Title

Functional Models: Using Functions and Models to Help Students See Connections Between Math and Real Life

Date

5-31-2018 3:00 PM

End Time

31-5-2018 3:20 PM

Location

HWC 204

Session Chair

Cheryl Beaver

Session Chair

Leanne Merrill

Session Title

Mathematics Capstone Project Presentations

Presentation Type

Presentation

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Laurie Burton

Abstract

High school students struggle to see the connections between math and real life. The focus of this project is to strengthen that connection through the use of functions and modeling. Students are tasked with making the connections between functions (linear, quadratic, exponential, and sinusoidal) and the various real life situations that they can model. These models can vary from modeling the motion of a person walking at a constant speed from one place to another, tracking the height of a ball as it is kicked in the air, or the accumulation of space debris in our outer atmosphere.

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May 31st, 3:00 PM May 31st, 3:20 PM

Functional Models: Using Functions and Models to Help Students See Connections Between Math and Real Life

HWC 204

High school students struggle to see the connections between math and real life. The focus of this project is to strengthen that connection through the use of functions and modeling. Students are tasked with making the connections between functions (linear, quadratic, exponential, and sinusoidal) and the various real life situations that they can model. These models can vary from modeling the motion of a person walking at a constant speed from one place to another, tracking the height of a ball as it is kicked in the air, or the accumulation of space debris in our outer atmosphere.