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 Help Me Graph!Technology:  Graphing appletCourse:  AlgebraSource:  http://www.coolmath.com/graphit/Description:  This website is great for giving students help in graphing.  It shows them basic equations and graphs.  It then goes on to explain all the buttons on the graphing calculator and what they are used for.  I love this website, because students cannot use the excuse that they didn’t have a calculator at home. What is a Triangle?Technology:  Interactive GeoboardCourse:  GeometrySource:  http://standards.nctm.org/document/eexamples/chap4/4.2/index.htm#appletDescription:  Making Triangles, focuses attention on the concept of triangle, helping students understand the mathematical meaning of a triangle and the idea of congruence, or sameness, in geometry. In the next part, Where Will I Ever See This?Technology:  Power PointCourse:  GeometrySource:  http://www.nebo.edu/misc/learning_resources/ppt/6-12/geometry.ppt#256,1,Slide 1Description:  As math teachers we all here that infamous question “Where will I ever use this?”  Well, here is the answer.  This power point presentation takes Geometry topics and gives AWESOME graphics from real life examples.  This activity can be used on a day where you have to have a great filler that is meaningful to the students. Why Do I Have to Take Algebra?Technology:  Internet/Interactive Math ActivitiesCourse:  AlgebraSource:  http://www.mathgoodies.com/articles/connect_math.htmlDescription:  Students tend to like one subject more than they like the others that they are required to take to graduate.  So, this website is great at showing the students that the math they are learning can enhance what they are learning in their other classes.  The website connects math topics to each of the other core classes that students have to take.  It then gives interactive lessons that teach the math concept and relate it to the other subjects. Interior Angles of a PolygonTechnology:  Geometers SketchpadCourse:  GeometrySource:  http://faculty.kutztown.edu/schaeffe/GSP/Otis_GSP.pdfDescription:  GSP is a great tool for students to be able to create what they are learning about and not just practice and practice.  They can also prove things without writing out tedious proofs.  This particular activity walks students through discovering the sum of the interior angles of any polygon. They Always Add to 360!Technology:  Geometers SketchpadCourse:  GeometrySource:  http://faculty.kutztown.edu/schaeffe/GSP/Snyder_GSP.pdfDescription:  It is so frustrating when students do not remember that the exterior angles of any polygon always add to 360.  This activity is a great way for them to discover this on their own.  I believe that once you discover something on your own, you tend to remember it a little more than when someone just tells you something. Let’s Play BallTechnology:  Graphing CalculatorCourse:  AlgebraSource:  http://faculty.kutztown.edu/schaeffe/CalcActivities/Snyder_GC.pdfDescription:  I love this activity.  The teacher can take the students out to the bleachers and gather the information needed by themselves.  Once they have the information needed, this activity guides the students through using their calculators to graph what they have just done outside in real life.  The graphs will look exactly like what they have just done. Valentine’s DayTechnology:  Graphing CalculatorCourse:  AlgebraSource:  http://faculty.kutztown.edu/schaeffe/CalcActivities/Stetzel_GC.pdfDescription: Graphing complex equations in polar coordinates can be tedious and time consuming. The graphing calculator enables us to quickly generate curves in polar coordinates. By graphing a selection of formulas for related curves, we can easily discover how variations in the equation affect the appearance of the curve. In this activity, we’ll be investigating the rose curve. What’s In a Number?Technology:  TI-82Course:  Algebra 1 PartsSource:  http://www.wpunj.edu/icip/itm/Lessonpl/calc/portos/perfect.htmlDescription:  The purpose of this lesson is to help students understand the differences among deficient, abundant, and perfect numbers and to help them determine a few perfect numbers.

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Help Me Graph!Technology:  Graphing appletCourse:  AlgebraSource:  http://www.coolmath.com/graphit/Description:  This website is great for giving students help in graphing.  It shows them basic equations and graphs.  It then goes on to explain all the buttons on the graphing calculator and what they are used for.  I love this website, because students cannot use the excuse that they didn’t have a calculator at home.  What is a Triangle?Technology:  Interactive GeoboardCourse:  GeometrySource:  http://standards.nctm.org/document/eexamples/chap4/4.2/index.htm#appletDescription:  Making Triangles, focuses attention on the concept of triangle, helping students understand the mathematical meaning of a triangle and the idea of congruence, or sameness, in geometry. In the next Where Will I Ever See This? Technology:  Power PointCourse:  GeometrySource:  http://www.nebo.edu/misc/learning_resources/ppt/6-12/geometry.ppt#256,1,Slide 1Description:  As math teachers we all here that infamous question “Where will I ever use this?”  Well, here is the answer.  This power point presentation takes Geometry topics and gives AWESOME graphics from real life examples.  This activity can be used on a day where you have to have a great filler that is meaningful to the students. Why Do I Have to Take Algebra?Technology:  Internet/Interactive Math ActivitiesCourse:  AlgebraSource:  http://www.mathgoodies.com/articles/connect_math.htmlDescription:  Students tend to like one subject more than they like the others that they are required to take to graduate.  So, this website is great at showing the students that the math they are learning can enhance what they are learning in their other classes.  The website connects math topics to each of the other core classes that students have to take.  It then gives interactive lessons that teach the math concept and relate it to the other subjects.Interior Angles of a PolygonTechnology:  Geometers SketchpadCourse:  GeometrySource:  http://faculty.kutztown.edu/schaeffe/GSP/Otis_GSP.pdfDescription:  GSP is a great tool for students to be able to create what they are learning about and not just practice and practice.  They can also prove things without writing out tedious proofs.  This particular activity walks students through discovering the sum of the interior angles of any polygon. Let’s Play BallTechnology:  Graphing CalculatorCourse:  AlgebraSource:  http://faculty.kutztown.edu/schaeffe/CalcActivities/Snyder_GC.pdfDescription:  I love this activity.  The teacher can take the students out to the bleachers and gather the information needed by themselves.  Once they have the information needed, this activity guides the students through using their calculators to graph what they have just done outside in real life.  The graphs will look exactly like what they have just done.