MSTE Mini-Resources are activities and tools for teachers and students to explore a single topic and help supplement math and science curriculum.

Title | Brief Description | Date |
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Acid Rain and Statistics | A two day unit plan that incorporates decision-making ideas from statistics into the science classroom. | 10/21/1997 |

Are Geometric Means Really Nice? | This lesson deals with proportions, right triangles and the geometric mean | 3/22/1999 |

Balance | Find shape weights using a balance. | 9/21/2003 |

Best Fit | Generate the best fit of a line. | 6/10/2014 |

Body Mass Index Tutorial | A javascript applet for calculating BMI. | 5/18/2000 |

Box Perimeter | Play with the perimeter of boxes. | 3/27/2000 |

Buffon's Needle | Estimate Pi by calculating the geometrical probability of a needle landing on a line. | 5/28/2014 |

Cancer and Mathematics | This lesson/unit allows an exploration into the ratio that designates a cancerous cell. | 12/22/1998 |

Cereal Box Problem | Explore the randomness of finding a prize. | 6/1/2010 |

Chi-Square | Understand statistical terms such as expectation, significance, and chi-square | 4/5/1996 |

Chi-Squared Analysis of Marbles | Find the Chi-squared value of drawing a number of random marbles. | 12/8/1999 |

Cliff Hanger | Ask Nick to take a random step while he braves the edge of a cliff. | 11/3/2005 |

Coin Tossing Game | Learn about probability and hidden states with the MiSTEam | 11/14/2005 |

Descriptive Statistics | Introduction to measure of central tendency and variation. | 4/5/1996 |

Estimation of Pi | Shoot random points at a circle to approximate the value of Pi. | 6/16/2014 |

Euclid's Algorithm, Heron's Algorithm, Calculation of Pi | Use Excel to help students better understand Euclids Algorithm, Herons Algorithm, and the Estimation of pi. | 12/11/1998 |

Excel Traffic Problem | Find the maximum number of cars passing a point in a given amount of timeusing algebra | 12/10/1998 |

Exponential Fit | This lesson explores the process of finding the best fittingexponential curve to sets of data. | 2/22/1996 |

Folding a Rectangular Prism | Fold this piece of paper into a three dimensional box. | 8/3/2001 |

Folding a Rectangular Pyramid | Fold this piece of paper into a three dimensional pyramid. | 7/29/2004 |

Gender Issues through Chi-square Experiments | Students will explain their Chi-square test, calculations, and conclusion of results. | 7/16/1997 |

Generating Pythagorean Triples | Produce up to 500 non-trivial Pythagorean Triples. | 10/22/2001 |

Geoboard Applet | Create shapes with a virtual Geoboard. | 9/21/2003 |

Hare and Tortoise Game | A Game that introduces probability from Hands-on to Resampling Stats | 7/16/1997 |

Hermit Problem - Lesson | This lesson tracks the spread of a disease on a desert island inhabited by hermits. | 5/6/1996 |

How a basketball flies | Do a simulation of a shot from the free throw line. | 12/15/1998 |

Introduction to Descriptive Statistics | Introduction to Descriptive Statistics with Mode, Median, Mean, and Range | 7/16/1997 |

Intro to Trig: Basic Elements of Right Triangle Trigonometry | An Introductory Project in Trigonometry using The Geometer's Sketchpad | 2/9/2000 |

Island of Discarded Calculators | This lesson provides numerous mathematics explorations in terms of missing calcualtor keys. | 1/20/1999 |

Light Bulb Applet | An exploration of the effect of voltage on current | 1/19/2000 |

Linear regression | Students explore notions of relationshipsbetween two variables. | 5/17/1996 |

Magic Squares | Try to get the same sum along rows, columns, and diagonals of a matrix of numbers. | 1/22/2004 |

Mathematics Javascript ToolBox | This site offers a few interactive javascripts to explore mathematics. There are Calculators, Converters and Solvers. | 1/8/1999 |

Monty's Dilemma | Pick your favorite door and play the game of chance with Monty. | 9/23/2003 |

Number sequences: about stars and marbles | How many marbles will the pyramid have, if there are ten flights? | 12/14/1998 |

Numeric Base Converter | Convert numbers from one base to another. | 12/16/2005 |

Ohm's Law | Explore the flow of electrons in circuits. | 1/19/2000 |

Picnic Cooler Applet | See how water pressure influences the rate at which water flows out of a picnic cooler | 1/19/2000 |

Pythagorean Triples with Java and the TI Graphing calculators | This page offers a Java Program to Generate Pythagorean Triples. | 2/3/1999 |

Quadratic Formula | Explore the quadratic formula and a variation of it. | 10/13/2000 |

Race Applet | Race cars by rolling a die. | 1/28/2002 |

Random Birthday | Find out just how likely it is that two or more random Birthdays are found on the same day. | 9/9/2016 |

Rectangle Properties | Study the relationships between perimeter, area, length, and width of a rectangle. | 6/12/2001 |

Regular Polygon Tester | Learn about the relationship between a polygon's inner angle and its number of sides. | 11/29/2001 |

Relative Prime | Demonstrate the probability of two randomly chosen integers being relatively prime. | 3/25/2002 |

Resistance Applet | An exploration of the resistance | 1/19/2000 |

Rocket Launch | Launch a rocket if it passes all stages of its flight tests. | 8/8/1999 |

SpreadSheet Activities for Science | This is a spreadsheet that models the vertical motion of two water balloons being dropped | 7/20/1999 |

Sum of Angles | Draw a polygon and then count the sum of its angles. | 6/4/2014 |

Temperature of a Point on a 2-D Plate | Find the temperature at a particularpoint of a rectangular plate using statistical methods. | 6/30/1996 |

Text Analyzer | Display a number of statistics about the text you enter, including word, letter, and sentence counts. | 8/16/2017 |

The Area of a Triangle | This activity includes an Excel file and a Java fileto experiment with interactive triangles. | 12/30/1998 |

The Moving Man Activity | This Java applet simulates a motion detector. Move the man and see a graph of his motion. | 2/17/1999 |

The World Series Problem | Student activities to explore the concept of expected value | 5/6/1996 |

TI-92 Lessons and Programs | This web page contains nine lessons that use the TI-92 and nine programs for the TI-92. | 7/20/1997 |

Triangle Dice | Roll dice and see the relationship between sides of a triangle. | 7/3/2001 |

Unit Circle Applet | Find Sin, Cos, Tan, Cosec, Sec, and Cotan for any angle on the unit circle. | 6/18/2014 |

Variance and Covariance | Use Geometer's SketchPad to give a graphical introducation to variance and covariance. | 5/21/1996 |

Water Tower Applet | Explore how water pressure influences the rate at which water flows out of a water tower and why small towns need water towers. | 1/19/2000 |