Joe SchlessingerBerkeley, California, US,

January 26, 2011

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Table of Contents

- Art Project - Piecewise Functions
- Ratios - Baseball Lab
- Parabola Party!
- Investigating Characteristics of Quadratics
- Full of Hot Air Lab
- Probability Games
- Expected Value Game
- What are dimensions? From 2D to 3D
- Exploring the Solar System with Scientific Notation
- Introduction to Pythagorean Theorem
- Introduction to Determining Probability (Smartboard)
- Determining Outcomes
- Arithmetic
- Probability
- Algebra for Statistics Week 1 Lessons Plans and Activities
- Elementary Algebra
- Percents and Fractions - Distribution of Wealth Ten Chairs
- Investigating the Parabola in Vertex Form
- Integers in the Real World
- Video Mini-Lessons for Beginning Algebra
- Expected Value
- Scientific Notation
- Applying the Pythagorean Theorem

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Julie Harland, Mira Costa College, has created these videos for her classes.
You can also navigate to them from Julie's personal page at yourmathgal.com.
If you are interested in creating or using video resources for your students. join the new discussion on this topic within this Folder (select the Technology-enhanced learning and teaching link in navigation trail at the top of this panel).

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