Function Operations

How on earth do functions explain climate change? Classroom discussion ties global warming and climate change to functions. Learners practice skills using function notation before groups compete in a game.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners research the effects of global warming and climate change for a location that interests them, and then write a function based on the research
  • Group that wins the summary game can have a special privilege, such as extra credit or early dismissal
Classroom Considerations

  • Printing handouts before the lesson expedites the activity
Pros

  • Cross-curricular ties to earth science
  • Competition in the summary game motivates learners
  • Function Journal helps learners organize concepts
Cons

  • None
Common Core