Reflection: Real World Applications The Tortoise and The Hare Project Day 1 - Section 1: Warm up and Homework Review

 

Students learn to write the equations of lines very quickly when done in the context of a real life scenario.   In writing and teaching these lessons, I found it extremely important to mix up the information used in the scenarios.  This warm up is a great example.  So often, students see distance from a location as requiring subtraction while for this problem the context relates to moving away from the location.  This confused for many students as seen in Student Work 1Student Work 2Student Work 3, and Student Work 4 but launched a great discussion in class around the importance of reading words in context carefully.

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The Tortoise and The Hare Project Day 1

Unit 2: Modeling with Functions
Lesson 12 of 24

Objective: Students will be able to write and evaluate functions modeling a race between the tortoise and the hare.

Big Idea: Will the tortoise win again? Students will not only find out but write a mathematical story about it.

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