Madison Metropolitan School District - Algebra/Geometry

Algebra and Geometry Curriculum and Assessments
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Fall of Javert

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Students will use the context of a scene from the movie Les Miserables to model a quadratic relationship between a falling object and its distance Learning Target: I will create a quadratic equation to model the relationship between the time an object falls and its distance Success Criteria: Students will be able to accurately represent speed of an object falling vs time using a graph table and equation. In doing so, they will be able to determine a reasonable height for Javert’s fall given the scene in the movie.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Madison Metropolitan School District, Mathalicious

Sorting Functions

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Learning Targets * I can make connections between different algebraic representations: graphs, equations, verbal rules, and tables * I understand how the equation determines the shape of the graph * I can develop a convincing argument using a variety of algebraic concepts * I am able to move from specific solutions to thinking about generalizations Success Criteria * Students will be able to accurately link various representations of functions and form a cohesive argument for their thinking.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Madison Metropolitan School District

Task Plan- Kobe!

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Students investigate 2 point and 3 point shots and total points scored as a model to develop a system of equations. Success Criteria * Students will be able to determine the total number of 2 point and 3 point baskets that Kobe scored in the game by creating an equation that represents the total shots made and one that represents the total points scored off of 2 and 3 point shots. Learning Targets * I can read and comprehend a real-life situation and apply its conditions to solve a systems of linear equation problem. * I can justify my reasoning through the use of mathematical tools, like graphs, tables, and equations.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Madison Metropolitan School District

Burning Candles

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Students will watch videos of candle burning as the vehicle to explore line of best fit. Learning Target: I will learn how to make predictions via interpolation and extrapolation using scatter plots and a line of best fit. Success Criteria: Students will be able recognize that there is a strong correlation and causation between candle burning and time. They will also be able to develop an equation form a line of best fit.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Madison Metropolitan School District

Task Plan- Coffee and Crime

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Students analyze data from cities on crime and coffee shops to determine causation and correlation. Success Criteria * Students will be able to produce the graph from the table and analyze the situation from which the data was produced to determine that two events may be correlated but in real life, correlation does not equate to causation. Statistics can only tell one side of a story but it takes a mathematician to insert rationality and logic to the situation to bring sense to a problem. Learning Targets * I can produce a graph and line of best fit based on a table of data. * I can determine and explain whether correlation necessarily equates to causation.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Madison Metropolitan School District

Tommy's T-shirts

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This task is a contextualized problem in which students are asked to analyze a purchasing plan for t-shirts and then create their own plan. Learning Targets: I can create, compare and adjust linear equations that represents real-life situations. I can justify my reasoning through the use of mathematical tools, like graphs, tables, and equations. Success Criteria: Students will be able to successfully create tables, graphs and equations from the descriptions provided.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Madison Metropolitan School District