Which Graph is best?
Young scholars use commercial software to organize and visually display data to draw conclusions; students use graphing software to create several types of graphs illustrating the number of each color of M&M's in one bag.
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Graphing and Properties of Quadratic Functions
Summer projects are key to helping leaners stay proficient in math skills. Here is a project that reinforces Algebra II skills. Including five parts, the project explores graphing functions and quadratic equations such as the standard...
6th - 11th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Jim Murphy, The Great Fire - Grade 6
The Great Fire by Jim Murphy provides the text for a study of the Chicago fire of 1871. The plan is designed as a close reading activity so that all learners have the same background information require for writing. Richly detailed, the...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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
Zoo Animal Probability Graph
Capture the engagement of your young mathematicians with a collaborative graphing activity. Using a deck of zoo animal picture cards, students select a picture from the deck, record the chosen animal on a graph, and then replace the card...
1st - 7th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Relationships Between Quantities and Reasoning with Equations and Their Graphs
Graphing all kinds of situations in one and two variables is the focus of this detailed unit of daily lessons, teaching notes, and assessments. Learners start with piece-wise functions and work their way through setting up and solving...
6th - 10th Math CCSS: Designed
Solving Systems of Linear Equations
Solving systems of equations underpins much of advanced algebra, especially linear algebra. Developing an intuition for the kinds and descriptions of solutions is key for success in those later courses. This intuition is exactly what...
8th - 9th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Rockefeller's Revenge: Exxon and Mobil Unite
Study the impact and possible outcomes of the Exxon-Mobil merger in your language arts, social studies, or economics class. Secondary learners evaluate a series of graphs, write a paragraph interpreting the data, and engage in class...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Graphing Equations on the Cartesian Plane: Slope
Slopes are not just for skiing. Instructors introduce class members to the concept of slope and teach them how to calculate the slope from a graph or from points. The activity also includes the discussion of slopes of parallel and...
7th - 9th Math CCSS: Designed