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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

» 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

» 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

» 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

» 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 can’t add but they do multiply!

12th Grade Math

» 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

» 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 can’t add but they do multiply!

12th Grade Math

» 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

» 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

» 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.

SUPPLEMENT: Linear Programming Application Day 1 of 2

Algebra I

» 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.

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

12th Grade Math

» 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.*