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46 pages
(10 activities)

# Introduction

The Make It Real Learning Quadratic Functions II workbook focuses on real-world situations that may be effectively analyzed using quadratic function models. This book suits best high school algebra.

From the age when men first get married to the population of South America, learners get to use mathematical modeling in meaningful ways. Each activity integrates real world information, companies, and issues (e.g. Mars Pathfinder, sales of gaming software, bat weight versus ball speed, Mitsubishi 3000 twin-turbo), 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 real-world 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 class-wide discussions.

As a ready-resource for teachers, the workbook also includes completely worked-out 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.

## Quadratic Functions II Activity List

Activity TitleMathematical Objectives
Growing Gardens:
Jumping Dogs:
Writing a quadratic function in the vertex form
Use an graph a quadratic function
South America Population:
Use and graph a quadratic function
Cooking a Turkey:
Calculate and interpret average rates of change
Create a scatterplot Use quadratic regression
Men Getting Married:
Interpret and use a quadratic function as a model
Electronic Gaming Sales:
Working with Quadratic and Exponential Functions
Using quadratic function as a model
Interpreting and comparing a quadratic and exponential function models
Bat Weight, Swing/Ball Speed:
Working with Quadratic and Linear Functions
Interpret a linear function model in this context
Mars Pathfinder:
Interpet and use the graph of the function
Falling Objects:
Use a quadratic function in a context
Relate questions about the falling object with function notation
Engine Horsepower:
Create a scatterplot
Determine whether a linear or quadratic function is the best model for the data
Use an interpret a quadratic function in this context

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