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Understand a situation presented on a graph by analyzing the key features

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.HSF-IF.B.4
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.HSF-IF.B.5
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP6
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7
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Big Ideas: It is essential to know and understand the key features on a graph in order to understand the situation the graph is communicating. This lesson builds on interpreting functions that model a relationship between two quantities. The task has students examining a graph with no labels and axis numbers, only a series of lines that are positive, negative, increasing and decreasing are various rates. Students will work in groups of two and create a story that matches that graph. Their story must match the key features of the graph. This builds toward understanding and applying functional relationships including; increasing and decreasing slopes, positive, negative, intercepts and periodicity. Vocabulary: Increasing, decreasing, rate, slope, positive, negative, relative maximum, relative minimum, intercept, periodicity
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