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Quadratics Galore!

Graphing quadratic functions can be overwhelming. Not only are you working with translations and transformations, but a quadratic function can be written in three different forms. Follow the steps below and check your work using Desmos and you will be a pro in no time.     An accordion style foldable adapted from High Heels [...]

By | 2017-11-13T22:02:00+00:00 September 13th, 2015|Algebra II, PreCalculus|0 Comments

Families of Graphs

One of the benefits of graphing calculators and graphing software is that it allows you to learn things about functions and equations that would have been tedious to explore via pencil and graph paper. Families of graphs is a concept that starts with a "parent" function or equation and asks you to compare "child" functions [...]

By | 2017-11-13T22:02:01+00:00 June 23rd, 2015|Algebra II, PreCalculus|0 Comments

How High is that Kite?

There is nothing quite like flying a kite on one of the first breezy days of spring. Is it possible to determine how high a kite is flying from a photograph? What would you need to know? If you were flying a kite, what tools could you use to determine its height? http://youtu.be/KknxRn6e9RA     [...]

By | 2017-11-13T22:02:02+00:00 March 21st, 2015|Algebra II, Geometry, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Demonstrate Graphing Calculator Steps

Texas Instruments has dominated the graphing calculator market since the TI-81 debuted in 1990. Despite the fact that many free graphing calculator apps for smart phones and tablets are more than capable of performing the same tasks, the calculators stubbornly hold their market share. The advantage lies in the fact that many TI calculators are [...]

By | 2017-11-13T22:02:02+00:00 February 11th, 2015|Algebra II, Graphing Calculator, PreCalculus|0 Comments

Tidal Range

Low Tide Versus High Tide   These images show low tide and high tide on January 19, 2011 near the Golden Gate NOAA tide gauge in the San Francisco Bay. The question is, is this normal or is there cause for concern? Data from the tide gauge for this time frame is available from the [...]

By | 2017-11-13T22:02:03+00:00 January 25th, 2015|Algebra II, Graphing Calculator, PreCalculus|0 Comments

Graphing Absolute Value

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXhADp-KPg8 When graphing the absolute value function, create a t-chart and list values for x. Then plug those values into the equation to find y. Be sure to treat the absolute value like a parenthesis and perform the order of operations using it as a grouping symbol. Anything within the absolute value is performed first. Once [...]

By | 2017-11-13T22:02:03+00:00 January 18th, 2015|Algebra, Algebra II, PreCalculus|0 Comments

Real World Absolute Value Functions

Absolute Value To understand how the absolute value can be applied to the real world, we'll look at two topics: What is considered normal with regard to the temperature of the human body and Fuel economy of two vehicles: a Honda Odyssey and a Nissan Altima. http://youtu.be/4BaOWrzeOOM   The absolute value of a number can [...]

By | 2017-11-13T22:02:03+00:00 January 17th, 2015|Algebra, Algebra II|0 Comments