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Developing and Solving Equations Unit

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1/27/2018 Tami Carr
6.EE.A.2 6.EE.A.2a 6.EE.A.2b 6.EE.A.2c 6.EE.A.3 6.EE.A.4 6.EE.B.5 6.EE.B.6 6.EE.B.7 7.EE.B.4 7.EE.B.4a 7.EE.B.4b 7.EE.A.1 7.EE.B.3 7.EE.A.2 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 7 8 HS Lesson

Knee surgery & Muscle weakness

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1/3/2018 Linda Meng
HSA-CED.A.1 HSA-CED.A.2 HSF-LE.A.3 HSF-LE.A.1 HSF-LE.A.1a MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 HS Activity

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

Scatter Plot Activity

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Goal: The goal of this activity is for students to see different types of correlation and recognize the patterns associated with each type of correlation. They will then have to create their own scatter plot based on directions given.

5/10/2017 Ashley Nicoloff
8.SP.A.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.8 4 5 6 7 8 HS Activity

Area of a house

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Goal: The goal of this activity is for students to find the area of a house floor plan. They will need to use their knowledge of rectangles to identify the missing side lengths to find the correct area. This also allows students to see how area is used in a real-life application.

4/20/2017 Ashley Nicoloff
7.G.B.6 6.G.A.1 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.8 5 6 7 8 HS Activity

Estimating the Mean

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Goal: The goal of this activity is for students to randomly draw words from an excerpt to estimate the mean length word count of the entire document. 

4/20/2017 Ashley Nicoloff
7.SP.A.2 7.SP.A.1 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 5 6 7 8 HS Activity

Creating a histogram using temperatures

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Goal: The goal of the current activity is to have students read data from a map of the U.S., create a frequency table, answer questions and create a frequency histrogram.

4/7/2017 Ashley Nicoloff
6.SP.B.4 6.SP.B.5 6.SP.B.5a MP.1 MP.4 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 5 6 7 8 HS Activity

Creating a Probability Model

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Goal: The goal of this activity is for students to grasp the understanding of how to put together a probability model for the rolling of a single die and also the sum of the rolls of two dice.

3/28/2017 Ashley Nicoloff
7.SP.C.5 7.SP.C.7 7.SP.C.7a 7.SP.C.7b 7.SP.C.8 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 5 6 7 8 HS Activity

Understanding probability using a deck of cards

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This activity is to familiarize your students with a standard deck of cards. Have your students get into groups of 2 or 3 and walk them through the beginning part. You can chose to have your students simplify each probability as a fraction or round to the thousandths place. Hopefully the students will see that all of the probabilities they find will always be between 0 and 1 inclusive.

3/2/2017 Ashley Nicoloff
7.SP.C.5 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 5 6 7 8 HS Activity

Inferences about two populations

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Goal: The goal of this activity is for students to compare to samples from two different populations. They will make inferences based on what they find from their dot plot.

1/13/2017 Ashley Nicoloff
6.SP.A.2 6.SP.B.5 6.SP.B.5c 7.SP.B.4 7.SP.B.3 7.SP.A.1 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.8 5 6 7 8 HS Activity

Outlier Activity

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Goal: The goal of this activity is for students to interpret measures of central tendency when an outlier is present. They will also be able to identify which value is an outlier and create a boxplot as well.

1/13/2017 Ashley Nicoloff
6.SP.A.2 6.SP.A.3 6.SP.B.4 6.SP.B.5c 6.SP.B.5d 6.SP.B.5 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.6 MP.7 5 6 7 8 HS Activity

Ice Cream and Temperature-Correlation Activity

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Goal: The goal of this activity is for students to graph the data on a scatterplot and discuss the relationship they see between ice cream and temperature. 

12/12/2016 Ashley Nicoloff
8.SP.A.2 8.SP.A.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.6 6 7 8 HS Activity

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

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

Broomsticks - Multiplicative Reasoning

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This is the broomsticks activity created by Ted Coe.

6/15/2016 Scott Adamson
7.RP.A.3 4.OA.A.1 4.OA.A.2 6.RP.A.3c HSN-Q.A.3 HSN-Q.A.1 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 8 HS 7 4 5 6 Activity

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

Oscar the Grouch and His New Home

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This is a Calculus III project focused on Lagrange multipliers and constrained optimization.

8/6/2015 Scott Adamson
HSG-MG.A.3 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 HS Resource

Derivative of Trigonometric Functions

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This is a project designed for a Calculus 1 course.

7/1/2015 Scott Adamson
HSF-TF.A.1 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 HS Resource

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

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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5 6 7 8 HS Resource