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Pinwheels for Peace 2019

One of the yearly activities I look forward to at my school is our annual Pinwheels for Peace celebration. Pinwheels for Peace is a school-wide, cross-curricular project that occurs every September. At my school, the project is headed up by by my super-talented, award-winning art teacher neighbor, Shelley Self. September 21st is International Day of …

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Two Truths and a Lie: Parent Functions

My Algebra 2 students have traditionally struggled with identifying which parent function goes with a graph or a table of data points.  Last year, I had the bright idea to start off the year with parent functions.  That failed.  Miserably. This year, I’ve saved them for the end of the year.  This has worked better. …

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Graphing and Describing Functions Worksheet

I created this graphing functions worksheet to wrap up our unit on parent functions. I wanted them to synthesize all of the information we had learned about parent functions and describing graphs. Students received 6 of these papers and 6 functions to complete the questions about.  One equation per parent function. Free Download of Graphing …

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Parent Functions Card Sort Activity

I created this parent functions card sort activity for my Algebra 2 students. This activity is intended to give students practice matching equations, graphs, and tables. It also introduces them to the concept of a “window” on the graphing calculator. I actually ended up giving this to students on their very first day of using …

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Algebra Aerobics Stick Figure Posters

These Algebra Aerobics Stick Figure Posters are a fun way to display the different types of parent functions in your classroom. These posters are a free resource provided by OKMathTeachers.com.   The OKMath website has a pdf file you can download of 15 different full page stick figure equations.  Sadly, the graph of y=sin x …

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