Functioning in a World of Motion

  • Functioning in a World of Motion

    Juli Dixon, Cynthia Glickman, Terri Wright, Michelle Nimer
    A graduate class on methods of teaching secondary mathematics set out to investigate the roller-coaster questions so that its members could make forming and testing conjectures about the measurement of motion interesting and accessible to students. The goal was to give these teachers the know-how to offer secondary school students opportunities to model real-world phenomena through a variety of functions and to construct and draw inferences from tables and graphs that summarize data from these situations.