Students use their knowledge of cartesian coordinates and linear equations to pop bubbles with a laser. The bubbles have integer values which the student sums to score points.

Learning objects

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The student is given a starting point for a 'laser' and is asked to enter coordinates for a finishing point. The goal is to choose a point that means the laser pops as many positive bubbles and as few negative bubbles as possible.
Only the positive quadrant of the coordinate plane is used.
trigonometry picture
The student is given a starting point for a 'laser' and is asked to enter coordinates for a finishing point. The goal is to choose a point that means the laser pops as many positive bubbles and as few negative bubbles as possible.
All quadrants of the coordinate plane are used.
trigonometry picture
The student is asked to enter values for m and c to define a linear equation of the form y=mx+c. The corresponding line is a laser which pops bubbles with integer values. The goal is to choose a point that means the laser pops as many positive bubbles and as few negative bubbles as possible.
Only the positive quadrant of the coordinate plane is used.
trigonometry picture
The student is asked to enter values for m and c to define a linear equation of the form y=mx+c. The corresponding line is a laser which pops bubbles with integer values. The goal is to choose a point that means the laser pops as many positive bubbles and as few negative bubbles as possible.
All quadrants of the coordinate plane are used.
trigonometry picture
The student is given the equation for a line representing a 'laser'. They are asked to provide coordinates for the locations of three bubbles with integer values. The goal is to choose a coordinates that means the laser pops positive bubbles misses negative bubbles.
Only the positive quadrant of the coordinate plane is used.
trigonometry picture
The student is given the equation for a line representing a 'laser'. They are asked to provide coordinates for the locations of three bubbles with integer values. The goal is to choose a coordinates that means the laser pops positive bubbles misses negative bubbles.
All quadrants of the coordinate plane are used.