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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.

Period and Frequency of a Pendulum

High School Physics

Â» Unit:

Waves and Wave Phenomena

Big Idea:Students use pendulums to observe and collect data on periodic motion.

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.

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!

Mineral Identification Lab

Earth Science

Â» Unit:

Rocks & Minerals

Big Idea:Students conduct an investigation matching the identity of a mineral to its physical properties.

Dune Buggy Lab

High School Physics

Â» Unit:

Constant Velocity Motion

Big Idea:Dune buggies teach students what it means to travel at constant velocity.

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

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.

Credit Cards Investigation: How is interest really calculated? (Day 3 of 4)

12th Grade Math

Â» Unit:

Exponential Functions and Equations

Big Idea:My balance is what?!? Students develop the compound interest formula completely on their own before applying it to real world problems.

Isobar & Isotherm Lab

Earth Science

Â» Unit:

Meteorology

Big Idea:Students create isolines for two different maps - one featuring air pressure (isobars) and the other featuring temperature readings (isotherms). This is a two-day lab that also has students use an Internet-based simulation to test out their isoline creatio

Data Collection: Using Metric Units & Collecting Quantitative and Qualitative Data

High School Science

Â» Unit:

The Nature of Science

Big Idea:Both quantitive and qualitative observations provide useful data to scientists.

Selling Cake Pops Day 1 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.

Credit Card Investigation: A Dastardly Scheme (Day 4 of 4)

12th Grade Math

Â» Unit:

Exponential Functions and Equations

Big Idea:Thereâs a new irrational number in town! Students explore the constant e in the context of continuously compounding interest.

Air Pressure

Earth Science

Â» Unit:

Meteorology

Big Idea:This lesson deals with all the various aspects of air pressure - instrumentation, factors affecting it, and how it changes as result of different atmospheric conditions

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.*