Clusters should not be sorted from Major to Supporting and then taught in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.

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MAFS.912.FLE.1.1
 Test Item #: Sample Item 1
 Question:
The graph shows T, the temperature of water, in degrees Celsius, in a test tube after m minutes of an experiment.
Drag a label to each box to correctly identify the type of rate of change between temperature and time on each part of the graph.
 Difficulty: N/A
 Type: GRID: Graphic Response Item Display
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Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast
No need to sugar coat it: making candy involves math and muscles. Learn how light refraction and exponential growth help make candy colors just right!
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This problem solving task asks students to predict and model US population based on a chart of US population data from 1982 to 1988.
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This simple conceptual problem does not require algebraic manipulation, but requires students to articulate the reasoning behind each statement.
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The coffee cooling experiment is a popular example of an exponential model with immediate appeal. The model is realistic and provides a good context for students to practice work with exponential equations.
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In the task "Carbon 14 Dating" the amount of Carbon 14 in a preserved plant is studied as time passes after the plant has died. In practice, however, scientists wish to determine when the plant died, and as this task shows, that is not possible with a simple measurement of the amount of Carbon 14 remaining in the preserved plant.
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This task provides an interesting context to ask students to estimate values in an exponential function using a graph.
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Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast
No need to sugar coat it: making candy involves math and muscles. Learn how light refraction and exponential growth help make candy colors just right!
Type: Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast
ProblemSolving Tasks
This problem solving task asks students to predict and model US population based on a chart of US population data from 1982 to 1988.
Type: ProblemSolving Task
This simple conceptual problem does not require algebraic manipulation, but requires students to articulate the reasoning behind each statement.
Type: ProblemSolving Task
The coffee cooling experiment is a popular example of an exponential model with immediate appeal. The model is realistic and provides a good context for students to practice work with exponential equations.
Type: ProblemSolving Task
In the task "Carbon 14 Dating" the amount of Carbon 14 in a preserved plant is studied as time passes after the plant has died. In practice, however, scientists wish to determine when the plant died, and as this task shows, that is not possible with a simple measurement of the amount of Carbon 14 remaining in the preserved plant.
Type: ProblemSolving Task
This task provides an interesting context to ask students to estimate values in an exponential function using a graph.
Type: ProblemSolving Task
This problemsolving task asks students to describe exponential growth through a realworld problem involving the illegal introduction of fish into a lake.
Type: ProblemSolving Task