Reflection: Real World Applications Modeling the Speed of Tsunamis with Square Roots - Section 2: Making a Plan


Like any project given to a group of students, I received a wide range in quality.  Some students turned in the map page covered in calculations like Student Work 1.  Others turned in a much more organized project like Student Work 2a and 2b.  The one thing that I didn’t receive was clearly written explanations.  I think that next year I will include a rubric so that they know exactly what to expect and how they will be graded.  This should improve their work. 

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Modeling the Speed of Tsunamis with Square Roots

Unit 5: Radical Functions and Equations
Lesson 1 of 8

Objective: Students will be able to write find the speed of a tsunami given a square root function.

Big Idea: Students build a plan to determine the time it takes a tsunami to travel.

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