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Cal Clulus: In Pursuit of Justice!

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This project involves a movie that was written by, directed by, and starring Dr. Scott Adamson and Dr. Trey Cox. The focus of the project is making sense out of average rate of change, instantaneous rate of change, and the Mean Value Theorem. Watch this clip first with your class before doing the activity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBRwU9ubYQo After doing the activity, view the 2nd part of the video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqy3VivFs9Y

6/30/2015 Trey Cox
HSF-IF.A.2 HSF-IF.B.6 HSF-IF.C.7a MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 HS Video

Wile E. Coyote - Modeling with Trigonometric Functions (Writing project)

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This project requires students to mathematically model the design of a roller coaster using a sinusoidal function to estimate the total cost of construction.   *If an instructor would like a student solution just contact one of the authors. 

6/30/2015 Trey Cox
HSF-TF.B.5 HSF-TF.B.7 HSF-IF.A.2 HSF-IF.B.4 HSF-IF.B.5 HSF-IF.C.7 HSF-IF.C.7e HSF-BF.A.1 MP.1 MP.2 MP.4 MP.5 HS Activity

Shipping Routes - Dan Meyer Three Act Task

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The questions are simple: As two ships leave port at the same time but at different speeds, we wonder if they will ever meet again? And if so, how long will that take? The lesson hooks students immediately with the initial video clip of two simulated ships leaving port and separating from one another as they travel at slower rates. 

6/23/2015 Trey Cox
6.NS.B.4 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.7 6 Activity

Coin Counting - Dan Meyer Three Act-Task

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Systems of equations can be a difficult concept for students to understand. This activity is a useful tool for introducing the concept in a concrete way that will help them make sense of the ideas and procedures for solving a system of linear equations. 

6/23/2015 Trey Cox
8.EE.C.8 8.EE.C.8a 8.EE.C.8b 8.EE.C.8c HSA-REI.C.6 HSA-REI.D.11 MP.1 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 8 HS Activity

Creating a Histogram using the TI 83/84 calculator

The steps to creating a histogram on the TI calculator. 

6/4/2015 Trey Cox
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MP.5
5 6 7 8 HS Resource

Creating a box plot on the TI 84 Calculator

Steps for entering data into lists and creating a box (box and whisker) plot. 

6/4/2015 Trey Cox
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MP.5
5 6 7 8 HS Resource

Creating a Collaborative Classroom Culture: Team Building Activities

A website with many team building activites to assist in building a collaborative classroom culture. Go to: https://getrealmath.wordpress.com/team-building-activities/ and download as many as you want! 

6/4/2015 Trey Cox
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MP.1 MP.3
K 1 2 Resource

Histograms vs. Bar Graphs

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Using data from the Internet, students summarize information about party affiliation and ages at inauguration of Presidents of the United States in frequency tables and graphs.  This leads to a discussion about categorical data (party affiliations) vs. numerical data (inauguration ages) and histograms vs bar graphs. This activity is from NCTM Illuminations at http://illuminations.nctm.org/Lesson.aspx?id=2983

6/2/2015 Trey Cox
3.MD.B.3 MP.3 MP.4 3 Activity

Titanic & Two-Way Tables (Illustrative Mathematics)

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This is the first task in the series of three, which ask related questions, but use different levels of scaffolding. Also, the third task uses a more detailed version of the data table. The emphasis is on developing their understanding of conditional probability.

4/17/2015 Trey Cox
HSS-CP.A.1 HSS-CP.A.2 HSS-CP.A.3 HSS-CP.A.4 HSS-CP.A.5 HSS-CP.B.6 HSS-CP.B.7 HSS-CP.B.8 7.SP.C.8a 7.SP.C.8b 8.SP.A.4 MP.1 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.7 HS 7 8 Activity

Titanic - Two Way Tables

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Two way tables help us in so many ways...association and probability are just two! This PP is classroom ready to use with your 8th grade or high school students. 

4/11/2015 Trey Cox
8.SP.A.4 HSS-CP.A.3 HSS-CP.A.4 HSS-CP.B.6 HSS-CP.B.7 HSS-CP.B.8 8 HS Resource

Talking Two-Way Tables

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When analysis of categorical data is concerned with more than one variable, a two-way table (also known as a contingency table) can be used. These tables provide a foundation for statistical inference, where statistical tests question the relationship between the variables based on the data observed. This activity begins to explore statistical inference and testing. 

4/10/2015 Trey Cox
8.SP.A.4 HSS-ID.B.5 MP.1 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 8 HS Activity

Straighten up and Fly Right!

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The purpose of this lesson is to allow the students gather data in a fun way and answer a statistical question through analysis of the data.  Students will fly paper airplanes and analyze the data to determine which style of plane flies longer.

4/1/2015 Trey Cox
6.SP.A.2 6.SP.A.3 6.SP.B.4 6.SP.B.5 6.SP.B.5a 6.SP.B.5b 6.SP.B.5c 6.SP.B.5d MP.1 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 6 Activity

Is the Sine a Circular Function? How about a Star Sine?

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Students are often challenged by seeing the conncection between the unit circle and the graph of the sine and cosine functions. This activity is designed to take students out of their comfort zone to experience what the "sine" function would look like if it were based upon other geometric figures. 

3/23/2015 Trey Cox
HSF-IF.B.4 HSF-TF.A.2 HSF-TF.B.5 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.6 HS Activity

Paper-folding - Exponential Growth/Percentage Change

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In this activity students are posed a simple question, "How tall will a paper be if it is folded 50 times?" and it is used as a fun way to introduce them to the concepts of growth factors, and percentage change. 

3/2/2015 Trey Cox
HSF-IF.A.2 HSF-IF.B.4 HSF-IF.C.7 HSF-IF.C.7e HSF-IF.C.9 HSF-LE.A.1 HSF-LE.A.1b HSF-LE.A.1c HSF-LE.A.2 HSF-LE.A.3 HSF-LE.B.5 MP.1 MP.3 MP.4 HS Activity

Number Systems - Binary, Decimal, and Other systems

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Students can struggle mightily with understanding place value as they begin to add and subtract numbers and "carry" and "borrrow". This short activity can be a great way to help students understand the concept of place value.

2/4/2015 Trey Cox
5.NBT.A.1 5.NBT.A.3 5.NBT.A.3a 5.NBT.A.3b 5.NBT.A.4 4.NBT.A.1 4.NBT.A.2 4.NBT.A.3 4.NBT.B.4 MP.2 MP.7 MP.8 4 5 Activity

Is Manute, minute?

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A powerpoint presentation that can be used to introduce the topic of scatterplots and lines-of-best fit using a fun context. 

2/1/2015 Trey Cox
8.SP.A.1 8.SP.A.2 8.SP.A.3 HSS-ID.B.6 HSS-ID.B.6a HSS-ID.B.6b HSS-ID.B.6c HSS-ID.C.7 HSS-ID.C.8 MP.2 MP.4 8 HS Activity