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Parabolas: The Folded Rectangl...

parabolas (PreCalculus) 
Sketchpad 
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With just a blank sheet of paper and a single point, students can fold a genuine parabola. Students model the technique with Sketchpad to reveal the underlying mathematics. The link to the activit...
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Translation of Functions

graphs and parameters of these functions (PreCalculus) 
Sketchpad 
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Students create both geometric and algebraic translations of a function, match the two translations, and use the components of the geometric vector to write an equation for translated image. The li...
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TI InterActive! Math for High ...

General (PreCalculus) 
TI Calculator 
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This workbook provides high school students with activities from algebra to calculus that use Texas Instruments software TI InterActive! TI InterActive! is software for the PC that combines a word pro...
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Conic Graphing App Activity

Conic Sections (PreCalculus) 
TI83/TI84 
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Stepbystep directions on how to use the Conic Graphing App to help students learn about circles, ellipses, hyperbolas, and parabolas, and solve for the conic's characteristics. Equations are present...
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Exploring Mathematics with the...

General (PreCalculus) 
TI83/TI84 
Activity 

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The activities in this book illustrate how the CellSheet Application can be used to investigate numerical data by using examples relevant to students, such as tracking their grades or calculating savi...
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Finding Your Way Around the TI...

General (PreCalculus) 
TI83/TI84 
Activity 

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This Graphing Calculator website contains hundreds of examples of how to best use the graphing calculator with specific classroom examples. Unlike using a manual, teachers and students can see how to...
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Modeling Motion: High School M...

General (PreCalculus) 
TI83/TI84 
Activity 

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This workbook provides high school students with "handson" motion activities using the Texas Instruments CalculatorBased Ranger (CBR). The CBR is a standalone motion data collection device that sen...
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Exponential Growth

exponential (PreCalculus)+ 
TINspire 
Activity 

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The main objective of this activity is to ﬁnd an approximation for the value of the mathematical constant e and to apply it to exponential growth and decay problems. To accomplish this, student...
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Properties of an Ellipse

general, standard forms of equations (PreCalculus)+ 
TINspire 
Activity 

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This activity is intended to provide students with an opportunity to discover a few interesting properties of an ellipse. The ﬁrst property students will explore forms the basis of the deᤙ...
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The Beach Race

derivative (PreCalculus) 
TINspire 
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In a beach race, contestants must swim to a point along the beach and then run to reach the ﬁnish line. Where should I aim to land on the beach so as to minimize my total time for the race? Stu...
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What's My Model?

linear (PreCalculus)+ 
TINspire 
Activity 

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Students will investigate several different regression models and determine which of the models makes the most sense, based upon a realworld situation (cooling a cup of hot chocolate).
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What's My Rule?

Complex Numbers (PreCalculus) 
TINspire 
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This activity encourages students to gain experience with the language of the Cartesian coordinate system. Each of the problems shows two points, z and w. Point z can be dragged, and point w moves in ...
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Discovering Math on the Voyage...

General (PreCalculus) 
Voyage 200/TI92 
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This workbook is designed to help teachers integrate the Voyage 200 PLT into their math classrooms. The 12 chapters offer activities to meet the needs of many students and cover many different areas.T...
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Exploring and Analyzing Sequen...

limit (PreCalculus)+ 
Excel 
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In this activity, students generate sequences and cumulative sequences, and analyze each numerically and graphically. Students explore sequences, cumulative sequences, convergence, divergence, functio...
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FibonacciLike Sequences and t...

arithmetic (PreCalculus)+ 
Excel 
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In this activity, students develop the Fibonacci sequence and use a spreadsheet to investigate several of its interesting properties, drawing on a recursive formula to discuss arithmetic and geometric...
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Rational Number Relationships

rational (PreCalculus)+ 
Excel 
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In this activity, students use an interactive spreadsheet template to explore relationships and patterns in rational numbers. The students will also learn how to create the template. Students will exp...
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Relationships Between Area and...

derivative (PreCalculus) 
Excel 
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In this activity, students explore the relationships between area and perimeter by fixing one value and maximizing the other. Students will explore the relationship between perimeter and area of recta...
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An Introduction to Arithmetic ...

Sequences and Series (PreCalculus) 
Java Applet 
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This lesson is designed to introduce students to the idea of an arithmetic sequence.
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Graphs and Functions

linear (PreCalculus)+ 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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This lesson is designed to introduce students to graphing functions.
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Introduction to Fractals: Geom...

limits (PreCalculus)+ 
Java Applet 
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This activity is designed to further the work of the Infinity, SelfSimilarity and Recursion lesson by showing students other classical fractals, the Sierpinski Triangle and Carpet, this time involvin...
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Irregular Fractals

Properties of Rational Functions (PreCalculus)+ 
Java Applet 
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This lesson is designed to continue the discussion of fractals started in the Infinity, SelfSimilarity and Recursion, Geometric Fractals and Fractals and Chaos Game lessons. Students are introduced t...
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Mandelbrot Set

Properties of Rational Functions (PreCalculus) 
Java Applet 
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Students are introduced to the notion of a complex number and function iteration in order to motivate the discussion of Julia sets and the Mandelbrot set.
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Patterns In Fractals

limits (PreCalculus)+ 
Java Applet 
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Introduces students to the idea of finding number patterns in the generation of several different types of fractals.
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Properties of Fractals

limits (PreCalculus)+ 
Java Applet 
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This activity is designed to further the work of the Infinity, SelfSimilarity and Recursion, Geometric Fractals, and Fractals and the Chaos Game lessons by leading the students to build a working def...
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Reading Graphs

graphs and parameters of these functions (PreCalculus)+ 
Java Applet 
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Demonstrates the connections between formulas, graphs and words.
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