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I Cleaned Out My Office!

I Cleaned Out My Office!

I’ve been cleaning out my office the past couple of months, and this week I came across these resources that may be of use to someone out there – especially teaching statistics, pre-calculus, or calculus!

Article – “Why You Should Read That Whole Text Book Right Now”

“Don’t put it off. You should read that textbook now—or you’re not getting your money’s worth out of your education.”


Article – “Overconfident Students, Dubious Employers”
Link to Article | Probability Activity
“A new study identifies the gaps between graduates’ views of their skills and the views of those who hire them.”

Article – “Investing In A World Of Unknown Future Outcomes: The Benefits Of Equal Weighting”
Link to Article | Probability Activity

Heads and Tails Data
Data used to find the probability of at least three heads in five tosses of a fair coin by simulation.

Learning Styles Data
Data from two groups (Class A and Class B) on their learning styles (Visual, Auditory, Tactile)

Binomial Probabilities Handout
When to use the Probability Density Function and when to use the Cumulative Distribution Function.

Investigating Functions
This activity asks students to determine the x- and y- intercepts, discontinuous points, asymptotes, domain, and range for a variety of rational and exponential functions.

Calculus U-Substitution Activity
This activity asks students to determine whether an integral requires substitution, algebra or a trig identity, nothing, or a technique beyond Calculus I.

Integration Techniques Activity
This activity asks students to determine which integration technique would be the first step in evaluating an integral: U-substitution, partial fractions, trig substitution, integration by parts, long division, no closed form, or completing the square.

List of Functions without Antiderivatives
A list of integrals that cannot be expressed in terms of elementary functions.

A Checklist for How to Determine which Integration Technique to Use
This checklist asks: Is it one of the basic integrals?, Can it be simplified?, Can you use U-Substitution?, Is it a Product?, Is it a Fraction?, Is it an Improper Integral?
By Jon Oaks

College Math Instructor. Tech Enthusiast. Visionary. Creative Genius. But above all, I enjoy what I do. That is why I am a teacher. Because I like to teach.

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