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-1-1Effect of Coefficient of x on Parabola Vertex (b<0)
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<p>This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest, a Question of the Day, and a Write-pair-share activity concerning the effect of the coefficient of x on the vertex of a parabola where a>0, b<0 and a and c are arbitrarily fixed values in f(x)=ax^2+bx+c.</p>Wed, 25 Aug 2010 18:38:16 GMTJames Rutledge St. Petersburg CollegeEXERCISING IN SPACE
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<p>'Students will identify a direct variation, solve linear equations, and create tables based on the exercise equipment provided for astronauts on long duration missions on the International Space Station (ISS) in order to maintain their fitness to perform mission objectives and to return to Earth without serious health complications. <br /><br />Students will</p>
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<li>identify direct variation from ordered pairs by calculating the constant of variation;</li>
<li>calculate slope from two points using the slope formula;</li>
<li>determine independent and dependent variables;</li>
<li>solve linear equations; and</li>
<li>create tables.'</li>
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<p>Links are provided here for both the teacher's information and the students' information.</p>Wed, 05 Nov 2014 01:58:00 GMTNASAGeometry Worksheets for High School
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<p>This site has some great geometry worksheets for high school level students. There are free worksheets as well as an option to buy more worksheets with study resources. The worksheets are fun and use engaging examples to explain concepts.</p><p> </p>Fri, 23 Sep 2011 07:54:37 GMTMath and Geometry Worksheets
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<p>This is a great site for finding worksheets related to lessons in algebra and geometry. There are also math related puzzles available to use.</p>Fri, 23 Sep 2011 07:40:33 GMTJason BattersonMenu Math
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<p>This is a lesson created for fifth grade, but can be modified to fit other grade levels. The assignment is based on a real world task of ordering food and following a budget. The objective is for students to compute the total of the dinner without using a calculator. The lesson outlines all of the steps necessary for this assignment.</p>Wed, 02 Nov 2011 02:37:40 GMTKelly MahoneySolve a 4x4 Sudoku Puzzle
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<p>This lesson plan was developed to help early grade school teachers demonstrate to students how to use simple deductive logic to solve a simple 4x4 matrix Sudoku puzzle. </p><p>There is a description of instructional objectives as they apply to the NET-S and to the Michigan Grade level Content Expectations. There is a description of important content for the learner to grasp in order to complete the objectives. There is a PDF of an example puzzle to use as practice or assessment. There is a link to developmentally appropriate puzzle web sites to be used as practice or assessment. Finally, there is a brief description of an instructional plan.</p>Mon, 31 Jan 2011 02:56:50 GMTJeffrey PowersTalk or Text? Application
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<p>This is an adaptation from the Talk or Text? learning activity found on illuminations.nctm.org</p>Thu, 04 Mar 2010 20:38:13 GMTalyshea corsaro; Michelle ParkerCalculus of the Dinner Table: Mathematical Modeling
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<p>Calculus students are presented with a write-pair-share activity that initially involves the construction of a model based on direct variation and later involves the use of calculus as a means by which to analyze the model. Suitable for either Calculus I or Calculus II students.</p><p> Note: This project has a sequel entitled Fundamental Theorem of Calculus: An Investigation (listed under Interactive Lectures) in which the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus is investigated via the constructed model.</p>Tue, 29 Sep 2009 17:54:50 GMTJames Rutledge St. Petersburg CollegeFundamental Theorem of Calculus: An Investigation
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<p>Calculus students are presented with a write-pair-share activity that leads them to a practical understanding of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. The activity involves analyzing a function that describes eating speed in a hypothetical dinner table experience. Suitable for either Calculus I or Calculus II students.</p><p>Note: This project has a prequel entitled Calculus of the Dinner Table: Mathematical Modeling (listed under Interactive Lectures) in which students construct the mathematical model for the king's eating speed. This prequel provides an excellent and engaging prelude to this activity.</p>Tue, 29 Sep 2009 17:56:49 GMTJames Rutledge St. Petersburg CollegeTalk or Text
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<p>In this lesson, students compare different costs associated with two cell phone plans. They write equations with 2 variables and graph to find the solution of the system of equations. They then analyze the meaning of the graph and discuss other factors involved in choosing a cell phone plan.</p>Tue, 15 Dec 2009 20:22:58 GMTNCTMApplying System of Equations to a real-world situation
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<p>The students will use their knowledge of writing a system of linear equations and graphing linear equations to determine the best option when deciding to purchase a season ski pass or a day ski pass. The students will need to have prior knowledge of what the solution to a system of equations means in order to interpret their findings.</p>Sun, 28 Oct 2012 17:01:40 GMTDana LordArea of Regular Polygons
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<p>The goal for this lesson is to provide students with an understanding of how to find the area of any regular polygon. This is a discovery-based lesson in which students collaborate with their peers and test ideas using technology.</p><p> </p>Thu, 07 Jul 2011 01:55:32 GMTAshley BartkowiakBalancing Equations
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<p>This is a technology rich lesson plan that can be used in a mathematics class to explore balancing equations.</p>Sun, 17 Mar 2013 23:28:55 GMTAndrea ColvilleEffect of Coefficient of x on Parabola Vertex (b>0)
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<p>This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest, a Question of the Day, and a Write-pair-share activity concerning the effect of the coefficient of x on the vertex of a parabola where a>0, b>0 and a and c are arbitrarily fixed values in f(x)=ax^2+bx+c.</p>Sat, 21 Aug 2010 22:44:14 GMTJames Rutledge St. Petersburg CollegeEffect of Coefficient of x^0 on Parabola Vertex
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<p>This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest, a Question of the Day, and a Write-pair-share activity concerning the effect of the coefficient of x^0 (i.e., the constant, c) on the vertex of a parabola where a and b are arbitrarily fixed values in f(x)=ax^2+bx+c.</p>Sun, 22 Aug 2010 12:10:15 GMTJames Rutledge St. Petersburg CollegeEffect of Coefficient of x^2 on Parabola Shape
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<p>This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest, a Question of the Day, and a Write-pair-share activity concerning the effect of the coefficient of x^2 on the shape of a parabola where b and c are arbitrarily fixed values in f(x)=ax^2+bx+c</p>Sun, 22 Aug 2010 12:17:08 GMTJames Rutledge St. Petersburg CollegeEffect of Coefficient of x^2 on Parabola Vertex (a<0)
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<p>This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest, a Question of the Day, and a Write-pair-share activity concerning the effect of the coefficient of x^2 on the vertex of a parabola where a<0, b>0 and b and c are fixed values in f(x)=ax^2+bx+c.</p>Wed, 25 Aug 2010 18:41:33 GMTJames Rutledge St. Petersburg CollegeEffect of Coefficient of x^2 on Parabola Vertex (a>0)
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<p>This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest, a Question of the Day, and a Write-pair-share activity concerning the effect of the coefficient of x^2 on the vertex of a parabola where a>0, b>0 and b and c are arbitrarily fixed values in f(x)=ax^2+bx+c.</p>Sun, 22 Aug 2010 12:21:37 GMTJames Rutledge St. Petersburg CollegeEffect of Initial Value on Graph of Exponential Function (C<0)
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<p>This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest and a Question of the Day activity concerning the effect of the initial value, C, on the y-intercept and position of an exponential function where C<0 and k is an arbitrarily fixed value in f(x)=Ce^(kx).</p>Wed, 25 Aug 2010 18:44:52 GMTJames Rutledge St. Petersburg CollegeEffect of Initial Value on Graph of Exponential Function (C>0)
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<p>This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest and a Question of the Day activity concerning the effect of the initial value, C, on the y-intercept and position of an exponential graph where C>0 and k is an arbitrarily fixed value in f(x)=Ce^(kx).</p>Sun, 22 Aug 2010 12:06:55 GMTJames Rutledge St. Petersburg CollegeEffect of Proportionality Constant on Exponential Graph (k<0)
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<p>This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest and a Question of the Day activity concerning the effect of the proportionality constant, k, on the y-intercept and position of an exponential graph where k<0 and C is an arbitrarily fixed value in f(x)=Ce^(kx).</p>Wed, 25 Aug 2010 18:47:43 GMTJames Rutledge St. Petersburg CollegeEffect of Proportionality Constant on Exponential Graph (k>0)
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<p>This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest and a Question of the Day activity concerning the effect of the proportionality constant, k, on the y-intercept and position of an exponential graph where k>0 and C is an arbitrarily fixed value in f(x)=Ce^(kx</p>Sun, 22 Aug 2010 12:02:31 GMTJames Rutledge St. Petersburg CollegeEgg Launch Contest
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<p>Students will represent quadratic functions as a table, with a graph, and with an equation. They will compare data and move between representations.</p><p> </p>Wed, 16 Dec 2009 22:11:22 GMTZoe Silver NCTMExploring Space Through Math
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<p>This site provides several activities involving space exploration that fit into the mathematics curriculum. There is a separate page for each of: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus. For each course there are several topics that are included. For each of these, the site contains a reading on the highlighted NASA project, a student worksheet that contains questions that ask students to apply the mathematics to the NASA project, and an instructor guide complete with teaching suggestions and an answer sheet.</p>Sun, 10 Apr 2016 00:44:30 GMTNASA