Modeling a Context from a Graph

Using the modeling cycle, collaborative pairs develop functions that model a graph from a context. They then analyze their function models in order to answer questions about the scenario. 

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • The activity requires extensive writing; create pairs so that those who do not write as well are paired with a more fluent writer
  • Pick one question from the exercises to discuss in detail as a class
Classroom Considerations
  • Matching cards need to be cut apart; if the class is large, additional cards may be needed
  • Use notes or journals from previous units as a reference
  • The fourth in a ten-module unit that comprises an Algebra I course
Pros
  • Opening activity gets the class moving
  • Builds upon the modeling cycle
Cons
  • Procedures are repetitive from previous lessons in the series
  • The extensive writing may slow some down and require more time