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Understanding Mathematics part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Peter Alfeld wrote this study guide for undergraduate mathematics students at the University of Utah. Alfeld discusses what it means to understand mathematics rather than just understanding how to ...

A View from the Back of the Envelope part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website is devoted to different methods of approximation. The site describes using orders of magnitude, scaling, simplifying numbers, exponential notation, and Fermi questions. Included with the ...

A View from the Back of the Envelope: Fermi Questions part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website describes Fermi questions used to make rough approximations. The site contains links to a collection of Fermi questions as well as miscellaneous Fermi question information.

Significant Figures part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Users of this interactive site can practice determining the number of significant figures in a given number. The game offers twelve different numbers for which the number of significant figures has ...

Quantitative Curriculum For Life Science Students part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website contains outcome reports of two workshops that address the lack of quantitative training in Life Science majors. Users can follow links to recommendations from several workshops, final ...

Reform Calculus Resources part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site presents a wide range of tools and exercises for calculus teachers and interested students. Included are links to many activities, projects, capsules and resources.

Visual Calculus part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This collection was designed for instructors to give some ideas how technology, in particular, computers, can be used in the teaching of calculus. Detailed instructions on implementing these ideas ...

Principles of Learning Statistics part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This webpage is one chapter in an online article about how students learn statistics. Research in the areas of psychology, statistical education, and mathematics education is reviewed. Research ...

Online Conversion - Convert just about anything to anything else part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website calculates conversions for everything from flow rate and power to clothing sizes and cooking volumes. Units converted include astronomical, area, angles, acceleration, density, energy, ...

The Gapminder World 2006 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Gapminder is a non-profit venture developing information technology for provision of free statistics in new visual and animated ways. Goal: enable you to make sense of the world by having fun with ...

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