Reflection: Accountability The Tortoise and The Hare Project Day 2 - Section 3: Graphing the Scenario


The graph is really key to the success of the remainder of this project.  The students need to be able to use their graphs to aid in the writing of a chronological story.  Since the information on the worksheet isn’t already set up chronologically, the graph will provide that information.  I did require that they check their graph with me before continuing on with the story.  Without a quality graph, the remainder of this project was difficult.  I know this as the teacher, but without my expectations, some students would shoot themselves in the foot with a shoddy graph.   The first issue we had was students making their graph too small.  I had several who had to start over when they realized that either their domain or range wasn’t big enough or that the graph was physically too small.  Many students ended giving me graphs like 1 and 2.  These are very well done with lots of good information.  The one thing that they are missing is the actual ordered pairs like in graph 3.  I think next year, I will require that this information is put on the graphs as well as this helped the students get the information into their story.  

  Accountability: Creating Useful Graphs
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The Tortoise and The Hare Project Day 2

Unit 2: Modeling with Functions
Lesson 13 of 24

Objective: Students will be able to graph functions and identify their important features in relationship to a real-life scenario.

Big Idea: Will the tortoise win again? Students will not only find out but write a mathematical story about it.

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Math, Systems of Equations and Inequalities, Algebra, graphing equations, linear functions, graphing linear functions, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, master teacher project, Graphing Systems of Equations
  50 minutes
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