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Students state the general rule for a practical situation. They describe a continuing pattern. They use toothpicks to help visualize the problem and answer it correctly.
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Building a Quadratic Function
Grab a box of toothpicks and build a model of a dog pen in a lesson that introduces quadratic functions. Students work in groups to investigate how the area of a rectangle with a fixed perimeter varies with different lengths and widths....
7th - 10th Math CCSS: Designed
Toothpicks and Transformations
Students investigate quadratic functions using geometric toothpick designs. They review transformations of quadratic functions-vertical and horizontal shifts, and stretches and shrinks. Students match the symbolic form of the function to...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable