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4434Calculus of the Dinner Table: Mathematical Modeling
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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. 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.Tue, 29 Sep 2009 10:54:50 -0700Fundamental Theorem of Calculus: An Investigation
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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.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.Tue, 29 Sep 2009 10:56:49 -0700Earth-Moon-Sun Dynamics
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This site has fully developed activities, handouts, and even a test covering sunrise and sunset direction, moon face, phases of the moon, eclipses, and seasonal changes.Tue, 7 Sep 2010 22:08:24 -0700Elementary Statistics
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This course is the study of descriptive statistics; probability; discrete and continuous (including binomial, normal and T) distributions; sampling distributions; interval estimation; hypothesis testing; linear regression and correlation. It is recommended for majors in the fields of biology, mathematics, social sciences, education and business. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 20:33:13 -0700Applied Math Lesson Plan
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This fall I will be teaching a new course entitled “Applied Mathematics” which is intended for students who demonstrate a need to reduce the Algebra II requirement in the Michigan Merit Curriculum due to academic difficulty in Algebra I and/or Geometry. The course features interwoven strands of algebra and functions, statistics, and probability, with a focus on applications of mathematics. Students will learn to recognize and describe important patterns that relate quantitative variables and develop strategies to make sense of real-world data. The course will develop students’ abilities to solve problems involving chance and to approximate solutions to more complex probability problems by using simulation. The goal that will be addressed in this lesson is to review Algebra I fundamentals, more specifically mathematical models (price-demand model, formulas as models, and operations with real numbers) to lay the foundation for the semester.Mon, 11 Jul 2011 09:03:19 -0700Balancing Equations
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This is a technology rich lesson plan that can be used in a mathematics class to explore balancing equations.Sun, 17 Mar 2013 16:28:55 -0700Choose Your Best Way Lesson
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Lesson focuses on how mathematic models help to solve real problems and are realized in computers. Students work in teams to build a graph model of their city map while learning how mathematic models work. Student should be encouraged to use this model to solve real problems.Fri, 9 May 2014 12:54:26 -0700Exploring Space Through Math Series
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This site provides several activities involving space exploration that fit into the mathematics curriculum including geometry, algebra 2, and precalculus. Students are asked to read about the space exploration related application and then answer several questions that require these mathematics topics in order to successfully answer them. They study math while they also learn about the International Space Station, the future lunar lander, and other NASA projects.Sat, 9 Apr 2016 18:14:14 -0700Exploring Space Through Math: Algebra 2
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This site provides several activities involving space exploration that fit into the Algebra 2 Curriculum. The mathematics that is used includes using algebraic equations to model space exploration work such as the lighting in the International Space Station and communication on a future lunar outpost. Students are asked to read about the space exploration related application and then answer several questions that require these algebraic topics in order to successfully answer them.Sat, 9 Apr 2016 17:54:53 -0700Exploring Space Through Math: Precalculus Series
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This site provides several activities involving space exploration that fit into the Precalculus Curriculum. The mathematics that is used includes using trigonometry to manipulate a robotic arm in space, modeling projectile motion, using spherical coordinates to track the ISS, investigating the elliptical orbits of rondevous to the ISS, and several other applications to NASA activities. Students are asked to read about the space exploration related application and then answer several questions that require these pre-calculus topics in order to successfully answer them.Sat, 9 Apr 2016 17:54:53 -0700