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Maximizing Area Using Graphing Calculators
Learners utilize a graphing calculator to determine the largest area that can be fenced in using a given amount of fencing. They explore perimeter, area and the use of equations in real life situations.
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Introduction to Exponential Functions
This lesson begins with a review of linear functions and segues nicely over its fifteen examples and problems into a deep study of exponential functions. Linear and exponential growth are compared in an investment task. Data tables are...
8th - 10th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Modeling a Context from Data (part 2)
Forgive me, I regress. Building upon previous modeling activities, the class examines models using the regression function on a graphing calculator. They use the modeling process to interpret the context and to make predictions based...
9th - 10th Math CCSS: Designed
Areas of Geometric Shapes with the Same Perimeter
A triangle, square, hexagon, and circle all have a perimeter of one unit. Eighth graders must attempt to find the area of each and arrange them in order from least to greatest areas. A terrific task for applying four different area...
7th - 9th Math CCSS: Designed
Creating and Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables
This detailed presentation starts with a review of using key components to graph a line. It then quickly moves into new territory of taking these important parts and teasing them out of a word problem. Special care is taken to discuss...
9th - 10th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Search the Perimeter and Secure the Area
Begin this study on the relationship between area and perimeter with the hook activity featured at the bottom of the "What Shape is Your Land?" link, which offers a fun optical trick to engage high schoolers. Learners should have a basic...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Predicting the Future with Best-fit Lines
What career will actually use this math? The activity has pupils determine a best-fit line for given data. Using their best-fit line, they then make predictions before discussing as a class what careers might use scatter plots and...
8th - 10th Math CCSS: Designed
There's Gold in Them There Hills
Need to build a laser fence on Mars? In this cute maximizing-area lesson, young explorers pretend to be prospectors on Mars and must determine the best way to use 20 meters of fencing in order to maximize their area. In addition, they...
8th - 11th Math CCSS: Adaptable