Modeling the motion of a speeding car or the growth of a Jactus plant, teachers can use six practical tips to help students develop quantitative reasoning.

Grades: 9th to 12th

Functions

Algebra

Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Models

Building Functions

Interpreting Functions

Creating Equations

Seeing Structure in Expressions

HSA-SSE.B.3c, HSA-CED.A.1, HSA-CED.A.2, HSA-CED.A.3, HSF-IF.B.6, HSF-IF.C.7e, HSF-IF.C.8b, HSF-BF.A.1a, HSF-LE.A.1a, HSF-LE.A.1c

A task using multiple representations helps students write explicit algebraic equations.

Grades: 9th to 12th

Functions

Algebra

Building Functions

Interpreting Functions

Creating Equations

HSA-CED.A.1, HSA-CED.A.2, HSA-CED.A.3, HSF-IF.A.3, HSF-BF.A.1a, HSF-BF.A.2