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Comparing Perimeter to Area of a Square

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Teach your class how calculate the perimeter and area of a square by creating graphs. They graph different polynomial functions using the Ti calculator.
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Dog Days or Dog Years?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
In need of some algebraic fun with real world implications?Learners use ordered pairs, a table of values and a scatter plot to evaluate the validity of several real world data sets. The class focuses on  dog ages in human years, domain,...
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FCAT Real World Solving Linear Equations/Systems

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Pupils relate real life situation to the equations, graphs and inequalities. They model real life scenarios using matrices and draw conclusions from their data. This lesson plan is aligned with FCAT.
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Let's Gather Around the Circle

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars explore the relationship between circumference and diameter. Groups of learners measure the diameter and circumference of round objects and record their data on a given worksheet. They then input the data into their graphing...
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To the Moon

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Pupils explore circumference manipulating Moon Pie wrapper. In this geometry lesson, they manipulate snack wrappers to find circumference, diameter, radius and distance.
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Walk the Line

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners create constant speed versus motion graphs. They will perform linear regressions on their data to describe the graphs mathematically.
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Flipping Coins: Density as a Characteristic Property

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young scholars explore linear functions in a crime solving context. They collect and analyze data using linear equations, then interpret the slope and intercepts from a linear model.
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Curve Fitting

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Pupils investigate linear, quadratic, and exponential regressions. They plot sets of data points, determine the regression equation that best fits the data and lastly investigate the coefficient of determination.
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TI-Nspire Activity: What Does Your Representation Tell You?

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
By learning to select the best representation for three meal plans, students compare three meal plans to determine the best choice. Data for the meal plans is sorted on a table, as an algebraic equation, and graphed on a coordinate grid....
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Logistic Growth, Differential Equations, Slope Fields

For Teachers 12th Standards
Investigate differential equations with your class. They use the TI-89 to explore differential equations analytically, graphically, and numerically as the examine the relationships between each of the three approaches.
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TI-89 Activities for PreCalculus and AP Calculus

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Using the TI-89 calculator, students explore the statistical, graphical and symbolic capabilities of the TI-89.  Students investigate topics such as solving systems of equations, finding inverse functions, summations, parametrics and...
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Logistic Growth

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Through the exploration of population growth of a bacteria population, students learn about and observe bacteria population over a 20 hour period.  Students graph the population growth using a scatter plot and discuss its logistic...
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Let's Play Ball with Families of Graphs

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners explore quadratic equations in this Algebra II lesson. They investigate families of quadratic functions by graphing the parent function and family members on the same graph. Additionally, they write the equation of the parabola...
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Chill Out: How Hot Objects Cool

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Teach how to explore exponential equations.  In this Algebra II lesson, students investigate the graph that occurs as a hot liquid cools.  Students model the data algebraically.
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Tight Rope

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learn how to explore the concept of linear functions.  In this linear functions lesson, students collect linear data from a motion detector.  Students walk to create a linear function.  Students plot the points on a graph and determine a...
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Making Predictions Using Systems of Equations

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Students explore the concept of systems of equations. In this system of equations lesson plan, students enter data into lists on their calculators about 100 meter dash times. Students plot the points using a scatter plot and perform a...
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Exponential Decay

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Students study exponential decay and its application to radiocarbon dating. In this exponential decay lesson, students use candy to model the time it takes for something to decay. Students also graph the data they collect and describe...
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Sequence Graphs

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Investigate arithmetic and geometric sequences by using a graphing calculator to determine if a sequence is linear or exponential.
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Investigating School Safety and Slope

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Learners investigate the slope of various stairways through a "news report" approach and employ mathematical knowledge of applied slope to report on wheelchair accessibility and adherence to Americans with Disabilities Act. They...
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Exploration Sequence of Bounces

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New skills are developed as high schoolers use graphing calculators and ranger technology to capture and graph the sequence of bounces a ball makes when dropped. After recording the height of four or more bounces, they use the collected...
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Geometric Sequences and Series

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learn to calculate the nth term of a sequence defined by an algebraic expression. They examine geometric sequences and series, relate geometric sequences to their explicit forms, find the partial sums of a sequence in a table, and...
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Geometric Sequences and Series

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Learners find common ratios of geometric sequences on a spreadsheet. Using this data, they create scatter plots of the sequences to determine how each curve is related to the value of the common ratio. They will consider whether series...
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Get Your Numbers in Shape - TI-83

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High Schoolers use the TI-83 calculator to produce a sequence, explore patterns and find a linear or quadratic equation for a given pattern. They use inductive reasoning to make conjectures about patterns. They find the Y-value of a...
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Math TODAY for TI-Navigator System - Is Leisure Time Really Shrinking?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers organize data from the USA TODAY Snapshot, "Is leisure time really shrinking?" into two scatter plots and determine the quadratic model for each scatter plot. They determine if these graphs intersect and learn the concept...