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Properties of an Ellipse

Conic sections (Algebra II)+ 
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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Trace of Shadow

Conic sections (Algebra II)+ 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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When the sun moves around in the sky, the shadow cast by a vertical stick moves on the ground. The tip of the shadow traces some kind of curve. The curve depends on the observation point, and it also ...
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Using the Continuity Applet to...

Continuity (Calculus) 
Computer 
Activity 

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Suggestions for using the Continuity applet to investigate the epsilondelta definition of continuity.
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Continuity: Quiz

Continuity in terms of limits (Calculus) 
Computer 
Activity 

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Quiz (with answers) on continuity of functions.
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Principles of Calculus Modelin...

Continuity in terms of limits (Calculus) 
Computer 
Activity 

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Exercises on continuity of functions (PDF).
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Converting Units and Rates

Converting between units (Math 6)+ 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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This lesson puts some fun into dimensional analysis! I used to teach converting units/rates by demonstrating on the chalkboard (boring!), but my colleague created this lesson that is sure to spark stu...
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Area and perimeter of a rectan...

Coordinate geometry (Geometry)+ 
Flash 
Activity 

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An interactive applet and associated web page showing how to find the area and perimeter of a rectangle
from the coordinates of its vertices. The rectangle can be either parallel to the axes o...
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Area and perimeter of a square...

Coordinate geometry (Geometry)+ 
Flash 
Activity 

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An interactive applet and associated web page showing how to find the area and perimeter of a square
from the coordinates of its vertices. The square can be either parallel to the axes or rota...
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Area and perimeter of a trapez...

Coordinate geometry (Geometry)+ 
Flash 
Activity 

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An interactive applet and associated web page showing how to find the area and perimeter of a trapezoid
from the coordinates of its vertices. The trapezoid can be either parallel to the axes o...
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Definition and properties of a...

Coordinate geometry (Geometry)+ 
Flash 
Activity 

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An interactive applet and associated web page that show the definition and properties of a square
when applied in coordinate geometry.
The applet has a square, and the user can drag any vertex ...
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Definition and properties of a...

Coordinate geometry (Geometry)+ 
Flash 
Activity 

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An interactive applet and associated web page that show the definition and properties of a rectangle in coordinate geometry.
The applet has a rectangle with draggable vertices. As the user res...
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Definition and properties of a...

Coordinate geometry (Geometry)+ 
Flash 
Activity 

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An interactive applet and associated web page that show the definition and properties of a trapezoid in coordinate geometry.
The applet has a trapezoid with draggable vertices. As the user res...
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Perpendicular Slopes

Coordinate geometry (Geometry)+ 
TINspire 
Activity 

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In this activity, students investigate the “negative reciprocal” relationship between the slopes of perpendicular lines. The final phase of the activity is appropriate for more advanced students as th...
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The bounding box (Coordinate ...

Coordinate geometry (Geometry)+ 
Flash 
Activity 

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An interactive applet and associated web page that show the definition and properties of the bounding box of a polygon or set of points. Also known as the circumscribed rectangle.
The bounding b...
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Traingle area, box method (Coo...

Coordinate geometry (Geometry)+ 
Flash 
Activity 

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An interactive applet and associated web page that calculate the area of a triangle using the box method in coordinate geometry.
The applet has a triangle with draggable vertices. As you drag t...
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Triangle area, formula (Coordi...

Coordinate geometry (Geometry)+ 
Flash 
Activity 

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An interactive applet and associated web page that calculate the area of a triangle using the formula method in coordinate geometry.
The applet has a triangle with draggable vertices. As you dr...
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Introduction to Combination Th...

Counting principles (Math 7)+ 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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Let students discover the Fundamental Counting Theorem on their own with this ultracute applet from the NTCM Illuminations website. Students dress a bear who is going on vacation to determine the num...
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What's My Model?

Curve of Best Fit (Algebra II)+ 
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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Experiment with Volume

Cylinders (Geometry) 
Computer 
Activity 

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Experiment with volume by creating two cylinders with sheets of paper.
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Volume Functions

Cylinders (Geometry) 
Computer 
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This problem asks you to think about the relationship of perimeter to volume of a cylinder. Can you figure out the maximum volume of a cylinder with a given perimeter?
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Data Collection Activities for...

Data analysis (Math 5)+ 
TI73 Explorer 
Activity 

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These mathematics and sciencebased investigations using the TI73 with Graph Explorer Software allow students to display and analyze data that they collect. The activities focus on the integration of...
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Guess My Coefficients

Data analysis (Math 7)+ 
TI83/TI84 
Activity 

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Stepbystep directions on how to use the Guess My Coefficients App to simulate tossing coins, gather data, and graph the data.
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Beer Consumption Demographics

Data and Distributions (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Fathom 
Activity 

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This activity on beer consumption explores the idea that 20to24yearolds account for variations over time in amount of beer consumed.
The data for this activity is included with Fathom...
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Beer Consumption Demographics ...

Data and Distributions (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Fathom 
Activity 

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This activity (in French) on beer consumption explores the idea that 20to24yearolds account for variations over time in amount of beer consumed.
The data for this activity is included...
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Building Data Sets (PDF)

Data and Distributions (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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In this activity, you will order and characterize data using measures such as mean, median, and mode. You'll use the Plop It! tool to build your own data sets to satisfy specific criteria and describe...
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