HSF-BF.A.1a

Determine an explicit expression, a recursive process, or steps for calculation from a context.

 
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Bunnies and Exponential Growth

12th Grade Math » Unit: Exponential Functions
12th Grade Math » Unit: Exponential Functions
Hilary Yamtich
Oakland, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students experience and describe exponential growth by looking at exponentially increasing bunny populations.

 
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Writing the Equation of A Linear Function (Day 2 of 2)

Algebra I » Unit: Linear Functions
Algebra I » Unit: Linear Functions
James Bialasik
Amherst, NY
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson allows students to understand how to use slope to write an explicit formula for a linear function.

 
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Introduction to Rational Functions with Real-World Applications

12th Grade Math » Unit: Rational Functions
12th Grade Math » Unit: Rational Functions
Hilary Yamtich
Oakland, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

How long will a trip take if you travel at a certain speed? Use the relationship between speed and time to explore rational functions and discover asymptotes in the real world.

 
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Functions Unit Assessment

Algebra I » Unit: Functions
Algebra I » Unit: Functions
James Bialasik
Amherst, NY
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Now is the chance to show off what you know about functions.

 
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A Wrap on Logarithmic dB's and An Extension to Logarithmic Properties

Algebra II » Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Algebra II » Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Jarod Hammel
Huntington, IN
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson, motivated by previous exploration and experimentation, empowers the students to explore mathematical proof involving exponentiation and logarithms

 
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Introduction to Sequences

Algebra II » Unit: Sequences and Series
Algebra II » Unit: Sequences and Series
Colleen Werner
Ipswich, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Detecting patterns in numbers helps students see the mathematical relationships that underlie real world phenomena. In this colorful lesson, students look at patterns of numbers and uncover the rule used to generate them.

 
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Arithmetic Sequences

Algebra II » Unit: Sequences and Series
Algebra II » Unit: Sequences and Series
Colleen Werner
Ipswich, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

There are easier ways to generate the 100th term of an arithmetic sequence than listing all 99 terms before it. In this lesson, students learn to work flexibly with explicit and recursive expressions of an arithmetic sequence.

 
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Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences Vocabulary Intro

Algebra II » Unit: Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
Algebra II » Unit: Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
Kelli Ireton
Junction City, KS
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Vocabulary of sequences will be developed in a fun and engaging" Here is... Where is" Scavenger Hunt Activity.

 
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Geometric and Arithmetic Sequences and Series Review

Algebra II » Unit: Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
Algebra II » Unit: Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
Kelli Ireton
Junction City, KS
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Represent arithmetic and geometric sequences/series with various models (MP#4) using a cooperative learning review activity (MP#3).

 
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Tower Task: Exploring Explicit Formulas

Algebra I » Unit: Functions
Algebra I » Unit: Functions
James Bialasik
Amherst, NY
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Manipulatives help students build a foundation for understanding abstract concepts. This lesson allows students to use manipulatives to gain a concrete understanding of the concept of a function.

 
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Geometric Sequences

Algebra II » Unit: Sequences and Series
Algebra II » Unit: Sequences and Series
Colleen Werner
Ipswich, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

There are easier ways to generate the 100th term of a geometric sequence than listing all 99 terms before it. In this lesson, students learn to work flexibly with explicit and recursive expressions of a geometric sequence.

 
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Quiz on Sequences and Intro to Sigma Notation

Algebra II » Unit: Sequences and Series
Algebra II » Unit: Sequences and Series
Colleen Werner
Ipswich, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Big Idea #1 Students show what they know about sequences on this quiz Big Idea #2 Sigma notation is a concise way of expressing the sum of terms.

 
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Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences and Series Exam

Algebra II » Unit: Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
Algebra II » Unit: Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
Kelli Ireton
Junction City, KS
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Represent arithmetic and geometric sequences/series with various models in an exam over the unit.

 
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Arithmetic Series

Algebra II » Unit: Sequences and Series
Algebra II » Unit: Sequences and Series
Colleen Werner
Ipswich, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Arithmetic sums can be used for estimation. How many seats are in a stadium? How many tiles in a work of art? What's the total profit made by a business?

 
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Financial Series Project (DAY 1)

Algebra II » Unit: Sequences and Series
Algebra II » Unit: Sequences and Series
Colleen Werner
Ipswich, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Show me the money! Allow students to engage in a productive struggle with the geometric series formula by using it to model various financial situations like car loans, interest bearing accounts, and periodic savings.

 
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