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Natural Language Toolkit The software on this website is an open source suite of Python libraries and programs for symbolic and statistical natural language processing (NLP). The site provides installation details, documentation, an overview of the teaching utilities and how to contribute to the project. From EEVL New Learning Materials on February 7, 2005 at 5:30 p.m..

Surfstat Australia This is an online version of a textbook on introductory statistics which is derived from course notes used at the University of Newcastle, Australia. The notes have been expanded to include hyperlinks within the text to a glossary of terms, "Progress checks" through the use of interactive exercises, and dynamic graphs (using Java and Javascript applets). The original notes by Annette Dobson have been expanded by other lecturers at the university and cocver a range of topics at undergraduate level, including variables, discrete and continuous data, graphs, distributions, probability, correl From EEVL New Learning Materials on February 7, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..

Virtual Maths Teams Project The Virtual Maths Team Project is an experimental programme investigating the potentila of collaborative learning in American schools. Based on small groups of students working together in a virtual learning environment, a problem is posted weekly for peer group discussion. The Problem of the Week (PoWWow) service is supported by research into the pedagogical issues surrounding this method of learning, the development of appropriate software and teaching methodologies. The website provides discussion forums for researchers and teachers, workshop reports and sample problems of the week (POW From EEVL New Learning Materials on February 7, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..

Totally tessellated This web site provides a brief and simple explanation of the history and mathematics behind repeat pattern tiling and mosaics. There is also a brief look at the work of M.C. Escher. Created by 3 high school students in 1998, this project won the Thinkquest annual Internet Challenge for school children in the USA to create an educational web site. The site uses animated gifs to illustrate basic principles of repeating patterns. From EEVL New Learning Materials on February 7, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..

This is Mega-Mathematics Aimed at students of all ages, this collection of learning activities is designed to be stimulating and lively. Each is graded according to its suitability for different ages and includes many for K12 level maths. Each is given a topical context (such as environmental isuses), and encourages students to solve problems and develop critical thinking skills. Although the site is no longer actively maintained, it is still a useful resource for teaching and learning ideas, as well as for the series of case studies written by teachers, explaining and discussing the pratical use of the activities From EEVL New Learning Materials on February 7, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..

Smile Program Mathematics Index With nearly 200 lesson plans and ideas for mathematics teachers in elementary and high schools, this web site provides learning materials for all ability levels up to K12. The activities are based on an approach to learning which uses real data and situations to help make maths meaningful to students. The lesson acivities and ideas were developed at a series of summer schools for teachers held at the Illinois Institute of Technology. From EEVL New Learning Materials on February 7, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..

Games - analysis and simulations Professor of Mathematics at Illinois University, David Rusin has experimented with several differnet kinds of mathematical games and puzzles, many based on card and board games, or simulation programs such as SimCity. He has kept notes on his progress with these games, and provides an analysis of the mathematical processes involved. He has also adaapted some traditional games for playing on a computer, adding comments from a maths perspective. The programs on this web site are written in BASIC, UBASIC and Turbo Pascal 3.0. From EEVL New Learning Materials on February 7, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..

Statistics at square one This e-book provides an introduction to statistics complete with diagrams and practical exercises. This is the online version of the 9th edition of a book on statistics by T.D.V. Swinscow, originally published in 1997. Revisions were made to take account of new developments in the field such as the use of computer programs, medical statistics, and new techniques in data plotting. There are also new chapters on survival analysis and designing statistical case studies. From EEVL New Learning Materials on February 7, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..

Tutorial Voucher Initiative The Tutorial Voucher Initiative (TVI) is a pilot programme whereby parents who have been advised by the relevant educational authority that their child was below the Year 3 national reading benchmark in 2003 will be eligible to receive a tutorial voucher valued at up to $700 exclusive of GST. The tutorial voucher will provide for a pre and post tuition assessment, and a number of hours of reading tuition delivered on a one-to-one basis outside school hours. The Initiative will be administered by brokers appointed by the Minister. The website gives guidelines, tender documentation, forms and te From EdNA Online on February 7, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..

Vegemite - Heritage - Timeline The Vegemite site runs two timelines: one lists various events in Australian history in the period 1920-2000, while the other shows the history of Vegemite over the same period of time. From EdNA Online on February 7, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..

Australian Japanese Friendship Associations This site lists the contact details for Australian - Japanese friendship associations in Australia. From EdNA Online on February 7, 2005 at 4:29 a.m..

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