Reflection: Intervention and Extension Hybrid Cars - Section 2: Activity


Students often like using data from internet sources. The US Department of Energy has an useful site that can be used to extend this activity:

Although it is not always feasible given the time available in the curriculum, I like to use the above website to ask my students to find another automobile model and conduct the same comparison that we completed as a class for the Toyota Avalon.

If time is short but the students seem engaged, I will launch an informal project by saying something like, "You seem interested in choosing your own car, why don't you use your graphing calculator to consider if a hybrid might be a more economical choice for a car that interests you." 

  Intervention and Extension: Turning this Lesson into a Project
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Hybrid Cars

Unit 2: Solving Linear Equations
Lesson 10 of 10

Objective: SWBAT solve a real world problem using graphing calculators to compare linear graphs

Big Idea: Can buying a Hybrid car actually save money? Students compare graphs to determine just when a Hybrid is best.

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