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Visualizing Correlations Using Ti Graphing Calculators, Brian Dinitto May 2008

Visualizing Correlations Using Ti Graphing Calculators, Brian Dinitto

Lesson Plans

I will use the scatter plot abilities of the graphing calculator to visualize correlations, and how they can be modeled with a linear equation.


Algebra, Geometry, Prepare For Math A Exam, Patty Herrman May 2008

Algebra, Geometry, Prepare For Math A Exam, Patty Herrman

Lesson Plans

The student will be able to solve systems of linear and linear quadratic equations by graphing.


Probability Using Ti Calculators, Beverly Lawson Apr 2008

Probability Using Ti Calculators, Beverly Lawson

Lesson Plans

Upon completion of this lesson, students:

• Will understand and apply basic concepts of probability

• Will understand and use appropriate terminology to describe events

• Will use probability to make and test conjectures about the results of experiments and simulations


Probability, Moneith Burney Apr 2008

Probability, Moneith Burney

Lesson Plans

Students will be able to solve probability problems and graph histogram.


Using The Graphing Calculator To Compute Probability, Courtney Bruyea, Patty Herrman, Sarah Laiosa Apr 2008

Using The Graphing Calculator To Compute Probability, Courtney Bruyea, Patty Herrman, Sarah Laiosa

Lesson Plans

Students will integrate probability through Math and genetics using Punnett Squares. Students will manipulate a probability trail with the Graphing Calculator application of a probability simulator using marbles. Students will connect marbles with homozygous and heterozygous genes. Students will communicate their trials in fraction and percentage form. Students will then manipulate Agent Sheets to understand how Punnett Squares determine Homozygous and Heterozygous genetic trait probabilities.


System Of Linear Equations, Courtney Bruyea Apr 2008

System Of Linear Equations, Courtney Bruyea

Lesson Plans

Students will solve systems of equations by graphing. Through using the graphing calculator students will be able to visually see how linear equations cross to create a solution to a system of equations. The students will also learn how to trace and calculate the solution to the system using the graphing calculator as well.


Ti-84 In The Classroom, April Mcgivern Oct 2006

Ti-84 In The Classroom, April Mcgivern

Lesson Plans

*Briefly review the material completed about population studies and predator prey relationships. (Example given prior was “Kaibab Deer” scenario.)

*Introduce the students to the process of graphing using TI-84 calculator. (Students will complete a graph themselves.)

*Provide students with background information and data about population studies of lynx and snowshoe hare.

*Students will understand and be able to explain the relationship between the two species.


Using Arcgis To Analyze The Attributes Of The Service Areas Of Local Public Libraries, Wilson Burgos Oct 2006

Using Arcgis To Analyze The Attributes Of The Service Areas Of Local Public Libraries, Wilson Burgos

Lesson Plans

Students will: collect, organize, display, and analyze data; make predictions that are based upon data analysis; recognize and apply mathematics in contexts outside of mathematics; use representations to model and interpret physical, social, and mathematical phenomena; build new mathematical knowledge through problem solving; make and investigate mathematical conjectures


Solving Systems Of Equations, Annette Pennella, Claud Brown, Megan Harris, Rachel Viel Aug 2006

Solving Systems Of Equations, Annette Pennella, Claud Brown, Megan Harris, Rachel Viel

Lesson Plans

Objectives: *Students will be able to translate word problems into algebraic equations. *Students will be able to solve systems of equations graphically.


Exploring The Area Of Rectangles And Their Applications, Brian Cheyne, Bonnie Bush, Dave Iacchetta, Pablo Lopez, Bruce Peachey Aug 2006

Exploring The Area Of Rectangles And Their Applications, Brian Cheyne, Bonnie Bush, Dave Iacchetta, Pablo Lopez, Bruce Peachey

Lesson Plans

We will explain how to find the area of rectangles using the TI 84 tutorial. We will use “Area Explorer” from Project Interactivate to demonstrate how to find the area of different rectangular shapes. A Pre-designed house plan from GSP will be given to the students (to be loaded in each computer) to simulate a floor renewal. Students will calculate different areas from the house floor plan and collect the data.


Linear Relationships Using Many Tools, Jackie Shantler, Jessica Phillips, Jason Kuehn, John Haag Aug 2006

Linear Relationships Using Many Tools, Jackie Shantler, Jessica Phillips, Jason Kuehn, John Haag

Lesson Plans

This project is a unit plan that uses technology to teach lessons on Linear Relationships. It incorporates modeling software, graphing calculators, a power point activity and web-based tools to help strengthen students’ skills and understanding. Linear Relationships are also covered in science classes when graphing is studied.


Using Ti Calculator As Data Collector, Bruce Peachey Aug 2006

Using Ti Calculator As Data Collector, Bruce Peachey

Lesson Plans

Students will become familiar with using their graphing calculators as data collection devices. Students will explore the relationship between displacement, velocity, and acceleration and be able to relate characteristics of each of them graphically.


Cell Phone Rates Comparison Using Stella, Gsp, And Ti, Helen Fox, John Picarella, Beth Hall, Carrie Seitz, Alexis Richardson, Juan Betancourt Jul 2006

Cell Phone Rates Comparison Using Stella, Gsp, And Ti, Helen Fox, John Picarella, Beth Hall, Carrie Seitz, Alexis Richardson, Juan Betancourt

Lesson Plans

Students will understand the existence of relationships between variables and they can be represented in multiple ways for understanding and analyzing. Recognizing and using the connection between tables and graphs in the solving real world problems.


Properties Of Reflection, John Palo Jul 2006

Properties Of Reflection, John Palo

Lesson Plans

To help students understand the concept of reflection. Also to help students become more comfortable using Cabri Jr.


Graphs On Ti-84, Evan Brauer Jul 2006

Graphs On Ti-84, Evan Brauer

Lesson Plans

Simultaneously graph numerical data from one population with two different graphs on the TI-84+

Concurrently graph numerical data for two populations on the TI-84+

Learn how to best display the graphs on the TI-84+


Mathematical Simulation Of Rate Of Growth, Lisa Englert Jul 2006

Mathematical Simulation Of Rate Of Growth, Lisa Englert

Lesson Plans

1. Produce a scatter plot and best- fit model for existing data

2. To interpolate and extrapolate using a best-fit model

3. To explain how limiting factors control populations

4. To prove an understanding of carrying capacity


Heating And Cooling Of Land And Water Measured With Ti Calculator, Erin Gwara Jul 2006

Heating And Cooling Of Land And Water Measured With Ti Calculator, Erin Gwara

Lesson Plans

Students will use temperature probes to investigate the heating and cooling of land and water and relate it to specific heat.


Probability Lesson – Theoretical Vs. Experimental, Michelle Dale Jul 2006

Probability Lesson – Theoretical Vs. Experimental, Michelle Dale

Lesson Plans

• Students will use the Prob Sim application to find the experimental probability of two different events with a set number of trials (flipping a coin and rolling a die).

• Students will complete probability worksheet and find the experimental probability for each event.

• Students will discuss the relationship between experimental and theoretical probability


Results Of Rolling A Set Of Dice, Sarah Jacka Jan 2006

Results Of Rolling A Set Of Dice, Sarah Jacka

Lesson Plans

We will, as a class, investigate the results of rolling a set of dice. We would like to learn about the outcome when the pair are rolled and their sum is found.

Many students initially predicted that when dice are rolled, each sum from 2-12 is equally likely to be rolled. They assume that since each side of the die has a 1 in 6 chance of being rolled, it would make sense that each sum would have an equal chance at appearing.

We will use many tables, charts and graphs to investigate the students’ claim that each sum is ...


Ecological Footprints, Brian Cheyne, Brigitte Cerra Jan 2006

Ecological Footprints, Brian Cheyne, Brigitte Cerra

Lesson Plans

Students were asked to evaluate: What impact do we as individual have on our environment? What impact do we as a school have on our environment? In what ways can we reduce the impact we have on our environment?


Party Planning Using Stella, Jody Nagle Jan 2006

Party Planning Using Stella, Jody Nagle

Lesson Plans

Students involved with this project are planning a winter party for themselves and one friend each. They plan the party set up, supplies needed, cost, and how it will be funded.


Animating Slope And Y-Intercept, Jessica Phillips Jan 2006

Animating Slope And Y-Intercept, Jessica Phillips

Lesson Plans

In 8th grade math, we investigate graphing lines from equations for the first time. Students learn about the xy coordinate plane, the table of values, the slope and the x and y intercepts. They begin to understand y = mx + b, the general equation for a line. As a teacher, I have encountered many problems while teaching this content without the benefits of technology. It’s my goal to teach the effects of changing the slope and the y-intercept. With traditional methods, we create a table of values and draw a graph by hand, which consumes a lot of instructional ...


Rise In Obesity, Tracy Boughter Jan 2006

Rise In Obesity, Tracy Boughter

Lesson Plans

Obesity has increased dramatically over the past 30 years. Since obesity is the cause of many illness and diseases it is crucial to help stop this American epidemic. Rate of obesity has in fact caused the Health Association to revise their food pyramid to fit the lifestyles of the American people today. Obesity has in fact become one of leading causes of deaths in America. This has grabbed the attention of many politicians. A current advocate for healthy living is Bill Clinton. It is soon predicted to rise above tobacco in preventable deaths.

One of our goals is to predict ...


The Limits Of Removing Uncertainty: The Role Of Computational Science In Scientific Inquiry, Sean Metz Jan 2006

The Limits Of Removing Uncertainty: The Role Of Computational Science In Scientific Inquiry, Sean Metz

Lesson Plans

To understand the workings of each program utilized for this project, which are Interactive Physics, Fortran, Microsoft Excel.


Potential And Kinetic Energy - What's It All About?, Fayne Winter, Larry Bedgood, Susan Cooper Apr 2005

Potential And Kinetic Energy - What's It All About?, Fayne Winter, Larry Bedgood, Susan Cooper

Lesson Plans

Our investigation deals with the difference between kinetic and potential energy, and different situations that model those energies. Students needed to define kinetic and potential energy. In addition they needed to discover what the equations are to calculate these energies. Students were to investigate different situations where these energies are evident using various modeling technologies and design a tangible model they could use to assist in explaining the difference between the two energies. Once students designed these models, they needed to be able to explain where these energies exist in these situations using verbal explanations, mathematical equations, physical displays, and ...


Newton`S Law Of Cooling, Carneathea Melson Mar 2005

Newton`S Law Of Cooling, Carneathea Melson

Lesson Plans

Uses Stella to model cooling of objects, after obtaining real data with a TI calculator.


Central Limit Theorem, Douglas Brown Mar 2005

Central Limit Theorem, Douglas Brown

Lesson Plans

A model to simulate distributions and show a variety of concepts related to statistics.


How Long Will The Earth’S Oil Reserves Last?, Miriam Santana-Valadez Mar 2005

How Long Will The Earth’S Oil Reserves Last?, Miriam Santana-Valadez

Lesson Plans

This is a model that examines the question of when the worlds oil will run out. Students can change variables such as average miles traveled per car, number of cars, and gas mileage to see the effects on the model as a whole.


Graphing Quadratic Equations Using A Ti Calculator, Brian Bizzigott Oct 2004

Graphing Quadratic Equations Using A Ti Calculator, Brian Bizzigott

Lesson Plans

Students will display the ability to accurately graph a quadratic equation.


How Is The Calculator Good At Comparing Data?, Wilson Burgos Oct 2004

How Is The Calculator Good At Comparing Data?, Wilson Burgos

Lesson Plans

Objectives: Students will use the graphing calculator to:

• engage in the process of statistical investigation, make conjectures, predictions, and conclusions based on statistical analysis.

• construct numerous plots in a relatively short amount of time.

• compare data using box-and-whiskers plots.

• compare data using statistical measures such as minimum, maximum, lower and upper quartiles, median, and range.

• consider the influence of extreme values in a set of data.