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- Apply Mathematics Lesson Ideas, Grades 9 & 10 - Center for Applied Academics (Cullen's recommendation)
- Applications of mathematics in careers, including fighting forest fires, sportscasting, and designing roller coasters or computer games.
- Exploring Data
- A multi-level data analysis project for exploring sets of data about oceans using current technology, teaching Standards, and the Internet.
- The Data Library
- Collaborative Projects, Data Sets, and Other Sources of Data.
- Government Information Sharing Project
- A Web service for searching data collected, compiled, and published by government agencies, including federal statistical information such as 1990 Census of Population and Housing; Population Estimates by Age, Sex, and Race, 1990-1994; Equal Employment Opportunity File, 1990; School District Data Book Profiles, 1989-1990; and Earnings by Occupation and Education, 1990.
- Federal Statistics
- More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public. The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use.
- NCAA Statistics
- Select division, team or individual, and sport-specific statistics to obtain up-to-date data. Receive output on the web or by e-mail. Sports include Baseball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Football, Men's Ice Hockey, Men's Lacrosse, Women's Lacrosse, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Softball, and Women's Volleyball.
- Download Excel Files for the Math Classroom (Nils Ahbel)
- download Excel files on transformations, annual vs. compounded interest, arithmetic sequences and series, geometric sequences and series, height of an object over time, trigonometry modeling, synthetic division, Pascal's triangle, simulation of two die being rolled, simulation of a family with three children, and polynomial differences. View a sample output of many of these Excel pages.
- A site dedicated to improving crowd safety at music events worldwide, CrowdSafe sells several publications likely to contain concert data: the annual Rock Concert Safety Survey Reports, which reviews popular (rock, pop, rap, reggae, etc.) concert and festival crowd safety incidents, trends and issues worldwide; and their newsletter, dedicated to concert and public assembly crowd safety issues that cuts out the jive to bring you no-nonsense news, tips, expert opinions and guidelines from around the globe.
- Sells Consumer and Business Profiles available by company, category and geography for the U.S.; Traditional Advertising Expenditure Data of how much companies spend in total as well as by brand to advertise; Mapping business or consumer data for any U.S. geography; and more.
- Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics
- A comprehensive interactive resource for studying statistics, in four modules: HyperStat Online, an introductory-level hypertext statistics book; Simulations/Demonstrations; Case Studies; and Data Analysis Lab.
- DIGSTATS - Statistics - Central VA Governor's School for Science and Technology
- Pages for descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and graphical analysis, from the 1997 Central VA Governor's School for Science & Technology. Activities for spreadsheets and the graphing calculator.
- Euclid's Algorithm, Heron's Algorithm, Calculation of Pi (MSTE)
- Our group designed three Excel worksheets: one which uses Euclid's Algorithm to find the greatest common divisor (gcd) of two numbers, one which uses Heron's Algorithm to approximate the square root of a number, and one which approximates the value of pi.
- Internet Mathematics Library - Data Analysis
- The Math Forum will continue to add and annotate new sites.
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