The Math Behind Keeping the Field Warm So That Snow and Ice Does Not Accumulate
Link to ALL the files – for TI-84 and TI-Nspire
Below are the student and teacher versions for the TI-84. The TI-Nspire versions are similar.
Integrating: mathematics, technology, pedagogy, problem solving
May 8, 2018
May 7, 2018
April 16, 2018
How many straws are used in the United States each day? If they were connected, would they wrap around the earth at the Equator? In one year, would the length of straws reach the moon? How many times? What is the volume of this plastic for one year? How deep would it be on a football field?
This activity was written for middle and high school math teachers and their students.
In this blog below you will see the Student Activity followed by the Teachers Notes and Solutions. Both of these are available to be downloaded in pdf from this link: Plastic Straw Activity
The solutions were done with a TI-84 CE but could also be done with a TI-84 or TI-Nspire. We hope this provides a good mathematics lesson along with social awareness for the environment.
March 12, 2018
Click here to go to the website that contains all the materials. Obtain all the files for the TI-84, TI-84 CE, and TI-Nspire: student pdf’s, teacher pdf’s, 84 program, TI-Nspire document.
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The following is the Teacher’s Notes of the activity for the TI-84 and TI-84 CE. It is very similar to the activity for TI-Nspire.
July 7, 2017
This activity was created for two purposes: as a genuine real-world mathematical analysis of data activity and to create social awareness of issues that are confronting many people in the United States and especially in Ohio.
Click here to view a two-minute video from the New York Times explaining the opioid crisis.
January 30, 2017
Idea: the scores of the first 50 Super Bowl football games will be placed into lists on the calculator. On the TI-83/84, 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.
The Teacher Notes also contains 10 fun trivia facts about the Super Bowl, including how it got its name. Enjoy…
Super Bowl Scores Activity 2016 Student Activity
January 2, 2017
This activity can be used at grade 7 or beyond through grade 12. It can be done with either a TI-83/84 or the TI-Nspire. There are two links below – one for doing the activity with a TI-83/84, and one for doing the activity with a TI-Nspire.
Each link contains the student version, the teacher notes, the answer key and other files.
Link to my dropbox with all files to use with a TI-83/84.
Link to my dropbox with all files to use with TI-Nspire.
Link to a video that explains the activity.
Idea: the scores of the first 18 championship college football games will be placed into lists on the calculator. On the TI-83/84, 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.
The Teacher Notes also contains 10 fun trivia facts including some about the history of the College Football Champions since 1869. Enjoy…
Number of football championships since 1869:
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