Information sharing and opinions in the domain of secondary mathematics education and literacy, such as learning objectives, learning strategies, and testing.
One-on-one assistance and support for students in secondary and selected post-secondary mathematics courses.
I now provide worldwide interactive tutorials using Google´s G-Drive, Skype, iDroo and other Internet technologies.
Available to write or edit secondary mathematics documents, either print or Web-based.
About David A. Campbell
- Ph.D. (Human Physiology) 1990, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
- B.Ed. (Secondary Mathematics), 1994, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
5 years teaching secondary mathematics at Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton, Canada, 1996 - 2000
Co-author, "Mathematics Foundations," a web-based, Grant MacEwan College self-study math literacy course
Mathematics Tutor, Canada Home Tutoring Agency (Edmonton), 2002 - 2003
Mathematics Educator, Highwood School (Edmonton Public Schools), 2006 - 2012
Rates are listed in Canadian Dollars per hour and are subject to negotiation
- Grade 7-9 mathematics $30
- Grade 10 mathematics $40
- Grade 11 mathematics $50
- Grade 12 mathematics $60
- Post-secondary mathematics $20
Package services will reduce the effective rate (e.g. Ten Grade 11 sessions for $350)
MATHEMATICS IN ACTION
Mathematicians, especially those pursuing pure mathematics, prefer to work with exact numbers such as π , √2 , 5/7 . In the practical settings of measurement and computation, there is a need to approximate the actual value of a number, especially when a long or infinite decimal is involved. In order for such approximations to[…]
Here we consider a number of theorems concerned with the Euclidean geometry of the circle. We begin by reviewing some important structures related to the circle. Further Circle Anatomy The vital description of the circle in terms of its radius and centre may be found in The Shape of Things. The arc, a sometimes underestimated[…]
Here we continue the treatment of continuous probability functions (distributions) begun in Probability Functions: Part 2 and Continuous distributions. Our emphasis is on distributions derived from the normal distribution. We begin with the Chi-square distribution, which was already considered in Further Continuous Distributions. But here we approach it as a sampling distribution. We then consider[…]
This is an introduction to the probability functions of continuous random variables, from a post-secondary perspective. One of the most fundamental functions of this type is the normal distribution. Since it has been covered elsewhere, our main focus is on another fundamental continuous probability function, the uniform distribution. We close this essay by considering one of[…]
A power series is a polynomial of infinite degree. Thus it is similar in form to the general (degree n) polynomial, but has no last term:
As described in Statistics Defined, a sample is a set of raw data values drawn from a much larger source, the population. Purpose is …. Before drawing a sample, an investigator should clearly define the population from which it is to come. Outline of this essay … In order for a sample to be effective[…]
Our goal in this section is to illustrate how the TI-84 calculator can be used to perform tests on categorical data. Although the TI-84 is used in secondary schools, this topic is not normally covered at the secondary level in Canada. Example 1, genetic ratios (one-way table)…chi2cdf(0, chic, df) = .95 or .99 A more[…]