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Is a Super Ball REALLY Super?

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Is a Super Ball REALLY "super?"  This activity allows students to collect data and to make an argument regarding this quetions. See the PowerPoint for details about the activity... Note: It is best to gain access to an authentic, Wham-O Super Ball made with Zectron! https://www.amazon.com/orginal-super-ball-wtih-zectron/dp/B0001ZN49I/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1513808409&sr=8-2&keywords=whamo+super+ball

12/20/2017 Scott Adamson
6.RP.A.1 6.RP.A.3 7.RP.A.2 7.RP.A.3 8.F.A.3 8.F.B.4 8.F.B.5 HSF-IF.C.7 HSF-IF.B.6 HSA-CED.A.2 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 5 6 8 7 HS Activity

Linear Function Model - Blood Alcohol Content

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This is the PowerPoint version of the activity related to developing a linear function model for the context of BAC.

6/15/2016 Scott Adamson
8.F.A.3 8.F.B.4 8.F.B.5 HSF-IF.C.8 HSF-BF.A.1 HSF-LE.A.1a HSF-LE.A.1b MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 8 HS Activity

Steeper, Faster, Division, and Slope

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What does "steeper" mean? What does "faster" mean? And how do these ideas connect to the idea of linear functions? This 3-part series explores these questions and helps students to understand why we divide when computing slope and what proportional correspondence has to do with it all!

2/20/2015 Scott Adamson
7.RP.A.1 7.RP.A.2 7.RP.A.2b 7.RP.A.2c 7.RP.A.2d 8.F.A.1 8.F.A.3 8.F.B.4 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 7 8 HS Activity

Sochi Olympics - Junior High Math Contest

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This is the 2013 Chandler-Gilbert Community College Junior High Math Contest Team Project. You may use all or just parts of it as it contains lots of different math topics including: The idea of AVERAGE The idea of AVERAGE SPEED and GRAPHS of LINEAR FUNCTIONS The idea of CREATING and INTERPRETING BOX and WHISKER PLOTS  The idea of SLOPE The idea of ANGLE The idea of PERCENT Look at the project and decide what parts your students are ready to tackle...and HAVE FUN!

11/18/2014 Scott Adamson
6.RP.A.1 6.RP.A.3 7.RP.A.3 6.SP.B.4 8.EE.B.5 8.F.A.3 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 7 6 8 Activity

Survivor - Mathematics!

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Students will apply their understanding of linear and quadratic functions to solve a Survivor challenge!

9/8/2014 Scott Adamson
8.F.A.3 8.F.B.4 8.F.B.5 HSA-CED.A.2 HSA-CED.A.1 HSA-REI.B.4 HSA-REI.B.3 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 8 7 HS Activity

Rule Time: Salute to Speed

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You will need these video clips: Part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XLkMx58Mb8 Part 2 (after the problem situation is resolved) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ28I3TLcRI Outtakes if you want - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObBiRjepgxA

9/8/2014 Scott Adamson
8.F.A.1 8.F.A.3 8.F.B.4 8.F.B.5 8.EE.C.7 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 7 8 Activity

Preheating the Oven

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Students use rate of change ideas to predict how long it will take for an oven to preheat to 400 degrees. The youtube video may be used to bring drama to the lesson! A link to the video is here and also in the documents. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2ooIWFAcII&list=UUiPlxONW80Z8rGpu3lSLwjg

9/8/2014 Scott Adamson
7.RP.A.2 7.RP.A.2a 7.RP.A.2b 7.RP.A.2c 8.F.A.3 8.F.B.4 8.F.B.5 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.6 MP.8 6 7 8 Activity

25 billion apps - Dan Meyer Three Act Task

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The question is simple: When should you start bombarding the App Store with purchases if you want to win a $10,000 App Store Gift card? The lesson hooks students immediately with the initial video clip of a “live” counter of current downloads showing the number approaching 25,000,000,000. The mathematics deals with modeling a linear relationship between two quantities

9/7/2014 Trey Cox
8.F.B.4 8.F.A.3 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 8 Video