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NASA

#### Space Shuttle Ascent: Mass vs. Time

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Set the stage for groups of rocket scientists to explore the change in mass of the space shuttle during ascent. Teams work together to graph actual launch data in order to determine the rate of propellent burn.
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Curated OER

#### Wacky Water World: Student Worksheet

For Students 5th - 8th
This well-designed math worksheet invites learners to work in pairs in order to determine which plan is the better value when going to an amusement park. Plan A and Plan B each have different admission fees, and different rates per ride....
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Curated OER

#### Data Analysis Using Technology

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Analyze data using technology. Middle schoolers design data investigations, describe data, and draw their own conclusions. Then they select the best type of graph, graph and interpret the data, and look for patterns in trends. They also...
Instructional Video10:51
Curated OER

#### Solving Quadratic Equations by Graphing

For Students 7th - 11th
With his trusty graphing calculator, Sal begins his lecture on solving quadratic functions by graphing. The video is a good way to show young mathematicians not only how to use the graphing calculator (which Sal describes as "archaic"...
Instructional Video15:01

#### Shifting functions

For Students 8th - 11th
Though Sal expects that viewers are "reasonably familiar" with square roots, he takes this opportunity to explain some of the notation, and how to graph square root functions. He uses a graphing calculator from my.hrw.com/math06 to...
Instructional Video6:21

#### Scientific Notation 3

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Sal uses a TI-85 graphing calculator to demonstrate how to check his work while he solves a complex word problem where he must use scientific notation to express his answer. This would be a very useful video for an SAT prep or cumulative...
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Flipped Math

#### Calculus AB/BC - Estimating Derivatives of a Function at a Point

For Students 10th - 12th
It seems like it should be about three. Pupils learn to get an estimate of the derivative of a function at a point by using the derivative functionality of their graphing calculators. They take that information to determine the equation...
AP Test Prep
College Board

#### 2014 AP® Calculus AB Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th
Give classes a sneak peek at an upcoming test. Scholars work released items from the AP Calculus AB test to prepare for their own exams. The resource consists of six items, two graphing calculator items, and four non-calculator items....
Instructional Video12:14
Curated OER

#### Using a Linear Model

For Students 7th - 11th
Using all his tools - tablet, Excel, graphing calculator, and mathematical prowess - Sal orchestrates an algebraic symphony in this video. He works through a word problem involving linear interpolation, and emphasizes the importance of...
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Curated OER

#### The "U's" Have IT!

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore the maximum and minimum values of parabola. In this exponential equations lesson, students use graphing calculators or TI Interactive Software to calculate values of parabola and graph x-intercepts of parabola.
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Curated OER

#### Making Connections: Matrices, Graph, Linear Systems

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
In this set of activities, matrices and equations are explored. They work with matrices using pen and paper as well as graphing calculator. Additionally real-world problems are explored.
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Curated OER

#### Graphing Linear Equations on the TI-73

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders work in pairs with a TI-73 graphing calculator to complete a multiple-choice review using the Classroom Performance System. Each team uses a remote unit to "click in" the answers. When all teams have completed the review,...
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Yummy Math

#### Playing with my calculator on the 4th of July

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
This fun activity guides learners through an exploration of the effects of replacing f(x) with -f(x), f(x) + c, k f(x), and f(x + c). Using graphing calculators, learners experiment with variations of the graph of y = x^2 to design a...
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Saxon

#### Plotting Functions

For Teachers 8th - 9th Standards
Youngsters use a graphing calculator to assist in creating a function table. They graph the function on a coordinate plane. They explore the relationship between the domain and range in the graph. This four-page worksheet contains two...
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Curated OER

#### How Long Can You Go?

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the usefulness of a line of best fit by collecting and graphing data, using a graphing calculator to determine the line of best fit, and making a variety of predictions. They watch a video, then design a...
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Curated OER

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Explore methods of solving quadratic equations. Review linear functions through playing a "face off" game. Using a graphing calculator, graph quadratic functions and identify the parabola. Define the number of roots in a linear equation...
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EngageNY

#### Analyzing Residuals (Part 1)

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Just how far off is the least squares line? Using a graphing calculator, individuals or pairs create residual plots in order to determine how well a best fit line models data. Three examples walk through the calculator procedure of...
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Curated OER

#### Get a Half Life!: Student Worksheet

For Students 6th - 8th
Upper elementary or middle schoolers will explore non-linear functions, graphing, and the curve of best fit through real-life data collection and trial analysis. They explore the concept of half-life and radioactive decay using M&Ms,...
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Curated OER

#### Systems of Linear Equations

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Introduce the inverse matrix method to solve systems of linear equations both algebraically and graphically. Using given data, your class checks their answers with graphing calculators. Handouts are included in this well-thought out lesson.
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Curated OER

#### How Big Is The Playground?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students calculate the standard and metric measurements of a playground. In this measurement lesson, students use GPS coordinates and graphing calculators to determine the dimensions of an area outside of the school in both standard and...
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NASA

#### Ascent: 50 Seconds to MECO

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
All systems go! With a video and a Google Earth tour as background, pairs investigate two graphs. The graphs display acceleration vs. time and velocity vs. time of a space shuttle launch. Using graphing calculators, the pairs take a...
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Curated OER

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your young basketball players will build a table and develop a general formula for a decaying exponential scenario involving the rebound distance of a bouncing ball. Using a CBR and graphing calculator can make this even more hands-on...
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Virginia Department of Education

#### Box-and-Whisker Plots

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
The teacher demonstrates how to use a graphing calculator to create box-and-whisker plots and identify critical points. Small groups then create their own plots and analyze them and finish by comparing different sets of data using box...
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Virginia Department of Education

#### Algebra Tiles and Solving Equations

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Young mathematicians solve linear equations by drawing models of algebra tiles using colored pencils. To finish, they solve the same equations algebraically and check their answers using a graphing calculator.