Reflection: Unit Planning Finishing Up the Spending & Saving Project, With Extensions - Section 1: Opener: Matching Equations and Graphs


Today's lesson is an interesting one to write about, because it's hard to separate it from its context within this particular school year.  Today is our first day back from a February break that started two days early due to a snow storm.  As a result, my goals for the lesson are a little different than they would have been if we'd been able to close out Unit 4 before the break.  First of all, I want to get kids back into the swing of things as soon as possible.  I hope that they can leap back into the same great habits of work that they'd been developing before the break.  I also want to efficiently review some of the key ideas that we'd been exploring.

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Finishing Up the Spending & Saving Project, With Extensions

Unit 8: Linear and Exponential Functions
Lesson 16 of 19

Objective: SWBAT construct linear and exponential functions, including arithmetic and geometric sequences, given a graph, a description of a relationship, a table, or two input-output pairs.

Big Idea: Students get back into the swing of things after a break by finishing up a project, and exploring the distinguishing characteristics of linear and exponential functions.

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