Radnor Middle School Mathematics Department
Friday, November 1, 2002


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  Computer lab stories
         Maureen, Barbara, .... (others?)

  Dynagraph Activity from Exploring Algebra
         A mathematical exploration into functions

  Relating the Dynagraph Activity to MathThematics, Books 1, 2, and 3

  • Book 1: Module 4: Section 5: Equations and Graphs
    Guess My Rule pp. 282 - 293
  • Book 2: Module 2: Section 4: Function Models
    Modeling a Function pp. 118 - 120
  • Book 3: Module 7: Section 1: Graphs and Functions
    Functions pp. 472 - 474

  Customizing the Activity
         Could this activity or a variation of it help with any of the following topics:

  • input and output
  • guess my rule
  • write your rule
  • apply a rule
  • function notation

  Upcoming topics
         Suggested Sketchpad activities that address topics coming up in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.
         Be prepared to discuss later in the day:

  1. what you chose
  2. where it fits in your curriculum
  3. what additions or changes you would make to the activity
  4. when you anticipate getting to it

  Discussion
         Time to share and reflect the accomplishments of the day.

  Links from previous workshops

Annie Fetter & Suzanne Alejandre
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