Functions Represented by Situations

What good are functions in the real world? Learners take real-world situations and investigate the associated function. Documentation of real-world scenarios helps learners connect key mathematical vocabulary words with certain functions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use highlighters in function journals to draw attention to key words/clues as to type of function
  • To slow the pace of instruction, spend a day on each scenario
Classroom Considerations

  • Decide placement of learners into groups or partners before the lesson
  • Make copies of handouts before class to jumpstart the lesson
Pros

  • Real-world scenarios help learners see how math applies to their daily lives
  • Ability to differentiate instruction based on your pupils' needs
  • Helps learners become proficient in mathematical vocabulary
Cons

  • None
Common Core