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Teaching Math : A Video Library, 9-12
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1.

Introduction [electronic resource]

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Presents an overview of the components of the video library.
Online
1996
2.

Alice to the Moon [electronic resource]

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Focuses on Alice in Wonderland to present a lesson on algebra and functions for a tenth-grade class.
Online
1996
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Group Test [electronic resource]

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Students work in groups to solve test problems on mathematical modeling and functions.
Online
1996
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Exploring Functions [electronic resource]

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Students practice process standards such as reasoning and problem-solving as they work in groups to solve two equations using more than one method, such as graphing, algebra or geometry.
Online
1996
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Bungee Jump [electronic resource]

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Students work with functions and statistics while they investigate the mathematics of bungee jumping.
Online
1996
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Staircase Problem [electronic resource]

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Challenges students to identify a pattern and then find a rule that determines the pattern.
Online
1996
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Ferris Wheel [electronic resource]

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Uses the concept of a ferris wheel as students work with functions, algebra, geometry and trigonometry.
Online
1996
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Properties of Parallelograms [electronic resource]

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Focuses on geometry from a synthetic perspective and mathematical structure where students create parallelograms. Students are encouraged to use mathematical vocabulary as they explain how their work illustrates the properties of a parallelogram.
Online
1996
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Finding Proof [electronic resource]

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Introduces the historical context of proofs and Greek mathematician Thales, who sought proof for mathematical conclusions.
Online
1996
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Exploring Congruence [electronic resource]

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Students focus on geometry from a synthetic perspective and mathematical structure as they draw triangles using specific measurements.
Online
1996
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Enveloping Functions [electronic resource]

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Reviews graphing in cases when the coefficient of the function is a number and the coefficient is a variable.
Online
1996
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Calculator-Based Labs [electronic resource]

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Student groups learn how they will conduct two experiments using the Calculator-Based Laboratory (CBL) system, a temperature probe and a motion detector attached to graphing calculators.
Online
1996
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Taxicabs [electronic resource]

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Students share their homework on the probability of taxicabs starting downtown and ending downtown after two fares.
Online
1996
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Fish Derby [electronic resource]

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In a linear programming problem, students work in groups using the data they gathered and information on fishes' breeding and feeding habits to determine optimal fish populations in a fictional pond.
Online
1996
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Maximizing Profits [electronic resource]

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A class is divided into small groups to discuss problem-solving strategies, such as finding a verbal model, assigning labels, and writing an algebraic model based on maximizing profit on sales of necklaces and bracelets.
Online
1996
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Conjectures Through Graphing [electronic resource]

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Students work in groups to solve four problems on derivatives of exponential functions.
Online
1996
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Problem Solving [electronic resource]

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Presents excerpts from 10 classrooms where students are learning mathematics through problem solving. Teachers use multilayered tasks to engage students in making conjectures, constructing meaning, and developing strategies.
Online
1996
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Communication [electronic resource]

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Presents excerpts of seven classrooms that demonstrate communication about mathematical ideas in a range of formats, including whole-class discussions, small groups, writing, and student presentations.
Online
1996
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Reasoning [electronic resource]

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Provides excerpts of seven classrooms that show students reasoning about mathematical ideas in whole-class discussions, small group work, and class presentations.
Online
1996
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Connections [electronic resource]

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In excerpts from eight classrooms, students make connections within mathematics, to other disciplines, and to situations in the real world.
Online
1996