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Statistical Modeling With SPSS - Chapter 1

PREFACE PHILOSOPHY Statistical Modeling with SPSS is the result of over twenty years of teaching Elementary and Inter...

Statistical Modeling With SPSS - Chapter 2

PREFACE PHILOSOPHY Statistical Modeling with SPSS is the result of over twenty years of teaching Elementary and Inter...

The Transition from Two Dimensions to Three Dimensions - Some Geometry of the Tetrahedron

Given three (straight) sticks, when can they be used to make a triangle? Given six (straight) sticks, when ca...

Data Scientists Find Meaning in Numbers

When you think of a hacker, do you think of a young woman who loves the outdoors and fitness, who has worked ...

Connecting Textbook Use to Student Achievement

It has become an accepted fact that teachers in the United States (Banilower et al., 2013) and other countries (e.g.,...

Polynomiography

Solving polynomial equations still plays a major role in the secondary mathematics curriculum. Over the years how...

UMAP Journal 34.4 Winter 2013 Edition

Table of Contents Publisher's Editorial China Impressions Articles Optimizing Golf Bag Locations ...

Optimizing Golf Bag Locations

Abstract We model the behavior of a walking golfer who must decide where to leave the golf bag when approachin...

Cutting Diagnostic Tests by Half

Abstract We propose a protocol for Bayesian Differential Diagnosis (BDD) that cuts the average number of diagn...

How Long is a Piece of Christmas Lighting?

The goal of this short paper is to detail how long a piece of Christmas lighting you need in order to decorate a Ch...

How Long a String to Light Your Holiday Tree?

Introduction In the article preceding this one, Ellison [2013] calculates how long a string of lights you need...

Skydiving Math

Introduction On October 14, 2012, Felix Baumgartner ascended by balloon to an altitude of 128,100 ft, whereupo...

21st-Century Problems

Introduction We have put people on the moon, eradicated smallpox, increased food production to feed a burgeoni...

China Impressions

I have just returned from my second trip to China. I was the invited speaker at the Chinese Conference on the Teach...

Dynamic College Algebra : Chapter 2 : Variation (Student/Teacher)

Dynamic College Algebra Dynamic College Algebra uses a modeling approach built around applications from technical fie...

Dynamic College Algebra : Chapter 3 : Introduction to Functions (Student/Teacher)

Dynamic College Algebra Dynamic College Algebra uses a modeling approach built around applications from technical fie...

Dynamic College Algebra : Chapter 4 : Linear Relationships (Student/Teacher)

Dynamic College Algebra Dynamic College Algebra uses a modeling approach built around applications from technical fie...

Dynamic College Algebra : Chapter 5 : Systems of Equations (Student/Teacher)

Dynamic College Algebra Dynamic College Algebra uses a modeling approach built around applications from technical fie...

Dynamic College Algebra : Chapter 6 : Exponential and Logarithmic Functions (Student/Teacher)

Dynamic College Algebra Dynamic College Algebra uses a modeling approach built around applications from technical fie...

Dynamic College Algebra : Chapter 7 : Polynomial Functions (Student/Teacher)

Dynamic College Algebra Dynamic College Algebra uses a modeling approach built around applications from technical fie...

Dynamic College Algebra : Chapter 8 : Trigonometric Functions (Student/Teacher)

Dynamic College Algebra Dynamic College Algebra uses a modeling approach built around applications from technical fie...

UMAP Journal 35.1 Spring 2014 Edition

Table of Contents Guest Editorial The Geology of Mathematics Articles Mr. Markov Tours Candy Land ...

The Farmer Problem

The following "Farmer Problem" appeared in Shine [2006]: A million farmers are randomly scattered on a square, flat p...

Minimodule: A Suspended Camera Control System

IntroductionWe design a system for a suspended mobile camera to be used in sports stadiums. Our system consists of a ...

Civic Engagement via Differential Equations

Introduction "What are some problems facing the world today?" This provocative question has become the standar...

Consortium 104, Spring/Summer 2013

Table of Contents: From the Publisher's Desk: A Free Consortium and Other News Geometer's Corner: Iterating...

Iteration Linear Functions

When we introduce linear equations in our algebra courses we often introduce them in different forms. T...

Estimating Temperatures and Where it Gets You

One of the joys of creating a mathematical model for a real-world situation is that you can never be sure wha...

Knowledge and Practices Needed for Teaching Algebra

Teaching matters, but understanding the nature of the knowledge that highly effective mathematics teachers possess ha...

A Mathematical Excursion into Neuroscience

The Student and the Scientist College student Yumeng Fang has some questions. • How can you choose a sma...

Rate Paradoxes

The focus of this Pull-Out is on computing rates and average rates. Calculations involving rates can often be counter...

UMAP Journal 34.1 Spring 2013 Edition

Table of Contents Editorial A New Department: Model Reality Check Articles The CWS Model of Alzheimer's...

The CWS Model of Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer Disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia and the sixth leading cause of death in America. Current...

Sports Ranking and Twitter

The quickest way to spread information on a social network would be for someone of great "importance" to broadcast ...

Raindrops : Models and Reality

Model Reality Check Its articles will emphasize the oft-neglected modeling step of returning the model to the ...

Tomography

Tomography: Where Mathematics, Biology, and Technology Come Together To Solve Problems in Many Areas This Mo...

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