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Poisson Processes

Discrete Random Variables (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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Guides students through exploration of properties of the Poisson and Exponential distributions (applets embedded).
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Poker Experiment

Probability of event (Math 7)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Java applet that simulates poker hands (runs from Mozilla Firefox). Reports experimental and theoretical probabilities on nine different types of hands (5card).
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Polar Derivatives

Planar curves  polar form (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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A Java applet that explores the derivatives of polar curves, with activities to try using the applet. Includes a rescalable presentation version with large fonts.
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Polar Form of Complex Numbers ...

Trig or Polar Form (Trigonometry) 
Flash 
Support Material 

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This minilesson explains how to write complex numbers in polar form in terms of a distance from the origin and a direction (or angle) from the positive horizontal axis.
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PolarRectangular Coordinates ...

Polar to Rectangular (Trigonometry)+ 
Flash 
Support Material 

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This minilesson explains how to convert rectangular coordinates to polar coordinates, and vice versa.
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Pollution and Peppered Moths

Discrete Random Variables (Probability & Statistics) 
JavaScript 
Tool 

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This model explores the effects of pollution and bird predation on the protective coloration of peppered moths (through directed selection). A series of questions guides students' explorations.
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Poly

Polyhedra (Math 5)+ 
Computer 
Tool 

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Poly is a shareware program for exploring and constructing polyhedra. With Poly, you can manipulate polyhedral solids on the computer in a variety of ways. Flattened versions (nets) of polyhedra may b...
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Poly Fit Applet

NonLinear Relationships (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This applet fits the best polynomial of a specified order to the data supplied by the user (least squares method). The maximum allowable polynomial order to be specified is 10 if the number of points...
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Polygon Basics

Angles of polygons (Math 7)+ 
JavaScript 
Tool 

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The user learns about polygons and how to find the sum of the interior angles of any given polygon. After viewing examples, users can interactively test their understanding of properties of polygons.
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Polygon Creator

Polygons (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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With this applet you can create polygons. The trick is to figure out the properties of polygons (the sum of the interior angles) so that you can instruct the program to produce legitimate polygons. ...
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Polygon Properties

Geometry in the plane (Math 7)+ 
JavaScript 
Support Material 

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The user reviews polygons, the different types, formulas for area and angle sum, parts of polygons, and names of polygons.
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Polygon Sort

Classify geometric objects (Math 3)+ 
Flash 
Tool 

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Sort these polygons using a Carroll diagram. Watch them bounce back if you put them in the wrong location.
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Polygon definition  Math Open...

Polygons (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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An interactive applet and associated web page that demonstrate polygons. The applet
shows a polygon which is initially an irregular convex pentagon. The user can drag any vertex and a message sh...
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PolygonBased Words

Classify geometric objects (Math 4)+ 
Computer 
Support Material 

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Provides interesting words that contain the names of polygons.
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PolygonFlux

Geometry in the plane (Math 5)+ 
iPad 
Tool 
$ 
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PolygonFlux lets you experience the flow of energy inside a polygon. In simplest terms, it traces the path of a point bouncing around inside a polygon of your choice, generating a pretty pattern.
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PolygonTrix

Geometry in the plane (Math 5)+ 
iPad 
Tool 
$ 
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Every school child has played with a pool ball on a rectangular table or a carom puck on a square board. What would change if the table were a triangle or a pentagon? PolygonTrix is a game that s...
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Polygons

Classify geometric objects (Math 3)+ 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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This lesson has online resources that teach basic concepts about polygons.
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Polygons (Getting Started: Geo...

Polygons (Geometry) 
Flash 
Support Material 

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This minilesson explains the basics of polygons, accepted patterns of names, polygon parts, special polygons, etc..
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Polygons Unit Quiz

Triangles (Geometry)+ 
JavaScript 
Tool 

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Users interactively test their understanding of polygons and area with this unit quiz.
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Polyhedra

Polyhedra (Math 7)+ 
Computer 
Support Material 

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This page has rotating illustrations of polyhedra.
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Polyhedra Discussion

Probability (Math 6)+ 
Calculator 
Support Material 

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Questions about dice lead to a discussion of polyhedra and geometric probability.
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Polyhedron

Geometry in space (Math 4)+ 
Mobile Device 
Tool 

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View and spin any of the 80 uniform polyhedra, beautiful mathematical objects with high degrees of symmetry. Uniform polyhedra include the Platonic solids (tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, icosahedron a...
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Polynomial Approximations

Taylor polynomials (Calculus) 
Computer 
Support Material 

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Introduces Taylor polynomials as approximation to functions.
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Polynomial Differentiation App...

Derivatives of basic functions (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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The applet calculates the first derivative and second derivative of a polynomial supplied by the user. The maximum order available is 5 and the minimum allowable polynomial order is 2.
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Polynomial Function Graphs

Polynomials (Algebra II) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Students can look at graphs of degrees 0 through 5 and see the effects of changing the coefficients a, b, c, d and e on each graph by moving sliders. Allows students to see how the different cubic fu...
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