Contextualizing Function Qualities

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Let the graph tell the story! Adding context to graphs allows learners to analyze the key features of the function. They make conclusions about the situation based on the areas the graph is increasing, decreasing, or has a maximum or minimum point. The lesson is seven in a series of nine.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • After reviewing lesson seven in the series, challenge learners to complete the questions in this lesson independently or in groups
  • Ask individuals to write a story about the graph in paragraph form based on its key features
Classroom Considerations

  • Video requires Internet access
  • The lesson is seventh in a series of nine
Pros

  • Uses an example where some negative values are relevant
  • Includes handout and key 
Cons

  • Some context chosen is not important to this age of pupils
Common Core