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# Precal Files: Function Transformations, Compositions, and Inverses

See more precal files and FAQs here! As you may have guess from my TMC presentation, I LOVE function transformations. LOVE LOVE LOVE. So let’s get started with a foldable of parent functions:…
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# Teaching DP Mathematics

Great lesson ideas for International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme teachers.
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## How Do You...Vectors

This is a series of six posts about how I approach topics in Pre-Cal. They
represent a sample of what I get the most questions about which always seem
to start "how do you..."

Objective

Students can define a vector as an arrow of varying length pointed in a
particular direction. Student can compose a right triangle from a vector by
finding the horizontal and vertical components of the vector. Students can
combine vectors in component form or with given magnitudes and directions
and findi
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## The Unit Circle –

We just wrapped up our intro to radian measure in Trig, which includes the unit circle. My personal philosophy is that students don't really need to memorize the unit circle, because if you understand where it comes from, you can always derive it. I've done a "build the unit circle" activity for a few years,…
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## MEDIAN Don Steward mathematics teaching: rolling three dice

ideas and resources for mathematics teachers of 10 to 16 year olds
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## 1. Polynomial Functions and Equations

We define polynomial functions and equations, and show how to solve them using computers. Factor and Remainder Theorems are included.
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## The challenge that “e” poses

The Launch Last week I met up with my co-teacher in Algebra 2. We're working on our unit of exponential functions and logarithms, and we were talking about spending a short amount of time introducing "e" to our kids. Personally, this question has haunted me because when I taught Algebra 2 at the start of…
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## Function or Not? • Activity Builder by Desmos

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## Math Mama Writes...: Logarithms: How Math Helps Science

I'm teaching my algebra students about logarithms today. It is likely the hardest algebra topic there is. When I started at Contra Cost
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## Applications of Integration – Area & Average Value

Usually the first application of integration is to find the area bounded by a function and the x-axis, followed by finding the area between two functions. We begin with these problems First some calculator hints Graphing Integrals using a graphing calculator to graph functions defined by integrals Graphing Calculator Use  and Definition Integrals – Exam…
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## Math Modeling Can Tell Dating Websites Who You Might Like

Share ThisIf you think others need to see this, share it on one of the sites below by clicking on the button.[This is one of a series of posts that explore real world examples of mathematical modeling to help educators better understand its applications. To learn about Spies and Analysts, I recommend watching this webinar…
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## Math Modeling Can Tell Pandora Which Music You Might Like

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## Math Modeling Can Pick The Best Colleges

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## Mathematical Modeling: Do You Need Better Spies Or Analysts?

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## Why We Should Reconsider Using Word Problems (And What We Should Be Doing Instead)

Watch a replay of my free online webinar on why we should reconsider using word problems to teach mathematics.
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## Math = Love: Trig Identity Group Challenge - Reciting the Digits of Pi Puzzle

This past week, my pre-calculus students have been tackling verifying trig identities. I came down with a cold Sunday night, took Monda
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## Math = Love: Trig Identity Match-Up Activity

A few weeks ago, I tweeted about a trig identity match-up activity I created. I promised to share the files, so that is what I am doin
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## MEDIAN Don Steward mathematics teaching: harder GCSE vector questions

ideas and resources for mathematics teachers of 10 to 16 year olds
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## Digits

I'm about to start a unit on logarithms. Kids don't technically know that yet. To prime them, today I gave both my Algebra 2 classes a warm up. I was super nervous about this, because I haven't seen a crazy amount of endurance from many of my kids when they get stuck on something. And I…
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## Domain & Range From a Graph • Polygraph by Desmos

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## TRUTH or LIE? Domain and Range From a Graph • Activity Builder by Desmos

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## Y the FTC?

So, you’ve finally proven the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and have written on the board: $latex \displaystyle \int_{a}^{b}{{{f}'\left( x \right)dx=f\left( b \right)-f\left( a \right)}}$ And the students ask, “What good is that?” and “When are we ever going to use that?” Here’s your answer. There are two very important uses of this theorem. First, in…
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## Applications of Integration – Volume

One of the major applications of integration is to find the volumes of various solid figures. Volume of Solids with Regular Cross-sections  This is where to start with volume problems. After all, solids of revolution are just a special case of solids with regular cross-sections. Volumes of Revolution Subtract the Hole from the Whole and…
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## Math Modeling Can Tell You How Much Your Home Is Worth

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## Math Modeling Can Tell Amazon Which Products To Recommend

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## Math Modeling Can Get You Kicked Off A Plane

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## Math Modeling Can Tell You Who's Pregnant

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