Function Rationally

Now you can introduce rational functions using ... spaghetti. Scholars begin to learn about rational functions. After collecting data using an experiment on the amount of mass that different lengths of spaghetti can support, they write rational functions to model the data.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the resource at the very beginning of a unit on rational functions
Classroom Considerations

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  • Lists detailed steps to conduct the activity

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