Losing Track

This Losing Track assessment also includes:

Don't lose the chance to use the task. Given three diagrams of curved pieces of wires, young mathematicians must explain whether it's possible to conclusively match the wires as representing cubic, exponential, or quadratic functions. The context for the task is an art project where the artist has lost the labels for each piece of wire.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide actual pieces of wire in the shapes described in the resource
Classroom Considerations

  • Scholars must be familiar with the shapes of different types of functions
  • While the explanations in the answer key are comprehensive, learners are not likely to be as thorough; instructors will need to decide what level of explanation is adequate for the purpose of the task
Pros

  • Provides an answer key
  • Includes a worksheet in editable Word form
Cons

  • None
Common Core