Peak Heart Rates

Healthy algebra students start their day studying peak heart rate posters that look very much like tables. Through some good questioning, collaborative groups work to read between the lines to find other age-peak heart rate relationships not printed on the posters. This leads to writing a linear equation that represents the data on the posters and developing another way to communicate the age-peak heart rate information to the customers. Throw in some solving-a-system-of-linear equations and it is one great workout. Some share out strategies are listed as well.

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Wonderfully organized with facilitator notes filled with step-by-step questions to lead groups in the learning
  • Real-life examples are used well to put linear equations, graphs, and tables into context
Cons

  • None
Common Core