Out of the Swimming Pool

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Out of the swimming pool and into the math classroom! Young mathematicians analyze two linear functions representing the number of liters of water in a pool as it drains over time. They must evaluate functions, interpret function notation, and interpret the parameters of a linear function to answer questions about the context.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the worksheet as a homework assignment
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should have experience with linear functions
  • Requires understanding of the distributive property
Pros

  • Includes a scoring rubric with correct answers
  • Gives several questions for each function, requiring learners to show in-depth knowledge of functions
Cons

  • Does not include any associated lesson materials other than a worksheet