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Students explore slope as a rate of change. In this eighth grade mathematics lesson, students investigate real-world problems to determine rate of change and transform it into a linear representation, thus determining slope. Students also create their own problems with technology.
Scholars solve 24 various types of problems that include defining Hooke's Law and conducting an experiment. They create a scatter plot to show the data for the number and the distance from the table to the top. Then, they apply the average distance computed to determine the rate of change for the linear model given.
With this resource, high schoolers solve 17 types of problems related to the transformation of linear functions. First, they define parent function and determine how other linear functions compare to the parent function. Then, pupils explain how rate of change affects the graph of a line and how positive and negative values for slope affect the graph of a line.
Students investigate the greenhouse effect and examine the potential effects of climate change in the Arctic. They construct a mini-greenhouse and test its effect on temperature, analyze historical climate statistics, and conduct an experiment about the insulating properties of sea ice.
Can your pupils change the world? Explore this question with Ben Harper's song "With My Own Two Hands" and John Mayer's "Waiting for the World to Change." After listening to the songs, they discuss the tools at their disposal for changing the world with two (provided) worksheets. A Six Trait writing activity guides them into creating their own poem about changing the world, focusing on idea development and voice.
Here is a wonderful lesson which has youngsters interview family and local elders about the seasonal history of their local area. They focus on climate change by asking questions about rainfall, temperatures, length of the seasons, and decrease in animal and plant life. To accompany their interviews, they create clouds and snowflakes on paper and present their information to classmates.