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Covariation and the Finger Tool

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The intended sequence is: Sprinter Skateboarder Bungee Jumper Jump start the car

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

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

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

Shooting Hoops! - Dan Meyer Three Act Task

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In this lesson, students learn to graph quadratic equations, translate between the vertex, standard, and factored forms, and recognize the impact of changing the parameters of a quadratic equation.

12/18/2014 Trey Cox
HSF-IF.C.7a HSF-IF.C.8a HSA-SSE.B.3a HSA-SSE.B.3b HSF-IF.B.4 HSF-IF.B.5 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.7 HS Activity

Rule Time: Salute to Sports!

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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
HSA-CED.A.1 HSA-REI.D.11 HSF-IF.A.2 HSF-IF.B.4 HSF-IF.B.5 HSF-IF.C.7e HSF-IF.C.9 HSF-LE.A.1 HSF-LE.A.1a HSF-LE.A.2 HSF-LE.B.5 MP.1 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 HS Video

Rule Time: Salute to Brakes

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This 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 HSF-IF.A.1 HSF-IF.A.2 HSF-IF.B.4 HSF-IF.B.6 HSF-IF.C.7 HSF-IF.C.7a HSF-BF.A.1 HSF-BF.B.4a MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 8 HS Activity

Quadratic - Fence Problem

This 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
HSA-SSE.A.1b HSA-SSE.A.1 HSA-SSE.A.1a HSF-IF.A.2 HSF-IF.B.4 HSF-IF.B.5 HSF-IF.C.7a HSF-IF.C.7 HSF-BF.A.1b HSF-BF.A.1 HSF-BF.B.3 HSA-CED.A.2 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.6 MP.7 HS Activity

Exploring the Function Definition and Notation

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This 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
HSF-IF.A.1 HSF-IF.A.2 HSF-IF.B.4 HSF-IF.B.5 HSF-BF.B.4a MP.7 HS Activity