Applications of Linear Functions

It's not so straightforward — lines can model a variety of applications. Pupils experience linear relationships within the context of science, including Hooke's and Ohm's Laws. Class members got a taste of motion and speed from the previous activity and take that experience to move on to other science applications.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have individuals develop a presentation for their answers to the challenge question presented in the first lesson of the unit
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should be familiar with linear functions and their graphs
  • The lesson serves as an introduction to the remaining two activities
  • The seventh part of a nine-part unit begins to wrap up the concepts of the unit
Pros

  • The end-of-unit test includes all the concepts learned throughout the unit
  • The background teacher information gives the formulas to use in the upcoming activities
Cons

  • None