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NY-AII-F.BF.1b

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Why Do Elephants Have Wrinkled Skin?

Have you noticed how wrinkled an elephant's skin is? What purpose does it serve and what does math have to do with explaining this phenomenon? Well, the explanation for an elephant's wrinkled skin is almost entirely a math story. 

In this module students explore rational expressions and functions in the context of the ratio of surface area and volume for various three-dimensional figures. Such figures can be used to model the basic shapes of animals.

This ratio reveals a lot about how an animal is able to retain heat or lose it rapidly, depending on the animal's habitat. The geometry of heat transfer also has applications in architecture and design.

What your students will learn:

  • Calculate the ratio of surface area and volume
  • Graph rational functions
  • Solve real-world problems using rational functions

Make sure your students know the basics of rational numbers and functions. 

Algebra Applications Teacher's Guide: Functions and Relations

This is the Teacher's Guide that accompanies Algebra Applications: Functions and Relations.

To view the full video: https://www.media4math.com/library/algebra-applications-functions-and-relations

This video includes a Video Transcript: https://www.media4math.com/library/video-transcript-algebra-applications-functions-and-relations

Applications of Functions and Relations

Algebra Applications Teacher's Guide: Linear Functions

This is the Teacher's Guide that accompanies Algebra Applications: Linear Functions.

To view the full video: https://www.media4math.com/library/video-algebra-applications-linear-functions

This video includes a Video Transcript: https://www.media4math.com/library/video-transcript-algebra-applications-linear-functions

Applications of Linear Functions

VIDEO: Algebra Applications: Quadratic Functions

In this episode of Algebra Applications, three real-world explorations of quadratic functions are developed: Pyrotechnics. Fireworks displays are elegant examples of quadratic functions. Forensics. The distance a car travels even after the brakes are applied can be described through a quadratic function. Medicine. From the time a baby is born to the time it reaches 36 months of age, there is dramatic growth in height and weight. An analysis of CDC data reveals a number of quadratic models.

This video includes a Video Transcript: https://www.media4math.com/library/video-transcript-algebra-applications-quadratic-functions

This video includes a Teacher's Guide: https://www.media4math.com/library/algebra-applications-teachers-guide-quadratic-functions

Applications of Quadratic Functions, Graphs of Quadratic Functions

VIDEO: Algebra Nspirations: Linear Functions

In this program, internationally acclaimed mathematics educator Dr. Monica Neagoy, explores the nature of linear functions through the use TI graphing calculators. Examples ranging from air travel, construction, engineering, and space travel provide real-world examples for discovering algebraic concepts. All examples are solved algebraically and then reinforced through the use of the TI-Nspire. Algebra teachers looking to integrate hand-held technology and visual media into their instruction will benefit greatly from this series. Concepts explored: Standard form, slope-intercept form, point-slope form, solving linear equations.

This video includes a Teacher's Guide: https://www.media4math.com/library/algebra-nspirations-teachers-guide-linear-functions

This video includes a Video Transcript: https://www.media4math.com/library/video-transcript-algebra-nspirations-linear-functions

This video includes a Promethean Flipchart: https://www.media4math.com/library/promethean-flipchart-algebra-nspirations-linear-functions

Applications of Linear Functions

VIDEO: Algebra Nspirations: Quadratic Functions

In this program, the TI-Nspire is used to explore the nature of quadratic functions. Examples ranging from space travel and projectile motion provide real-world examples for discovering algebraic concepts. All examples are solved graphically. The teacher’s guide provides all keystrokes shown in the video, as well as providing support for TI-84 users. Algebra teachers looking to integrate hand-held technology and visual media into their instruction will benefit greatly from this series. Concepts explored: Quadratic functions and equations, standard form, graphing quadratic equations, solving quadratic equations graphically.

This video includes a Teacher's Guide: https://www.media4math.com/library/algebra-nspirations-teachers-guide-quadratic-functions

This video includes a Video Transcript: https://www.media4math.com/library/video-transcript-algebra-nspirations-quadratic-functions

This video includes a Promethean Flipchart: https://www.media4math.com/library/promethean-flipchart-algebra-nspirations-quadratic-functions

Applications of Quadratic Functions, Graphs of Quadratic Functions

Closed Captioned Video: Algebra Applications: Linear Functions

In this episode of Algebra Applications, three real-world explorations of linear functions are developed: Sports. The relationship between slope and grade in cycling is explored. Oil Exploration. A linear regression of oil consumption data over the past 25 years reveals an interesting pattern. Health. The maximum heart rate from aerobic exercise is a linear function dependent on age. Students are asked to develop a data table based on the function. 

A Video Transcript is available for this tutorial at this Link

Note: The download is Media4Math's guide to closed captioned videos.

Other Closed Captioned Videos

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Closed Captioned Video: Algebra Applications: Quadratic Functions

In this episode of Algebra Applications, three real-world explorations of quadratic functions are developed: Pyrotechnics. Fireworks displays are elegant examples of quadratic functions. Forensics. The distance a car travels even after the brakes are applied can be described through a quadratic function. Medicine. From the time a baby is born to the time it reaches 36 months of age, there is dramatic growth in height and weight. An analysis of CDC data reveals a number of quadratic models.

A Video Transcript is available for this tutorial at this Link

Note: The download is Media4Math's guide to closed captioned videos.

Other Closed Captioned Videos

To see the complete collection of Closed Captioned Videos, click on this Link

AlgApps--QuadraticFunctions00.jpg Applications of Quadratic Functions, Graphs of Quadratic Functions

Closed Captioned Video: Algebra Nspirations: Linear Functions

In this program, internationally acclaimed mathematics educator Dr. Monica Neagoy, explores the nature of linear functions through the use TI graphing calculators. Examples ranging from air travel, construction, engineering, and space travel provide real-world examples for discovering algebraic concepts. All examples are solved algebraically and then reinforced through the use of the TI-Nspire. Algebra teachers looking to integrate hand-held technology and visual media into their instruction will benefit greatly from this series. Concepts explored: Standard form, slope-intercept form, point-slope form, solving linear equations.

A Video Transcript is available for this tutorial at this Link

Note: The download is Media4Math's guide to closed captioned videos.

Other Closed Captioned Videos

To see the complete collection of Closed Captioned Videos, click on this Link

AlgNsp--LinearFunctions00.jpg Applications of Linear Functions

Closed Captioned Video: Algebra Nspirations: Quadratic Functions

In this program, the TI-Nspire is used to explore the nature of quadratic functions. Examples ranging from space travel and projectile motion provide real-world examples for discovering algebraic concepts. All examples are solved graphically. The teacher’s guide provides all keystrokes shown in the video, as well as providing support for TI-84 users. Algebra teachers looking to integrate hand-held technology and visual media into their instruction will benefit greatly from this series. Concepts explored: Quadratic functions and equations, standard form, graphing quadratic equations, solving quadratic equations graphically.

A Video Transcript is available for this tutorial at this Link

Note: The download is Media4Math's guide to closed captioned videos.

Other Closed Captioned Videos

To see the complete collection of Closed Captioned Videos, click on this Link

AlgNsp--QuadraticFunctions00.jpg Applications of Quadratic Functions, Graphs of Quadratic Functions

Instructional Resource: Applications of Linear Functions: Circumference vs. Diameter

In this Slide Show, apply concepts of linear functions to the context of circumference vs. diameter.

Note: The download is a PPT file.

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Instructional Resource: Applications of Linear Functions: Cost vs. Time

In this Slide Show, apply concepts of linear functions to the context of cost vs. time data and graphs.

Note: The download is a PPT file.

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Instructional Resource: Applications of Linear Functions: Cricket Chirps

In this Slide Show, apply concepts of linear functions to the context of cricket chirps.

Note: The download is a PPT file.

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Instructional Resource: Applications of Linear Functions: Distance vs. Time

In this Slide Show, apply concepts of linear functions to the context of distance vs. time data and graphs.

Note: The download is a PPT file.

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Instructional Resource: Applications of Linear Functions: Hooke's Law

In this Slide Show, apply concepts of linear functions to the context of Hooke's law.

Note: The download is a PPT file.

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Instructional Resource: Applications of Linear Functions: Momentum and Impulse

In this Slide Show, apply concepts of linear functions to the context of momentum and impulse.

Note: The download is a PPT file.

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Instructional Resource: Applications of Linear Functions: Perimeter of a Rectangle

In this Slide Show, apply concepts of linear functions to the context of rectangular perimeter.

Note: The download is a PPT file.

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Instructional Resource: Applications of Linear Functions: Saving Money

In this Slide Show, apply concepts of linear functions to the context of saving money.

Note: The download is a PPT file.

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Instructional Resource: Applications of Linear Functions: Speed and acceleration

In this Slide Show, apply concepts of linear functions to the context of speed and acceleration.

Note: The download is a PPT file.

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Instructional Resource: Applications of Linear Functions: Temperature Conversion

In this Slide Show, apply concepts of linear functions to the context of converting Celsius and Fahrenheit temperatures.

Note: The download is a PPT file.

Related Resources

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INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE: Linear Function Models

In this Slide Show, learn about linear function models. Note: The download is a PPT file.

Applications of Linear Functions

INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE: Quadratic Function Models

In this Slide Show, learn about graphs of quadratic functions. Note: The download is a PPT file.

Applications of Quadratic Functions, Graphs of Quadratic Functions

Math in the News: Issue 102--Why Ebola Is So Dangerous

November 2014. In this issue of Math in the News we examine the ebola virus. We develop a matematical model for viral growth to show why it is such a dangerous virus. Note: The download is a PPT file.

To see all the issues of Math in the News, click on this link.

Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Math in the News: Issue 107--Thanksgiving Temps

November 2015. In this issue of Math in the News we explore logarithmic functions to model the thawing of frozen turkeys. We look at USDA guidelines to determine data points and use a graphing calculator to create mathematical models. Note: The download is a PPT file.

To see all the issues of Math in the News, click on this link.

Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

VIDEO: Algebra Applications: Linear Functions

In this episode of Algebra Applications, three real-world explorations of linear functions are developed: Sports. The relationship between slope and grade in cycling is explored. Oil Exploration. A linear regression of oil consumption data over the past 25 years reveals an interesting pattern. Health. The maximum heart rate from aerobic exercise is a linear function dependent on age. Students are asked to develop a data table based on the function.

This video includes a Video Transcript: https://www.media4math.com/library/video-transcript-algebra-applications-linear-functions

This video includes a Teacher's Guide: https://www.media4math.com/library/algebra-applications-teachers-guide-linear-functions

Special Functions, Applications of Linear Functions