Construct functions to model linear relationships I

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SWBAT construct functions that model linear relationships.

Big Idea

Math is life! Over the course of 4 days, students construct linear functions to model real-life situations... ordering T-shirts, taking cabs, visiting carnivals, and many other contexts.


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 Warm UP

Today's warm-up is quick review so that the time for the Play of the Day is maximized.


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.