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Effect of Coefficient of x on Parabola Vertex (b>0)
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This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest, a Question ...

This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest, a Question of the Day, and a Write-pair-share activity concerning the effect of the coefficient of x on the vertex of a parabola where a>0, b>0 and a and c are fixed values in f(x)=ax^2+bx+c.

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Education
Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
James J. Rutledge
Effect of Proportionality Constant on Exponential Graph (k>0)
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This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest and a ...

This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest and a Question of the Day activity concerning the effect of the proportionality constant, k, on the y-intercept and position of an exponential graph where k>0 and C is an arbitrarily fixed value in f(x)=Ce^(kx).

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Education
Mathematics
Algebra
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
James J. Rutledge
Effect of Initial Value on Graph of Exponential Function (C>0)
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This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest and a ...

This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest and a Question of the Day activity concerning the effect of the initial value, C, on the y-intercept and position of an exponential function where C>0 and k is an arbitrarily fixed value in f(x)=Ce^(kx).

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Education
Mathematics
Algebra
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
James J. Rutledge
Effect of Coefficient of x^2 on Parabola Vertex (a>0)
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This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest, a Question ...

This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest, a Question of the Day, and a Write-pair-share activity concerning the effect of the coefficient of x^2 on the vertex of a parabola where a>0, b>0 and b and c are fixed values in f(x)=ax^2+bx+c.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
James J. Rutledge
Effect of Proportionality Constant on Exponential Graph (k < 0)
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This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest and a ...

This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest and a Question of the Day activity concerning the effect of the proportionality constant, k, on the y-intercept and position of an exponential graph where k<0 and C is an arbitrarily fixed value in f(x)=Ce^(kx).

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
James J. Rutledge
Effect of Coefficient of x on Parabola Vertex (b < 0)
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This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest, a Question ...

This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest, a Question of the Day, and a Write-pair-share activity concerning the effect of the coefficient of x on the vertex of a parabola where a>0, b<0 and a and c are fixed values in f(x)=ax^2+bx+c.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
James J. Rutledge
Effect of Coefficient of x^0 on Parabola Vertex
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This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest, a Question ...

This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest, a Question of the Day, and a Write-pair-share activity concerning the effect of the coefficient of x^0 (i.e., the constant, c) on the vertex of a parabola where a and b are arbitrarily fixed values in f(x)=ax^2+bx+c.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
James J. Rutledge
Effect of Initial Value on Graph of Exponential Function (C < 0)
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This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest and a ...

This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest and a Question of the Day activity concerning the effect of the initial value, C, on the y-intercept and position of an exponential function where C<0 and k is an arbitrarily fixed value in f(x)=Ce^(kx

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
James J. Rutledge
Effect of Coefficient of x^2 on Parabola Vertex (a < 0)
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This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest, a Question ...

This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest, a Question of the Day, and a Write-pair-share activity concerning the effect of the coefficient of x^2 on the vertex of a parabola where a<0, b>0 and b and c are fixed values in f(x)=ax^2+bx+c.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
James J. Rutledge
Sea Floor Spreading 1
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This SERC Starting Point site presents an introductory tutorial on Excel for ...

This SERC Starting Point site presents an introductory tutorial on Excel for students with no prior Excel experience. The tutorial is based on the geodynamics Model equation for ocean depth around a sea-floor spreading center. This site explains learning goals, context for use, teaching tips and materials, assessment, and offers resources related to the exercise.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Geology
Oceanography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point (SERC)
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
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Activity and Starting Point page by R.M. MacKay. Clark College, Physics and Meteorology.
Cathy Manduca
Earth's Radiation Budget: Part 1
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In this activity students explore the Earth's radiation budget using Earth radiation ...

In this activity students explore the Earth's radiation budget using Earth radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) data archived at the IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library. This archive is complete with visualization tools for easy assessment and visualization of large data sets. Students also use photometers and light sources to work through several hands-on activities related to basic radiation concepts. On this Starting Point page, users can access information about the exercise's learning goals, context for use, teaching notes and tips, teaching materials, assessment ideas, references and topics covered.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Reading
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point (SERC)
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Bob Mackay
Columbia University Earth and Environmental Science Faculty
Habitat Part 2 (See Mitze Olson's Activity for Part 1)
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This activity is an investigation to determine the effect of soil type ...

This activity is an investigation to determine the effect of soil type on plant growth. The students will develop an understanding of the plant as producer.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Julia Olson
ConcepTest: Magnetic Polarity at Oceanic Ridge #1
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The figure below represents a magnetic profile across an oceanic ridge system. ...

The figure below represents a magnetic profile across an oceanic ridge system. Which pairs of letters indicate matching intervals of reverse polarity. a. A, H b. B, G c. C, F c. G, H

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
ConcepTest: Relative Time Diagram #1
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Match the features in the relative time diagram below with the events ...

Match the features in the relative time diagram below with the events described in the short sentence. Assume all rocks are sedimentary unless otherwise indicated. Which is the oldest rock unit? a. A b. B c. C d. D ...

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
ConcepTest: Oceans by South America #1
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Examine the image of part of the South American continent and neighboring ...

Examine the image of part of the South American continent and neighboring oceans. (Image courtesy the National Geophysical Data Center.) Where is a passive continental margin located? a. A b. B

Subject:
Education
Physics
Material Type:
Assessment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Earth System Science (Lab 1): Think Globally, Act Locally
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Students are introduced to four major components of the Earth system: the ...

Students are introduced to four major components of the Earth system: the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and pedosphere. They start to apply this knowledge as they visit the local study site to identify elements of these four spheres and infer connections among them. The investigation concludes with students making predictions about ways that a change in the characteristics of one component of their study site might affect the characteristics of other components.

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Activity/Lab
Data Set
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
GeoMaths - 1st Level Modules
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University of College London hosts a site of notation and reference material ...

University of College London hosts a site of notation and reference material on math skills in the context of geoscience. These exercises provide realistic geologic scenarios and work through examples, with notation on the math used to solve them. Examples include using trigonometry to find the true width of strata, logarithms to understand the Richter scale, and vectors to find plate velocities at a triple junction. Relevant vocabulary is linked to a glossary of mathematical terms. Many of the modules link to a MathHelp page for explanation of techniques used, and then come back to the geologic scenario to finish the problem. This resource is part of the Teaching Quantitative Skills in the Geosciences collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/quantskills/

Subject:
Trigonometry
Geology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Author:
Rowena Bowles