Modeling a Context from a Verbal Description (part 1)

When complicated algebraic expressions are involved, it is sometimes easier to use a table or graph to model a context. The exercises in this lesson are designed for business applications and require complex algebraic expressions. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide a review of business applications of functions such as compound interest
  • Modify the examples to include actual data from local businesses
Classroom Considerations

  • Calculator and/or graph paper is needed
  • Spreadsheets can be used to generate tables by using formulas
  • The eighth in a 10-module series designed as the last unit in an Algebra I course
Pros

  • Uses realistic contexts that may be difficult but provide different solution methods 
  • Answer keys are provided
Cons

  • None