Rate of Change

Get your classes moving and collaborating! The activity moves learners through a set of four stations. Each station presents a linear and/or exponential function task. Ultimately, learners compare linear and exponential functions and their rate of change.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • If pressed for time, have each group complete one station and then present the information
Classroom Considerations

  • Required materials include computers with Internet access, geometry software, rulers, and chart paper
  • Be sure to allow time to set up and prepare stations before beginning the activity
Pros

  • Uses a variety of engaging real-life scenarios to compare linear and exponential functions
  • Provides a detailed teacher guide with an introductory and closing activity
Cons

  • The applet for station three does not show up at the link provided
Common Core