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Periodic and Piecewise I


"When am I ever going to use this?"

It is a question that has plagued math teachers for decades. Now you can answer the question!

The Make It Real Learning Periodic and Piecewise I collection contains 10 real-world math activities that demonstrate everyday applications of mathematics. From Cell Phone Plan Pricing -Verizon: Investigating Piecewise Functions to Hours of Daylight - Phoenix: Working with Sinusoidal Models, the activities provide learners with valuable life skills in addition to mathematical understanding. Rest assured that each activity integrates real world information not just "realistic" data.


Periodic and Piecewise I Activity Titles

  1. Cell Phone Plan Pricing -Verizon: Investigating Piecewise Functions
  2. Credit Card Balance Transfer #2: Working with Financial Formulas
  3. Credit Card Balance Transfer #3: Working with Financial Formulas
  4. Custom Greeting Cards: Working with Piecewise Functions
  5. Hours of Daylight - Anchorage: Working with Sinusoidal Models
  6. Hours of Daylight - Easter Island: Working with Sinusoidal Models
  7. Hours of Daylight - Perth: Working with Sinusoidal Models
  8. Hours of Daylight - Phoenix: Working with Sinusoidal Models
  9. Hours of Daylight: Using Inverse Trigonometric Functions
  10. The Cost of Entertainment: Working with Piecewise Functions

Standards targeted: Algebra, Data Analysis and Probability

Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12, College

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