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Exponential Functions and the Natural Logarithm
Students solve exponential and log functions. In this algebra lesson, students graph natural log and logarithmic functions. They compare and contrast between logs and the exponential graphs.
Making Connections: Matrices, Graph, Linear Systems
In this set of activities, matrices and equations are explored. They work with matrices using pen and paper as well as graphing calculator. Additionally real-world problems are explored.
Four Mathematics Lessons for Grade 9
These four lesson plans build algebra skills for working with numbers in exponential form and for examining triangles. Be aware that in the text, scientific notation is referred to as index notation and the laws of exponents as the laws of indices. Learners perform operations with numbers in this format, investigate graphs of given equations, use scientific calculators to evaluate expressions, and then calculate the angles and sides of congruent or similar triangles.
Here is an exciting exploration of a fascinating topic for your emerging ecologists: bird migration! They begin by visiting the US Fish & Wildlife Service website to discover which Arctic birds come to their areas. They are assigned one of those birds and sent off to do a bit of background research on it. They use an online distance calculator to discover how far that bird migrates and use critical thinking to predict what difficulties may lie along the path from one place to another. Though the lesson claims to be written for high schooler, it is easily adaptable to preteen groups.
Final Exam Practice - General Biology
A 17-page practice final exam for a college-level introductory biology course is contained in this resource. Matching and short answer questions cover every topic that you would expect to teach during an advanced biology course including DNA and general genetics, enzyme activity, protein structure, nerve impulses, metabolic pathways, and more. Since it is a practice exam, the answers follow.
Seriously, 93 slides of literary terms? Yes, and well worth the time, although perhaps not all at once. The beauty here is in the concise, easy-to-understand definitions for such well-known terms as imagery and personification, as well as for more esoteric terms such as enjambment and litotes. The color-coded examples are an added bonus.
Youth Obesity: Schools Fight Back
Explore nutrition and healthy eating habits through this study on youth obesity. Learners watch a PBS documentary on this epidemic which discusses government programs aimed at healthier choices as well as more localized efforts. They also view 12-minute film on picky eating which delves into the science of taste. Kids brainstorm a list of the top five unhealthy snacks they love, then consider why they are so tempting. Finally, they come up with healthy alternatives to these snacks and host a tasting. As pupils visit each station, they determine how the healthy option compares to the original. Finally, incorporate math by graphing the results.
Newspapers in the Digital Age: Social Studies Lesson Plan
The digital era has had a remarkable impact on all forms of communication, including news media, and it's important for high schoolers to consider these changes. With this resource, journalism, US history, or sociology classes can learn about the history of news dissemination, analyze the main developments over time, explain the impact of these changes, and predict future events. The well-constructed lesson from a reputable source includes all of the necessary materials or provides the required links. The standards are outlined throughout. While the overview indicates that this is a two-day lesson, you may want to plan for longer.
Newspapers in the Digital Age
Is journalism more or less reliable with the influx of Internet sources? Learners investigate the issues of freedom of speech, journalistic ethics, and social responsibility in the age of Twitter and Facebook. After examining the Professional Journalists Code of Ethics, and the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights, class members engage in socratic seminars and develop speeches in which they present their views on the responsibilities of today’s journalists.
The Future of Communication: Broadband Expansion and New Technology
The National Broadband Plan, an effort to assure that every school, library, hospital, and home in the US would have high-speed Internet access, is the focus of a unit that examines the value and implications of such a plan. Groups look at the influence of the Internet on populist and political movements, investigate issues, and create presentations.
Anticipating the State of the Union, January 2010
Designed to precede President Obama’s 2010 State of the Union address, the concepts and approach used here would still enrich social studies and language arts classes. It might even be fun to compare reporter Eileen Wu’s predictions with the actual speech. Discussion questions, exercises, vocabulary, and reference sources are included, as are complete transcripts of each video report.
"The Gambler" and "The Journey": A Comparison of Worlds in Two Short Stories
“The Gambler” and “The Journey” offer readers an opportunity to experience two very different views of Jewish life in Poland between WWI and WWII. Whether used as a part of a study of the Holocaust, or as a compare/contrast exercise, the stories, discussion questions, vocabulary lists, biographical information and activities make for a powerful learning experience.
Revising Your Draft
Revising, as opposed to editing, is the focus of a presentation that details this essential part of the writing process. The author of this PowerPoint suggests outlining the draft to determine if all the necessary elements are included and if these elements are presented in a logical fashion. The text-heavy presentation would be appropriate for high school and college level writers.
Romantic Period in Music, Art, and Literature
“Romanticism aims at enlarging experience by exploring the real.” This excerpt from Jacques Barzun’s From Dawn to Decadence introduces a PowerPoint that examines the characteristics of and the major figures in music, art, and literature created during the Romantic Age.
Calories in a sports drink
How much can a company round numbers without being misleading? Learners investigate the accuracy of claims made by a sports drink company. Teachers could easily modify the activity by bringing in their own beverage bottles, or by taking a picture of an actual nutrition label.
How Many Solutions?
Determining the number of solutions is an important stepping stone to higher math. In this case, the resource asks algebra pupils to find a second linear equation for a certain solution of a system. When one is asked for a linear equation with exactly two solutions (see part b) the answer is not clear. You may want to reconsider the answer given in the resource.
Second graders practice reading aloud with excerpts from classic stories, such as The Three Little Pigs and The Little Red Hen. They work on using their voices expressively when reading sections of the stories that contain dialogue.
Difference of Equations
In this difference of equations worksheet, students solve and complete 49 various types of problems. First, they obtain the solution of any linear homogeneous second order difference equation. Then, students apply the method of solution to contextual problems. In addition, they use generating functions to solve non-homogeneous equations.
Price Elasticity of Demand
A series of economic activities should keep your class busy for a while. Six different worksheets review the concepts of price elasticity, demand, and U.S. economics. Multiple real-world applications and scenarios house each of the ten questions to be completed.
Statisticians take things to new heights using a set of height measurements. Students use TI-82 or TI-83 calculators to determine extreme values and the median for the data. They also construct a box-and-whisker plot to summarize the height statistics.