A Graphical Look
Students analyze graphs on a TI calculator. In this math lesson plan, the students construct a graph on the TI calculator, and adjust the windows on the graph to view the graph. They manipulate window size and analyze the graph.
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Similar Right Triangles and Trig Ratios
Is it possible to be the same yet different? Absolutely! The activity asks learners to explore the relationships between side ratios of triangles they have drawn. Because individuals all draw a triangle with the same angle measures, they...
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