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Factoring Extended to the Complex Realm
A solution will work one way or another: find solutions, or use solutions to find the function. Learners use polynomial identities to factor polynomials with complex solutions. They then use solutions and the Zero Product Property to...
10th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Modeling Riverbeds with Polynomials (part 2)
Examine the power of technology while modeling with polynomial functions. Using the website wolfram alpha, learners develop a polynomial function to model the shape of a riverbed. Ultimately, they determine the flow rate through the river.
10th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Exploiting the Connection to Trigonometry 2
The class checks to see if the formula for finding powers of a complex number works to find the roots too. Pupils review the previous day's work and graph on the polar grid. The discussion leads the class to think about how to reverse...
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Importance of Deep-Sea Ecosystems – The Benthic Drugstore
You never know what you will find next in the deep sea ecosystem. So far, scientists have found items that work as anti-tumor agents, anti-inflammatory agents, agents that stop uncontrolled cell division, and much more. The lesson begins...
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
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...
8th - 12th CCSS: Designed
The Day The Earth Stood Still: Film Language And Elements Of Style
In this, the third in a series of four resources that use Robert Wise's 1951 version of The Day The Earth Stood Still as the core text, young film makers examine the language of film including shot composition, camera angle, lighting,...
6th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Applications of Derivatives: Finding Maxima and Minima
In this derivatives worksheet, students complete a function chart by telling the type of function, the derivative, and making an illustration of the concept. They find the intervals at which a given function is increasing or decreasing....