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ERIC Number: EJ1044576
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
Activities for Students: Predicting Future Gas Prices Using the Standards for Mathematical Practice
Bismarck, Stephen F.; Zelkowski, Jeremy; Gleason, Jim
Mathematics Teacher, v107 n9 p694-696 May 2014
Like many commodities, the price of gasoline continues to rise, and these price changes are readily observed in gas stations' signage. Moreover, algebraic methods are well suited to model price change and answer the student's question. Over the course of one ninety-minute block or two forty-five-minute classes, students build functions and interpret them in context. This article presents the activity, describes its implementation, provides sample student work, and discusses its relationship to the Standards for Mathematical Practice from the Common Core State Standards. Data used in the activity are available at most?ap.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A