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  
Linear Function Model  Blood Alcohol ContentThis 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 HSFIF.C.8 HSFBF.A.1 HSFLE.A.1a HSFLE.A.1b 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)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  
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  
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 