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Handout
Curated OER

Series Review Sheet

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Save an infinite amount of time and enjoy this pre-made series formula guide. Arithmetic and geometric formulas are all included as well as Pascal's Triangle and examples of how the Binomial Theorem expands. 
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Lesson Plan
EngageNY

The Power of Exponential Growth

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
How do you make a penny grow to $5,000 in just 15 days? Use the examples in this activity to explore the concept of exponential growth and its comparison to linear models. Pupils come to understand that exponential growth eventually...
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Lesson Plan
EngageNY

Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Arithmetic and geometric sequences are linear and geometric patterns. Help pupils understand the relationship and see the connection with an activity that asks them to write the rules and classify the patterns correctly. A sorting...
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Unit Plan
Curated OER

Linear and Exponential Functions

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
This comprehensive unit on linear and exponential functions provides numerous clearly-written worksheets. Topics include graphing linear equations, solving systems of equations algebraically and by graphing, identifying the domain and...
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Lesson Plan
K20 LEARN

Didn’t We Already Learn That Pattern? Functions/Arithmetic Sequences

For Teachers 9th Standards
Just how many toothpicks does the pattern take? After watching a video of someone building a pattern with toothpicks, groups create methods to find the number of toothpicks needed to accomplish that task. Groups either use explicit...
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Unit Plan
Radford University

Fibonacci is All Around

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
One ratio to rule them all. Young mathematicians investigate the Fibonacci sequence and the Golden Ratio. To begin the first lesson, they use a spreadsheet to see how the Fibonacci sequence gives the Golden Ratio. The second lesson...
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eBook
Rice University

Intermediate Algebra

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Algebra concepts are all wrapped up in one nice bow. The resource combines all the concepts typically found in Algebra I and Algebra II courses in one eBook. The topics covered begin with solving linear equations and move to linear...
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Assessment
Mathed Up!

Sequences

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Explicitly talk to the class about sequences. A segment of a review series for the General Certificate of Secondary Education math assessment provides a review of arithmetic sequences. Pupils watch a video showing how to find terms given...
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Assessment
CCSS Math Activities

Smarter Balanced Sample Items: High School Math – Target K

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Your target is an increased understanding of functions. A set of 10 questions in a PowerPoint presentation covers the high school SBAC Claim 1 Target K item specifications. Scholars show their knowledge of functions, function notation,...
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Assessment
Concord Consortium

Boards IV

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Build a connection between algebraic sequences and spreadsheets. Learners examine a specific folding pattern and convert the pattern into a spreadsheet. The goal of the spreadsheet is to produce a sequence of a specific pattern modeled...
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Assessment
Concord Consortium

Boards III

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Learn to visualize mathematical patterns as a folded pattern. Beginning with a visual display, the task encourages pupils to view sequences as a folded table. The pattern of the table then becomes a formula in a spreadsheet that...
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Unit Plan
Mathematics Vision Project

Module 3: Features of Functions

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Learn how to represent functions in multiple ways. Learners analyze functions as equations, graphs, and verbal descriptions. The analysis includes intercepts, behavior, domain, and range. The module of seven lessons makes up the third...
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Unit Plan
Mathematics Vision Project

Module 2: Linear and Exponential Functions

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Write, graph, and model all things linear and exponential. Building on the previous module in a nine-part Algebra I series, learners compare linear exponential modeling. They write equations, graph functions, and analyze key features.
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Lesson Plan
Kenan Fellows

Dinner Party: Using Pattern Trains to Demonstrate Linear Functions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Nothing fancy here ... just your run-of-the-mill Algebra party! Learners explore the patterns of linear functions while designing seating arrangements for a dinner party. Comparing the number of tables to the perimeter of the combined...
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Interactive
Shodor Education Foundation

Multi-Function Data Flyer

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Explore different types of functions using an interactive lesson. Learners enter functions and view the accompanying graphs. They can choose to show key features or adjust the scale of the graph.
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Interactive
Shodor Education Foundation

Linear Function Machine

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
What goes in must come out! Learners play with a function machine to determine the correct function. They enter input values and watch as the machine produces the output.
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Interactive
Shodor Education Foundation

Recursion

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Perform the operation ... and then do it again. Scholars investigate recursive formulas by creating and graphing them. Using the interactive, pupils set the variable, determine the initial value, and type in a recursive formula.The...
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Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

Recursive Formulas: Fibonacci Sequence

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Explore the building blocks of the Fibonacci Sequence. Given the lengths of sides of squares, pupils deduce the pattern to determine the lengths of two more squares. Learners continue to work with recursive formulas to generate numerical...
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Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

Geometric Sequences: Bacteria Colony

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Show budding mathematicians how to model a diminishing bacteria colony two ways—graphically and algebraically. Using the coordinate axis, pupils create a graph to represent the decay of a bacteria colony. They determine the number of...
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Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

Sequence: The Sequence Calculator

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Work through a sequence in discovering number patterns. Using the interactive, pupils explore arithmetic and geometric sequences by setting the initial value and the common difference or ratio. Learners distinguish between the two types...
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Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

Arithmetic Sequences: Paying of a Loan

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
How long does it take to pay off a loan? Pupils use a graph to model the sequence associated with paying off a loan. Using the graph, learners determine the initial value and the common difference of the arithmetic sequence. The learners...
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Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

Explicit Formulas: Tiles for Writing nth Term in a Sequence

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Build an explicit formula using tiles. Pupils develop a tile representation of a term within a sequence given figures of previous terms. Using the diagrams, learners develop the explicit formula by recognizing the common difference and...
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Unit Plan
Mathematics Vision Project

Features of Functions

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
What are some basic features of functions? By looking at functions in graphs, tables, and equations, pupils compare them and find similarities and differences in general features. They use attributes such as intervals of...
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Unit Plan
Mathematics Vision Project

Linear and Exponential Functions

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Provide a continuous progression to linear and exponential functions. Pupils continue to work with the discrete functions known as sequences to the broader linear and exponential functions. The second unit in a series of nine provides...