HSN-Q.A.1

Use units as a way to understand problems and to guide the solution of multi-step problems; choose and interpret units consistently in formulas; choose and interpret the scale and the origin in graphs and data displays.*

 
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Irrational (and Other!) Numbers on the Number Line

Algebra I » Unit: The Number Line Project
Algebra I » Unit: The Number Line Project
James Dunseith
Worcester, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In addition to continuing with their work, students learn one of my favorite closing structures: appreciations!

 
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Credit Card Investigation: What is interest? (Day 1 of 4)

12th Grade Math » Unit: Exponential Functions and Equations
12th Grade Math » Unit: Exponential Functions and Equations
Tiffany Dawdy
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

On day 1 students find percent increase/decrease and simple interest to establish a pattern which extends to writing exponential functions.

 
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creditcards
   

The Exercise Plan (Day 1 of 2)

Algebra I » Unit: Extending Equations
Algebra I » Unit: Extending Equations
James Bialasik
Amherst, NY
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Use linear models to help Jack make an exercise plan that will help him lose one pound each week.

 
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modeling w equations
   

Renovate a Park by Applying Radicals and Formulas

Algebra I » Unit: Radical Expressions, Equations, and Rational Exponents
Algebra I » Unit: Radical Expressions, Equations, and Rational Exponents
Rhonda Leichliter
Rogers, AR
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The main purpose of this lesson is for students to solve real world problems that require problem solving skills and perseverance.

 
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park renovation
   

The Exercise Plan (Day 2 of 2)

Algebra I » Unit: Extending Equations
Algebra I » Unit: Extending Equations
James Bialasik
Amherst, NY
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Continue to refine and improve a model exercise plan that will help Jack lose one pound each week.

 
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modeling w equations
   

Period and Frequency of a Pendulum

High School Physics » Unit: Waves and Wave Phenomena
High School Physics » Unit: Waves and Wave Phenomena
Anna Meyer
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students use pendulums to observe and collect data on periodic motion.

 
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pendulum
   

What's Your Function?

Algebra I » Unit: Thinking Like a Mathematician: Modeling with Functions
Algebra I » Unit: Thinking Like a Mathematician: Modeling with Functions
Jason Colombino
Salem, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students create their own functions to model a situation relevant to their lives in this paired collaborative performance task!

 
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Algebra I » Unit: Linear Functions
Rhonda Leichliter
Rogers, AR
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Frayer Models helps students sort through the information necessary to identify different representations of Direct and Inverse Variation.

 
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Free Fall on Planet Newtonia

High School Physics » Unit: Uniform Acceleration Motion
High School Physics » Unit: Uniform Acceleration Motion
Anna Meyer
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students find the accelerations due to gravity for different planets.

 
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planet newtonia
   

Maximizing Profit: An Introduction to Linear Programming

Algebra I » Unit: Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Algebra I » Unit: Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Amanda Hathaway
Boston, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Now for the important question: How can we make the most money? After graphing a feasible region, students plot profit lines and learn the basics of linear programming.

 
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SUPPLEMENT: Linear Programming Application Day 1 of 2

Algebra I » Unit: Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Algebra I » Unit: Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Amanda Hathaway
Boston, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson gives students the opportunity to synthesize what they have learned before they begin to create their own linear programming problems.

 
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summer school
   

Fitness Center Question

Algebra I » Unit: Systems of Equations
Algebra I » Unit: Systems of Equations
James Bialasik
Amherst, NY
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson is great because it allows student to design equations based on given information but most importantly it allows them to analyze the finished graph. Students are able to build and pull meaning from their work and use the mathematics to help th

 
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fitness center image
   

Credit Cards Investigation: How is interest really calculated? (Day 3 of 4)

12th Grade Math » Unit: Exponential Functions and Equations
12th Grade Math » Unit: Exponential Functions and Equations
Tiffany Dawdy
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

My balance is what?!? Students develop the compound interest formula completely on their own before applying it to real world problems.

 
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interest formula
   
Algebra I » Unit: Exponential Functions
Jason Colombino
Salem, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students model an expanding kitten population with functions!

 
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litterbox 2
   

Credit Card Investigation: What is interest? (Day 2 of 4)

12th Grade Math » Unit: Exponential Functions and Equations
12th Grade Math » Unit: Exponential Functions and Equations
Tiffany Dawdy
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

On day 2 students find percent increase/decrease and simple interest to establish a pattern which extends to writing exponential functions.

 
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creditcards
Common Core Math
 
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