In this Unit, you will learn about:How Individuals Make Choices Based on …

In this Unit, you will learn about:How Individuals Make Choices Based on Their Budget ConstraintThe Production Possibilities Frontier and Social ChoicesConfronting Objections to the Economic Approach

By the end of this section, you will be able to: Interpret …

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

Interpret production possibilities frontier graphs Contrast a budget constraint and a production possibilities frontier Explain the relationship between a production possibilities frontier and the law of diminishing returns Contrast productive efficiency and allocative efficiency Define comparative advantage

Students explore building a pyramid, learning about the simple machine called an …

Students explore building a pyramid, learning about the simple machine called an inclined plane. They also learn about another simple machine, the screw, and how it is used as a lifting or fastening device. During a hands-on activity, students see how the angle of inclination and pull force can make it easier (or harder) to pull an object up an inclined plane.

This seminar will help you to identify a linear equation written in …

This seminar will help you to identify a linear equation written in slope-intercept form. It will also help you to write and graph slope-intercept equations when you are given different pieces of information. You will be able to make connections between algebraic equations written in slope-intercept form and the real-life situations that they represent. StandardsCC.2.2.HS.D.10 Represent, solve, and interpret equations/inequalities and systems of equations/inequalities algebraically and graphically.

Algebra students need practice determining equations of lines given a pair of …

Algebra students need practice determining equations of lines given a pair of points, or the line parallel or perpendicular to a given line through a given point. This Demonstration, along with guiding worksheets or a teacher presentation, gives students a chance to see the relationships between these lines and points.

An interactive applet and associated web page that demonstrate the slope (m) …

An interactive applet and associated web page that demonstrate the slope (m) of a line. The applet has two points that define a line. As the user drags either point it continuously recalculates the slope. The rise and run are drawn to show the two elements used in the calculation. The grid, axis pointers and coordinates can be turned on and off. The slope calculation can be turned off to permit class exercises and then turned back on the verify the answers. The applet can be printed as it appears on the screen to make handouts. The web page has a full description of the concept of slope, a worked example and has links to other pages relating to coordinate geometry. 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.

This lab demonstrates Hooke's Law with the use of springs and masses. …

This lab demonstrates Hooke's Law with the use of springs and masses. Students attempt to determine the proportionality constant, or k-value, for a spring. They do this by calculating the change in length of the spring as different masses are added to it. The concept of a spring's elastic limit is also introduced, and the students test to makes sure the spring's elastic limit has not been reached during their lab tests. After compiling their data, they attempt to find an average value of the spring's k-value by measuring the slopes between each of their data points. Then they apply what they've learned about springs to how engineers might use that knowledge in the design of a toy that enables kids to jump 2-3 feet in the air.

Real World Slope HyperDoc lesson. This HyperDoc lesson engages students in real …

Real World Slope HyperDoc lesson. This HyperDoc lesson engages students in real world applications of slope. They will also engage in utlizing OER resources as they remix some of their own.

Students are introduced to the health risks caused by cooking and heating …

Students are introduced to the health risks caused by cooking and heating with inefficient cook stoves inside homes, a common practice in rural developing communities. Students simulate the cook stove scenario and use the engineering design process, including iterative trials, to increase warmth inside a building while reducing air quality problems. Students then collect and graph data, and analyze their findings.

Students overlay USGS topographic maps into Google Earth’s satellite imagery. By analyzing …

Students overlay USGS topographic maps into Google Earth’s satellite imagery. By analyzing Denali, a mountain in Alaska, they discover how to use map scales as ratios to navigate maps, and use rates to make sense of contour lines and elevation changes in an integrated GIS software program. Students also problem solve to find potential pathways up a mountain by calculating gradients.

Students investigate the relationships between angles and side lengths in right triangles …

Students investigate the relationships between angles and side lengths in right triangles with the help of materials found in the classroom and a mobile device. Using all or part of a meter stick or dowel and text books or other supplies, students build right triangles and measure the angles using a clinometer application on an Android® (phone or tablet) or iOS® device (iPhone® or iPad®). Then they are challenged to create a triangle with a given side length and one angle. The electronic device is used to measure the accuracy of their constructions.

OLO: Students will be able to explain how changing the y-intercept and …

OLO: Students will be able to explain how changing the y-intercept and slope will change the appearance of the line.This lesson is to help students develop the relationship between slope(m) and y-intercept(b) by using an interactive coordinate plane to explore. This is a 2 part lesson with some teacher clarification in between the 2 parts. The teacher component in between the 2 parts is to make sure the students fully understand the relationships developed in part 1 before applying it to part 2.If you have a Face to Face class and just want a print out/editable version for Google Classroom Click Here

Students learn how to quickly and efficiently interpret graphs, which are used …

Students learn how to quickly and efficiently interpret graphs, which are used for everyday purposes as well as engineering analysis. Through a practice handout completed as a class and a worksheet completed in small groups, students gain familiarity in talking about and interpreting graphs. They use common graph terminology such as independent variable, dependent variable, linear data, linear relationship and rate of change. The equation for calculating slope is explained. The focus is on students becoming able to clearly describe linear relationships by using the language of slope and the rate of change between variables. At lesson end, students discuss the relationship between variables as presented by the visual representation of a graph. Then they independently complete a homework handout.

In this activity, students use satellite imagery to assess potential danger associated …

In this activity, students use satellite imagery to assess potential danger associated with selecting a new and safer location for the town of Villarrica, along with its corresponding communication and evacuation routes. Satellite imagery and a topographic map are included. The resource is from PUMAS - Practical Uses of Math and Science - a collection of brief examples created by scientists and engineers showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes have real world applications.

Prepared with pre-algebra or algebra 1 classes in mind, this module leads …

Prepared with pre-algebra or algebra 1 classes in mind, this module leads students through the process of graphing data and finding a line of best fit while exploring the characteristics of linear equations in algebraic and graphic formats. Then, these topics are connected to real-world experiences in which people use linear functions. During the module, students use these scientific concepts to solve the following hypothetical challenge: You are a new researcher in a lab, and your boss has just given you your first task to analyze a set of data. It being your first assignment, you ask an undergraduate student working in your lab to help you figure it out. She responds that you must determine what the data represents and then find an equation that models the data. You believe that you will be able to determine what the data represents on your own, but you ask for further help modeling the data. In response, she says she is not completely sure how to do it, but gives a list of equations that may fit the data. This module is built around the legacy cycle, a format that incorporates educational research feindings on how people best learn.

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