Lesson Plan
K20 LEARN

#### Airplanes and Airstrips, Part 2

For Teachers 9th Standards
Table the decision to land. Pupils form flight crews by matching up different representations of linear equations. Given a set of coordinates for an airstrip, the crews determine the equation of the line that will position their planes...
Performance

#### Projectile Motion and Quadratic Functions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Model the flight of a ball. Small groups collect time data for how long it takes to toss a ball between two people. The teacher leads a discussion about projectile motion to get the class thinking about how to calculate the equation of...
Lesson Plan
Mathalicious

#### XBOX Xpotential

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Touchdown! This is an exponentially insightful lesson that explores the growth of football games with different video game consoles. Class members discuss whether the increase of mergahertz can be described as linear or exponential. The...
Lesson Plan
Mathalicious

#### The Fall of Javert

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Falling off a bridge might not sound like your idea of a good math problem, but incorporating the final scene of Les Misérables is sure to spark interest. The goal is to use the time Javert fell off the bridge to determine how high he...
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 lesson to explore the concept of exponential growth and its comparison to linear models. Pupils come to understand that exponential growth eventually...
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...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Compounding with 100% Interest Rates

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your young economists will be amazed at the effect of compounding interest more frequently in this collaborative task about making sound financial choices. Learners are walked through the calculations of a couple of examples and then...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### A Sum of Functions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Collaborative learners will see the geometric addition of functions by graphing the sum of two graphed curves on the same coordinate plane. This task then naturally flows into giving learners the algebraic representation of the curves...
Lesson Plan
National Research Center for Career and Technical Education

#### Finance: Depreciation (Double Declining)

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Of particular interest to a group of business and finance pupils, this lesson explores depreciation of automobile values by comparing the double declining balance to the straight line method. Mostly this is done through a slide...
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...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Quadratic Equations with the CBL 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners practice generating parabolas with a motion sensor while determining the vertex form of the equation. They compare it to the regression equation from the calculator onto a data mate software. Each student completes several...
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Curated OER

#### Dynamic Algebra

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore 5 classical problems of algebra.  They will solve problems involving Heron's formula, fractional equations, vector equations, apollonius' sphere, and transversals. The idea is to lead to new perceptions and visual thinking.
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Texas Instruments

#### Is It or Isn't It Proportional

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How can you tell if number relationships are proportional? Mathematicians investigate proportional relationships. They compare and contrast functions and graphs to determine the characteristics of proportional relationships, as well as...
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...
Lesson Plan
K20 LEARN

#### Driving Rationally: Introduction To Rational Functions And Asymptotes

For Teachers 11th Standards
Calculating average speeds is not as simple as finding an average. The lesson introduces class members to rational functions by presenting a problem about finding an average speed for the rest of a trip. Pupils develop an equation to...
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Flipped Math

#### Sequences

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
To say it explicitly—put the terms in order. Pupils learn about the two main sequences, arithmetic and geometric and discover the general explicit formulas for both types. Using the formulas, learners then calculate specific terms of the...
Worksheet
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Flipped Math

#### Unit 7 Review: Exponential Functions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Take a break from learning new information and take time to review. Scholars review the unit by completing some practice problems. They rewrite expressions using exponents, solve exponential equations, graph exponential functions,...
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Flipped Math

#### Recursive Formulas

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Write formulas that depend upon previous terms. Individuals watch a video that explains how to create a recursive formula based on a sequence of numbers. Learners find out how to determine whether a sequence is geometric or arithmetic...
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Flipped Math

#### Sequences

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Develop a sequence of descriptions. Learners watch an introduction to sequences, their notations, and how to graph them. Pupils use full sentences to describe the sequence and how to get from one term to the next, without needing to...
Instructional Video11:42
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Flipped Math

#### Explicit Formulas

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Find a faster way to determine the 100th term of a sequence. Learners watch a video providing instruction on a way to find the nth term of a sequence—without writing down all the previous terms. Scholars create explicit formulas for...
Assessment
Bowland

#### Patchwork Cushions

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Find out if there are enough squares. Given diagrams for the first four figures in a sequence, pupils try to determine the next figure. Individuals find the number of square and triangle pieces of fabric that are required to make...
Lesson Plan
Mathalicious

#### Pandemic

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young scientists use exponential growth and logarithms to model how a virus spreads through a population. Pupils watch a news clip about the 2012 outbreak of Ebola. Scholars then manipulate inactive graphs to see how various factors...
Assessment
EngageNY