Rating  Views  Title  Posted Date  Contributor  Common Core Standards  Grade Levels  Resource Type  

Motivating Function NotationPat Thompson, ASU Mathematics Educator, wrote an article titled "Why use f(x) when all we really mean is y?” (see below for a link to the article). This activity is designed to help motivate a need for function notation and uses desmos.com as a tool. http://patthompson.net/PDFversions/2013WhyF(x).pdf 
10/8/2016 
Scott Adamson

8.F.B.5 HSFIF.A.2 HSFIF.C.8 HSFIF.C.9 HSFBF.A.1 HSFBF.B.4a MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8  7 8 HS  Activity  
Cal Clulus: In Pursuit of Justice!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

HSFIF.A.2 HSFIF.B.6 HSFIF.C.7a MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5  HS  Video  
Wile E. Coyote  Modeling with Trigonometric Functions (Writing project)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

HSFTF.B.5 HSFTF.B.7 HSFIF.A.2 HSFIF.B.4 HSFIF.B.5 HSFIF.C.7 HSFIF.C.7e HSFBF.A.1 MP.1 MP.2 MP.4 MP.5  HS  Activity  
Paperfolding  Exponential Growth/Percentage ChangeIn 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

HSFIF.A.2 HSFIF.B.4 HSFIF.C.7 HSFIF.C.7e HSFIF.C.9 HSFLE.A.1 HSFLE.A.1b HSFLE.A.1c HSFLE.A.2 HSFLE.A.3 HSFLE.B.5 MP.1 MP.3 MP.4  HS  Activity  
Rule Time: Salute to Sports!The purpose of this module is to help students learn important applied mathematical concepts regarding exponential and logistic functions. Students will also learn how to graph and interpret exponential (and logistic, if desired) functions. The unique element of this lesson is the use of video to generate interest in the students and motivate the content through interactive technology, humor, and cooperative learning. Students are encouraged to work together and help each other “make sense” of the activities. You will need these video clips: Part 1  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUavijWEwaQ Part 2 (after the problem situation is resolved)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfGj7Ik7Zao 
9/11/2014 
Trey Cox

HSACED.A.1 HSAREI.D.11 HSFIF.A.2 HSFIF.B.4 HSFIF.B.5 HSFIF.C.7e HSFIF.C.9 HSFLE.A.1 HSFLE.A.1a HSFLE.A.2 HSFLE.B.5 MP.1 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6  HS  Video  
Rule Time: Salute to BrakesThis project involves a movie that was written by, directed by, and starring Scott Adamson and Trey Cox. The focus of the project is making sense of the idea of quadratic functions from a rate of change perspective. First, watch Part 1 with your class. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2huVGJXnH8 Then watch Part 2 after the problem has been resolved. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KStlLsmURcw 
9/8/2014 
Scott Adamson

8.F.A.1 8.F.A.2 HSFIF.A.1 HSFIF.A.2 HSFIF.B.4 HSFIF.B.6 HSFIF.C.7 HSFIF.C.7a HSFBF.A.1 HSFBF.B.4a MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8  8 HS  Activity  
Quadratic  Fence ProblemThis is an activity designed to introduce a lot of concepts tied to quadratic functions. A piece of advice, make sure each group uses TWO pieces of pipe cleaners. 
6/5/2014 
William Zimmerer

HSASSE.A.1b HSASSE.A.1 HSASSE.A.1a HSFIF.A.2 HSFIF.B.4 HSFIF.B.5 HSFIF.C.7a HSFIF.C.7 HSFBF.A.1b HSFBF.A.1 HSFBF.B.3 HSACED.A.2 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.6 MP.7  HS  Activity  
Exploring the Function Definition and NotationThis worksheet will allow students to explore the function topic by answering questions about the definition, working with the notation, finding domain and range and performing some basic compositions. 
4/1/2014 
Phillip Clark

HSFIF.A.1 HSFIF.A.2 HSFIF.B.4 HSFIF.B.5 HSFBF.B.4a MP.7  HS  Activity 