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Difference of Equations
In this difference of equations instructional activity, 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.
11th - 12th Math 8 Views 47 Downloads
Worksheet 14: Properties of Logs
In this math worksheet, students are given 7 problems in which they review properties of logs and solve, differentiate formulae, find derivatives and solve story problems involving the rate of spread of a disease and Newton's Law of Cooling.
12th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 5 Downloads
How was the Quadratic Formula Derived?
If you or your class members are interested in how the quadratic formula is derived, then take a look at this video! The tutorial takes you through each step necessary to derive the quadratic formula from the general form for a quadratic equation.
10 mins 6th - 12th Math 3 Views 4 Downloads
Slope, Vectors, and Wind Pressure
A hands-on lesson plan using the TI-CBR Motion Detector to provide information to graph and analyze. The class uses this information to calculate the slope of motion graphs and differentiate scalar and vector quantities. There is a real-world activity of a Roof Manufacturer's Test in regards to the pitch of roofs, as well as several other real-world scenarios.
9th - 11th Science 9 Views 80 Downloads
Organic Chemistry Problem Set Exam 1
Though there are technically only 13 questions on this exam, they take up six pages and make a thorough assessment of organic chemistry principles. There are plenty of diagrams to label or complete. Emission spectra are displayed for interpretation.
11th - Higher Ed Science 11 Views 11 Downloads
New Review Laws of Sine and Cosine
Your trigonometry learners derive the laws of sine and cosine in order to use them in real-life applications that involve solving triangles, in this week-long unit that is directed by the teacher, but is very student centered. Cartography and art applications intice learners to apply these laws to various forms of maps, some created by students and some from the famous Vatican Map Room.
9th - 12th Math 8 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
When should I factor a quadratic function and when should I complete the square, or should I leave it in standard form? Learners find the answer to these questions in a complete, but fun, lesson about what the different algebraic forms of a quadratic function reveal about the graph of the function.
8th - 12th Math 10 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Use this complete and very detailed lesson plan to assess your students' understanding of two important behaviors of polynomials. The first is the relationship between the zeros of a polynomial function and the function's graph, and the second is how to recognize the effect on the graph when f(x) is replaced by f(x) + k, f(x + k), -f(x), and f(-x).
8th - 12th Math 11 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Money, money, money. A complete lesson that makes use of different representations of simple and compound interest, including written scenarios, tables, graphs, and equations to highlight similarities and differences between linear and exponential functions.
9th - 12th Math 5 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Worksheet 24 - Derivative
For this derivative worksheet, students identify second derivatives and find the directional derivative of a function. They also list the extremes and saddle points of a function. This one-page worksheet contains seven multi-step problems.
Higher Ed Math 3 Views 3 Downloads
Building an Explicit Quadratic Function by Composition
Use an activity to illustrate the different forms of a quadratic function. Here, the task asks learners to use composition of given functions to build an explicit function. The process emphasizes the impact of the order of composition and the effect that each composition has on the graph of the function.
8th - 12th Math 10 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Transforming the graph of a function
This activity guides learners through an exploration of common transformations of the graph of a function. Given the graph of a function f(x), students generate the graphs of f(x + c), f(x) + c, and cf(x) for specific values of c.
8th - 12th Math 20 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Extending the Definitions of Exponents, Variation 2
Introduce the concept of exponential functions with an activity that extends the definition of exponents to include rational values. Start with a doubling function at integer values of time, then expand table to include frational time units.
9th - 12th Math 13 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Twelfth graders investigate derivatives. For this calculus lesson, 12th graders use technology to explore the basic derivatives and how to choose the proper formula to use them. The lesson requires the use of the TI-89 or Voyage and the appropriate application.
12th Math 3 Views 14 Downloads
Young scholars construct the graph of derivatives using a tangent line. In this construction of a graph of a derivative lesson, students use their Ti-Nspire to drag a tangent line along a graph. Young scholars graph the slope of the tangent line.
11th - 12th Math 3 Views 14 Downloads
Investigating One Definition of Derivative
Students explore the concept of derivatives. For this derivatives lesson, students use the derivative definition as the limit approaches zero. Students make tables as the value of h gets closer and closer to zero from both the positive and negative direction.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 20 Downloads