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1b. Teachers engage students in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems using digital tools and resources.
- I think this would be a good idea for a project in the Precalculus class. Use the internet to find applications of the sine or cosine function. Find data on the Internet that can be modeled by using a sine or cosine curve. Graph the data and the sine or cosine function that approximates it on the same axes.
2a. Teachers design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and creativity.
- I have the students Match My Graph on the TI Navigator. They have to use their knowledge of a function and its graph to write an equation that matches the one on the screen. This can be done at all three levels I teach--Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Precalculus. When they write an incorrect equation, we can discuss what caused a result that was not planned.
- In Precalculus, students explore various polar graphs on their calculators, comparing to find similarities and differences.
2d. Teachers provide students with multiple and varied formative and summative assessments aligned with content and technology standards and use resulting data to inform learning and teaching.
- I use the navigator quick poll to gather immediate feedback on the students' understanding of new material and later to check for mastery. Learnchecks delivered on the navigator provide a quiz type answers to skill mastery. We use the navigator to have the students "Match My Graph" to determine if they can produce the equation for a given graph that we've been studying.