Assessment

Monitor Pricing

This Monitor Pricing assessment also includes:

Out with the old and in with the new. Learners use a set of prices of computer monitors from 1994 to make a prediction. They then use one current price and what they know about the old prices to make a more recent prediction. Their models emerge as quadratic functions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Update the second question to use more recent data
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils should have a solid understanding of how to fit a function to data
  • Using graphing calculators with this assessment is helpful
Pros
  • Leaves the task open to different types of functions; pupils must determine the best model
  • Provides the resources as a document to allow for easy editing
Cons
  • Solution key only gives the answer for the first question
Common Core