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The Make It Real Learning Quadratic Functions II workbook focuses on realworld 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 twinturbo), 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 

Growing Gardens: Using Quadratic Functions  Write a quadratic equation 
Jumping Dogs: Using Quadratic Functions 
Writing a quadratic function in the vertex form Use an graph a quadratic function 
South America Population: Using Quadratic Models 
Interpret a quadratic function Use and graph a quadratic function 
Cooking a Turkey: Working with Quadratic Function Models 
Calculate and interpret average rates of change Create a scatterplot Use quadratic regression 
Men Getting Married: Working with Quadratic Function Models  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 
Create and use quadratic regression Interpret a linear function model in this context 
Mars Pathfinder: Working Graphically with Quadratic Functions 
Quadratic regression Graph a quadratic function Interpet and use the graph of the function 
Falling Objects: Working with Quadratic Function Equations 
Quadratic regression Use a quadratic function in a context Relate questions about the falling object with function notation 
Engine Horsepower: Working with Quadratic Function Modeling 
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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