Liberal Arts Mathematics

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1: Introduction to Problem Solving and mathematical models

1.2: The Classroom

 Finding Patterns
 Pattern Flip (Patterns)

1.4: Proportional Reasoning

 Beam to Moon (Ratios and Proportions)
 Estimating Population Size
 Geometric Probability - Activity A
 Proportions and Common Multipliers

1.5: Fuel Economy

 Road Trip (Problem Solving)

1.6: Florida Heat

 Introduction to Functions
 Using Tables, Rules and Graphs

1.8: Mathematical Modeling

 Pendulum Clock

1.9: Fund-Raiser Revisited

 Solving Equations By Graphing Each Side

1.10: Leasing a Copier

 Modeling One-Step Equations - Activity B
 Modeling and Solving Two-Step Equations
 Solving Two-Step Equations

1.11: Comparing Energy Costs

 Solving Formulas for any Variable

1.14: Heating Schedule

 Translating and Scaling Functions

2: Linear Function Models and Problem Solving

2.1: How Fast Did You Lose

 Scatter Plots - Activity A
 Slope - Activity A
 Slope - Activity C

2.2: The Snowy Tree Cricket

 Linear Functions
 Slope-Intercept Form of a Line - Activity A

2.4: Skateboard Heaven

 Standard Form of a Line

2.5: Family of Functions

 Reflections of a Linear Function
 Translating and Scaling Functions

2.7: Housing prices

 Point-Slope Form of a Line - Activity A

2.8: Body Fat Percentage

 Lines of Best Fit Using Least Squares - Activity A
 Solving Using Trend Lines

2.11: Business Checking Account

 Modeling Linear Systems - Activity A
 Solving Linear Systems by Graphing
 Systems of Linear Equations - Activity A

2.12: Modeling a Business

 Modeling Linear Systems - Activity A

2.14: How Long Can You Live

 Compound Inequalities
 Solving Inequalities Using Multiplication and Division
 Solving Linear Inequalities using Addition and Subtraction

2.15: Will Trees Grow

 Linear Inequalities in Two Variables - Activity A
 Systems of Linear Inequalities (Slope-intercept form) - Activity A

3: Problem Solving with Quadratic and the Power Function Models

3.2: Baseball and the Sears Tower

 Freefall Laboratory

3.3: The Shot Put

 Golf Range!

3.5: Sir Isaac Newton

 Factoring Special Products
 Modeling the Factorization of ax2+bx+c
 Modeling the Factorization of x2+bx+c
 Quadratics in Factored Form

3.6: Ups and Downs

 Roots of a Quadratic

3.8: Thunderstorm

 Direct Variation

3.10: Volume of Storage Tank

 Dividing Exponential Expressions
 Exponents and Power Rules
 Multiplying Exponential Expressions

4: Modeling with Exponential Functions

4.1: Going Shopping

 Percents and Proportions

4.2: Take and Additional 20% Off

 Percent of Change

4.3: Inflation

 Exponential Growth and Decay - Activity A

4.4: The Summer Job

 Exponential Functions - Activity A

4.5: Cell Phones


5: Using Geometric models to Solve Problems

5.1: Walking around

 Circle: Circumference and Area
 Fido's Flower Bed (Perimeter and Area)

5.3: Walking around, Revisited

 Area of Parallelograms - Activity A

5.4: How Big is That Circle?

 Circle: Circumference and Area

5.5: A New pool and Other Home Improvements

 Surface and Lateral Area of Prisms and Cylinders
 Surface and Lateral Area of Pyramids and Cones

5.6: How Big Is That Angle?

 Classifying Triangles
 Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles
 Triangle Inequalities

5.7: How about Pythagoras?

 Geoboard: The Pythagorean Theorem

5.8: Not Exactly the Same

 Perimeters and Areas of Similar Figures
 Similar Polygons

5.10: Painting Your Way through the Summer

 Surface and Lateral Area of Prisms and Cylinders
 Surface and Lateral Area of Pyramids and Cones

5.11: Truth in Labeling

 Prisms and Cylinders - Activity A

5.12: Analyzing on Ice Cream Cone

 Pyramids and Cones - Activity A

5.14: Math in Art

 Fraction Artist 1 (Area Models of Fractions)
 Holiday Snowflake Designer
 Quilting Bee (Symmetry)
 Rock Art (Transformations)

6: Problem Solving with Graphical and Statistical Models

6.2: Bald Eagle Population

 Mascot Election (Pictographs and Bar Graphs)

6.3: Florida Demographics

 Graphing Skills

6.4: The Class Survey

 Stem-and-Leaf Plots

6.5: The Class Survey Continued

 Mean, Median and Mode
 Reaction Time 1 (Graphs and Statistics)
 Reaction Time 2 (Graphs and Statistics)

6.7: Sampling a Population

 Polling: City

6.8: Highway Proposal: yes or No?

 Polling: Neighborhood

6.11: A Switch Decision

 Box-and-Whisker Plots

6.12: What Is Normal?

 Populations and Samples

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