science News Online
A growing number of psychologists charge that their field needs to wean itself from the mindless application of certain statistical practices, especially a technique known as null hypothesis or significance testing, where the investigator typically gathers
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 Observer Mechanics: a Formal Theory of Perception  Bennett, Hoffman, Prakash
Full book online in pdf format. An inquiry into the subject of perception, the book suggests an approach to the study of perception that attempts to be both rigorous and general. The authors also attempt to introduce a new formalism, including mathematical
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 Of Men, Mathematics, and Myths  Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
"With the Unabomber now firmly implanted in the public psyche as "a mathematician," the caricature of the mathematician as the misunderstood, antisocial loner has received a considerable boost. That much of mathematics these days is done by two or more
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 The Prisoners' Dilemma  F. Heylighen, Principia Cybernetica Web
Cooperation in game theory: the principle of suboptimization. A game that has been and continues to be studied by people in a variety of disciplines, ranging from biology through sociology and public policy. It is a "nonzerosum" game: the best strategy
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 Psychosemiotic Theory and Educational Practice  Alice Leonard
Walkerdine and Corran's (1979) paper showed how psychosemiology may account for developmental data as a potentially fruitful alternative to the better known stage theories, like that of Piaget. They argued that learning mathematics is an ideal activity
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 Reflections on Deep Blue  Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
We generally assume that the ability to play a good game of chess requires intelligence when it comes to people. Why not for chessplaying machines as well? Well, here is one argument that shows that things are not so simple. One aspect of human intelligence,
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 The RetroPsychoKinesis Project  Peter Moore and John Walker
Retropsychokinesis (RPK) is the claimed ability of certain subjects to alter random data generated, but not examined, prior to the time the data are presented to the subject. Read about or run bell curve, clock face, or pendulum feedback programs (Java
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 Samuel Arbesman
Research and writings by the author of The HalfLife of Facts. As an applied mathematician and network scientist, Arbesman's delves into the science of science, nature of productivity and prosocial behavior within cities, the structure and function of
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 SelfInstructional Mathematics Tutorials  Center for Support of Teaching and Learning, Syracuse University
Selfinstructional material for university students of chemistry, economics, political science and/or psychology. Math topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, tables, bar graphs, circle graphs, the visual display of information,
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 Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences
An association of researchers and practitioners interested in applying dynamical systems, chaos, and complexity theory to psychology and the life sciences. Joining the society; contents and submission information for the journal Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology,
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 Statistical Education through Problem Solving (STEPS)  STEPS TLTP Consortium
The STEPS consortium in the U.K. has developed problembased modules to support the teaching of Statistics in Biology, Business, Geography, (Windows) and Psychology (Windows and Mac). The software is freely available to educational institutions, and can
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 Strategy and Conflict: An Introductory Sketch of Game Theory  Roger A. McCain
Game theory is an interdisciplinary approach to studying human behavior that touches on computer science, social sciences, and behavioral sciences. Designed as a supplement to existing texts as a means of making the basic ideas a bit more accessible,
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 Tversky's Legacy Revisited  Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
"Amos Tversky died earlier this year. To mathematicians, the Stanfordbased psychologist is best known for the research he did with his colleague Daniel Kahneman in the early 1970s, into the way people judge probabilities and estimate likely outcomes
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 Using the Internet: Mathematics  Douglas Butler; Pearson Publishing (U.K.)
A 55page looseleaf book compiled to save teachers time finding excellent resources on the WWW and to provide a curriculumbased bank of ideas. Support activities do not demand that students have free access to the Web. The pack is divided into ten main
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 Visual Intelligence: How We Create What We See  Donald D. Hoffman
Visual intelligence, cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman writes, is the power that people use to "construct an experience of objects out of colors, lines, and motions." The site includes: places to buy the book; the text of the preface; and animations
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 Weighing the Evidence  Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
Hundreds of thousands of years of evolution have equipped us with many useful mental abilities  our instinct to avoid many dangerous situations and our use of language are two obvious examples. However, evolution has not equipped us to handle statistical
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 Wildlife Trade: Buyer Beware  Shelly Peretz, Thornridge High School, Dolton, IL
Collecting and analyzing consumer values, attitudes, and beliefs regarding wildlife trade and endangered species: a project that demonstrates the feasibility of integrating learning strategies, math, social studies and science within a traditional high
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