Sitcom Activity TI-84 and TI-84 CE

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Math modeling activity for grades 8 and above.

Click here to get all files: student worksheet, teacher notes, program with data. You can download the zip folder, or download each individual file.

The following is the Student Activity.

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The following are the Teacher Notes and Solutions.

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The following is the program that places the data into a TI-83, TI-84, or TI-84 CE. You do not need to type it into the calculator. This program is in the zip folder mentioned at the beginning of this blog.

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U.S. Debt Activity

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This is a TI-84 activity that uses data from the United States debt over time. It can easily be done with other technologies.
You can get the student sheet here: US Debt Student Activity and the teacher notes and solutions here: US Debt Activity Teacher Notes.  You can get the TI-84 data here: US_Debt. Or you can get all 3 files in a zip folder: US Debt Activity ALL Files .

Here is the student pdf:

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Here is the teacher notes and solutions pdf:

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See the link to the US Debt Clock  above. Enjoy …

 

Climate Change and Normal Curves

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This is a TI-84 activity that uses Normal Curves and Climate Change data. It can easily be done with other technologies. A special thank you to Jerry Moreno of John Carroll University for his assistance in understanding and interpreting this data.

You can get the student sheet here: Climate Change and Normal Curves Student and the teacher notes and solutions here: Climate Change and Normal Curves Teacher. You can get the pdf of the 4 normal curves here: Climate Change and Normal Curves 4 Curves.   Or you can get all 3 files in a zip folder: Climate Change and Normal Curves ALL Files .
Here is the student pdf:

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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

Student 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.

Link to the Student Activity PDF.

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

Student PDF with Scottsdale data:

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