Discovering Important Statistical Concepts Using Spreadsheets (DISCUS)
DISCUS is a set of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets designed for teaching first year undergraduate level statistics. Students can use them on their own and do not need prior knowledge of Excel. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, binomial distributions, and regression etc. This page has links to more info about each topic, an independent review of DISCUS, and a DISCUS download. It also links to information on the creation of a Spanish version of DISCUS called Tutorial para el Aprendi
Data Plotting and Fitting
This Data Plotting and Fitting page was developed as a third year laboratory for the School of Physics, University of New South Wales. The program will plot data into several different graphs. Graphs include a line graph, linear regression fit, exponential fit, power fit, Gaussian fit and Cos squared fit. The program can also calculate fit for the data if required.
Crossroads in Mathematics: Standards for introductory college mathematics before calculus.
Crossroads in Mathematics: Standards for Introductory College Mathematics Before Calculus has two major goals: to improve mathematics education at two-year colleges and at the lower division of four-year colleges and universities and to encourage more students to study mathematics. The document presents standards that are intended to revitalize the mathematics curriculum preceding calculus and to stimulate changes in instructional methods so that students will be engaged as active learners in wo
Campus Nitrogen Budget
This semester-long project uses the nitrogen budget to link campus operations with local ecology. Students can work independently or in groups to research the inputs, outputs and subsystem transfers of nitrogen on their campus. The data could be used to evaluate the effect of campus sustainability efforts, energy efficiency options, and other campus policies. This SERC Starting Point site includes learning goals, context for use, teaching tips and materials, assessment, and references.
Feelings of exclusion from the political process in the African American Community. Program analyzes why African American candidates were unable to win appointment to either Boston's School Committee or City Council in the 1975 elections. Guest host James Rowe of WILD Radio News speaks with Clarence Dilday (attorney and unsuccessful candidate for City Council), John O'Bryant (Director of the Dimock Community Health Center and unsuccessful candidate for School Committee), Richard Taylor (John O'B
Ad agency works with minority students
Deborah Wang reports that minority workers are underrepresented in the advertising industry. Wang interviews Bink Garrison (Ingalls, Quinn and Johnson) about the lack of minority workers in the industry. Wang's report includes footage of workers in the offices of Ingalls, Quinn and Johnson (advertising firm). Wang reports that Ingalls, Quinn and Johnson is participating in industry efforts to attract students into the industry. Wang notes that the Ad Club at English High School teaches students
Asian Pacific Heritage Celebration
David Sakura recalls life in Japanese detention camps in the United States during World War II. Program celebrates President Carter's bill proclaiming May 4 - May 10 Asian Pacific Heritage Week in honor of the cultural traditions of Asian Americans. Host Barbara Barrow-Murray speaks with Dr. David Sakura (part of Boston's Asian Pacific Heritage Week planning committee and member of the Japanese American Citizen's League) and Tin Yue Wan (a noted Chinese artist) in separate interviews. Topics of
You will provide travel guidance to interplanetary travelers. You must ensure that travelers know enough about Mars to plan well, to know the best spots to visit, and at what time of year to visit them. You must become experts on Mars, so you can knowledgeably compare and contrast at most three possible resort locations on Mars to your customers. You need to know how to help travelers have safe and pleasant journeys and provide information they will need about Mars, about what they should take (
Northeastern Athletics - Paws getting ready for Huskies Basketball!
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eSAR FdEng NC & FD SD 0809
Abstract: Q1 – How well do learners achieve? Reference Question Strength Adequate Weakness Comments Evidence Action By Whom? Target Date,Description: Electronic Self Assessment Report for Programme: FdEng Network Computing & FdEng Software Development 2009/2010
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
Hosted by Access Excellence at the National Health Museum, the Backyard Birding -- Research Project was created by Monte Vista high school teacher Stan Hitomi. This hands-on project is targeted towards high school-aged life science and biology students and can be adapted to run from between two months to an entire year. The project emphasizes research, cooperative learning, and community outreach skills as students construct bird feeders, maintain a journal, design a research project, and commun
Resources - Tech Tips
Information on biotechnology primarily related to protein and antibody isolation, purification and analysis as well as some trouble-shooting information.
Animal ages : do dogs age faster than people?
This activity challenges students to calculate the age of a large dog in equivalent human years. The activity, part of the Figure This! collection of 80 real world math challenges, explains the importance of conversion formulas to statisticians, scientists, and engineers. The Hint points out that the dog's growth rate changes after the first year. Related questions ask students to develop formulas that show the relationships between human years and the ages of small dogs and cats. The Did You Kn
Drip drops : how much water do you waste?
In this activity, students are given a situation in which a leaky faucet is dripping at the rate of one drop every two seconds. They are asked to decide if the water lost in one week would fill a drinking glass, a sink, or a bathtub. The activity, part of the Figure This! collection of 80 challenges, notes that mathematics is crucial for environmental and government agencies that must interpret data and report their findings to the public. The Hint states that a teaspoon holds about 20 drops. Th
Thirteen? Oh, no! : Are you superstitious? Do you avoid the number 13?
This activity asks student to determine if there a Friday the 13th in every year. The activity, from the Figure This! collection of 80 math challenges, also considers superstitions associated with the number 13. It suggests that the student make lists and examine calendars to determine the total number of possible calendar arrangements. The usefulness of reasoning with number patterns and dates is noted. The page features links to a solution hint, the solution, related math questions, and resour
Auburn vs. Furman (1956)
"Still smarting under the humiliation of their own mistakes in the opener, Auburn loosed its fury on Furman and finished with a 41-0 win before an estimated 15,000 in Cliff Hare Stadium. All told, Coach Shug Jordan's forces rolled up 587 yards, 524 of them on the ground, against the South Carolinians. The leading ground gainers were Tommy Lorino with 128 yards, Howell Tubbs with 93, and Jim Walsh with 89. It was a day of long runs with Lorino galloping 34 and Jimmy Cook running 21 for first-half
Auburn vs. Alabama (1954)
"The Auburn Tigers managed their first victory over Alabama since 1949 with a convincing 28-0 trouncing of the Crimson Tide. Bobby Freeman closed out his career with a brilliant performance in leading the Auburn attack. He received able assistance from the entire forward wall and the other starting backs Freeman accounted for the first touchdown with 12 seconds remaining in the first quarter, climaxing a 58 yard drive. Childress added the extra point and the men of Shug Jordan led at the half 7-
Auburn vs. Kentucky (1955)
"Fighting and clawing at each other like two wild animals in an arena, the Auburn Tigers and Kentucky Wildcats battled to a 14-14 tie before 34,000 fans in Birmingham. The bright green turf of Legion Field was a place only for men this day, as each team blew alternately hot and cold, making many mistakes, but always giving all it had. In a desperate attempt to pull this one out of the fire, Auburn tried three field goals, but could never succeed in putting the ball through the cross-bars. The ti
Confederate Cannon and Balls on Alabama State Capitol Grounds, Montgomery, Alabama
This image is a black and white photograph of a cannon and cannon balls located on the grounds of the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery, Ala. Postcard text: (back) Confederate cannon and ball on Capitol grounds.
Seventeen Moments in Soviet History
Debates have raged for years over whether the Soviet legacy was best characterized by its successes or its crimes. Was Lenin's revolution one of history's great events, later perverted by Stalin; or was the October Revolution, which rejected God, dispossessed large segments of the population, and made the entire people subject to the state, flawed from the moment of inception? Rather than answering the question, we hope with this web site to help students and readers understand the more complica