Graphing Functions Teacher Resources

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Other Trigonometric Functions

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students solve problems using trig values. In this trigonometry lesson, students identify the six trigonometric values. They graph the functions of sine, cosine and tangent.
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Amplitude, Period, Phase Shift

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students identify the amplitude and period of each graph. In this trigonometry lesson, students graph sine and cosine functions and identify the phase shift. They identify the six trig identities.
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Features of the TI-89 that Maximize is Use

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the TI-89.  In this secondary mathematics activity, students explore special features of the TI-89 that maximize its effectiveness including folder, files and management techniques. 
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Reflections and Symmetry

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students investigate reflections and symmetry about a line. In this algebra lesson, students apply function notations correctly to solve problems. They differentiate between even and odd function and discuss the reason for their names.
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The Absolute Truth

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Learners solve problems of inequalities and equations. In this algebra lesson, students add, subtract, multiply and divide to solve inequalities. They graph their solutions on a number line.
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Combining Functions and Inverse Functions

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Pupils differentiate between functions and inverse functions. In this algebra instructional activity, students identify the domain and range of each function. They graph both polynomial function and discuss the representation of each.
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Introduction to the Family of Exponential Functions

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students solve different types of exponential functions. In this algebra lesson, students explore functions with positive and exponents. They use the calculator to help them visualize their functions, then graph it on a coordinate plane.
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Metaphor and Simile

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students differentiate between Metaphor and Simile using a song. In this English assignment, students investigate the reasoning and effectiveness of simile and metaphor. The teacher defines the two terms before the start of the assignment.
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Trigonometric Equations

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students solve problems using identities and properties. In this trigonometry lesson, students evaluate graphs and their functions. They investigate rotational motion and use the Pythagorean Theorem to solve problems.
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Optimization For Breakfast

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students identify he proportion of a cereal box. In this algebra lesson, students define the relationship between patterns, functions and relations. They model their understanding using the cereal box.
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Slip Slide'n Away

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students analyze the sliding of boxes along a warehouse floor. In this algebra lesson, students connect math and physics by calculating the friction created by the sliding of each box. They develop faster method to move the box, based on...
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Race The Rapper: Slopes

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students calculate the slope of the equation In this algebra instructional activity, students graph coordinate pairs of linear equations and identify the relationship between x and y values and slope.  They differentiate between...
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Chillin' Out in Europe

For Teachers 6th
Student use formulas to calculate information in spreadsheets. They use formulas for temperature conversion to create a chart displaying the average temperatures for major European cities.
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Graph Equations of Circles

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore equations of circles.  In this Algebra II lesson, 11th graders explore the procedure that is necessary to graph a circle on most graphing calculators.  Students examine the circle’s equation as two functions that...
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Graphs and Functions

For Teachers All
Students are introduced to plotting functions on the Cartesian coordinate plane seen several categories of functions, including lines and parabolas
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Exploring Centers of Triangles

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Young scholars explore properties of triangles using angle bisectors, incenters, circles, midpoints, and altitudes. They use Geometer's Sketchpad in order to create triangles and their properties.
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graphs

For Teachers 6th
Students use Microsoft Excel to determine from given data as to what kind of graph would best represent the information: a bar graph, a line graph, or a circle graph. They enter data into their spreadsheet and create a chart to display...
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Percents: Getting the Most for your Money on a Budget

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders, given a budget, bargain shop and keep a record indicating regular price, sale price, percent of discount and total sale price including 7% sales tax. They explore how to develop meaning for percents.
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Circumference

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore the relationship between the distance around a circle (circumference) and the distance across the circle (diameter). They create a spreadsheet with the formula for the circumference of a circle already built in and...
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Two Hot , Two Cold

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers find temperatures using both the Celsius and Fahrenheit scales. They collect data from the Internet or a newspaper to analyze. They see these two scales are linearly related, determine the equation of the line relating...