Do I Have to Mow the Whole Thing?

Turn learning upside down as you develop the concept of inverse variation. The first activity in the lesson identifies equations from a table to introduce the constant of variation. The second has learners collect and model data with an inverse variation equation.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • As an assessment, have pupils create a poster showing multiple representations of the inverse variation function: equation, graph, table, and verbal description
  • Incorporate reflection questions as an exit ticket to quickly check for understanding
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires graph paper and graphing calculator

  • Provides a detailed instructional plan to guide planning
  • Includes both assessment and extension ideas

  • None
Common Core