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Exploring Linear Equations
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Exploring Linear Equations

This multimedia mathematics resource shows how math is used at the Calgary ... (more)

This multimedia mathematics resource shows how math is used at the Calgary Zoo to calculate how much it costs to feed the animals. An interactive activity allows students to change variables in linear equations to create unique ways of obtaining the same solution. A print activity is provided. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
Key Concepts in Algebra
Exponential Functions
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Exponential Functions

In this task students prove that linear functions grow by equal differences ... (more)

In this task students prove that linear functions grow by equal differences over equal intervals, and that exponential functions grow by equal factors over equal intervals. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Institute for Mathematics and Education
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Exponential Growth Versus Linear Growth I
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Exponential Growth Versus Linear Growth I

This problem illustrates how an exponentially increasing quantity eventually surpasses a linearly ... (more)

This problem illustrates how an exponentially increasing quantity eventually surpasses a linearly increasing quantity. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Institute for Mathematics and Education
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Exponential Growth Versus Linear Growth Ii
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Exponential Growth Versus Linear Growth Ii

In this task students observe using graphs and tables that a quantity ... (more)

In this task students observe using graphs and tables that a quantity increasing exponentially eventually exceeds a quantity increasing linearly, quadratically, or (more generally) as a polynomial function. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Institute for Mathematics and Education
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Exponential Growth Versus Polynomial Growth
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Exponential Growth Versus Polynomial Growth

This problem shows that an exponential function takes larger values than a ... (more)

This problem shows that an exponential function takes larger values than a cubic polynomial function provided the input is sufficiently large. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Institute for Mathematics and Education
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Finding Parabolas Through Two Points
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Finding Parabolas Through Two Points

In this task students have the opportunity to construct linear and exponential ... (more)

In this task students have the opportunity to construct linear and exponential functions, including arithmetic and geometric sequences, given a graph, a description of a relationship, or two input-output pairs (include reading these from a table). (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Institute for Mathematics and Education
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Function Machine
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Function Machine

Students investigate very simple functions by trying to guess the algebraic form ... (more)

Students investigate very simple functions by trying to guess the algebraic form from inputs and outputs. Function Machine is one of the Interactivate assessment explorers. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Computing and Information
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Shodor
SMARTR
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
CSERD: Computational Science Education Reference Desk
SMARTR: Virtual Learning Experiences for Youth
Gone Fishing: My, My Little Fish, How You've Grown!
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Gone Fishing: My, My Little Fish, How You've Grown!

Opening with a cartoon showing the weights of three combinations of fish, ... (more)

Opening with a cartoon showing the weights of three combinations of fish, this activity challenges students to determine the weight of each fish. This activity is part of the Figure This! collection of challenges emphasizing real-world uses of mathematics. The introduction discusses algebraic reasoning and notes its importance to scientists, engineers, and psychologists. Students are encouraged to begin by adding the weights on all three scales. The answer page describes three strategies for solving the problem. Related questions invite students to use the strategies to solve similar problems. Answers to all questions and links to resources are included. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Homework and Assignments
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Figure This!
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
Author:
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Homerun Hoopla
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Homerun Hoopla

This lesson is designed for students to gather and analyze data about ... (more)

This lesson is designed for students to gather and analyze data about baseball figures. The student will use the Internet or other resources to collect statistical data on the top five home run hitters for the current season as well as their career home run totals. The students will graph the data and determine if it is linear or non-linear. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Anne Walters
Identifying Functions
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Identifying Functions

This task emphasizes the expectation that students know linear functions grow by ... (more)

This task emphasizes the expectation that students know linear functions grow by constant differences over equal intervals and exponential functions grow by constant factors over equal intervals. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Institute for Mathematics and Education
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
In the Billions and Exponential Modeling
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In the Billions and Exponential Modeling

This problem provides an opportunity to experiment with modeling real data. Populations ... (more)

This problem provides an opportunity to experiment with modeling real data. Populations are often modeled with exponential functions and in this particular case we see that, over the last 200 years, the rate of population growth accelerated rapidly, reaching a peak a little after the middle of the 20th century and now it is slowing down. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Institute for Mathematics and Education
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
In the Billions and Linear Modeling
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In the Billions and Linear Modeling

This task rquires students to determine if linear functions would be useful ... (more)

This task rquires students to determine if linear functions would be useful to model relationships presented in a data table. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Institute for Mathematics and Education
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Introduction to Functions - Basics and Applications
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Introduction to Functions - Basics and Applications

The purpose of this activity is to reinforce the concept of function ... (more)

The purpose of this activity is to reinforce the concept of function and the use of functional notation rather than to teach the concepts. This lab looks at input/output pictures to emphasize that a function has only one output for every input even through the output need not be unique. Using functional notation, students determine both range and domain values from a graph and then do the same for a variety of given functional equations. The real world applications include a piecewise function (cell phone costs) and require the student to find a variety of values as well as determining realistic domains. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
Developmental Mathematics Collection
Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
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Introduction to Partial Differential Equations

Partial differential equations (PDEs) describe the relationships among the derivatives of an ... (more)

Partial differential equations (PDEs) describe the relationships among the derivatives of an unknown function with respect to different independent variables, such as time and position. Experiment and observation provide information about the connections between rates of change of an important quantity, such as heat, with respect to different variables. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: State the heat, wave, Laplace, and Poisson equations and explain their physical origins; Define harmonic functions; State and justify the maximum principle for harmonic functions; State the mean value property for harmonic functions; Define linear operators and identify linear operations; Identify and classify linear PDEs; Identify homogeneous PDEs and evolution equations; Relate solving homogeneous linear PDEs to finding kernels of linear operators; Define boundary value problem and identify boundary conditions as periodic, Dirichlet, Neumann, or Robin (mixed); Explain physical significance of boundary conditions; Show uniqueness of solutions to the heat, wave, Laplace and Poisson equations with various boundary conditions; Define well-posedness; Define, characterize, and use inner products; Define the space of L2 functions, state its key properties, and identify L2 functions; Define orthogonality and orthonormal basis and show the orthogonality of certain trigonometric functions; Distinguish between pointwise, uniform, and L2 convergence and show convergence of Fourier series; Define Fourier series on [0,pi] and [0,L] and identify sufficient conditions for their convergence and uniqueness; Compute Fourier coefficients and construct Fourier series; Use the method of characteristics to solve linear and nonlinear first-order wave equations; Solve the one-dimensional wave equation using d'Alembert's formula; Use similarity methods to solve PDEs; Solve the heat, wave, Laplace, and Poisson equations using separation of variables and apply boundary conditions; Define the delta function and apply ideas from calculus and Fourier series to generalized functions; Derive Green's representation formula; Use Green's functions to solve the Poisson equation on the unit disk; Define the Fourier transform; Derive basic properties of the Fourier transform of a function, such as its relationship to the Fourier transform of the derivative; Show that the inverse Fourier transform of a product is a convolution; Compute Fourier transforms of functions; Use the Fourier transform to solve the heat and wave equations on unbounded domains. (Mathematics 222) (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Readings
Syllabi
Textbooks
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Provider Set:
Saylor Foundation