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Around the World in 80 Days

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

This activity can be used alone in math class or as an interdisciplinary unit. The activity can also be used as a unit or as a warm-up or daily lesson for 80 days. Students will 'visit' locations around the world much like in the book "Around the World in 80 Days." In TI-Navigator Activity Center, they will use their knowledge of mathematics and functions to submit equations to fit a line, curve, etc.. in the picture.

Before the Activity

Download or find various images of sites in different countries for students to use in modeling functions.

During the Activity

Students will "visit" locations around the world much like in the book "Around the World in 80 Days." In TI-Navigator Activity Center, they will use their knowledge of mathematics and functions to submit equations to fit a line, curve, etc.. in the picture.

The level of the activity is easily adaptable from Middle School to Advanced mathematics, just by changing the object you want them to match on the graph with an equation.

I have included several picture files, but you may also want to choose your own. Just be careful to check the resolution to make sure they show up clearly in TI-Navigator.

After the Activity

Here are other images to consider.