Reflecting on Teaching & Learning: Modeling

Grades 9-12 / Math / Teacher Collaboration

Common Core State Standards




High School: Functions: Interpreting Functions


Interpret functions that arise in applications in terms of the context


For a function that models a relationship between two quantities, interpret key features of graphs and tables in terms of the quantities, and sketch graphs showing key features given a verbal description of the relationship. Key features include: intercepts; intervals where the function is increasing, decreasing, positive, or negative; relative maximums and minimums; symmetries; end behavior; and periodicity.

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Lesson Objective

Reflect on lessons about modeling real-world functions


7 min

Questions to Consider

  • What similarities and differences did the teachers notice in students' graphs?
  • How did Ms. McAtee learn from looking at work from the other classes
  • How do the teachers work together to plan next steps?

Common Core Standards


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