Compare slopes of functions I

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SWBAT compare the rate of change in multiple functions.

Big Idea

A HUGE Common Core Standard - compare rates of change across linear functions represented in different ways. Students compare slopes of graphs, tables, equations, points, and concrete examples.


10 minutes

Each day, students complete a warm-up that usually consists of spiraling the previous day's material, in addition to older material.  Warm-up problems also sometimes extend lessons that students have encountered before to more unfamiliar contexts.

For a video narrative about how I structure each lesson, and how the warm-up fits in, click here.


Today's warm-up is fairly straightforward - spiraling the previous day's material.


10 minutes


15 minutes

The homework file is a resource that generally includes 5-7 problems, some of which are related to the day's lesson, as well as spiraled review of previous lessons.  I also give the kids the answers to all the problems. 


Sometimes, the HW file is a take-home assessment.