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Thomas McFarland, Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin System  
McFarland's handouts for courses such as Finite Mathematics, Basic Algebra, Calculus, and The Logic of Chess. Interactive (JavaScript) selftests or explorations cover integer and fractional exponents; factoring; reducing, adding, multiplying, and dividing fractions; compound interest and annuities; graphing inequalities; simplex method; the pivot engine, which pivots a matrix on any element in a matrix; Venn diagrams; counting the size of sets; conditional probability; slopes of lines; the limit method; how to optimize functions; critical values, extrema, and inflection points; integration by substitution  solving for u; integration by parts (antiproduct rule)  solving for u and v'; improper integrals; differential equations; and "Which rule for derivatives is best?" Course pages also include story problems with "mouseover" hints.  


Levels:  Middle School (68), High School (912), College 
Languages:  English 
Resource Types:  Problems/Puzzles, Web Interactive/Java 
Math Topics:  Basic Algebra, Basic Operations, Exponents/Roots, Factors, Fractions/Decimals/Percents, Calculus (Single Variable), Linear Programming, Optimization, Functions, Inequalities, Bayesian Statistics, Probability 
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