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Three Pawsitively Fun TI-Nspire Math Activities

Posted 08/26/2018 by Curtis Brown

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We love our dogs! In fact, they motivated us to write a math few activities where dogs are the stars. Math doesn't have to be 'ruff' 😉. These engaging canine 'nspired lessons can be used in middle grades and Algebra 1.

1. Introduction to Rates

In this TI-Nspire CX activity from the Building Concepts series, students explore the concept of a unit-rate, and discover that equivalent ratios have the same unit rate, all while making sure that all the puppies are sharing food in a fair way.

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You can view and download the full TI-Nspire activity on our website.

2. Mean as Fair Share

In this TI-Nspire CX activity from the Building Concepts series, students revisit the dogs from the Introduction to rates lesson, but now with a focus on the mean. Students will discover and exercise the concept as mean as a fair share value.

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You can view and download the full TI-Nspire activity on our website.

3. Dog Days or Dog Years

The “dog days of summer” are wrapping up soon. Have your students get back into gear with this fun TI-Nspire activity. Students will explore input/output relationships as they describe domain, range, and linear functions in the context of converting dog ages into human years.

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You can view and download the full TI-Nspire activity on our website.


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