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Function Transformations

A collection of data from bouncing balls to pendulum swings and discharging capacitors are included in this activity for students to model. In each example the original function is presented and students determine the appropriate transformations to f(x) so that it models the collected data.
  • Aust Senior
  • TI-84 Plus CE
4

Function Transformations

A collection of data from bouncing balls to pendulum swings, discharging capacitors and Olympic rings are included in this activity for students to model. In each example the original function is presented and students determine the appropriate transformations of f(x) so that it models the data (or rings).
  • Aust Senior
  • TI-Nspire™ CX CAS
  • TI-Nspire™ CX
15

Vector Graphics

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Vectors can be used to solve quite complex problems, in this activity students use position vectors in component form to describe points on the Cartesian plane. Students then explore these points, located on the function y = 1/x forming a triangle with some very interesting properties.

  • Aust Senior
  • TI-84 Plus CE
7

Vector Graphics

Vectors can be used to solve quite complex problems. In this activity students use position vectors to describe points on the Cartesian plane. Students explore three points located on the function y = 1/x forming a triangle with interesting properties.
  • Aust Senior
  • TI-Nspire™ CX
1

Vector Graphics

Vectors can be used to solve quite complex problems, in this activity students use position vectors to describe points on the Cartesian plane. Students explore three points located on the function y = 1/x forming a triangle with interesting properties.
  • Aust Senior
  • TI-Nspire™ CX CAS
22

Pascals Triangle Hidden Gem

Pascal's Triangle goes way beyond coefficients of binominal expansions and combinatorics. In this activity students are introduced to the basics but go on to explore other relationships and patterns such as the triangular and tetrahedral numbers, Fibonacci sequence and even Euler's number. There are so many hidden gems in this amazing triangle.
  • Aust Senior
  • TI-84 Plus CE
8

Metallic Numbers

The Golden Ratio and its association with the Fibonacci sequence is well know, but there is much more to explore. Variants of the Fibonacci sequence of the form t(n+2)=t(n)+a.t(n+1) also generate specific ratios. For a = 2 the ratio is referred to as the Silver Ratio, for a = 3, the Bronze Ratio. Collectively these are called the metallic ratios where a = 1 is the specific case and equals the Golden Ratio.
  • Aust Senior
  • TI-84 Plus CE
10

Pascals Triangle Hidden Gems (NC)

Pascal’s Triangle goes way beyond coefficients of binomial expansions and combinatorics. In this activity students are introduced to these basics but go on to explore other relationships and patterns such as the triangular and tetrahedral numbers, the Fibonacci sequence and even Euler’s number. There are so many hidden gems in this amazing triangle.
  • Aust Senior
  • TI-Nspire™ CX
3

Pascals Triangle Hidden Gems

Pascal’s Triangle goes way beyond coefficients of binomial expansions and combinatorics. In this activity students are introduced to these basics but go on to explore other relationships and patterns such as the triangular and tetrahedral numbers, the Fibonacci sequence and even Euler’s number. There are so many hidden gems in this amazing triangle.
  • Aust Senior
  • TI-Nspire™ CX CAS
9

Quadratic Relations Test 3A

This assessment resource is suitable for Chapter Three of the Jacaranda VCE Year 11 Mathematical Methods textbook. The assessment resource is available as a TI-Nspire file or PDF. The TI-Nspire file provides for automated whole class correction and feedback via the TI-Navigator system (Exam) or as automated correction for individual review (Self Check). TI-Nspire users can add, delete or edit any of the questions provided.
  • Aust Senior
  • TI-Nspire™ CX
  • TI-Nspire™ CX CAS
7

Introduction to Parabolas

Students start with a simple paper folding task that leads to a dynamic geometry approach to the construction of a parabolas. Students gain a better appreciation of a parabola and its properties when they know how it is constructed.

  • Middle
  • TI-Nspire™ CX
  • TI-Nspire™ CX CAS
9

Greedy Pig

A very popular probability game, but it is so much more than an end of lesson filler. In this activity students start with the traditional approach of playing and exploring, however they are soon challenged to explore strategies and determine the expected value. In the extension students are challenged to consider a responsive strategy.
  • Middle
  • Aust Senior
  • TI-Nspire™ CX
  • TI-Nspire™ CX CAS
9

Algebraic Functions Test 2A

This assessment resource is suitable for Chapter Two of the Jacaranda VCE Year 11 Mathematical Methods textbook. The TI-Nspire file provides for automated whole class correction and feedback via the TI-Navigator system (Exam) or as automated correction for individual review (Self Check). TI-Nspire users can add, delete or edit any of the questions provided. The companion PDF provides the same questions in a printed format. Whichever option you chose, this free assessment resource will save you time.
  • Aust Senior
  • TI-Nspire™ CX
  • TI-Nspire™ CX CAS
5

Going Around in Circles

This activity includes a collection of circle - angle relationship for students to explore and prove. Scaffolded instructions are included in the TI-Nspire file to help students build confidence and develop structure to their proof.
  • Aust Senior
  • TI-Nspire™ CX
  • TI-Nspire™ CX CAS
5

Six Trig Functions

The six trigonometric functions: sine, cosine, tangent, secant, cosecant and cotangent are all inter-connected. In this activity students use a dynamic representation of the unit circle with each trigonometric function to identify relationships. They see why co-sine, co-tangent and co-secant are so named and where the identities come from, including the opportunity to build their own.
  • Aust Senior
  • TI-Nspire™ CX CAS
  • TI-Nspire™ CX
9