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Parabola!

Curve of Best Fit (Algebra II)+ 
Calculator 
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This file describes an experimental setup (using a motion detector) in which a ball's distance from start is recorded as the ball rolls up then down an inclined plane. It includes a simulation applet...
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MathBits.com

General (Algebra II) 
Computer 
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MathBits.com offers free lessons and activities for students and teachers. The opening page connects viewers to contentrich areas on Geometer’s Sketchpad, PowerPoint Games and Activities, Math and t...
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Aggregation: Growing Fractal S...

Fractals (optional) (Algebra II) 
Java Applet 
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Students investigate the models by which fractal patterns aggregate. Several questions are posed and different activities are suggested to go along with the DiffusionLimited Aggregation applet.
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Cubic Function Explorer  Math...

Parent Functions (Algebra II) 
Java Applet 
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An interactive applet that allows the user to graphically explore the properties of a cubic function. Specifically,
it is designed to foster an intuitive understanding of the effects of changin...
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Exponential Functions and the ...

Graphing (Algebra II)+ 
Java Applet 
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Guided activities with the Graph Explorer applet, designed to let students discover some properties of simple exponential functions and to learn some ways of defining the number e.
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Identifying Conics Quiz

Circles (Algebra II)+ 
Java Applet 
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A 10 question multiple choice quiz requiring students to identify a conic by the equation in standard form. Immediate feedback is provided.
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Math Insight  Digging Dirt

Domain and Range (Algebra II) 
Java Applet 
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An application problem that asks students to help an excavation company prepare a bid for one of their clients by calculating what they should charge to dig a hole. To solve the problem students must ...
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Quadratic Functions

Quadratic Equations (Algebra II)+ 
Java Applet 
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Guided activities with the Graph Explorer applet, designed to let students learning about quadratic functions explore: the parabolic shape of the graphs of quadratic functions; how coefficients affect...
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Trace of Shadow

Conic sections (Algebra II) 
Java Applet 
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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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Transformations of Functions

Transformations of functions (Algebra II) 
Java Applet 
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This eModule uses interactive graphs to help students discover how changing core functions (e.g. lines, quadratics, cubics) changes their graphs. Worksheets with immediate feedback help students learn...
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Hyperbolas Quiz

Hyperbolas (Algebra II) 
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This is a 10 question multiple choice quiz on hyperbolas. Includes questions the require understanding of foci and standard form. Hints are given as well as immediate feedback.
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Parabolas Quiz

Parabolas (Algebra II) 
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This is a 10 question multiple choice quiz on parabolas. Includes both vertical and horizontal parabolas as well as questions involving the directrix, all with optional hints. Self Checking with imm...
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Ellipses: The Congruent Triang...

Ellipses (Algebra II) 
Sketchpad 
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A pair of congruent triangles holds the key to this unusual Sketchpad ellipse construction. The link to the activity itself is to a zip file that contains both the activity in pdf format and the co...
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Exploring Algebra 1 with The G...

General (Algebra II) 
Sketchpad 
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This collection of 56 activities compiled specifically for Algebra 1—including updated activities from Exploring Algebra with The Geometer's Sketchpad and many new ones—covers topics such as:

Exploring Conic Sections with ...

Conic sections (Algebra II) 
Sketchpad 
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Students will explore the richness of conic sections by building their own physical models and then constructing more flexible models with Sketchpad. Students retain a solid connection with th...
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Exploring Geometric Constructi...

Parabolas (Algebra II) 
Sketchpad 
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This activity is an introduction to geometric constructions of parabolas. We will investigate their properties and characteristics. This activity has been adapted from the following article: Olmstead,...
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Exploring Precalculus with The...

Transformations of functions (Algebra II) 
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The 56 activities in this collection give students the opportunity to directly experience, through dynamic visualization and manipulation, the topics covered in precalculus. It finishes with a dynami...
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Functions

Parent Functions (Algebra II) 
Sketchpad 
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Investigate constant, linear, quadratic, cubic, square root, cube root, absolute value, rational, natural log, and exponential functions. Parent functions and full form functions for modification are...
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Parabolas: The Folded Rectangl...

Parabolas (Algebra II) 
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

Horizontal shift (Algebra II)+ 
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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Scale Changes of Data

Vertical stretch / compression (Algebra II)+ 
TI Calculator 
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How does a scale change in an equation effect the points on the graph? Given an equation, students often confuse what happens to an equation in function form with what happens to the points in a list...
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TI InterActive! Data Collectio...

General (Algebra II) 
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TI InterActive! is a new product that enables high school and college teachers and students to easily investigate ideas in mathematics and science. The purpose of this workbook is to introduce algebra...
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TI InterActive! Math for High ...

General (Algebra II) 
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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Activities for Algebra with th...

General (Algebra II) 
TI83/TI84 
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This collection of activities is intended to provide middle and high school Algebra I students with a set of data collection investigations that integrate mathematics and science and promote mathemati...
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Conic Graphing App Activity

Conic sections (Algebra II) 
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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