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Algebra: Functions and/or Graphing
Read about expectations for algebra in the NCTM Standards:
Algebra
Standard for Grades 912.
Algebra problems that can be solved using functions or graphing
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At Least This Many
 Terry Trotter

Algebra, difficulty level 2. Using two data points from the NBA statistics chart, form an equation (y = mx + b style), then use it to predict other data points.
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Buy This Tune!
 Terry and NCTM's WLME

Algebra, difficulty level 2. Using data about buying habits of music lovers from 1990 and 1996, predict the results for 2000 and compare those predictions to the actual data.
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The EV Function
 Terry Trotter

Algebra, difficulty level 2. Given a function's definition, find the input (argument) value that yields a certain output value.
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The Function Challenge
 Bill Graham

Algebra, difficulty level 2. Arrange a series of functions in the order that will produce the largest output.
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Marsha's Triangle
 Marsha Hurwitz

Algebra, difficulty level 3. Find the area of an isosceles triangle whose two legs are on the x and y axes and whose hypotenuse passes through the point (c,d).
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Midpoint Magic
 Terry Trotter

Algebra, difficulty level 4. Connecting the midpoints of a general quadrilateral yields a special new foursided figure. What is it?
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PhoneOGraph Phollies
 Bill Graham

Algebra, difficulty level 2. Students are asked to use algebra to compare three telephone calling plans to determine at what number of calls each plan would be preferable.
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The Price of Pollo
 Terry Trotter

Algebra, difficulty level 2. Use a linear equation model to predict a future price of fried chicken.
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Splitting a Square
 Terry Trotter

Algebra, difficulty level 3. A square is drawn on a coordinate plane with vertices P(1, 0), Q(2, 0), R(2, 1) and S(1, 1). A line is drawn from the origin that cuts the square into two sections whose areas are in a ratio of 2:1. What's the equation of the "cutting" line?
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A Tale of Two Intercepts
 Terry Trotter

Algebra, difficulty level 3. Find the distance between two yintercepts.
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What's My Line?
 Terry Trotter

Algebra, difficulty level 1. Given a set of eight points in the Cartesian plane, find the three that are collinear.
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