Work to a Conclusion—Whelk-Come to Mathematics

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Where is the least amount of work done? Pupils use their previously collected data to numerically calculate the height where the least amount of work was used in the final lesson plan of a four-part series. They compare their simulation data to actual sample data for seagulls opening up a mollusk. Using the equation that models the sample data, they determine whether the two height calculations are the same.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use a graphing application to show the three forms of the rational function provide the same graph
  • Provide a mini-lesson on rewriting rational expressions in different forms
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should be familiar with the definition of work

  • Provides suggested answers to discussion questions
  • Includes an interactive table that calculates the work involved at each height based on inputted data

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