Linear Functions

  1. Problems involving concrete contexts, such as walkathons or lemonade stands, as contexts for linear functions
  2. An activity where students develop a metric for measuring steepness
  3. There are some good Three Acts-style problems on linear functions. Here’s one about high school graduations.
  4. bungee jump experiment could be done at various points in the unit (introduction? application?) or later in the year as a review.
  5. This is a good problem: using dice stacking problems to get at linear functions.

Still looking for:

  • A good experiment that doesn’t take up too much time but also helps foster an intuition for linear patterns. Maybe Dan’s airline ticket activity? (Computer lab is a problem for me.)
  • An activity that moves from satisfying equations by guess-check to developing a technique for finding more points to developing slope.

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