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Linear Function Machine
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Students investigate linear functions by trying to guess the slope and intercept ... More

Students investigate linear functions by trying to guess the slope and intercept from inputs and outputs. Linear Function Machine is one of the Interactivate assessment explorers. Less

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Algebra
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NSDL Staff
Shodor
SMARTR
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CSERD: Computational Science Education Reference Desk
SMARTR: Virtual Learning Experiences for Youth
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Linear Functions
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This task requires students to use the fact that on the graph ... More

This task requires students to use the fact that on the graph of the linear function h(x)=ax+b, the y-coordinate increases by a when x increases by one. Specific values for a and b were left out intentionally to encourage students to use the above fact as opposed to computing the point of intersection, (p,q), and then computing respective function values to answer the question. Less

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Functions
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Illustrative Mathematics
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Illustrative Mathematics
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Linear Or Exponential?
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This task gives a variet of real-life contexts which could be modeled ... More

This task gives a variet of real-life contexts which could be modeled by a linear or exponential function. The key distinguishing feature between the two is whether the change by equal factors over equal intervals (exponential functions), or by a constant increase per unit interval (linear functions). Less

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Functions
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Illustrative Mathematics
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Illustrative Mathematics
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Illustrative Mathematics
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Linear Pair of Angles
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An interactive applet and associated web page that demonstrate a linear pair ... More

An interactive applet and associated web page that demonstrate a linear pair of angles. A pair of angles are shown and the user can drag the common side. It demonstrates that they a supplementary (add to 180 degrees) and have a common side. The angle measures can be turned off for class discussion. Applet can be enlarged to full screen size for use with a classroom projector. This resource is a component of the Math Open Reference Interactive Geometry textbook project at http://www.mathopenref.com. Less

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Geometry
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Math Open Reference
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Math Open Reference
Author:
John Page
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Linear Systems: Using Algebra
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Students learn to solve a system of linear equations (2 equations with ... More

Students learn to solve a system of linear equations (2 equations with 2 variables) by substitution and elimination methods. They also review the definitions of consistent (independent and dependent) and inconsistent systems, and associate the number of solutions of a system with them. Detailed instructions guide students in using their graphing calculators to solve the systems of equations. Less

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Mathematics
Algebra
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NSDL Staff
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Key Concepts in Algebra
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Linear Vector Spaces
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Introduces tools and formulas to use when dealing with Linear Vector Spaces. ... More

Introduces tools and formulas to use when dealing with Linear Vector Spaces. Topics covered include: linear vector spaces, inner product spaces, norm, Schwarz inequality, and distance between two vectors Less

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Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Don Johnson
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Linear function graph display
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An interactive applet that allows the user to graphically explore the properties ... More

An interactive applet that allows the user to graphically explore the properties of a linear functions. Specifically, it is designed to foster an intuitive understanding of the effects of changing the two coefficients in the function y=ax+b. The applet shows a large graph of a quadratic (ax + b) and has two slider controls, one each for the coefficients a and b. As the sliders are moved, the graph is redrawn in real time illustrating the effects of these variations. Applet can be enlarged to full screen size for use with a classroom projector. This resource is a component of the Math Open Reference Interactive Geometry textbook project at http://www.mathopenref.com. Less

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Geometry
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Math Open Reference
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Math Open Reference
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John Page
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Line of Best Fit
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When data is displayed with a scatter plot, it is often useful ... More

When data is displayed with a scatter plot, it is often useful to attempt to represent that data with the equation of a straight line for purposes of predicting values that may not be displayed on the plot. Such a straight line is called the "line of best fit." In this activity, students discover the relationship between the fat grams and the total calories in fast food by graphing the given data, estimate the line of best fit using a strand of spaghetti, calculate the slope of that line, and translate it into an equation. Then, they use that equation to predict information not originally included in the scatter plot. Less

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Education
Mathematics
Algebra
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
Key Concepts in Algebra
Author:
Roberts, Donna
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Make a Model Home Made From Shipping Containers
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Watch an interview with a couple who built a home from shipping ... More

Watch an interview with a couple who built a home from shipping containers. Then, design and construct a scale model of a unique shipping container home using printed templates, and estimate the cost of flooring and paint based on model dimensions. Less

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Architecture and Design
Engineering
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Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Algebra
Functions
Geometry
Chemistry
Physics
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Science Friday
Science Friday Initiative
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Science Friday
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Ariel Zych
Science Friday
Science Friday Education
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Modeling Dynamics and Control I, Spring 2005
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First of two-term sequence on modeling, analysis and control of dynamic systems. ... More

First of two-term sequence on modeling, analysis and control of dynamic systems. Mechanical translation, uniaxial rotation, electrical circuits and their coupling via levers, gears and electro-mechanical devices. Analytical and computational solution of linear differential equations and state-determined systems. Laplace transforms, transfer functions. Frequency response, Bode plots. Vibrations, modal analysis. Open- and closed-loop control, instability. Time-domain controller design, introduction to frequency-domain control design techniques. Case studies of engineering applications. Less

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Functions
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M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Dubowsky, Steven
Trumper, David L.
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Newton's Law of Cooling
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The coffee cooling experiment is a popular example of an exponential model ... More

The coffee cooling experiment is a popular example of an exponential model with immediate appeal. The model is realistic and provides a good context for students to practice work with exponential equations. Less

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Education
Mathematics
Functions
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Illustrative Mathematics
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Illustrative Mathematics
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Illustrative Mathematics
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PEMDAS: Algebraic Order of Operations
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Watch this music video to help you learn about PEMDAS (Please Excuse ... More

Watch this music video to help you learn about PEMDAS (Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally). Does this sound familiar? If not, this is an excellent device to memorize the algebraic order of operations. This video is produced by Mr. Davis Productions and plays music by Odyssey Sound Lab. Less

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Education
Mathematics
Algebra
Functions
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Instructional Material
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SMARTR
Provider Set:
SMARTR: Virtual Learning Experiences for Youth
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Positive Linear Function Machine
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Students investigate linear functions with positive slopes by trying to guess the ... More

Students investigate linear functions with positive slopes by trying to guess the slope and intercept from inputs and outputs. Positive Linear Function Machine is one of the Interactivate assessment explorers. Less

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Computer Science
Education
Mathematics
Algebra
Functions
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Student Guide
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Shodor
SMARTR
Provider Set:
NSDL Math Common Core
CSERD: Computational Science Education Reference Desk
SMARTR: Virtual Learning Experiences for Youth
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