Analyzing a Verbal Description

What function will describe the insect population growth? Pairs or small groups work together to determine which type of function and specific function will model given scenarios. The scenarios differentiate between linear, exponential and quadratic models. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pairs develop a scenario that can be modeled by given an equation
  • Create a table with types of scenarios that can be modeled by linear, quadratic, or exponential functions
Classroom Considerations

  • Arrange the room in order to promote pairs working together
  • Lesson assumes the class is familiar with linear, exponential, and quadratic functions
  • The third in a 10-module unit designed as the last unit in an Algebra I course
Pros

  • Differentiation suggestions are provided
  • Sample answer keys are included
Cons

  • None