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Motivating Function Notation

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Pat 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://pat-thompson.net/PDFversions/2013WhyF(x).pdf

10/8/2016 Scott Adamson
8.F.B.5 HSF-IF.A.2 HSF-IF.C.8 HSF-IF.C.9 HSF-BF.A.1 HSF-BF.B.4a MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 7 8 HS Activity

Quadratic Function Models - Fuel Efficiency Context

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A PowerPoint presentation associated with the context of fuel efficiency as related to speed in miles per gallon. The intent of the task is for students to articulate the meaning of the parameters (coefficients) of a quadratic function model.

6/15/2016 Scott Adamson
HSF-IF.C.7 HSF-IF.C.7a HSF-IF.C.9 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 8 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

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