Growth Rate

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At what age do children grow the fastest? Using their knowledge of slope, pupils approximate the growth rates of boys and girls at different ages. They share their estimates with classmates and discuss similarities and differences. They then create a graph of the rates of change for the different ages and compare the change in heights of boys and girls.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas

  • Find growth rates that are the same among the percentiles
  • Invite a pediatrician to come speak about typical growth rates for children
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should know the formula to find slope

  • Includes an answer key
  • Provides reflection questions for students and the teacher

  • None
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