HSN-Q.A.2

Define appropriate quantities for the purpose of descriptive modeling.*

 
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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
   

Selling Cake Pops Day 2 of 5

Algebra II » Unit: Modeling with Expressions and Equations
Algebra II » Unit: Modeling with Expressions and Equations
Amelia Jamison
Caldwell, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Extend writing expressions into solving equations through modeling a student run business. Linear modeling as entry point to build students' algebra confidence.

 
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image selling cake pops
   

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
   

Cat Island (Day 1 of 2): Cats can’t add but they do multiply!

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

Looking at the life cycle of cats, students use exponential models to see how quickly populations can grow in the real world.

 
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cat island 1
   

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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function lesson image
   

Cat Island (Day 2 of 2): Cats can’t add but they do multiply!

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

Looking at the life cycle of cats, students use exponential models to see how quickly populations can grow in the real world.

 
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cat isalnd 4
   

Where Do the Lines Cross?

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

How can we figure out the exact value of x and y when two lines cross? Students learn the importance of solving systems of equations using algebraic methods.

 
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linescross
   

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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revisited resized
   

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
   

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
   

Earthquake & Volcano Mapping

Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students diagram where the world's earthquakes and volcanoes occur - which they will eventually come to see happen primarily along plate boundaries!

 
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lesson
   
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
   

Emerging Pictures: Graphing Inequalities in Two Variables

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

Students plot points that satisfy and do not satisfy a linear inequality until they see a picture emerge in their graphs.

 
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graph inequality resized
Common Core Math
 
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