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Looking Between the Lines

Parallel Lines, Transversal Lines, and Angles

Grade Level Grade Level

This lesson focuses on an extension of parallel lines by exploring what happens when a transversal line passes through them. The goal is for students to understand the different angles that form due to the intersection and to apply that knowledge to real-world situations. Students will be able to identify... Read more »

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Looking Between the Lines

Parallel Lines, Transversal Lines, and Angles

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Time Frame 120 Minutes
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Calculus Optimization

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In this lesson, students will explore the calculus concepts of optimization and learn to increase their ability to identify, model, and set up functions to solve calculus word problems, focusing on the conceptual understanding over calculations. This is done through a mix of activities and by playing... Read more »

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Calculus Optimization

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More 180 minutes
Time Frame 3-4 class period(s)
Making Connections

Connecting Functions and Their Derivatives

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The goal of this lesson is to help students understand the relationships between a function and its first and second derivatives. Students will analyze graphs recalling their knowledge of sketching graphs by hand using the first and second derivatives and apply their graphical knowledge verbally through... Read more »

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Making Connections

Connecting Functions and Their Derivatives

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More 2-3 class periods
Time Frame 95-135 minutes
Making the Motion Matter

Connecting Position, Velocity, and Acceleration

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In this lesson, students explore the connections between graphs that represent a particle's position, velocity, and acceleration. Students have an opportunity to write about their learning and put their conceptual understanding into practice. Read more »

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Making the Motion Matter

Connecting Position, Velocity, and Acceleration

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Time Frame 150 minutes
Manipulating Equations

Algebraic equations

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Students will use manipulatives to solve algebraic equations. Read more »

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Manipulating Equations

Algebraic equations

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More 120 minutes
Time Frame 1-2 class period(s)
Matrix Operations

Matrices in Computer Graphics

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In this lesson, students will discover how matrices are used in computer graphics. Students will learn how to perform the matrix operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and scalar multiplication. They will then learn how multiplying matrices relates to transformations and, in turn, animation... Read more »

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Matrix Operations

Matrices in Computer Graphics

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Time Frame 90-130 minutes
Measure It! Name It!

Angles and Quadrilaterals 

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Students will use protractors to discover, identify, and define angles and lines. Using vocabulary developed through this activity, students will identify different types of quadrilaterals. Read more »

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Measure It! Name It!

Angles and Quadrilaterals 

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More 120 minutes
Time Frame 2-3 class period(s)
Measuring Borders

Convergent and Divergent Series

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Students will explore what happens when one measures a "rough" object using different units of measure. This lesson is adapted from Benoit Mandelbrot's famous problem, "Measuring the Coastline of Britain." Students will learn about the concepts of convergent and divergent series and the paradoxical... Read more »

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Measuring Borders

Convergent and Divergent Series

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Time Frame 1-2 class period(s)
Meet Me in the Middle

Discovering Midpoint Formula Through Estimations

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In this lesson, students will estimate population data leading them to discover the midpoint formula. They will then apply the formula they created to various other real-world applications. Read more »

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Meet Me in the Middle

Discovering Midpoint Formula Through Estimations

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Time Frame 125 minutes
Memes > GIFs

Inequalities With One Variable

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This lesson focuses on the relationship between a set of numbers and the constraints of the inequality. The goal is to find possible solutions for one-variable inequalities. Students will write, graph, and identify solutions of inequalities and connect them back to real-world scenarios when applicable.... Read more »

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Memes > GIFs

Inequalities With One Variable

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Time Frame 1-2 class period(s)
Money Counts!

Counting Money

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This lesson engages students in the concept of money and counting money. Students participate in hands-on activities that allow them to visualize and master the skill. Read more »

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Money Counts!

Counting Money

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Time Frame 35 min.
Money! It's Not all the Same!

Identifying and Counting Money

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Students will be able to identify each coin, know its value, and add up the total value of coins. Read more »

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Money! It's Not all the Same!

Identifying and Counting Money

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Time Frame 30 minutes