Reflection: Checks for Understanding Modeling Rational Functions - Section 1: Warm up and Homework Review


I was surprised at the answers to today’s warm up.  I was expected solutions in context like Warm Up 1.  What I got almost entirely centered on imaginary numbers like Warm Up 2.  Looking back, we have just covered complex numbers so it makes sense.  I think my students are still getting comfortable with the contextual problems in our Common Core transition so also makes sense that they wouldn't immediately turn to a real life situation.  Using imaginary numbers or a context isn't necessarily better or worse but referring back to a context better prepares them for the day's lesson.  Maybe next year I will ask them to find two situations or specify a real life situation.

  Checks for Understanding: Surprises
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Modeling Rational Functions

Unit 7: Rational Functions
Lesson 2 of 15

Objective: Students will be able model and graph rational functions.

Big Idea: Analyze the contextual meaning and properties of the graph of a rational function in this modeling lesson.

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Math, modeling, Algebra, Algebra 2, master teacher project, rational function
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