By tpm | April 19, 2011
As I promised at my presentations at NCTM last week, I am posting the Word files for worksheets I handed out. I know not everyone who stopped by was able to pick up a copy, especially at the second presentation, because by then the crowds had really picked up. I really appreciate everyone who took the time to listen. If you are a teacher, feel free to use these handouts with your class.
Lesson: Picture Plot for the Casio Prizm
Level: Algebra II to Pre-Calculus
Topics Covered: Linear regressions, quadratic regressions, roots, relative maximum, tangent lines, inverse trigonometry, projectile motion
My first lesson covered the basics of picture plot, as well as a hodgepodge of more sophisticated questions you could explore using picture plot. This lesson covers both still images and animated flip books.
Click here to download the Picture Plot on the Prizm document file.
Lesson: Statistics on the Casio Prizm
Level: Algebra I
Topics Covered: Linear regressions, equation of a line, slope, y-intercepts.
My second lesson is an exploration of height vs. shoe size. It involves having students poll their friends for data, creating a line of best fit, and then using that line of best fit to make predictions about shoe size based on a person’s height.
Click here to download the line of best fit on the Prizm document file.