**This lab reviews some foundation skills such as long division, synthetic division, and various techniques for solving Quadratic Equations (Factoring, Completing the Square, Quadratic Formula). It also has students explain what the advantages and disadvantages are to each technique. (Prepared by Lisa Williams Meads, College of The Albemarle)**

__How Many Ways Can You Solve It Lab:__ How Many Ways Can You Solve It Lab | |

File Size: | 37 kb |

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**This lab has students write the equation of a circle in standard form and practice graphing circles. This lab also provides a review of geometric formulas such as distance, midpoint, area of a circle, and circumference of a circle. It also has students preview some calculus topics like secant and tangent lines. If students do not know the required formulas and/or terminology, they are expected to find it. (Prepared by Lisa Williams Meads, College of The Albemarle)**

__Circle Lab:__ Circle Lab | |

File Size: | 38 kb |

File Type: | docx |

**This lab reviews the domain, range, symmetry, & graph of basic functions. It also has students explore transformations using a graphing calculator. Finally it has students graph a piece wise function. The library of functions portion can be used as a first day review in Calculus as well. (Prepared by Lisa Williams Meads, College of The Albemarle)**

__Library of Functions & Transformations Lab:__ Library of Functions, Transformations, & Piecewise Functions | |

File Size: | 167 kb |

File Type: | doc |

__Analysis of Graphs Lab:__This lab has students analyze the graph of functions. Concepts include domain, range, intercepts, increasing, decreasing, constant, maximum, minimum, etc. (Prepared by Lisa Williams Meads, College of The Albemarle)

Analysis of Graphs Lab | |

File Size: | 1685 kb |

File Type: | docx |

**This lab has students analyze quadratic equations and their graphs. (Prepared by Lisa Williams Meads, College of The Albemarle)**

__Quadratic Graphical Analysis Lab:__ Quadratic Graphical Analysis Lab | |

File Size: | 82 kb |

File Type: | docx |

**This lab asks students to practice and extend their function analysis skills to polynomials of higher order and complexity than they ordinarily see in a textbook. The students are assumed to understand and be able to apply the various theorems used in polynomial function analysis. This lab is not difficult but will take several hours of work and should be assigned like a multi-day project that it involves both in-class group work and outside of class work. (Prepared by Dale Gaddis, Isothermal Community College)**

__Polynomial Function Analysis Lab:__ Polynomial Function Analysis Lab | |

File Size: | 79 kb |

File Type: | docx |

**This lab has students analyze rational equations and their graphs. Also has a preview in the discussion of limits. (Prepared by Lisa Williams Meads, College of The Albemarle)**

__Rational Function Graphical Analysis Lab:__ Rational Function Graphical Analysis Lab | |

File Size: | 497 kb |

File Type: | doc |

**This lab has students analyze rational equations and their graphs. (Prepared by Laura Taylor, Cape Fear Community College)**

__Rational Functions Lab V2:__ rational_functions.pdf | |

File Size: | 322 kb |

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**This lab has students analyze exponential equations and their graphs. Also looks at transformations of exponential functions. (Prepared by Lisa Williams Meads, College of The Albemarle)**

__Exponential Function Graphical Analysis Lab:__ Graphical Analysis of Exponential Functions | |

File Size: | 49 kb |

File Type: | docx |

**This project explores average rate of change and exponential functions. (Prepared by Laura Taylor, Cape Fear Community College)**

__Moose Project:__ moose_project_3.doc | |

File Size: | 55 kb |

File Type: | doc |

**This lab has students analyze logarithmic equations and their graphs. Also looks at transformations of logarthmic functions. (Prepared by Lisa Williams Meads, College of The Albemarle)**

__Logarithmic Function Graphical Analysis Lab:__ Graphical Analysis of Logarithmic Functions | |

File Size: | 44 kb |

File Type: | docx |

**This lab asks students to derive the recurring deposit future value formula. The students are assumed to understand and be able to apply the basic compound interest future value formula and the geometric sequence/series formula. This requires more creativity and is not the familiar skill-drill, so students will struggle, but that is where growth occurs. This should be an in-class group activity. (Prepared by Dale Gaddis, Isothermal Community College)**

__Geometric Series Lab:__ Geometric Series Future Value Lab | |

File Size: | 18 kb |

File Type: | docx |

**This lab asks students to build a spreadsheet in order to explore the sum of a given sequence while informally introducing the concept of series. The students are assumed to understand sequences and be somewhat familiar with Excel. This is an easy lab, which is assigned as an outside of class activity but could be completed in-class during one lab period. (Prepared by Dale Gaddis, Isothermal Community College)**

__Pi Series Lab__ Pi Series on Excel Lab | |

File Size: | 49 kb |

File Type: | docx |