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Middle School Lessons
- Candy Experiment - Students will create their own data to construct a graph and equation of negative and fractional slope.
- Compare and Contrast - Students will identify the y-intercept and slope using equations and then use that data to create corresponding tables and graphs.
- Coupon Activity - Students will create graphs, tables and equations to explain their stories and look at how a graph changes depending on the y-intercept.
- Evaluation Problem - Students will be given a problem that asks about the amount of money each person has, based on the amount in a piggy bank. They will be given one graph and asked to draw the second graph.
- Graphing Equations - Students will practice moving between graphs and equations of functions, as well as identifying the y-intercept and slope.
- Graphing Equations - Nonlinear Functions - Students write equations for three graphs and examine their slopes by comparing and contrasting the graphs. Students also look at the same functions graphed on differently scaled coordinate planes.
- Jason's Tree House - Students will extract data from a story and use tables and graphs to answers questions about proposed scenarios.
- Race Car Activity - Students will look at four different graphs to determine which two describe the scenario proposed by the teacher displaying parallel lines and the correct y-intercepts.
- Relating Graphs and Equations - Linear and Quadratic Functions - Students will generate graphs from given equations and equations from given graphs.
- What Will Happen - Students will work with equations of functions (both linear and non-linear) to find the y-intercept without graphing.
- Wind-Up Car - Students will produce an equation from a graph, based on an engineering-context.