Monday
Today we are learning rate of change (slope) through an Inquiry Model lesson.

Tuesday
Today we are learning how to find linear equations through a Direct Instruction lesson.

Wednesday
Today we are learning to solve inequalities through a Concept Development lesson.

Thursday
Today we are learning how to graph linear equations and inequalities through an Integrative Model lesson.

Friday
Today we are learning about creating and analyzing scatter plots through a STAD Cooperative Learning lesson.

Rationale
This is very much a review unit in Algebra 2 (Math3). It acts as the foundation for all the deeper critical thinking to be done in the future. Each of these lessons builds off the one before and makes for a sturdy foundation for future learning. The first lesson teaches students how to analyze changes in data, usually over time, the way one might look at the rate of change in the stock market. You do would not want to buy when it consistently declines. Then, the second lesson comes it and teaches the student how to apply that rate of change to an equation to learn how to predict future values. This coincides with the lesson in inequalities which shows students how functions can have multiple correct solutions. The graphing lesson helps the students visualize what they have been trying to understand so abstractly. This lesson also teaches how to analyze a graph to understand relationships just by looking at the shape of a graph. Finally, we finish with Scatter Plots. They show up to show that not all points of data are pretty and show up neatly prepared on a line for you to find an equation for. Sometimes you must look for clusters and patterns and infer relationships and correlations.
Overall, this is one lifechanging unit, if I say so myself.
Overall, this is one lifechanging unit, if I say so myself.