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I Can Do This! Systems of Equations

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Use tables, graphs, and substitution to solve systems of linear equations. An envelope of sample problems is passed around the classroom, and each learner has the opportunity to solve the system in the envelope. This is a great way to...
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Graphing Exponentials

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Bring your Algebra class to the computer lab! Using materials created by Texas Instruments, they explore exponentiasl and graphs. Be sure to download the correct materials (on the right side of the webpage) before having them walk...
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Application of Linear Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Let the learners take the driving wheel! The class solves systems of linear equations and applies the concepts of systems to solve a real-world situation about parking cars and buses. They then use calculators to create a visual of their...
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Linear Programming

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Students explore inequalities to determine the optimal solution to maximize a profit for a company. For this linear programming lesson, students discover how to graph inequalities and how to determine the algebraic representation of a...
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Systems of Equations: What Method Do You Prefer?

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Students explore the concept of solving systems of equations. In this solving systems of equations lesson plan, students watch YouTube videos about how to solve systems by graphing and by elimination. Students use an interactive website...
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The Exercise Fields

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Horses need exercise, too. Scholars create linear equations to model the perimeter of exercise fields for horses. They finish by solving their equations for the length and width of the fields.
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Pythagorean Triples

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
What special relationships exist in right triangles? In the high school performance task, learners investigate Pythagorean triples. They then determine rules for the perimeter and area of right triangles given the shortest side.
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Triangular Frameworks

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
What did the triangle say to the circle? You're pointless! Class members will get the point when they investigate relationships between side lengths of a triangle using the Triangle Inequality Theorem. Pupils then create an algebraic...
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How Much Dog Food?

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
How much dog food should a dog of a certain age and weight be given per day? Animal care takers learn how to use published food charts and systems of inequalities to determine solutions.
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Growing Coffee

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Ask your algebra learners to write an equation that has unit constraints. This commentary talks about the constraints, but does not show them in the equation. It is important that your mathematicians understand that the units apply to...
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Cash Box

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Solving systems of equations with a twist! If you are looking for something out of the ordinary, then this is the problem for you. In this scenario, some money is found on the ground and you need to determine if it belongs in the cash...
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Solving Linear Equations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Use this worksheet for practice or review solving linear equations in one variable. Problems range from multiple-step problems involving parentheses and combining like terms, to word problems, to equations with no solution or infinitely...
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"You're Hired!'

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Students investigate linear programming using the TI. In this algebra activity, students collaborate and graph linear inequalities on a TI. They analyze their data and present it to the class.
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Systems of Equations

For Teachers 8th - 9th Standards
This is a large unit on the study of the systems of linear equations, solving and graphing. Understanding solutions graphically, and algebraically, learners solve equations by graphing, substitution, and elimination. Real-world problems...
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Quadratic Functions and Stopping Distance

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Students solve quadratic equations. In this algebra lesson, students factor and graph quadratic functions. they use the properties of quadratics to calculate the distance.
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Linear Systems and Calories

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Students define and graph properties of linear equations. In this algebra lesson, students write systems of equations to represent functions. They relate linear equations to the real world.
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Using Tables to Solve Linear Functions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Oh that intercept! Budding algebra masters solve linear equations from standard to intercept form. They identify the slope and y-intercept to help graph the lines, an then create coordinate pairs using a table of values. Great TI tips...
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Transformations and Rotations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Students define and identify transformation and rotation. In this geometry lesson, students define rotations as congruence or isometry. They find the coordinates of an image and pre-image.
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Maximizing Your Efforts

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Students graph systems of equation. In this algebra activity, students find where the lines cross and identify the type of solution. They analyze a graph and write the equation of the line.
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Altitude to the Hypotenuse

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can your class solve right triangles and identify the properties common to right triangles? They will investigate and state the relationship between the altitude to the hypotenuse and the two segments of the hypotenuse formed by the...
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Dog Days or Dog Years?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
In need of some algebraic fun with real world implications?Learners use ordered pairs, a table of values and a scatter plot to evaluate the validity of several real world data sets. The class focuses on  dog ages in human years, domain,...
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Border Patrol ID: 11603

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Incorporate technology in your classroom by teaching your students how to graph systems of linear inequalities as they apply to an area of land.  The lesson provides an extension in which students are challenged to write a system of...
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Algebra Nomograph

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Investigation of a nomograph teaches high schoolers to determine the rule of a function by examining the input and output values.  Students use a nomograph on their Ti-Nspire to determine the function rule.  High schoolers make a scatter...
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TI-Nspire Activity: What Does Your Representation Tell You?

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
By learning to select the best representation for three meal plans, learners compare three meal plans to determine the best choice. Data for the meal plans is sorted on a table, as an algebraic equation, and graphed on a coordinate grid....