In this Pre-Calculus activity, students investigate the process of formulating, solving, and interpreting mathematical models. The ten page activity contains explanation and four solved examples to serve as a guide for the modeling process.
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Modeling Riverbeds with Polynomials (part 2)
Examine the power of technology while modeling with polynomial functions. Using the website wolfram alpha, learners develop a polynomial function to model the shape of a riverbed. Ultimately, they determine the flow rate through the river.
10th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed