 Parabolic Path to a Best BestFit Line  Jeff Reinhardt and Joe Simons
To find the best bestfit line for a set of data, students will determine the line that minimizes the sum of the squared deviations from the observed data to that line. This activity uses dynamic statistical software (Fathom™ 2) to engage students in
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 Parallel Applications in Statistics and Economics (PASE)
Announcements of meetings, previous PASE workshops and where conference proceedings are published. Subjects: parallel algorithms and artificial neural networks; dynamical chaotic systems and fuzzy logic; stochastic optimization concepts; genetic algorithms
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 Passy's World of Mathematics
Lesson outlines by this Australianborn math teacher include Venn diagram word problems, combining like terms, translate word equations, and isometric drawing and 3d cubes; PowerPoint presentations include traversable networks, sharing using ratios, real
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 Pat Thompson's Home Page  Patrick W. Thompson
Research on students' development of algebra and calculus ideas in grades 316, on the nature of multiplicative reasoning and its role in learning sophisticated mathematical ideas, and on teaching and learning statistical and probabilistic reasoning.
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 Peanut Software for Windows  Rick Parris
Abstracts and links for downloading free mathematics software: Wingeom (highprecision geometric constructions); Winplot (generalpurpose plotting utility); Winstats (scatter plots, curve fitting, histograms, statistical data, and standard theoretical
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 Pearson Learning  Dale Seymour Publications
A leading publisher of educational materials, emphasizing math, science, and the arts. The site contains: an online catalog; math curricula include: CMP (the Connected Mathematics Project) and Investigations (Investigations in Number, Data, and Space,
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 Peter Doyle  Mathematics, Univ. of California at San Diego
Advanced tutorials, proofs and papers, mostly statistics, probability, geometry, and graph theory, but with examples from other mathematics areas as well. Don't miss Dr. Doyle's Flip Flops.
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 Physicscatalyst
Study notes, videos, formula sheets, solved examples, solutions from India's National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), and more for middle and high school maths.
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 Physics Forums
Discussions emphasize physics, but "PF" also includes an entire directory on mathematics: General Math; Calculus & Analysis; Differential Equations; Linear & Abstract Algebra; Topology & Geometry; Set Theory, Logic, Probability, and Statistics;
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 Pick a number from 1 to 10 ... for SCIENCE!  Alec Perkins
"When asked 'pick a number from 1 to 10,' people tend to pick certain numbers more than others, in particular 7 and 4 over the extremes...." Participate by choosing your own number; see bar graphs and line plots of data submitted thus far according to
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 Picking Winners  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
One of the attractive features of spectator sports is the uncertainty of the outcome. Even when one team is overwhelmingly favored to win, the underdog may still come through with a surprising victory. Nonetheless, the ability to pick winners can be of
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 Pitfalls of Data Analysis  Clay Helberg
Subtitled "... or How to Avoid Lies and Damned Lies," this paper discusses what people "often overlook in their data analysis, and ways people sometimes 'bend the rules' of statistics to support their viewpoint." Tips to ensure the clarity and accuracy
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 PlaneMath  InfoUse, in cooperation with NASA
Materials for elementary school students about math and aeronautics, designed to stimulate and motivate students with physical disabilities in grades 47 to pursue aeronauticsrelated careers via the development and delivery of accessible math education
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 Play Ball (SMILE)  Roslyn N. Matthews, South Shore High School
A baseball lesson designed to teach students to compute batting and earned run averages; given general dimensions of the playing field and some equipment, change the units to the metric system; find the diagonal distance from 3rd base to 1st base; and
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 Pop Clock  Susan Boone
A lesson on data collection, problem solving, research skills, interpolation of data. Students review the Census Bureau's home page on the Internet and gather data regarding trends in population. They study these data and make predictions of future populations,
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 The postIMO97 web page  Olimpíada Matemática Argentina
Problems and results from the math olympics held in Argentina in July, 1997. Available in English and Spanish, with problems also in French, Russian, German, and a host of other languages.
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 The Power of One  Robert Matthews, The New Scientist
Benford's law demands that around 30 per cent of the numbers in a given data set will start with a 1, 18 per cent with a 2, right down to just 4.6 per cent starting with a 9. This essay provides a mathematical history behind the counterintuitive law,
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 The Practice of Statistics  Yates, Moore & Starnes; W. H. Freeman & Co.
A free resource for students and instructors using the statistics textbook The Practice of Statistics. Take online quizzes for each chapter; read EESEE (Encyclopedia of Statistical Examples and Exercises) case studies ranging from "Is Old Faithful Faithful?"
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 PreCalculus Problem of the Week  Math Forum
Math problems for students who had finished studying topics commonly covered in firstyear algebra and high school geometry. From 2002 to 2003, problems involved probability, statistics, discrete math, and trigonometry. The goal was to challenge students
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 Printable Math Worksheets  TestDesigner.com
Free printable math worksheets, with answer keys, on number concepts, measurement, geometry, algebra, and statistics. Customize your own tests by selecting from the growing database of questions  or create your own.
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 Printables: Student Handouts  The Learning Network
PDF format printable handouts. Browse by grade or subject; check out the featured handouts; or search for a topic of your choice. Other resources also available through the Lesson Planning Center links on the site.
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 PRISMNEO: Programming Remediation and Intervention for Students in Mathematics  Near North School District, Ontario, Canada
Handson Geometer's Sketchpad manipulativesplus "some things that cannot be done by hand!" The GSP files, as well as some QuickTime movies, are organized into Grade 7, Grade 8, and Grade 9 under the following topics: area, central tendency, equations,
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 Probability and Quantile Applets  Balasubramanian Narasimhan
The Probability Applet calculates areas under the standard normal density curves. You are presented with two fields and three buttons on top of a normal density curve. The buttons allow you to calculate areas to the left or to the right or between. The
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 Probability and Statistics with Reliability, Queuing, and Computer Science Applications  Kishor Trivedi
Powerpoint slides of chapters of the John Wiley publication Probability and Statistics with Reliability, Queuing and Computer Science Applications.
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 Probability  Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles, Alexander Bogomolny
A short essay on probability theory, with links to some wellknown problems: Monty Hall Dilemma; Three pancakes problem; Lewis Carroll's problem; Bertrand's Paradox; Bear cubs problem; Misuse and Misconception of Statistics; Pauling's joke; Probability
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 Probability/Statistics and Calculus Problems of the Week (PCPOW)  Kentridge High School, Kent, WA
Probability, statistics, and calculus problems and solutions, some of which date back to 1999.
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 Probability/Statistics: First Semester Project  Lisa Stanfill; Math Forum Teacher Exchange
A culminating project developed as part of a probability and statistics class, designed to help students put the topics of data collection, organization, presentation and interpretation together to see how and why learning that content is important.
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 Problem Solving in Mathematics  Jim Wilson; Univ. of Georgia
Problems in algebra, geometry, conversion, cryptarithm, "mean," trigonometry, and a mixture of all, many with comments and solutions, from a course given in the Dept. of Mathematics Education at the University of Georgia. The site also provides links
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 Problems with a Point  Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
A collection of problems designed to help students in grades 612 learn new mathematical ideas by building on old ones. Varying in difficulty and approaches, these problems are useful for teachers, students, parents, math clubs, homeschoolers, and others.
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 Production Functions and Cost Schedules  Elmer G. Wiens; Egwald Web Services Ltd.
Production functions, such as the CobbDouglas and CES, underly cost
schedules used to model firms in microeconomics. The models illustrate
this link and show the relation between long and short run cost schedules.
Uses calculus (Langrangians)
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 Productive Struggle
Group blog, with most contributions by secondary math and science teachers, that aims to "push teachers to learn in the same way that we push our students to learn" and "work together to make our struggles productive." Posts, which date back to March,
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 Professional Development Center (PDC)  Key Curriculum Press
Professional development opportunities from summer institutes to weekend workshops for teachers across the United States, with scheduled 1day, 3day, and 7day courses, as well as opportunities for custom offerings specific to district needs. In particular,
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 Professional Homework Help
Solutions to your mathematics and statistics homework problems. Request a free quote.
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 Professor Freedman's Math Help  Ellen Freedman
A mixture of sound, animation, humor and personal advice dealing with math anxiety for the adult student and community college learner. The site includes tutorial lessons, math assignments, study skills tips, information on learning styles, an online
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 Professor Geek  Jardel de Paula Pereira
Blog educacional com atividades, vestibulares, simulados, jogos, dicas para estudantes, e mais. Antigamente conhecido como Aprendaki.tk.
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 ProFootballFocus.com  Neil Hornsby
Which tight end (TE) is the best blocker for run and for pass? Which cornerback (CB) is the best run defender? Which tackle (T) was the worst pass protector in 2010? ProFootballFocus.com offers indepth and unique information on professional football
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 Prognosis  Johann Rost
Business software that uses artificial intelligence and statistical methodology to achieve forecasting accuracy for market shares, sales, profits, demand for services or material, etc. The program does not require a background in statistics or time series
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 Project Atmosphere Australia Online  Sel Kerans; Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Online meteorological activities open to international schools. The site provides access to Australian weather observations, forecasts, and archived weather statistics, with information designed to educate the general public about weather and related
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 ProjectBased Instruction in Mathematics for the Liberal Arts  M. B. Ulmer; University of South Carolina at Spartanburg
Information and activities/projects for a complete projectbased postalgebra course for liberal arts majors, also suitable for use with high school courses following algebra. Activities are in PDF format.
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 Project Interactivate  Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.
Interactive middle school lessons on number and operations, geometry and measurement, functions and algebra, and probability and statistics. They feature: online activities (illustrative Java applets including: Venn diagrams; clock arithmetic; Pythagorean
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 Project SkyMath: Making Mathematical Connections  University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Using the science and language of patterns to explore the weather. A middle school mathematics module using realtime weather data and current environmental issues to promote the learning of significant mathematics, consistent with the NCTM Standards.
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 Projet Folium
Folium est un ensemble organisé d'articles sur les mathématiques, du cours aux biographies de mathématiciens célèbres, en passant par les exos les plus classiques et les théorèmes les plus puissants. Articles
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 Public Domain Materials  Mike Jones
A collection of public domain instructional and expository materials from a USborn math teacher who teaches in China. Microsoft Word and PDF downloads include a monthly circular consisting of short problems, "The BowandArrow Problem," and "Twinkle
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 Publishing and Journals  Dept. of Statistics, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
Journals and book series edited by UCLA Statistics faculty, and/or distributed by UCLA Statistical Consulting. Journals: Evaluation Review; Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics; Journal of Multivariate Analysis; Journal of Statistical Software.
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 Quantitative Environmental Learning Project (QELP)  Greg Langkamp and Joe Hull, Seattle Central Community College
Supported by the NSF, QELP provides resources to integrate math and environmental science in college classrooms. It features data sets (search by
math or environment topic), a book of classroom exercises, and links to relevant Web sites. Each data set
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 Quantum Games  Ivars Peterson  Science News Online
Scientists studying quantum computation offer new perspectives on coin tossing, chess, and game theory. Theorists intend to apply the peculiarities of quantum behavior to game theory, two previously unrelated fields. These researchers propose that the
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 Quelques feuilles de Maple  Maple expliqué en français  Canonne
An introduction to Maple in French. Algèbre Linéaire; Equations Différentielles; Equations et Inéquations; Fonctions; Géométrie; Graphiques; Polynômes et Fractions rationnelles; Programmation; Statistiques.
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 Query Interface to the Contents of the Mathematics Archives  University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)
Search software, abstracts and reviews; teaching materials, etc. by keyword.
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 Questionnaire Design and Surveys Sampling  Prof. Hossein Arsham; University of Baltimore
Course notes on basic statistical analyses of data from sample surveys, especially for marketing science.
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 Quirky Video Poker  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
The lure of easy money brings gullible bettors back again and again to the game of video poker  an immensely popular pastime in casinos and other gambling venues throughout the United States. Most players are bound to lose money, says Todd D. Mateer,
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