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Analyze patterns and build functions. Young scholars work on their modeling skills with an inquiry-based lesson. After watching a video presentation of the problem, they write functions and make predictions.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Encourage pupils to collect data in a table
  • Incorporate as an introduction to arithmetic sequences
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires previous experience writing functions to model data
Pros
  • Adaptable to different grade levels
  • Encourages multiple solutions methods
Cons
  • None
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