Modeling a Context from Data (part 1)

While creating models from data, pupils make decisions about precision. Exercises are provided that require linear, quadratic, or exponential models based upon the desired precision. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Lead a discussion on what is precise enough when providing solutions to real-world problems
  • Provide a review of when points should be connected or left as discrete points
Classroom Considerations

  • A complete understanding of linear, exponential, and quadratic functions is needed
  • Graph paper and a calculator would be helpful
  • The sixth module in a ten-module unit as part of an Algebra I course
Pros

  • Builds upon previous lessons
  • Specifically designed to be part of a culminating unit
Cons

  • None