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Calculator Tips - includes several topics

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CMP2 Units
Concepts Explored
Specific Calculator Tips
Variables and Patterns (7th)
  • Introduction to the graphing calculator
  • Inputting an equation using "Y="
  • Creating a table and graph
  • Window settings
  • Comparing equations (linear, exponential, quadratic--by comparing graphs and tables)
  • Using trace key to find coordinates of specific points
Zooming-Common Problems

Windows and Tracing tips

Graphing Functions and Relations

Moving Straight Ahead (7th)
  • Comparing equations
  • Exploring patterns with lines, graphs, and equations
  • Parallel and perpendicular lines
  • Solving equations
  • Point of intersection
  • Intercepts (y-intercept)
  • Slope-intercept form
Graphing Functions and Relations

Thinking with Mathematical Ideas (8th)
  • Linear equations and inequalities (basic)
  • Inverse variation
Graphing Functions and Relations

Looking for Pythagoras (8th)
  • Square roots
  • Pythagorean Theorem

Frogs, Fleas and Painted Cubes (8th)
  • Quadratic relationships
  • parabolas
  • quadratic expressions--factored form and expanded form
  • vertex, line of symmetry, and intercepts (roots, or squares) of a quadratic equation
  • comparing quadratic equations by their graphs
  • factoring quadratics; "falling object" and "thrown object"
Graphing Functions and Relations

Samples and Populations (8th)
  • Histograms
  • Box-and-whisker plots using StatPlot
  • Inputting a list of data
  • Using the calculator to solve for the measures of central tendency
  • Scatter plots
  • Stem-and-leaf plots (ordering data)
Box-and-whisker plot

Growing, Growing, Growing (8th)
  • Exponential form
  • Exponents
  • Exponential growth and decay (relationships)
  • Scientific notation (reviewed)
  • Growth/decay factors (rates)
Working with Scientific Notation

Shapes of Algebra (8th)
  • Square roots
  • Mid-point formula
  • Writing parallel and perpendicular lines for a given equation
  • Solving linear equations and inequalities
  • Graphing linear inequalities
  • Using intercepts to determine a "good graphing window"
  • Matching equations with graphs (linear, exponential, quadratic)
  • Solving and graphing systems of linear inequalities
Intercepts and Points of Intersection


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