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CaptureRecaptureImagine that a city employee is given the task of counting the number of fish in a city pond in a park. The “capturerecapture” method may be used to approximate the number of fish in the pond. The employee could capture a number of fish, say 20, and tag them and release them back into the pond. Waiting until the fish have a chance to become mixed with the other fish in the pond, the employee can capture more fish. If the number of fish captured is 25 and 4 of them are tagged, we can use proportional reasoning to estimate the number of fish in the pond. 
3/28/2014 
Scott Adamson

7.RP.A.2 7.RP.A.2a 7.RP.A.2b 7.RP.A.2c 7.RP.A.3 7.SP.A.1 7.SP.A.2 MP.4  8 7 6  Activity  
Creating an Exponential Model  The Salary ProblemThis video is a short demonstration of how a constant percent change can be represented using an exponential function. The context is an individual is given a salary and gets a 5% annual raise. 
3/28/2014 
Phillip Clark

HSFLE.A.1c HSFLE.A.2 MP.7  HS  Video  
Wile E. Coyote  Modeling with Quadratic Functions (Writing project)This is a creative writing project (dealing with Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner) dealing with modeling falling bodies with quadratics and solving quadratic equations. An optional aspect is to have students estimate the instantaneous rate of change. 
3/29/2014 
Trey Cox

HSFIF.B.5 HSFIF.B.6 HSFIF.C.7c HSFIF.C.7a HSFBF.A.1c HSFLE.A.3 MP.1 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6  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  
Modeling with Exponential FunctionsA worksheet involving exponential modeling. 
6/2/2014 
Phillip Clark

HSFLE.A.4 MP.1 MP.4  HS  Activity  
Growth FactorsThis short video describes where a growth factor comes from and how to use it for a percent increase. 
6/3/2014 
Phillip Clark

6.RP.A.3c MP.7  HS 6  Video  
System of InequalitiesStudents create a system of inequalities given certain reallife conditions and then find solutions of their system that would fit their scenario. 
6/5/2014 
Tami Carr

HSAREI.D.12 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7  HS  Activity  
Problem Solving TemplateProblem solving template used in my classroom. In PDF and Word formats. Created by members of Cohort 1 in Collaboration with Dr. Vicich. 
6/5/2014 
Matthew Perales

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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  
To Rent or Not to Rent....An real world intro activity to solving systems of equations using a graph. 
6/5/2014 
Ashley Morris

8.EE.C.8c 8.EE.C.8b HSACED.A.2 HSAREI.C.6 MP.1 MP.3 MP.4 MP.6  8 HS  Activity  
Transforming a Sine FunctionThis applet allows the user to transform the coefficients of a sine function and see how it changes the resulting graph. 
6/5/2014 
Phillip Clark

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Explorations with Unit Rates, Slope, Equations of a Line and an Intro to Systems of EquationsHandouts to walk students through exploring unit rates, slope, equation of a line, x and y intercepts and an intro to systems of equations. 
6/5/2014 
Jacelyn O'Roark

8.EE.B.5 8.EE.B.6 8.EE.C.8a 8.EE.C.8b MP.5 MP.7  8  Resource  
Definite Integral using Substitution

6/11/2014 
Phillip Clark

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Inside Mathematics Educator Resource SiteInside Mathematics is a professional resource for educators passionate about improving students' mathematics learning and performance. This site features classroom examples of innovative teaching methods and insights into student learning, tools for mathematics instruction that teachers can use immediately, and video tours of the ideas and materials on the site. 
6/13/2014 
Phillip Clark

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Mathematics Vision Project WebsiteMVP provides curricular materials aligned with the Common Core State Standards for secondary mathematics. These items are free to download and remix. 
6/13/2014 
Phillip Clark

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Average AthleticsOne of the measures of central tendency is the mean/average. Many do not know much about the average other than it is calculated by "adding up all of the numbers and dividing by the number of numbers". This activity is designed to help students get a conceptual understanding of what an average is and not just how to calculate a numerical value. 
9/4/2014 
Trey Cox

6.SP.A.2 6.SP.A.3 6.SP.B.5c 6.SP.B.5d MP.2 MP.4  6 7  Activity  
SRS vs. Convenience Sample in the Gettysburg AddressStudents have an interesting view of what a random sample looks like. They often feel that just closing their eyes and picking “haphazardly” will be enough to achieve randomness. This lesson should remove this misconception. Students will be allowed to pick words with their personal definition of random and then forced to pick a true simple random sample and compare the results. 
9/4/2014 
Trey Cox

6.SP.A.1 6.SP.B.4 6.SP.B.5 7.SP.A.1 7.SP.A.2 MP.1 MP.4 MP.5  6 7  Activity  
Roll a DistributionThe purpose of this lesson is to allow the students to discover that data collected in seemingly similar settings will yield distributions that are shaped differently. Students will roll a single die 30 times counting the number of face up spots on the die and recording the result each time as a histogram or a histogram. Students will be asked to describe the shape of the distribution. Combining work with several students will yield more consistent results. 
9/4/2014 
Trey Cox

6.SP.A.2 6.SP.A.3 6.SP.B.4 6.SP.B.5d 6.SP.B.5c MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.8  6  Activity  
Who’s the Best Home Run Hitter of All time?This lesson requires students to use sidebyside box plots to make a claim as to who is the "best home run hitter of all time" for major league baseball. 
9/4/2014 
Trey Cox

6.SP.B.4 6.SP.B.5 6.SP.B.5a 6.SP.B.5b 6.SP.B.5c 6.SP.B.5d 6.SP.A.3 6.SP.A.2 7.SP.B.3 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.7  6 7  Activity  
Why do we need MAD?Students will wonder why we need to have a value that describes the spread of the data beyond the range. If we give them three sets of data that have the same mean, median, and range and yet are clearly differently shaped then perhaps they will see that the MAD has some use. 
9/4/2014 
Trey Cox

6.SP.A.3 6.SP.B.4 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.7  6  Activity  
The Forest ProblemStudents want to know why they would ever use a sampling method other than a simple random sample. This lesson visually illustrates the effect of using a simple random sample (SRS) vs. a stratified random sample. Students will create a SRS from a population of apple trees and use the mean of the SRS to estimate the mean yield of the trees. Students will then create a stratified random sample from the same population to again estimate the yield of the trees. The use of the stratified random sample is to control for a known source of variation in the yield of the crop, a nearby forest. 
9/4/2014 
Trey Cox

6.SP.A.1 6.SP.B.4 6.SP.B.5 7.SP.A.1 7.SP.A.2 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7  6 7  Activity  