LED Lighting Cost per Kilolumen

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This is a TI-84 activity that uses Mathematical Modeling and Climate Change data. Here is where you can get the data for a TI-84 or TI-84 CE: LEDCOST program. You can get the student sheet here: LED Lighting Cost Student and the teacher notes and solutions here: LED Lighting Cost Teacher. Or you can get all 3 files in a zip folder here: LED Lighting Cost All Files.

I will be giving a week-long course at Exeter Academy this summer that will illustrate many activities like this one. If you are interested, check out session 32 at this link: https://exeter.edu/sites/default/files/media/MathCourses2019%20Updated.pdf

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Global Electric Cars on the Road

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This is a TI-84 activity that uses Mathematical Modeling and Climate Change data. Here is where you can get the data for a TI-84 or TI-84 CE: Global Electric Cars program.   You can get the student sheet here: Global Electric Cars on the Road Student and the teacher notes and solutions here: Global Electric Cars on the Road Teacher. Or you can get all 3 files in a zip folder here: Global Electric Cars on the Road ALL Files .

I will be giving a week-long course at Exeter Academy this summer that will illustrate many activities like this one. If you are interested, check out session 32 at this link: https://exeter.edu/sites/default/files/media/MathCourses2019%20Updated.pdf

Student pdf:

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Payday Loan Companies

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Payday loans are a small, scorned part of the financial industry. But in the states where such lenders are legal, they are pervasive — there are almost as many payday lenders as McDonald’s and Starbucks in the United States. About 12 million Americans take out such loans each year, spending more than $7 billion on fees, according to Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Link to the Teacher Notes and Solutions PDF.

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Hot Car Temps Modeling Scottsdale, AZ

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As of January, 2019, 794 children have died due to vehicular heatstroke since 1998. All of these deaths could have been prevented.

In this math activity, we model the data with appropriate mathematics and create social awareness of these tragedies. This is written for the TI-84 CE but can be done on other platforms. Below are links to the student sheets, teacher notes, and TI-84 CE program with the data. Following that is the student PDF, and then the teacher PDF. There is also a website that brings attention to this data and much more: http://noheatstroke.org/

A big thank you to Jan Null at San Jose University for collecting, organizing and providing this important data at this website.
This activity uses data from a school parking lot in Scottsdale, Arizona.                            There is a similar activity that uses data from the TI parking lot in Dallas, Texas.
All the data can be found here (for both cities): http://bit.ly/hotcartemps

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Wind Chill – A Fun Math and STEM Activity

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Share with your math students how to calculate wind chill temperatures – a great applied activity.

Link to a website for TI-84 and TI-Nspire with all materials: student sheet, notes and solutions, videos, calculator (tns) files: bit.ly/windchill_tr

Below is the student worksheet followed by the teacher notes and solutions for the TI-84 family of graphing calculators. The TI-Nspire version is very similar. The TI-Nspire version also contains tns files for the student and the teacher. Enjoy…

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Contact me with questions and suggestions:  tom@tomreardon.com

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Super Bowl LIII (53) 2019 Math Activity

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Where I will be speaking in 2019:      bit.ly/TomReardon2019

This activity can be used at grade 7 or beyond. It can be done with either a TI-83/84/84CE or the TI-Nspire.

Here is a link to a website that contains all the files. On one side are the files for the 84, the other side is for Nspire.   bit.ly/superbowl53ti
Link to a short video (5 mins) that explains the activity:  Math_Super_Bowl_Activity_Video
Idea: the scores of the first 52 Super Bowl football games will be placed into lists on the calculator.

On the TI-83/84/84CE, the data is easily placed into the proper lists with the ease of running a supplied program. On the TI-Nspire, the data is already in the tns file.

The students are then asked questions about the data and will need to perform either 1 Variable Statistics to answer them, or to create a box plot to answer them. We encourage the use of groups of 4 to do the activity in class. See the Teacher Notes for either calculator.
We will begin with 20 fun trivia facts about the Super Bowl, including how it got its name. These are great class starters – fun and interesting!

Enjoy…

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Student Activity TI-83/84/84CE  (TI-Nspire version is very similar)

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To see where I will be speaking and/or providing Professional Development in 2019, go to:       bit.ly/TomReardon2019

Contact me with questions or suggestions:  tom@tomreardon.com

 

 

Burning of Fossil Fuels and Carbon

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This is a TI-84 activity that uses Mathematical Modeling and Climate Change data. Here is where you can get the data for a TI-84 or TI-84 CE: BURNFOSS program.   You can get the student sheet here: Fossil Fuel and Carbon Student and the teacher notes and solutions here: Fossil Fuel and Carbon Teacher. Or you can get all 3 files in a zip folder here:  Fossil Fuel and Carbon ALL Files .

Here is the student pdf:

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