Uphill and Downhill

Don't let interpreting graphs be an uphill battle. Pupils describe the meaning of the intercepts of a given graph and identify intervals of increasing behavior. The context for the graph is a hike up and down a mountain trail.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the resource as a class opener
Classroom Considerations
  • Scholars must be able to identify key features of a graph
  • Knowledge of periodicity is necessary
Pros
  • Includes questions to elicit thinking
  • Graph is well-drawn, making it easy to interpret
Cons
  • Portions of the PDF version of the rubric are illegible
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