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Learning About Nutrition Using the TI-73 and the Web

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Author:Margo Lynn Mankus
Description: A lesson in three parts: a warm-up to introduce students to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) concepts of recommended daily allowances (RDA), the food pyramid, and nutrition labels; an analysis of the nutrition label for a deep-dish pizza, with tabulation and pie chart display using the TI-73; and the creation and energy analysis of breakfast, lunch and dinner from fast food information on the web. With extensions, teacher notes, and links to data sites.

Levels: Middle School (6-8)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Calculators, Lesson Plans and Activities
Math Topics: Data Analysis, Human Biology

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