The Right Stuff
Modules
The Right StuffPromoting materials that engage students in meaningful activities, promote the effective use of technology to support the mathematics, further equip students with stronger problems solving and critical thinking skills, as well as enhance numeracy.
Students will model data obtained from MPG vs MPH with a cubic function. They investigate the rate of change of MPG to MPH.
1.2 Teacher Worksheet with Notes (pdf)
Module 1 zipped file includes the following files:
1.1 Student Worksheet
1.2 Teacher Worksheet
1.3 Excel
1.4 TI Nspire™

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Students will find a model that will enable them to predict the number of hours a generator will run on gallons of fuel based on data obtained experimentally.
2.2 Teacher Worksheet with Notes (pdf)
Module 2 zipped file includes the following files:
2.1 Student Worksheet
2.2 Teacher Worksheet
2.3 Excel
2.4 TI Nspire™

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Students will investigate the number of super snacks sold as the price is changed in order to find the price that gives the maximum revenue.
3.2 Teacher Worksheet with Notes (pdf)
Module 3 zipped file includes the following files:
3.1 Student Worksheet
3.2 Teacher Worksheet
3.3 Excel
3.4 TI Nspire™

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Students will learn the terminology of data mining and be able to calculate support and confidence.
4.2 Teacher Worksheet with Notes (pdf)
Module 4 zipped file includes the following files:
4.1 Student Worksheet
4.2 Teacher Worksheet
4.3 Excel

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Students will investigate the shape of Voronoi diagrams; specifically, finding the edges using linear equations.
5.2 Teacher Worksheet with Notes (pdf)
Module 5 zipped file includes the following files:
5.1 Student Worksheet
5.2 Teacher Worksheet
5.3 Excel
5.4 TI Nspire™

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Students will investigate the quadratic relationship between wind speed and wind pressure.
6.2 Teacher Worksheet with Notes (pdf)
Module 6 zipped file includes the following files:
6.1 Student Worksheet
6.2 Teacher Worksheet
6.3 Excel

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Students will investigate the signal intensity ratio found from MRI graphics in order to predict the amount of iron in the liver.
7.2 Teacher Worksheet with Notes (pdf)
Module 7 zipped file includes the following files:
7.1 Student Worksheet
7.2 Teacher Worksheet
7.3 Excel
7.4 TI Nspire™

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Students will calculate the constants that are used to judge the bioequivalence of two drugs.
8.2 Teacher Worksheet with Notes (pdf)
8.5 Video Model (wmv 25 MB)
Module 8 zipped file includes the following files:
8.1 Student Worksheet
8.2 Teacher Worksheet
8.3 Excel
8.4 TI Nspire™

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Students investigate the area of geometric regions in order to find optimal values.
9.2 Teacher Worksheet with Notes (pdf)
Module 9 zipped file includes the following files:
9.1 Student Worksheet
9.2 Teacher Worksheet
9.3 Excel
9.4 TI Nspire™

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Students investigate the distance from a moving point on a line to another point in order to find a model and the minimum distance.
10.2 Teacher Worksheet with Notes (pdf)
Module 10 zipped file includes the following files:
10.1 Student Worksheet
10.2 Teacher Worksheet
10.3 Excel
10.4 TI Nspire™

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This collection of real world functions requires students to investigate what happens when parameters of a function change. Students will explain how the graph changes as the parameters change. Functions include quadratic, rational, logistic, and exponential.
11.2 Teacher Worksheet with Notes (pdf)
Module 11 zipped file includes the following files:
11.1 Student Worksheet
11.2 Teacher Worksheet
11.3 Excel
11.4 TI Nspire™

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Students will investigate the change in the future value of a single deposit as one of the variables (PV, i or n) is increased while the others remain constant.
12.2 Teacher Worksheet with Notes (pdf)
Module 12 zipped file includes the following files:
12.1 Student Worksheet
12.2 Teacher Worksheet
12.3 Excel
12.4 TI Nspire™

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Students will examine graphs and pictographs.
13.2 Teacher Worksheet with Notes (pdf)
Module 13 zipped file includes the following files:
13.1 Student Worksheet
13.2 Teacher Worksheet
13.3 Excel

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Students investigate data from the Internet on the length of a day, sunrise to sunset. There are several models that might work for data over only 30 to 45 days but what happens after that? This includes an introduction to the sine function.
14.2 Teacher Worksheet with Notes (pdf)
Module 14 zipped file includes the following files:
14.1 Student Worksheet
14.2 Teacher Worksheet
14.3 Excel
14.4 TI Nspire™

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Students investigate scenarios that require piecewise defined functions.
15.2 Teacher Worksheet with Notes (pdf)
Module 15 zipped file includes the following files:
15.1 Student Worksheet
15.2 Teacher Worksheet
15.3 Excel
15.4 TI Nspire™

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Students will calculate the output of a function given an input, create a table of values for a function in two variables, and recognize tht a table of data represents a constant change in y with respect to x and determine that a linear function is the appropriate model for that data.
16.2 Teacher Worksheet with Notes (pdf)
Module 16 zipped file includes the following files:
16.1 Student Worksheet
16.2 Teacher Worksheet
16.3 Excel
16.4 TI Nspire™

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Students will investigate the relationship between the term of an investment and the future value.
17.2 Teacher Worksheet with Notes (pdf)
Module 17 zipped file includes the following files:
17.1 Student Worksheet
17.2 Teacher Worksheet
17.3 Excel

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Students will either use data provided (see video) or collect their own data on the apparent change in the weight of an object submerged in water. The line of best fit provides the density of water in grams per cubic centimeter. The concept may be further explored in a problem that requires the student to find the depth to which a wooden ball will be submerged.
18.2 Teacher Worksheet with Notes (pdf)
Module 18 zipped file includes the following files:
18.1 Student Worksheet
18.2 Teacher Notes
18.3 Excel
18.4 TINspire™ Student
18.4 TINspire™ Teacher
18.5 Pictures
18.5 zipped file with the VideoData Collection (wmv format 38 MB zipped)

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This short classroom activity will help students to understand the concept of standard deviation as they manipulate data to make the mean and standard deviation some given value.
19.2 Teacher Worksheet with Notes (pdf)
Module 19 zipped file includes the following files:
19.1 Student Worksheet
19.2 Teacher Worksheet
19.3 Excel

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This handson activity helps students grasp the concepts of area and volume as they construct a box with a top with a given volume and a given dimension. The ideas are then used to explore the dimensions of a tin can with a minimum amount of surface area and a given volume.
20.2 Teacher Worksheet with Notes (pdf)
Module 20 zipped file includes the following files:
20.1 Student Worksheet
20.2 Teacher Worksheet
20.3 Excel
20.4 TI Nspire™

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation 