Increasing or Decreasing? Variation 1

This Increasing or Decreasing? Variation 1 activity & project also includes:

Your algebra learners analyze the value of an algebraic expression to decide if it will increase, decrease, or stay the same when one variable is changed as the others stay constant. Their collaborative efforts culminate with a written explanation in terms of the structure of the expression.

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Though the context is not the focus in this task, the expression arises from the idea of resistance in physics and could motivate a deeper discussion among some students if they are so inclined
Cons

  • None
Common Core