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Interpreting Algebraic Expressions

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
The title of this lesson plan should be "Algebraic Expressions Four Ways." Not only will your class be translating verbal descriptions of algebraic expressions to symbols, but also working with their geometric interpretation via area as...
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Comparing Investments

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Money, money, money. A complete lesson that makes use of different representations of simple and compound interest, including written scenarios, tables, graphs, and equations to highlight similarities and differences between linear and...
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Representing Polynomials

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Use this complete and very detailed lesson plan to assess your students' understanding of two important behaviors of polynomials. The first is the relationship between the zeros of a polynomial function and the function's graph, and the...
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Factoring Polynomials

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
In this Algebra II/college level worksheet, learners use the discriminate to determine if a polynomial has factors with integral coefficients and factor polynomials, including factoring by pulling out the GCF and factoring by grouping....
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Equivalent or Not Equivalent?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Algebra learners look at equivalent expressions in the context of three different operations: division, squaring, and absolute value.  In comparing these values, they will identity when expressions are equivalent. 
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Solving Polynomial Equations

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
This activity and tutorial explores solving more complex polynomials by graphing each side separately and finding the point of intersection, identifying the sum and differences of cubes, and solving higher degree polynomials by using...
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Factorising Quadratics 2

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
More practice never hurt. A short video shows how to factor quadratics with a leading coefficient that is not one. The main idea presented in the video is a guess-and-check method. Pupils complete problems on their own to further hone...
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Factorising Quadratics 1

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Watch as one trionomial becomes two binomials. Scholars learn to factor quadratics of the form x^2+bx+c into two binomials. They do so by watching a video and working on some additional practice problems.
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Factoring the Sum of Cubes

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Examine the patterns of polynomial factoring with your classes. The video describes the specific process of factoring the sum of cubes. The instructor demonstrates two examples with both variables and coefficients.
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Factoring the Difference of Cubes

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Demonstrate the pattern of polynomial factoring using a video lesson. The instructor discusses the pattern of factoring the difference of cubes as she completes two practice problems. The examples include both variables and coefficients.
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Factoring by Grouping

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Connect your classes understanding of factoring trinomials to the process of factoring by grouping with a video that shows pupils how to factor a polynomial with four terms by grouping the terms in pairs and finding the GCF. Finally, the...
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Factoring Trinomials

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Practice factoring trinomials with a leading coefficient. There's a short summary at the top of the page on how to determine the signs, and some information about the first and last terms in binomials. The worksheet may involve a lot of...
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Properties of Logarithms

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners investigate properties of logarithmic function as they add, subtract and multiply logarithms. They graph and analyze the graph for exponential equivalency.
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Polynomial Rollercoaster

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners relate polynomials to a rollercoaster track as they translate a graph around on a coordinate plane. They differentiate between different forms of algebraic expressions.
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Variables and Expressions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Students solve equations by writing expressions. In this algebra lesson, students identify the different values for each variable. They use the navigator to see how to solve equations.
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Distributive Property

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Students solve problems using distribution. In this algebra lesson, students factor equations using the distributive property. They graph their solution on a graph.
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Factoring Trinomials

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners factor trinomials using patterns and their TI to graph their results and make predictions through this instructional activity. This is accomplished by solving quadratic equations through FOIL and algebra tiles.
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Explore the Transformations of Linear and Absolute Value Functions Using Graphing Utilities

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Students explore the concept of transformations.  For this transformation lesson, students use an applet that is an interactive absolute value graph applet.  Students manipulate the applet to examine the change in the function and how it...