Mathematics Awareness Week 1996

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Resources for Math and Decision Making:
Software, Teaching Aids, Web Sites, etc.

More Resources for Math and Decision Making

CHANCE Database
Materials designed to be helpful in teaching a CHANCE case study course based on current chance events as reported in daily newspapers and current journals and to supplement work in a more traditional probability or statistics course that introduces current events. Of particular note on this database is the biweekly newsletter, CHANCE News.

Computer Undercut - A Decision Making Game
The Math Awareness Week theme is depicted in a game, "Undercut," developed by Douglas Hofstadter and used by Jonathan Choate and members of his advanced topics in mathematics class.

Excerpts from the MAA Visiting Lecturers Program
Are you thinking about getting a visiting lecturer for Math Awareness Week? For advice on this matter, please see our page of excerpts from the MAA Program of Visiting Lecturers for 1995-96. Included is a list of lecture topics which relate to the theme of MAW '96, Mathematics and Decision Making.

Operations Research + You = An Exciting Career
A package for high school students and teachers that demonstrates the relevance and excitement of operations research and mathematics in general. Using a combination of videotape, computer software, exercises, and text, this package is an invaluable teaching aid for introducing operations research concepts.

Decision Making Software Companies
A list of links to web sites for decision making software companies.
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