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Graphs Teacher Resources
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Lucky Charms cereal, yummy! Well, first is an activity about counting and shapes in which your young mathematicians sort, count, and tally the shapes of Lucky Charms. They individually sort and tally small bags of the cereal and answer the question at the bottom of the tally sheet. They make a bar graph using a teacher made and saved spreadsheet file. Then finally after discussion of the graph data, they get to eat their bag of Lucky Charms.
Can you translate a graph? Using the packet and its step-by-step instructions, the class is taught how to translate parent functions. They will practice translating functions graphically and algebraically. Then they shift absolute value, quadratic, and exponential graphs.
Upper graders explore features that exemplify effective graphing. In this graphing lesson, learners create criteria for informative graph components. They gather and enter data, create a graph by hand or on the computer, and write an explanation of what the graph illustrates.
Your high schoolers will be able to relate to this exponential model. In part 1, they create a table to model a situation, plot the data, understand the domain and range, and answer questions about the general function. In part 2, they look at an exponential function and see how changes to the function effect the graph.
Learners assess themselves with this online resource. They solve problems based on the concepts associated with linear equations such as determining the equation of a best fit line, identifying the different forms of a linear equation, and graphing linear inequalities. The one-page worksheet contains 20 multiple-choice questions. Answers are included.
Here's a lesson to help the class make cognitive connections between graphs and linear equations. After the class reviews how to determine the possible ordered pairs of a simple equation, they practice solving and graphing equations using two variables to interpret the information as it relates to real-world situations.