Construct functions IV

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SWBAT construct functions that model linear relationships, day 4.

Big Idea

The trickiest day of constructing functions - kids have to see data in a problem as points on a line. Requires some very high-order thinking!


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 #2 is a question that continues to push kids to interpret slope in different situations... it's worth ensuring that EVERY kid gets this correctly.  This might mean spending much less time on #1.

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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.