Increasing, Decreasing, Max, and Min

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Roller coaster cars traveling along a graph create quite a story! The lesson analyzes both linear and non-linear graphs. Learners determine the intervals that a graph is increasing and/or decreasing and to locate maximum and/or minimum points. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a guided note document for pupils to complete while watching the video
  • Use a graphic organizer for individuals to record new vocabulary and examples
Classroom Considerations

  • Video requires Internet access to show to the class
  • The sixth lesson in a series of nine
Pros

  • The video uses a visual analogy for learners to connect the qualitative aspects of graphs
  • Includes a video and print lesson, problem set, and answer key
Cons

  • The problem set does not include identifying increasing and decreasing intervals, which is part of the lesson
  • Does not include real-life problems
Common Core