Light It Up
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Light It Up

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In this cooperative learning activity, students are presented with a real-world problem: Given a mirror and laser pointer, determine the position where one should stand so that a reflected light image will hit a designated target.This investigation allows students to develop several rational functions that models three specific forms of a rational function. Students explore the relationship between the graph, the equation, and problem context. 
Material Type: Assignment
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: December 16, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 05, 2013
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Keywords: rational functions, graph

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Primary Audience: Middle School, High School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements:
Light It Up Activity Sheet

Laser Pointer (or Flashlight)
Tape Measures

Tape
Wooden Block (at least 10 cm thick, or a thick book)
Graphing Calculator
Small, Flat Mirror
Carousel Cards

Markers
Overhead Projector
Blank Paper
Timer
Scissors
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: unsure
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: unsure

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