MA.912.F.1.3

Calculate and interpret the average rate of change of a real-world situation represented graphically, algebraically or in a table over a specified interval.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Instruction includes making the connection to determining the slope of a particular line segment.
General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 912
Strand: Functions
Date Adopted or Revised: 08/20
Status: State Board Approved

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This benchmark is part of these courses.
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Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
MA.912.F.1.AP.3: Given a real-world situation represented graphically or algebraically, identify the rate of change as positive, negative, zero or undefined.

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Formative Assessments

Pizza Palace:

Students are given a table of functional values in context and are asked to find the average rate of change over a specific interval.

Type: Formative Assessment

Air Cannon:

Students are given a graph of an exponential function and are asked to calculate and compare the average rate of change over two different intervals of time.

Type: Formative Assessment

Estimating the Average Rate of Change:

Students are asked to estimate the average rate of change of a nonlinear function over two different intervals given its graph.

Type: Formative Assessment

Identifying Rate of Change:

Students are asked to calculate and interpret the rate of change of a linear function given its graph.

Type: Formative Assessment

Lesson Plans

How Fast Do Objects Fall?:

Students will investigate falling objects with very low air friction.

Type: Lesson Plan

Which Function?:

This activity has students apply their knowledge to distinguish between numerical data that can be modeled in linear or exponential forms. Students will create mathematical models (graph, equation) that represent the data and compare these models in terms of the information they show and their limitations. Students will use the models to compute additional information to predict future outcomes and make conjectures based on these predictions.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorial

Changing Rates:

Learn how to calculate and interpret an average rate of change over a specific interval on a graph in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Perspectives Video: Teaching Idea

Programming Mathematics: Algebra, and Variables to control Open-source Hardware:

If you are having trouble understanding variables, this video might help you see the light.

Download the CPALMS Perspectives video student note taking guide.

Type: Perspectives Video: Teaching Idea

MFAS Formative Assessments

Air Cannon:

Students are given a graph of an exponential function and are asked to calculate and compare the average rate of change over two different intervals of time.

Estimating the Average Rate of Change:

Students are asked to estimate the average rate of change of a nonlinear function over two different intervals given its graph.

Identifying Rate of Change:

Students are asked to calculate and interpret the rate of change of a linear function given its graph.

Pizza Palace:

Students are given a table of functional values in context and are asked to find the average rate of change over a specific interval.

Original Student Tutorials Mathematics - Grades 9-12

Changing Rates:

Learn how to calculate and interpret an average rate of change over a specific interval on a graph in this interactive tutorial.

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Original Student Tutorial

Changing Rates:

Learn how to calculate and interpret an average rate of change over a specific interval on a graph in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

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