Aquarium Equations

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Take a look at linear functions in a new environment. A three-stage algebra project first asks learners to model the salt concentration of an aquarium using linear functions. Then, using iterations, pupils create a set of input-output pairs that they relate back to the initial problem.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate as a performance task during a unit on linear functions
  • Have pupils create a table if they are having difficulties
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects previous experience with linear models

  • Provides a teaching guide with questioning strategies
  • Includes worked-out solutions

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