Reflection: Student Self-Assessment Creating Linear Functions to Model State Population Data - Section 3: Reflection on State Population Activity


Reflecting on practice is a skill that I want to model and instill to my students. One strategy to help students reflect on their own work and thinking is through writing prompts to foster reflective thinking. In both Student Sample 1 Self Reflection and Student Sample 2 Self Reflection the student do a nice job of honestly answering all of the questions.

Since this lesson was taught early in the school year, my goal is to have all students be familiar with the protocol and intent of reflective thinking. As the year progresses I am hoping that students reflective judgment improves, both in terms of complexity, sincerity and rigor. A big piece of improving oneself is to be able to identify areas of strength and areas for improvement. It is my hope that exercises like the one in this lesson will help students with those skills.

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Creating Linear Functions to Model State Population Data

Unit 3: Everything is Relative: Linear Functions
Lesson 2 of 10

Objective: SWBAT write functions that describe the relationship between two variables of interest. SWBAT calculate and interpret average rate of change over specified intervals.

Big Idea: Using online data, students analyze US State population trends and create linear models to represent the data!

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Math, Algebra, linear models, modeling, linear functions, population growth, Common Core, master teacher project, google public data
  90 minutes
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