The Slope Experiment A 5-page activity that encourages students to "discover" some of the concepts about slope. Included are teachers notes and solutions.
The Bicycle Production Problem A 2-page activity that requires students to model mathematically how many bicycles have been produced worldwide from 1950 through 1995. Included are 4 pages of teachers notes and solutions.
The Pendulum Problem A 3-page activity that has students model mathematically the relationship between the length of a pendulum and the period of the swing. The results are very good -- a complicated formula becomes obvious.
Linking on the TI-83 A 2-page activity that illustrates how to share programs and/or data in lists on TI-83 calculators.
The Sum of a Series Formulae A 3-page activity that has students investigate the sum of the squares, sum of the cubes, and other patterns, to see if they can model the sum with a formula. This is an excellent activity with much mathematics and an introduction to "Jim's Maneuver" from Scotland.
The Photography Studio Picture Prices Problem A 1-page activity that has students determine what relationship, if any, there is between the number of pictures and the cost of the package. It is a linear relationship and is designed for Algebra I or Algebra II. Included are 4 pages of teachers notes and solutions.
The 12 Days of Christmas Gift A perennial holiday treat! A 2-page activity that has students see if they can come up with two functions that deal with the famous Christmas song: the total number of gifts sung about each day and the total number of gifts sung after that day. It is very similar to the Sum of a Series Formulae activity above. Included is one page of teachers notes and solutions.
TI-83 Golden Gate Bridge Problem Given a few "points" on the suspension part of the bridge, model the arch it makes with a quadratic equation and answer some application questions. Similar to the Gateway Arch problem but with a different style and beautiful pictures. Also included is some historical information written by the chief engineer of San Francisco's most notable land mark. COMING SOON TO A COMPUTER NEAR YOU!!! UNDER CONSTRUCTION