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TEA AP Biology PowerPoint Slides

Instructor PowerPoint slides for TEA AP Biology open-source instructional materials.

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TEA AP Biology Textbook PDF

TEA AP Biology Textbook PDF

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Introduction to Logical Reasoning

This activity provides the opportunity to explore the validity of the converse, inverse, and contrapositive of statements. It also assists in recognizing the connections between biconditional statements and true conditional statements with a true converse.

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Introduction to Probability

This activity provides the opportunity to explore the difference between finding the probability of independent events and dependent events. It also addresses how to use a tree diagram when calculating conditional probabilities.

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Using Logical Reasoning to Prove Conjectures About Quadrilaterals

Given conjectures about quadrilaterals, the student will use deductive reasoning and counterexamples to prove or disprove the conjectures.

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Using Logical Reasoning to Prove Conjectures about Circles

Given conjectures about circles, the student will use deductive reasoning and counterexamples to prove or disprove the conjectures.

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Creating Nets for Three-Dimensional Figures

Given nets for three-dimensional figures, the student will apply the formulas for the total and lateral surface area of three-dimensional figures to solve problems using appropriate units of measure.

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Drawing Conclusions about Three-Dimensional Figures from Nets

Given a net for a three-dimensional figure, the student will make conjectures and draw conclusions about the three-dimensional figure formed by the given net.

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Generalizing Geometric Properties of Ratios in Similar Figures

Students will investigate patterns to make conjectures about geometric relationships and apply the definition of similarity, in terms of a dilation, to identify similar figures and their proportional sides and congruent corresponding angles.

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Determining Area: Sectors of Circles

Students will use proportional reasoning to develop formulas to determine the area of sectors of circles. Students will then solve problems involving the area of sectors of circles.

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Making Conjectures About Circles and Segments

Given examples of circles and the lines that intersect them, the student will use explorations and concrete models to formulate and test conjectures about the properties and relationships among the resulting segments.

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Determining Area: Regular Polygons and Circles

The student will apply the formula for the area of regular polygons to solve problems.

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Making Conjectures About Circles and Angles

Given examples of circles and the lines that intersect them, the student will use explorations and concrete models to formulate and test conjectures about the properties of and relationships among the resulting angles.

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Solving Problems With Similar Figures

Given problem situations involving similar figures, the student will use ratios to solve the problems.

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Making and Verifying Conjectures about Three-Dimensional Figures

Students will explore volume conjectures and solve problems by applying the volume formulas to composite figures.

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Constructing and Justifying Statements about Geometric Figures

Students will distinguish between undefined terms, definitions, postulates, conjectures, and theorems and investigate patterns to make conjectures about geometric relationships.

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Using Counter Examples to Disprove Statements That Are False

Given statements about a geometric relationship, the student will use counter examples to disprove statements that are false.

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Using Inductive Reasoning to Formulate Conjectures

Students will practice identifying the converse, inverse, and contrapositive of conditional statements.

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Using Logical Reasoning to Prove Statements are True

Given statements about a geometric relationship, the student will distinguish between the undefined terms, definitions, postulates, conjectures, and theorems to prove the statements are true.

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Using Properties of Transformations

Given examples of mathematics in the real world, the student will use properties of transformations and their composites to describe and perform transformations of figures in a plane.