Reflection: Writing Across the Disciplines Functions in Everyday Situations: A MAP Project Challenge - Section 3: Collaborative Activity: Matching Situations to Graphs


For this section of the Math Shell Assessment lesson, students Matched Situations to Graphs

As an additional set of support, I developed a template to provide students with space to log which situation they matched with which graph and a space for students to explain their thinking. I try to have students engage in the four domains of language (listening, reading, speaking and writing) everyday. 

For this lesson, students were able to debate and discuss features of graphs and how well they match different situations. Having students Justify their Reasoning with Evidence helps students better organize their thoughts. I have also found that students ask better clarifying and follow-up questions after having time to process the work through a written response. 

  Writing Across the Disciplines: Providing Opportunities for Justification and Explanation
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Functions in Everyday Situations: A MAP Project Challenge

Unit 1: Thinking Like a Mathematician: Modeling with Functions
Lesson 8 of 10

Objective: SWBAT describe everyday situations using functions. SWBAT interpret functions in context. SWBAT identify the domain of a function using information about its context.

Big Idea: A Classroom Activity challenges students to match various representations of functions to everyday situations!

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Math, Algebra, modeling, Math Assessment Project (MAP), formative assessment
  90 minutes
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