## Motorcycle Jump

A TI-Nspire Activity. In this activity, students will explore quadratic functions in the form of a motorcycle jumping off of a ramp. Students will maximize the height of the jump and the airtime of the jump.
http://www.tialgebra.com/activities/algebra_ii/337/

## Dinner Party

A TI-Nspire activity. In this activity, students investigate the total cost of a private party at each of three restaurants. Each restaurant states its pricing information differently, but all charge a flat room fee (represented by the y-intercept) plus a per guest plate fee (represented by the slope). Students model the cost of a party at each restaurant with the graph of a linear function.

Dinner Party Activity

## Balance When Adding and Subtracting

A cool flash program that graphically demonstrates the balance method for solving equations. Very nice!

## Proof Sorter - Quadratic Equation

A really clever idea - sort the steps in the proof of the quadratic equation. A ball moves vertically up (good!) or down (bad!) to let you know how you are progressing. I never thought that proving the QE could be this much fun!
http://nrich.maths.org/public/viewer.php?obj_id=1394

## Graph Paper and Tables Master

A flipchart that gives you access to an unlimited number of graphs, tables and yellow stickies.

## Cups and Blobs with the TI-Nspire

This is an interactive TI-Nspire document that helps students to understand the balance method for solving linear equations.

## Displacement-Time Graphs

Choose the Displacement-Time Graph Game. Move the car to draw the displacement-time graph. Once you understand the connection between the movement of the car and its related graph, test yourself by playing one of the games.
http://www.echalk.co.uk/

## Ambleside Function Machine

Type in the Input. The Function Machine applies the function and produces the Output. If you choose [Random], you will have to use some brainpower to figure out the hidden function.
http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/functionmachines.ht...

Linear Function Machine
With this function machine, you have to enter the correct linear function, using algebra.
http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/LinearFunctMachine/

## Billy Bug and His New Quest for Grub

http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/BillyBug2/bug2.html

Billy Bug now has to look for grub in all four quadrants.

## Tower of Hanoi

The Tower of Hanoi puzzle is an engaging and challenging problem for middle school students and an application of exponential functions. It also is the setting for an elegant proof by mathematical induction that the minimum number of moves M to move n disks from one disk to another is given by M = 2^n - 1.

Here is a Java implementation of the same puzzle.
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_118_g_3_t_2.html?open=instruction...