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Effect of Coefficient of x^0 on Parabola Vertex part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest, a Question of the Day, and a Write-pair-share activity concerning the effect of the coefficient of x^0 (i.e., the constant, c) on the vertex of a parabola where a and b are arbitrarily fixed values in f(x)=ax^2+bx+c.

Effect of Coefficient of x^2 on Parabola Shape part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest, a Question of the Day, and a Write-pair-share activity concerning the effect of the coefficient of x^2 on the shape of a parabola where b and c are arbitrarily fixed values in f(x)=ax^2+bx+c.

Effect of Coefficient of x on Parabola Vertex (b < 0) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest, a Question of the Day, and a Write-pair-share activity concerning the effect of the coefficient of x on the vertex of a parabola where a>0, b<0 and a and c are fixed values in f(x)=ax^2+bx+c.

Effect of Initial Value on Graph of Exponential Function (C < 0) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest and a Question of the Day activity concerning the effect of the initial value, C, on the y-intercept and position of an exponential function where C<0 and k is an arbitrarily fixed value in f(x)=Ce^(kx

Effect of Proportionality Constant on Exponential Graph (k < 0) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest and a Question of the Day activity concerning the effect of the proportionality constant, k, on the y-intercept and position of an exponential graph where k<0 and C is an arbitrarily fixed value in f(x)=Ce^(kx).

Effect of Initial Value on Graph of Exponential Function (C>0) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest and a Question of the Day activity concerning the effect of the initial value, C, on the y-intercept and position of an exponential function where C>0 and k is an arbitrarily fixed value in f(x)=Ce^(kx).

U.S. Population Growth: What Does the Future Hold? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

College Algebra or Liberal Arts math students are presented with a ConcepTest, a Question of the Day and a write-pair-share activity involving U.S. population growth. The results are quite revealing and show that while students may have learned how to perform the necessary calculations, their conceptual understanding concerning exponential growth may remain faulty. Student knowledge (or lack thereof) of the size of our population and its annual growth rate may also be surprising.

How Much Work is Required: Intuition vs. Mathematical Calculation part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

This classroom activity presents Calculus II students with some Flash tutorials involving work and pumping liquids and a simple question concerning the amount of work involved in pumping water out of two full containers having the same shape and size but different spatial orientations.

Question of the Day: Writing an Abstract part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Question of the Day

The purpose of this activity is to help you identify key components of a science paper, and clarify the purpose and content of an abstract. A good abstract is just a brief description of the contents of a paper. ...

Question of the Day: Efficiency of Food Production part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Question of the Day

The figure below shows a simple food chain for land production. How much solar energy does a vegetarian utilize when eating 1,000 calories of plant material? Use the information from the figure to calculate this. ...

Question of the Day: Regeneration of Fish part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Question of the Day

The two figures shown above are from the The Fishing Game (more info) game. They show the number of new fish per year that are added to the fish "stock," depending on the maximum number of fish that the ...

Question of the Day: Ocean Waves #2 part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Question of the Day

Surfers know that the best waves from distant storms have periods of about 14 seconds. The object of this activity is to compute how long it takes the 14 second period waves to travel 6,000 km across the pacific. ...

Question of the Day: Ocean Waves #1 part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Question of the Day

Sketch a simple diagram of an ocean wave and label its crest, trough, and wavelength. You are in a boat and you have a stop watch. How do you measure the period of the ocean waves passing beneath you? What ...

Question of the Day: The Structure of the Earth part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Question of the Day

On the cross-section diagram below, label: Crust. Mantle. Lithosphere. Asthenosphere. The depth to the boundaries between each of the above specified layers. The direction of lithospheric motion. Where you would ...

Question of the Day: Plate Boundary Characteristics part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Question of the Day

What kind of plate tectonic process or boundary would you expect if you find a seafloor region with: 1. A long, narrow linear or gently curving deep valley, earthquakes to depths of several hundred km, and ...

Question of the Day: Making a Scientific Argument part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Question of the Day

A scientific argument must persuade the reader that the data you present, and your arguments are strong enough, to support your theory, model, or proposed action. The effective writer will make it easy for the ...

Question of the Day: Flow of Winds and Moisture part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Question of the Day

This activity addresses the flow of surface winds and moisture. On the figure below, draw a)direction of air flow (winds), b) locations with highest evaporation from the sea surface, and zone(s) of maximum ...

Question of the Day: Weather part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Question of the Day

To answer the questions, refer to the map below and the wind belt map. The question refers to an imaginary continent named "Xeyna," which is populated by a fierce band of female warriors, which is ...

Question of the Day: ANWR Drilling Policy part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Question of the Day

ANWR Drilling Policy Debate (Acrobat (PDF) 118kB Jun16 04) Activity Sheet and Reading The author's calculations yield the following: An average US car mileage increase of five miles per gallon would reduce oil ...