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116 resources with the keyterm linear functions

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Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Models

For Students 8th - 11th
Viewers play a game with Sal, in which he presents three different data sets that come from either linear, quadratic, or exponential functions. In solving this puzzle, Sal manages to not only provide a strong definition of each function,...
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SAT Prep: Test 1 Section 3 Part 4

For Students 9th - 12th
Pushing through to problems 11-12 on page 398 of The Official SAT Study Guide, Sal goes into comprehensive detail on each problem. Problem 11 involves geometry, including the function of pi, and problem 12 involves non-constant slopes....
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SAT Prep: Test 6 Section 7 Part 3

For Students 9th - 12th
Sal finishes problem 10 in this video, as well as problems 11-13 on page 735. Students can practice skills such as linear functions, slopes, and calculating permutations. Problem 12 allows viewers to see the process of elimination in...
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Varying Rates of Change

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Graphs tell a story, and in this activity learners explore different graphs.They analyze slope and rate of change from the graphs and answer questions about the information they represent. This lesson even contains extensions for more...
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Modeling a Basketball Throw

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Play ball! High schoolers explore the concept of quadratic equations through modeling how shooting a basketball can be expressed as a quadratic function. They impose a coordinate grid on the path of a shooting basketball and determine...
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Mystery Liquids: Linear Function

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers determine the linear equations of the density of water and oil by collecting data on the mass of various volumes of each liquid. They construct scatter plots from the data and use these to write the linear equations for...
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Exploring Function Graphs

For Teachers 9th - 11th
This is comprehensive lesson that explores different types of function graphs. Young mathematicians graph each data set, describe the characteristics of the graph, and identify the type of function represented, Students also identify the...
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Identifying Linear Functions from Graphs

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Keep your mathematicians engaged using this group linear functions activity. Each of ten groups receives two graphs with both an image and equation, as well as a "who has" phrase to call out the next graph. Scholars stay on their toes as...
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Applying Properties to Variables

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders combine like terms in this properties of variables activity. Using named items (stars, moons and hearts), they combine like terms using variables. They use the distributive property to combine like terms. Finally, they...
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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...
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Equal Differences Over Equal Intervals 1

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners explore linear functions concretely using tables of values in a cooperative task. The concept of the values of linear functions changing by equal differences over equal intervals of one is emphasized. Learners will discover the...
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Module 3: Linear Functions

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Math scholars explore properties of linear functions. In this algebra lesson, learners solve word problems using algebraic symbols. They solve quadratic and linear equations using algebraic skills.
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Floating Pennies

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
How many pennies can you put in a can before it sinks? Learners experiment until they discover how many pennies will sink the can. They represent the data on a graph and determine how to use the graphic representation to make predictions...
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Finding Linear Models Part III

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore linear functions! In this Algebra I lesson, mathematicians graph data in a scatter plot and use a graphing calculator to find a linear regression and/or a median-median line. They use the model to make predictions.
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Six Linear Function Performance Assessments

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Mathematicians study how algebra can tell the stories of linear growth and they develop problem solving skills in relation to linear growth contexts. In this lesson, students organize information to explain growth, they use algebraic...
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Three Heights Review

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Middle schoolersexplore graphing algebraic variables. In this graphing and reasoning skills lesson, pupils compare the heights of three children and use deductive reasoning to complete a data table. Children graph their results and...
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2D-Graphing Functions

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Practice graphing basic equations. Algebra learners complete a table showing values of x and y. They graph the results on a coordinate grid. There are six problems: three equations are linear, and three are quadratic. The "show your...
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Piecewise Linear Functions: Extending Stories to Graphs

For Students 8th - 10th
Using this resource, scholars develop graphs that model situations by showing change over time. They answer 15 questions based on information from charts that show growth in weight. They extend the concepts to an assessment section of...
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Average Rate of Change

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Math pupils calculate the average rate of change over a specific interval. They represent the average rate of change on a graph and examine the behavior of the graph for decreasing and increasing numerals. 
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Bungee Dolls

For Students 4th - 6th
Bring in dolls and bungee cords to make this lesson really fun for your learners! They experiment and determine the length of bungee cord needed to give a fashion doll a safe drop from a variety of heights. Then they graph the data that...
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Slope/Triangle Area Exploration

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Using CAS TI-Nspire, explore how the area of a triangle formed by the x- and y-axes and a line through a point is related to the slope of a line. Additionally, the instructional activity serves as an introduction to rational functions...
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Algebra I: Linear Functions

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Using rates from a rental car company, young mathematicians graph data, explore linear relationships, and discuss the role of slope and the y-intercept. This lesson allows for the discussion of independent and dependent variables, as...
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Matchstick Math: Using Manipulatives to Model Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Functions

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Playing with matches (unlit, of course) becomes an engaging learning experience in this fun instructional unit. Teach pupils how to apply properties of exponential functions to solve problems. They differentiate between quadratic and...
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Rates vs. Totals

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Yet another great real-world math application! Your class explores the challenge of working more and getting paid less. They compare two points on a Cartesian plane and attempt to determine who had the better rate of pay for hours...