Lesson plan

Analyze graph accuracy by comparing linear and nonlinear situations

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.8.F.B.5 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/F/B/5
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP4 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP4

You have saved this lesson plan!

Here's where you can access your saved items.

Content placeholder

or to view additional materials

You'll gain access to interventions, extensions, task implementation guides, and more for this lesson plan.

Big Ideas: Graphs of linear functions do not always represent real-world phenomenon accurately. In this lesson students use scenarios to compare the accuracy of a linear graph to that of a nonlinear graph. Students are given a real-world scenario and two different possible graphs -- one linear and one nonlinear. They are then asked to determine the reasonableness of a linear model in comparison to the nonlinear model. Special Materials: Ruler or Straightedge