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# Make It Real Learning Linear Functions 3 - real-life math workbook

46 pages
(10 activities)

## Introduction

The Make It Real Learning Linear Functions 3 workbook focuses on real-world situations that may be effectively analyzed using arithmetic concepts such as rate of change, linear function, inequality, system of inequalities, and linear programming. This book suits best high school algebra.

From using linear inequalities in shopping clothes to analyzing the break-even point of a vacuum cleaner salesman, learners get to use basic algebra skills in meaningful ways. Each activity integrates real world information, companies, and issues (e.g. Justice clothing, Apple iTunes, thinking like a business owner), 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.

## Linear Functions 3 Activity List

Activity TitleMathematical Objectives
College Tuition:
Working with Rates of Change
Calculate average rate of change
Using average rate of change to estimate
Daily Newspapers:
Working with Linear Function Models
Interpreting a scatterplot
Writing a function and using it
Calculate average rate of change
Using average rate of change to estimate
Music and Games:
Working with Linear Inequalities
Writing simple linear inequalities in one or two variables
Graphing a linear inequality in two variables
Music and Games #2:
Working with Linear Inequalities
Writing a system of linear inequalitites
Solving a system of linear inequalitites graphically
Selling Frozen Treats:
Using the Simplex Method
Using linear programming & simplex method
Selling Frozen Treats #2:
Using the Simplex Method
Using linear programming & simplex method
Shopping on a Budget:
Working with Linear Inequalities
Writing & solving simple linear inequalities
Graphing & solving a linear inequality in two variables
Shopping on a Budget #2:
Working with Linear Inequalities
Writing a system of linear inequalitites
Solving a system of linear inequalitites graphically
Using Linear Programming
Write a linear programming problem and solve it graphically
Vacuum Cleaner Sales:
Working with the Break-Even Point
Write a linear function
Interpret the meaning of its slope, vertical intercept, and horizontal intercept

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