Reflection: Relevance Creating and Solving Equations and Inequalities - Section 4: Recap and Homework


In this homework assignment students are asked to create their own function in four different representation (and complete the attached Rule of 4 Sheet). 

This activity gets at an important skill many of my students struggle with: realizing the connections between different representations of functions and being able to maneuver between and amongst functions.

At first I thought this homework would be better suited as an extra credit assignment and/or an assignment for my more advanced honors students because of the open endedness of the assignment.

When working with students, however, I realized that the flexibility in the assignment allows students of various ability levels to access the same assignment and have meaningful conversations with each other about their creations. 

One of my goals as a teacher is to continue to implement quality tasks that are not only aligned to the Common Core standards, but also be flexible enough so to provide students with both a common structure/underlying concepts AND provide choice and opportunities for students to construct their own meaning from the assignment.

  Creation as Access to Conceptual Understanding
  Relevance: Creation as Access to Conceptual Understanding
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Creating and Solving Equations and Inequalities

Unit 3: Everything is Relative: Linear Functions
Lesson 5 of 10

Objective: SWBAT create equations and inequalities in 1 variable. SWBAT provide relevant details to justify their solutions.

Big Idea: Students create equations and inequalities to model and solve everyday situations!

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