Transformational Graphing in the Real World: Air Traffic Control

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You're cleared to learn about absolute value functions. An interesting lesson has scholars investigate transformations of the graphs of absolute value functions. They look at air traffic control as an application of the concept.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have the class brainstorm different applications of absolute value functions
Classroom Considerations
  • Prior experience with absolute value functions is necessary
  • Activity requires graph paper and/or graphing calculators
Pros
  • Gives a pacing guide to keep the lesson on track
  • Provides student worksheets to help cement understanding
Cons
  • None
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