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Author:Thomas McFarland, Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin System
Description: McFarland's handouts for courses such as Finite Mathematics, Basic Algebra, Calculus, and The Logic of Chess. Interactive (JavaScript) self-tests 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 (anti-product rule) -- solving for u and v'; improper integrals; differential equations; and "Which rule for derivatives is best?" Course pages also include story problems with "mouse-over" hints.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), 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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