Running Time

This Running Time assessment also includes:

Ever wonder why that computer image takes so long to load? Well, math is involved and provides the algorithms needed to compute the measure in nanoseconds. Young mathematicians plug the image measures into the formulas and compare the results with graphs to when one function surpasses the other. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners predict which algorithm they think will work faster among the graphs
Classroom Considerations

  • A graphing device is needed to display the two graphs side by side
Pros

  • A quick problem that includes full commentary and solutions
  • Connects graph relationships with the equations
Cons

  • None
Common Core