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The Make It Real Learning Periodic and Piecewise II workbook focuses on realworld situations that may be effectively modeled mathematically with trigonometic and piecewise functions. book suits best high school algebra.
From studying phases of the moon to analyzing energy prices using piecewise functions, learners get to use mathematical modeling in meaningful ways. Each activity integrates real world information, companies, and issues (e.g. sunrise and sunset times, residential energy rates), not just "realistic" data.
The workbook includes 10 activities focused on helping learners master the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (www.corestandards.org). Each workbook activity focuses on making sense of mathematics in a realworld context. Mastering mathematics means more than memorizing procedures. Learners need to discover how to think critically and use mathematics as a tool to better understand the world.
There are multiple ways to use the activities of the book in a teaching environment. The activities are an excellent tool for stimulating mathematical discussions in a small group setting. Due to the challenging nature of each activity, group members are motivated to brainstorm problem solving strategies together. The interesting real world contexts motivate them to want to solve the problems. The activities may also be used for individual projects and classwide discussions.
As a readyresource for teachers, the workbook also includes completely workedout solutions for each activity. To make it easier for teachers to assess student work, the solutions are included on a duplicate copy of each activity.
The PDF for this book is enabled for annotation. This means that if you prefer, your student can fill it in on the computer, using the typewriter and drawing tools in Acrobat Reader version 9 or greater.
Activity Title  Mathematical Objectives 

Airports and Angles: Using the Law of Cosines and Law of Sines 
Use the law of cosines Use the law of sines Use compass direction 
Flight Headings: Using the Law of Cosines and Law of Sines 
Use the law of cosines Use the law of sines Use headings 
Fruit Snacks Interactive: Working with Averages 
Determine mean, median and mode. Use these to predict contents of a fruit snack bag 
Cooking Times: Working with Piecewise Functions 
Understanding a piecewise function Write a formula for a piecewise function Graphing a piecewise function 
Phases of the Moon: Working with Trigonometric Modeling 
Interpret a function involving cosine in a realworld setting Graph the function Use the graph of the function 
Average High Temperatures: Using Trigonometric Modeling 
Interpret a function involving cosine in a realworld setting Graph the function Use the graph of the function 
Average Low Temperatures: Using Trigonometric Modeling 
Interpret a function involving cosine in a realworld setting Graph the function Use the graph of the function 
Meteorology: Working with Sinusoidal Models 
Interpret and use a graph of a sinusoidal function Write a sinusoidal function that fits a given graph. 
Sound Waves: Working with Sinusoidal Models 
Interpret and use a graph of a sinusoidal function Write a sinusoidal function that fits a given graph. 
Energy Prices: Working with Piecewise Functions 
Derive a formula for a piecewise function Evaluate & interpret a piecewise function Graph a piecewise function 
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