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Guess the Age
Young scholars describe graphically, algebraically and verbally real-world phenomena as functions; identify the independent and the dependent variable. They translate among graphic, algebraic, and verbal representations of relations and graph relations and functions and find the zeros of functions.
11th - 12th Math 3 Views 5 Downloads
Ti Technology Guide for World Population Milestones
Students explore the concept of linear regression. In this linear regression line activity, students make a scatter plot using world population data over the course of 30 years. Students find the line of regression to fit the data. Students find the derivative of the data.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 2 Downloads
Humidity Makes Air Feel Even Hotter
High schoolers explore the concept of scatterplots. For this scatterplots lesson, students enter temperature and humidity data into their calculator. High schoolers plot the points using a scatterplot. Students discuss the relationship between temperature and humidity.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 13 Downloads
Matchstick Math: Using Manipulatives to Model Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Functions
Playing with matches (unlit, of course) becomes an engaging learning experience in this fun instructional unit. Teach pupils how to apply properties of exponential functions to solve problems. They differentiate between quadratic and exponential functions in a series of hands-on lessons that include worksheets, assessments, and answer keys.
9th - 10th Math 11 Views 226 Downloads
What is a Linear Regression?
Ninth graders explore regression equations. In this Algebra I lesson, 9th graders create lists of data points and determine the regression equation of the line that best fits the data points. In this second part to the lesson, students investigate the mathematics behind how the linear regression is determined.
9th Math 4 Views 17 Downloads
How the New Olympic Swimsuit gives Athletes an Edge
Students find a quadratic model to fit Olympic swim times. In this finding a quadratic model to fit Olympic swim times lesson, students enter data into lists. Students create a scatter plot of the Olympic swim data. Students find a quadratic model to fit the data by performing a quadratic regression.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 21 Downloads
Cardiovascular Disease and Fitness: Exploring the Rhythm of Your Pulse
Young scholars explore several examples of cardiovascular diseases. In this anatomy instructional activity, students explain why physical fitness is very important. They count their pulse rate and record them on a data table.
11th - 12th Science 21 Views 125 Downloads
I am Your Density
Students explore the concept of density. In this density lesson, students measure the density of pennies using water, pennies made before 1982 and after 1982. Students collect data on their graphing calculator using a force probe. Students graph the data and determine the line of best fit.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 19 Downloads
Study various types of mathematical models in this math lesson. Learners calculate the slope to determine the risk in a situation described. They respond to a number of questions and analyze their statistical data. Then, they determine and graph a curve that best fits each situation given.
9th - 12th Math 4 Views 38 Downloads
Are We Couch Potatoes or Busy Bees? Data Analysis of Physical Activity in School
Students study practical data analysis within the constraints of the scientific method. In this data lesson students collect and enter data into a computer spreadsheet then create graphs.
4th - 9th Science 39 Views 296 Downloads
Investigating Factors That Affect Rate of Enzyme Action
Students explore the properties of enzymes. For this chemical reaction lesson, students explore enzymes through a Web-quest and investigative study. Students will collect and summarize data and create a class presentation. This lesson is hands on and includes multiple web links.
9th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 67 Downloads
Paying for your Wheels
Learners determine the true cost of owning a car. In this determining the true cost of owning a car lesson, students examine the true cost of owning a car. Learners calculate the cost of buying a car, insurance, gas, etc. Students make a scatter plot of a given cars' mpg vs.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 13 Downloads