Real-World Math with Vernier

Real-World Math with Vernier

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Real-World Math with Vernier


Real-World Math with Vernier: Connecting Math and Science contains 32 activities that explore real-world mathematical applications of concepts from algebra through calculus.

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Real-World Math with Vernier includes 32 activities covering concepts such as linear, quadratic, and periodic functions; statistics; systems of equations; and many more. The activities found in this book are written for use with TI-Nspire™ technology.

Real-World Math with Vernier is a revision and compilation of the earlier Texas Instruments publications Real-World Math with the CBL 2 and LabPro and Real-World Math Made Easy, and the Vernier publication Real-World Math with Computers.

Table of Contents

ExperimentSuggested Products
1Walk the Line - Straight Line Distance GraphsMotion Detector
2Making Cents of Math: Linear Relationship between Weight and QuantityDual-Range Force Sensor
3Pool Plunge - Linear Relationship between Water Depth and PressureGas Pressure Sensor
4Funnel Volumes - Volume and WeightDual-Range Force Sensor
5Keep It Bottled Up - Rates of Pressure IncreaseGas Pressure Sensor
6Mix It Up - Mixing Liquids of Different TemperaturesStainless Steel Temperature Probe (2)
7Spring Thing - Newton's Second LawDual-Range Force Sensor, Motion Detector
8Stretch It to the Limit - The Linear Force Relation for a Rubber BandDual-Range Force Sensor, Motion Detector
9What Goes Up - Position and Time for a Cart on a RampMotion Detector
10That's the Way the Ball Bounces - Height and Time for a Bouncing BallMotion Detector
11Walk This Way - Definition of RateMotion Detector
12Velocity Test - Interpreting GraphsMotion Detector
13From Here to There - Applications of the Distance FormulaMotion Detector (2)
14Under Pressure - The Inverse Relationship between Pressure and VolumeGas Pressure Sensor
15Light at A Distance - Distance and IntensityLight Sensor
16Chill Out: How Hot Objects CoolEasyTemp
17Charging Up, Charging Down - Charging a CapacitorVoltage Probe
18Bounce Back - The Pattern of Rebound HeightsMotion Detector
19Sour Chemistry - The Exponential pH ChangepH Sensor
20Swinging Ellipses - Plotting an EllipseMotion Detector
21Lights Out! - Periodic PhenomenaLight Sensor
22Tic, Toc: Pendulum MotionMotion Detector
23Stay Tuned: Sound Waveform ModelsMicrophone
24Up And Down: Damped Harmonic MotionMotion Detector
25How Tall? Describing Data with Statistical PlotsMotion Detector
26And Now, the Weather - Describing Data with StatisticsStainless Steel Temperature Probe
27Meet You at the Intersection: Solving a System of Linear EquationsMotion Detector (2)
28Titration Curves: An Application of the Logistic FunctionpH Sensor
29Clock Design: Period and Length of a Simple PendulumMotion Detector
30Graph It in Pieces: Piecewise Defined FunctionsMotion Detector
31Stepping to the Greatest Integer: The Greatest Integer FunctionCBR 2
32Crawling Around: Parametric PlotsMotion Detector (2)

What's Included

  • Complete student activities with materials list, step-by-step instructions, data tables, and questions
  • Access to up-to-date versions of the experiments
  • Instructions for data collection with the following data-collection programs:
    • EasyData (TI-83/84 Plus calculators)
    • DataQuest (TI-Nspire handhelds and computer software)
    • Logger Pro 3 (Vernier computer software)
  • Teacher Information section for each activity with complete directions for setting up activities, helpful tips, and sample graphs and data
  • Word-processing files of the student experiments, so you can edit the files to match your teaching preferences
  • A generous site license—buy one book and duplicate the experiments for your class

Sample Download

Preview “Funnel Volumes – Volume and Weight” from Real-World Math with Vernier. The preview download includes student instructions, teacher tips, sample data, and more.

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Educational use only: Vernier products are designed for educational use. They are not appropriate for industrial, medical, or commercial applications.