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- HSN-Q.A.1Use 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.*
- HSN-Q.A.2Define appropriate quantities for the purpose of descriptive modeling.*
- HSN-Q.A.3Choose a level of accuracy appropriate to limitations on measurement when reporting quantities.*

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

12th Grade Math

Â» Unit:

Exponential Functions and Equations

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

The Exercise Plan (Day 1 of 2)

Algebra I

Â» Unit:

Extending Equations

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

Selling Cake Pops Day 2 of 5

Algebra II

Â» Unit:

Modeling with Expressions and Equations

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

The Exercise Plan (Day 2 of 2)

Algebra I

Â» Unit:

Extending Equations

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

Cat Island (Day 1 of 2): Cats canât add but they do multiply!

12th Grade Math

Â» Unit:

Exponential Functions and Equations

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

What's Your Function?

Algebra I

Â» Unit:

Thinking Like a Mathematician: Modeling with Functions

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

Cat Island (Day 2 of 2): Cats canât add but they do multiply!

12th Grade Math

Â» Unit:

Exponential Functions and Equations

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

Where Do the Lines Cross?

Algebra I

Â» Unit:

Systems of Equations and Inequalities

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.

Maximizing Profit: An Introduction to Linear Programming

Algebra I

Â» Unit:

Systems of Equations and Inequalities

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.

Intensity and Angle of Insolation Lab

Earth Science

Â» Unit:

The Sun & Insolation

Big Idea:This lesson examines the direct relationship between intensity and angle of insolation in this super-critical insolation lesson

Earthquake & Volcano Mapping

Earth Science

Â» Unit:

The Dynamic Earth

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

SUPPLEMENT: Linear Programming Application Day 1 of 2

Algebra I

Â» Unit:

Systems of Equations and Inequalities

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

Weather & Temperature

Earth Science

Â» Unit:

Meteorology

Big Idea:This is a busy lesson! In this introductory lesson, students identify thermometers as the instruments used to measure temperatures, examine kinetic energy as a function of molecular movement, and then examine the differences between weather and climate

Layers of the Earth I

Earth Science

Â» Unit:

The Dynamic Earth

Big Idea:Students will take use their newfound knowledge of density to apply relative densities to the interior of the Earth and its associated layers. Students will also analyze how the density of each layer is primarily affected by its elemental composition.

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

12th Grade Math

Â» Unit:

Exponential Functions and Equations

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

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.*

HSN-Q.A.2

Define appropriate quantities for the purpose of descriptive modeling.*

HSN-Q.A.3

Choose a level of accuracy appropriate to limitations on measurement when reporting quantities.*