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Land Development

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Groups work with polynomials to devise functions that will model a selling price for property. The teams determine variables to create expressions to represent the cost required to develop land into a housing addition. Classmates then...
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The Behavior of Graphs

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
How are the graphs behaving? An instructional video first describes how to find the horizontal and vertical intercepts of a graph. It then looks at how to identify intervals where the graph is increasing, decreasing, and constant.
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Smarter Balanced Sample Items: High School Math – Target E

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils rewrite expressions in equivalent forms to identify key features. They use the vertex and factored forms of quadratic expressions to identify the extrema and intercepts. To finish the installment of the Claim 1 Item Slide Show...
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Module 6: Quadratic Functions

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Linear, exponential, now it's time for quadratic patterns! Learners build on their skills of modeling patterns by analyzing situations with quadratic functions. The sixth module in the Algebra I series has pupils analyze multiple...
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F.IF.C.7.a, F.IF.B.4, and F.IF.B.5 Assessment Items

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Don't go all quadratic on me. A set of assessment questions tests understanding of F-IF.7a, F-IF.4, and F-IF.5. Young mathematicians consider the graphs of quadratic applications to interpret intercepts, minima, maxima, domain, and range...
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Awesometh Degree of a Function

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Build up a polynomial. Learners use printed cards to create polynomials. Using a graphing utility, pupils make comparisons between the polynomials they built. To further cement the concept, they build upon their algebraic vocabulary as...
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Make It Fit

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Of course, calculus can help you build the largest box possible. Scholars play a digital game to gain familiarity with situations where optimization would be appropriate. After gaining a solid conceptual understanding of optimization,...
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Ordered Simple Plot

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Open your imagination to make algebra-inspired creations. An interactive lesson has scholars graph images from a set of parameters. Users can practice minimum values, maximum values, and scale as well as key features.
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How High Can I Go?

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
All you need to graph a quadratic? Two points and a line! Working in pairs, classmates find the roots of a quadratic. After learning how to find the axis of symmetry and its importance in finding the vertex, pairs graph several quadratic...
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Hip to Be (Completing the) Square

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Build a square physically, with representations, and, finally, algebraically. The lesson plan takes the class through the concept of completing the square first concretely, secondly by using representations, and finally via abstract...
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Representing Quadratic Functions Graphically

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Sometimes being different is an advantage. An engaging activity has scholars match cards with quadratic functions in various forms. Along the way, they learn about how each form highlights key features of quadratic functions.
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Absolute Versus Local Extrema

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Get the class to take an extreme look at functions. The interactive presents a function on a closed interval with a movable tangent line. Using the given function, pupils determine the extrema, critical points, and points of inflection. 
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City Temperatures and the Cosine Curve

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Show your class that yearly temperatures are periodic—and how to model them using a trigonometric function. An interesting instructional activity asks learners to research the temperatures of a city for a year. After graphing this data,...
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Surf’s Up

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Paddle your way to success in interpreting graphs. Young mathematicians use a given table of values to create a graph of a surfer's distance from shore. They explain what the x-intercepts mean in terms of the context.
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Completing the Square—Plotting Quadratics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Where is the turning point? The presentation demonstrates how the process of completing the square finds several points in the graph of a quadratic. One of the most important points found is the vertex of the graph. The video shows where...
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Rocket Town

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Model something other than flights of rockets with quadratics. Given the cost function to produce a toy rocket, learners find the vertex of the function. They convert the function into vertex form and determine whether the vertex is a...
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Graphing Root Functions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Root for your class to learn about root functions. Scholars graph a square root function and a cube root function. Using these graphs, they answer a set of questions about the key features of the functions.
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Graphing a Quadratic Function

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Graphs can tell us so much about a function. Given a quadratic function in standard form, individuals graph this function on the coordinate plane. They use the graph to find the zeros and the maximum or minimum value.
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Graphing a Linear Function

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Here's a straight line to understanding graphs of linear functions Scholars first graph a linear function on a coordinate plane and identify the x- and y-intercepts. Additionally, they must identify the minimum value and maximum value...
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Algebra II: Extended Performance Task Designing the Perfect Package

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here's a package deal for a task creating equations for packages. An extended problem has learners creating a cubic function to represent the volume of a box. They consider constraints and interpret key features of their functions.
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Quadratic Equations — What We Know

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Everything you could possibly want to know about quadratic equations, all in one resource. Instructors demonstrate how to translate between different forms of quadratics (equation, table of values, graph, verbal description) and finding...
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Temperatures

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
As a middle school assessment task, learners first examine line graphs of monthly temperatures for two locations, and then match box plots to each line plot.
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Graphing the Sine and Cosine Functions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Doing is more effective than watching. Learners use spaghetti to discover the relationship between the unit circle and the graph of the sine and cosine functions. As they measure lengths on the unit circle and transfer them to a...
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Using Derivatives to Graph Polynomials

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
You can learn to graph as well as a calculator using calculus. The lesson introduces using derivatives to find critical points needed to graph polynomials. Pupils learn to find local maximums and minimums and intervals of increase and...