Mathematics as Communication

What would a graph of your pupils' knowledge look like over time? An inquiry-based activity asks pupils to create graphs that are a function of time. They use a graph to model speed compared to time and frequency of occurrence over time. By the end of the activity, their knowledge versus time graph should look exponential!

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas

  • Use as an introduction to graphing and analyzing graphs of two-variable data
  • Ask individuals to graph their rides to school on a typical morning
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires previous experience with the coordinate plane

  • Includes solutions to problems in each activity
  • Expects individuals to use higher order thinking skills to make inferences and conclusions

  • None
Common Core