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Algebra I Review, Solving for Unknown Variable

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Many high school science courses rely on mastery of algebra skills. In an integrated chemistry and Algebra II lesson scholars review solving equations for a specified variable with a worksheet. They use common chemistry equations to...
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Radical Equations: Geometric Visual of a Square Root

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
How can you draw a number? A set of questions takes learners through the reasoning for why a geometric construction can be drawn to represent the square root of a number. An interactive helps visualize the construction.
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Bone Mineral Density Math and Beer's Law

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Hop into a resource on Beer's Law. A PowerPoint presentation introduces Beer's law as part of calculating bone density from X-ray images in the sixth lesson plan in the series of seven. Individuals work on practice problems with this law...
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Battle of the Beams

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Make the strongest beam possible using taffy? Groups mold a taffy-water mixture into a beam and a reinforcing material of their choice. To finish the final installment of a two-part series, participants test its strength by adding...
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Radical Equations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Provide students with the skill for how to examine algebraic and graphical approaches to solving radical equations. Learners solve various radical equations involving square root and cube root expressions. They first solve using...
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Rational Equations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Provide guidance and practice of the useful skill: solving rational equations using both an algebraic and graphical approach. Pupils solve increasingly more difficult rational equations using algebraic methods. After, they study steps to...
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Radical Equations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Build an understanding of solving radical equations through an engaging video tutorial. Learners observe the steps of solving radical equations as the instructor works through two examples, including one with an extraneous solution.
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Magic Squares

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Prompt scholars to complete a magic square using only variables. Then they can attempt to solve a numerical magic square using algebra. 
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Hexagons

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars find a pattern from a geometric sequence and write the formula for extending it. The instructional activity includes a table to complete plus four analysis questions. It concludes with instructional implications for the teacher.
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Module 4: Rational Functions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Time to study the most sensible function — rational functions! The seven-lesson unit develops the concept of a rational function through a connection to rational numbers and fractions. Scholars graph functions, solve equations, and...
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Quantum Dots and Colors

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Introduce teams to quantum dot solutions with an activity that has them expose solutions to a blacklight, observe the colors, and take measurements. Groups graph the data and analyze the dependence between particle size and color...
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Preconditioning Balloons: Viscoelastic Biomedical Experiments

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
What does stretching a balloon have to do with equilibrium? Groups explore preconditioning by stretching a balloon to a point of equilibrium. They then measure the amount of force required to stretch the balloon to the same point several...
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Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Provide class members with an opportunity to practice reasoning. A resource contains six skill-based items aligned to the Common Core. The items require pupils to reason abstractly and attend to precision.
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Algebra 2 Practice Final

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Work out to Algebra II with the 50-question worksheet that practices different types of functions. Multiple choice questions focus on topics such as rational, radical, and logarithmic functions. The resource comes with a printed answer...
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Lights on the International Space Station

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Groups explore illumination with NASA's Lighting Environment Test Facility (LETF) as a context. Using the TI-Nspire app, groups determine the lux equation that models their simulation. They then use the lux equation to solve problems...
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Solving Radical Equations

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
How can you make solving radical equations more engaging? Provide your math class with a hands-on activity that focuses on solving radical equations with flash cards. A warm-up and exit ticket flank direct instruction of the steps...
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Exponents and Radicals

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What is that fraction doing as an exponent? Fun math games prompt learners to practice evaluating radical expressions and expressions containing rational exponents, both in groups and individually.
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Saxon Math: Algebra 2 (Section 9)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Section 9 of the 12 linked Saxon Math sections introduces the young algebrist to graphing periodic functions, creating graphs from quadratic roots, working with inequalities, and rational equations. Common among all the lessons is the...
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Performance Based Assessment Practice Test (Algebra II)

For Students 10th - 11th Standards
A full-length practice test like this one, especially one that includes a number of open response questions, is a phenomenal tool in a class as rigorous as algebra 2. Here the learners can really get that hands-on experience wrestling...
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Work, Energy, Power, Momentum

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Planning a physics unit on energy can take a lot of work, luckily this instructional presentation is here to help. Covering everything from work and energy to elastic collisions and the conservation of momentum, this comprehensive...
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Forces, Net Forces & Acceleration

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Pass along the knowledge of the great Sir Isaac Newton with this instructional activity on the laws of motion. Including three separate problems, each involving multiple parts and calculations, this resource is a great way to monitor...
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Radical Equations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This task gives geometry learners practice in solving radical equations in one variable and zeros in extraneous solutions.
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Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics: Tire and Wheel Assemblies

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Is bigger really better? By the end of this lesson, learners will be able to apply formulas for computing the diameter of tires and wheel assemblies. Begin by showing a slide presentation that will review definitions for radius and...
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Architecture and Construction: Stair Construction

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Within the context of the construction industry, algebra pros begin to calculate slope from the sizes of stair steps. This is a terrific lesson, especially for aspiring engineers. Just be aware that it might be a stretch to meet all of...