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1993 New Car Data
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This dataset, created by Robin H. Locke of St. Lawrence University, describes 93 new cars for the 1993 model year with 26 variables, including price, mpg ratings, and engine size. It also illustrates a broad range of statistical techniques such as box-whisker plot, confidence intervals, difference in means, one-way ANOVA, contingency table, scatterplot, regression, and correlation. If further research is required the author has included a list of references.

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Mathematics
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Data Set
Lesson Plan
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
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Lock, Robin H.
2 x 2 Contingency Tables
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Created by David Lane of Rice University, this applet simulates experiments using 2 x 2 contingency tables. You specify the population proportions and the sample size and examine the effects on the probability of rejecting the null hypothesis. The author provides instructions and then five different exercises to practice these concepts. Overall, this is a nice interactive resource that allows users a more hands-on approach to statistics.

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Mathematics
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Interactive
Simulation
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
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Lane, David M.
ANOVA for Regression
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This site, created by Michelle Lacey of Yale University, gives an explanation, a definition and an example of ANOVA for regression. Topics include analysis of variance calculations for simple and multiple regression, and F-statistics. This is a great overview of this topic.

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Mathematics
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Lesson Plan
Student Guide
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Lacey, Michelle
Against All Odds: Inside Statistics
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Read the Fine Print
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With an emphasis on "doing" statistics, this series goes on location to help uncover statistical solutions to the puzzles of everyday life. Learn how data collection and manipulation Ń paired with intelligent judgement and common sense Ń can lead to more informed decision-making. This series can also be used as a resource for teacher professional development. A video instructional series on statistics for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 26 half-hour video programs.

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Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lecture
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Annenberg Learner
Internet Scout Project
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Internet Scout Project
American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC)
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The American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges was founded in 1974. It is the only organization exclusively devoted to providing a national forum for the improvement of mathematics instruction in the first two years of college. AMATYC has approximately 2,500 individual members and more than 100 institutional members in the United States and Canada. Educators in 47 states and one Canadian province are represented through AMATYC's 44 affiliate organizations. AMATYC provides professional development opportunities for educators interested in the first two years of collegiate mathematics instruction through an annual conference, summer institutes, traveling workshops, publications and projects. The ˘ď‹ďĐOnline Resources˘ď‹ď section of the site has links to mathematics materials including algebra, geometry, economics, quantitative literacy, trigonometry, and developmental math.

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Engineering
Technology
Education
Mathematics
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Lesson Plan
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American Mathematical Society Journals
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A list of mathematics journals with articles on the Web and a list of Web sites for printed journals, with tables of contents of issues, abstracts of papers, actual papers, information about submissions and subscriptions, etc. See also the Annual Listing of New Journals in Mathematics file, which notes newly established journals devoted to papers in mathematics, organized by year.

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Engineering
History, Law, Politics
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Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
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American Statistical Association: Statistics in Sports
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This section of the American Statistical Association website covers Statistics in Sports. Available here are a few older articles dealing with sports statistics and links to websites containing data for several professional and amateur sports, as well as websites with general news and information about sports, and a listing of official team websites for pro teams. A section called Statistics on the Web provides links to academic departments, conferences, and employers, while another section answers some frequently asked questions about sports statistics as a career. The website also provides an explanation of the Player Game Percentage (PGP) technique and uses the 2004 World Series as an example to demonstrate the technique. Educators will find a link to a website that offers suggestions of ways to incorporate sports statistics in the classroom.

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Education
Mathematics
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Internet Scout Project
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Internet Scout Project
Analysis Of Categorical Dependent Variables With SAS And SPSS
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This tutorial, created by Choong-Geun Chung of Indiana University, Bloomington, contains SAS and SPSS instructions for categorical analysis techniques such as logistic regression and probit regression including models for ordered or unordered multiple choices. Key concepts of this lesson include multinomial logistic and conditional logistic regression.

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Mathematics
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Lesson Plan
Student Guide
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
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Chung, Choong-Geun
Annenberg: Cast Your Vote
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This website by Annenberg Media addresses issues in statistics and polling. To enter the exhibit, you must complete a short online survey about your opinion on polling. Once you enter, you are taken through a year in "a fictitious election campaign for an inside look at the mathematics behind the polls and the news you hear everyday." The website reviews concepts such as random sampling, margin of error, confidence intervals, and ways in which surveys can "go wrong." The presentation is quick and easy to follow, ending with some examples of other instances where statistics comes into our daily lives. Links to related resources offer additional exploration of statistics.

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Education
Mathematics
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Internet Scout Project
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Internet Scout Project
The Anthill and Molecular Motion
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This website, created by Paul Trunfio and Gary McGath of Boston University's Center for Polymer Studies, provides the description and instructions for the the Anthill and Molecular Motion Java applet. Some of the topics covered include: mixing, diffusion, and contour plots. Overall, this is a fine resource for any mathematics classroom, especially one interested in statistics.

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Education
Mathematics
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Interactive
Simulation
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
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Author:
McGath, Gary
Trunfio, Paul
Applied Management Science: Making Good Decisions
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Hossein Arsham, Professor of Management Science and Statistics at the University of Baltimore, developed this site for his Applied Management Science course. The intent of the course is "to provide decision makers and analysts with tools that provide a logical structure for understanding problems as well as mathematical techniques for solving the problems that have been formulated." The web site contains notes on the methodology of management science, implementation of management science projects, optimization, linear programming, and formulation of network problems.

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Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Textbook
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Author:
Arsham, Hossein.
Assessing Product Reliability (Engineering Statistics Handbook)
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Created by Alan Heckert and James Filliben, this chapter of the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) Engineering Statistics handbook __ďĐdescribes the terms, models and techniques used to evaluate and predict product reliability. It contains an introduction, discussions on the assumptions, and sections on reliability data collection and analysis. The lesson is a fairly detailed overview of the statistical theories and applications of product reliability.

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Engineering
Mathematics
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Lesson Plan
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Author:
Filliben, James
Heckert, Alan
The Assessment Challenge in Statistics Education
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Created by authors Iddo Gal and Joan Garfield, respectively of the University of Haifa, Israel and University of Minnesota, this site provides the contents of the online book "The Assessment Challenge in Statistics Education." The authors structure the contents of the site in this manner: preface, curricular goals and assessment frameworks, assessing conceptual understanding of statistical ideas, innovative models for classroom assessment and assessing understanding of probability. This is a great resource filled with lesson plans, nearly nineteen, concerning statistics education.

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Education
Mathematics
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Lesson Plan
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Author:
Gal, Iddo
Garfield, Joan
BGIM : Maximum Likelihood Estimation Primer
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Created by Shaun Purcell of the Social, Genetic and Development Pyschiatry Research Centre, this set of pages is an introduction to the maximum likelihood estimation. It discusses the likelihood and log-likelihood functions and the process of optimizing. The author breaks the page down in this way: introduction, model-fitting, MLE in practice, likelihood ratio test, MLE analysis of twin data and MLE analysis of linkage data. The author offers further reading for extra study of this statistical method.

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Mathematics
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Lesson Plan
Student Guide
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Author:
Purcell, Shaun
Backpack Project
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Spurred by an orthopedic surgeon's report recommending how much weight a person should carry, teams of fifth and twelfth graders examined student backpack weights in relation to body weights in all three divisions of their school, weighing over 800 students and their backpacks and analyzing the data by gender, grade, and school division, using the Minitab statistics software package. The collaborative study includes rationale, hypotheses (predictions), methods (including explanation of boxplots), statistical results, analysis of the data, interviews (of administrators and nurse), and the student teams' recommendations for a healthy back. The site also offers related links about backpack weight and health concerns, and a "Backpack Rap."

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Engineering
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Case Study
Data Set
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Author:
Chauveau, Phy
Bacteria Allocation Using Monte Carlo
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This applet, created by David Hill and Lila Roberts, uses the Monte Carlo technique to simulate a count of bacteria that are present as a result of a certain sampling process. This simulation could be modified to perform other experiments. This experiment is geared towards high school calculus students or probability courses for mathematics majors in college. Students must possess a basic understanding of probability concepts before performing this experiment. Overall, it is a nice activity for a mathematics classroom.

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Mathematics
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Data Set
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Student Guide
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Author:
Hill, David R.
Roberts, Lila F.
Bayesian Calculator
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This page, created by Michael H. Birnbaum of Fullerton University, uses Bayes' Theorem to calculate the probability of a hypothesis given a datum. An example about cancer is given to help users understand Bayes' Theorem and the calculator. This page is a great representation of conditional probability. Detailed instructions are provided on proper use of the calculator.

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Mathematics
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Interactive
Simulation
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Author:
Birnbaum, Michael H.
Beating The Numbers Game: Effective Teaching In Large Classes
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Teaching a large class effectively is hard work, but it's possible to do it even if you're not a big-league entertainer. If you make the necessary logistical arrangements far enough in advance, provide plenty of active learning experiences in the classroom instead of relying on straight lecturing, and take full advantage of the power of teams in both in-class and out-of-class work, large classes can come close to being as educationally rewarding as small classes. The instructor's satisfaction may be even greater in the large classes: after all, many professors can teach 15 students effectively, but when you do it with 100 or more you know you've really accomplished something.

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Engineering
Education
Mathematics
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Lesson Plan
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Author:
Felder, Richard
Bernoulli Trials
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This online, interactive lesson on Bernoulli provides examples, exercises, and applets. The site, created by Kyle Siegrist of the University of Alabama - Huntsville, covers binomial, geometric, negative binomial, and multinomial distributions. This page is a part of a much larger virtual laboratory on mathematics. It provides a great overview of Bernoulli trials, but also links users to additional lessons on mathematics.

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Mathematics
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Data Set
Interactive
Simulation
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Author:
Siegrist, Kyle
The Binomial Distribution
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This site, presented by the Department of Statistics at Yale University, gives an explanation of, an example of, and a definition for binomial distributions including counts, proportions, and normal approximation. Overall, this is a great resource for any mathematics classroom studying statistics.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Author:
Lacey, Michelle